VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah

Review – VEGER VP1027PD 10000mAh Power Bank


Specification

  • Model: VP-1027 (PD+QC3.0)
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh/37W

I/O Ports

  • Micro Input: 5V/2A 9V/2A (Support QC2.0)
  • Type-C Input: 5V/2A 9V/2A (Support QC2.0 & PD)
  • Type-C Output:5-6V/3A 6-9V/2A 9-12V/1.5A (Support QC3.0 & PD)
  • 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
  • Weight: 198g
  • What’s in the box:
    • 1x Veger VP1027
    • 1x USB Cable
    • User Manual
    • 1x iPhone Adapter
    • Warranty Card

Dimensions

Where To Buy

lazada veger vp 1027 pd power bank

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

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
VEGER VP1027PD Packaging

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.

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
Product Specification

The back highlights product specification as well as brand information, factual claims, bar code, and more.

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
VEGER VP1027PD Package Content

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

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
VEGER VP1027PD Slim Form Factor

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.

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
Embedded QC3.0 and PD Logo

The imprinted logo highlightings the brand name, QC3.0, and PD feature of this power bank.

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
Input Output Label

Lastly, the I/O labels are located at the back of the power bank.

Input/Output Ports

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
Input and Output Ports

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.

VEGER VP1027PD Power Bank 10,000mah
VEGER VP1027PD Power Button

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.

Performance

A various test will be conducted to measure the overall performance of this power bank.

Testing Methodology

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.

Tools

Power Bank True Capacity

VEGER VP2003 Batteries
VEGER VP2003 Batteries

All batteries have their own capacity expressed in “mAh.” However, it is little-known fact that the batteries capacity can vary depending on the voltage.

For example, the VP1027PD is marketed to have 10,000mAh. Considering that it uses the same battery found in VP2003 power bank. Then that’s a rating of 37Wh with a nominal output voltage of 3.7 Volts.

Since USB use 5V, the actual capacity will be 7400mAh. That’s considering the formula for watt-hour (Wh).

Charge Input/Output Rating

VP1027 Product Specification

Input

Charging with 5V/4.5A Power Brick

According to specs, both Micro Type-B and Type-C support 5V/2A and 9V/2A.

Charging with Type-C

With Type-C, charging peaked at 5.23V with 1.9A which is about 9.94W. It then gradually slows down when reaching full capacity.

The power drop when nearing full charge is basically the device informing the charger for lower power. Such occurrence is due to the technology involved within Quick Charge and Power Delivery.

Lowest Charge Rate with Type-C

By computation, it will take about 5 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge this power bank.

0 to 100 in 5 hours and 24 minutes.

On our recording, it still took about 5 hours and 24 minutes to fully charge this power bank from 0 to 100%.

Charging with Micro Type-B Cable and 5A Power Brick

Using a Micro Type-B cable gave us similar result. A 0 to 100% charge took about 5 hours and 19 minutes with a peak charge rate of 5.24V and 1.98A.

Charging with ORICO QC2.0 5 Port Desktop Charger

Next, we will be using ORICO QC2.0 5 Port Desktop Charger. This charger supports QC2.0 – 5V at 2.4A, 9V at 2A, and 12V at 1.5A.

Charging with Type-C and QC2.0 Charger

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.

Charging with Micro Type-B and QC2.0 Charger

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 Charging 0 to 100% in 4 Hours

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.

Charging Comparison
Charging Time Difference 0 to 100%

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.

Battery Capacity in Relation with Voltage

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.

Output

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
VEGER VP1027PD I/O Ports
VEGER VP1027PD I/O Ports

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.”

Quick Charge 2.0 Triggered Charging with Output A2

As seen on the image above, our phone uses Quick Charge 2.0 protocol with a total output of ~17W.

Simultaneous Charging with ~13W Total Output

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.

Type-C Output

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.

USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable

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.

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VEGER VP1027 Fast Charge with Type-C to Type-C 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.

Output 5V/2.4A

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.

Overcurrent Protection at 3.8A

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.

Black VP1027 with Type-C Docking Station

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.

Green LED Quick Charge Indicator

With our phone battery dead, we got an initial charge of 9V at 1.98A which is roughly around 18W.

Simultaneous Charging

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.

FAQs

  • 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.

Final Thoughts…

VEGER VP1027 10,000mAh Power Bank

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.

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