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Disassembling Anker’s 5 USB-C Port Power Bank

Anker, known as America’s Leading USB Charging Brand, just released a new power bank with not 1, or 2, but 5 USB-C ports! Therefore, we had to get our hands on it and have a look inside. Anker’s classic packaging. The power port comes with a cable and a cable belt. The front and back of the power bank is a simple design. An blue PD port is embedded in an aluminium plate with and is equipped with four power IQ USB ports. Built with an universal power plug to be the most versatile power bank.   A rectangular power port with rounded corners. The top cover is being held by an ultrasonic welding, which is easy to open. The front and back of the power circuit. The main voltage protection circuits and EMI circuits. There are two independent circuits for the power supply; both are 400V68. 2 transformers. There are two...

Xiaomi MiJia’s 100W Power Inverter Car Charger

Xiaomi MiJia recently launched a car inverter with the ability to provide AC output for portable devices. It has dual USB charging ports, compatible with any national standard jack (double/triple hole), and is equipped with a maximum output power of 100W. The price for the inverter is around $30. The Unboxing An image of the charger is depicted on the white package. The main shape of the charger resembles a cup-like structure with a car plug-in extension attached on the side. Looking at the top of the box, you can see MiJia’s logo. The name of the product, MiJia Power Inverter Car Charger,  and all its specifications are printed on the sides of the package. Specification details: Product Model: CZNBQ-1QM Dimension and weight: about 580g Product size: 72 * 70 * 125mm Input voltage: 12V (DC), 10A MAX Output voltage: 220V ~, 0.45A, 50Hz USB port output: 5V3.1A Single USB port output: 5V2.4A...

Ultimate Huawei Fast Charger – 48% in 5 Mins

Huawei recently uploaded a Youtube video about its next-generation technology for fast charging. The new technology is claimed to charge smartphone batteries 10 times faster than conventional batteries. Huawei has been a pioneer in developing the latest fast charging technology in its Huawei Watt Lab. Shown in the video, the technology charges 48% of the battery (3000mAh) in just 5 minutes. Some of you might remember, Huawei already released a fast charging technology back in 2015 and the new video appears to be quite similar to the video Huawei posted in 2015. Another interesting observation that it is worth noting in the video is that the 3000mAh capacity with an energy density above 620 Wh/L was placed in a charging device rather than  charging the smartphone directly. A 600mAh battery was shown charging to 68 % in 2 minutes.   Huawei claims that the breakthrough for this technology was achieved through changing the molecular...

Disassembling the Apple 29W Charger

Since the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus/ X incorporated the USB PD fast charging feature, capturing a lot of attention from mass media; including ours. However, to active fast charging, Apple recommend their customers to buy the Apple fast charging lightening cable and the 29W charger. Same as we have done with previous chargers, we are going to take apart Apple’s 29W charger.  The Unboxing An illustration of the charger is captured on the white package with ‘USB-C 29W’ on the right top corner.   On the back of the package, you can find “29W USB-C Power Adaptor” written in multiple languages.  On one of the sides, there’s a label stating the name of the product, designed in California, made in China, the product model A1540, and serial number C4H716402KXG2VCBH. After removing the protective film, you will find the manual, a user guide, the charger, and a outlet adapter. The charger plus...

Unraveling the New RAVPower Fast Charger

Like many of Apple’s product launches, the recent launch of the newest iPhones has caused much crazed and even started a new movement for charging. Although wireless and fast charging has been around for a while for android users, this is the first time Apple made their iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X to support USB PD fast charging. We already reviewed a few ones from popular brands already, but we just couldn’t help it and decided to review this one by RAVPower too. So today is going to be all about the RAVPower USB PD Dual-Port Charger.  The Unboxing RAVPower’s packaging design are usually very consistent to build and boost brand awareness. After you open the box, you can see that the box is lined with a protective layer at the bottom that is said to be shock-proof and even comes with an anti-dust bag. This USB PD...

