Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable Charger Dual USB £21.99 Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon. - HotUKDeals
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Usually £25.99. Down a few quid so I thought I'd share the deal.

Anker's Astro line seem to be one of the best portable chargers out there.

This one has dual USB out and seems a good deal considering a 5600mAh was just over half the price with promo.
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#1
Is this 2nd Generation one?
1 Like #2
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
#3
Has anyone actually used this on a Nook HD+ ? It claims compatibility but my tablet is almost weirdly picky about what will charge it.
#4
I'm a little sceptical about these chargers. If your device only recognises a USB connection it'll only charge at 0.5A when most phones require 1A and tablets usually 2A. It's a quick way to kill the shelf life of your battery! should only be used where no alternative if the same applies here (I don't know haven't used this one) but I know other chargers have this issue.
#5
I bought this a couple of months ago when it was on offer at this price. I wanted a charger to take to a festival and this did the trick. It chargers my iphone 5 about 4/5 times (when in airplane mode). Also charges my 3DS a but only few times.
1 Like #6
bakerman
I'm a little sceptical about these chargers. If your device only recognises a USB connection it'll only charge at 0.5A when most phones require 1A and tablets usually 2A. It's a quick way to kill the shelf life of your battery! should only be used where no alternative if the same applies here (I don't know haven't used this one) but I know other chargers have this issue.

Charging at slower than the maximum possible will damage a battery? Are you talking about the device or the battery pack? Could you please link your sources as it sounds implausible that any damage would be done.
#7
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

could you expand on that please as it is listed as compatible
#9
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

What's the reason for this? You can't put people off like that without giving reasons! If you give a valid reason then people will heed your warning and you'll have saved some people wasting money. Otherwise, no one will listen. I, for one can't think of a logical explanation why it won't charge these tablets, other than something about them needing more voltage. But then my Nexus charges off the USB port on a laptop, which I doubt would put out more than this.
#10
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

The 2 most used common brands that makes it a poo deal if your unable to do all brands!
2 Likes #11
omgpleasespamme
bakerman
I'm a little sceptical about these chargers. If your device only recognises a USB connection it'll only charge at 0.5A when most phones require 1A and tablets usually 2A. It's a quick way to kill the shelf life of your battery! should only be used where no alternative if the same applies here (I don't know haven't used this one) but I know other chargers have this issue.

Charging at slower than the maximum possible will damage a battery? Are you talking about the device or the battery pack? Could you please link your sources as it sounds implausible that any damage would be done.
Charging at lower amps increases the life of your battery :)
But may cause stress and frustration ;)
#12
I've one of these, comes in very useful for my nexus 4, however I had been charging it with with my old phones charger when it wouldn't charge above 3/4. I contacted Anker who told me it needs a 2 Amp charger, while waiting for one, I found unplugging it and plugging it back in again resolved it.
#14
Per the blurb on Amazon - bonus free IPAD mini case as well ! ( if that's of use to you)

Receive 1 Anker® Multi-functional Case for iPad Mini - genuine leather case free when you purchase 1 or more Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable High Capacity Dual-Port External Battery offered by AnkerDirect. Enter code NHF2I8PN at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
#15
Not convinced I would want to connect any of my battery powered kit to a unknown brand £3.49 charger... Anker by comparison is very reputable and well reviewed, but each to their own I guess.
#16
These output more than 0.5A.

I have the second gen one and it charges at 1.5A when the stock charger does 1.2A. 300ma shouldn't have much of an effect of overall battery life.

Fantastic products.
1 Like #17
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

Don't talk BS this will charge any device that can connect via usb cable whether that's 30 pin, lightning, micro 2.0, 3.0. The only difference will be the max amp output for charging which will only influence the speed of charging.
#18

Got that for £16 through Flubit, cheers.
#19
Recommend this instead: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyAcc%C2%AE-10000mAh-Brilliant-Smartphone-Bluetooth/dp/B00H9BEC8E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405079922&sr=1-1&keywords=easyacc

Has a 2.1A output which works with Android devices, it's a bit thinner, and a bit prettier. Works a treat on my Samsung S3.
1 Like #20
BarmyBulldog
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

Don't talk BS this will charge any device that can connect via usb cable whether that's 30 pin, lightning, micro 2.0, 3.0. The only difference will be the max amp output for charging which will only influence the speed of charging.

