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Anker PowerCore II 20000 Portable Power Bank (20,000 mAh Capacity, 3-Port 6A Output w/ PowerIQ Technology, Dual microUSB 4A Input) for $33.49 AC & More + Free Shipping @ Amazon.com

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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. Just received an e-mail blast with these Anker sale items for Memorial Day weekend. The 20,000 mAh Powercore II Model is cheaper than the last generation PowerCore Charger that was a +58 FP Deal earlier this month!

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It's cheaper because it does not include USB-C output, only dual input for charging purposes....still an awesome deal though ....
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Love the dual input charging on the battery pack. I have 2 of these and love them.
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I have the 20k and it is quite a brick. I had the older 20k version and this is a lot bigger to me. I would not buy it again due to the size.
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Snagged one, thanks
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That e1 at 6700mah for the sale price is a good deal. We have the older 5200mah E1 and it's been a great charger. My wife uses it every single day.
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no quick charge. bad products.
yeah agree ! no quickcharge , no deal !
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This is remarkable... I was ready to pull the trigger but thanks to your post, I saved 20 dollars!
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yeah agree ! no quickcharge , no deal !
I think the dual USB inputs make this deal well worth it. I've been looking for a unit that had this for a long time. I can always deal with leaving the battery pack plugged into the phone. I can't stand having to wait for the battery pack to recharge.
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I can't believe this still make these without QuickCharge... As a few folks already mentioned - no QuickCharge in this model, no-go for me.

A good deal for those with older phones that don't support QC.
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I don't quite understand this battery name convention.
The name suggest it's the successor of PowerCore+ / PowerCore.
But it feels like a step back compared to PowerCore+ 20100:
There is no aluminum-alloy case, only 4 stage power led, and even the USB port is limited to 10W per port.
There is no USB-C, no QC 2.0/3.0.
It looks like it's designed for iDevice, but why not integrate a lightning port for input? instead of two microUSB ports.

And you can either have a QC microUSB for quick input or a USB-C PD for quick input.
Why two microUSB ports?
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I don't quite understand this battery name convention.
The name suggest it's the successor of PowerCore+ / PowerCore.
But it feels like a step back compared to PowerCore+ 20100:
There is no aluminum-alloy case, only 4 stage power led, and even the USB port is limited to 10W per port.
There is no USB-C, no QC 2.0/3.0.
It looks like it's designed for iDevice, but why not integrate a lightning port for input? instead of two microUSB ports.
After owning 20+ battery packs. I definitely prefer matte plastic. Glossy is too slippery and scuffs. Aluminum is a dent magnet and causes/receives scuffs. You can't really carry it along without a fabric/mesh case (which defeats ultimate portability). Using technologies such as QuickCharge or Apple's Lightning connector will the manufacturer to pay out additional royalties. QuickCharge also requires extensive testing to prevent hazards.
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Doesn't say anything about the cells used. That's what matters most, isn't it? Is it 18650 or polymer pack? After having a polymer battery explosion experience, no polymer for me.
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Quote from privater
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I don't quite understand this battery name convention.
The name suggest it's the successor of PowerCore+ / PowerCore.
But it feels like a step back compared to PowerCore+ 20100:
There is no aluminum-alloy case, only 4 stage power led, and even the USB port is limited to 10W per port.
There is no USB-C, no QC 2.0/3.0.
It looks like it's designed for iDevice, but why not integrate a lightning port for input? instead of two microUSB ports.

And you can either have a QC microUSB for quick input or a USB-C PD for quick input.
Why two microUSB ports?
There are 3 USB Ports with PowerIQ Technology. Each one is capable of charging up to 5V/3A max. However, the max output for all 3 ports is 5V/6A (30W).

The 2 microUSB Ports you mention are for charging. It includes 2 microUSB cables that you can connect to a standard wall charger that is capable of 5V/2A Per Port. Essentially, it uses both ports to charge at 5V/4A (20W) for the Input. This helps you charge the Power Bank faster than would typically be possible. Even if you had a Quick-Charge Input, it would only be capable of 9V/2A (18W) for the Input.

In regards to the naming structure, I have no idea. I do know that Anker was supposed to introduce new Power Banks with PowerIQ 2.0 Technology this month.

The first one was supposed to be the 10,000 mAh model, according to this article [theverge.com]. It looks like it just arrived: HERE [amazon.com]

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Doesn't say anything about the cells used. That's what matters most, isn't it? Is it 18650 or polymer pack? After having a polymer battery explosion experience, no polymer for me.
Anker's website has a picture of the internals of this Power Bank: HERE [cloudfront.net]

It appears to be LiPo from the picture. I think Anker only uses Panasonic or LG cells for their PowerCore series.
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