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This Juice Pack Powerstation Pro from Mophie is one of the highest capacity portable batteries on the market, perfect to charge your devices on the go.
It stores 6000 mAh, which is enough to charge most phones several times. My iPhone 4S has a battery capacity of 1420mAh, so it can charge it up to four times.
The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro is a big battery, about the size of two iPhones back to back, but it will still tuck neatly into a bag or even a jersey pocket.
I've charged my Garmin, my Kindle, iPods, iPhones and even my Niterider and Blackburn USB rechargeable lights with it.
Charging is simple - you plug a USB cable into the socket and connect your device, then press a button on the side of the battery. This shows the charge on the green status lights and starts charging your device. You do need to have the right cable with you to charge things, but you'd need those anyway.
The Powerstation Pro will output up to 2Amps in current, so if your devices can cope with the higher rate then charging is faster. The Powerstation Pro will also charge an iPad, but as these have very large capacity batteries it will only half fill the 11560mAh battery of the iPad 3, which is still quite impressive.
Initially I thought I would use this on longer rides like the Dunwich Dynamo and some century rides. It worked really well on the DD, topping up my front light and a friend's phones while we stopped and ate at the halfway.
However it has become a regular companion. I often charge devices straight from the battery rather than using a wall socket. Charging the battery does take a long time; I usually left it overnight, but 3-4 hours would charge it.
It's well protected, surrounded in a rubber bumper. A 2mm allen key keeps the casing bolts tight. It has two flaps for USB ports, which press into place and account for the IP65 rating the Powerstation Pro has for water and dust ingress. Mophie say you can splash water on it, but not dunk it in water. So it should be good for touring, camping, or even mountain biking with. It'll not mind a bit of mud and dirt.
I really liked this product for its huge capacity - and it is fairly light too. It's easy to use and reliable for anyone on the go.
Easy to use, reliable portable battery with a huge capacity.
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Make and model: Mophie Powerstation Pro
Size tested: 6000 mAh
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
"With the powerstation PRO, you will have confidence that you'll have all the power you need when and where you need it. With an impact & splash resistant design and 6,000 mAh capacity – you can be assured that no matter how extreme your weekend gets, all your gear will have the power it needs come Monday.
"The powerstation PRO is in a class of its own. Tough design and up to 2.1amp, high-output charging, keeps you going in the most extreme conditions. This powerstation has the largest capacity of all juice packs and has the ability to handle all of your smart devices, including the iPad."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
6000mAh battery in an IP65 dust and sprayproof casing, with a rubber shockproof surround. Pretty light at 221g and about the same size as two iPhone 4 phones.
It is expensive, but then it is also good at what it does.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Perfect, it is very dependable.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Big capacity battery, relatively light and very dependable.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The safety button needs to be pressed to start charging, and while this is a good idea, you need to remember to press it.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Age: 40 Height: 193cm Weight: 70kg
I usually ride: Brompton M3L My best bike is: Cannondale CAAD10
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, club rides, sportives, mtb,