Customer Reviews4.6 / 5.059 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.7 / 5Value4.4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (46)No (4)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMany output choicesI already had a 20,000 back up battery, but it didn’t have the C output. This one is also much thinner than my other 20,000 backup battery. It also has an output specifically for the PJ2 radio, which needs a higher output for transmitting if on backup battery.
Still seems that be a little pricy for this size better.July 8, 2020Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5This has more than enough power. It’s good to know you have this in your bag on long trips.June 18, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNo in-plane charger, No problem!I have used mine now for over 6 months. Expensive for what it is, but just what a pilot needs when flyIng with portable devices in the cockpit. Great on those 5-8 hour cross country flights when there is no place to plug in a charger or if you have an older iPad that does not hold more than a couple hours of charge.
It would be nice if it came with a longer charging cable.May 25, 2020Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLong lastingIt works great. It Charged my iPad up super fast and still had lots of battery left!April 30, 2020Purchased
4 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIt's what the ad says and seems pretty powerful. Plus I like the "non-skid" coating.April 19, 2020Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesApril 19, 2020Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis thing is a beast!A must have. It's got in and outs for any connection you have. You can draw from it and charge all your accessories at the same time using it like an uninterrupted power supply.March 25, 2020Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove it!!!I love it, works really good for traveling. Keeps my IPad and phone charged for a long time, just what I was looking for.February 26, 2020Purchased
5 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat chargerYou can count on this to bring a low charge iPad up to full charge while operating . This is a must have itemFebruary 2, 2020Purchased
1 year ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 28 questions Browse 28 questions and 37 answersWhat is the total charge time when charged via USB-C?BEST ANSWER: The lighting cable will take approximately 12 hours to charge. the USB-C and Micro Micro will charge in approximately 7 hours.Does this battery backup support passthrough charging. Will it power a device and charge the battery at the same time?BEST ANSWER: Yes. For example, I flew from Centennial Airport (KAPA) to Eagle (KEGE) and had my iPad both plugged into the charger and also had the screen on bright the entire flight. When I landed my iPad battery was at a higher charge than when I started. Whoever said this thing can't charge an iPad with the iPad running is incorrect. Charging a device in use us the whole point of this thing.Does it come with a charger?BEST ANSWER: Includes micro USB charging cable. It does not include a charging plug but will work with any USB charger.Will it pass TSA inspection?BEST ANSWER: According to a TSA FAQ:
Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium). Passengers may carry all consumer-sized lithium ion batteries (up to 100 watt hours per battery). This size covers AA, AAA, cell phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, handheld game, tablet, portable drill, and standard laptop computer batteries. The watt hours (Wh) rating is marked on newer lithium ion batteries and is explained in #3 below. External chargers are also considered to be a battery.
This battery pack is rated at 74wH so is under the 100wH limit. It should be OK.If my IPad battery is reaching the end of its life, will this gadget by-pass the dead battery and still allow me to use my iPad, or will it only re-charge a good battery ?BEST ANSWER: No, the iPad battery will need to accept a charge for this to work. The iPad does not power directly from the external power source.Being a lithium-ion battery, will Sporty’s ship it to Australia?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can not be shipped outside of the US due to regulations concerning shipping batteries.Is the manual available online? I have the issue that the battery sometimes stops charging and I need to press the button to re-enable it....BEST ANSWER: The manual is not available online.If you charge it with a USB-C and a Lightning cable at the same time, does it charge faster?BEST ANSWER: No, it will only charge from one cable.Does the 4th LED light stay on when fully charged?BEST ANSWER: I have found that the Flight Gear Backup Battery will behave as follows: (1) If the unit is fully charged and connected to a device, then yes, the 4th LED light (actually all 4 lights) will remain on. (2) Once you disconnect the device, the LEDs will switch off within about 15 seconds. (3) If you just want to "test" the charge level (number of LEDs illuminated) with NO device connected, power the charger ON and the appropriate number of LEDs will illuminate for about 5 seconds, and then turn off automatically.
BTW, the 4 LED means that the Backup Battery is charged anywhere between 75-100% (i.e., not necessarily "fully charged").What is output voltage - 5V?BEST ANSWER: On the standard USB ports, the voltage is 5.0 V but on the USB-C port, the voltage is negotiated with the device. A smartphone may get 9V, a MacBook gets 12V (with a heavy duty USB-C / USB-C cable - not with the thin one that the MacBook comes with).Can one take this 20,000 mAh unit as carry on in a commercial airline?
I understand they have a Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are limited to a rating of 100 watt hours (Wh) per battery.BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. This is 74 Wh.Will this power the PJ2 radio?BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.How long will it charge?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 8 Hours.Using a Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger Wall plug to USB and the Type C input for charging the pack I get an alternating green and white flashing light for the lest than 25% light. Using another wall plug I get a flashing white light only. What does that mean?BEST ANSWER: I’m not familiar with Samsung chargers but I would check white voltage it is putting out.Does this device can charge the iPhone too? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can charge the iPhone also.Can you charge an iPad Pro with this battery? Apple says you can’t.BEST ANSWER: We have used this to charge the iPad Pro without any difficulty.It’s not clear to me if the device only charges iPads or Apple products. Does it also work on all other devices such as Android phones, etc?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will charge any device that can be charged by a USB port.Details about how intelligent charging works? Specifically, how does it decide between input and output on the Type-C port? I would like to use this unit to connect to a device that requires 7-24V 5W input. According to the battery specs on the unit, it should be able to supply 2A at 6-9V or 1.5A at 9-12V which should meet the need. However, the battery doesn't seem to supply the charge.BEST ANSWER: I agree. I have an iPad mini 3. Had the same issue. So I use the other ports and it seems to charge fine. I never investigated any further.Is this replaceable if damaged?BEST ANSWER: Yes, please contact customer service at 513.735.9000Can I used the back up battery even if the battery of my I pad is not charging at all ?BEST ANSWER: If the battery is completely discharged then no.What is the length of the charging cable? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: Approximately 6 inches.Does this item also charge a Stratus 3?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will charge the Stratus 3.What are the dimensions of this battery?BEST ANSWER: Measures 7.75” x 3.75” x 0.5” and weighs less than 1 lb.What is the standby life of this unit (i.e. how long will it hold its charge without being plugged in or used?BEST ANSWER: We expect that the charge will remain for at least 6 months. The Lithium-ion battery will discharge over time without being connected to a device.How long is the warranty?BEST ANSWER: Is is warranted for one year.Is it possible to monitor the charge remaining in the Flight Gear Backup Battery?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a status indicator.How many iPad mini recharges (from empty) will this charger support before it needs to be recharged?BEST ANSWER: It will charge the iPad 3-4 times.What’s the main difference between this power bank and this “USB C Power Bank 26800mAh Portable Charger 20000, 3 Inputs (5V 1.5A 2A 2.6A) & 4 iSmart Outputs (5V 2.4A 3A) Type C Battery Pack for MacBook, Nintendo Switch, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, iPhone, iPad” available on popular e-commerce site?
It seems to have the same form factor with more storage capacity at half the cost.
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