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Anker 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh External Battery

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh External Battery

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Product Description

The next generation Astro E3. Refined to power the mobile, connected life even better.

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.

Grab-n-go ready.

With the importance of staying connected ever increasing, eliminate low-battery fear with the grab-n-go Astro E3. Power your iPhone 4+ times, a large-capacity phone like the Galaxy S4 more than twice, or a tablet once (depending on your model).

Simple, reliable power.

Designed to be functional and efficient - nothing else. At 0.59in thin, the E3 comes ready to serve as an unobtrusive, lightweight solution to your daily power needs. And, increasing the new Astro E3's recharge rate from 1.5A to 2A, we've reduced the recharge time 25% to just 6 hours (with a 2A adapter).

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

Aquiles Ramirez
  • Five Stars
  • excelent
  • 2015-01-27

Luigi
  • A great thing to have in many situations - lots of charges
  • For a more than reasonable size (I would say slightly thicker than an old Android phone) you get multiple (around 5) charges for an iphone / speaker or whatever the device you need to charge (probably 2 or 3 if you're charging an ipad). This thing is ideal if you go from one meeting to another using the phone everywhere, for camping, for the beach (speaker - ipod - phones), etc. It comes with 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices simultaneously (I find that amazing), and the charging of the Anker is quick enough and as simple as connecting a cable to its micro USB port (so same as charging any non-Apple smartphone). For the next gen they should include a compartment for the cable or some kind of solution, but I got a ultra short micro USB cable and an adaptor from micro USB to Apple, and with that I can charge everything while it fits in the cover it comes with it. Probably nowadays you can find smaller sizes with similar capacity, but for now and for the price I am more than happy with this one.
  • 2015-01-27

Tucker Wells
  • Backcountry battery
  • solid and lightweight. couldn't ask for a better external battery pack, especially for hiking, backpacking, and camping!
  • 2015-01-27

K. Jung
  • Good design and it does what it supposed to do ...
  • After researching several products I picked this. Good design and it does what it supposed to do well. I like it.
  • 2015-01-27

Sajjad Hussain
  • Four Stars
  • Excellent Charger
  • 2015-01-26
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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 E3 10000mAh 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 E3 10000mAh external battery?
The battery can be recharged from any PC or laptop USB port or any USB AC adapter. A USB AC adapter with 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 E3 10000mAh external battery?
The battery is compatible with Android, Apple and almost all other devices charged via USB. It has a maximum output of 3.0A shared between the ports with each port able to deliver the full 3.0A.
Q4.  How long will the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery take to be fully charged?
It takes alomost 5-6 hours to fully charge the battery with a 2A wall charger.
Q5.  Does the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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.
Q6.  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.
Q7.  What's the output efficiency of the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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.
Q8.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery charge other devices while it is being charged?
No.
Q9.  Do I need to press the power button to commence charging other devices?
Yes.
Q10.  My device charges at 1 Amp, will the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery’s 3 Amp output harm it?
No, the external battery will only supply the maximum charge current allowed by your device.
Q11.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery charge two devices simultaneously?
Yes, it can charge two devices simultaneously. But please note that when using 2 output ports simultaneously, the total output current will not exceed 3.0A.
Q12.  What do the LEDs indicate when the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery is charging itself or other devices?
When the battery is charging your devices, the LED indicator will stay on displaying the battery’s remaining power and will turn off when the device is fully charged and not drawing a current.

When the battery is being charged, the remaining power of the LED indicators will light steadily; while the next charging LED indicator will flash. And they will turn off when the Astro E3 is fully charged.
Q13.  How long will the charge in a 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery last without being used?
Generally, the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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.
Q14.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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.
Q15.  Can the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh external battery be taken on board airplanes?
Yes, all Anker external batteries including the 2nd Gen E3 10000mAh 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.
Q16.  What should I do if the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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.
Q17.  What should I do if the 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh 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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Ipad air 2 - charge?

will this charge the ipad air 2?

Replies(5) Collapse Report as spam Jan 17, 2015 at 8:11 AM
MikeC

sure it will.

Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Lasika

Off course it will Alderson, it will charge it fast and smoothly

Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2015 at 8:23 AM
kc

yes it will

Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2015 at 9:44 PM
ANKER Team
Yep, they'll work well together.
Reply Report as spam Jan 19, 2015 at 3:30 AM
Kishor Mb

yes

Reply Report as spam Jan 22, 2015 at 2:22 AM
INGRESS and an Auto Raspberry PI project

Long time fan first time buyer.

I initially purchased my Anker for use with an widespread android game called Ingress (GO ENLIGHTENED). Its a very battery intencive game and at every event i've been too everyone has battery backup devices. But the one brand that seemed to be top in it's field used by nearly every long standing player I met was... You guessed it... ANKER... So I can't wait to go put it to the test since i'm not tied down to battery swapping (for full days i've had upwards of 3 seperate phone batteries with me).

But on to a question.. I've gone through the comments and haven't seen anyone bring this topic up (someone actually reading comments before posting? Since When?!?)

I want to install a Raspberry PI in my car to run a webserver, and i'm interested to know if Anker can power it while the car is off. I know it was mentioned that pass through charging isn't suggested but the packaging says it will do it. I want the website to be viewable at all times, so either run off the car battery while in operation and swap to the ANKER once the car turns off. Or maybe setup a relay that will swap the power from car to anker when the car is turned on or off.

So if anyone has tried anything like this or if the Anker guys have a better way to do a project like this I would be so thankful.

