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Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro 15000mAh Triple-Port External Battery with PowerIQ™ Technology

Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro 15000mAh Triple-Port External Battery with PowerIQ™ Technology

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Product Description

Tablet & phone compatibility? Universal max-speed charging? Power-packed & portable? The reinvented Astro Pro has it all.

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.

Up your power.

15000mAh of power keep you and your gear going, and going - and going. Add 700% more battery life to an iPhone, 400% to your large-capacity phone (like a Galaxy S4), or 100-200% to your tablet (depending on its battery capacity) - all away from an outlet. What's more, the added energy efficiency gives you 10% more usable power than the previous generation and many standard alternatives.

Brilliant display.

Interacting with the all-new aluminum-cased beauty couldn't be easier. The LCD simplifies everything - displaying the remaining power (with precision down to the percent), output, input and voltage selection.

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 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.
Q8.  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. Note: When the battery’s power level is below 30%, the multi-voltage port will not charge another device while the battery is being charged. The USB charging ports are not affected by this limitation.

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Smaller version coming soon?
Any chance we'll see a smaller (perhaps 6" x 3") version of the Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro? Same thickness, features, screen etc as the existing ones, but in a size that would compliment Galaxy Note / Iphone 6 phablets. Would also be good to charge off USB instead of requiring a separate exterlan charger.
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no 12v output
Hey Guys,My Astro Pro Series has worked fine for a couple of months on 12v, but now I can only get 9v and USB output.  Is there an internal reset to get 12 volts back?Please advise 
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ANKER Team


It sounds like it may have become defective.

Please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and they'll help you out.
Reply Report as spam Oct 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Toshiba Ultrabook
Will this unit charge my Toshiba Ultrabook and if so approximately how many hours would this provide?
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ANKER Team


The max output of this battery is 12V/1.5A.

You'll need to confirm if this is higher or equal to your laptop's original charger by checking it for the output in V/A.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Power Supply for Camera?
Can I use it to power a Panasonic Lumix G5 camera?
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liboco
If that's the case do I need to buy extra cable that will fit the dc coupler of the camera? The dc coupler of the G5 takes 1.75mm x 4.75mm dc plug.
Reply Report as spam Sep 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM
ANKER Team


Yes, it should work well together.
Reply Report as spam Sep 9, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Compatibility
Will the Anker® 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20000mAh connect to my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini as shipped or will I needspecial adapter cables to charge the Samsung?
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AnkerMember431
You can just use the micro USB cable
Reply Report as spam Aug 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM
ANKER Team


Yes, it'll work right out of the box.
Reply Report as spam Aug 19, 2014 at 12:30 AM
joxean
You can use seamlessly with the micro USB cable.
Reply Report as spam Aug 19, 2014 at 5:40 AM
Straight 12v power supply
I see that teh info says this external battery will talk intelligently to a device being charged such as a phone but I simply want to use it as a 12v supply power to some electronic instruments that do not have their own battery and are therefore not being charged. Can it be used to do that (power rather than charge) or will it be confused by not being able to identify the item being connected?
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ANKER Team


As long as there is a consistent power draw over 0.05A from the device that you're trying to power then it'll work no problem at all.
Reply Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM
is it compatible with LG G2
hello , is this beast compatible with LG G2 ? also, i wanna know the net weight for all package ? 
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AnkerMember431
It is compatible with the LG G2. I don't know what the net weight would be for the package. I would assume about a pound
Reply Report as spam Aug 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM
ANKER Team


Unfortunately it isn't compatible wit the LG G2, the G2 has unusual charging technology and isn't compatible with a large number of chargers or external batteries.

Net weight is 13.6 ounces.
Reply Report as spam Aug 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Can you charge via micro USB?
I've had the 15000mAh Astro E5 for a while now, and one of the things that's great is as well as charging from a wall plug, I can also charge from the fast charge port on my laptop or by using the USB charge hub to save on power outlets needed; is this possible with this version?
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ANKER Team


The 2nd Gen Astro Pros all come with their own AC charger as they're just too high capacity to be able to receive a charge from 5V chargers.
Reply Report as spam Jul 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM
USB port max voltage
My device requires a 9VDC/3000mA and doesn't charge via USB, but rather the other type. Does the Anker product's USB port provide 9VDC, assuming I can find a USB to barrel(??) connector? I'm assuming the Anker's 9VDC/2A won't be powerful enough for my device
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ANKER Team


The 2nd Gen Pro will output the 9V DC power but it won't do the 3A.

Take a look at the 1st Gen Pro2 (max output 19V/3A), that'll be able to charge your device. You may need an adapter for the DC output cable though.
Reply Report as spam Jul 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM
David Direnfeld
Since the device I want to charge is 9VDV, will the 12V min of the 1st Gen Pro2 damage my device?
Reply Report as spam Jul 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM
tf701t de Asus
Bonjour, vos produits ne sont pas compatible avec les tablettes Asus parce que vous ne mettez pas les embouts ou parce qu'ils ne sont pas compatible avec le voltage ?
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ANKER Team


En réponse à votre questions, nous vous informons que seul nos Batteries Externes Astro Pro 2nd Génération qui sont munie d'un port multi-voltage 9V / 12V sont compatible avec les tablettes Asus en raison du voltage requis pour alimenter ce genre d'appareils (plus de 12V).
Reply Report as spam Jul 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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