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V8-4 Dual USB PCB Board + Plastic Enclosure for Power Bank DIY
V8-4 Dual USB PCB Board + Plastic Enclosure for Power Bank DIY

easea
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  • JoinedJul 2014
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Overall   (4.0)
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PROS
Overcharge and over-discharge protection Reverse polarity protection Charges cells independently Can be used with unmatched cells and cells with different charge levels Pass-through charging
CONS
Output current falls short of 2A (~1.3A observed) Variability in max charge applied to cells Charges at less than 400 mA/cell Display doesn't show actual current or voltage measurements
I purchased this because it manages and charges each cell separately and displays information for each cell and output port. The case is understated and attractive, and feels solid and of good quality. It works as expected, more or less, but as noted above, the max current I've seen with freshly charged good quality cells closer to 1.3A, rather than the 2A claimed. Even at 1.3A, the the voltage to sag significantly. When charging, I've never seen it draw more than about 1.5A, which works out to a charging rate of less than 400 mA/cell, leading to long charge times. I've included more details in a post on my blog: http://powercartel.com/teardowns/tomo-v8-4-soshine-e3-diy-usb-power-bank-teardown/
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Jet 1300-C Butane Lighter
Jet 1300-C Butane Lighter

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  • JoinedJul 2014
  • Posts 7
  • Reviews 3
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Overall   (2.5)
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PROS
Cheap Big tank
CONS
Unstable base Difficult to adjust flame
The capacity of the tank of this torch lighter is huge. My example came with a pretty low flame setting, which was difficult to adjust. You can adjust the flame using the metal cylinder at the outside of the filler port, but finding a screwdriver that has the right diameter but a thin enough blade was challenging. As others have noted the base is prone to tipping, and, like most of these inexpensive torch lighters, the flame lingers for a number of seconds once you turn off the gas. (this corrects my previous review, where I didn't realize the flame was adjustable)
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Jet 1300-C Butane Lighter
Jet 1300-C Butane Lighter

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  • JoinedJul 2014
  • Posts 7
  • Reviews 3
  • Kudos6
Overall   (3.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Big tank Cheap
CONS
Unstable base Smallish flame Not Adjustable
The capacity of the tank of this torch lighter is huge. Unfortunately, the flame is pretty low and can't be turned up.. As others have noted the base is prone to tipping.
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