Flight Gear Backup Battery for iPad

$79.95
$79.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 6639A

Enough power to charge multiple iPads at the same time

The all-new Flight Gear Backup Battery for iPad is the pilot’s answer for charging mobile devices on the flight deck. This battery packs some serious power, 20,000mAh of capacity to be exact, but its slim shape will fit in any flight bag. Two 3 amp USB ports deliver enough power to charge multiple iPads at the same time while those iPads are being used by the pilots. A total of four USB ports are available to charge your devices, t...

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Enough power to charge multiple iPads at the same time

The all-new Flight Gear Backup Battery for iPad is the pilot’s answer for charging mobile devices on the flight deck. This battery packs some serious power, 20,000mAh of capacity to be exact, but its slim shape will fit in any flight bag. Two 3 amp USB ports deliver enough power to charge multiple iPads at the same time while those iPads are being used by the pilots. A total of four USB ports are available to charge your devices, three standard USB-A ports (like those found on computers and wall chargers) and one USB-C output port.

 

Made for pilots

Any time you add an electronic device to the cockpit you run the risk of interference with the radios. We’re very concerned about that problem, so we’ve tested the Flight Gear Battery pack in multiple aircraft and through hundreds of flight hours to ensure that it won’t become a nuisance in the plane.

 

You only need one cable

Charging this battery is as simple as it can get. No more trying to find the proprietary charging cable or a certain type of cable you may not normally carry. The Flight Gear Backup Battery can be charged with a Micro-USB, Type-C, or Lightning Cable. What this means is you only need one cable to charge this battery and then also charge your device. Total flexibility.

 

Safety features

The microprocessor inside the battery constantly monitors the battery health for any concerns. In the event of a problem, the battery will shut down until the issue is resolved. The Flight Gear battery protects against these issues:

  • Temperature fluctuation
  • Over-charge
  • Over-discharge
  • Over-voltage
  • Over-current
  • Short-circuit protection

 

Intelligent charging

The Flight Gear Battery detects the optimal charging current for any connected device and delivers that amount of power. This saves the battery power and more efficiently charges your devices.

The USB-C port on the battery doubles as an In or Out charging port. Based on the connection detected, the battery will either accept power from the charging cord if it’s plugged into a power source or the same port can deliver power if the battery detects that there is a battery requiring a charge connected to the cord.  

Pass-through charging is supported with the Flight Gear Battery Pack as well. This means that you can plug the battery into the wall and your device into the battery and both devices will charge off of the wall. Perfect for the night before a flight - now you can make sure everything is charged in one set up. 
 
Features:

  • Intelligent charging—detects and delivers the optimal charging current for any connected device.
  • Built-in advanced safety features—temperature control, over-charge, over-discharge, over voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection.
  • Massive capacity—20,000mAH provides 3 times the power for most iPads. 
  • 4 USB outputs—charge multiple devices at once. We regularly keep 2 iPads and a Stratus topped off at the same time. 
  • LED charge indicator—know how much power is left with a touch of a button.
  • Charges with almost any cable—will accept micro-USB, type-C, or lightning cable charging inputs.
  • Quick reference guide—placard information printed directly on the back of the battery. 

 
Specifications

  • Intelligent charging
  • Built-in advanced safety features
  • Lightweight
  • Ultra-thin

Inputs

  • Micro-USB
  • Type-C USB
  • Lightning

Outputs

  • 3 amp USB Type-C
  • 3 amp USB Type-A (Standard USB Port)
  • 2.4 amp USB Type-A (Standard USB Port)
  • 2 amp USB Type-A (Standard USB Port)
 
Includes a small 6" micro USB charging cable. It does not include a charging plug, but will work with any USB charger. Measures 7.75” x 3.75” x 0.5” and weighs less than 1 lb.
Reviews
4.0 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
4
0
1
0
1
Durability
2.5 / 5
Reliability
4.0 / 5
Performance
4.5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.7 / 5
Value
3.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (3)
No (2)
Solid Product
Have not had to use it in a real-life situation, but tested it charging my iPhone 7 and it charged it from 1% to 78% in 25 mins! Great design, solid feel and fits easily into my flight bag for great piece I mind for keeping my devices going in the event of plane system failures. Appears to work as described.
August 17, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great battery. I can fly all day without getting a recharge for my iPad and phone.
August 5, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It’s doing it’s job!!!
August 3, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not a good value
Received the unit and was disappointed in the accessories included or not included. The charging cable was about 4 inches.. Too short, unit would hang on cable unless you could position it right next to port.
There was no carrying case or sleeve to protect it.
The instruction manual was the size of a business card printed on both sides with pictures, no explanation of anything.
For this price, it should have higher quality accessories.
Customer service was nice but would not pay the return postage. They said I received what I ordered. They did not care about my satisfaction.
August 1, 2018
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Great, except micro USB
I received this item, and it works great with one big "EXCEPT"... the port to charge this device with a MicroUSB cable is so loose the cable won't stay in. I can charge it with a lightning cable, or USB-C, but the microUSB port is useless. Not sure if this is a one-off defect or not.
July 29, 2018
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
The customer contacted us in regards to this review. He was using a defective cable to attempt to charge the unit. Upon using a different cable, he found that it worked great.
July 31, 2018
Doug R
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This is weird to say...
I never held a power bank that felt so nice and refined. This battery seems to be made with some nice materials, I love the feel of it and how slim and light it is. It slides perfectly down the outer pocket of my Flight Gear iPad bag. It’s able to charge my 12.9” iPad while using at around 80% screen brightness. You have many charging options. I haven’t charged more than one device at a time on this but it’s setup to handle many devices at once. I’m very happy with this purchase!
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July 29, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
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Does this battery backup support passthrough charging. Will it power a device and charge the battery at the same time?
Scott on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does support passthrough charging.
What is the total charge time when charged via USB-C?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2018
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 it come with a charger?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Includes micro USB charging cable. It does not include a charging plug but will work with any USB charger.
Does this item also charge a Stratus 3?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will charge the Stratus 3.
Being a lithium-ion battery, will Sporty’s ship it to Australia?
David on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item is not available to be shipped outside of the US.
What are the dimensions of this battery?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2018
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?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2018
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.
If you charge it with a USB-C and a Lightning cable at the same time, does it charge faster?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it will only charge from one cable.
How long is the warranty?
Rudy B on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Is is warranted for one year.
Is it possible to monitor the charge remaining in the Flight Gear Backup Battery?
Fred S on Jul 19, 2018
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?
Rob R on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will charge the iPad 3-4 times.
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 ?
Alan M on Jul 19, 2018
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.
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