Top Portable Tablet Chargers

So you were on the train, watching a movie and then suddenly your tablet died down. You forgot to charge it! Avoiding this situation is simple; all you need is a portable tablet charger. This handy device allows you to charge your tablet even if there’s no outlet around. Of course, you need to charge the portable charger beforehand as they are essentially battery packs.

The good thing about most portable tablet chargers is that they can be used across multiple devices. This means they are not only for tablets but also for smartphones! But be warned though as not all portable chargers may work as devices have different current ratings. Take a look at the top portable tablet chargers below and see which one fits your device.

 

EasyAcc External Battery Pack Charger

This portable charger features a Li-Polymer battery pack with a capacity of 12000 mAh. That’s more than twice the battery capacity of the Nexus 7  (4325 mAh) which means you can charge the device with this multiple times. Li-Polymer batteries are also known to be more reliable and safer than Li-Ion batteries.  Short circuit protection is present as well as an over-current switch so you’re device is safe against electric surges. This portable tablet charger can charge two tablets simultaneously at most. It can also charge a number of smartphones (see link below) and comes with a set of connectors for the devices mentioned.  EasyAcc 12000mAh 4 x USB Portable External Battery Pack Charger for Tablets: iPad 3, iPad mini; Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7; Samsung Galaxy Tab; for Phones: iPhone 5, 4S; Samsung ; Motorola; HTC; LG; Nokia phones; for Kindle Paperwhite, Touch, Kindle and much more 5V device. [PB12000A; 4 USB OUTPUT: 0.5A~2A; Black]

Pros:

Provides lots of power to a number of devices. Can do multiple charges on a single device with it only being charge once.

Cons:

Bigger and heavier than other chargers. Fingerprint magnet.

Charging Ports:EasyAcc 12000mAh 4 x USB Portable External Battery Pack Charger for Tablets: iPad 3, iPad mini; Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7; Samsung Galaxy Tab; for Phones: iPhone 5, 4S; Samsung ; Motorola; HTC; LG; Nokia phones; for Kindle Paperwhite, Touch, Kindle and much more 5V device. [PB12000A; 4 USB OUTPUT: 0.5A~2A; Black]

  • USB 1 / 2.1 Amperes (for iPad)
  • USB 2 / 1.0 Amperes (for iPhone)
  • USB 3 / 1.3 Amperes (for Samsung devices)
  • USB 4 / 1.4 Amperes (for older Nokia phones)

Compatible Tablets:

  • Google Nexus 7
  • Kindle Fire
  • iPad / iPad2 / iPad 3
  • Galaxy Tab / Galaxy Tab 2

Where to Buy:

 

New Trent IMP120D iCarrier

The New Trent iCarrier, if it’s not obvious, is primarily for iDevices (iPhones, iPads) although it can also charge other units.  It’s rating is 12000 mAh which is equivalent to plus 17 hours on your iPad 3′s on-life. This portable charger only has two ports, one supplies a current of 2 A (for tablets) and another supplies 1 A (for phones). There’ s no mention of any short-circuit protection from the manufacturer’s of this product but we have reason to believe that this is included as per electrical safety standards. Comes with a microUSB cable and Galaxy Tab cable but no iPhone/iPad cable. New Trent IMP120D iCarrier 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, the new iPad, iPad2, iPhone 5/4S/4/3Gs/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Blackberry Bold, Curve, Torch; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (IMP120D: iCarrier is the upgraded version of the IMP1000: iCruiser)

Pros:

Similar battery type and capacity to the one above which means it can also do multiple charges to one device. Weight and size are OK. Looks good.

Cons:

Limited number of ports means limited number of compatible devices. No DC Out port for other devices.

Charging Ports:New Trent IMP120D iCarrier 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, the new iPad, iPad2, iPhone 5/4S/4/3Gs/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Blackberry Bold, Curve, Torch; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (IMP120D: iCarrier is the upgraded version of the IMP1000: iCruiser)

  • USB 1 / 2 Amperes (for tablets)
  • USB 2 / 1 Ampere (for phones)

Compatible Tablets:

  • iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3
  • Galaxy Tab / Galaxy Tab 2

Where to Buy:

 

Anker Astro 3

If you own gadgets other than tablets and smartphones, this portable charger might be for you. The Anker Astro 3 has three charging ports: one USB port for Apple devices, another USB port for Androids (tablet or smartphone) and a 9V /12 V port for digital cameras, handheld games and more. Yes, there is only one port for 9 V and 12 V gadgets but there’s a switch to shift from one voltage to another. With this setup, you can easily destroy your gadget if you switched to the wrong mode. This portable charger comes with lots of connectors; there are 12 connectors for phones and six for tablets.

Pros:

Can charge other devices aside from phones and tablets. Comes with multiple connectors.Anker® Astro3 10000mAh Multi-voltage 5V / 9V / 12V 2A External Battery Pack ( Dual USB Output plus DC Output ) for Samsung Tablets, Netbook, Digital Cameras, DV Recorders, PS Vita, Nexus 7, NDS, NDSL, GoPro; Smart Phones, Android Phones: iPhone 5 (OEM CABLE REQUIRED), iPad, iPod; HTC Sensation, EVO, One X; Samsung Galaxy S3 [12 connectors for mobile phones, 6 connectors for tablets, US AC adapter included]

Cons:

Manual switch from 9 V to 12 V could be dangerous to the device. Thick and heavy.

Charging Ports:

  • USB 1 / 2 Amperes (iOS devices)
  • USB 2 / 2 Amperes (Android devices)
  • 9V / 12 V (other gadgets)

Compatible Tablets:Anker® Astro3 10000mAh Multi-voltage 5V / 9V / 12V 2A External Battery Pack ( Dual USB Output plus DC Output ) for Samsung Tablets, Netbook, Digital Cameras, DV Recorders, PS Vita, Nexus 7, NDS, NDSL, GoPro; Smart Phones, Android Phones: iPhone 5 (OEM CABLE REQUIRED), iPad, iPod; HTC Sensation, EVO, One X; Samsung Galaxy S3 [12 connectors for mobile phones, 6 connectors for tablets, US AC adapter included]

  • iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3
  • Galaxy Tab / Galaxy Tab 2
  • Kindle / Kindle Fire
  • Nexus 7

 

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