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Power banks: keeping power close

Power banks are, simply put, portable power sockets. A large battery with a USB port you can use to charge your phones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras and other electronic devices while you are on the road. Very useful! It will enable you to always have a full battery close to charge your phone while you are camping or hiking. However, also at festivals or while on the road a great power bank is indispensable.

Capacity of a power bank

Power banks are often enhanced with a lithium-ion-battery. The terms used to describe the capacity of this type of battery are Ah or mAh: ampere hour or milliampere hour. The average modern smartphone has a battery of approximately 2000-2500 mAh. With a 5000 mAh powerbank you should, as such, be able to charge it twice!

However, don’t forget that both batteries, the ones in a smartphone and a power bank, are protected against under and over-charging. As such, a smartphone with a 2500 mAh battery will always have, for instance, 300 mAh left. Which means you only need 2200 mAh to charge it. At the same time a 5000 mAh power bank will, theoretically speaking, have 500 mAh left which means that not the full 5000 mAh is used.

Looking for a power bank? Always choose quality over price!

Today you can, figuratively speaking, purchase a power bank at any street corner. However, not all power banks are the same. Some are, for instance, of inferior quality. There are even power banks that claim to have capacities they definitely don’t have. In some cases the cheap power banks are considered to be dangerous because an essential part is missing which prevents over and under-charging. Such a powerful lithium-ion-battery can, in extreme cases, explode which is something you definitely don’t want to happen. Fortunately Knivesandtools only sells high-quality products: power banks made by famous brands and manufacturers. Products we have tested ourselves and products we use on a daily basis. It makes us feel safe, how about you?