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Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh External Battery

Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh External Battery

Charger- 40W 5-port desktop charger

Product Description

Low-profile? Check. Convenient? You know it. Reliable? Of course. With the Anker® Astro Mini, gain access to stylish, portable power - all in the palm of your hand.

A shot to your phone.

When all you need is a boost, the Anker® Astro Mini's got you covered. Holds enough juice to get you back up and running without weighing you down (less than 3oz). Add more than a full charge - that's up to 9 hours of talk time to an iPhone or more than 90 hours of audio playback to most other phones.

Undercover power.

The external battery of choice for secret agents, overnight campers, busy parents and those headed out for a night on the town. At the approximate size of a tube of lipstick, it slips easily into your bag, pocket or even your clutch (only 3.5in long). Eliminate the bulk, but still be ready with a backup.

Primo construction.

As with all Anker® products, each Astro Mini is built with dependability in mind. Specifically, we incorporate premium microchips, Samsung Grade A cells and a rugged aluminum outer shell to ensure the highest quality possible to our customers. Whether you're in the car, at a party or somewhere out on the trail, know you've got a reliable battery that won't let you down.

For optimal use.

• Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other 5V input USB-charged devices. The iPod nano, Samsung and Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.
• To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable, a third-party certified cable (such as MFI) or our included cable.
• To start a charge, first press the power button.

Customer Reviews

trey26k
  • Awesome
  • I have a full sized Anker that I love. I bought this to keep in my pocket when I would be out and about all day. Easily fully recharges my Iphone 5 with some left over. Can't beat the product or the price.
  • 2014-04-23

Elaine Stutman
  • Great Product!
  • I bought this product for a trip to North Carolina to run a half marathon. I knew my iPhone battery would be drained after the run and I used this product afterwards and was very pleased with both the product and speed of recharging my phone!
  • 2014-04-23

CMB350
  • Seem good
  • We have 3 different Anker chargers. The Lipstick-Sized one is for the wife to keep on her at all times. The iPhone 5s uses battery too quickly! The 3000mAh allows for approximately 1.5 charges. Perfect for charging the phone in her purse while she does errands.
  • 2014-04-22

Emily
  • recommend
  • It's not too heavy, comes precharged, very pleased with this product. Gave as a gift after I bought to anker astro 3e
  • 2014-04-22

Daniel Hyland
  • Great product
  • I use this charger all the time. While I wouldn't agree that it's "lipstick-sized," it's still small enough that it's not cumbersome to carry around and powerful enough to give your phone a full charge from 0. Definitely recommended.
  • 2014-04-22
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Can I use USB cables othan than those provided with my Anker external battery?
To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable, a third-party certified cable (such as MFI) or our included cable.
Q2.  Does it work with the new iPhone 5s, 5c?
Yes. But the Apple connector is not included. Please use your device's original cable.
Q3.  Anker external batteries' efficiency.
ALL external batteries lose power due to voltage conversion and circuit resistance.

Approximately 20% of Astro 2nd Generation external battery’s total capacity is consumed, including power lost from circuit heat and voltage conversion within the external battery (approximately 6%) and the charging cable and your device (approximately 14%). This efficiency rate is 15% higher than the industry average of 35%.

Older Astro batteries have lose approximately 30%.

According to industrial standards, all external batteries are labeled based on their raw cells capacity not efficiency. Like others, we are following this standard.
Q4.  How long will the battery lasts while not in use?
Generally, most of our external batteries' static power consumption is lower than 100uA, which will take between 3.5 and 20 years to drain the battery completely.

However, the chemicals within the li-ion battery will gradually become less active over prolonged periods without use. Most will die in 2 years of inactivity.

