Minix power bank
Review: Three devices, PD with 65W
MINIX is well known for its mini PC devices and has been a very successful player for years. In the meantime, the company expanded its portfolio to include USB Type-C storage and chargers.
Following the release of MINIX NEO P2 earlier this year, the company released its second GaN Wall Charger called MINIX NEO P1. GnN stands for Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology, which enables significantly smaller form factors and maintains relatively high 65W maximal output.
The MINIX NEO P1 is approximately half the size of the MINIX NEO P2, but it still includes three ports: 1 x USB-A (max. 36W) and 2 x USB-C (max. 65W). You can charge three devices at the same time. One example is that one can charge the Power Delivery enabled phone at 65W, laptop with Type-C in at the same 65W, and the USB-A, for example, wireless headphones at up to 36W. Appropriate Type-C to Type-C cable supporting Power delivery is needed. The last port uses a Type-A standard USB port to Type-C with up to 36W.
The total combined simultaneous power output of MINIX NEO P1 is 66W. It’s an incredible amount of power for such a tiny wall charger.
What’s in the box
An exceptionally nicely designed box offers a lot of information about the device. First and foremost, it is evident that this is a 66W capable charger and can charge a phone, tablet, or laptop or a hand console. It is compatible with most USB-A and USB-C smartphones, tablets, laptops, and an electronic device. The support device list includes iPhone 6 to 11 and all variants, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel C all the way to the la4est Pixel 4a and 4. Samsung S20 Ultra and all phones backward to Galaxy S8 and Note 8, iPad Pro 12.9 and all older models, MacBook Air 13 (2018) MacBook 12, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro 15 and MacBook Pro 16 as well as Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Go are supported.
The list includes Nintendo Switch, Dell 13 inch XPS, Huawei Matebook, Lenovo Yoga C940, and Xiaomi Air. The list doesn’t include some of the latest greatest iPhones and other devices, but it mainly supports them, including iPhone 12 phones. It just came out before these devices were announced and could not be certified in time.
The box includes an extremely compact charge, two caring pouches, and three different power adapters. It supports US, EU, UK, and Australian power plugs, and it will be a perfect travel companion. For the most part, it can charge three devices at once. That should be enough for even the most demanding on the move. MINIX 66W Turbo 3-Port GaN charger supports worldwide universal 100-240V voltage.
The charger has universal compatibility, including Apple PD 3.0, Android QuickCharge4, QuickCharge 3.0.
The device measures 50mm x 50mm x 2.5 mm and has one LED light power indicator and 2 x USB-C and 1 x USB-A port. Two USB-C ports are sharing 65W Power Delivery 3.0, 5~15V/3A, 20V/3.25A. Both ports support the same 65W PD. If you plug in one device, all that is available to the device, and in the case of two simultaneous Type-C devices, it will share the existing power and prevent overcharging. The USB-A supports 36W Quick Charge 3.0, 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 20V/1.8A voltage combinations.
We did a quick test and tried to charge a Huawei P40 Pro phone. We started with a 45 percent charge of the phone, and within 15 minutes, the battery topped 70 percent or an additional 25 percent. Half an hour after the experiment began, the battery topped by 31 percent. Thirty-five minutes from the beginning, the battery charged by 35 percent. The battery charged to 90 percent or topped by 45 percent in 46 minutes. One should take into account that the battery charges relatively slow after 80 percent.
We tried a Dell XPS 13-inch 2018 model. The charger worked well and also worked on a Galaxy S Book with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX. It was charging the laptop just fine. It also charged the phone or Bluetooth headphones via Type-A cable. a bit slower, but it also worked.
The suggested retail price of MINIX NEO P1 is 34.90 in the US, €34.90 in Euro supporting countries or £34.90 in the UK. It is significantly cheaper than Apple’s official chargers and highly competitive with direct competitors, such as RAVPOWER, UGREEN, ANKER, and AUKEY.
MINIX NEO P1 is very small, compact and it will support all voltages and country-specific plugs once we start actively traveling next year. It is a great mix of build quality, power, and size, and the fact that it will fast charge your three devices simultaneously is beneficial. It will also free some power sockets at home and still be able to service three devices simultaneously.