Asus tablets require a high voltage / Amperage - a generic mains USB charger won't charge them for example.
#21
JonBetts2004
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

What's the reason for this? You can't put people off like that without giving reasons! If you give a valid reason then people will heed your warning and you'll have saved some people wasting money. Otherwise, no one will listen. I, for one can't think of a logical explanation why it won't charge these tablets, other than something about them needing more voltage. But then my Nexus charges off the USB port on a laptop, which I doubt would put out more than this.

I took the quote direct from the product page on Amazon.co.uk . I was looking at buying one but it won't charge my Nexus 7 or my partners Galaxy Tab, so is pointless ofr me and probably lots of other people who own those devices.

Technical Details
10000mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
Charges one device at maximum speed or two at 3A total. Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed, iPad with iOS 5 or 6 at 1.5A, or iPad with iOS 7 at 1A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A).Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
A lightweight, unassuming solution to life's daily power needs (0.59in thick). LEDs display just how much juice you've got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.
Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
Package contents: Anker® Astro 3E External Battery, Micro USB wire, travel pouch, instruction manual



Edited By: trebor on Jul 11, 2014 14:54
#22
I bought one of these and it's a good quality item. Charges my iPhone 5 up to 100% fairy quickly.
#23
I have an Anker and it charges my GFs nexus 7 tab although slower due to lower amp output. I don't know why they are stating otherwise
#24
trebor
JonBetts2004
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

What's the reason for this? You can't put people off like that without giving reasons! If you give a valid reason then people will heed your warning and you'll have saved some people wasting money. Otherwise, no one will listen. I, for one can't think of a logical explanation why it won't charge these tablets, other than something about them needing more voltage. But then my Nexus charges off the USB port on a laptop, which I doubt would put out more than this.

I took the quote direct from the product page on Amazon.co.uk . I was looking at buying one but it won't charge my Nexus 7 or my partners Galaxy Tab, so is pointless ofr me and probably lots of other people who own those devices.

Technical Details
10000mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
Charges one device at maximum speed or two at 3A total. Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed, iPad with iOS 5 or 6 at 1.5A, or iPad with iOS 7 at 1A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A).Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
A lightweight, unassuming solution to life's daily power needs (0.59in thick). LEDs display just how much juice you've got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.
Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
Package contents: Anker® Astro 3E External Battery, Micro USB wire, travel pouch, instruction manual



Hmm ok I've seen it now. I do wonder where that comes from. I wonder if they just mean old Samsung/Asus tablets with proprietary ports. I've tried looking up the reason for this, but they don't give any on the Anker website. Seems a little odd if you ask me.
#25

unbranded generic crap, wouldnt buy it probably doesn't even hold a charge itself let alone charge up a phone!
#26
Providing any device with a lower current feed damages the longevity of the battery. However, using a charger that exceeds the current needed by the device (i.e. using a 2A charger for a device that needs 1A) is not an issue, the device will choose how much it needs to charge successfully, hence trickle charging when nearing 100%. It's the whole "you can always take it away but you can't put it back" (in this case adding a higher current rate) if the output isn't available to start with. Sorry not sure if I explained that well or not, it's been a long week!

If you really want to test it, charge your phone on PC USB for a few weeks, you'll soon notice the battery won't last as long.

Hope that helps, I'm not a regular poster so not sure if you guys will read this or not :)
#27
Sorry didn't quote the question I was answering. I'm responding to omgpleasespamme
#28
I got one of the ankers in the last deal, worked a treat. Just a FYI but ALDI are selling something similar for £14.99
#29
JonBetts2004
trebor
JonBetts2004
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

What's the reason for this? You can't put people off like that without giving reasons! If you give a valid reason then people will heed your warning and you'll have saved some people wasting money. Otherwise, no one will listen. I, for one can't think of a logical explanation why it won't charge these tablets, other than something about them needing more voltage. But then my Nexus charges off the USB port on a laptop, which I doubt would put out more than this.

I took the quote direct from the product page on Amazon.co.uk . I was looking at buying one but it won't charge my Nexus 7 or my partners Galaxy Tab, so is pointless ofr me and probably lots of other people who own those devices.

