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These portable battery banks keep you powered up no matter where you are.

Jake Hertz

November 8, 2023

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Portable battery banks have become indispensable companions to our smartphones, tablets, and other rechargeable devices. Bridging the gap between fixed power sources and our ever-moving lives, battery banks ensure that our digital activities remain uninterrupted regardless of where we are.

The technology behind portable battery banks is straightforward but continually evolving. Essentially, they consist of batteries, charging circuits, and a variety of peripheral charging options. Historically, these output charging options include industry standards such as USB-A and USB-C. However, with advancements in battery technology, charging standards, and the incorporation of features like wireless charging, solar charging, and quick charging, modern power banks are more powerful and performant than ever before.

Expanding on the functionality of portable battery banks reveals the extent to which they've ingrained themselves into our daily lives. No longer just backup power sources, these gadgets now serve a plethora of needs, from charging multiple devices simultaneously to functioning as an emergency flashlight. In some instances, portable battery banks even incorporate AC outlets, making it possible to power small household appliances during a blackout.

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Beyond this, one noteworthy trend is the increasing capacity of power banks. Ranging anywhere from thousands to tens of thousands of milliamp-hours, the portable battery bank market has become extremely diverse and can meet the needs of any potential use case.In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular and noteworthy portable battery banks on the market to get a better feel for the options available to consumers today. Read on to learn about 8 portable battery banks worth knowing about.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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