Sony Power Bank CP- F10L Review Battery Pack
Hi, this is a review of the Sony 10,000 mAh Power Bank - model CP-F10L
The power bank uses Li- Polymer cells two of them 5000 mAh each, for those who are unaware there are two types of batteries usually used Li-Ion and Li- Ion Polymer also called as Li-polymer..
The later is more energy efficient and light weight but is costlier than Li-ion batteries.
The real capacity of this cell is about 67 % i.e. 6700 mAh - this loss is due to factors like "Voltage Conversions", "circuit resistance" and other variable factors.
It supports simultaneous charging of two devices with maximum 3.6 Ampere, so each port can easily output more than 1.5 Ampere.
If you’re not sure what this means - take a look at your native phone charger, it will have an Ampere rating ... let’s say it says 1.5 Ampere...
So as long as the power bank supports 1.5 A the charge time would almost be the same.... if the power bank can change at an higher ampere that the phone charger eg 2.0 A - the charge time would be reduced.
Conversely if the power bank has an Ampere rating that’s less than the native charger, the device would take a long time to charge or in some cases not charge at all.
This power bank can be charged using a regular DC 5.0 V charger or the USB interface of the computer.
I performed some tests using my Sony phone.
It took about 6 hrs and 45 minutes to completely charge the Power bank using a Sony phone charger @ 1.5 Ampere .
The power bank charged my Phone 1900 mAh battery in 1 hour 18 mins which was faster than my
native 1.5 Ampere charger.. possibly because it used an higher Ampere to charge it ...
The Standby time is more than 3 days after using it to charge the 1900 mAh battery twice...
It has Smart Led Indicators...... saves a lot of battery by avoiding flashy Displays.
And has certain safety measures like - Overcharge protection / Abnormal temperature detection - optimal
working temp. is between 10-30 degrees Celsius.
There are 2 LED's Green and Orange.
While charging the Orange light will glow... once the charge is completed it will stop glowing.... if it constantly blinks there’s a malfunction...
To check remaining power
Press the power button and observe the Orange light.
Flashes 3 times *2 battery full
Flashes 2 times *2 medium battery
Flashed 1 time * 2 low battery
No Flash empty battery.
While the power pack is being used to charge a device.
Constant green Glow battery full
Green led flashes slowly - low battery.
Green led flashes rapidly - malfunction.
There are lot of fake power banks being sold , mainly on sites like ebay - the best way to spot one, is the price vs the battery capacity ,which is usually very cheap, other factors would be the packaging, weight etc..
A 10,000 mAh battery will definitely have a good weight to it, this one weighs 260 grams and it has an aluminium body.
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