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Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2022 02:19PM
I have a device that is powered by a power bank but the charge only lasts about 20 hours.

Is it safe to leave a powerbank plugged in 24/7?



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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 14, 2022 03:08PM
So basically a home brew UPS ? LiPo battery ? It won’t last as long, but as long as it’s smart enough to not overcharge, you should be okay.
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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 05:06PM
yeah, no biggie/ might get warm, which could potentially shorten the life of it, but nothing drastic.





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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 14, 2022 06:36PM
So, device plugged into the power bank, and the power bank plugged into charge, and it is like this 24/7?

It will work, but degrade the life of the power bank. But it sounds like this is more of a necessity, so go right ahead. Power banks aren't that expensive, so in a year or two, just replace it. Keep an eye out for Back to school, Black Friday or Christmas/Amazon Day deals.

Or set up a slickdeals account and set up an alert for power banks.



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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 14, 2022 06:40PM
Thanks, all. Good to know I'm probably not risking burning my house down or something.



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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 14, 2022 07:02PM
No, just continuous charging will fry the batteries in the bank prematurely. But shouldn't be a hazard though. I would recommend using a good quality charger, and a good quality bank manufacturer though. Anker is a safe choice for both.



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Re: Leave A Power Bank Plugged In All The Time?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 15, 2022 04:01AM
Yes, no worries about a conflagration.

Keeping it plugged in all the time is only slightly more degrading than charging it every 20hrs and draining it only to be charged again in 20hrs.

The bank in this case is almost a passthrough device, unlike a true UPS which keeps the battery separate from the load until a power failure.

But you may sleep the sleep of the innocent, lg.





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