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Review – VEGER VP2003 20,000mAh Power Bank

A closer look at one of VEGER’s top of the line power bank. The VEGER VP2003, a 20,000mAh that supports dual charging and a Type-C with Input and Output support.

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VEGER VP2003 20,000mAh Power Bank

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Specification

  • Input:
    • USB Type-C | 5V 2.6A
    • USB Type-Micro B | 5V 2A
  • Output:
    • USB Type-A
      • 5V 2.4A – “Output 1”
      • 5V 3A – “Output 2”
    • USB Type-C | 5V 3A
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh Li-Poly Batteries
  • Model: VEGER VP2003
  • Anodized Metal Casing
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 386g
  • Safety Feature
    • Over Current Protection
    • Over Voltage Protection
    • Temperature Protection
    • Short Circuit Protection
    • Input Anti-Reverse Protection
    • Overcharge Protection
    • Overdischarge Protection
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Dimensions

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Where To Buy

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VEGER – Who They Are

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The brand name VEGER is an international brand that offers a wide variety of portable batteries, or more commonly known as power banks, for charging your daily devices.

VEGER branded power banks became available in the Philippine market thanks to Airborne Technologies, a duly registered Philippine brand.

Today, we are going to take a closer look at one of their top of the line power banks, the VEGER VP2003, a 20,000mAh power bank. So without futher ado…

Unboxing – VEGER VP2003 Power Bank

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Starting off with the packaging, the VP2003 comes with a hard plastic container as its packaging. It’s a similar packaging that we have seen from the VEGER VP1010TW, an 8,000mAh Wireless Power Bank.

The front part of the packaging is clear and it has a gold badge sticker as a proof of its authenticity.

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The back highlights a few features and product specification. We noticed some typographical error at the back. Despite being a simple error, this may end up hurting the image of the product. So the brand should be careful with that.

There’s nothing much else to see with this simple packaging. So it’s time to see what’s inside.

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The VEGER VP2003 power bank comes with a warranty card, user guide, a USB Type-B Micro cable, and one USB Type-B Micro to Lighting adapter for iOS devices or MAC devices.

Closer Look – VEGER VP2003 Power Bank

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Out of its plastic container, the power bank feels premium and solid. The quality of build is without a doubt excellent. It has a metal casing body that feels like aluminium and it feels great when touched. It gives off a premium feeling overall.

The front part of the power bank highlights a printed logo of the brand. Nothing much else to mention after that. Since nothing else is highlighted around the metal body case.

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The top part of the power bank features a power button with LED indicator, one Type-C USB port, one Type-B Micro USB port, and two (2) USB Type-A ports. This is the I/O of the power bank.

According to the specification, the Type-C port can act as an input and output. That means you can charge the power bank using the Type-C port as well as charge other devices using the same port. This port has an input rating of 2.6A and an output rating of 3A for a 5V rail.

The Type-B Micro USB port, on the other hand, can only be used to charge the power bank. It has an input rating of 2A for a 5V rail. Which is lower than the Type-C port and will take longer to fully charge the power bank.

Lastly, the two (2) Type-A USB port are used for charging other devices only. It cannot be used to charge the power bank. These two (2) USB ports are labeled to indicate which is which. One of them is marked with “Output 1” while the other is “Output 2”. The “Output 1” has an output charge rating of 2.4A and the “Output 2” has a rating of 3A. Both in a 5V rail.

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Facts:

  • This power bank can charge 2 to 3 devices simultaneously using both USB Type-A ports and the Type-C port.
  • You cannot use both Type-B Micro and Type-C USB inputs to charge this power bank at the same time.
  • This power bank doesn’t support pas-through charging. Meaning, you cannot charge the power bank while using the power bank to charge other devices.

Dimension & Weight

Specification wise, the VEGER VP2003 has a dimension of 137 by 67 by 24.7 mm and weighs about 386g.

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Measuring it manually using a caliper, we got a total height of 137 mm.

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A length of 66.7 mm and lastly…

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A thickness of 24.8 mm. That’s 137 by 66.7 by 24.8 mm. A few mm difference in some segments but that’s fine.

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Lastly, the power bank weighs about 380 grams which is a few less grams than the mentioned 386 grams of weight. 

Dismantling

Dismantling the VEGER VP2003 was fairly easy. Sliply remove the top and bottom cover. Then remove the screws at the bottom. You should be able to pull the content inside by pulling out the I/O.

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It features a thick blue PCB that uses the latest component available such as micro resistors, control chips, and more.

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The power bank uses two JBL-1160100P batteries with 10,000mAh capacity. A total of 20,000mAh.

Performance

For this section, the VEGER VP2003 Power Bank will be going through our various test to measure its overall performance and to test its features.

Testing Methodology

Tools

Tests

  • Charging Rate & Time
  • Protection Test
  • Discharging Test

Charging Time

When charging a device, many factors can affect and influence the rate of charging. These factors include the hardware, the amount of amperage supported by the cable used, and the support for certain features such as quick charge 3.0, etc…  

When it comes to charging the VEGER VP2003, the brands claim that you can fully charge this 20,000mAh power bank in 12 hours. However, this solely depends on certain factors. These factors must be satisfied to actually achieve a 12 hours 0 to 100% charging rate and this will not be the case for some of us.

