4.3 / 5.020 ReviewsDurability4.1 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.1 / 5Value3.9 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (13)No (3)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNice unit, but some problemsVery high capacity, and a great form factor for the cockpit. I really like the multiple ports.
However, the advertised ability to do "pass-thru" charging does not work. Tested with an IPad, iPad mini, and iPhone 7; will not support pass-thru for any of them. Sporty's said the battery is "particular" (sic) about pass-thru charging. To their credit, they offered to take back the battery, but I've decided to keep it.
Also, the instructions are incomplete and poor. A few sentences on a 2"x3" card, with multiple grammar errors.October 16, 2018Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExpensive for a battery, but well-constructedA generic 20,000 mAh backup battery on Amazon will run a fraction of the cost of this one, but it won't be TSO certified and it certainly won't have the input/output options this one comes with. With options to charge via USB-C, lighting, or micro-USB, you'll always have a cable that can charge it. Add to that the 4 USB output ports (including one USB-C out and one rapid charge port), and this battery exceeds anything you'll find on Amazon. Well worth the cost.October 16, 2018Purchased
1 week agoWould You Recommend?YesI love this product and its capability to charge multiple devices. I’ve only used it with my iPad so far, and is very please to see my iPad was kept at a full charge with only 25% of battery power used.October 14, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Small battery with lots of connection optionsI used to have a Jackery, which is shorter but thicker and smaller capacity. This battery can connect and charge from most everything. Nicely built, and it fits perfect in the side pockets of my Flight Gear bag.October 14, 2018Purchased
2 months agoCharges up quickly. Seems to be well made. Versatile outputs.October 11, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAs awesome as advertisedI recently bought this prior to a whirlwind flight trip from Charleston to Athens to Nashville and Chattanooga and back to Charleston in same day. I not only recharged my ipad, but recharged my phone twice using a fast charge and recharged our Stratus. Still had power to go. Charging cable supplied was a little disappointing, but I've used everything from micro USB, lightning, and usb-c to recharge. Have used since and not had any radio interference in a C172,PA-28, or King Air C-90. I've recommended it to several friends.October 8, 2018September 16, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesgreat, more power stored than expected.September 10, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAs advertisedAll good so far. Previous reviews have said the accompanying cord is useless; they are correct. In this case size matters. With that said it will be a useful addition to the cockpit.September 6, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSimply the bestSo great to have the peace of mind to know that I can charge my iPad and Stratus, and phone all at the same time, if needed,September 5, 2018Purchased
2 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 16 answersDoes this battery backup support passthrough charging. Will it power a device and charge the battery at the same time?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does support passthrough charging.What 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.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.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.What is the length of the charging cable? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: Approximately 6 inches.What is output voltage - 5V?BEST ANSWER: The output voltage is 5 volts on the 2 and 2.4 amp ports. It is 6 volts on the 3 amp port.Does this item also charge a Stratus 3?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will charge the Stratus 3.Being a lithium-ion battery, will Sporty’s ship it to Australia?BEST ANSWER: This item is not available to be shipped outside of the US.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.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.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.
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