To extend your battery's life:
1. Charge and recharge it at least once every 3-4 months.
2. Do not over-charge or over-discharge it. It is best to keep it charged between 5%-95%.
Q5.  Can Anker external batteries be used for international travel?
Yes. Be sure the USB adapter you bring with is compatible with the voltage of the country you will be traveling to. An adapter's voltage input is usually printed on the adapter.
Q6.  Can external batteries be taken on board airplanes?
Yes, all Anker external batteries can legally and safely be taken on board airplanes. Here are the relevant requirements:

Quoted from Federal transportation security rules (Effective January 1, 2008):
Lithium ion batteries (a.k.a.: rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer, LIPO, secondary lithium).
-Passengers may carry consumer-sized lithium ion batteries [no more than 8 grams of equivalent lithium content or 100 watt hours (wh) per battery]. This size covers AA, AAA, 9-volt, cell phone, PDA, camera, camcorder, Gameboy, and standard laptop computer batteries.
-Passengers can also bring two (2) larger lithium ion batteries (more than 8 grams, up to 25 grams of equivalent lithium content per battery) in their carry-on. This size covers larger extended-life laptop batteries. Most consumer lithium ion batteries are below this size.

Anker's largest external battery is currently the Anker Pro 20000mAh (74 wh) which is lower than the above 100 wh limit.
Q7.  What can I do if I lose the provided accessories?
Please check to see if you have extras or contact us via email at support@ianker.com for help.
Q8.  Anker external batteries' compatibility
Anker external batteries are compatible with Android and Apple smartphones and tablets except Asus devices ( Apple connectors are not included, please use your devices original cable).
Q9.  Can it be charged and charge other devices at the same time?
Yes, this battery can simultaneously charge and discharge. However, constant pass-through charging may affect the battery’s lifespan.
Q10.  Do you need to press the power button to begin charging other devices?
Yes.
Q11.  How long does it take to fully charge this Anker external battery?
3-4 hours with a 1A output charger.
Q12.  What do the LEDs indicate when the external battery is charging itself or other devices?
The green LED indicator will flash when the Astro Mini is charging other devices. When it is recharging itself, a constant green LED indicator will light up and will turn off automatically once the Astro Mini is fully charged.
Q13.  Why can’t I charge my Bluetooth device with the Astro Mini?
The Astro Mini will not charge devices with input currents lower than 30mA, including some Bluetooth and GPS devices.
Q14.  What if the Astro Mini fails to recharge?
a. Check that the adapter is connected securely, or replace it if the current one is not functioning normally.
b. Check that the USB cable is connected securely, or replace it if the current one is not functioning normally.
c. Please email us at support@ianker.com duiring your 18-month warranty period if the provided acessories or the external battery have problems.
Q15.  What if the Astro Mini fails to charge my devices?
Refer to the tips listed under Question 6, and check that the Astro mini’s voltage is compatible with your electronic device's required charging voltage. Please make sure to press the power button. Please email us at support@ianker.com duiring your 18-month warranty period if the provided acessories or the external battery have problems.

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Hello, do you sell directly to the customer?  I am looking to purchase around 200 phone chargers but am looking for a company that can add a business logo as a promo piece.

 

Please let me know if this would be a possibility.

 

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ANKER Team
Great idea for a promotional piece.If you contact our wholesale team at vip-support@ianker.com, they'll be able to help you out.
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Just bought charger?
Does this come fully charged, I'm not sure cos I plugged it into my PC, but not sure how long it actually takes to be fully charged, as the light is still orange.
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IT Owl
Plug it into the wall, your pc does not supply enough power to charge it.

It will come partially charged
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AnkerMember431
I bought this and it comes partially charged, plug it into your wall. Your PC will charge it too slow.
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charging Astro Mini
Hi - how long does it take to charge the Astro Mini the first time? Am confused as the green light shows up, but the battery doesn't seem to be able to charge iPad, so am now charging the Astro Mini, with yellow led light showing up. How long does it take to fully charge?
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IT Owl
This doesn't have enough power to charge an ipad. This is only meant for phones.

Make sure you're charging this battery from the wall and not your computer. It should only take about 2.5 hours to fully charge
Reply Report as spam Feb 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM
orthopaedicsurgeon
It can not charge an iPad. You can use it to charge an iPhone and selected smartphones, bluetooth headsets, cellphones, among others.

You need to get another external battery to charge an iPad. Here's one of those batteries that are compatible with the iPad:
http://www.ianker.com/product/79AN7902-YA
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susy
can I charge this unit by plugging it into a wall socket?
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AnkerMember431
Yes, you can. That is how I charge mine, I have the exact same unit except mine is blue.
Reply Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM
xnap30
Yes that is the best way to charge a battery. Usually computers do not supply enough power.

