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    My trusty PortaPow four port 4.2A charger has just died, I was going to reorder the same one but wondering if there's anything else I should be looking at.

    Requirements:
    2 or more USB ports
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  • #2
    I guess that's not 4.2A per port?

    Originally posted by Aria
    On reflection though, as I am taking a bath, listening to "Rain of blessing-vajra chant" while typing on the iPad

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    • #3
      Originally posted by M4T VW View Post
      I guess that's not 4.2A per port?
      No, 4.2 shared
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      • #4
        Is that the PortaPow Crystal USB Mains Charger?

        That's what I use. If it dies, I'll replace it like for like. Unless PortaPow has a newer model.

        That company knows how to design good kit. I always have a PortaPow Premium USB Battery Pack to hand. Has bailed me out many times.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
          Is that the PortaPow Crystal USB Mains Charger?

          That's what I use. If it dies, I'll replace it like for like. Unless PortaPow has a newer model.

          That company knows how to design good kit. I always have a PortaPow Premium USB Battery Pack to hand. Has bailed me out many times.
          Yeah, I've liked it the whole time I've used it although as I'm not sure what killed it I'm a bit hesitant to get another.
          Intel i5 3570k - ASRock Z77E-ITX - Corsair H100i - Exceleram 8GB 1600MHz - 2x Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD - Samsung 840EVO 1TB SSD - Asus 960 Strix - Silverstone 500W SFX-L - NCASE M1 - Dell U2414H
          Lenovo Yoga 11S - Intel i3 3229Y - 128GB SSD - Intel HD4000 - 11.6" IPS Screen

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          • #6
            I got an Aukey one from the Big River. The 10,000mAh one is 13 and on Prime. They do a 20,000mAh version too now.

            Slower to charge than yours probably and only two ports, but it's a decent size/weight. Been a good buy.
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            • #7
              I was lost without the Portapow so I just ordered a direct replacement. I don't know how I managed before, the whole time I was searching round for chargers and free plugs
              Intel i5 3570k - ASRock Z77E-ITX - Corsair H100i - Exceleram 8GB 1600MHz - 2x Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD - Samsung 840EVO 1TB SSD - Asus 960 Strix - Silverstone 500W SFX-L - NCASE M1 - Dell U2414H
              Lenovo Yoga 11S - Intel i3 3229Y - 128GB SSD - Intel HD4000 - 11.6" IPS Screen

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              • #8
                Me too.

                You could tell Portapow about your experience and ask if they have any thoughts on why the old one died.

                They seem to be good at responding to on-line reviews.

                But at that price...
                Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
                Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus M5A88-M EVO + AMD Phenom II X6 + 8GB Corsair XMS3 1600 + Radeon HD 6450
                Win 10 Home 32-bit + Asus M2N-SLI DeLuxe + AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual Core 5400 + 4.0 GB Memory + NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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                • #9
                  Anker ones always seem to do the job well.
                  Removed my picture as I have now sold it all

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                  • #10
                    yeah US review sites like the anker 36w and 60w ones too

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