Taking Apart the ANKER Wireless Charger

In addition to the previously talked about Belkin and Mophie chargers, ANKER is also a big player in the market. ANKER is best known for selling popular charging cables and power banks. However, to accommodate the recent wireless charging trend, they too have introduced their own wireless charger. The ANKER A2156 is the newest fast charging wireless charger and the subject of today’s topic. We are taking a look at the outer and inner workings of the ANKER A2156 and this is what we found below. The ANKER packaging is quite simple. Specifications are printed on the package. Input: 5V/2A; Output: 5V/1A; offering an 18-month warranty. It comes with a wireless charger and Micro USB cable in the package.  ANKER’s Logo is printed on the USB cable; the cable is made out of high-quality material. The base of the wireless charging pad is outlined with a blue rim. Specifications are also printed at the bottom...

An In-Depth Look into the Mophie Wireless Charger

No one likes to carry around cables, it’s such a hassle. Though wireless charging have been around for a couple years, it has caught the attention of a mass consumer market recently due to the introduction of the new Apple iPhones. The new iPhone 8/8 plus, and X have Qi capability enabling them to be abled to charge wirelessly. Thanks to these new phones, a large sector of smartphone users are now open to the wireless charging market. The principle for wireless charging is not complicated, there are basically three different types of wireless charging methods such as inductive, magnetic resonant coupling, and electromagnetic radiation. Inductive coupling induce coupling-based WPT which makes use of magnetic field induction to generate a magnetic field for power transmission. Magnetic resonant coupling, on the other hand, involves a typical magnetic resonant coupling system consisting of two electromagnetic subsystems with the same natural resonance frequency,...

CES 2018 New Wireless Chargers to Look Out For

One of the newest trends that we have noticed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018 is the rising popularity in wireless charging. This rising trend is largely thanks to Apple and their newly released iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Apple incorporated fast and Qi charging in their newest iPhones, enabling it to charge the phones wirelessly. A variety of companies, established and startups, have jumped on the opportunity to capitalize on the new market. Today, we will be looking at a few that stood out from the crowd at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Belkin  Belkin is of the leading brands in the charging market. At the CES 2018, they introduced new wireless charging pads as well as a wireless car charger under the product line name BoostUp. Belkin introduced a new Qi-enable wireless charging pad that comes in 4 different colors ranging from white, black, navy, to a...

Unboxing the New Xiaomi Power Bank 2 10000mAh

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Xiaomi released its “Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 10000mAh” and “Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 20000mAh”. The second generation power bank have received positive market feedbacks in the past year. Following that, Xiaomi launched the “Xiaomi Power Bank 2C” with a retail price of approximately USD $23 in September 2017. After the Xiaomi Power Bank 2C, the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 10000mAh was launched in December, priced at approximately USD $12. Today, we are going to take a closer look at the latest version. The Unboxing: The New Xiaomi Power Bank 2 comes with a simple white packaging. The product name “New Xiaomi Power Bank 2″ (10000mAh) is printed on the front. Relevant information is printed on the back. The New Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10000MAH), product model: PLM09ZM; capacity: 10000mAh 3.7V (37WH), rated Capacity: 6500mAh 5.1V (Typ 1A), input interface: Micro-USB, Output interface: USB-A, input...

Everything You Need to Know About Quick Charge

In our current society, everyone is dependent technology for various reasons. Whether it’s the quest for knowledge, convince, or innovation. Because of this, the quest for power and connectivity is constant. However, smartphones, iPads, and tablets rarely have enough juice to last an entire day. Charging all these devices have become integrated into our daily routines. Today, we are going to offer you some tips to help you make the most out of your charge! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the quick charge. Does quick charging affect the battery and shorten its life? Yes, but the impact is not as significant as you would think. As the battery ages, it naturally gets slower due to wear and tear. Quick-charging will wear out the smartphone’s battery at the same rate as normal charging will. Most lithium batteries should last you from two to three years. After...

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