Looks pretty much like *FAKE* Xiaomi 10400mAh Powerbank!

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Looks pretty much like *FAKE* Xiaomi 10400mAh Powerbank!

Ordered a powerbank from eBay.

Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311428012509?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=...

From the state that it does not charge a phone anymore, it took about 4600mAh to charge to full.
Intake amperage was steady 800mAh most of the time, not more.

It has light purple colored batteries inside.
Not light blue as I´ve seen in some reviews. No markings stating “LG” or anyting else at all.

As far as I know, PCB is different as is the plastic cage inside also.

http://bayimg.com/lAIKbAaGi

Edited by: CheapThrills on 08/10/2016 - 04:04
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Hey mate the cells could be real? What marking are on them? My romoss battery bank said it came with quality cells and they where Chinese cells i think BAK.

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There are no markings whatsoever on Cells.

Original has also cell temperature cencor and a lot of other differences in it´s interior.

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My 2-year-old was no longer holding full charge so I popped it open. Found 4 grey LGABB41865 cells which are fully charging to only 4.11v and losing charge fast (one especially drops to 3.7v in about 12-14 hours, the rest stay around 4 volts). Funny thing is, I rarely used mine in the two years but a couple of friends who bought theirs with mine at the same time and have been using it everyday have theirs working just fine. Silly

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Just saw the attached pic, CheapThrills, and it certainly is a fake. The real one is housed in a single-piece of aluminium housing, and the cells/circuitry have to be slid out of that. Also, all “wires” are wide copper strips insulated with transparent plastic, not like the wires in your case.

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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dhvl1357 wrote:
Just saw the attached pic, CheapThrills, and it certainly is a fake. The real one is housed in a single-piece of aluminium housing, and the cells/circuitry have to be slid out of that. Also, all “wires” are wide copper strips insulated with transparent plastic, not like the wires in your case.

Yup.
I started a dispute already earlier in ebay.

Seller has over 3000 of these sold Sad

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Got money
back, doing some tests.

When full, cells give max 2A out (per one).
Discharging now with Imax…

I take a guess of 1500mAh

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I’m glad they upheld your dispute and refunded you.
Just out of interest, did he have this little gem in his listing when you purchased or has he added this as a result of your dispute?

“Important notice: this product has two variations: one is originally Xiaomi factory made, and another is made by Xiaomi licensed factory.This listing represents Xiaomi Licensed product.It may look slightly different from the original factory made, and no Series bar but it is 100% legal and authorized by Xiaomi. Please review the license certificate attached.”

Xiaomi licensed factory – yeah, sure!

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I bought a real one from Gearbest about 2 years ago. It still works like a champ.

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