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Review, Teardown: P.Power (or Generic Unbranded) 12000mAh Power Bank

Back in January 2013 (which seems a long time ago), before I started all of this powerbank testing, as someone who was none-the-wiser, I bought one of my friends a pair of “generic” unbranded power banks. The cost was about … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: *Fake* Xiaomi (Mi) NDY-02-AD Silver 10400mAh Power Bank

It might seem that I’ve been singing the praises of Xiaomi/Mi power banks lately, and that’s because they’re very good products. However, the journey to obtain the product is often fraught with more difficulty than expected. In my case, when … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Xiaomi (Mi) NDY-02-AD Gold 10400mAh Power Bank

This post comes to you thanks to a generous reader from Germany (thanks Tobias!), who decided to contribute a power bank for testing. Unfortunately, the reader didn’t tell me what it was before it was dispatched, and it turns out … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Xiaomi (Mi) NDY-02-AD Silver 10400mAh Power Bank

On an earlier post about power bank endurance and modification, Joy Test made a recommendation in the comments for me to test a Xiaomi, otherwise known as Mi, branded power bank. This is a Chinese manufacturer, which is most widely … Continue reading

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Power Bank Endurance Test – Hillo Power Jin Gangxia

After the trouble with endurance of the Orzly power bank which utilized Li-Poly cells of unknown reputation, I became quite suspicious of many unbranded or unknown Li-Poly based power banks. Unfortunately, as endurance tests require manual cycling of power banks, … Continue reading

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Further Investigation: Power Bank Endurance Issues and Modification

Through many tests of power banks, there seems to be many metrics by which they can be judged and their performance determined. While I have focused on capacity as the first metric, and determined some power banks to be outright … Continue reading

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Exploration: Improving Power Bank Ripple Performance

Those who have been following along in my power bank testing articles will note that the vast majority that I have looked at have hardly been impressive. Some things seem rather fixed – for example, the voltage regulation which is … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: World Solution Technology (WST) A28 8000mAh Power Bank

This will be the last of a long series of power bank related posts, at least for a while. You have no idea how glad I am, since testing easily will drive you nuts. Without further ado, the last power … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Wonderful Life Because of You 8400mAh(?) Power Bank

Just like the tree that keeps on giving, the power bank rabbit hole goes quite deep. This one is a pretty “generic” looking set, to the point that I didn’t know what to call it. No clear indication of capacity … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Power on the go! 6000mAh Power Bank

If you haven’t already guessed it, testing power banks gets a little tiring after a while. But it doesn’t matter, because I might as well do it while I still have some motivation to keep going – this one’s thanks … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Lanu Power LP-401B 4400mAh Power Bank

Here comes another power bank thanks to an anonymous donor. This particular power bank is a Lanu Power LP-401B 4400mAh power bank, packaged in the same package with the words “Quality Assurance” as the LP-406B reviewed earlier. As a result, … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Moko Technology MK555 8000mAh Power Bank

Thanks to the anonymous donor, here’s another power bank subjected to the “Gough” treatment. This one, like many others, comes in a very “generic” colour cardboard box packaging with a clear plastic window. The power bank and its included pouch … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: “Quality Assurance” LP-406B 5200mAh White Power Bank

The next cab off the rank is this relatively generic looking power bank. Packed in a cardboard glossy colour box with window, there’s no trace of any manufacturer on it – merely the words “quality assurance”. I suppose I’ll use … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Lipstick Battery LED 3000mAh Silver Power Bank

The power bank testing and reviewing continues, courtesy of the anonymous donor. Testing and reviewing is a fairly involved process, easily taking up two weeks to complete. It is hoped that by testing these “anonymously” supplied power banks, we would … Continue reading

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Powerbank Testing: A New Test Rig & Powerbank Endurance

It seems like powerbanks are the “essential” product for any digital road-warrior, and reviews of power banks on this site has seen wide readership. While initially concerned with capacity alone, I have also branched out to testing the level of … Continue reading

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Exposed: Power Bank Ripple – Devices at Risk?

One of the most popular articles on my site are those related to power banks – specifically, those related to the eBay unbranded 5000mAh and 30,000mAh power banks, as well as the Comsol 11000mAh, PowerMonkey 3500mAh and the Orzly 4050mAh … Continue reading

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