Lightweight Portability: Unveiling the SHARGE 5,000mAh Flow Mini Power Bank
Known for their innovative designs and high-quality products, SHARGE has garnered significant attention from tech enthusiasts. In August 2023, SHARGE introduced the portable power bank - Flow, which received much acclaim for its compact, transparent design. Recently, SHARGE took another step forward by releasing the Flow Mini, an emergency capsule power bank designed for on-the-go charging. Compared to its predecessor, it's smaller in size and lighter, featuring two output methods and an integrated cable for direct charging, making it more versatile and convenient.
The model of the SHARGE 5,000mAh Flow Mini Power Bank is SP012, featuring a transparent design with a dual-layer casing. Its streamlined pattern paired with a metallic silver base closely resembles the previous generation. A prominent orange power button in the top right corner serves as an accent, accompanied by four remaining battery indicator lights.
According to the internal structure diagram provided by SHARGE, it houses a 21700 cylindrical cell from EVE, a automotive-grade product, boasting a single-cell capacity of 5000mAh. This power bank stands ready to provide essential power for mobile phones in urgent situations. Additionally, it integrates an NTC temperature sensor, a mandatory temperature-sensitive component for power banks made in China after August 1, 2023, employed to monitor cell temperature and control charging and discharging, thus enhancing safety.
It's pretty small in size, measuring 78.8 x 25.3 x 33mm (3.1 × 1.0 × 1.3 inches) and weighing only 100g (3.52oz), and it's half the size of a typical 10,000mAh power bank, fitting effortlessly into pockets due to its compact and lightweight design.
Furthermore, it boasts two output ports, one being a USB-C socket that accommodates a unique replaceable connector. Specifically, it comes with a 90° USB-C to USB-C connector as standard, compatible with mainstream electronic products including the iPhone 15 series. Additionally, it includes an extra 90° USB-C to Lightning connector suitable for older iOS devices before the iPhone 15, allowing users to replace the connector based on their own situation.
As shown in this image, once the connector is attached, the SHARGE 5,000mAh Flow Mini Power Bank can directly plug into USB-C devices like the iPhone 15 series for charging, delivering an output power of 5V2.4A (12W Max). This cable-free, direct-plug experience simplifies handling and carrying. Moreover, with a plug height of 3.7mm, it allows charging even with protective cases, preventing issues where the plug length is insufficient due to casing.
The other output is an integrated USB-C cable on the body, easily extendable to provide 5V2.4A (12W Max) charging for USB-C devices. It supports simultaneous output using the connector and the built-in cable, enabling charging of two devices simultaneously. Furthermore, this USB-C built-in cable serves as the input cable for charging the power bank, eliminating the need for additional cables during charging or discharging.
Summary of ChargerLAB
In a nutshell, the SHARGE 5,000mAh Flow Mini Power Bank is designed for portable emergency charging, boasting a 5000mAh capacity to meet short-trip power needs. While ensuring a small and lightweight design, SHARGE has developed dual charging methods. One is the commonly found built-in USB-C cable, supporting both input and output, offering versatile usage scenarios. The other is the distinctive USB-C socket paired with a USB-C to USB-C connector, allowing the power bank to transform into a direct-plug charger, enabling effortless charging alongside your phone. Additionally, it comes with an extra Lightning connector, ensuring compatibility with a wide array of mainstream electronic devices.
This product is currently available on the official SHARGE store at a limited-time discounted price of $29. If you're interested, you can click the button in the article to make a purchase.