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The AdventureUltra Portable Power Bank
Power your life when you don’t have any fixed power available
We've played around with a lot of these portable power banks over the last few years. They've become quite popular as our electronic devices devour battery life and often don't last a full day anymore. Be it camping, vacation, a day at the beach, or just in a spot where there's no access to fixed power, they've become indispensable for day-to-day life.
We've tested everything for models that are large enough to jump start your car to ones that will slip into your pocket and recharge your smart phone while handle other tasks. But the AdventureUltra from is one of the first portable power banks we've laid our hands on that actually features a 110-volt outlet to power small electronics! Sure, we've used power inverters in the past, but they require a 12-volt battery connection and if you're not careful you'll kill your car's battery while you power your goodies at your campsite. Now you can carry the power of an inverter without strapping that 50 pound 12-volt battery on your back!
The AdventureUltra could be called a "portable power outlet" versus the more traditional portable power bank, but in reality it is both. Fitted with two USB Type-A ports (your standard USB port found on a PC) and a USB Type-C port you can easily charge all manner of devices that are typically charged by a USB port. Charge your smart phone, tablet, E-reader, and more! But the big news is really the 110-volt outlet found on the side of the device.
According to myCharge's literature the AdventureUltra can run a 32-inch television for up to three hours and will power small laptops, 2-in-1 tablet/laptops, fans, and more. The unit weighs 1.05 pounds and measures just 1.2x5.8x4.1 inches and has a maximum power output of 45 watts (either when the device to charged is powered off and solely charging or when powered on and charging simultaneously). Don't worry if you aren't sure what your device's maximum power requirement is, because if it exceeds 45 watts the AdventureUltra will display a "Max Power Exceeded" message on the LCD display screen. Thanks to its 13,400 mAh capacity you'll see up to eight charges on your USB rechargeable devices.
Besides charging your typical "portable" devices we see this unit as being indispensable when out in the field working on a car. Plug in a fan to keep you cool at the pick-n-pull salvage yard, or if you're at the job site with no fixed power and need to recharge your power tool battery now you can easily. Just toss the AdventureUltra in your tool bag and you'll be ready for anything! See the details in the photos below as we tested it with several common electronics found around the house/shop.
Photography by Mark Houlahan