USB Output 1:5-6V/3A 6-9V/2A 9-12V/1.5A (Support QC3.0)
USB Output 2: 5V/2.4A
Output in Total: 18W
Dimension: 144.8mm x 73.7mm x 14mm
What’s in the box:
1x Veger VP1027
1x USB Cable
1x iPhone Adapter
Where To Buy
VEGER – Who They Are
VEGER is an international brand that offers a variety of portable batteries, or commonly known as power banks, for charging daily devices.
VEGER power banks is distributred in the Philippine market by Airborne Technologies, a duly registered Philippine brand.
Today, we will take a closer look at the VEGER VP1027PD. A 10,000mAh power bank that features a bidirectional USB Type-C 18W 3A Output and Quick Charge 3.0.
Unboxing – VEGER VP1027PD 10000mAh Power Bank
If you’re familiar with VEGER power banks, one of their signatures is their packaging. Most of their power banks are available in two different packaging. One with a carton box and the other one with a hard plastic casing.
The one that we have here today is enclosed with hard clear plastic. A golden holographic sticker comes with the packaging as a proof authenticity.
The back highlights product specification as well as brand information, factual claims, bar code, and more.
Like most, if not all, VEGER power banks, a USB A to USB Micro B cable is included. It also comes with a Micro B to Lighting adapter.
Lastly, it comes with a quick guide and a warranty card.
Closer Look – VEGER VP1027PD 10000mAh Power Bank
On a closer look, this power bank features carbon fiber finish and a slim form factor. It’s very lightweight and easy to grip on.
The imprinted logo highlightings the brand name, QC3.0, and PD feature of this power bank.
Lastly, the I/O labels are located at the back of the power bank.
At a closer look, one might assume that this power bank only has 1 input. Well, VEGER VP1027PD features 2 inputs and 3 outputs. Amazingly, that’s coming from a 4 port power bank.
The USB Micro Type-B is an input. The 2 female USB Type-A ports are outputs. Since the USB Type-C is a bidirectional port, it can be an input and output.
The orange colored output features Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It supports
5 to 6V at 3A
6 to 9V at 2A
and 9 to 12V at 1.5A.
The other output is rated 5V at 2.4A.
The power button is located on the other side of the power bank.
That’s pretty much all about this power bank. It’s time to see how well it performs.
A various test will be conducted to measure the overall performance of this power bank.
Performance test will be done by using a smartphone and an electronic USB load. Then all metrics will be measured by a USB Meter from RD Tech. This test is to verify the power rating specified by the company. As well as its main features.
The QC2.0 technology works as intended. On our USB Meter, it shows “Mode QC2.0” which means Quick Charge 2.0 works. Our QC2.0 charger peaked at 8.9V at 1.9A.
The QC2.0 also works with a quality Micro Type-B cable and shows similar charging rate.
0 to 100% Charging Time
Quick Charge 2.0 draws more power in its initial charging and it was 18W for the first few hours. It then gradually slows down. We recorded a 0 to 100% charge in 4 hours and 16 minutes.
Quick Charge 2.0 is the better charger overall. Basically, Quick Charge is a technology designed to be a fast and efficient charging protocol. By doing so, it prolongs the batteries life while minimizing energy lost. These losses are technically converted to heat.
In the graph above, you’ll find that the power bank had a smaller capacity for Quick Charge technology. However, this is just a mere computation. This power bank will still have a 7965mAh for 5V USB devices.
USB Power Delivery
The USB Power Delivery basically lets two devices communicate. By doing so, both devices will agree on how much power is needed for charging. This will then be in terms of varying voltage and current.
The VP1027 features 3 outputs whereas 2 of those are USB Type-A. Each has different output rating and technology involved.
Triple Fast Charging Technology
One of the main feature of this power bank is its triple fast charging technology. Basically, it’s pertaining to the technology behind each port of this power bank and those are:
2.4A standard USB A output
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
TYPE C Power Delivery
The Type-C Output features Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery technology. The one with the orange color USB port features Quick Charge 3.0 and the last one doesn’t feature any quick charge technology but has an output rating of 5V/2.4A, which, technically is still fast.
Total Output – 18W
According to the specs, the VEGER VP1027PD is limited to a total maximum output of 18W.
Basically, Type-C and Output A2 is capable of 18W each. Meaning, the sum of the output of these 3 ports will not exceed 18W if you charge 3 devices simultaneously.
