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The XTAR store.

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If anyone’s interested, I did a charge comparison against a wall charger and another power bank.

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@UserM4 thanks!

The PB2S is already out of stock on Aliexpress. The owner told me the red ones should be available next week, the black ones will be delayed.

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It is back in stock!

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It is back in stock!

Just ordered a res one. Thanks for the heads up!

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Does someone have first impressions of the magnetic latch? Are the magnets strong enough to hold it securely in place even when tossed in a backpack?

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Yeah, you need to actually pry into the crease between door and body to open it. It’s not likely to just pop open on its own.

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Illumn has been advertising QC 3.0 AND PD charging, but the official specs don’t mention a 12v output. Judging from the OP, I suppose it doesn’t actually support PD?

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Illumn has been advertising QC 3.0 AND PD charging, but the official specs don’t mention a 12v output. Judging from the OP, I suppose it doesn’t actually support PD?

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?461497-Test-review-o...

Check out this review as it talks about the 12v output

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The cons are high parasitic drain, inaccurate display, batteries must be able to handle 2A charging

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that’s not all the cons:

https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20Xtar%20PB2S%20UK.html

5V-2,7A
9V-1,7A
12V-1,2A

Not full compatible with Quick Charge 3.0

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I knew I forgot something.

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Also expensive

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Also expensive

I purchased from here – https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Md0YloN2

Message the seller and he’ll send you a $5 USD discount coupon

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FlashPilot wrote:

Hopefully Xtar has a copy in its way to HKJ for detailed analysis.

It appears they did indeed. HKJ has now posted his review .
I’ve posted my review on my site as well.

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The Rofis protected 26650 (69.6mm) fits, butt the Rofis protected 21700 (75mm) does not.

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Yep, that’s how I charged my Cometa in a pinch.

 

Using the scientific miracle of a small wad of Al foil, I was wanting to charge a 14500 yesterday, too, but stopped when I saw it was charging at close to 2A. Didn’t want to cook it. Laptop port, too, so was hoping it’d be limited to 500mA.

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chinooker wrote:

The Rofis protected 26650 (69.6mm) fits, butt the Rofis protected 21700 (75mm) does not.

!{width:100%}https://i.imgur.com/i2KuGuo.jpg!

So how does it work on smaller devices or did they screw the pouch again

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Klotski wrote:
So how does it work on smaller devices or did they screw the pouch again

I tested it in my review with 0.1A and it worked just fine.

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Klotski wrote:

So how does it work on smaller devices or did they screw the pouch again

Yes, the low current mode, accessed by holding the side switch, will charge my MP3 player and bluetooth headphones. The display blinks to indicate you are in low current mode.
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I just received mine, how do I get it to fast charge the cells at 2 amps? I used a fast car charger, and a fast wall plug. It only said 5.1 volts input

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I just received mine, how do I get it to fast charge the cells at 2 amps? I used a fast car charger, and a fast wall plug. It only said 5.1 volts input

The PB2S will need a USB charger/power adapter that supports QuickCharge 2.0 (QC2.0/QC3.0 or higher) protocol (or I think USB type-C PD2.0). I’m not very certain re the USB-C PD since that seems to function erratically, as per some people’s comments.

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Just bought from illumn on sale.

I’m puzzled, does this have two output channels, with one of them using the labeled “input” socket?

AHA, edit,” HJK noted”:https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20Xtar%20PB2S%20UK.html:

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What is not specified is that the USB-C input can also works as a 5V output (With USB-C direction can be automatic selected). On some PB2S the USB-C is marked “in/out”.

The little enclosed manual is printed in the smallest font I’ve ever seen. An online copy would be welcome if anyone has one.

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Yes, it can output over both channels.

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HKJ also noted:

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This charger works fine with a unstable input voltage.

Finally, a charger that will work with my little solar panel input.

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Has anyone taken one of these apart? The other xtar chargers I have use screws and this one does not. As long as it is not glued, it will likely pop apart.

This form factor is begging to have a wireless charge receiver wedged in the case below the cells if it will fit.

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Now that would be nice!

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extremesquared wrote:
Has anyone taken one of these apart? The other xtar chargers I have use screws and this one does not. As long as it is not glued, it will likely pop apart.

This form factor is begging to have a wireless charge receiver wedged in the case below the cells if it will fit.

Yes, I’m on my way. I bought at Fasttech for $ 18.8 with a discount code. I like the versatility, the information display and the support for fast charging and low current charging. Other power banks do not detect low current and turn off. I bought a yellow color.

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d_t_a wrote:
JakeDjanitor wrote:
I just received mine, how do I get it to fast charge the cells at 2 amps? I used a fast car charger, and a fast wall plug. It only said 5.1 volts input

The PB2S will need a USB charger/power adapter that supports QuickCharge 2.0 (QC2.0/QC3.0 or higher) protocol (or I think USB type-C PD2.0). I’m not very certain re the USB-C PD since that seems to function erratically, as per some people’s comments.

Just as d_t_a has mentioned, I’ve just bought a PD charger and tried it with the PB2S. It performs pretty erratically I would say. The charging percent is not accurate at all. I’ve been trying to charge 2 batteries at 12 volts, but using pd chargers might not be a good idea in this case. However, some USB-A wall adapter(s) does charge 2 batteries at 12 volts (for example, an adapter that comes with my Nokia 7 Plus), while most QC3 supported wall chargers, I believe, will charge at around 9 volts.

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is this just for charging phones or anything with USB ?
can I charge 18650’s , and carry the PB2 with me

Malkoff !

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