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The Best Power Bank For Carp Fishing

The Best Power Bank For Carp Fishing

I’d like to investigate the best power bank for carp fishing, because staying connected on the bank these days is more important than ever.

Long gone are the days when folks went fishing to get away from the world, and are instead posting carp photos on Instagram and Facebook!

Whether you need to charge your mobile, tablet or laptop, tackle companies have been eager to offer the best powerbanks that not only last the course, but are rugged and susceptible to the weather.

We countdown a handful of the best power packs for carp fishing, which includes power banks from Ridge Monkey and Powerpacs.

Editor's Choice

1. Ridge Monkey Vault C-Smart Power Bank

Features

USB-C with 45W Power Delivery technology
Twin 5V 3A USB-A ports
12V 13A DC cigar type output
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Rating

4.8

Price

£186.99

2. Powapacs Atom 78 Power Bank

Features

High efficiency silent, pure sine wave inverter
150W constant 200W peak power rating
Overload/voltage/temperature protection
Short circuit/low voltage protection
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Rating

4.7

Price

£206.31

Best Value For Money

3. Anker Powercore

Features

26800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times
3 USB output ports
PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology
Dual Micro USB (20W) input
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Rating

4.4

Price

£89.99

Most Compact

4. Aukey USB Power Bank

Features

20000mAh of power
Universal Charging
USB-C input/output port
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
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Rating

4.5

Price

£39.99

Best Power Bank For Carp Fishing - Editors Choice!

#1

Ridgemonkey Vault C-Smart Powerpack

Available in either green, or gun metal grey, the Ridge Monkey Vault C-Smart power pack is one market leading power banks available.

There are two sizes to accommodate most anglers, with the smaller model capable of charging an iPhone S8 around 10-12 times, and the largest capable of charging up to 20 times.

This is in fact an updated release on the original Vault power pack.

Upgrades include the option of charging up to four devices through the four USB-C ports.

Ridge Monkey has said that they are one of the first companies to offer USB-C with power delivery technology!

Going forward, it makes sense to adopt this fast-charging technology.

Leading phone manufacturers use these ports in their current phones, so you know that newer devices will be compatible with the Vault C-Smart.

Billed as been capable of charging your device up to nine times faster than traditional 5W USB chargers, this is the future!

Optional ports, such as USB-A and a 12v DC ‘cigar’ type output transform the Vault into a very versatile power source, whether you require to charge your phone, tablet or juice-sucking laptop.

Tests revealed that the Vault C-Smart power pack can charge a laptop from flat to full in just two hours!

That is simply amazing, considering it is small enough to slip into a coat pocket!

Overall, Ridge Monkey have once delivered a superb power pack that will take some beating over the next few years.

By far the best power pack on the market currently.

Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Last update on 2019-11-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Power Bank Features

USB-C with 45W Power Delivery technology
Twin 5V 3A USB-A ports
12V 13A DC cigar type output
Includes high-powered USB-C PD mains adaptor
Available in Gunmetal Grey or Green

Avaialable Models:

Ridgemonkey Vault C-Smart 42150mAh

Dimensions: 190mm x 110mm x 42mm
Weight: 850g
Capacity: 13Ah @ 12v / 42,150mAh @ 3.7v
iPhone X / Galaxy S8 approx charges: 10-12
iPhone 8 / Galaxy A3 approx charges: 15-17

Ridgemonkey Vault C-Smart 77850mAh

Dimensions: 230mm x 130mm x 44mm
Weight: 1495g
Capacity: 24Ah @ 12v / 77,850mAh @ 3.7v
iPhone X / Galaxy S8 approx charges: 19-21
iPhone 8 / Galaxy A3 approx charges: 29-31

Ridge Monkey Vault Smart-C Video

#2

Powapacs Atom Powerbank

Do we finally have a rival to the Ridge Monkey Vault power pack?

The Powapacs Atom has been causing ripples at fishing trade shows this year, partly due to the incredible power this thing holds!

Highly efficient, the Atom has a power capacity of 78,000mAh (compared to the 77,850mAh rating of the Vault C-Smart) together with all the usual safety standards.

This includes short circuit/low voltage protection, and an overload/voltage/temperature mechanism.

The peak power output of 200W (with a 150W constant flow), a highly efficient pure sinwave inverter allows the Atom almost silently.

Read on to find out why anglers are finding the Atom so good!

Not only is it a reliable power source, but capable of charging anything from high end laptops and games consoles to mobile phones.

It can be charged three ways – by solar panel, mains or even in your car via a 12-24v adapter.

