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'9 million mAh' power bank

Spoiler: It's nowhere near 9,000,000mAh!
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Topic: Hardware
The eBay listing makes huge promises!
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The eBay listing makes huge promises!

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Why there's no capacity printed on the power bank 'explained'

No capacity printed on the outside!
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No capacity printed on the outside!

'For phone'
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'For phone'

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Ohhhh, ipod!

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Behold the features and 'warm notice'

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Free cable

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The instructions

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Even the compass doesn't work

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At least I got a microUSB cable!

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The flashlight is OK

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The solar panel works, but it would take ages to charge this power bank

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Doesn't like a 2A load

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OK with a 1A load

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Promises, promises...

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That looks like a 10,000mAh cell

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Old-school power bank circuit

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Closer look

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The best part in the LED matrix

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The solar cell does work, but it would take days to charge up the power bank

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