Test of the VicTsing Qi Charger / Powerbank
A wireless (Qi) power bank is one of the 2016 gadgets. In addition to charging via one or more USB charging sockets, a Qi charging station / power bank can also charge a Qi-enabled smartphone wirelessly. VicTsing is one of the first manufacturers to launch such a combination of powerbank and wireless charging station. In the test I took a closer look at the gadget.
VicTsing Qi Wireless Charger / Powerbank
micro USB input: DC 5V / 2A
2x USB output: DC 5V / 1-2A
Other: Inductive charging (Qi), charging indicator, capacity indicator
1x charging station
1x micro USB cable
1x Operating Instructions
Unboxing the VicTsing Qi-Powerbank
The 14.5x7x1.5cm large power bank was delivered plus an English user manual and a micro USB charging cable. The workmanship is neat and the white case with the turquoise, centrally mounted anti-slip pad is visually appealing. The VicTsing Qi Wireless Charger has two USB charging sockets (Out) above, a micro USB socket (In), a power button and an LED charging indicator. Laterally, a four-level capacity indicator is attached. The charging sockets are a quick charge socket with 5V 2A and a slower with 5V 1A. The input is 5V 2A. The capacity of the power bank is 7.000mAh.
Note: What is Qi loading anyway? Inductive energy transfer on Wikipedia
The VicTsing Qi charging station was convincing in the field test. A complete recharge of the device took about 4 hours. From the 7.000mAh given by VicTsing, I was able to get about 4.700mAh in the test. This value is not unusual, because when converting to the USB voltage, you can expect a loss of over 30% of the specified capacity. I was able to charge a Nexus 5 completely with the VicTsing Powerbank about 2x.
The Qi or wireless charging function also worked well. Despite a slightly thicker shell my Nexus 5 was recognized directly. However, the output current was only about 500-600 milliamps.
Incidentally, the powerbank was not too hot during both charging attempts! Class is also the capacity indicator, but also the power button and load indicator is quite an advantage. Thus, the charging station and Qi transmitter is activated only after switching on and you can see at the same time whether the transmitter is turned on at all.
►A nice design
►About 30% capacity loss