Battery Pack For Cell Phone

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Wedgy, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Going on a 5 day backpack hunt and I will be trying out a portable solar cell phone charger for the first time. I use the phone for some pictures as well as filming thru the spotting scope, I don't care for the phone part as there's no reception anyways. I bought one of these cheapy ones from Ebay for $12 and so far it has powered the Labradar for a short range session and recharged my phone 3 times and it still indicates over 3/4 full. The Labradar is heavy on batteries too. Instructions say to charge and fully discharge it twice but so far I haven't been able to fully discharge it. I don't really have much that charges from a USB cord. I just got it Sunday and leave tonight so not a lot of time to mess with it, pretty sure the 80,000mAh is a bit generous, but for $12 it doesn't seem too bad so far, even better if the solar part works. My girlfriend can go thru a cellphone battery like there's no tomorrow so she's the official tester.
    Will give an update when I get back.
    Black 80000mAh Dual USB Portable Solar Battery Charger Power Bank for Cell Phone | eBay
     
  2. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    On the trip it was used 6 times to recharge dead cell phones and still didn't drop below 50%, then we set it in the sun and it was back to 100% charged in 3 hours. It comes with a cord and 5 or 6 common plug type adapters but they can be a little finicky if not positioned just right. Definitely worth the small investment.
     
  3. MNhunter86

    MNhunter86 Well-Known Member

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    For the price I would have never believed that this unit would have been worth the plastic it is made out of. I'm a big fan of bringing an extra battery pack with on camping/fishing/hunting trips for charging various things and it works excellent I think it's a Isound brand one. The one I have is 16000MAH and its always been plenty so 80000MAH just sounds like it would be complete over kill for everything HAHA.
     
  4. ssssnake529

    ssssnake529 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update. Sounds like a bargain.
     
  5. stratofisher

    stratofisher New Member

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    I use a smaller 10,000 mah battery and recharge it during the day with my Suntactics panel. Usually recharge everything at night from the big battery pack.
     
  6. zeroforhire

    zeroforhire Member

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    The best I have found is the dark energy posiedon. Pricey but worth it.
     
  7. WBecker

    WBecker Active Member

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    I can second the Dark Energy Poseidon. Its light weight and very compact. It can also be hung onto your pack while walking and charging.