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Re: Camping / charging with 5230

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larkim
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Camping / charging with 5230

Because I drive to work every day, and I got the free car kit with my 5230, the short battery life that I get isn't too much of a problem.

 

However, in the summer I will be away camping in Germany for about 5 days and I don't want to run out of battery.

 

I've seen wind up chargers (reported as all but useless unless all you need is a very short fix of power), AA battery powered chargers (mixed reviews) and even a rechargeable 12V battery with a USB output (not sure whether this would in fact charge the phone).

 

Does anyone have any good solutions for trying to keep a phone battery well charged when I'm not near a mains supply?

 

Matt

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aspergerguy
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Re: Camping / charging with 5230

@larkim

 

Have been using a PowerMonkey for several years and range has now expanded considerably to suit all tastes and pockets:https://powertraveller.com/

Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

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Sage
larkim
Posts: 112

Re: Camping / charging with 5230

Thanks.  I baulked at the powermonkey products based on price, but in the end bought a Tecknet 7000mAh battery with two usb outputs, which is currently merrily charging my 5230.  

 

I would estimate that I should be able to get about 4 or 5 full charges from the Tecknet product (assuming its fully charged in the first place) which should see me through a few days in the wilds.

 

Bought from Amazon for a very reasonable £20 or so.

 

Thank for the suggestion!

 

Matt 

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