If you’re a Nigerian and you’re a phone addict, Power bank is one of the things you’ll need to always stay connected cause of the worst electricity in Nigeria.
Though Power Bank usage have gradually reduced since mobile phone companies now make phones with bigger and long lasting battery that can last for the whole day.
Some even act as powerbank to charge fellow phones. But I won’t deny the fact that there are people that are still making use of it and someone somewhere is even planning to buy a new power bank so to those that want to get a new one, this post is for you. I will reveal some simple secrets to identify an original Power bank so that you know the difference between fake and original power bank device.
Buying a power bank is not the issue but the question is that; is the power bank fake or original? Are you buying it because it’s very beautiful in appearance? What is you aim of going to the market to buy a power bank?
Are you aware that fake power bank can cause hazard to your phone by damaging it or the battery or even catch fire and in the process destroy your phone, tablet, household, office or even kill you? More reason you should be very careful in choosing an original one.
So this article will help in identifying the
original and fake power Bank especially especially now that there are so many fake power banks in the market.
HOW TO IDENTIFY a FAKE POWER BANK
Bellow are the ways to identify a fake power bank;
1. It has no Brand Name: Some power banks in the market has no brand name, instead what is written on them is just “Power Bank”. Don’t go for them! There are many branded ones you can checkout for. Example are those from Xiaomi, Anker, Jackberry, iMuto, iceworks, MaxOak, Qi-infinity and so on.
2. Exaggerated Ratings: Many power banks that are rated above 30,000mAh capacity are usually fake except those from popular brands.
3. Lite Weight: Most fake Power banks weighs very lite. You will see a power bank with 50,000mAh capacity weighing very lite and even fancy looking and easy to put inside pockets. My dear, it’s fake. An original 50,000mAh supposed to be decently heavy and bulky.
4. They are Very Cheap: Most fake power banks are very cheap, in fact, their prices are too good to be true. You will see a seller pressuring you to buy 30,000mAh capacity powerbank for just N3,000.
HOW TO IDENTIFY ORIGINAL POWER BANK
Meanwhile, contrary to the above mentioned ways to spot a fake power bank, here are the main ways to know and identify a good and original powerbank. Read on.
✔️ Original power Bank comes with a brand name.
✔️ It doesn’t have exaggerated high capacity like 40000mAh,50000mAh,100000mAh etc.
✔️ The charging capacity tallies with what it is written on it depending on your battery capacity too.
✔️ Original power banks are heavier
✔️ They are usually rugged in nature and bulky
✔️ Original power banks don’t come with many fancy features like too many LED Lights, many display screen, music player and so on
✔️ They usually take longer time to completely get charged (depending on the capacity – the higher the capacity, the longer charging time required) except it comes with fast charge technology.
✔️ It is decently and justifiably costly
In summary, shine your eyes when buying a new power bank. Let this article serve as a reference point in identifying the best and original powerbank to go for.
WHERE TO BUY POWER BANKS?
Jumia and Konga has some original good power banks in their stores. you can check out their website to find powerbank of your choice.