So let’s find out the conditions and the tools needed to achieve this 12 hours 0 to 100% charge rate.

Charging Inputs

The VEGER VP2003 has two charging inputs. You can either use the Type-B Micro USB port or the Type-C USB port. The only difference between these two inputs is their USB type and their charging rate.

According to the brand, the first input mentioned can allow a 2A charge rate while the latter can allow up to 2.6A.

For this test, we used USB cables that allows 3A and up of amperage. We also used a power supply that can supply up to 5A of output.

Type-B Micro USB Port Charging

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Charging the power bank using the Type-B Micro port at 0% charge, we got an average charge rate of 1.8A. The peak rate was 2A and the lowest was 0.6A.

With a charge rate of 2A, we should achieve a full charge of 100% within 12 hours theoretically. However, that’s not the case in the real-world scenario. In almost all cases, charging rate lowers down as the device being charge reaches its full capacity.

Type-C USB Port Charging

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The Type-C, on the other hand, achieved a peak charge rate of 2.2A and the lowest is 1A. By computation, with a charge rate of 2.2A, a 0 to 100% charge is achievable in just 10 hours and 50 minutes, give or take. However, that’s not the case here since we got the lowest charge rate of 1A.

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Protection Test

For this test, we lack a couple of tools to test all 6 system protection of this power bank. Therefore, we will only test the OCP, IARP, and both overcharge and over discharge protection.

As mentioned above, this power bank features 6 circuit system protection design and those are:

  • Over Current Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Temperature Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Input Anti-Reverse Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Over-discharge Protection

Over Current Protection Test

Using our RD HD35 Electronic USB Load tool, we can draw power from the power bank as much as 5A. In this test, the over-discharge protection should also kick in.

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According to the specification,  the “Output 1” allows amperage discharging of up to 2.4A on a 5V rail while the “Output 2” allows up to 3A. That means, anything more than the stated rating will cause the system protection to trigger.

Output 1, 2, & Type-C Test
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Based on our test result, all outputs including the Type-C only allow up to 3.3A of current draw. Anything more than that causes the power bank to shut itself off which is its system protection kicking in.

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Overcharge Protection Test

For this test, we will see if we can charge the power bank faster than the rated charging specified.

Dual Charge – Using Both Inputs To Charge

Weirdly enough, some people might actually ask if this is possible. Using both inputs to charge the power bank faster.

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Based on our own findings, no, you cannot use both inputs to charge the power bank faster.

Pass Through Test

Some models of power bank allow pass-through charging. This means that you can charge your device through the power bank while also charging the power bank simultaneously. A feature that we have seen with the VEGER VP1010TW.

For the VEGER VP2003, it is not possible. When charging a device using the power bank, the inputs ports are blocked from receiving any charge except for the Type-C port. For the Type-C port, the output is open but the input charge is blocked.

Discharging Test

The discharging test is simply using the power bank to charge other devices and measure its output ratings all through out from 0 to 100%.

In this test, we will be using a Huawei P10 that supports up to the 5A charging technology. This will give us a much headroom for amperage. With this setup, we will lessen the hardware limitation and measure the maximum potential output charging capacity of the power bank.

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From 0%, we got a peak charge of 2.4A and lowers down to 1.5A as the Huawei P10 reached max charge.

The Huawei P10 features a 3200mAh battery. With a charge rate of 2.4A, a 0 to 100% charge is achievable in just 1 hour and 40 minutes, give or take. But of course, that will not be the case since we got the lower charge rate of 1.5A when the phone was about around 90%.

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As you can see on our graph above, it took about 2 hours to fully charge a 3200mAh battery using the “Output 1” while we got a much faster result with the “Output 2”. However, we couldn’t test the output for Type-C since we didn’t have a Type-C to Type-C cable.

Final Thoughts…

The VEGER VP2003 is a kind of power bank that may not be welcomed by everyone. It’s far from perfect but we can say that it’s excellent as it is now. The model that we have here doesn’t support USB-PD. The brand offers one that supports it and it’s called “VEGER VP2003PD”.

The quality, its overall build, and its overall performance is excellent  and meets our standard.

The only thing that we did not like about this power bank is its oddly positioned Type-C port. For a USB port that can do input and output, one might question the purpose of having it in the first place. For one, we are pretty certain that majority of the consumers doesn’t have or use a Type-C to Type-C cable. So if you want to use that feature, you must have a Type-C device and purchase a Type-C to Type-C cable.

So that leaves a room for further improvement. For me personally, such feature is already built-in with the power bank. Which then, will cause the consumers to pay more for something that they may not use at all. Which also contributes to the price of the product.

Considering all things, the pros still outweighs the cons for this power bank. Gaining itself a B2g Recommended award.

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2 Comments

  1. clariza manue

    December 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    great information how much it is?

    • Nielzx

      January 24, 2019 at 2:17 am

      PHP750 on LAZADA

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