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Your complete guide to flying with a power bank

callum liefting

If you’re confused as to why airlines sometimes confiscate power banks from unsuspecting travelers, and want to make sure this will never happen to you, we’ve put together a complete guide for travelling with your power bank. Can I take my power bank on a plane? Yes, most power banks can be taken on a plane. Power banks are considered to be spare batteries by Aviation Authorities, meaning that they are typically safe to be taken as carry-on, but they must never be put in your checked-in luggage. Power banks of 100Wh or less are usually permitted, while power banks...

Why is my power bank taking so long to charge?

Steven Mulqueen

With portable power banks having such large battery capacities, they can often take a long time to charge up, but sometimes it seems to take far too long! The charging speed for a power bank is affected by several different factors, but the limiting factor is the power banks maximum input current. For example, the SunSaver Classic’s maximum input current is 2-Amps and the SunSaver 10K’s is 3-Amps. But the equipment being used to charge the power bank also affects the charging rate. Because charging a power bank requires a USB power source along with a charging cable, the maximum...

The SunSaver Story

callum liefting

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 SunSaver was created by Steven and Callum in the beautiful beach town of Mangawhai where they both grew up. Like most young kiwis they’ve spent time backpacking overseas and have both felt the struggle of keeping their mobile devices charged while travelling. Typical power banks are of no use because, with poor memories and full schedules, Callum and Steven always forgot to charge them In mid-2017, while visiting a friend in Papua New Guinea, Callum happened to come across an innovative new type of power bank, with a solar panel, while browsing online, and thought this was a great...

Getting the most out of a power bank

Steven Mulqueen

Everything is going online these days and the need for a power bank is ever increasing. There are hundreds of power banks on the market, so it is important to work out exactly what you need out of one to make sure you get one that suits. A few things to think about are: What will you charge with it? How many devices do you need to charge? How long will you be away from a power source to recharge it? When will you need it the most? At work for everyday use? When traveling/Camping?   All of these things...