Are you not impressed yet?

Let’s talk about portability.

A stylish ergonomic handle feels comfortable in your hand, and the addition of a built-in torch means you can see things clearly at night when fumbling around for power.

Some power packs can be fiddly to function, or even get working, which is why the Atom has an easy-to-read information display that reveals battery levels and current power consumption.

It does look bulky, and weighs a hefty 2kg, but for longer sessions, this outweighs the need for reliable power over a long period of time, which is what you get with the Atom.

I will stick my neck out here and say I am swayed by the features, versatility and tremendous power capabilities of the Powapacs Atom.

This is going straight on my wish list!

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Last update on 2019-11-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Power Bank Features

High efficiency silent, pure sine wave inverter
150W constant 200W peak power rating
Overload/voltage/temperature protection
Short circuit/low voltage protection
Digital User Information Display and Integrated LED torch
78,000mAh 312Wh. 26Ah @12v

Specifications

Battery: High discharging rated 18650 lithium battery
Capacity: 78,000mAh 312Wh
Dimensions: 240mm x 165mm x 65mm
Weight: 78,000mAh 2.1kg

Powapacs Atom Video

Best Value Powerbank

#3

Anker Powercore Power Pack

The Anker Powercore is not a dedicated ‘fishing power bank’, but nonetheless, is useful for a day session or overnighter.

It recharges fast, and the brand is one of the market leaders in power technology.

Weighing in at 26800mAh, it offers around a third of the storage power compared to the Vault C-Smart and Atom.

The specifications reveal the Anker Powercore offers up to 10 charges, using the iPhone 6S as the benchmark.

Built-in technology includes PowerIQ and VoltageBoost ensuring a really fast charge to get your devices back up and running.

Dual inputs mean the Powercore takes around 6 hours to fully charge from flat, which is quite respectable.

Safety features include MultiProtect which combine surge protection with short circuit prevention to keep you safe as you sleep at night.

Two micro USB cables are included, so you can start recharging your mobile, tablets and laptops from the beginning of your fishing trip.

A great power pack for short sessions!

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Last update on 2019-11-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Power Bank Features

Input
5V ⎓ 4A (5V ⎓ 2A Max Per Port)
Output
5V ⎓ 6A (5V ⎓ 3A Max Per Port)
26800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times
3 USB output ports equipped with Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology
Dual Micro USB (20W) input offers recharge speeds up to twice as fast as standard portable chargers

Specifications

Size:7 x 3.1 x 0.9in/180 x 81.5 x 22mm
Weight: 495g/17.5oz
Max Input: 5V=4A(5V=2A Max Per Port)
Output:5V=6A (5V=3A Max Per Port)
Capacity:26800mAh/96.48 Wh

Anker Powercore Video

Most Compact Powerbank

#4

Aukey USB-C Slim Power Bank

The Aukey power bank is small, compact and very efficient at charges multiple devices whilst you fish.

With 20,000 mAh, there is plenty of juice to last you well over 48 hours.

Highly rated on Amazon, it’s slim and comfortable to hold, in fact it will take up minimal space amongst your carp luggage!

It weighs just 387 grams, and fits into the included mesh power case until you need it.

As for devices, there are ports for a micro USB-C cable for Android mobiles, and a port for connecting up an Apple lightning cable.

I road tested this quite recently, although it was only on a 24 hour session.

It was quite capable of charging my phone AND my e-cigarette at the same time – awesome stuff!

If you prefer to shop for a slim power bank, I would hghly recommend choosing the Aukey powerbank.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Last update on 2019-11-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Power Bank Features

20000mAh of power
Universal Charging
USB-C input/output port
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Minimalist LED indicator shows remaining battery level
Built-in safeguards protect your devices

Charging Times

iPhone 8 6.5 times
iPhone 8 Plus 4.2 times
9.7-inch iPad Pro 1.8 times
MacBook (2016) 1 time

Specifications

Battery Capacity: 20000mAh / 74Wh
Charging Time: 11 hours (Micro-USB input), 8 hours (USB-C input)
Micro-USB Input: DC 5V 2A
USB-C Input/Output: DC 5V 3A
USB Output 1 (AiPower): DC 5V 2.4A
USB Output 2 (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0): DC 5V–6V 3A, 6V–9V 2A, 9V–12V 1.5A
Total USB Output: DC 5V 3A
Dimensions: 151 x 73 x 23mm / 5.94” x 2.87” x 0.91”
Weight: 379g / 13.37oz

Aukey Power Bank Video

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