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  Reply # 1767885 20-Apr-2017 13:21 Send private message quote this post

Thanks for all the replies guys, makes more sense to me now how they can offer it for $30.

 

I had no idea you could get an Anker powerbank for so cheap from ebay, I have purchased a couple of those instead as they are easily worth the extra $10. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1767897 20-Apr-2017 13:40 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

This is one way to make power banks cheap.

 

I have seen this in person. A young fella in my workshop bought one of the linked power banks from trademe and when I expressed great doubt that it was actually 120,000 mAHr and showed him the above link, he cracked it open and found one cell and a bag of sand.

 

Anyone game to crack open one of the Warehouse jobbies?

 

A more recent link to a new version of the same kind of scam.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1768623 21-Apr-2017 21:21 Send private message quote this post

betterdon't buy a cheap powerbank 'cause one my friend got one and it exploded in her bag


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  Reply # 1768669 22-Apr-2017 06:18 Send private message quote this post

Can get a 10400mah anker one for about $50 from a nz/australian outfit delivered to your door.


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  Reply # 1769505 24-Apr-2017 09:03 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

If you are interested in electronics checkout the YT channel bigclivedotcom he's an electrical engineer for dissects cheap Chinese electronics and test them for output, capacity and safety. Some of the things he has tested will make you think twice about buying from china.

 

The worst I've seen was a 12V rechargeable camping light which when plugged into power to charge meant 240V was then going through the USB charger port that was built into the lamp.

 

 

 

Back to OP, as others have said it probably no where near capable of its advertised capacity. 


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