20160121 I Wonder If +Benson Leung Has Taken A L

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2016-01-21 11:37:19-0500 – Updated: 2016-01-21 11:37:19-0500I wonder if +Benson Leung has taken a look at any of these USB Battery Packs to see if they are safe. I am so tempted to hit the Buy Now button to keep my Pixel C Topped off when away from power for long periods of time.


Amazon.com: [Quick Charge 3.0] RAVPower 20100mAh External Battery Pack QC 3.0 Technology; USB-C/Type-C Port; for Phones, Tablets and more: Cell Phones & Accessories

Shared with: Public, Benson Leung+1’d by: Carl Draper, Adam Outler, Eddie DanielsMaster Decker – 2016-01-21 12:56:31-0500I had one, up until this last Monday when it was stolen from me at work. I loved it. Never an issue.Benson Leung – 2016-01-21 23:47:17-0500I have both packs. They are both well designed. Use a C to C cable for best fastest results.Matthew Roberts – 2017-01-27 12:42:26-0500 – Updated: 2017-01-27 12:48:48-0500I used the microUSB cable that came in the box with an Aukey PA-T9 charger (been using for a while and was fine) and it made the Aukey get very warm and then died after 10 minutes (overheat protection presumably).

I notice the RAVPower says 5V~12V/2A for microUSB but a much lower 5V/3A for Type-C.

The charger in the box can do 9V-12V/2A but most of the chargers I see on Amazon max out at 9-12V/1.5A am I right in thinking the RAVPower’s microUSB port can damage chargers unless they can provide 9V-12V/2A? Electronics isn’t my expertise.

Also while the pack itself is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 certified, the charger that comes in the box is not.

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