Why are chargers so lame?

LunarMist

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I have been playing around with the canker battery pack and also the 18W PowerPort 2 charger. The 10050 only has one port, which I somehow overlooked in making the comparisons. :(
It is quite compact for the capacity, but also dense. Unfortunately the charging does not operate in a pass through mode, so that limits the utility.
I do like the charger though. It is is a bit heavy for the size, but that's to be expected for a continuous 18W output. The power light is blue for idle or low loads and green for the high power mode.
 

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I'm wondering about the capacity of that Anker at low power levels since some devices lose efficiency at the bottom.
How do you measure the capacity? I received a USB Dork, but am not so sure about the accuracy and extra drain.
 

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I don't know of any way to measure capacity or (by extension) power draw or charge rate. I'm sure there are industrial-level tools for that, but I know of nothing in the consumer space.
 
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