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. Domestic shipping only. 
Reviews
4.4 / 5.0
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4.4 / 5
Reliability
4.7 / 5
Performance
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.4 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (16)
No (3)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Flight Gear Back-Up Battery
The Flight Gear Quick Charge 3.0 Back-Up Battery Pack has four charge indicator lights. After charging a fully discharged iPad it still had four lights, indicating close to a full charge remaining. The five outputs including two different quick-charge outputs are versatile for different types of power cords. The list of airport traffic light signals, cruising altitudes, emergency engine checklist and transponder codes is a handy reference when in the air. A great add to my flight bag.
Flight Gear Battery Pack with two of the three re-charge ports in use.
Flight Gear Battery Pack with two of the three re-charge ports in use.
November 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Must have for iPad Pro users
Works great , thinner than expected, love the USB C!
November 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
backup battery supply
Works great, compact and easy to store, would recommend this backupbattery
October 25, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Faster charge than I thought
Working great and charges a lot faster than I thought it would. It’s just nice knowing that if I need a backup, I have one that really works well.
October 22, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Excellent Product
Took it on a long x-country (8 hrs). Performed as advertised. Kept the I Pad and an I Phone going. Easy to use.
October 22, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice unit, but some problems
Very 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, 2018
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Expensive for a battery, but well-constructed
A generic 20,000 mAh backup battery on Amazon will run a fraction of the cost of this one, but it 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, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I 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, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Small battery with lots of connection options
I 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, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Charges up quickly. Seems to be well made. Versatile outputs.
October 11, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Question and Answer
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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.
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.
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.
Will it pass TSA inspection?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2018
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.
Joel L on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 6 inches.
What is output voltage - 5V?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2018
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?
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.
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