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threeighteen
05-07-2015, 05:05 AM
Anybody have any suggestions for a good backup battery with tons of life (ideally will be able to charge the iPad mini at least 2 or maybe 3 times) that won't knock out comm/nav radios (apparently that's an issue with some of them like this one: http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/ipad-iphone-android/charging-accessories/backup-ipad-battery.html)?

Tried using a 14W solar charger and it charged a friends iPad 1, but won't charge my iPad Mini or iPhone 6.


threeighteen
05-07-2015, 05:31 AM
Anybody have experience with Anker? This seems like the answer to my question, great price too...

Amazon.com: Anker Astro E7 Ultra-High Capacity 25600mAh 3-Port 4A Compact Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories (http://amzn.com/B00M3073L4)

GucciBoy
05-07-2015, 05:58 AM
They make good stuff. I have two of their batteries. I use a 13000 mAh one to charge my phone during flights, no issues. Bonus: it has a built-in LED flashlight.


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awax
05-07-2015, 07:35 AM
Anker works great and seem to be a good product. Just don't drop it, bad things happen when you drop it.

flynhighaf23
06-23-2015, 09:28 PM
I went to radioshack and bought a $30 backup battery...haven't used it once, but it's charged and ready to go in case I need it. I don't see the point in buying some fancy expensive "pilot backup battery" when any backup battery works just fine and will be half the price :)

FraxAvi8tor
06-24-2015, 06:52 AM
I have the second generation of the RAVPower external battery (link below) that was recommended to me by an electrical engineer friend. I use it when flying with my iPad Mini and it's now one of the most important things in my flight bag. I picked it up for $29.99 last year when they were having a sale, but would easily pay up to $50 for it again.

http://amzn.com/B00MQSMEEE

threeighteen
06-29-2015, 08:55 PM
I went to radioshack and bought a $30 backup battery...haven't used it once, but it's charged and ready to go in case I need it. I don't see the point in buying some fancy expensive "pilot backup battery" when any backup battery works just fine and will be half the price :)

not "any backup battery" will work "just fine" when it knocks out your radio communications... :rolleyes:

I have the second generation of the RAVPower external battery (link below) that was recommended to me by an electrical engineer friend. I use it when flying with my iPad Mini and it's now one of the most important things in my flight bag. I picked it up for $29.99 last year when they were having a sale, but would easily pay up to $50 for it again.

http://amzn.com/B00MQSMEEE

Looks like a nice option. I'm super happy with the 25600 mAh Anker I bought though, capacity has never left me wanting for more juice. :)



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