4.5 / 5.029 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.5 / 5Value4.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (20)No (3)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFlight Gear Battery BackupIt 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, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorks great, except for "pass-through" modeIt 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, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesChargerFreakin’ awesome ?? nice design and perfect device for charge anythingDecember 30, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesworks better than i’d ever expected! operated and charged 3 devices in my plane at the same time.December 16, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFlight Gear Back-Up BatteryThe 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.November 22, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMust have for iPad Pro usersWorks great , thinner than expected, love the USB C!November 22, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5backup battery supplyWorks great, compact and easy to store, would recommend this backupbatteryOctober 25, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFaster charge than I thoughtWorking 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, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Excellent ProductTook 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, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability4 / 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, 2018
- Question and Answer
Browse 19 questions Browse 19 questions and 26 answersDoes 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.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.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.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’s the difference between this power bank and the “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?
Seems like the specs are almost identical but more power storage at half the cost.BEST ANSWER: I bought this one because Sporty's serves pilots and cares about its reputation. The quality of the electronics I've purchased from popular e-commerce sites have been very inconsistent so say the least and I don't trust them in the cockpit.
Buy what you think is best for your purposes.Why would it be better than EasyACC which delivers equal (20000mAh) or more (26000mAh +flashlight) at half this price ($40)?BEST ANSWER: It wouldn’t be. Buy what your reasoning tells you is the better deal.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 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.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.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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