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Niko Smart USB charger on the bench en

By dodge_911 on Monday 16 July 2018 07:30 - Comments are disabled
Categories: Chargers, USB Power, Viewer Submissions, Wall Chargers, YouTube, Views: 3.687

And now for something sourced locally this time : in today's video I'm putting a Niko PM420 0051 Smart USB charger an anonymous viewer dropped off through its' paces on the bench. Our mystery man wanted to know if the specs were true. So I thought I'd oblige him :)
→ Conclusion
This Niko 420-00510 Smart USB Charger performs nicely.
Not too much overhead on the specs, but total output is available on a single port, which I like.
Another nice feature is the power usage in standby, which is none, kind of important with a product connected to mains power 24/7. It does what it promises on the box, so I can't complain.

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This Niko PM420 0051 Smart USB charger was dropped off by a local viewer for the making of this video. Thanks mystery man! The support is dearly appreciated!

This charger is available for purchase at your local installation shop.
➤ Product link @ manufacturer's website : http://bit.ly/2NeBYye

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: 1.126

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.

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This ChargerLab Power-Z KM001 USB Power Monitor was sent to me by BangGood for this video.
This charger is available for purchase on BangGood by using the link below.
➤ Product link : http://bit.ly/2mlprxk (referral)
➤ Please consider clicking the product link and support the channel.

USB Power Delivery by ZMI : taking a look at a ZMI Powerplug Turbo 45W USB Type-C PD Wall Charger en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 26 June 2018 07:00 - Comments (4)
Categories: Chargers, QC2.0, QC3.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Reviews, USB PD, USB Power, Unboxing, Wall Chargers, YouTube, Views: 1.817

Taking a look at a ZMI Powerplug Turbo 45W USB Type-C PD Wall Charger (AD03Z) sent to me by ZMI USA for this video. They like what I'm doing on the channel and contacted me with an offer to send me something to review...
→ Conclusion
This ZMI Powerplug Turbo 45W USB Type-C PD Wall Charger achieves and exceeds the specifications on the box. They are exceeded by a bit, I have to say, with impressive numbers! Another plus is the absence of power use in standby. It’s a nice PD charger that delivers all of the power it promises in the specs and more! I hope this will be available soon with an EU plug instead of a US one.

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This ZMI Powerplug Turbo 45W USB Type-C PD Wall Charger was sent to me courtesy of ZMI USA for the making of this video. Thanks ZMI! The support is dearly appreciated!
This charger is available for purchase on Amazon by using the link below.
➤ Product link : https://amzn.to/2kH1fFc
➤ Please consider clicking the product link and support the channel.

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: 834

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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No in-car line-in/aux/bt? No problem! Testing a Xiaomi Roidmi 3S smart car charger en

By dodge_911 on Friday 15 June 2018 19:31 - Comments (0)
Categories: Car chargers, Chargers, Gadgets, Reviews, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.067

A couple of weeks ago I received a Xiaomi Roidmi 3S smart car charger from GearBest to make a video.
It's a combo of an FM transmitter and a BlueTooth audio receiver, so you can pipe your music via BlueTooth over FM to your car stereo; really nice when your car stereo doesn't have a line-in. But, I'm not going to focus on that side of the product, plenty of videos and reviews that show how to use it. I want to know how this kajigger performs regarding output. It's also the first 12V 'cigarette lighter'-powered device I test.
So, let's find out what's what...

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