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Powerbank tip

Post by dlovett » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:34 pm

If you have a powerbank that has two or more different outputs, here is a tip. I put a piece of duct tap across the 1A port so that I will only plug devices into the higher 2.1A port. My lights won't charge on the 1A Port and the phone's charging is much slower on 1A, as it want's lots of power. The tape stops me screwing up when half asleep at 3am.

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Re: Powerbank tip

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 pm

I’ve given my banks a through soaking with WD40, squirted through the ports. Seems to be working as it’s not died despite getting well damp. Also if using a dynamo use 90deg cables and secure them with gaffa to stop the micro usb getting broken.
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Re: Powerbank tip

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:57 pm

Why is there a 1A port if it is so lame?

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Re: Powerbank tip

Post by dlovett » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:29 am

ZeroDarkBivi wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Why is there a 1A port if it is so lame?
I guess some devices only consume low power? you would think just make all ports high output and let the device draw what it needs?

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Re: Powerbank tip

Post by Lazarus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:57 am

I assume its because the batteries cannot cope with both outputs in use at the higher rating so you get one of each.

Guessing though

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