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NB10000 power bank

Postby Lamont » Fri 05 Mar, 2021 4:37 pm

Hey Keithy/anyone-
1-have you got any news on this little number? Been around quite a while now
https://www.liteshop.com.au/content/nit ... gIh3vD_BwE

2-Is it now the UL champ for a 10000 at 150 grams?

3-Anything better/similar for a few spondoolicks less?

Thanks if you manage to see this and have any thoughts.
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby johnrs » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 10:50 am

Yes Lamont, I think the Nitecore wins the weight stakes at present,
Typical 10,000 MaH batteries are around 200-220 gms and about 1/3 the price.
I picked up one in my local IGA!
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Bam » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 11:30 am

Like most things “the devil’s in the detail” & power banks are no different.

Yes, cheap power banks are readily available that will simply charge up your device, just don’t expect them to do so with any great efficiency or speed, often a cheap 10,000 MaH will not offer as much output charge as a reasonable quality 6400 MaH one, not only that they take far longer to recharge both themselves & your device as well.

If you value low weight & volume, unit efficiency, fast charge & discharge rates, pass-through charging, multiple high-quality connections, etc then it will obviously cost quite a bit than than the cheap non-branded ones.

I decided that I value all of the above so I bought one of the Nitecore NB10000 & have been very happy with how it’s performed having used it extensively on-trail last year.

Recently, I’ve seen them advertised for as little as $70-80 from authorised (not grey importer) suppliers which is an excellent price for a power bank of this quality, performance & functionality.
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Lamont » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 11:54 am

Bam wrote:I bought one of the Nitecore NB10000 & have been very happy with how it’s performed having used it extensively on-trail last year.

Ta. :D That's what I :D wanted to know. My interest is in mainly this little number as per my questions.
Thanks for the input. I have noticed the price has dropped a bit hence my bit of interest.
It seems the typical output is about the same as other 10000 models-about the 6700 odd. Would you reckon that's about right?
Anything other than the weight/size that you might think makes it a good buy?
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Bam » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 12:29 pm

This article, which is one of many, explains why you don’t get the full 10,000MaH out of a power bank, basically it’s just dodgy marketing.
https://blog.banggood.com/the-secret-ma ... 29982.html

This excellent & very extensive spreadsheet listing the specifications & efficiency ratings of the vast majority of power banks available in the marketplace might also be of use.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1623186548

The above spreadsheet is what convinced me to spend my “hard earned” on a Nitecore NB10000, at the end of the day, after hearing many stories of cheap power bank failures & inadequacies from family & friends I thought that it was worthwhile to simply “pay up & smile” & purchase something that would definitely do the job & also be of sufficient quality to, hopefully, not fail when you need it most!

Edit - just noticed that Vapr (no affiliation) is advertising the NB10000 for sale at $69.95 & free delivery!

https://www.vapr.com.au/products/niteco ... power-bank

Not sure if they are authorised stockists though so please do your own due diligence before committing to any purchase.
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Lamont » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 1:15 pm

So have you found about 6700mh?
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Bam » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 1:51 pm

Nitecore specs rate it as 6400maH
On the spreadsheet that I provided the link to it was independently tested to be 6808maH, not sure of unit to unit variability but it indicates that Nitecores quoted rate is quite conservative.

I don’t have the necessary equipment to fully evaluate my own power bank to that level of scrutiny, all I know is that I still have plenty of available power (30-50%) left in my power bank after using it to recharge my iPhone 7+ & head torch during an 8-day trip therefore it’s adequate for my needs.
To add some context to the above I mainly use my phone as a means of navigation (using Guthook app) & to take photographs, I also leave my phone in “Aeroplane Mode” for most of the day until I arrive at camp, once there I’ll check mail, etc if there’s any signal available.
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Re: NB10000 power bank

Postby Lamont » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 2:20 pm

Bam wrote:... all I know is that I still have plenty of available power (30-50%) left in my power bank after using it to recharge my iPhone 7+ & head torch during an 8-day trip therefore it’s adequate for my needs

Sounds all right. Ta
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