What do you do when the power is out and you need to recharge the battery for your Baofeng UV-5R handheld radio?
One method I use is to recharge the Baofeng battery for a Baofeng UV-5R from a Blackweb Lithium Ion battery. Baofeng batteries need to be recharged using the Baofeng battery base and in this case the Baofeng USB Smart Charger Transformer Cable that ups the output voltage from 5V to 10V required on the charger base.
Another one I carry is the 30,000mAh, Dualpow Portable Dual USB Solar Battery Charger External Battery Pack. What I like about this unit is that I can also recharge it using the built in solar panel. It is slow to charge this way, but in a grid down scenario it gives me another option to power my devices.
Simply plug in the USB charging cable into one of the USB ports on the Lithium Ion battery pack and the other end into the port on the back of the Baofeng charger base.
Besides being able to recharge my handheld radio battery, these portable power banks can also be used to get power to my cell phone, iPad and tablet. It can also recharge batteries for a flashlight or other small device that uses rechargeable AA or AAA batteries. Simply connect a matching charging cable and device to the USB ports.
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