LG BP4 10400 mAH PowerBank

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So the Choiix Powerfort ran out on me finally. The 2700 mAH pack would barely charge my iPhone 6 from 36% to about 80% before going to one point of charge. I'll hold onto it, for probably charging the other smaller devices, or even as a portable torch. (It comes with a built in 4-LED torch).

    Requirements were -

    1 - 5000 mAH + capacity. So that I can charge two devices each, once fully.

    2 - Sequential charging - When there is a dearth of USB cables (especially while traveling).

    3 - 1Amp output - Some power banks provide a higher output current in the interest of faster charging, but I needed something that was 1A. I saw a Sony 10000 mAH Bank that was similar to the LG, however that was 2.1 Amps output. Probably for iPad, tablets etc. Not needed by me.

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    The pack

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    The pink cardboard hides the user manual. Funny, could've been smaller

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    The two USB ports and the slotted charging cable

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    The bank is compact and heavy. Dimensions are 9.5 cm x 9.04 cm x 2.3 cm

    And the weight is about 300 gms (~270 ish to be closer).

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    The tech specs on the underside of the device. Like any glossy portable hard drive, the plastic finish is the same.

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    The only button. The Braille like indicators indicate the charge of the pack.

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    As detailed here

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    Details on sequential charging. I generally use this when I have a power source for my Laptop (while flying). Then I have enough time to charge both bank and the mobile device of my choice.

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    The cable. Tad short, but flexible. I doubt I'll be using it. I think i'll stick with the 30cm USB cables with the Choiix Power fort. It is good to know that this is there.

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    With the cable removed

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    The Micro USB end. This charges the power pack.

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    With the cable put back.

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    Charging using a 1.3 Amp Charger.

    Notes -

    - I would've liked if they would've included some converters for iPod/iPhone. Most Chinese power banks now do come with these adapters.

    - The device is pricey at nearly 4,100 INR, but feels solid. I did not want to risk buying a cheap power bank and then changing it after a year. With approximately 600 discharge cycles, this should last me 3 years easily. The Choiix lasted as much.

    - A pouch to store would've been useful (Again, comparing with the Choiix). But then the stowed cable negates this requirement.


    I'm going to charge this device overnight today, and then test its charging capability until full drain over the next few days. Update to follow.

     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Been charging this damn thing since last night. about 7 hours on a 1.3Amp charger and now on a 850 mA charger.
    Still blinking on the 75-100% indicator.

    I wonder what would happen if I had to charge this via my laptop USB port (500 mA)
     
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    You will need 2 mA charger t .I use my mi3 charger to charge xiaomi 10400 mAh power bank .Whole charging usually takes about 5-6 hrs to charge it fully .
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yep, took about 10 hours to charge fully. Now to charge ze iPhone once it starts losing charge. Which I'm pretty sure will happen soon ;)
     
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    Recharge number one done from 29% to a full 100%. Took about 1.5 hours. The pack level indicator -

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    Good bit, did not get hot or warm even to the touch.
     
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    For info, iPhone 6 charged with only network on, Wi-Fi and data switched off
     
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    Recharge number 2 done today morning. 33-100%. Battery pack display -
     

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    Recharge number 3 done yesterday. 30-100% and the battery pack is on the last 2 indicators.

    By this estimate I should be able to get 3.5 recharge for the iPhone 6. Which is not bad at all to be honest. This would last me 3-4 days or a quick trip easily.

    What I liked - no overheating or heating for that matter.
     
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