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How to Maintain a Portable Power Bank for Optimal Battery Life
So, you just got yourself a new portable power bank, or you're thinking of getting one! That's great!
But now the big question is, how do you ensure it lasts as long as possible? Follow these simple tips, and your power bank will stay in good condition for months - or even years!
#1 - Never Drop Your Power Bank
This one seems like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how often people drop their power banks. A fall can damage the internal battery, which can significantly shorten your power bank's lifespan. So, handle it with care!
If you do drop your power bank, inspect it for any damage. If there are any cracks in the casing or exposed wires, stop using it immediately and get a replacement.
#2 - Never Keep Your Power Bank in Extreme Temperatures
Just like your phone, your power bank doesn't like extreme temperatures. So, don't leave it in the car on a hot summer day or out in the cold for too long. Definitely don't leave it in the freezer. If you're using your power bank in extreme temperatures, make sure to get one specifically designed for that (there are some great ones on the market!).
Exposing your power bank to extreme temperatures can damage the internal battery and shorten its lifespan. So, if you want your power bank to last, keep it in a moderate-temperature environment.
#3 - Charge Your Power Bank Regularly
This one is important! Just like your phone, if you let your power bank's battery run all the way down to 0%, it will shorten its lifespan. So, be sure to charge it up regularly - at least once every few months. Aim to keep your battery charged within 20% and 80% at all times for the most optimal charge and long-lasting performance!
#4 - Don't Overcharge Your Power Bank
Hand in hand with the tip above, don't go the other way and overcharge your device. Once your power bank is fully charged, unplug it from the charger. Leaving it plugged in for extended periods of time can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan.
#5 - Use High-Quality USB Cables
When you're charging your power bank (or any device, for that matter), be sure to use a high-quality USB cable. Cheap cables can damage your devices and cause all sorts of problems - from data transfer issues to battery life problems. Save yourself the headache and spend a few extra bucks on a good quality cable.
#6 - Only Use Quick Charge When Necessary
Quick charging is an interesting technology.
In the past, it was considered the new, leading technology that would change the way we used electronic devices, and it still is, but the process then risked causing damage to your devices and the power bank itself.
This meant that you should have only ever used the quick charge features if you really needed to, thus reducing the risk of potential damage, such as overcharging and overheating.
Thankfully, we've come a long way since then, and there are plenty of power banks that allow for safe and effective quick charging that ensures these issues don't happen.
However, bear in mind this is only the case if you're using a high-end power bank that offers the right level of protection for both the power bank itself and your mobile devices. If you're using a low-end or budget power bank that doesn't safely support the quick charge feature, then you could still experience damage to your battery life.
Here at Veger, we pride ourselves on being the best in the business. That's why our leading power banks support PD/QC 3.0 technology that allows you to quick charge all your devices without running the risk of damaging your device or your power bank.
This is all because we use state-of-the-art protection chips integrated right into the power bank itself. These chips actively protect against issues such as overheating or overcharging for both your power bank and mobile devices, meaning you can be sure your devices will stand the test of time and will still be optimally functioning in years to come.
Investing in a high-quality power bank like this means you don't need to worry about the tips in the list, and you can instead just use your power bank as and when you need to.
And that's pretty much the gist of it.
The best way to get a long-lasting power bank is to make sure you're investing in a high-quality one to begin with, and that's precisely what we specialize in here at Veger.