Technical Details
10000mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
Charges one device at maximum speed or two at 3A total. Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed, iPad with iOS 5 or 6 at 1.5A, or iPad with iOS 7 at 1A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A).Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
A lightweight, unassuming solution to life's daily power needs (0.59in thick). LEDs display just how much juice you've got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.
Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
Package contents: Anker® Astro 3E External Battery, Micro USB wire, travel pouch, instruction manual



Hmm ok I've seen it now. I do wonder where that comes from. I wonder if they just mean old Samsung/Asus tablets with proprietary ports. I've tried looking up the reason for this, but they don't give any on the Anker website. Seems a little odd if you ask me.

My Nexus 7 (ASUS) is very picky with what chargers it will work with. It will charge up from any USB source but will not charge quickly or correctly unless it's charging from the original charger. My partners Galaxy Tab 2 will simply charge or not charge, again depending on charger used.
#30
I use an Anker battery pack to run the security cameras in my car, manage to get atleast 24 hours from a full charge and somehow manages to survive the heat/cold of being in a car!
#31
awesome charger. I have also bought cheaper Chinese alternatives from eBay but they don't have much holding charge after several uses. but this one I bought after rave reviews from a comparison review with other devices. quality device.
#32
bakerman
Providing any device with a lower current feed damages the longevity of the battery.
Rubbish - unless you mean that there isn't enough current to charge the battery and operate the device at the same time, in which case the battery will, of course, be discharging rather than charging!
#33
afroylnt
BarmyBulldog
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

Don't talk BS this will charge any device that can connect via usb cable whether that's 30 pin, lightning, micro 2.0, 3.0. The only difference will be the max amp output for charging which will only influence the speed of charging.

Asus tablets require a high voltage / Amperage - a generic mains USB charger won't charge them for example.
A USB2 port will never have anything other than 5V on it - so it can't possibly require a higher voltage.
#34
STi_prodrive
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

The 2 most used common brands that makes it a poo deal if your unable to do all brands!

Not if you don't have a Samsung or Asus tablet.
#35
That's now £25 unfortunately.
#36
trebor
JonBetts2004
trebor
JonBetts2004
trebor
Seems good if you don't own a Galaxy Tab or Nexus.

Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.

What's the reason for this? You can't put people off like that without giving reasons! If you give a valid reason then people will heed your warning and you'll have saved some people wasting money. Otherwise, no one will listen. I, for one can't think of a logical explanation why it won't charge these tablets, other than something about them needing more voltage. But then my Nexus charges off the USB port on a laptop, which I doubt would put out more than this.

I took the quote direct from the product page on Amazon.co.uk . I was looking at buying one but it won't charge my Nexus 7 or my partners Galaxy Tab, so is pointless ofr me and probably lots of other people who own those devices.

Technical Details
10000mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
Charges one device at maximum speed or two at 3A total. Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed, iPad with iOS 5 or 6 at 1.5A, or iPad with iOS 7 at 1A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A).Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
A lightweight, unassuming solution to life's daily power needs (0.59in thick). LEDs display just how much juice you've got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.
Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
Package contents: Anker® Astro 3E External Battery, Micro USB wire, travel pouch, instruction manual



Hmm ok I've seen it now. I do wonder where that comes from. I wonder if they just mean old Samsung/Asus tablets with proprietary ports. I've tried looking up the reason for this, but they don't give any on the Anker website. Seems a little odd if you ask me.

My Nexus 7 (ASUS) is very picky with what chargers it will work with. It will charge up from any USB source but will not charge quickly or correctly unless it's charging from the original charger. My partners Galaxy Tab 2 will simply charge or not charge, again depending on charger used.

Which version of the Nexus 7 do you have? I have the original 2012 version and it seems to be fine charging from any standard USB cable whether through a computer or a plug socket.
#37

Tried the Lumsing 10kmAh which at the time was £15.99. The battery pack didn't last too long... TeckNet 'feels' like the same sort of company as Lumsing...

That's just my bias, so take it with a pinch of salt!
#38
I own this battery about a year now on my iPhone 5s so can't see any issue with my internal battery. Excellent brand and can charge my iPhone 4/5 times. Really handy and please don't listen some of comment about damaging iPhone battery it's nonsense !!!
#39
pibpob
That's now £25 unfortunately.

Still £18.
#40
Picard123
pibpob
That's now £25 unfortunately.

Still £18.
It was £25 when I posted, but nice it's gone down to £18 again: http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/TeckNet-Dual-Port-Lightning-Sensation-Blackberry/product/B00A0NALHE

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