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Anker 2nd Gen. Astro 6000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

Anker 2nd Gen. Astro 6000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

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Product Description

The all-new 2nd generation Anker® Astro recasts the possibilities of mobile power.

Compatibility maximized.

Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only communicate effectively with particular devices, like Apple OR Android, often limiting their recharge rate. But with PowerIQ™ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn’t limit your charging speed.

Power through your day.

We packed 6000mAh of power into a candy-bar shaped pack ideal for grab-and-go use. What's more, we realized an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives. This energizing combination charges the iPhone 3 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost twice.

Double take.

Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro may feel reserved at first. But, a friendly “shake” reveals its warm inner light to display the power level or begin your charge. Generous, cool, and delightfully intuitive, the new Astro is perfect for your next adventure, or just the daily grind.

For optimal use.

• Please use your device’s original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
• Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices. The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Customer Reviews

mbz
  • Five Stars
  • 2014-10-30

Ricardo Flores
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and More (Black) (Wireless
  • Nice
  • 2014-10-30

Cecil Acuna "Cecil A."
  • I use this all the time for my S4, ...Verified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexu
  • I use this all the time for my S4, I can charge it twice with one go, charged my Kindle fire quick too.
  • 2014-10-29

Wayne Moore
  • It worked perfectly!Verified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and More (Black)
  • The product worked perfectly for 5 months and then failed to hold a charge. I contacted Anker and they replaced the battery charger and paid for the return postage. Normally one would expect a product that failed in 5 months to get a lower rating, but the hassle free return and replacement earns the 5 star rating.
  • 2014-10-29

RUBEN
  • Four StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and More (Black) (Wireless
  • excelente producto!! muy útil y fácil de llevar..
  • 2014-10-28
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Can I use a different USB cable rather than the cable that comes with the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery?
Yes, you can use other cables. However, to ensure compatibility and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable, a third-party certified cable (such as MFI) or the included cable.
Q2.  What kind of wall charger should I use to charge the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery?
The battery can be recharged from any PC or laptop USB port or any USB AC adapter. A USB AC adapter with 1.2A or more output current will maximize charging speed. Lower currents will prolong charge time.
Q3.  What devices are compatible with the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery?
The battery is compatible with Android, Apple and almost all other devices charged via USB. It has a maximum output of 2.0A.
Q4.  Does the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery work with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?
Yes, but the Apple cable is not included. Please use your device's original cable.
Q5.  Will the supplied Micro USB v2.0 cable compatible with the Micro USB v3.0 devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S5/Note2/Note3?
Yes, take a close look at the port and you will see the port is divided, insert the none Micro-USB 3.0 plug to the appropriate side and it will work fine.
Q6.  What's the output efficiency of the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery?
The efficiency of this battery is around 70%-80%. The internal circuit board is 92% efficient, accounting for power lost through circuit heat and voltage conversion, which is up to 5% above the industry average. Energy is also lost within the charging cable and the device being charged (approximately 15-20%). Additionally, the efficiency can be affected by the cable length and the age of the device being charged.
Q7.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery charge other devices while it is being charged?
No.
Q8.  My device charges at 1 Amp, will the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery’s 2 Amp output harm it?
No, the external battery will only supply the maximum charge current allowed by your device.
Q9.  What do the LEDs indicate when the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery is charging itself or other devices?
When the battery is charging your devices, the smart LED indicator will respire; displaying its remaining power. It will shut off automatically once your device has completed charging or ceases to draw a current.
When the battery is being charged, the smart LED indicator will light up. The constantly lit portion of the LED circle shows the current level of charge while the cascading LEDs display the portion still charging. The LED display will shut off once battery is fully charged.
Q10.  Will the the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery lose power when it turns on unexpectedly in a back pack or pocket?
Although it may activate occasionally when in your bag or pocket , the power usage of the LED indicator is negligible. It would take over 100,000 activations to drain even 1% of the battery's capacity.
Q11.  How long will the charge in a 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery last without being used?
Generally, the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery's 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, please discharge and recharge it at least once every 4 months.
Q12.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery be used for international travel?
Yes. Please be sure that the USB AC adapter is compatible with the voltage of the country you're travelling to. The input voltage of an adapter is usually labeled on the adapter.
Q13.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery be taken on board airplanes?
Yes, all Anker external batteries including the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery 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 Pro2 20000mAh (74 wh) which is lower than the above 100 wh limit.
Q14.  What should I do if the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery can not be charged?
Please try a different AC adapter and Micro USB cable to see if that helps. Email us at support@ianker.com during your 18-month warranty period if this doesn't fix the issue.
Q15.  What should I do if the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh external battery can not charge other devices?
Please try a different charging cable between the Astro and your device. Email us at support@ianker.com during your 18-month warranty period if this doesn't fix the issue.

Feel free to ask questions about this product here.
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can this product fully charge a ipad mini to full power and an iphone 6 to full charge multiple times with the battery being charge once?
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ANKER Team


It'll charge an iPad Mini 1 time exactly and an iPhone almost 3 times.
Reply Report as spam Oct 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM
Lost Charging Cable
I have lost my charging cable for my  Anker 2nd Gen 6000. Can you please tell me how I can get a replacement cable?
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ANKER Team


The cable you need is a standard Micro USB to USB cable and they're available from pretty much any good electronics retailer.
Reply Report as spam Oct 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Defective unit
Hello,I recently purchased 3 2nd Gen. Astro 6000mAh's.  One of the units stopped working after a week of use.  The lights no longer illuminate and it will not charge a cell phone.  What is your policy on returns?
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orthopaedicsurgeon
Anker honors an 18-month warranty for their products. Contact them at 1-800-988-7973 (US) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (PST) support@ianker.com
Reply Report as spam Oct 2, 2014 at 7:53 PM
ANKER Team


All our products have an 18 month warranty.

