Use your laptop without draining the battery

Maintaining battery capacity can be a problem when travelling, especially when much of your laptop usage usually is after dark.

When you’re travelling in remote areas, there’s nothing worse than running out of battery for your phone, tablet or laptop. With digital gadgets such a ubiquitous part of our lifestyles, battery chargers have become a standard household (and travelling) item.

But it can be difficult to juggle power requirements for cooking, heating, lighting and devices. A new charger for laptops, tablets and mobile phones (but unfortunately not Apple laptops) will make it easier. It’s called the MaxOak K2 50,000 mAh lithium battery bank and can be recharged off an inverter while driving. You can also recharge it while plugged into power on site or while the generator is running.

Here are some of the features:

  • Real ultra-high capacity: at 50000mAh/185Wh, it’s compatible with most popular laptops and notebook computers. However, check the specs before purchasing, as it cannot charge laptops with DC current over 5A.
  • Ten kinds of connector for most of the popular laptops. Once fully charged, it can recharge an iPhone 6 Plus about 11 times, iPhone 6 about 17 times, or Galaxy S6 almost 11 times.
  • It has six output ports: one 20V/3A for laptops, one 12V/2.5A for digital cameras, two 5V/2.1A and two 5V/1A for most smartphones, iPads, tablets and other USB-charged devices. You can charge several devices simultaneously.
  • Includes a laptop power bank (K2), home charger, DC cable, 11 x laptop charge connector, a multifunction bag and manual.

Here’s a video on how it works. Search on Amazon for stockists.