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    Interested in replacing my heavy phone charger with a much lighter one that will still give me two or three charges.
    What do you use and/or what would you recommend ?
    Thanks for your help,

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    Depends on your phone.

    Get something by Anker.

    I have several batteries the largest is 10,000 mah. I've never actually needed more than 5,000 on the trail. I can make that last over a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Depends on your phone.

    Get something by Anker.
    I have the 10K milli amp or whatever it's called. Cheap, light and gives me a few charges.

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    I have an IPhone 6.

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    The iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery, so a 10,000 mAh battery pack will give you at least 3 charges, probably 4.

    Highly recommend the Anker line. All of theirs are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soumodeler View Post
    The iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery, so a 10,000 mAh battery pack will give you at least 3 charges, probably 4.

    Highly recommend the Anker line. All of theirs are great.
    +1 on the Anker. The 10K will serve you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Depends on your phone.

    Get something by Anker.

    I have several batteries the largest is 10,000 mah. I've never actually needed more than 5,000 on the trail. I can make that last over a week.
    +1

    You will never be more than 5 days away from your next AC outlet where you can plug in your phone, so 2 charges is more than enough. 5000 will give you that


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    I've had good luck with the Select Series ones from Monoprice. I carry the 4000 mAh version and can usually get almost 2 charges out of it. Weighs 4 oz.

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    Thanks everyone for your help.
    Just ordered an Anker 5000 amh . $ 17 on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shae View Post
    +1 on the Anker. The 10K will serve you well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tawa View Post
    Thanks everyone for your help.
    Just ordered an Anker 5000 amh . $ 17 on Amazon.
    Good choice.


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    I have an Anker 10050 that does quickcharge, weighs 8oz. I just bought an Anker Slim 5000 that doesn't do QC, but only weighs 4 oz.

    Anker is good.
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    Since my phone is Quickcharge 3.0, I bought a 10,000 MaH dual usb port power bank. One output is QC 3.0 and the other is 2.1A. The bank itself charges by QC 3.0 either by Micro USB or USB "C" input. Also has a digital remaining charge balance readout. I see a lot of vloggers on YouTube going with 20,000 MaH Anker products. I plan on rationing the use of my phone (pictures, some vids, AT Guide reference and an occasional phone call, but no data) as I'm taking a small MP3 player with radio along too. I'll do uploads in towns along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawa View Post
    Thanks everyone for your help.
    Just ordered an Anker 5000 amh . $ 17 on Amazon.
    That's the one I took on my thru attempt. Was perfectly sufficient to get a charge for my phone between towns. A lot will depend on your phone usage. I just used mine for photos, texting those photos, Guthook and the occasional phone call for a lodging reservation/shuttle. Most of the time the phone was in airplane mode, with the screen at the dimmest setting. I also carried a Kindle for my reading habit.

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    For anyone still looking, I have had excellent experience w/ the Crave battery charger. It works with any USB:

    https://www.amazon.com/Crave-Travel-.../dp/B00JSFYWFW
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    I just got the newer Anker fusion.

    2 port USB charger wall charger and 5,000 maH bank all in one unit.

    So far like it as much as my 10,000 Anker bank.

    It was nice consolidating two pieces of kit into one. Bought Anker cables to go with it.

    Imo. Worth it for an on the go thru hiker/traveler

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfoxengineering View Post
    I just got the newer Anker fusion.

    2 port USB charger wall charger and 5,000 maH bank all in one unit.

    So far like it as much as my 10,000 Anker bank.

    It was nice consolidating two pieces of kit into one. Bought Anker cables to go with it.

    Imo. Worth it for an on the go thru hiker/traveler

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    https://www.anker.com/products/varia...-5000/A1621011

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