The only thing that I would want to see is an additional SKU that comes with high-quality 65W certified Power Delivery Type-C cables as there are many bad cables out there. MINIX offers high-quality 10Gbps capable power delivery NEO C-MUC Type-C to Type-C and NEO C-4K Type-C to Type-A cables as separate products.
The price is right. The product is very versatile and does its job well. If you need a highly compact charger that will power most modern MAC and Windows-based laptops and Android or iPhones, this is the one to go for.
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Minix S1 Powerbank 2500mah (White)
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Minix S1 Powerbank 2500mah (White)
MINIX S1 POWERBANK Now no need to find powerplug to charge your phones. Just plug Minix powerbank and charge it smoothly. Ultrathin powerbank makes it easy to handle and use.
SPECIFICATIONS OF MINIX S1 POWERBANK
|Designed For||All Smartphones|
|Battery Capacity||2500 mAh|
|Output Power||5V, 1A|
|Warranty Summary||1 Year warranty|
|Covered in Warranty||DOA, Charging Problem|
|Not Covered in Warranty||Physical Damage, Burnt|
|Warranty Service Type||Carry In|
Pixy Mini Compact Power Bank
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WHAT GOOD IS A POWERBANK IF IT’S TOO INCONVENIENT TO BRING IT WITH YOU?
Weighing only 98g/3.45oz, you might not even feel it in your You never have to think twice again about which powerbank leaves home with you.
Fast charge your compatible iPhone and Android devices from 0-60% in just 30 minutes.
Fully charge most smartphone 1-1.5 times. You can also fully recharge Pixy Mini in just 1.5 hours so it is always ready for your next adventure!
PASS THROUGH CHARGING
Ability to charge Pixy Mini via it’s USB-C Input while also charging another device via it’s USB A output which in turns saves time if you only have a single wall port.
With the pass through charging feature, you are able to charge multiple Pixy Mini at a time.
Don’t take our word for it
Was shocked as I did not expect it to be so TINY! It is literally the size of two lipsticks. Charges my phone from 0 to 50% in about 25 minutes and that’s pretty impressive for a little guy. Just bought another for my wife. Great Job!
I love it! I have to tell a little story about it. A few weeks ago we had a hurricane and I wanted to record videos with my iPhone and brought a Pix Mini with me to be on the safe side. When taking out the iPhone, I lost the power bank in the storm on the beach (where the arrow is pointing).Two days later we looked for it and found it again! Despite the storm and the sand and the rain, it was perfectly intact and had lost none of its function. Excellent!
The only powerbank I carry now. Love the tiny size and weight, I have completely stopped using my old bulky powerbank already!
Introduction: Repair a Dead Power Bank || Repair and Replacement
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One of my friend recently gave me a power bank which was completely dead. He is not using so he decided to gave me. So in this instructable i will show you how to repair such power banks with some repair and replacements. The batteries inside the power bank was corroded, so i tried to remove them out and gave a new life. I will share some simple tips in order to how to remove such corrosion even with home made solution easily available in our Kitchen. You can also replace new batteries for full capacity of power bank.
Small Introduction: Portable Power Banks are comprised of a special battery in a special case with a special circuit to control power flow. They allow you to store electrical energy (deposit it in the bank) and then later use it to charge up a mobile device (withdraw it from the bank). Power Banks have become increasingly popular as the battery life of our beloved phones, tablets and portable media players is outstripped by the amount of time we spend using them each day. By keeping a battery backup close by, you can top-up your device(s) while far from a wall outlet.
The Power Banks we’re talking about are good for almost any USB-charged devices. Cameras, GoPros, Portable speakers, GPS systems, MP3 players, smartphones and even some tablets can be charged from a Power Bank. practically anything that charges from USB at home can be charged from a Power Bank. you just have to remember to keep your Power Bank charged, too! Power Banks may also be known as Power Stations or Battery Banks, too.
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Step 1: Disassembly
First Disassemble the power Bank carefully. You need to apply little bit of force but be carefull not to break the circuit board inside. Do not forget to take safety precautions.
Step 2: Checking for Problems and Errors
Here observing carefully in my case i found corrosion/rust over all my individual Li-ion battery. So in order to remove this use white vinegar and rub over the surface where corrosion/rust is present. This will clean the contact surfaces of the battery and now we are ready to solder all batteries together.
