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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

PowerIQ™: Compatibility maximized: Meeting your device’s unique charging needs.

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

smilingTolerantly
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy, Nexus and other Smartpho
  • Works great. Love the yellow color. And, unlike my previous Anker, doesn't look like a dildo!
  • 2014-10-25

Lynn Jacobs
  • Absolutely wonderful! Perfect compact sizeVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air, mini,
  • Absolutely wonderful! Perfect compact size! I drape it on my bicycle handlebars or in the front bike bag and it keeps my iPhone 100% charged for the entire ride. Fits easy into a purse. Each charge is good for at least 2 three-hour rides or 3 two-hour rides. Love it! And my hubby loves his too!
  • 2014-10-21

Edifice
  • just like me, you will be mad at the seller ...
  • As mentioned in other reviews, most of this battery chargers are dying in a short-term use. Mine too died after about three months; however, I had to trace any reason associated to that death. I left my Xperia Smartphone on it overtime, and forgot to unplug the phone from the charger when I went to bed. In the next morning, my phone was fully charged but the light on the charger was off. And I put the charger on power immediately, but that was when I noticed that the charger has died. In short, many of these reported and unreported deaths are possibly caused by excessive charging time. If your charger indicates 25%, and your phone or tablet needs more than 25% of charge, then don't leave your device on Anker External battery charger unattended. Otherwise, your device will drain the charger to death. And, just like me, you will be mad at the seller and seek possible satisfaction, which you will really get at first glance.Now going back to that morning...after I determined that the charger was off-life, I contacted the seller immediately, and the issue was solved in a neat manner. Solution was "we are going to send you a new charger. And please, send us the defected charger as soon as you get the replacement." Yes, I got the replacement and sent the defected.I have used the replacement for a long time, and it still works as if it just came out of the box. Again, I never left my smartphone on it. That is the best advice I would recommend to any one holding this charger. Spare its life to spare your happiness!
  • 2014-10-17

Cristina
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, i
  • VERY GOOD PRODUCT, CHARGED MY WHOLE APPLE IPAD
  • 2014-10-15

O. Ajaiyeoba "J.R."
  • I got the powerVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5,
  • This company is great. Customer service is WINNING! Charges S5 Active fully from less than 10% with a charge left from about 45%, so about 1.5 charges, which is good
  • 2014-10-12
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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.

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I LOve this one
Lots of color options.
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Oct 2, 2014 at 2:28 AM
ANKER Team


Yep, hopefully we've got a colour design to suit everyone now.
Reply Report as spam Oct 2, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Stopped charging
I got one of these last week and it already stopped working. No lights and doesn't charge. Disappointing. 
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Sep 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM
ANKER Team


We're sorry to hear that.

Remember, all our products have an 18 month warranty so give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and let them know. They'll get you back up and running in no time.
Reply Report as spam Sep 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Yellow and Blue Colors in Canada
I would like to buy this beautiful battery charger and I noticed that it comes in different colors like yellow and blue, but unfortunately none of them is available for Canada. So, do you have any information about the availability date of those colors to Amazon Canada?
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ANKER Team


The new blue and white versions are being sold by Amazon directly rather than through Anker Direct so we have no control over which Amazon platforms will be selling them.

The other colours are unfortunately only available on Amazon US.
Reply Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 3:30 AM
salamify
Sir,The yellow color is sold by Anker in Amazon.ca, but it say that is currently unavailable. Will it be available soon?
Reply Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM
charging astro
Hi,I am wondering if it is ok to charge astro battery directly with regular smartphone charger like galaxy s2 without using the provided usb cable? (the same way i charge my smarthpone)
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ANKER Team


Yep, as long as it has a Micro USB output then you should be good to go.
Reply Report as spam Aug 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Good product
Small and light. Works well with IPHONE4S
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM
ANKER Team


