The myCharge Adventure Ultra is myCharge’s largest battery pack and the only one with an AC outlet. The AC outlet restricts how small the case can be, but it’s still pretty compact, measuring in at 1.2″ x 5.8″ x 4.1″ and weighing .98 lbs (446g), which is less than spec. It packs a 13,400mAh lithium ion battery and some battery-tending tech on the inside that myCharge says will keep the device charged for up to a year. This is probably something you need to look at for those times you’re out camping or hunting or something and have some time to spend on your laptop or something similar.
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Even though these devices are called out specifically, there are of course restrictions. For example, the Adventure Ultra will not charge every laptop. Just because there is an AC power outlet doesn’t mean that every device with a wall plug will get charged by it. I have a buddy of mine that has a 2016 MacBook Pro 13-inch with a Touch Bar. The power adapter for this laptop is 61W and the limit on the Adventure Ultra is 45W. Even though I knew that was a restriction, I still gave it a shot and I got a very clear “Max Power Exceeded” message on the LCD display. The MacBook’s battery icon in the menu bar did appear to be charging, but it kicked off as soon as I got the warning from the myCharge battery. Now, the most recent MacBooks to be released (not the MacBook Pros; the standard MacBooks) only require 29W so the Adventure Ultra should be able to provide power for it. I can’t verify 100% since I don’t personally own one but the point is to make sure you look at the required power ratings via your user manual for the device you’re trying to charge. Don’t just assume it’s going to charge and then find out while you’re out in the woods camping or whatever that it indeed won’t charge your device.
The primary test I ran; on a device I knew would charge; was my iPhone 7 Plus. This device is my lifeline to the world and I never want to be carrying around a dead phone. I was skirting along with 28% battery power to my phone and decided it was time to plug it in. So I grabbed the Adventure Ultra and a Lightning cable. After 20 minutes my phone had gained 29% and was sitting pretty at 57% battery life. That’s more than a 1% gain in battery life every minute. I was pretty impressed with that outcome.
The MyCharge Adventure Ultra measures just 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches (width x height x depth), ensuring its small enough to slip inside a bag pouch during transit. It houses a high-density 13,400 mAh battery, which should hold enough charge to keep small gadgets humming over the weekend, although it might deplete quite fast when used to power laptops and small appliances. There are four charging slots on board, namely an AC port, a USB-C slot, and two USB-A ports.
If you’re in the market for something that will charge not just your mobile phone or tablet via the standard Lightning Port, micro USB or USB port, such as via an AC power cable, then the myCharge Adventure Ultra is definitely for you. This thing is made to be taken out in the woods while you’re camping and similar things such as that. You would think something like this that does what it does would be much larger in size as well as be much bulkier and heavier, but that’s certainly not the case at all. The myCharge Adventure Ultra easily fits in a backpack and takes up very little room, yet it packs enough power to keep laptops and mobile devices charged without issues.
Then throw in the fact that if you happen to be staying in a cabin at some point or have access to a cabin or anything similar, you can plug it into the wall outlet and charge it for the next day when you head out again. A bit pricey at $129.99 for most people, but for the ones that need something like the myCharge Adventure Ultra, then the price is well worth it.