If you don’t have White vinegar the you can do it via making your own solution.Follow these steps-
This process uses two solutions, one is regular table salt and vinegar. Any kind of vinegar will fine here. Its the acidity and corrosiveness of the salt and vinegar together that you want. The other solution is Sodium Bicarbonate/baking soda, and water. This is used to neutralize the corrosive properties of the other solution, and to further clean the battery terminals.
Step 1: Take off the Battries.
Step 2: Get 2 containers, one for each solution.
Step 3: Get 1 tablespoon of raw salt, and put it in one of the container. Fill up the rest of the container with vinegar, and stir the both together. Generally we put as much salt in the vinegar as will dissolve.
Step 4: Get 1 tablespoon of Sodium Bicarbonate(baking soda) and add it to the other container. Fill up the rest with water, and stir well. Add more baking soda to make it cloudy. The amount is not important, as long as it is alkaline to cancel the acid of the vinegar solution.
Step 5: Take the cotton ball or any cloth piece and rub over the battery terminal
Step 6: After 2 minutes or so, the terminal will look very shiny and new after appplying the vinegar solution. The acid and salt in the solution is etching away the oxides, exposing the bare metal. Make sure the metal is uniformly shiny. Leave it in longer if it is not perfectly clean throughout.
And you are done!! Shiny new battery terminals are ready for soldering.:)
Step 3: Plan for Repair and First Charging!
Check the Charging PCB with the help of multimeter, whether you are getting desirable output voltage or not. The nominal voltage of Li-ion cells is 3.6V-3.7V. I am getting output voltage of around 4.1volt that is enough to charge li-ion battery.
Now its time to solder the batteries. Unluckly while observing carefully i found that one of my four battery is dead because it was sweeled from the upperpart that simply means it wll not work. So i contuinuied my soldering part with just 3 batteries. Offcourse this reduced my Power bank capacity.
So lets do some Calculations over that.
Step 4: Calculation for New Capacity of Bank
Capacity of one cell(Battery)= Total Capacity of power bank / No of cells
That means the capacity of one cell is 2600 milli ampere hours(mAh)
Now,New capacity of power bank = Capacity of one cell No of cells working cell left
Our power Bank capacity reduced from 10400mAh to 7800mAh.
Step 5: Packing and Testing
Enough Calculation, now its time to put all together. Pack the powerbank once again by installig batteries and other necessary parts.
Bring back the USB cable and Plug and finally just check weather powerbank starts cahrging or not. And wow we gave a power bank a new life with capacity of 7600mAh.
Step 6: Enjoy With Enough Power!
You can see after charging powerbank a little bit, it is now ready to use:)You just gave a new life to a dead power bank;)
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Комментарии и мнения владельцев
I have YHNY 8400 m Ah power Bank its single light is cntinews bling. didnot off what caus when light off
I have in my power Bank charging indication light and one other light adjecent mobile charging socket it is cntinus on when it will off what purpose of this ligjt plese send me ansewer thanks.
Hello everyone. I have wd my passport wireless pro hard drive. But few days ago the internal battery 6400mah 3.75v is dead. Now I want to a external power bank of 10000mah 3.75v as a battery. Can someone help me. Is this possible for current HDD circuit to charge the new power bank.
In this case you just continues with three batteries. what if I want to get a new one ? What specifications should I look for ? Can I buy it online ?
When I conect power bank with mobile it showing negtavie chargng it means ?
That simply mean you have interchanged the connection with ve and.ve. So just interchange the connection from inside the power bank
Hi. myself krishanu. I had purchased ambrane power bank. but the USB slots are not working several times I have given to change it.but no improvement. now I want to buy a new body and a circuit for it.maa the batteries are ok. please tell me where to buy and how to replace it.
How to remove the USB port? Please Sir
Sir I want to remove from the power bank
i have one doubt on New power bank.i bought a 10,000 Mah Power bank for mobile charging. but it is getting the input power instead of this not getting a full charge and not providing the output. it means its not giving charge to any mobile. in this circumstances what can i do. kindly help me to solve this issue.
I received a new White colour power bank I want to change it.I want to a brown colour power bank plz change it.
In case all li-ion cells were bad would it work with 3pcs Ni-MH 1.2V cells in series?
Your help will be very much appreciated.
This is really sketchy. Your cells leaked electrolyte and yet you still reuse them. Replace the 18650s. Also If you want more veiws you should consider changing your title image