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Anker Astro3 10000mAh Multi-voltage External Battery Pack for $40 + FSSS @ Amazon

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Last Edited by widgit March 11, 2013 at 10:10 PM
The Anker Astro3 10000mAh external battery pack [amazon.com] is currently available for $39.99 with Free Super Saver shipping on Amazon from seller AnkerDirect.

Note that this is the multi-voltage Astro3 not the Astro3e. The difference is that the Astro3 has a 9/12 V output in addition to the regular USB outputs on the Astro3e. This allows it to charge a wider variety of devices.

According to camelcamelcamel, this is the lowest price it has ever been by $10.

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My bad. My search for "Anker Astro" didn't pick that up. Apparently I needed to search for "Anker Astro3" specifically because Astro and Astro3 are different terms according to the search results.

At least there's a link for newegg.com for those that don't want to buy from Amazon.
Last edited by ahself March 14, 2013 at 08:16 AM
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multi-voltage? why would you need anything besides 5V? just wondering..
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multi-voltage? why would you need anything besides 5V? just wondering..
To charge other items that might not be USB compatible.

From Amazon's product description:
9V / 12V Optional Voltage Compatible With:
Tablets / Digital Cameras / DV Recorders / PSP / NDS, NDSL
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To charge other items that might not be USB compatible.

From Amazon's product description:
9V / 12V Optional Voltage Compatible With:
Tablets / Digital Cameras / DV Recorders / PSP / NDS, NDSL
hm, fair enough, but the PSP uses 5V, the DS (at least, the DS, DSLite, and DSiXL) uses 5V, and all tablets ive ever seen use 5V usb.

not arguing, i just think the manufacturer is silly.
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Quote from ahself View Post :
To charge other items that might not be USB compatible.

From Amazon's product description:
9V / 12V Optional Voltage Compatible With:
Tablets / Digital Cameras / DV Recorders / PSP / NDS, NDSL
Can it power a laptop? I wonder if I have to choose the bigger brother of this twice the price. On one of the connecter pictures it does show "6pcs laptop tips", does that mean it the voltage will work for laptop?

What about this, 12000mAh with 4x USB output, same price: http://www.amazon.com/12000mAh-Ex...B008YRG5JQ
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in for 1!
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Quote from ahself View Post :
To charge other items that might not be USB compatible.

From Amazon's product description:
9V / 12V Optional Voltage Compatible With:
Tablets / Digital Cameras / DV Recorders / PSP / NDS, NDSL
In fact, as I mentioned in the previous thread about this, you can even use it to power devices that were originally meant to be plugged in and don't have a battery at all. So now my kids can watch our in-car dual-screen DVD player on an airplane.

Also, although most new things are going with USB, some people still have older devices that came with their own charging/power brick.
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hm, fair enough, but the PSP uses 5V, the DS (at least, the DS, DSLite, and DSiXL) uses 5V, and all tablets ive ever seen use 5V usb.

not arguing, i just think the manufacturer is silly.
laptop maybe? though laptop mostly use 19V now. Anyone know if the 12v output of this battery can power most laptop? I like the fact this came with 2 usb output whereas the bigger 20000mAh version only has one 5v usb next to high voltage DC output.
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Can it power a laptop? I wonder if I have to choose the bigger brother of this twice the price. On one of the connecter pictures it does show "6pcs laptop tips", does that mean it the voltage will work for laptop?
I think most laptops use 19 or 20V so you would probably need one of the bigger, more expensive options that go to higher voltages. But you should definitely check the label on your individual device or its charger.

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What about this, 12000mAh with 4x USB output, same price: http://www.amazon.com/12000mAh-Ex...B008YRG5JQ
That only has USB outputs so it would fine if you don't need the 9v/12v output. If you need the higher voltages, there are very few options in this size/price range.
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Not bad at all. I might have to buy this. Was contemplating between the Mophie case though...
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I think most laptops use 19 or 20V so you would probably need one of the bigger, more expensive options that go to higher voltages. But you should definitely check the label on your individual device or its charger.



That only has USB outputs so it would fine if you don't need the 9v/12v output. If you need the higher voltages, there are very few options in this size/price range.
I like the idea of the EasyAcc for its crazy-large 12k mAh capacity for mobile devices, but it kinda sucks that one port is totally useless for the most part (only .5a output) and that for having 4 ports, only one has 2a output. I think the Anker is slightly more attractive as you'll get 2a output on both USB ports, Anker's known for their quality products, and the loss of the 2k mAh, while it stinks, probably won't be much of a problem when you've already got 10k mAh to charge devices as long as its strictly mobile phones and occasionally a tablet (as tablets usually get 2 days easy without plugging in, they aren't very common to plug into something like this). At the end of the day, though, it's really a toss up of personal preference and what you feel is most important for you.
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Quote from jasonm128 View Post :
I think most laptops use 19 or 20V so you would probably need one of the bigger, more expensive options that go to higher voltages. But you should definitely check the label on your individual device or its charger.



That only has USB outputs so it would fine if you don't need the 9v/12v output. If you need the higher voltages, there are very few options in this size/price range.
hmm...sounds like I need both. As they said: "spending like a SDer ...".
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Can it power a laptop? I wonder if I have to choose the bigger brother of this twice the price. On one of the connecter pictures it does show "6pcs laptop tips", does that mean it the voltage will work for laptop?

What about this, 12000mAh with 4x USB output, same price: http://www.amazon.com/12000mAh-Ex...B008YRG5JQ
I think this one would be better based upon the negatives about having 3 - .5amp ports. This one only has 2 ports, one is 1 amp, the other is 2 amp.

http://www.amazon.com/EasyAcc-120...Promotions

Be forewarned, it's 14.4 ounces, so it's not light. Everyone seems to love the Astro3e, but it's currently out of stock. The Astro3e is more expensive, is 12.3 ounces, but can go up to 3 amps on a single connection (3 amp total shared between both ports).
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