By Usman Haq
Power banks are absolutely the number one charging electronic, and that’s because using USB wall chargers to charge our devices is something that is way too limiting. We simply don’t’ have the time to just stay in a single place to charge our devices. Power banks are portable chargers that are able to go with us anywhere and the best thing about them is that there are lots of different types.
The reason for that is because there are many companies that sell power banks and that has resulted in quite a lot of innovation happening. Power banks are the perfect charging electronic for traveling purposes because if you’re headed out to explore, you always want your smartphone or another device to stay charged up; and no one wants to stay in their hotel room waiting for their devices to recharge.
These are the best types of power banks that you can take on your travels and they’re going to be the most reliable.
Power banks that are very small
It’s somewhat difficult putting power banks that are small on this list because Mini power banks are ones that have low power capacities. A low power capacity basically means that the power bank is only able to charge a smartphone once or twice at most and then it needs to be recharged. However, that’s what most people need as all they need is to recharge is their smartphone. If that’s the case for you, then Mini power banks are the best option.
Another reason that it’s best for traveling, is because these power banks are VERY small. So small that they’re able to fit into your pocket or you can hold them while your recharge your smartphone. If you want the basics of portability, and what it really means to own a portable charger, then a power bank with a low power capacity will be the best option.
Larger power banks with High power capacities
If you’re traveling for leisure or even for work, then power banks that have high power capacities are going to be quite beneficial as well. The reason for that is because a high power capacity is able to charge most smartphones, tablets and even some laptops to their full power a few times. It’s perfect if you’re using lots of devices at once while traveling and the power bank may not even need a recharge for your entire trip because they have power capacities that are within the 20,000mAh+ range.
With that said, these types of power banks are also quite large and as a result, they’re not easy to place into a pocket; they’re also quite heavy. However, the powering capabilities such as having many charging ports, and how they’re able to charge lots of devices at once can be helpful if your smartphone and other devices are low on power. Your Low power anxiety is able to disappear with power banks like these.
Power banks with built-in cables
No matter what charging electronic you’re using, you’re going to need a charging cable. When it comes to power banks, having a charging cable is something that you usually have to remember to get and forgetting one basically leaves you with a useless piece of portable power.
That is why there are power banks that have their own built-in cables and that means there’s no need to use an external cable. In addition to having just a single cable, these types of power banks can have much more. Such as having: two built-in cables to recharge your devices, a USB port to use any charging cable with, and also a built-in method to recharge the power bank. The built-in method to recharge a power bank usually include an AC Adapter or a USB cable.
The best reason to get a power bank that has an AC Adapter to recharge the power bank is because it basically absolves the need to use a USB wall charger since the power bank is basically the USB wall charger.
Rugged Power banks
Most electronics are fragile and this is true for power banks. When you’re traveling, things can be moving quite fast and with all commotion of seeing new sites and people. Suddenly, your power bank drops and it’s damaged. You longer have a source of portable power.
That is why it can be helpful to own Rugged power banks. Power banks that are Rugged have lots of reinforcements and that means that they’re able to be shockproof and survive falls onto the hard ground. These tough power banks are also waterproof. With that said, different Rugged power banks have different Enclosure levels. You must know the Enclosure level that a power bank has, so you know how much water exposure it can handle before the water reaches the structure.
With all that said, if you want to explore more and worry less about your power bank dropping and getting damaged; then Rugged power banks are the carefree portable charging option.
Hey there, my name is Usman Haq. I’m currently an Engineering student and write about tech blogs in my spare time. I am the owner of ChargerHarbor.com. A website for reviews, tips, and news about all things charging electronic related.
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