Please get in touch with our customer service guys at support@ianker.com.
Reply Report as spam Oct 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM
I have problems
I bought this battery and everything worked fine until I downloaded for complete and now he will not charge or turn on. What I can do?
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ANKER Team


Try charging it with a different cable and wall charger.

If this doesn't help then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be able to help you further as well as process any replacements or refunds that are required.
Reply Report as spam Aug 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM
Hussam AL Natour
and me 
Reply Report as spam Sep 25, 2014 at 6:06 AM
problem with the battery sensor
I recently bought this product on amazon, but after a month of using it the sensor within the product went crazy, and when I start charging it now it twinkles a lot, I'm afraid it will damage the products I charge with it so I just stop using it, could you tell me if there's any solution or what the problem could be   Greetings
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Aug 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM
ANKER Team


This is unusual behaviour for the Astro but it would never damage another device.

If the Astro is still doing this when you charge it using a different USB charger or computer USB port then get in touch with our customer service guys and let them know, they'll help you out further.
Reply Report as spam Aug 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Problem With mi Battery
Buy the product via amazon in February, now seems not to work.The LEDs flash quickly does not seem to re charging more!!!you can replace it?regardsValerio
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MikeC
contact Anker support at,  http://www.ianker.com/support/
Reply Report as spam Aug 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM
ANKER Team


Please try and charge it with a different cable and wall cahrger.

If you're still having issues then get in touch with your customer service team at support@ianker.com and let them know, they'll be able to help you further.
Reply Report as spam Aug 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Fher Armas
This is what happened to me yesterday, exactly 1 month after i bought it i used it like 6 times, it really sucks!!!
Reply Report as spam Aug 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Bag broke
I've had this battery for less than 24 hours and the travel bag that it came with broke. The string to tighten the top of the bag broke the sewing part where the material folds over the string. I love everything else about the battery except for the durability of the pouch. I know I should be emailing your support team, but I'd  rather get this out there so the Anker team knows this is a problem.
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ANKER Team


Thanks so much for letting us know!

In order to get you a replacement sorted please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com.
Reply Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Power Meter stopped functioning
After a few days of use, I found it so great that I ordered a second one, for my wife. But after using this one less than a week, the Power Meter stopped functioning, be it after gentle or stronger shake. I've tried recharging it the whole night, but it didn't change anything. Is there any way I can get it to work again ? It's a big trouble, not being able to know how much power is left in this device. If at all…
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Thierry Méchain
Turns out, it's not only the Power Meter, but the whole unit, that stopped working.After a nigt of charge, I tried to plug it to my iPhone and it didn't charge at all.How can I get a replacement unit?
Reply Report as spam Jul 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Thierry Méchain
Quote From ANKER Team: Sorry, I replied before seeing your answer. Of course, I've tried with diffrent cables and chargers : same result, no go.I'll contact support@ianker.com, thanks !
Reply Report as spam Jul 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM
ANKER Team


Give it a go with a different cable and wall charger.

If you're still having any problems then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and let them know and they'll help you further.
Reply Report as spam Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Kristian Altuve
I am experiencing this same issue. I've only used it once and now the power meter isn't displaying
Reply Report as spam Jul 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM
Enzo Ferro
I've had a very similar problem with my Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh It would start the charging process, start blinking LED etc. then it would stop and would NOT charge from any power outlet, regardless of cable and plug combination.FYI -- I was able to charge via USB on my PC without issue.Anker sent me a replacement without hesitation. However I experienced the same exact issue with new battery as well. Spoke to Customer service and they suggested I look at another model:Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000mAh . I returned the replacement 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh  and just got the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 16000mAh  as suggested. I just started experiencing the same issues. The devices start charging for a few minutes then they just stop. I'm trying it again as I type this and the first light is blinking. I'll check back in with my findings tomorrow. I REALLY wanted to use this device on my upcoming trip to WDW next week. I may be ordering from a different company if this doesn't work.  
Reply Report as spam Sep 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Input Specs
While looking at the different colors I noticed something rather strange. On the yellow and green Ankers the input is listed at 5V/1A. While the black color lists the input at 5V/1.2A. SO which one is it?
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ANKER Team


The optimum charging input for each of the Astro 6000 colours is 5V/1.2A.

The Astros were recently upgraded so we're working on getting consistency across the board for charging levels.
Reply Report as spam Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00 AM
NannerAirCraft
Quote From ANKER Team: I also noticed on amazon that for the black color the usb port says Smart while for the other colors it says IQ above the usb port.
Reply Report as spam Jul 25, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Can it charge my Nexus 5 two time?
Does anyone who has this been able to follow charge a Nexus 5 which has a 2300mah battery twice? Also how long does this take to charge?
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Blueanwhites
Probably not if you discharge your Nexus to zero but as that isn't advised and you would probably charge it earlier. It would probably charge it to around 100% twice. 
Reply Report as spam Jul 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM
ANKER Team


It should charge your Nexus 5 just as quickly as its OEM charger!
Reply Report as spam Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM
NannerAirCraft
No I mean how fast to charger the Anker?
Reply Report as spam Jul 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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