Yep! It'll work well with almost all smart phones.
Reply Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 2:30 AM
Disappointed
I bought it a week before online. This product really disappointed me. Within the use of one week it stopped charging. When i try to charge it from my computer it dont get charged. I bought in dubai via onilne shopping website. It says American brand but as mentioned in item "MADE IN CHINA". It has proven worth its really made in China. Now nobody is there to solve my problem. When i contact to customer service of anker they say, since i have bought if from third party they cant do anything. Again when i contact to those online seller, they are also helpless... i wasted my money in this product. Better i would have bought other .. finlly regretting with this product. I have been charging this device since 12 hours no any circle light is glowing. any battery is not being charged.. :( 
Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM
ANKER Team


Sorry to hear that you had so many problems with your Astro.

We do try to control all 3rd party sales of our devices in order to make sure that customer care is provided but in today's market place it's very difficult to stop all unauthorised resellers. We would suggest that you go back to the reseller and advise that if they purchased the Astro from AnkerDirect then they will still be covered by our 18 month warranty. Apologies that we can't help you further on this occasion.
Reply Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM
alexhelm
Sounds like a bad cable or the seller was there to scam you.Strange that you are not within a 30 day money back guarantee policy.Usually buyers are super protected in the policies...
Reply Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Savvy A KA Roshan
They have been saying that since it has landed in dubai we cant send back it to US. I contact them a lot and also explained that company itself is providing 18 months warranty so why are hesitating to assist me. ..!! Now they can just say me sorry. But i really fired them saying dont sell next time onwards. I paid them 68$. But i am shock why my device dont work. Actually i have used my anker till it get drained after it became fully nill. I tried to recharge my astro device but it is not charging.. 
Reply Report as spam Aug 12, 2014 at 1:23 AM
Supporting Smart Phones.
Does this support Google Nexus 5?
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JaRo1
Above it says it supports all Android devices so i yes it will support the Nexus 5.
Reply Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 3:20 AM
ANKER Team


Yep, it works very well with the Nexus 5.
Reply Report as spam Aug 11, 2014 at 3:30 AM
LED's
I just finished charging the 2nd Gen Atro 6000 for the first time. I noticed that the LED's , although they flash 360 degrees, they only light up to 70% charged on a full charge. I did recharge the battery before it was 100% discharged. Is this normal or should the ring be completely lit when fully charged?Thanks 
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ANKER Team


After a full charge all the LEDs should be lit.

If you're struggling to fully charge it then please use a different cable and charger and see if that makes a difference. If you're still having trouble then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and let them know. They'll be more than happy to help.
Reply Report as spam Aug 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM
SteveZ
I plugged the battery to my computer's USB port as suggested by your customer support operator, and it charged to 100%.Thanks.
Reply Report as spam Aug 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Droid Razr Maxx HD
Is this compatible with the Droid Razr Maxx HD?
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Andy Faulkner
Yes
Reply Report as spam Aug 3, 2014 at 1:41 AM
ANKER Team


Yep, it'll work great with the Razr.
Reply Report as spam Aug 4, 2014 at 2:00 AM
charge my anker 2nd generation
hi i would like to know that if i can charge my Anker 2nd Gen. Astro 6000mAh External Battery Charger with iphone 5 charger or it is only recommended to charge from computer or laptop? i have seen that my iphone 5 charger output power is 5V with 1 A. please suggest on this issue coz everytime i dont want to open my laptop or computer to charge my anker 2nd generation 6000mah device. 
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 30, 2014 at 8:49 AM
ANKER Team


Yes, you'll be absolutely fine using your iPhone charger!

The fastest charger would be 5V/1.2A but a charger of any other power level won't cause any damage or issues.
Reply Report as spam Jul 31, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Savvy A KA Roshan
one more question i have got with me. Can i keep charging my anker device till the battery is full in my anker device? Suppose i keep on charge before i go for bed and will it harm to my device is i keep it for 9-10 hours non stop charging when i am sleeping whole nite? Will it cause damage to my device for continuous charging ?
Reply Report as spam Jul 31, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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