Ye!! Energy Block - Portable Power Bank £19.99, Maplin
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Ye!! Energy Block - Portable Power Bank £19.99, Maplin

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Found 24th Apr 2017
These have gradually gone down in price from £149.99, to £49.99 and now £19.99 which seems a good price for what it can do.

Some blurb from Maplin -

Compact multifunction power bank which can charge portable devices, some laptops and can even jump start up to 6 litre petrol vehicles

12,000mAh can charge your smartphone up to 7 times

2.1A USB Mobile Phone/Tablet Port and 19V/3.5A Laptop/Notebook charger

Super Bright LED Emergency Flashlight

•\x09Additional 12V/2.0A output for powering small devices such as camping refrigerators

•\x0915 LED Power Indicators

•\x09ON/OFF SWITCH

•\x09Fused Car Jump Starter Leads

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OrribleHarry

So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (100a) up to … So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (>100a) up to 6litres?If that were true which I highly doubt I would not attach that through a skimpy little cable to my phone!! Cold for the ludicrousness of the claimed current....



It starts a car fine if you dont like it simple dont buy it.
Edited by: "cruisecars" 24th Apr 2017
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So it's a power bank which was 149.99? Lol
lucyferror

So it's a power bank which was 149.99? Lol



Yeah crazy price but this is a good one worth this price for sure ~!
Thanks OP ordered x 2
I had one of these before works well and jumps a car easy one of the best power banks that works.

Just check out reviews online
Thankyou twoii,ordered, free standard delivery.
Ordered, thanks!
Ordered one for store collection. Thanks.

Some info:
Review
YouTube Demo
Edited by: "Axino" 24th Apr 2017
Quidco available too
I like that it comes with all the adapters. Ordered and heat added
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cruisecars

I had one of these before works well and jumps a car easy one of the best … I had one of these before works well and jumps a car easy one of the best power banks that works.Just check out reviews online



So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (>100a) up to 6litres?

If that were true which I highly doubt I would not attach that through a skimpy little cable to my phone!!

Cold for the ludicrousness of the claimed current....
OrribleHarry

So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (100a) up to … So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (>100a) up to 6litres?If that were true which I highly doubt I would not attach that through a skimpy little cable to my phone!! Cold for the ludicrousness of the claimed current....



It starts a car fine if you dont like it simple dont buy it.
Edited by: "cruisecars" 24th Apr 2017
OrribleHarry

So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (100a) up to … So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (>100a) up to 6litres?If that were true which I highly doubt I would not attach that through a skimpy little cable to my phone!! Cold for the ludicrousness of the claimed current....



Got similar one off eBay they do jump start ok . Jump leads very short voltage drop not problem with
small cables . Cranking current only needed for very short duration as well
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0scar222

Got similar one off eBay they do jump start ok . Jump leads very short … Got similar one off eBay they do jump start ok . Jump leads very short voltage drop not problem with small cables . Cranking current only needed for very short duration as well



My main concern is a fault scenario involving that amount of short circuit current!!, people pay literary hundreds of pounds for a mobile phone then attach hundreds of amps of Hong Kongs finest to it....
OrribleHarry

My main concern is a fault scenario involving that amount of short … My main concern is a fault scenario involving that amount of short circuit current!!, people pay literary hundreds of pounds for a mobile phone then attach hundreds of amps of Hong Kongs finest to it....



2.1A max through USB.
cant seem to find any now
sattie_c

cant seem to find any now



in store some around but online all sold out
OrribleHarry

My main concern is a fault scenario involving that amount of short … My main concern is a fault scenario involving that amount of short circuit current!!, people pay literary hundreds of pounds for a mobile phone then attach hundreds of amps of Hong Kongs finest to it....



Jump start car with jump leads , charge phone with USB cant see the problem
Cant see what your getting at really just because got battery capable of jump starting car
does not mean going put 100 amps through phone
Axino

Ordered one for store collection. Thanks.Some info:ReviewYouTube Demo



Thanks for the links shame I missed out on this one though
Edited by: "blitzmmccv" 24th Apr 2017
Website search store option doesn't seem tk work
I want one!!!!!!
Cold, doesn't come with nipple adapters.
Aren't these cheaper on Amazon for a higher capacity bank?
lucyferror

So it's a power bank which was 149.99? Lol


Also there was similar one on sale in the states for $199 that was also a wireless charger
antrandles

Aren't these cheaper on Amazon for a higher capacity bank?


I can also buy a 256gb USB stick for £15 on Amazon.

It's not real but...
antrandles

Aren't these cheaper on Amazon for a higher capacity bank?



No
Does it support fast charging? My anker does.
Cheap maplin tat! sorry OP. Cold for me.

