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Portable charger?

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by ButchBader, Jun 28, 2013.

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    Hey, I'm of to America on Sunday and am flying on two planes to get there so I am wanting a portable charger but I need it by Sunday which means nipping to a shop. Does anyone recommend any charges and know any shops such as currys and pc world that will sell them?


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    Have you considered using a plug adaptor with your regular charger. The iPad charger can handle any voltage from 100-250 volts, all you need is the proper plug adaptor for U.S. plug sockets.
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    Yeah but on the plane there is no plug sockets
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    If you want to keep using your iPad for the whole flight, you may need a portable battery pack. The charging cord from your iPad plugs into it and the power pack recharges your iPad battery. Several companies, such as Mophie, make them.
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    Would a 5000mha battery pack do?
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    you din't say what kind of iPad you have, but that should recharge an iPad 3 battery about half way. The iPad 3 battery is rated at 11,560mAh. That would give you a total run time of 12-14 hours, depending on what you do with your iPad.

    Edit: as you're likely using an iPad mini, which has a battery capacity of 4,440mAh, the power pack you mentioned should fully recharge the battery one time, giving a total Battery use time of up to 20 hours, depending on the type of use.
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    Hmm, we are in the iPad mini forum......just sayin'

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    Sorry I have an ipad mini and thank you for the information :) much appreciated :)
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    Check out my edited post. I revised it to account for your having the iPad mini, not a full size iPad.
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    Cheers much appreciated :)
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    Hi Butch... - you should have provided much more information 'up front' to save some posts - plus, where is your location, i.e. hard to give advice in the time frame wanted w/o knowing? BUT, for myself, I have the battery pack below from Lumsing (excellent review HERE) - 11000mAh unit w/ multiple amp outputs - hope this may help 'in time' - :)

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    The planes usually have a connection point on the plane for you to plug your connector to. I often fly to Australia and I plug my iPad in as I'm using it :)
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    A lot of planes don't have outlets. To check: The Ultimate Guide to In-Seat Laptop Power Ports

    On planes with outlets, I've also run into dead sockets in some seats, so I don't count on having a working one. Maybe your seat mates would let you borrow theirs in that case, but I also wouldn't count on that.

    Personally, I usually sleep for at least part of a long flight, so I don't ever need more than 10 hours of battery life. And I don't look at any one device for that long a time.

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