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Offline Bill

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Power banks
« on: Sep 14, 2019, 10:27 AM »
During the power outage of the last hurricane one of my concerns was my phone battery.  My daughter asked if I had a back up.  Except for finding someone with a running generator I did not. She is an Iphone user and for some time has had the ability to recharge by buying power units for the phone. 
She sent me a rechargeable unit that will recharge my phone battery, along with any other USB powered device.
A $30 unit for peace of mind.  I wasn't aware.........

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Re: Power banks
« Reply #1 on: Sep 14, 2019, 05:12 PM »
We have 3 or 4 around the house. My wife uses them more often, although I keep one charged for my personal use just in case. I figure that in a severe emergency I can always charge my phone in the car. Plus, I have a couple large UPS units for the computers.

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Re: Power banks
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2019, 12:41 AM »
Based on your timing, you must be in Texas!

I'm in Florida, so I understand the Hurricane preparedness deal.

I too have a few power bricks around the house, which are great for traveling or for emergencies.
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Re: Power banks
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2019, 09:47 AM »
I'm in Colorado.

Funny that right after I posted my last message here, the batteries went out on one of my UPS units. I had to buy new batteries ASAP, as the APC UPS would not power the computer at all until I replaced them.

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Re: Power banks
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2019, 10:12 AM »
Actually that's not funny.  IIRC UPS batteries are expensive.
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Re: Power banks
« Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2019, 04:45 PM »
I bought my replacements at BatterySharks. Spent about 1/2 as much as the APC batteries, and they've been working fine since.