USB Powerbank £1 @ Poundland
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USB Powerbank £1 @ Poundland

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LocalFound 8th Jun 2017
Charges via USB then becomes a portable backup recharging solution. Recharge your phone etc when on the move
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I had one of these and found them to be quite poor at charging modern phone. Output tended to be around 500mA at best and not for long.

However, as a source for electronic projects, you can't fault it; the charging circuit is removable as is the 18650 battery.

I haven't tested for sure, but it should be good enough to power a raspberry pi 0 for a short while.

So hot for the bits alone.
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thekanester

I had one of these and found them to be quite poor at charging modern … I had one of these and found them to be quite poor at charging modern phone. Output tended to be around 500mA at best and not for long.However, as a source for electronic projects, you can't fault it; the charging circuit is removable as is the 18650 battery. I haven't tested for sure, but it should be good enough to power a raspberry pi 0 for a short while.So hot for the bits alone.




I am going to try it with an RPi project in mind
It'll have one of their crappy rechargeable batteries inside.
Charged 25% of my mobile phone before it gave up. So for £1 it's not too bad.
Don't think of it as something to charge your phone, just as something to keep you going when your phone batter is low. Should give you a couple hours of talk time or enough juice for your commute home
Edited by: "mrew42" 9th Jun 2017
Magnets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV075xPrXvs



I think this is so old it's no longer relevant.
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errrr, first charge gave me an extra 20%. Not bad for a quid
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