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akash.nu

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I was wondering if you guys use any specific chargers to take while travelling. I always just travelled with the iPad charger and cable because the iPhone works with that as well and I’m trying to avoid carrying another cable / specific charger. Any suggestions will be helpful.
 

tromboneaholic

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I always just travelled with the iPad charger
Same here. Also, 90% of the hotels I've stayed at have USB charging ports built in to the desk and/or lamp bases.

The interesting thing is that with my usage, I wouldn't need to bring my charging puck for my Series 4 for a 2-night stay.
 
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akash.nu

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Same here. Also, 90% of the hotels I've stayed at have USB charging ports built in to the desk and/or lamp bases.

The interesting thing is that with my usage, I wouldn't need to bring my charging puck for my Series 4 for a 2-night stay.

Sometimes I have to travel for a bit longer, like 3-5 days. I’m not sure if there’s any other options.
 

tromboneaholic

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Sometimes I have to travel for a bit longer, like 3-5 days. I’m not sure if there’s any other options.
I traded in my Series 1, and kept the charging puck. Bonus: now I have a spare one for travel!
It's pretty compact as it is, so that will work for me on longer trips. Before I was just grabbing my Spigen stand with the puck in it, which does add a little bit of bulk when space is tight.

There are some portable watch chargers with their own battery, but I don't see a personal need for them unless I was camping or really roughing it. https://www.imore.com/these-portable-chargers-let-you-charge-your-apple-watch-go
 

staggerlee41

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When I travel, I'm usually going with an iPad, now 2 iPhones a watch and AirPods. Throw in the Pencil also.

I bought a travel charger/case for Apple Watch and upon getting it in the house, I knew I'd never use it. Way too big and bulky to suit my tastes so I use the lightning cables and standard issue puck that comes with Watch.

I do however take with me a 4 port wall charger and also carry 1 of the single standard issue Apple chargers because they're small enough and easy to use if you need to get power in an airport and well I paid for it!

This is is the 4 port charger I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charge...mr0&keywords=4+port+usb+charger+station+anker
 

akash.nu

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When I travel, I'm usually going with an iPad, now 2 iPhones a watch and AirPods. Throw in the Pencil also.

I bought a travel charger/case for Apple Watch and upon getting it in the house, I knew I'd never use it. Way too big and bulky to suit my tastes so I use the lightning cables and standard issue puck that comes with Watch.

I do however take with me a 4 port wall charger and also carry 1 of the single standard issue Apple chargers because they're small enough and easy to use if you need to get power in an airport and well I paid for it!

This is is the 4 port charger I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charge...mr0&keywords=4+port+usb+charger+station+anker

Thanks. I use a similar charges with multiple ports.
 

Jason Hensley

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I bring the basic 5w charger box and cable, as well as my Anker portable charger in case I run low on power and am not near an outlet.
 
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Pntblnk

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When I travel, I'm usually going with an iPad, now 2 iPhones a watch and AirPods. Throw in the Pencil also.

I bought a travel charger/case for Apple Watch and upon getting it in the house, I knew I'd never use it. Way too big and bulky to suit my tastes so I use the lightning cables and standard issue puck that comes with Watch.

I do however take with me a 4 port wall charger and also carry 1 of the single standard issue Apple chargers because they're small enough and easy to use if you need to get power in an airport and well I paid for it!

This is is the 4 port charger I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charge...mr0&keywords=4+port+usb+charger+station+anker

Have the two port version of that Anker charger and couldn’t be happier. Charger block, watch puck, two lightening cables, duel usb cig lighter port and a spigen magnetic vent mount tucks away in the rear outside pocket of my Briggs & Riley bag. Usually a MacBook charger & cable as well. Gives me everything I need and stays with the bag so I always have it.
 
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Jason Hensley

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Have the two port version of that Anker charger and couldn’t be happier. Charger block, watch puck, two lightening cables, duel usb cig lighter port and a spigen magnetic vent mount tucks away in the rear outside pocket of my Briggs & Riley bag. Usually a MacBook charger & cable as well. Gives me everything I need and stays with the bag so I always have it.
Ankers are the best. I love mine too. I never realized how much I’d use one until I finally got one.
 
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Aniseedvan

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I’ve got an Anker multiport charger but also for when space is tight (and camping with no power) I’ve got a ugreen watch charger, also with a lightning cable built in, so can charge my phone and watch at the same time. Had zero issues with it.
 

Ntombi

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I updated the surge protector near my bed to this one, which includes four USB hubs, so my Anker 4-USB charger is now my travel block. Mostly, I’m in hotels with plenty of USB access, but better safe than sorry.
 

Jason Hensley

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I updated the surge protector near my bed to this one, which includes four USB hubs, so my Anker 4-USB charger is now my travel block. Mostly, I’m in hotels with plenty of USB access, but better safe than sorry.
Good being prepared. I find that I use my Anker at festivals/concerts and long flights.
 
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akash.nu

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I’ve got an Anker multiport charger but also for when space is tight (and camping with no power) I’ve got a ugreen watch charger, also with a lightning cable built in, so can charge my phone and watch at the same time. Had zero issues with it.

Can you post links please?
 

akash.nu

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I updated the surge protector near my bed to this one, which includes four USB hubs, so my Anker 4-USB charger is now my travel block. Mostly, I’m in hotels with plenty of USB access, but better safe than sorry.

I have these all around my house but carrying one of those while travelling will not be ideal when space is at a premium and I’m going away for around 2-3 days.
 

akash.nu

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musicpenguy

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This is the travel one that I own - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BQCQZK...3051YYwYwnb2hi4dthixs6zdvmnvwi5ldnntw6ltdn5wq

It’s a tiny thing that can fit into even the smallest pockets - I often though will travel with just the official cord from Apple just the shorter one they sell and use it with my larger battery packs. I do like having the small charger for certain situations where I do need just a bit of a top off - it can charge the watch from dead to 100 percent just once, but very handy - would consider bringing it along on longer runs where I’m uncertain if I’ll need a bit more juice.
 
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Aniseedvan

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I like that one. Can you charge the phone and the watch at the same time?

Yes I’ve topped up both my watch and 8+ at the same time for a couple of days whilst camping. Watch is currently on charge on it on the hotel nightstand as I type.
 
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