Vapcell INR21700 5000mAh P2150A (Black-purple) 2021

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This is a high capacity 21700 LiIon battery with USB-C charging input and the USB-C connector can also supply 5V output, i.e. it can work as a power bank.

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There is a multicolored led behind the hole in the plus pole, it is used for charging and power bank functions.

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The two cells tracks nicely and can deliver the rated 10A.

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The battery only increase temperature with about 10C during USB charging, but the rated 1A charge input current is not correct, it is 1.5A
The USB-C input uses resistor coding to decide between charging and power bank, but it ignores any current rating on the USB-C port.

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USBLoadSweep

USB-C output is rated at 1.5A and can deliver a bit above 1.6A, that is fine.

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At 0.5A load it can deliver above 3Ah, i.e.more than 6 hours of power. It turns output off when battery is down to about 2.9V.

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At 1.5A load it can deliver nearly 3Ah, i.e. about 2 hours of power. I did check the temperature during discharge and it was not more than a 14C increase at the front of the battery (i.e. the boost converter).

10ohm

Noise is 62mVpp and 8mV rms at 0.5A

5ohm

Noise is 62mVpp and 8mV rms at 1A



Conclusion

This battery works fine, both as a battery and as a power bank.

I am not sure that building a power bank into a LiIon battery is a good idea, it would at least require plastic cap to place on the plus pole of the battery when used as a power bank, to prevent any shorts from the plus pole.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Vapcell for review.

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