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KIT FRESH 12000 mAh Portable Power Bank (Grey/Blue/Purple/Pink/Green/Yellow) reduced to £14.99 @ Currys
KIT FRESH 12000 mAh Portable Power Bank (Grey/Blue/Purple/Pink/Green/Yellow) reduced to £14.99 @ Currys

KIT FRESH 12000 mAh Portable Power Bank (Grey/Blue/Purple/Pink/Green/Yellow) reduced to £14.99 @ Currys

~~~~~ Currys Deal of the Day ~~~~~

- Compatible with smartphones
- 12000 mAh
- Charges up to 2 devices at once
- Includes USB to micro USB cable
- Provides up to 6 full charges of a smartphone
- Ultra fast charge, with the Qualcomm quick charge enabled, which is four times quicker than standard chargers
- 6 hours to power up
- Ready to recharge your device wherever you are with this portable battery
- Two devices at once, it is a born multi-tasker and it can charge both; smartphones or tablets, it can charge either kind
- Even if you forget about it, it can standby for ages for last minute emergencies.

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Hair raising price...

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Heat added vassy X)

Original Poster

maccy1

Hair raising price...Heat added vassy X)


Hope you just meant the hair on head

Just ordered thanks

vassy4u

Hope you just meant the hair on head



Most definitely X). Have a fab Friday vassy

Original Poster

maccy1

Most definitely X). Have a fab Friday vassy


Thanks Maccy. Have a nice day..
Edited by: "vassy1" 9th Dec 2016

Ordered. Thanks

This is a pretty good item, and I've been through a fair few power bricks over the years.

Got one to take on holiday and paid 20£ on a "Black Friday" "deal". The fast-charge beats all my wall-chargers (lost my Note 4's original plug), the build quality is really nice, the size to power ratio is bang on compared to what I've had before.

Once fully charged how many iPhones 6/7 does it charge and how long does it takes to give them a full charge? Been after a powerbank for a while and wondering if this is the one to punt on

Original Poster

matwalaboy

Once fully charged how many iPhones 6/7 does it charge and how long does … Once fully charged how many iPhones 6/7 does it charge and how long does it takes to give them a full charge? Been after a powerbank for a while and wondering if this is the one to punt on


6 hours to power up. Roughly 5-6 iPhones you can charge.

vassy4u

6 hours to power up. Roughly 5-6 iPhones you can charge.


Thanks vassy.

One last one - how does it compare to the EC amazon.co.uk/EC-…SZ3 - the latter seems to have almost double the charge for a reasonable price?

matwalaboy

Thanks vassy.One last one - how does it compare to the EC … Thanks vassy.One last one - how does it compare to the EC https://www.amazon.co.uk/EC-Technology-22400mAh-Capacity-Flashlight/dp/B00F5Q4F0U/ref=zg_bs_5520530031_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=55SPC1NEEE46EPHSNSZ3 - the latter seems to have almost double the charge for a reasonable price?



The EC Technology one is fine, but it is (too) big and heavy for regular use - you would probably only want this in a rucksack not your pockets. With 'Kit' you are paying for the brand really but in terms of performance they should be similar. The EC Technology one has also been as low as £14.99 before (when I got mine) so I would say it's overpriced at £22.99 now.

Also, some of the Kit power banks have a proper LED segment display charge remaining meter whereas this one is 4 LEDs, which is fine but gives you much less idea how much power is available.
Edited by: "plewis00" 9th Dec 2016

Good price!

Ordered, thank you

vassy4u

Roughly 5-6 iPhones you can charge.



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Fab. Thanks!!

plewis00

The EC Technology one is fine, but it is (too) big and heavy for regular … The EC Technology one is fine, but it is (too) big and heavy for regular use - you would probably only want this in a rucksack not your pockets. With 'Kit' you are paying for the brand really but in terms of performance they should be similar. The EC Technology one has also been as low as £14.99 before (when I got mine) so I would say it's overpriced at £22.99 now.Also, some of the Kit power banks have a proper LED segment display charge remaining meter whereas this one is 4 LEDs, which is fine but gives you much less idea how much power is available.


Thanks a lot - helpful in deciding which one to go for.

matwalaboy

Thanks vassy.One last one - how does it compare to the EC … Thanks vassy.One last one - how does it compare to the EC https://www.amazon.co.uk/EC-Technology-22400mAh-Capacity-Flashlight/dp/B00F5Q4F0U/ref=zg_bs_5520530031_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=55SPC1NEEE46EPHSNSZ3 - the latter seems to have almost double the charge for a reasonable price?


