Intocircuit 13000mAh Portable Dual-Port Power Bank Review
Intocircuit’s 13000mAh power bank is one of the powerful solution for your charging needs on the go. This unit comes with as gigantic 13000mAh capacity battery pack that should be more than enough for many users. So does this unit live up to the expectations? Let’s find out.
What’s in the Box
- Power Bank Unit
- Handy Carry Pouch
- Micro-USB cable
- User Manual and Warranty Card
Build and Design Quality
The unit is built well and looks great due to the aluminum casing with brushed texture that feels premium even by touch. On the unit you will find backlight LCD display, Power switch, Micro USB port, two USB ports, and a single LED flashlight. Housing a 13000mAH battery implies it should weight more and yes it weighs around 350g. The carrying case is made of soft and durable fabric and looks cool too.
The flashlight is only for emergency purpose to quickly find your dedicated flashlight or for getting a quick job done like finding keys or power switch and things like that, so don’t expect it to be a replacement to your dedicated CREE based powerful flash lights. LED activates by double-pressing the power button. There is a small let down here, when you are carrying the battery unit in the pocket. The power button protrudes slightly out and so accidentally turns ON the flashlight.
Features and Performance
Coming to features, the Intocircuit 13000mAh unit houses a dual USB port for charging: 1.0A and 2.1A. Both give out standard USB voltage of 5V. The ports have automatic identification mode that power on automatically when a charging device is connected, and also has a hibernation mode that powers off the unit when not used for more than 30 seconds. A status indicator in the LCD screen shows “OUT 5.0V 2.1A” / “OUT 5.0V 1A” accordingly. The backlight LED comes in handy to read the status in the dark too, but don’t worry the light will fade out in 30 seconds, so doesn’t waste power.
The power bank can be charged with a USB charger (not supplied) or with your computer’s USB port. When the battery is being charged, a status “IN” blinks in the LCD screen along with the percentage of charge display. Since this is a jumbo battery back, we recommend using a dedicated USB adapter with minimum 1.5A output, as computer’s USB port will take long time to charge.
During our test it took around 3 hours to charge a device with 2200mAh battery from 0 to 100%, and the battery pack lost 30% of its power.