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steve [Required Parts] - added pinboard image
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steve [Power Bank Capacity]
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 Here's a good thing- you only two need parts to convert a CrowBox to run from a USB power bank. Even better, one of these parts is the power bank itself! We'll talk more about choosing a power bank in moment. Here's a good thing- you only two need parts to convert a CrowBox to run from a USB power bank. Even better, one of these parts is the power bank itself! We'll talk more about choosing a power bank in moment.
  
-The other part you need is called a "micro USB pin board"​. This is a small micro USB socket with some standard pin headers attached to make it easy to wire up to projects like the CrowBox so that you can plug in a power bank. This is very inexpensive part and they are easy to find on amazon and eBay. These are so inexpensive that you usually have to buy 10 or more in a lot for around $5 USD, so you'll end up with some extras.+The other part you need is called a "micro USB breakout ​board" or "micro USB pinboard". This is a small micro USB socket with some standard pin headers attached to make it easy to wire up to projects like the CrowBox so that you can plug in a power bank. This is very inexpensive part and they are easy to find on amazon and eBay. These are so inexpensive that you usually have to buy 10 or more in a lot for around $5 USD, so you'll end up with some extras.
  
-**NOTE:** Be sure that the USB pin boards that you buy are "micro USB" and that they come with the header pins! Also, some minor soldering is usually required. The item you are looking for looks like this:+**NOTE:** Be sure that the USB breakout ​boards that you buy are "micro USB" and that they come with the header pins! Also, some minor soldering is usually required. The item you are looking for looks like this:
  
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 ==== Power Bank Capacity ==== ==== Power Bank Capacity ====
-USB Power Bank capacity is expressed in milliamp-hours,​ or mAh. For our application,​ 5000 mAh is the minimum you should consider. High-capacity power banks may provide 30,000 mAh or more. +USB Power Bank capacity ​describes how much energy the power bank holds when fully charged and is expressed in milliamp-hours,​ or mAh. For our application,​ 5000 mAh is the minimum you should consider. High-capacity power banks may provide 30,000 mAh or more. 
  
 Capacity matters because it determines how long your CrowBox should run off the power bank before the power bank must be removed and recharged. Here's how you figure out how long a CrowBox should run on a given power bank: Capacity matters because it determines how long your CrowBox should run off the power bank before the power bank must be removed and recharged. Here's how you figure out how long a CrowBox should run on a given power bank:
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