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Wireless charging powerbank - BlitzWolf BW-WP1 10.000mAh on the bench en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 27 November 2018 21:50 - Comments (14)
Categories: PBCC, Powerbanks, Reviews, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.713

The team over at BlitzWolf was nice enough to send me their latest powerbank, the BlitzWolf BW-WP1, a 10.000mAh dual usb powerbank with a wireless charging pad built-in!
Let's find out if this powerbank performs up to spec.
Kinda curious about the wireless charging portion of it...
→ Review notes
Let’s start off with performance regarding output current : all of the manufacturers’ specifications are met and well exceeded. Charging the powerbank using the Type-c port is over an hour faster than when using the micro-usb port for charging. The output capacity using the USB-A port is about 13% off of what is specified, the output capacity using the Type-C port does a little bit worse at 20% off.
Still acceptable numbers though. And then there’s the wireless charging portion : that’s about 34% off of what is specified. I can’t compare to other data yet, but I suspect there are some/a lot of losses going on with/in wireless charging. Passthrough charging is not advised, but possible. This powerbank can not be used as a sort of UPS, whenever power is (dis)connected the powerbank will reset, interrupting its output.
A big thank you to Blitzwolf for sending me this powerbank!
Thanks for the continued support, guys!

→ Conclusion
This BlitzWolf BW-WP1 performs well in all of my tests.

I like the addition of wireless charging capability, but it has to be noted that placement of your device is very important for getting the maximum current this powerbank can offer wirelessly. If you need the wireless charging functionality, I ‘d definitely recommend taking a look at this BlitzWolf BW-WP1.

→ Information
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Special (USB Power) Delivery : Passmark PM110 USB Power Delivery Tester en

By dodge_911 on Thursday 11 October 2018 13:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, Gadgets, Reviews, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 2.220

A little while ago I got to emailing with the folks at Passmark Software about this particular product.
They were very awesome and sent me a review unit free of charge, as long a I'd pay for any duties incurred. It was a generous offer that I gladly accepted, it's a pricey bit of kit!
A couple of weeks later I made this video :
→ Conclusion
This is a very very nice piece of kit if you need to do some heavy duty USB PD testing; it can handle up to 100W of power, so you can test some quite powerful devices safely. I like the ability to control it from a computer as well as use it standalone. It's a welcome addition to my arsenal of testing gear!
A big thank you to Passmark Software for sending me their USB PD tester for the making of this video.
Thanks for the support!

→ Information
This charger is available for purchase at Passmark Software.
➤ Product link @ manufacturer's website : http://bit.ly/PMUSBPDT
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Power packaged in purple : ZMI QB815 15.000mAh QC3.0 USB PD Powerbank with USB hub tested en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 2 October 2018 18:15 - Comments (6)
Categories: PBCC, Powerbanks, QC3.0, Reviews, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.609

In today's video I'm testing a ZMI QB815 15.000mAh QC3.0 USB PD Powerbank with a built-in USB hub sent to me by BangGood. It's the first video where I really can test the USB PD side of things too, and also probably one of the last videos supported by BangGood.
For those of you who don't want to watch it, you'll find the review notes, conclusion and information below the video.


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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: 4.333

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.

→ Information
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: 1.674

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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