I just posted 2 really well priced power banks on here just now, however your post reminded me to share the deals!. So thanks for that!
leedsfan83

Cheap maplin tat! sorry OP. Cold for me.I just posted 2 really well … Cheap maplin tat! sorry OP. Cold for me.I just posted 2 really well priced power banks on here just now, however your post reminded me to share the deals!. So thanks for that!



​It's not cheap tat it works well just ask anyone that has one or uses one!

best power bank at this level much better that most the branded crap we tried loads expensive ones and cheap so don't bother saying unless you have tried your be surprised!
Edited by: "cruisecars" 24th Apr 2017
cruisecars

It's not cheap tat it works well just ask anyone that has one or uses … It's not cheap tat it works well just ask anyone that has one or uses one! best power bank at this level much better that most the branded crap we tried loads expensive ones and cheap so don't bother saying unless you have tried your be surprised!



It's the size of a small house, no quick charge in or out, cheap unknown chinese li-ion batterys and unknown quality with regards to protection . Rather stick with a respected brand that uses quality Panasonic 18650 cells when charging my devices. Each to their own i guess...
leedsfan83

It's the size of a small house, no quick charge in or out, cheap unknown … It's the size of a small house, no quick charge in or out, cheap unknown chinese li-ion batterys and unknown quality with regards to protection . Rather stick with a respected brand that uses quality Panasonic 18650 cells when charging my devices. Each to their own i guess...



Sorry you unfortunately didn't manage to snap one up. Better luck next time
Ahuizotl

I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the … I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the 12000mAh capacity and the 13.8 x 2 x 7.6cm dimensions I presume it's a 6 cell power bank, so 12v would be 2 parallel chains of 3, and even the highest current rated 18650 cells around the 2Ah mark can only safely draw 35A, so I'm suprised they're claiming this can supply over 70APerhaps they're using non-cylindrical lithium batteries like large phone cells to reach that current output



This is almost exactly what I was wondering................. Until I realised I had no idea what I was on about
Edited by: "MeesterX" 25th Apr 2017
At just 12,000ma this isn't particularly good for the price.
Just search amazon for "12,000mAh" and you'll see loads.That's only about 3-4 charges of a smartphone with a 3500mAh battery.

Better yet, search for 40,000mAh and get yourself something worth buying.
Edited by: "FamGuy" 25th Apr 2017
MeesterX

This is almost exactly what I was wondering................. Until I … This is almost exactly what I was wondering................. Until I realised I had no idea what I was on about


Of course it's not cylindrical cells. They are lithium polymer like most, if not all modern day high-drain tech!
Ahuizotl

I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the … I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the 12000mAh capacity and the 13.8 x 2 x 7.6cm dimensions I presume it's a 6 cell power bank, so 12v would be 2 parallel chains of 3, and even the highest current rated 18650 cells around the 2Ah mark can only safely draw 35A, so I'm suprised they're claiming this can supply over 70APerhaps they're using non-cylindrical lithium batteries like large phone cells to reach that current output



Who gives a flying f***?
FamGuy

At just 12,000ma this isn't particularly good for the price. Just search … At just 12,000ma this isn't particularly good for the price. Just search amazon for "12,000mAh" and you'll see loads.That's only about 3-4 charges of a smartphone with a 3500mAh battery. Better yet, search for 40,000mAh and get yourself something worth buying.



yawn i can get around 14 jump starts off this and it charges my phone 7 times fully charged so yes its good and better than others we have tried which have more mah
Ahuizotl

I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the … I'm curious about what kind of cells they use in these. Given the 12000mAh capacity and the 13.8 x 2 x 7.6cm dimensions I presume it's a 6 cell power bank, so 12v would be 2 parallel chains of 3, and even the highest current rated 18650 cells around the 2Ah mark can only safely draw 35A, so I'm suprised they're claiming this can supply over 70APerhaps they're using non-cylindrical lithium batteries like large phone cells to reach that current output



They charge a capacitor to provide the crank current. Obviously the lithium cells don't do this themselves... that is why you have to attach the jump leads to the pack and wait a few seconds for it to be ready.
Apparently the only stock left is in Limerick. Nowhere else
OrribleHarry

So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (100a) up to … So it has enough cold cranking current to start a car (>100a) up to 6litres?If that were true which I highly doubt I would not attach that through a skimpy little cable to my phone!! Cold for the ludicrousness of the claimed current....



It charges a capacitor in the jump leads you attach to the car battery. It does not provide the current direct from the battery pack...

Do you think you use the same cable to charge your phone that you use to attach to the car battery?!

It's like this:
https://podfeet.com/NosillaCast/NC_2014/NC_2014_08_03/powerall5.JPG
Seems out of stock everywhere so why bother bickering the details ..
Or just go to Amazon, pay the same price, and receive a power bank with significantly more battery capacity, happy days
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