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ESP8266 LED lighting: LED Power Supply China vs Mean Well

As you’ve been able to read in previous posts, I’m working on a lighting system in my new home based on LED downlights and LED strip.

Although the LED Downlights can come with a driver, I’ve opted not to use those (and save about ~5$ per light). I will be driving both directly with DC power. This requires me to have a large amount of DC wattage. And since buying power supplies for this is an investment, I’ve decided to test a few “cheap” Chinese models vs Mean Well models to see how they compare and which would be the best investment. Continue reading ESP8266 LED lighting: LED Power Supply China vs Mean Well

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Review: Orico DUB-12P, 12 port Phone Charger

Last review was about the Anker PowerPort 10, today we are stepping it up a notch and I’m reviewing the Orico DUB-12P a 12 port charger which officially supports up to 5v 20A or 100 watt of total output power! Definitely the most powerful USB charger I’ve ever seen! Continue reading Review: Orico DUB-12P, 12 port Phone Charger

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Review: Anker PowerPort 10, 10 port phone charger

Today we have something big, well no, not big, but very powerful! It’s the Anker PowerPort 10. A 10 port phone charger suited for charging all your Android or Apple devices. Will it stand the full load test? Continue reading Review: Anker PowerPort 10, 10 port phone charger

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Review: Orico QSE-5U, 5 Port Quick Charge 2.0 phone charger

Today I’m doing a fully loaded review of the QSE-5U phone charger from Orico. This phone charger has 4 “super charge” ports and 1 Quick Charge 2.0 certified port. Let’s see how it does! Continue reading Review: Orico QSE-5U, 5 Port Quick Charge 2.0 phone charger

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Review: Tronsmart 3 port Quick Charge (W3PTA) phone charger

Today we are looking at a Tronsmart charger again. This time it’s the W3PTA! This is an updated version of the TS-WC3PC and it now comes with Quick Charge 3.0! All other specs are the same between the two models. Continue reading Review: Tronsmart 3 port Quick Charge (W3PTA) phone charger

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Review: Tronsmart 3 port Quick Charge (TS-WC3PC) phone charger

Because of my recent obsession about everything that has to do with USB charging I’m reviewing several USB chargers. First up is the TS-WC3PC from Tronsmart. A 3 port plug style charger with 3 ports, Quick Charge 2.0 and 42 watts of total power. Continue reading Review: Tronsmart 3 port Quick Charge (TS-WC3PC) phone charger

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China Gadgets: Qi Wireless chargers review

Since I bought my Galaxy S7 I wanted to take a look at Qi wireless chargers. It could make my daily routine of having to plug in the charger at night even easier!

Samsung official chargers are quite expensive though, so I ordered 3 Chinese variaties and tested them! Continue reading China Gadgets: Qi Wireless chargers review

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Video: Phone charger cable length, does it matter?

I made a new video about phone charger cables to see if their lengths influences charging speeds.

In this video I take a look at two brands of cables and I check 1ft, 3ft, 6ft and 10ft cables to see how they perform. In the metric system these are 30cm, 1m, 2m and 3m cables!

You can check out there video here:

The cables shown in the video can be found on aliexpress:
Mygeek cables: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Nylon-Android-Micro-USB-data-Cable-2m-usb-fast-charging-2A-for-Samsung-galaxy-note2-S3/32550775115.html

Anker cables: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/MByZJqb23

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