If you've ever felt the panic of being caught away from home with a dying phone battery, you aren't the only one. In fact, more than 84% of people just can't do without their phones - and that includes a dead phone. Some people even suffer anxiety if their phones power down while they're away from home. Is this you? Do you feel powerless when your phone powers off? The world may be short of outlets, but the good news is that you don't need one. Power Banks allow you to charge your phone without plugging it into an outlet. All you need is a power bank and your cell phone's USB cord

Power Banks, of late, have become one of the most preferred choices for charging electronic devices. It is due to the fact that most of the people are constantly glued to their Smartphones and other electronic devices. When an electronic device gets used throughout the day, its battery gets drained out within seconds. The only solution to this problem is to carry a power bank along with you.

These charging banks provide you with the much-needed battery backup in order to continue using your electronic devices. However, there are a lot of things regarding the power bank usage which we are sure that you had no idea about!

  • The Power Bank Capacity

Power banks come in different shapes: lipstick shaped power bank, kiss power bank and sizes but more importantly with different mAh figure that determines the total capacity of the battery. In short, if you want more energy in your power bank, you need to go for a power bank with a higher mAh. An iPhone 6 user will go for a power bank whose mAh is greater than the mAh of the phone.

  • The Laptop Charging Ability

Power banks are born to give life to your favourite electronic devices but not every power bank is capable enough to charge a laptop. The simple reason behind this is the fact that most of the power banks come with a 5V USB output and in order to charge a laptop, it should have 15V to 20 V voltage output! One thing to note here is that only a handful of power banks come with such high voltage.

 

  • The Life of a Power Bank

Bulk power banks which comprise of lithium ion batteries (including lithium polymer) have the tendency of losing their capacity with the passing of time. It all depends on the number of cycles and the quality of the battery and its chemical composition. The rule is simple. Bigger the battery, lesser the cycles and longer the life! Power banks have a long battery life as compared to a Smartphone due to its repeated cycle of charging.

 

  • The Speed of Charging

It all depends on the capacity of the power bank. There are some power banks that require around 30–40 hours in order to get charged completely. If you wish to charge faster, you should buy a power bank which is having a voltage higher than a 5V input. For this, you have the option of charging it directly from the socket with an AC charger.

 

  • Running TV with a Power Bank

Yes, it is very much possible provided you have an advanced power bank which comprises of a pretty high voltage as required to run a TV. This means you need not depend on electricity in case of an emergency and simply run your TV with the help of a power bank. This is the reason Bulk power banks are kept as a backup where there are a lot of high voltage electronic devices running like these.

 

  • Don’t Charge Your Phone Full from The Power Bank

I am not sure if you are hearing this for the first time or not, but yeah, you ought not to charge your mobile completely just by leveraging the power of power bank. Your mobile absorbs energy all the time while charging the mobile battery. When your cell phone is getting full, when starts reaching to 80-90%, the battery charging reduces before reaching out to the full capacity. Thus your power bank energy is lost by your phone led or conversions.

 

  • Connecting Your Power Bank Charger

Now that your Power Bank is fully charged, it's time to start using it. All you have to do is connect the USB male end to the Power Bank, then connect the USB female end to your cell phone. Pay attention to the battery icon on your phone. If the battery icon has a lightning bolt through it, it is charging. The Power Bank is designed to fully charge your phone. To obtain a fully charged battery faster, power your phone off until the battery on your phone's screen is fully green. You can use your phone while it's on the Power Bank, but it will charge much slower.

If you don't see the lightning bolt on your phone's battery icon, it means the charge isn't transferring. Try plugging it in again, then if the bolt still doesn't appear, the Power Bank may be faulty.

The power banks currently are available in various sizes but it is the mAh reading that actually makes it powerful. The better the mAh the power banks will be able to store more energy. Therefore, when you are looking forward to charging a phone whose battery capacity is large you will need a power bank which has a greater mAh than the phone battery. If you do not know this, some power banks are also capable of charging laptops. However, not all of them can do so