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# 208925 5-Mar-2017 16:01
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Hi guys

 

 

 

Ive been reading up on power banks and it seems there is alot getting recommended on reddit etc but every link on Amazon and Aliexpress and Ebay all don't ship to New Zealand anymore. I even found some posts from literally 2 weeks ago where people brought Anker powerbanks with no issues but now the exact links say they don't ship to New Zealand either.

 

 

 

I need a USB-C Powerbank and was hoping to get something like the AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger or the Anker powercore+ 20100

 

 

 

Is there anything locally which would be similar to these? It seems like powerbanks are a difficult thing to get now

 

 

 

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  # 1730639 6-Mar-2017 07:54
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i would say the 30000mAh one would be too big to ship

 

The power core should be fine, you just need to have it shipped to a reshipper then shipped to you


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  # 1730641 6-Mar-2017 08:08
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Whats your budget? I have one of these (for my XPS 13) and its great;

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/batteries/dell/auction-1275451491.htm

 

Or are you specifically looking for a 30000mAh one?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1730642 6-Mar-2017 08:09
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Most reshippers will no longer ship batteries due to the fact they're now restrcted, this includes YouShop. There are plenty of threads on here about this. In reality none of them should be shipping these without going through proper process, and it's clear may sellers aren't.

 

As of the last time I looked (about 5 days ago as it was posted on here) Ankerdirect on eBay were still shipping to NZ.

 

I personally wouldn't get a 30000mAh device if you ever plan to travel with it as this will require prior permission from some airlines (such as Air NZ) and is banned on others.

 

 


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  # 1730648 6-Mar-2017 08:26
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Walk into an electrical store (Noel Leeming, etc) and buy one. If you want to take it on a plane check the maximum capacity before you buy.

 

 




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  # 1730650 6-Mar-2017 08:40
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Anker direct was the one I tried. When I click buy now it says it won't ship to New Zealand straight away

I don't need the 300000mah one. Was just one some people were recommending in usa

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  # 1732855 8-Mar-2017 09:29
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I'm also looking for one for my Switch, can't find anyone ranging the Anker Powercore+ in NZ still!  

 

For the Switch if you want it to charge while playing, you'd want to get a USB-C capable power bank capable of fast charging at 15W+,  anything less won't be able to keep up with the power draw.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1732870 8-Mar-2017 09:54
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The Dell one is USB C not sure about fast charging though. It's grunty enough to charge my XPS 13 so I suspect it would do the job.



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  # 1734656 11-Mar-2017 08:37
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jaidevp:

I'm also looking for one for my Switch, can't find anyone ranging the Anker Powercore+ in NZ still!  


For the Switch if you want it to charge while playing, you'd want to get a USB-C capable power bank capable of fast charging at 15W+,  anything less won't be able to keep up with the power draw.


 


 


 



If you find one please let me know

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  # 1734658 11-Mar-2017 08:57
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As mentioned above Ankerdirect on eBay are still shipping to New Zealand.

 

I also highly doubt you need a USB-C capable device - a USB3.0 Powerbank with cable or adapter is going to meet those requirements.

 

 




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  # 1734659 11-Mar-2017 08:58
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No they don't. As soon as you click on buy now it says it won't ship to New Zealand



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  # 1734662 11-Mar-2017 09:09
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Item cannot be purchased. Seller does not provide shipping to the country or region of your primary shipping address.

Says that when I hit buy now
http://m.ebay.com/itm/222208108720?_mwBanner=1#shpCntId

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  # 1734667 11-Mar-2017 09:27
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Boomslangnz: Item cannot be purchased. Seller does not provide shipping to the country or region of your primary shipping address.

Says that when I hit buy now
http://m.ebay.com/itm/222208108720?_mwBanner=1#shpCntId

 

That item very clearly says it can't be shipped to NZ. Pretty much everything else on the Ankerdirect store has shipping to New Zealand listed as option and there are so issues in doing so - I just clicked on a few now and get to the payment screen fine.

 

My pick would be whatever shipping method they're using won't allow lithium batteries of that capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1734671 11-Mar-2017 09:45
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Interestingly, I just tried the item and it obviously wouldn't ship to NZ. I went to their store and selected the same item and it now appears to ship to NZ...

Weird. Worth a go though.




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  # 1734695 11-Mar-2017 10:32
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Cool guys appreciate the help.

Sorry another question (properly dumb)

How do I charge this power bank? I read online and it said to charge it you need 5v 2.4a or higher charger. Do I just buy like a 5v 2.4a or higher usb phone charger or something?

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  # 1734749 11-Mar-2017 12:53
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you buy a usb wall charger that can output the required power to fast charge it. anker do these too

 

Rapid Recharge

 

Despite its massive capacity, PowerCore+ can be fully recharged in 8 hours by a 2.4A charger and the included USB to USB-C cable. That’s 20% faster than a typical charger of similar capacity.

 

 


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