Flight Gear Backup Battery for iPad

$79.95
$79.95

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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
4.5 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5
Reliability
4.7 / 5
Performance
4.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (28)
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 Backup Battery
Does a great job and recharges quickly. It charges my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro flawlessly.
June 9, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Crazy Amount of Power
I've only had this for about a month, but I put it to the test a couple weeks ago. I was able to charge my tablet (Samsung Tab S2 8") from dead twice and my cellphone (Samsung Galaxy S7) once from dead and another time from about 60%. Even after that, the LED indicators still showed 75%+ left in the battery.

I will echo others report that I'm a little disappointed it didn't come with a charger plug, and the cable that does come with it is too short to be of much use for anything. (The cable shown in the product photo is not what came with mine. Mine was about an 6-inch white cable, not the black one pictured. The product page does mention this at the bottom of the description and features section.) So, you'll want to make sure you've got a good charging plug to charge the battery.

Which brings me to the only other downside I found. Even with a 2.0 amp charger, it takes a very long time to charge. From essentially empty, it was close to 8 hours. Now, proper planning for overnight stays and so forth make this a non-issue, but it's something you should be aware of.

Otherwise, I can't really find anything I don't like about it. It performs great. Lots of juice for long flights and slips easily into the side pocket by my legs in a C172.
June 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good battery
Battery worked as advertised. I went on a flight with partially charged I-pad and connected to battery. Used IPad entire flight and ended up with higher charge than started. Battery actually charged better than aircraft power supply AND was able to eliminate cord crossing co-pilots feet/legs....one less wire in cockpit. Only used it once so far

Rating got minus one star as battery bigger than anticipated. Battery actually bigger than largest portable phones. However, I got a new knee board case to hold IPad and battery fit nicely into one of the pockets
June 1, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I would recommend this product to anyone in need of a auxiliary charging devise.it is well made and lives up to all of its claim's
April 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It should be smaller to fit well on the kneeboard
The battery it’s great quality but the downside it’s too wide and large for the knee board to be stored. It’s should be advised to size on the product so you can make sure it will fit in your kneeboard
April 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Not that impressed with the USB mini charger. It does not sit well in the side port. The contact wiggles out at times
March 19, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Takes a long time to charge from depleted
This is a great device, with plenty of capacity to charge your devices. However, be advised that it does take a LONG time to charge fully from completely depleted. I would estimate that it takes approximately six hours or more to full charge. However, a great device.
March 15, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It is about the size of a large iPhone. The various plug-in ports are well labeled and idiot proof.
March 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Flight Gear Battery Backup
It is a perfect backup for my I pad, using fore flight, my scout and the adapter for my headset to hear Fore Flight.
February 20, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works great, except for "pass-through" mode
It works great to charge my phone, iPad and even my MacBook.
It jumps to 9V and 12V output voltage on USB-C but not on the standard USB ports.
Charging the battery pack happens anywhere between 8 and 11.6 Watts on 5V depending on charger and cable used. The original iPad charger with a lightning cable only supplies 9W and the FlightGear charger supplies only 8 Watts via lightning cable. So expect longer charge times via lightning cables. Same lightning cable however is able to charge at 11 Watts with an Anker charger and same FlightGear or iPad charger is able to charge 11 Watts via USB-mini or USB-C cable.
December 30, 2018
Purchased
5 months 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Being a lithium-ion battery, will Sporty’s ship it to Australia?
David on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can not be shipped outside of the US due to regulations concerning shipping batteries.
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.
Does the 4th LED light stay on when fully charged?
j w on Mar 13, 2019
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?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2018
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 I used the back up battery even if the battery of my I pad is not charging at all ?
Elena C on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If the battery is completely discharged then no.
What is the length of the charging cable? Thanks.
Joel L on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 6 inches.
Does this item also charge a Stratus 3?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will charge the Stratus 3.
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.
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.
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.
A shopper on Dec 28, 2018
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