Power Bank Purchase Tips

With mobile phones being as important as they are now, it’s always inconvenient when you hear your phone beeping with the “Low Battery” warning. It’s at this moment that something like a Parkman power bank might be able to save the day.

For those wondering, a power bank is a mobile charger that you use for your mobile devices; smartphones, tablets, etc. If you’re the errant type, it’s not just useful, it’s a necessity. If your mobile phone drains of power mid-trip, not only are you unable to check your email or listen to music, you will also be unable to communicate with anyone in an emergency situation. Whilst some might say that you could just pack additional batteries, that option might not be practical in the long run. So for those considering relying on a Parkman power bank, here are some tips to keep in mind when buying one.

  • Capacity: More power?
    • The most important thing to take note in a power bank is its capacity, measured in milli Ampere Hour (mAH). The general rule is higher mAH means more charging. For example, the average tablet battery needs 10000 mAH, the average phone 1500 mAH. This means that a 10000 mAH capacity power bank will charge a phone at least 5 times, whilst it will charge a tablet to full once.
  • USB Charging: Cables and Wires
    • Keep in mind when buying a power bank. It goes without saying that you have to make sure that the power bank’s cables are compatible with your mobile devices. No point in wasting money on a power bank you can’t actually use.
  • Cost and Value
    • Of course, pricing is an important factor in buying anything. But one has to remember that the important thing isn’t price, but cost. Take into account possible costs such as maintenance, repair, replacement, etc. Get the most out of your money.
  • Portability
    • The other big reason to have a power bank is the portability. Being able to charge your devices whilst traveling is a huge benefit. Pick the right size for your needs, and remember the above points. A power bank is useful, but not if you can’t actually carry it where you want, and not if it breaks down often.