Power-Z KM001 and how to use it.

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Power-Z KM001 and how to use it.

Just landed on my desk today is a Power-Z KM001 USB meter. I have a few different devices like this and was attracted to something with more capabilities and PC connectivity.

So far however, even after reading the user manual, and UnionRepair’s how to use guide, I find it is not behaving in a simple way, and not like the instructions.

Take the most basic requirement beyond simple voltage/current measurements; to measure Wh.

I would expect to select a channel, plug it in and off it goes. Once finished, a simple press-and-hold to clear the counter back to 0 and off we go again. – Well, not so far.

I have only reset it by going in a doing a factory reset of the whole device.

Does anyone know of a review or other webpage with ‘good’ instructions that you can actually follow? (the UnionRepair’s how to use guide is the user manual on a web page, so not any help)

If not, perhaps we can start to build one here.

I’ll keep fiddling with it to see if I can get anywhere by trial and error.

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Well, I did a vid on it, and came across the same issues as you Smile
No freaking understandeable manual...


I'll share my vid below, it's supposed to be posted later in May, but I'll set it to unlisted for you...

Maybe it'll help you out a bit...

:: youtube ::
http://bit.ly/dodgereviewsyt
    :: powerbank capacity tests ::
http://bit.ly/drpbcc
:: μusb cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drmicrousb
:: lightning cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drlightning
 :: type-C cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drtypec

 

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Thank you, I’ll give it a watch. I have just about worked out the simplest part with clearing the memory, but look forward to your video.

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Subwoofer wrote:
Thank you, I'll give it a watch. I have just about worked out the simplest part with clearing the memory, but look forward to your video.

Good luck. I've had mine since december, and STILL haven't figured it out completely Smile

:: youtube ::
http://bit.ly/dodgereviewsyt
    :: powerbank capacity tests ::
http://bit.ly/drpbcc
:: μusb cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drmicrousb
:: lightning cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drlightning
 :: type-C cable tests ::
http://bit.ly/drtypec

 

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Well it just gets better (as in, more complicated). I’ve been trying to get the PC software running. My KM001 was on firmware 1.1.7, and this just would not work with the app that the official site links to (v0.0.6).

Eventually I found an app (via an incorrectly configured website) at v1.2.1 with matching firmware. After trying every combination of button clicks on the firmware upgrade screen, it loaded and the KM001 is now on 1.2.1, and connects to the APP!!!

Things are working, but there are so many settings, and all in Chinese. At least I’ve got a graph plotting.

What firmware are you running now?