Different type of cells, more power for the price, here is uk review of the EC power bank on YouTube
Here is a Link for 20000mAH Power Bank Portable External Battery Charger @ £8.85 on Ebay
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I use my power banks for Arduino projects

Edited by: "KuK" 9th Dec 2016

KuK

Different type of cells, more power for the price, here is uk review of … Different type of cells, more power for the price, here is uk review of the EC power bank on YouTubeHere is a Link for 20000mAH Power Bank Portable External Battery Charger @ £8.85 on Ebay


So we are saying this is better than the EC then? Sorry, I have never used these things so leaning a bit on the expertise of people here

Noooooooo ! Watch the video, this guy knows his power banks.


matwalaboy

So we are saying this is better than the EC then? Sorry, I have never … So we are saying this is better than the EC then? Sorry, I have never used these things so leaning a bit on the expertise of people here



Personally, I would buy [https//ww…nk]TOMO Power Bank holder available 2/3/4 cells and get some original Samsung 18650 batteries.
Edited by: "KuK" 9th Dec 2016

OK deal if you want to use a UK brand but not the best value for a power bank even at this price

ollie87


5-6 iPhones, charge roughly you can.

plewis00

The EC Technology one is fine, but it is (too) big and heavy for regular … The EC Technology one is fine, but it is (too) big and heavy for regular use - you would probably only want this in a rucksack not your pockets. With 'Kit' you are paying for the brand really but in terms of performance they should be similar.



What may not be too apparent but always buy from a reputable source, the cells in these (probably 18650) are made and then tested, and then put in the to various classes, in terms of capacity.

A 18650 is a 6cm \ 2cm diameter tube, so this Kit box (170 x 96 x30) is most likely made up of cells in a 2 x 4 array giving 8 cells. Even the best 18650s only go up to around the 3400 MAH range so they are probably using 1500/1800 MAH cell.

The EC one is probably a similar layout as its a similar size, using 2800 mAH cells, again perfectly reasable.

Decent quality 18650s in the 2400 to 3200 range from £6 to £10 retail each depending on brand and if they have a protection circuit. While people like EC and Kit will get a bulk discount be very, very wary of anyone claiming huge capacities but low price on power banks, the chances are they have simply re wrapped the cells with a fake capacity, I've cells that are labelled 5300Mah which a joke, they are more like 800mah (Yes I knew they would be crap as they were really cheap at the time, far to cheap to be the claimed capacity).

Remember what happened with the EE powerbanks, these devices hold a lot of charge in a small package, don't scrimp on safety buying the cheapest think on Ebay, spend a little more with a shop that less likely to have clones or knock off versions that have been tested.

Great price tempted but might hold of as Iv heard this one is dropping to £16.20 on Monday for a flash 4 hour sale

amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481280051&sr=8-1π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=RAVPower

Source: email from Ravpower support

Same price on Amazon but currently OOS

matwalaboy

So we are saying this is better than the EC then? Sorry, I have never … So we are saying this is better than the EC then? Sorry, I have never used these things so leaning a bit on the expertise of people here



There is always a trade off between power and portability, but you need to get what is right for you, and the most powerful is not necessarily the right one. Example, I have a number of these in different formats. I have a 20,000mah Anker and it is a beast. It will power my phone a number of times over, BUT, it is way too heavy for me to carry around in my pocket for adhoc use. I also have a much smaller Lenovo at only 5,000mah, BUT this thing is so slim it isn't much bigger than a credit card (A bit, but not that much), and it is shaped like a credit card and is slim and flat and will power my phone fully 1.5 times.

Now, my phone will last most of the day on a full charge, so I can pretty much guarantee that even with heavy usage, my smaller lighter less powerful Lenovo will do what I need it to do, so anything else more than that it is overkill and a pain to carry round. It fits in my pocket without me even noticing it is there, so is my first choice almost every time.

So the moral of my long winded story is just be aware of what you actually want it for, do the comparisons, and avoid paying for something extra that you won't necessarily actually use, or would in fact be a pain to use.