Plugging into the way is always the fastest and easiest
Reply Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 11:39 AM
orthopaedicsurgeon
You can charge it by plugging it into a wall socket. You can utilize your device's USB power adapter.

You can also check out Anker's dual- and multi-port chargers.
Reply Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM
ANKER Team
Yes, plug into any USB adapter.
Reply Report as spam Jan 27, 2014 at 1:13 AM
Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh Silver
Is the Astro Mini made of the same battery or way as the more efficient Anker 2nd generation Astro battery, or is it made like the older previous less efficient style of Astro battery? Can I expect to get around 2700mAh usable battery from it or more like 2500mAh? I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 cellphone. Battery is 2000mAh. Battery voltage 3.8 v. How long would it take to charge my cellphone from empty? Amazon.com and Amazon.ca are not selling this to my location in Toronto, Canada. I'm going to send support a message, maybe I can order direct from you. Thank you and Happy New Year!
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xnap30
You should expect 2650 mAh or so. Should charge your Lumia 1020 in 3-4 hours, same as a wall charger. It out puts 1A at 5V.

Best best is to send Anker a message and direct order it
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Quote From xnap30:Thank you, will do :)
Reply Report as spam Jan 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM
ANKER Team
It is the 1st generation and has a 30% power conversion loss, so you should get around 2100mah. It takes about 3 hours to charge your phone to full. This unit is currently not available on amazon.ca but should arrive in a week. Please check back later. As stated in our customer FAQ: ALL external batteries lose power due to voltage conversion and circuit resistance. Approximately 20% of Astro 2nd Generation external battery’s total capacity is consumed, including power lost from circuit heat and voltage conversion within the external battery (approximately 6%) and the charging cable and your device (approximately 14%). This efficiency rate is 15% higher than the industry average of 35%. Older Astro batteries have lose approximately 30%. According to industry standards, all external batteries are labeled based on their raw cells capacity, not efficiency. Like others, we are following this standard.
Reply Report as spam Jan 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM
Essential...
If you're not exigent....this is the perfect external battery.....it'll charge just more that a full charge of an iphone 5 so you're sure that you'll arrive at the end of the day....
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xnap30
Haha Thanks for the review.

You're right. This is a great light weight and powerful charger able to charge the iphone battery 120% so you can get through the day.

Please contact anker support if you have any questions or concerns
Reply Report as spam Dec 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Very good, close to perfection
I bought it 2 months ago, used quite a lot (charging Samsung Galaxy S2 with standard 1650 mA battery) and was happy with it. Anyway, I also found aspects that could be improved. Here's a PROs and CONs list: PROs: - It charges my smartphone FAST! - At the moment, it allows 1 full charge, maybe something more; considering Astro's size, weight and portrability, it is really good - The carrying bag is very useful: you can keep your phone and Astro in your pocket while charging, without worrying to scratch the phone display - The aluminium case is outstanding in look and feel CONs: - It was supplied with micro-usb cable and iPhone adapter; no extendable cable nor other adapters, as shown in the pictures - Pressing power button, LED light is always green in colour, even when Astro has no more juice to give; it would be nice to have a battery level indicator using different colour/pulsing light. At the moment, I have no way to know if I need to charge it before using it. - Strange behaviour with my phone when Astro's battery is empty but the phone still needs charging: Astro turn off but my phone's display turns on and never switches off until I unplug Astro. Not goods, because the always on display drains my battery fast, if don't realise what happened.
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ANKER Team
Thanks for your feedback. We're always looking to improve so hopefully we can incorporate your insights into our product in the future.
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Hello, I would like to order this from ebay and not from amazon. Can I receive a hyperlink to your ebay page? Thanks!!
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AnkerMember431
Here is the link to buy the silver one from Anker on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anker-Astro-Mini-3000mAh-Lipstick-size-External-Battery-Charger-for-Smart-Phones-/330976593241?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&hash=item4d0fbe0559
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Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anker-Astro-Mini-3000mAh-Lipstick-size-External-Battery-Charger-for-Smart-Phones-/330976593241?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&hash=item4d0fbe0559 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anker-Astro-Mini-External-Battery-for-iPhone-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-S3-S4-3000mAh-/331056561983?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&var=&hash=item4d14823f3fPlease

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