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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice design, excellent quality, two-year warranty, September 15, 2013
This review is from: Patriot FUEL+ 9000mAh Dual-Port Rechargeable Battery Power Bank With Output Max. 3.5A ( 1A+2.5A) & 2-Year Warranty For Smartphone& Tablet PCPB90002 (Personal Computers)
The Patriot Fuel+ is very compact at about 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 1 in. and 6.6 oz and the construction and durability are very good, with a sturdy plastic case in white with a red underbelly. I accidentally knocked it off a shelf about five feet onto a parquet floor and it didn't crack.

The power bank itself will recharge from a USB port or from a USB wall or vehicle adapter and a short micro-to-USB cable is included. It is suggested to use the cable that comes with the device being recharged and this is good advice as there are a few electronics such as some Samsung phones which require a proprietary cable.

There are four LED indicators which flash a few times when it is plugged in for charging or when the power button is pressed and they then show remaining charge in approximately 25% increments. That power button must be pressed to initiate charging of a device—don't forget to push that button!

It has two USB ports, at 1 A and 2.5 A. Tablets and most Apple devices will use the 2.5 A USB port; smaller electronics can charge from either port and both ports can be used simultaneously.

The Patriot Fuel+ comes in several different capacities. Assume that the 9,000 mAh model will provide a conservative 6,000 mAh in actual usage to figure how it will work with a particular device: for instance, this 9,000 mAh model will recharge a new iPad at 11,560 mAh to about 50% or a Kindle Paperwhite at 1,470 mAh to 100% at least 4 times. As with all lithium-ion batteries, it will store more power when new and less as it ages so this will vary and depends on the age of the device's battery as well.

Patriot backs the Fuel+ rechargeable battery with a 2 year limited warranty; this is twice as long as most (I think all) of the power banks that I have tested.

A sample was provided for testing and unbiased review.
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