Oh by the way, standard rule of thumb is that you will only ever get about 70% of the stated power, so if it says 12,000 you can probably bank on getting circa 8,500, or if it says 10,000 you will probably get circa 7,000. Just the way it is. If it says 10,000 you get 7,000, so if your phone is 3,500 you will get 2 full charges out of it. Rough and ready calcs only but generally in the right ballpark.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 9th Dec 2016

gavin1

the chances are they have simply re wrapped the cells with a fake … the chances are they have simply re wrapped the cells with a fake capacity,


A friend passed me an iphone battery case.
The case had '1700mah' written on it. Took it apart and the battery it's self had 1200mah on it.
Bet that was a lie too.

Keep meaning to get a 18650 holder with USB charger as got a few decent ones.

gavin1

What may not be too apparent but always buy from a reputable source, the … What may not be too apparent but always buy from a reputable source, the cells in these (probably 18650) are made and then tested, and then put in the to various classes, in terms of capacity. A 18650 is a 6cm \ 2cm diameter tube, so this Kit box (170 x 96 x30) is most likely made up of cells in a 2 x 4 array giving 8 cells. Even the best 18650s only go up to around the 3400 MAH range so they are probably using 1500/1800 MAH cell.The EC one is probably a similar layout as its a similar size, using 2800 mAH cells, again perfectly reasable.Decent quality 18650s in the 2400 to 3200 range from £6 to £10 retail each depending on brand and if they have a protection circuit. While people like EC and Kit will get a bulk discount be very, very wary of anyone claiming huge capacities but low price on power banks, the chances are they have simply re wrapped the cells with a fake capacity, I've cells that are labelled 5300Mah which a joke, they are more like 800mah (Yes I knew they would be crap as they were really cheap at the time, far to cheap to be the claimed capacity).Remember what happened with the EE powerbanks, these devices hold a lot of charge in a small package, don't scrimp on safety buying the cheapest think on Ebay, spend a little more with a shop that less likely to have clones or knock off versions that have been tested.



I agree with you but both these power banks are pretty reputable - EC Tech or Kit don't make ridiculous power claims for the money, like some, e.g. ebay.co.uk/itm…284?var=&hash=item360de433e4:m:mIEGZF6ulbTNqujwD2yf4zg

I believe most power banks are 18650 apart from the ultra-thin ones that use custom LiPo cells. I don't think anyone reading this thread has to feel under threat from EC Technology or Kit (other than basic risks that exist with all Lithium batteries, even the very best).

Cold. These are very pricey for the power available. Shop elsewhere. get a much better power bank for less. I've just paid £18 for 20000mAh

xfaxfa

Cold. These are very pricey for the power available. Shop elsewhere. get … Cold. These are very pricey for the power available. Shop elsewhere. get a much better power bank for less. I've just paid £18 for 20000mAh



Does it have Quick Charge 2.0? Are you confident it's actually 20000mAh and not telling fibs?

Most of my powerbanks are by Anker & RavPower solid units units

Ordered, thanks!

Wow need one for my lad but seen these lot cheaper before im sure!!!! but if these reliable??? Need to fit in his man bag though;)

mrfun1981

Great price tempted but might hold of as Iv heard this one is dropping to … Great price tempted but might hold of as Iv heard this one is dropping to £16.20 on Monday for a flash 4 hour sale https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00OJXVDAU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481280051&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=RAVPowerSource: email from Ravpower support



Wow that looks good would be very interested in that, BUT recent reviews are not good at all!!!!
Edited by: "hkphooey" 9th Dec 2016

Does it support pass-through charging? (Charging the device while the power bank is charging from from a mains charger:
Mains charger -> Power Bank -> Device)

looks good for the price. I have a smaller kit power brick and it's really good. considering this as an upgrade due to the qc on it....

plewis00

I agree with you but both these power banks are pretty reputable - EC … I agree with you but both these power banks are pretty reputable - EC Tech or Kit don't make ridiculous power claims for the money.



Sorry Me being unclear, many of the big brands get copied, the "real" ones are fine, but there are many, many places that are selling knock off copies of these reputable brands. Your best defence is to buy from a reputable shop, its not perfect but saving a little money isn't worth the risk..

Same price instore?

Looks good value for the money and UK
Edited by: "n0chex" 9th Dec 2016

gavin1

Sorry Me being unclear, many of the big brands get copied, the "real" … Sorry Me being unclear, many of the big brands get copied, the "real" ones are fine, but there are many, many places that are selling knock off copies of these reputable brands. Your best defence is to buy from a reputable shop, its not perfect but saving a little money isn't worth the risk..



Yes - that's very true; Kit and EC Technology are solid brands but probably not big enough to warrant copying, is that what you meant?
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