ADATA PV150 10000 mAh power bank test.
Over the past few weeks and months, powerbanks have returned to favor very much. First of all, thanks to or through Pokemon Go, where the batteries of our smartphones and mobile devices were begging for energy. Powerbanks have returned to the era of their glory, although they have been on the mobile market almost from the very beginning of the existence of mobile devices. There are quite a lot of them on the market, so we are looking at other devices. Today it fell on a powerbank from the ADATA brand, more precisely the PV150 model with a capacity of 10,000 mAh.
Contents of the box
The sets that are attached to powerbanks are usually not very extensive. They are limited only to the most basic elements, i.e. the powerbank itself and a short cable. Unfortunately, this is no different with this device. We get a cell with a capacity of 10,000 mAh and a very short cable. First of all, I miss a case in which I could safely store this powerbank during transport. Finally, a few words about the packaging. Here we have a thin cardboard box with a window through which we can see what the device looks like. Overall nothing original.
Build quality and design
In terms of dimensions, it is a standard device. A relatively small surface, but noticeably greater thickness make the powerbank handy and does not take up too much space in a backpack or bag. Although I’m afraid that it is too big to carry in a trouser pocket or jacket. I have some reservations about the build quality here. It looked pretty good in the photos and visualizations. ADATA opted for imitation leather. We could see a similar treatment on the backs of the Galaxy Note 3, and even though it was plastic in the phablet, it looked very good and did not seem artificial. Unfortunately, in the case of the ADATA PV150 powerbank, the materials used are of very average quality. Which makes it look bad, and in addition, on the edge of the powerbank you can see a not very well fitted connection. It is true that individual elements do not creak and do not bend, but still it does not make a good impression.
All in all, in terms of the arrangement of individual elements, nothing surprises. On the front of the device, we only have a small manufacturer’s logo slightly lower, an LED indicating the state of charge of the power bank (or its discharge). On the edge, going from the left side, we find a physical power key, right next to the micro USB port, as well as a full-fledged USB port. It is a pity that ADATA has not decided to implement two outputs for charging two devices at the same time.
In the case of this power bank, we are dealing with a cell with a capacity of 10,000 mAh, which in practice gives an efficiency of about 80%, i.e. 8,000 mAh. Such a link is enough to charge a smartphone or tablet about 3 times (of course, depending on the battery capacity in our phone). How is the loading speed? Well, unfortunately, the powerbank does not support any fast charging technology, so there is no hope that this process will take a short time. According to my results, charging the device with the help of a voltage and current of 5 V and 1.7 A, respectively, (power about 9 W), while the powerbank charges a smartphone or tablet noticeably slower, i.e. 5 V and 1.2-1.3 A, respectively, which gives a power of about 6-7 W. To fully charge this powerbank, however, you need to spend a few hours and be simply patient, but this is primarily due to the lack of support for fast charging and high cell capacity.
To sum up, ADATA PV150 10,000 mAh is a device that fulfills its basic task. That is, it is a high-capacity cell, thanks to which we can charge our device several times, but unfortunately the charging process itself is not too fast and deviates from the manufacturer’s specifications. On the other hand, the build quality leaves much to be desired and the whole thing could be done better, because the quality of the materials is not the highest. “On the third hand”, however, we can equip this powerbank for about PLN 85, which is an affordable amount and competitive to other solutions from other manufacturers.