When your battery just sucks up in the mid-day and you go absolutely blank, this is the reason why most of the people use Power Banks. With the advancement of the technology, Power Banks has become the most-selling electronic accessory in the world. Power banks are the battery banks that provide your phone the instant power anytime, anywhere. Having Power banks can make a huge difference in the life of those who are always on the go and doesn’t have enough time to charge their phone a day before an important getaway.
In other words, the Smartphones and Batteries go hand in hand in terms of need and compatibility. One is incomplete without another. But the batteries come with our smartphone is not meeting the actual need which results in a disappointment as you can’t carry your normal chargers everywhere with you because of less availability of power switches. Therefore, the Power Banks are so much in demand. With the compact size, unique design, and lightweight, Power Banks are proved to be a great pick to always remain connected with our social life.
Let’s unpack 8 amazing facts about Power Banks that you might don’t know:
Capacity does matter a lot!
The capacity of Power Bank matters as much as the boot space of the car. By this statement, you must have got an idea of its prime importance. All the manufacturers designed these little power boosters in a wide variety of sizes and capacities depending on the variable requirements of the clients. In other words, more the capacity of the power bank, the larger charging energy it will provide to your phone. For example- if you own a 2000 mAh power bank it will charge your phone one time, but if you get the power bank of 7000 mAh, you can expect your smartphone to be charged at least three times.
Can you charge your Laptop using a Power Bank?
Power banks also are known as “Battery Banks” as they are the extra power source that is used by the people for the emergency situations. But you must be wondering that when our Power Bank can charge our smartphone, why it can’t charge the laptop as well. Actually, the answer is the voltage output. The commercial power banks that we use for our smartphones are of less output power which is not compatible with the laptop. There are very few Portable chargers are there that are used for charging the laptop too along with the phone by not damaging the concrete specifications of the same.
Lifeline of Power Bank
All the Power banks come with a high battery backup which is why they are essential in charging the smartphone multiple times. Basically, the lifeline of the power bank depends on its composition. If your power bank is made of lithium-ion batteries, it will lose its effectiveness with passing time but still, it depends on the power of batteries used and thus will last for a pretty good time and you don’t have to worry for that.
The charging time of the Power Banks completely depends on the capacity of the power bank. Generally, a medium capacity Power Bank is charged in 8-10 hours whereas if you choose a Power Bank of 20000 mAh, it may even take up to 14 hours but not more than that. And it means that you can easily charge your power bank overnight so that you can use it while you are traveling or going for work in the morning. The reason for this much time taken for charging is the less voltage input i.e. if you want to have a power bank that charges quickly its power input should be higher than 5V. Also, like smartphones, Power Banks can be charged by USB cables easily.
How can you charge your Smartphone quickly?
If we talk about charging the phone fast, you can do it in many simpler ways. Basically, our phone remains continuously in use and there are always some background applications that are running without our information such as certain updates, default android functions, and so on which somehow restricts the fast charging of the phone. But you can avoid it easily by taking some steps while you charge your phone.
Flight Mode: Putting your phone on flight mode can save you a lot of power as your phone will automatically stop the background applications and also you will not receive any calls or messages which eventually help in decreasing the charging time. This will allow you to only charge the battery cell, only using the basic features of the operating system on your phone.
Turning off the Phone: By taking this option, you might miss some of the notifications and have to keep your phone away for some time, but it’s worth it. Charging your phone after switching it off will make the process even faster rather than putting it on the Airplane Mode.
Don’t touch it: Try to leave your phone still for some time like skip some notifications and control the urge of checking the phone every 30 seconds when it is getting charged because waking up the phone again and again will cause the battery to drain faster because of the screen display. The less you use your phone while it is charging, the less time it will take to charge the phone.
100% charging from Power Bank? Not a good option
I recommend that you should not charge your phone more than 80% at a time. Why? Because when your phone reaches the maximum level of charging, it automatically starts reducing its current and thus the majority of the power bank energy is lost. Therefore, there is not really any point to charge the phone further from the Power Bank when it is going to discharge anyway.
Connectivity is the key
The majority of Power Banks available in the market are only compatible with the regular Charging ports of the Android phone and lack in facilitating the charging of the iOS phones. Therefore, before buying a suitable type of Power Bank you should look after the supporting capability of the same.
Output Voltage and Current
Output Voltage and Current of the Power Bank does matters for the safety of your device. The normal Power Banks available in the market are usually of 5V which is compatible to effectively charge the phone without any damage. But if the input power of the Power Bank is higher than your device one’s, it may result in short-circuiting.
Your Power Bank powers your LED screen too!
As I explained earlier, most of the Power Banks have a 5V power which is fine if you want to charge your phone or tablet, but there are also some heavy-duty Power Banks in the market which will let you access the 3 bigger devices such as TV, Fans, Electric kettle, Hair curler and more. So yes you can also enjoy the accessibility of your devices when you are out of home or the electricity just goes off.