USB Power Monitors

Taking a look at a WITRN-X-MFi USB Power Monitor. en

By dodge_911 on Monday 11 March 2019 18:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, Quick & Dirty, Reviews, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 669

The good folks over at BangGood sent another UPM my way for a video; a WITRN-X-MFi USB Power Monitor. With a 128*160 pixel full colour screen this is the 'biggest-screened' UPM I have in the arsenal at the moment. Ideal for my kind of videos. Special feature on this UPM is the ability to check MFi-certification for things with Lightning connectors. Another very useful feature for my videos...
Combine that with the most complete protocol analysys I have seen until now, and this might well be the most complete UPM in my collection. Check out the video below if you want to learn more about this WITRN-X-MFi.
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USB Type-C Power Monitor : Chargerlab Power-Z KM001C

Door dodge_911 op donderdag 28 februari 2019 00:00 - Reacties (2)
Categorieën: Equipment, Quick & Dirty, Reviews, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 2.054

In today's video we'll be taking a look at a Chargerlab Power-Z KM001C USB Type-C Power Monitor I got sent by the manufacturer for this video.

I made a video on the predecessor of this UPM, the KM001, in which I bitched and moaned about the lack of a decent manual. That was back in April and I had tried to contact the manufacturer for some help with this several times with no reply from them, starting at the beginning of March.

In December the manufacturer had hired someone to take care of all overseas affairs and I was contacted with an apology and an offer to test this new KM001C, which I gladly accepted.
There's still no decent manual however, and my contact over there has already left the company, so this video will serve as kind of a makeshift manual for the time being.

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➤ Haven't found any links that sell the UPM for a decent price, so you'll have to do some sleuthing for a good priced unit.

USB Type-C Power Monitor : RuiDeng TC64

Door dodge_911 op donderdag 17 januari 2019 12:55 - Reacties (8)
Categorieën: Equipment, Quick & Dirty, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, Viewer Submissions, Views: 3.281

I bought a RuiDeng TC64 USB Type-C Power Monitor for myself, out of curiosity.
I wasn't quite sure if it would be good for the things I do, it not being able to trigger any protocols or PD stuff itself, but it has proven its worth to me over the past few days when working on new videos.
Let's take a look at it in this video.
This Rui Deng TC64 is a welcome addition to the UPM arsenal, this being my first full Type-C UPM.
I like it a lot, even if it's not that extensive in function. It'll still come in very handy for the stuff I do in my videos. It's a basic but nice UPM, with an equally nice price so you don't have to break the bank if you want to do some basic Type-C power testing.

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Fancy Schmancy USB Power monitor #4 : ChargerLab Power-Z KM001 USB Power Monitor en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 3 July 2018 07:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.840

In today's video I'll be taking a look at another USB Power Monitor from Chargerlab.
I had the same problem with this as with some of the others : there is a manual, but it's translated very poorly so I had to try and figure it out on my own. That took quite a long time :)
But let's see what this thing can do in the video below :
→ Review notes & conclusion
I like this UPM, but the lack of a decent manual really bothers me. Some of the functions aren't very clear to me, and are not as self-explanatory as with other UPM's that I have tested in the past.
The lack of support from the manufacturer is another thing that bothers me.
I am sure I have missed some things in this video.
You can also connect this UPM to a Windows PC, unfortunately, my testing nettop (& only wintel box)
can't run the app. I really need to upgrade to something that can run a recent version of Windows.
It's clearly a nice piece of equipment, but it is let down somewhat by what is stated above.

→ Information
This ChargerLab Power-Z KM001 USB Power Monitor was sent to me by BangGood for this video.
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Fancy Schmancy USB Power monitor #3 : WEB- U3MFI USB Power Monitor en

By dodge_911 on Thursday 21 June 2018 09:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.390

In today's video I'll be taking a look at yet another fancy new USB Power Meter, this time from an unknown brand :). No really, can't find a brand for this UPM.
It is another useful tool in my growing collection of meters, mainly because it has a Lightning port and very nice MFi-checking function for testing Lightning cables.

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