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Anker 2nd Gen Astro2 9000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

Anker 2nd Gen Astro2 9000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

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Product Description

The all-new 2nd generation Anker® Astro2 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.

Packed with power.

We figure, the more power, the better. Packed with 9000mAh of juice, and featuring an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives, the new Astro2 charges the iPhone four+ times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost three times.

Double take.

Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro2 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 Astro2 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.

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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Can I use USB cables other 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.

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Anker External battery charging
Hi, I look at the manual and there is examples about the charging time of the device. There is only a few examples about possible adapters. I see that my iPhone adapter charger is 5v/1a. I was wondering if I could use my iPad adapter to recharge the battery pack. It states on the adapter 5.1v/ 2.1a, is it ok for me to use to charge without damage anger 2nd gen astro pack 2 (9000mah)?thanks David Boutin
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Kyle Kenyon
That should work just fine. It will only pull as much current as it can. Something like this will also work well http://www.ianker.com/product/71AN7109-W2A 
Reply Report as spam Oct 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM
ANKER Team


Yes, the iPad charger will work just fine and won't cause damage to the battery or itself.
Reply Report as spam Oct 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM
compatibility with lumia 925
Will the Anker 2nd Gen Astro2 9000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology be compatible with mobile whose bundled charger outputs 1 or 1.3A? I know the 925 can accept 1.5 and 2A but would 3A shorten the battery life?
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ANKER Team


The Power IQ technology means the amperage output will be tailored perfectly to the attached device.

There really is no need to worry about any kind of damage to your batteries.
Reply Report as spam Oct 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Astro 9400mAh?
I see you updated your 6000mAh verion with 6400nAh verion. Any timetable when the bigger cousins get the same treatment?
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ANKER Team


Unfortunately we don't have a timetable or exact release date yet but rest assured we're working as hard as we can to get them out soon.
Reply Report as spam Sep 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Anker IQ won't charge my device
I charged the Anker overnight, it will not charge my i5s.  It has previously charged it very well, quickly.While on the charger, the IQ displays a circle that grows from the top, clockwise to a full circle, it then fades to black, repeats.When I attach the IQ to my iphone, it charges for a few seconds, shows a full circle that shrinks to a single dot that blinks rapidly & stops fading to black.I shake the IQ, it begins to charge, but only for a few seconds again.Curious, it has charged my iphone completely half a dozen times previously, now, not at all.  
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Sep 24, 2014 at 6:59 AM
ANKER Team


Sounds like it may be defective.

Please give it a go with different cables to confirm the problem is with the battery and if you're still having problems then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be able to help you further.
Reply Report as spam Sep 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Graham
Thanks Anker Team, I attempted to charge a Kindle with the IQ, the Kindle was at perhaps 25% charge.  Upon connecting, and shaking the IQ, the full circle illuminates, then reduces counterclockwise to a single flashing dot at the top of the circle.  It flashes and charges for perhaps 20 - 30 seconds, then stops.  I have contacted the Support@ianker.com, Ida responded, and we're emailing each other.  Ida requested that I attempt a different device, as you did, hence the Kindle test.  She says Anker will make it good if the battery charger is the problem
Reply Report as spam Sep 25, 2014 at 6:53 AM
Anker Astro2 protection
Hello.I have a question about this unit: does it have overload and short-circuit protection?Thank you!
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Andy Faulkner
yes
Reply Report as spam Sep 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM
ANKER Team


Yep, it has both of those and other protection circuits including overcharge and overheating.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM
GoPro Hero3
Recharges a GoPro Hero3 ?
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ANKER Team


Yep, it'll work just fine with the GoPro.
Reply Report as spam Sep 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Problem with Anker 2nd gen
Buy a anker 2nd gen external battery at amazon three weeks ago. I used to recharge recharge my samsung tablet i5110 during long trips four times. Today i tried to recharge using usb cable but the led circle doesnt light on during recharge cycle , and i realize too that the battery are heating over the usually. Is it a normal behavior? Or the external battery is already dead? There is a support office at Brazil where I can fix the product or I have to deal with Amazon , because i m still in the warranty period, right?
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Stemcgoo
I have a quick tip for anyone with this problem as I experienced something similar recently with my battery appearing to be completely dead, no lights etc.  basically when the battery is drained 100% it takes a lot of time and OOMPH to get it kick started. firstly make sure you are using a good USB plug adapter, at least 1.5A rated as this is what Anker recommend. Ideally use one of Ankers PowerIQ chargers.my battery was plugged in 24 hours and still seemed dead, but after 48 hours it was fully charged and good to go again.  I know it seems very slow, but I think there is a peculiar problem with Li-Ion technologies when the battery is 100% drained causing this kickstarter problem.i wonder if it is a similar issue to NiMH rechargeable cells - some chargers will not charge completely drained cells and others will due to the different charging technologies....?
Reply Report as spam Sep 1, 2014 at 1:08 AM
ANKER Team


Please try charging it using a different wall charger and cable.

If you're still having issues then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and let them know! All our products do have an 18 month warranty.
Reply Report as spam Sep 1, 2014 at 4:00 AM
Question
Can I leave the battery on charge all night, risking that it is 100% but it is under charging for a few hours? - See more at: http://www.ianker.com/product/79AN7903S-BA#sthash.4b6hLGXE.dpuf
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Justin Rohr
Since the external battery has a dedicated port for charging and most likely is regulated. You should be fine leaving it at 100% under charging conditions. If you do it nightly though, then you might start to see wear on your battery.
Reply Report as spam Aug 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM
ANKER Team


You'll be absolutely fine charging the battery overnight. We just suggest that it isn't left sitting on charge for extended periods.
Reply Report as spam Aug 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM
two questions
: 1)How many charge cycles are guaranteed? 2) If I rarely use the product and leave it unused for a long time, the battery will ruin?
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Justin Rohr
The battery won't ruin, but it is good to use them about once a month. Li-Ion batteries are best when not stored at max charge and also not drained to low. They don't carry a battery "memory" like Ni cad's did where everyone was told to run it dead first. I have had my external for a long time, used it almost daily and it's held up very well.It will last as long, if not longer than a phone battery, which is charged daily, and used for years. I have had great luck with anker products on this vs other brands that have lasted only weeks.Plus they offer an 18 month warranty.
Reply Report as spam Aug 21, 2014 at 10:27 PM
ANKER Team


You shouldn't notice a real drop in performance before 500 cycles.

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 2 months.
2. Do not over-charge or over-discharge it. It is best to keep it charged between 5%-95%.
Reply Report as spam Aug 22, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Valex27
Quote From ANKER Team: Can I leave the battery on charge all night, risking that it is 100% but it is under charging for a few hours?
Reply Report as spam Aug 23, 2014 at 6:54 AM
Samsung note
Does this charges samsung note GT-N8000
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ANKER Team


Yep, they work well together.
Reply Report as spam Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM
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