ChargeTech Plug is the 48,000mAh power bank you can probably run your house on for a tiny bit
by Luis D. / Apr 13, 2017, 11:27 AM
Power banks are some of the most useful tools for electronics users on the go, but at best, the more popular and portable ones are good for a charge or two of one gadget before they die off. That's why ChargeTech made the power bank to end all power banks – a 48,000mAh capacity monolith that can let you take almost all your essential electronics for a day out, and is still somewhat reasonably sized and portable.
Priced $330, the bank is fit with two AC outlets, two traditional USB ports, and a USB Type-C port. It's solar-rechargeable with the optional solar charging panel, and takes around 8 hours to recharge to full, which is still reasonable considering how much power gets stored. The thing uses 16 x 3,000mAh Panasonic battery cells, the same used in Tesla cars. Despite that electrical excess, Plug measures 8.6 x 1.6 x 5.6 inches and weighs around 2lb, so you can actually carry it in most of the bags you probably own and not break your back.
Plug is about to start shipping to its backers and can be ordered from its Indiegogo page. It will eventually make it to regular retailers, priced at $350. In addition to charging gadgets, it seems like a convenient source of electricity for camping trips and other occasions where you are outside and need some electrons in your life.
Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 17, 2008
This thing doesn't even have enough juice to charge my laptop....
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 11:45 AM 0
That's impossible. The maximum battery capacity for a laptop is 99Wh. Anything over and you can't carry it in certain places like planes. 99Wh translates to 26750 mAh. This thing can charge it almost twice. And most laptops have batteries much smaller, around 50-60 Wh. So they can be charged 3-4 times easily.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 1:10 PM 5
Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012
This article is missing the "sponsored" label. How can a fridge run off this? Maybe a frigobar but not an actual one, doesn't even show amperage.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 12:02 PM 1
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
they said it use 16 x 3,000mAh Panasonic battery cells totally sure they use 18650 battery which is 3.7v convert that capacity to Wh, and you'll get 177.6Wh you can run 250watt fridge for around 40minutes (still useless though, it can barely cool anything at 40 minutes :-/)
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 6:53 PM 0
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