I have pictures of most of the project if anyone wants to see. I have a HP TC1100 installed in my dash and a 63-1 memory card reader installed by the ciggarette lighter ;)

Thanks for the awesome products and support.
@InTempest

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Jan 16, 2015 at 9:50 AM
ANKER Team
Unfortunately our latest batteries do not allow pass-through charging at all. We removed the feature because it is so detrimental to battery lifespan.

The E3 will be able to power the Pi, however you'll need to confirm that the power draw on the Pi is higher than 0.05A otherwise the Astro won't recognise a draw.

If you have any further questions then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be ready and waiting to help you further.
Reply Report as spam Jan 19, 2015 at 1:30 AM
The Gods of External Batteries

To start, I purchased my first anker around almost two years ago. The size is very easy to grip and it's not slippery. This device is a premium one and can't be compared to cheap alternatives. I found some flaws but this can't overcome the more positive experience that it will bring you.

Pros:

Size are perfect for hands and the bag that comes with it is very sturdy and durable, I put my phone inside it.

The 10,000mAh is satisfying my devices and add it with PowerIQ it charges at maximum speed, my Galaxy S5 can full charge at 3 hours.

The price is reasonable and build quality is excellent.

18-weeks warranty and in my experience its really a hassle free.

 

Cons.

Even the size are perfect, I wish it can be slimmed down a little bit.

The charging port for the device itslef is awkwardly positioned and causing the cable to disconnect if bumped.

 

Thoughs. I always saw other powerbanks at cheap prices almost half of ankers. However the confidence to their brand will keep you buying for more. The quality is premier and the function is great. Thank you for solving our everyday problems with your great inventions and devices. 

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jan 16, 2015 at 6:01 AM
gherardini

Agreed. Anker's products are top-notch. I think when battery technology improves, more power in smaller packages, you will see Anker quickly implement those cells into their products.

Reply Report as spam Jan 16, 2015 at 10:43 AM
TechToyWizard

The thing about your post that struck me the most is about the confidence in the Anker brand. I don't work for them and I own excellent products from other brands. Some of them priced at less money. What is missing with them is not as much the quality of construction or the performance, but that when there is a problem the best solution is just to throw it in the trash because there is little-to-none U.S. based support. I have no concerns when I buy Anker that they will take care of me.

Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2015 at 1:41 AM
ANKER Team
If you're having problems with your charging port then it sounds like it may be defective.

Please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Jan 19, 2015 at 1:30 AM
Pass thru charging??

I just got mine today and I have yet to try it but, on the instructions it says something about pass thru charging. Can someone explain what this means? I'm a little lost. Thanks

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ANKER Team
Pass through charging is the ability of the battery to be able to charge and be recharged at the same time.

It's a feature we've removed from our batteries as it is detrimental to battery lifespan.
Reply Report as spam Jan 14, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Mr.

Suddenly the device will not charge beyond one light.

Worked fine before.

Seldom used - any suggestions?

I have been using the cable from my Android phone, the original being back home.

 

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ANKER Team
Please make sure you're using a charger that can output at least 5V/1.5A (remember, iPhone chargers are only 5V/1A). If the charger doesn't output this then it may charge the Astro slowly.

If you are still having issues then give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Jan 12, 2015 at 12:30 AM
lg g2

lg g2 work with anker E3?

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gherardini

The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM
ANKER Team
As Gherardini has pointed out, unfortunately the G2 is not compatible with the E3.
Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:30 PM
lg g2

work with my lg g2?

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gherardini

The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM
ANKER Team
Unfortunately it will not work with the G2.

This is due to unusual charging technology used by LG when they designed the phone.
Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:30 PM
lg g2

i vae a lgl g2 dosent work with Astro E3?

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gherardini

The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:40 AM
ANKER Team
Yes, the G2 does not work very well with most 3rd party chargers and batteries.

This is due to unusual charging technology used by LG when they designed the phone.
Reply Report as spam Jan 7, 2015 at 9:30 PM

KcK

kck

What function does the screen serve on Anker 2nd Gen Astro E3 Ultra Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology?

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jan 2, 2015 at 9:23 PM
MikeC

The only screen that is shown is that from a device being charged.

Reply Report as spam Jan 2, 2015 at 10:55 PM
gherardini

There is no screen. It just looks like that from the shiny black color. The only thing that lights up are the rings that indicate the power level, 25% for each lit ring.

Reply Report as spam Jan 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM
ANKER Team
As others have said, it's not really a screen.

The 4 blue rings at the bottom are indicators which show the battery's current charge level.
Reply Report as spam Jan 4, 2015 at 4:00 AM
charging cable
hi there,i currently own an Anker® Astro3E 10000mAh External Battery for iPhones, iPads and Android Phones and have misplaced the charging cable that charges the portable charger. is there anything i can do about this or is it possible to have it purchased and if so, where? thank you! 
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gherardini
Yes, Anker sells accessory cables now. These Anker cables are awesome! http://www.ianker.com/Charging-Cables/category-c15-s1
Reply Report as spam Dec 22, 2014 at 9:33 AM
Gabriella Alexis JingQing Oey
thank you! can i confirm that these charge the portable charger itself? http://www.ianker.com/product/A7104011#ptop thanks!!
Reply Report as spam Dec 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM
ANKER Team
The cable you need is a simple Micro USB cable!

The same cable that comes with most Android devices and they're easily available online too.
Reply Report as spam Dec 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM
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