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Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh External Battery with PowerIQ™ Technology

Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh External Battery with PowerIQ™ Technology

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Product Description

A charging station for the palm or your hand.

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.

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.

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.

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

Amazon Customer
  • Great for charging on the go!Verified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPho
  • Works great! Small size fits easily in a pocket and is perfect for quick charges on the go.
  • 2014-10-29

Samohi Viking "Samo"
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S
  • Good.
  • 2014-10-28

Jose A. Morel
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S
  • thank you
  • 2014-10-27

Tarek azem
  • Five StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S
  • Very Good, charge any of the family phones 1+1/2. Very fast! Faster than the original charger.
  • 2014-10-26

ChaCha
  • totally love it. It is so convenientVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology f
  • I should have had this portable charger way before now, totally love it. It is so convenient, cute, fits in all my small pocketbooks with ease. I can pull it out anywhere without hunting down a wall outlet. Price was a couple dollars high than one I found in store. Nothing major.
  • 2014-10-26
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Can I use a different USB cable rather than the cable that comes with the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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 Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery?
The battery can be recharged from any PC or laptop USB port or any USB AC adapter. A USB AC adapter with 0.8A or more output current will maximize charging speed. Lower currents will prolong charge time.
Q3.  What devices are compatible with the Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery?
The battery is compatible with most Android, Apple and other USB devices.
Q4.  Does the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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 Astro Mini 3000mAh 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 Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery charge other devices while it is being charged?
No.
Q8.  Do I need to press the power button when charging other devices?
Yes.
Q9.  What does the LED indicate when the Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery is charging itself or other devices?
When the battery is charging your devices, a steady green light will indicate that your device is charging properly. The green light will remain lit after your device is fully charged.

The green light will begin to flash when there is about 2% capacity left.

When the battery is being charged, a steady yellow light indicates the Astro Mini is charging. The yellow light will turn off when it is fully charged.
Q10.  How long will the charge in the Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery last without being used?
Generally, the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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.
Q11.  Can the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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.
Q12.  Can the Astro Mini 3000mAh external battery be taken on board airplanes?
Yes, all Anker external batteries including the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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.
Q13.  What should I do if the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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.
Q14.  What should I do if the Astro Mini 3000mAh 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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Great Device
Amazing device, extremely portable can fit right into your pocket. Holds just the perfect charge for a quick boost on the go.
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cahrging anker external battery
How do i tell when the Anker external battery is fully charged?Thanks in advance
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ANKER Team


The Astro Mini's LED will totally switch off when it is fully charged.
Reply Report as spam Oct 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Charging problems
Hi, I have had my battery for a while now (about 9 months), and I have been having a problem with it charging my phone almost the entire time. I almost never end up using it because when I plug it into the phone, 90% of the time it won't start charging the phone, the battery will just shut off. When I finally do get it to charge, it almost never charges to full capacity, only charges for aobut 10-15 minutes before shutting off. I have tried it with my phone, Lumia 822 and Lumia 928, and my girlfiend's 928, and it experiences this problem with all of them.Any thoughts on why?
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orthopaedicsurgeon
have you tried another or other charging cable?
Reply Report as spam Sep 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Growly
Try another charging cable. If it still doesn't charge right, you might want to contact support@ianker.com to see if they can send you a replacement. Make sure you have your order number and serial number of the product handy.
Reply Report as spam Sep 20, 2014 at 7:41 PM
Kanazuchi
I have tried other cables, and tried the cable with other charges, and all the cables seem to work just not the battery. Thanks! I will go ahead and contact them.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM
ANKER Team


It sounds like it may be defective.

Give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and they'll get you an upgraded replacement sorted.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Andy Faulkner
As Anker suggested it probably is defective
Reply Report as spam Sep 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM
Broken Part
HelloI purchased this product last year and it works well.  However, I have only used it 3 or 4 times and the little part that plugs into the battery itself for when you charge it - it has a B on it - and the other end plugs into the curly cord - the little wires in it fell out and it doesn't work any longer.  Are you able to send me a replacement for that part?  Thank you very much.  Cathyanne Nonini, 5875 W Harbor Drive, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814 My phone is 208-659-7712 I appreciate your support ;-)
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Growly
You might want to contact support@ianker.com to see if they can send you a replacement cord. Make sure you have your order number and serial number of the product handy.
Reply Report as spam Sep 20, 2014 at 12:44 AM
ANKER Team


We'll be happy to get you a refund sorted.

Please get in touch with our customer service guys at support@ianker.com and let them know the problem, they'll be able to help further.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Broken Part
HelloI purchased this product last year and it works well.  However, I have only used it 3 or 4 times and the little part that plugs into the battery itself for when you charge it - it has a B on it - and the other end plugs into the curly cord - the little wires in it fell out and it doesn't work any longer.  Are you able to send me a replacement for that part?  Thank you very much.  Cathyanne Nonini, 5875 W Harbor Drive, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814 My phone is 208-659-7712 I appreciate your support ;-)
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ANKER Team


Sorry to hear you're having problems.

We'll be happy to get you a replacement sorted. Could you please send all the details to our customer service guys at support@ianker.com and let them know? They'll get you sorted in no time.
Reply Report as spam Sep 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Lyle Culver
The Anker Astro Mini - what can I expect as a number of cycles or charges for this unit. What is it's expected life. I have one that is a year old and served very well for phone GPS  for five weeks in France. We plan on getting another for a return trip but would still like to know what to expect from the old unit. 
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ANKER Team


You should expect at least 500 cycles before you notice a significant drop in performance.

If you're finding that your Min isn't performing as well as it was before this point then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com and they'll be able to help you further.
Reply Report as spam Sep 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Anker Products
Just bought this charger, a Bluetooth keyboard and some USB leads. SO GLAD I was told about Anker! Love this brand for it's quality and design.
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ANKER Team


Glad to hear you're enjoying our products!
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