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    Portable Power Packs

    Really wanting some help with a small lightweight power bank to charge the inreach in the field.

    Any experience shared in this space would be appreciated.

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    There are a couple old threads on here but most of the links no longer work or model no longer available
    Watching with interest.

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    I have just ordered a USB adapter that fits my Bosch 18v batteries. If you have a cordless set look for one for it. I know Makita does one and I think Ryobi not sure about the others.
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    My bach is off grid, and I rely on a Powertech charger. Has 3 USB ports, and 3 12v output ports as well as a 3 pin plug AC outlet. It charges from 240 volts or a solar panel (700 x 400). Weighs 1.5 kg. Bought it from Jaycar. $200 ish without the panel. Brilliant bit of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2post View Post
    I have just ordered a USB adapter that fits my Bosch 18v batteries. If you have a cordless set look for one for it. I know Makita does one and I think Ryobi not sure about the others.
    I bought one of these. They are pretty good. The adaptor has an isolating switch, remember to turn it off when not in use. It will drain the battery even if you are not charging anything. I found out the hard way!
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    Stag if you use 18650 batteries for some of you other gear, have a look at the Nitecore F2 or F4.
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    Virtually the same response as in previous threads. I have an Anker 2010 power bank. Has three USB outputs one of which is a C. Charges my phone and tablet. Powers my Labradar at the range.
    Only change I would maybe make if buying again is Anker have larger capacity units now on the market.

    For vehicle starting I have a Powerall 400a unit which lives in my van. It's not one of the larger capicity units around but I have strated with ease diesel utes, my 4 cylinnder diesel tractor. In fact I have started more other people's vehicles than my own.
    It also has USB outputs but I have never used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Stag if you use 18650 batteries for some of you other gear, have a look at the Nitecore F2 or F4.
    F1/F2 have been discontinued.

    Only the F4 which is out of stock most places and the new F21i which takes 21700 batteries.
    You would need to look for other options to hold 18650 batteries at this stage.

    Nitecore also make 2 powerbanks, one is a small single cell NPB1 5000mAh (RRP $70) and the other is a 10000mAh bank that is ultra light because of carbon fibre but as you can imagine, the price is right up there at RRP $110 per unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    F1/F2 have been discontinued.

    Only the F4 which is out of stock most places and the new F21i which takes 21700 batteries.
    You would need to look for other options to hold 18650 batteries at this stage.

    Nitecore also make 2 powerbanks, one is a small single cell NPB1 5000mAh (RRP $70) and the other is a 10000mAh bank that is ultra light because of carbon fibre but as you can imagine, the price is right up there at RRP $110 per unit.
    nitecore is available on AliExpress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine View Post
    nitecore is available on AliExpress
    so are Carl Zeiss scopes
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Virtually the same response as in previous threads. I have an Anker 2010 power bank. Has three USB outputs one of which is a C. Charges my phone and tablet. Powers my Labradar at the range.
    Only change I would maybe make if buying again is Anker have larger capacity units now on the market.

    For vehicle starting I have a Powerall 400a unit which lives in my van. It's not one of the larger capicity units around but I have strated with ease diesel utes, my 4 cylinnder diesel tractor. In fact I have started more other people's vehicles than my own.
    It also has USB outputs but I have never used them.
    @zimmer i have no idea about these power banks but the brand Anker has come up more then once even Josh James recommends them,
    Can you explain the three usb ports and what does the C mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Whoa.....I was just reading up on the specs of this on Aliexpress.....it's "Earthquake resistance".....Woohoo.....never have I seen any of the cheap line scopes ever off this......this MUST be a genuine Zeiss.......I'm going to race out and get one before everyone else does......and what a steal.....only $74.71...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2post View Post
    I have just ordered a USB adapter that fits my Bosch 18v batteries. If you have a cordless set look for one for it. I know Makita does one and I think Ryobi not sure about the others.
    @2post do you have a link you could post for these please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    difference is nitecore are made in china and are genuine about 25% cheaper from aliexpress
    just saying just because its out of stock here doesn't mean you cant get its easily from the source

    nitecores official AliExpress store shop for yourself https://nitecore.aliexpress.com/stor...63eb3cf8WjnaSW
    Last edited by Carbine; 11-10-2021 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speill View Post
    @2post do you have a link you could post for these please?
    NZ$ 23.46 19%OFF | USB Power Converter Power Adaptor For Bosch 18V 3.0/4.0A Li-ion Battery To Phone Charging Charger Emergency Power Supply
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_mMMyxFY
    It hasn't arrived yet, happy to update when it does.
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