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

By dodge_911 on maandag 11 maart 2019 18:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, Quick & Dirty, Reviews, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 3.164

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: 3.605

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: 5.183

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.

➤ Product link : http://bit.ly/2RwaLOe
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Wireless charging powerbank - BlitzWolf BW-WP1 10.000mAh on the bench en

By dodge_911 on dinsdag 27 november 2018 21:50 - Comments (14)
Categories: PBCC, Powerbanks, Reviews, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 2.699

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 donderdag 11 oktober 2018 13:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, Gadgets, Reviews, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 3.161

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.
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