To confirm this, we used two of our USB meters — “We can’t use 3 since our USB meter is not working when using the Type-C as output.”
As seen on the image above, our phone uses Quick Charge 2.0 protocol with a total output of ~17W.
After plugging a second USB device, the charge rate dropped down to less than 9W from ~17W. According to our USB meter, our phone still uses the Quick Charge 2.0 mode. However, the green LED on the power bank that indicates Quick Charge is working was turned off. It was only color white in this situation.
Adding the output from Output A1 and Output A2, we got a total output of ~13W which is far less than the maximum 18W.
Using the Type-C Output will require a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable (image below). You can purchase one from your local electronics store or from online shops.
The maximum wattage of the Type-C Output for this power bank is 18W. That means 9V at 2A or 12V at 1.5A.
Charging a smartphone using the Type-C port was easy and fairly simple, so long as you have the correct cable.
The QC3.0 technology kicks in as the phone started charging. The charging rate was varying from 5V to 9V with the current being adjusted as well. At 0%, our phone was drawing 8.89V at 1.998A.
The power rate gradually lowers as our phone reaches 100%. The slowest charging rate we saw was 4.9V at 0.1A.
This plain USB port with no Quick Charge technology involved has a maximum rating of 5V at 2.4A. Upon testing, we weren’t able to reach its maximum output rating. We tried using various devices but we can only get as high as 5V at 1.4A.
We did, however, test if we can draw 5V at 2.4A from it using our electric loader and USB meter.
On our test, we can draw 5V at 2.4A. Amazingly, we also found out that the higher current we draw, the lower the voltage gets. This might be the built-in system protection kicking in.
By lowering the voltage as we draw more current, this keeps the power draw in check. Very clever if we may say but the actual overcurrent protection kicks in at 3.8A. Similar results can be observed with its other output USB ports.
Quick Charge 3.0 Output (Orange USB)
Last but not least, the Quick Charge 3.0 Output port.
Quick Charge 3 basically supports 3.6 V to 20 V, dynamic with 200 mV increments and a maximum current of 2.6 A or 4.6 A. However, since this power bank is limited to 18W draw, the QC3 port can only support 5 to 12V with current ranging from 1.5A to 3A. A Total maximum power of 18W.
In terms of charging speed, this port gave us a similar result that we got from Type-C. No suprise there since we expected this given that both ports feature QC3 and are limited to 18W.
With our phone battery dead, we got an initial charge of 9V at 1.98A which is roughly around 18W.
One of the key feature of this power bank is its 3 way simultaneous charging. Meaning, you can charge 3 devices at the same time.
How many USB devices can I charge?
3 USB devices simultaneously. Given that you have a Type-C to USB Type-C cable or an adapter to use the Type-C port.
How many times can I charge my phone?
Depends, a Huawei P10 with 3200mAh achieved 2 times (0 to 100%). With a 3rd charge reaching 60% from 0%.
The Power Bank says 10,000mAh, how come you could only charge a 3200mAh 2 times?
10,000mAh capacity is true for 3.7V. USB ports use 5V. In respect to ration and proportion, the capacity for 5V will be 7,400mAh only.
Which among the 2 USB ports is faster?
QC3.0 charged our phone the fastest. The key difference between these 2 USB ports is that QC3.0 is friendlier to your phone’s battery.
What’s the point of Quick Charge?
Quick Charge adjusts the charging power in terms of voltage and current. Version 3 can produce 18W of power for charging. It also saves energy and minimizes losses.
How do I benefit from this power banks USB Power Delivery feature?
USB Power Delivery initiates power negotiation between devices. Meaning the power bank and your phone will negotiate and agree on the amount of charging power. Power gradually lowers as battery reaches full capacity.
How do I know if Quick Charge is working?
Please look at the LEDs of the power bank. If the leftmost LED is color green, then Quick Charge is working as intended when charging a supported device.
Ultimately, the VEGER VP1027 power bank with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery support is the fastest power bank we ever tested. Might also be the fastest power bank on the market as of this writing. Its quality, build, and features are more than enough to justify its pricing of PHP1,499 on LAZADA.
What we like about this power bank is its QC3.0 support and USB PD support as well as its built-in system protection. It assures that no harm will be done to your device connected to it in case of malfunction. We tried it by drawing 4A but it shut itself down and restart at 3.8A.
Overall, this power bank spells all the features and quality that you would want from a quality power bank. With that being said, we give this power bank an “Editor’s Choice” award.