Upgrading My Power Banks Due to Overheating

March 14, 2018

When I wrote Power Banks to Keep Devices Juiced Up on the Go last November, I had no plans to get new power banks for myself anytime soon. I had a small one and a large one that served me well. In the last month, that has all changed and I had to replace both. I’ll share some Amazon links below for which I receive a small commission. Both of the products discussed are something I purchased from Amazon are the listed prices.

Let’s start with the “small” power bank. I had received one as a promotional product and I referred to it as the lipstick tube. It was only good for one charge or maybe even less than a full charge. But it was convenient to carry and worked great when needed. Then came a weekend about a month ago when I noticed it was extremely hot to the touch when I was using it. Plus it ran empty far more quickly than I expected. Hey, it was free, but it is time to get a better one.

I got the smaller Anker model I had recommended in that post last November. It has a capacity of 5,000 mAh which gives me around one full charge and still slips in my pocket.

My other power bank held 16,000 mAh and had served me very well. It was far bigger, but was good when I knew I’d need more juice before I could get to a plug. Plus it supported charging two devices at the same time. Then I got an email from Amazon telling me that it was recalled and I had to return it.

I went back to my November post and looked at the big power bank I recommended. It was bigger than what I had, but I wondered if there might be something in the middle that would be a better fit for my needs. That led me to the Anker PowerCore II 20000. It had more capacity, 20100 mAh, than my now recalled power bank and also supported newer standards for really fast charging.

Anker PowerCore II 20000

Anker PowerCore II 20000

I’ve yet to receive the new power bank as I just ordered it this week. There is no doubt it will serve my needs quite well. Regardless of which power bank I’m using, I always carry my ThinkANT Multi Charger in my pocket as it supports my devices and those of friends.

With these three products, I can keep my devices and those of friends charged when on the go. As they used to say in the old American Express ads, “don’t leave home without it!”

Post Discussion


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Kasa Smart Bulb, 1000 Lumens Full Color Changing Dimmable Smart WiFi Light Bulb

Control Your Lighting With Kasa Smart LED Bulbs

Loyal readers know that I'm a huge fan of controlling things in my home via app and voice. I've had Alexa and smart plugs controlling things for at least five years now. Today I'm going to talk about smart bulbs and how they can provide even...

Read More

My Favorites Products Covered in 2022

My Favorites Products Covered in 2022

In 2022 I've covered more than 50 products. Some of those products I've purchased and used and others I haven't. Today I'm going to recap the four products that I purchased and enjoyed the most in 2022. They will be listed in chronological order...

Read More

Sainlogic WiFi Weather Station, 10.2 inch Large Display

Track Your Exact Weather With Sainlogic Weather Station

It sure seems like almost any conversation with someone in a different location involves talking about the weather. While that small talk may not be that important, it can be important to know what is going on in your location. Is it raining?...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

Recent Posts

Web Design Blog

Pro WordPress Help

WordPress Web Design and Maintenance

Graphics Unleashed Donations

Personal Info

Donation Total: $5