One thing that helps with my sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP machine. Taking this on the machine on the road can be troublesome, however, they have little adapter devices that can be used to plug the machine into the car. This helps but if the car is parked somewhere, and turned off, I don’t want to drain the battery while I take a snooze.  That’s when the MyCharge 45W AdventureUltra arrived at my doorstep and changed the way I think about powering my CPAP.

For those of you not using portable USB power packs, you should know that larger capacity ones can be a bit pricey. In this case, the MyCharge 45W AdventureUltra retails for $129.99 on their official website. However, for this kind of capacity (13,400mAh) and the fact that it has an array of output ports (One USB-C port, two USB ports, and an AC outlet), it is a deal. You have to remember that this price doesn’t just cover the capacity or output types, but also internal power management and reliability. The MyCharge 45W AdventureUltra portable charger is a larger charger at about 5 inches by 6 inches by 1 inch thick and weighs just over a pound, but it is made very well and has a ruggedness which I appreciate. It features a dark gray/black outer shell with a nice, crisp LCD display to give the user important battery unit information.

So, back to the sleep apnea: Armed with the new MyCharge 45W AdventureUltra,  I can plug my CPAP into the AC outlet and it will keep it going for about 4 hours!  We live in Las Vegas so that is the perfect amount of time to keep me napping in it on a trip to LA to visit our friends and family.  Then I just need to find an outlet (if we stop for food there is almost always one by a table) and it will charge up to 50% faster than most portable chargers!  If it is an 8 hour drive somewhere at 4 hours you would want to get out for a break, food break or rest area and those both would have plug-ins. So, again, unlike smaller USB chargers, this model plugs into an AC outlet to charge back up, so just know going in – it does not use an AC to USB adapter for charging.

But enough about me, let’s say you are sitting in a spot out on a convention floor or in you car or wherever you might find yourself stopped and using you computer.  If you don’t have it plugged in you know how fast it’s battery will drain.  Even higher end ones when you are only using the word writing part and not binge streaming the latest season of a show that just dropped on Netflix that battery is going to tick down and quit.  The MyCharge Portable Power Outlet will charge your laptop about 2 times. So if you have your laptop wears down there’s still two more runs at it.  Because you have such charging speed you can get your laptop re-powered and start the battery recharging off in a corner while you go back to work, or after the first time it dies just leave the charger hooked up and it will keep a fast charge going to your computer for a few hours total.

There is only one thing I would like to see and that would be a little drop in the weight.  One pound isn’t much in the grand scheme of things but some days wind up being 12 hours long and when they do you find yourself stripping your backpack to your batteries and only essentials like energy bars and hand sanitizer!

Here are the tech specs for those who like the numbers:

  • Battery: 20000mAh Lithium Ion
  • Product Dimensions: 5.0 in x 5.75 in x 1.4 in
  • Product Weight: 1.05 lbs.
  • Input: 20V
  • Total Output:  AC 110V 65W
  • Output by Port
  • USB-C Port: 3.0A
  • USB-A Port #1: 2.4A
  • USB-A Port #2: 2.4A
  • Total Shared: 3.4A
  • AC Port: 65WBattery: 20000mAh Lithium Ion
  • Product Dimensions: 5.0 in x 5.75 in x 1.4 in
  • Product Weight: 1.05 lbs.
  • Input: 20V

The MyCharge 45W AdventureUltra portable charger will definitely be travelling with me to CES and other conventions throughout the new year.  I can use it for work or play and, even more importantly, to help with medical devices such as my CPAP.  MyCharge gives you the reliability that you don’t have to have a battery with you because you need it but if you need it over the year it will be there for you and charged.


MyCharge AdventureUltra 45W Portable Charger Review Score

(5 out of 5 stars)


 

         

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Dustin "Ripper71" Thomas has been a staff writer with GamingShogun.com for over five years and has taken on the role of editor with a brief stint as Editor-In-Chief. He is also a co-founder of @IsItOctoberYet where he covers haunt nightmares and amusement park fun.