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Tronsmart PBT12 Presto 10400mAh Quick Charge 3.0 USB-C Power Bank Review


Earlier this month I released my full review of the Tronsmart PBT10 Presto 10000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank and it actually performed quite well as advertised with the multiple charging technologies it has built-in. Today, we are going to take a look at its brother, the Tronsmart PBT12 Presto 10400mAh USB-C Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank.

The Tronsmart PBT12 has all the technologies the Tronsmart PBT10 has with the exception of the Huawei FCP Technology, but the good thing about the PBT12 is that it uses the USB Type C interface for fast charging your device as well as fast charging the power bank itself.

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MY EARLY BREAKDOWN

Pros: Supports multiple fast charging technologies, Decent capacity, USB Type C

Cons: A little bit big and bulky compared to other similar capacity power banks

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: PBT12
Technology: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology
Capacity: 10400mAh
Material: PC + ABS plastic
Input: 5V/3A (Max)
Output (USB): QC3.0 port: 5-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A (Max); USB Type-C port: 5V/3A (Max)
Certifications: CE, FCC, RoHS
Dimension: 6.22 x 2.16 x 0.7in / 158 x 55 x 18 mm
Net Weight: 250 ± 2g / 8.81 ± 0.07oz


WHAT COMES IN THE PACKAGE

1 x Portable charger, 1 x 0.3m USB Type-C cable, 1 x Travel pouch, 1 x User manual, 1 x Warranty card

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FULL REVIEW

Design and Construction

In terms of design, right off the bat, you'll notice that the Tronsmart PBT12 is a little bit big and bulky compared to other similar capacity power bank like the Tronsmart PBT10. It has a rectangular shape though that might be good for some instances, like tucking it inside a tight pocket or something like that. Personally, I would prefer a much slimmer profile, but that just me.

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In terms of construction, on the other hand, the Tronsmart PBT12 is quite solid and robust with a hard plastic shell. There's no squeaking sound whatsoever when I tried to squeeze it with my hands.

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It has a nice texture on it with a glossy lining at the edges, at the center we have the Tronsmart logo with the same glossy finish.

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On the left side, we have the LED indicator for power and battery level.

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At the side of the power bank, we have the power button.

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And at the back, we have some technical information about the power bank.

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Like the Tronsmart PBT10, the Tronsmart PBT12 also comes with its own pouch. 

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It also comes with a charging cable of course but this time, it's a USB Type A to USB Type C cable. Bear that in mind if you're planning on using this with devices that uses a micro USB port for charging. You can always grab a micro USB cable from your other devices, I'm pretty sure at this point in time you already have one lying around.

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Technology and Features

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

The Tronsmart PBT12 supports Quick Charge 3.0, so smartphones compatible with this feature can take full advantage of this technology. Quick charge 3.0 employs intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage, an algorithm which allows your portable device to determine what power level to request at any point in time, enabling optimum power transfer while maximizing efficiency. Click here if you want to learn more about Quick Charge 3.0.

VoltIQ Technology

The Tronsmart PBT12 also adapts the VoltIQ Technology on its port. VoltIQ automatically adjusts amperage and wattage to the maximum ratio required by the device, so that more current-hungry devices are not starved and less current-hungry devices are not over-allocated resources. Click here to learn more about VoltIQ and its difference from Quick Charge 3.0.

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Ports

The Tronsmart PBT12 Presto 10400mAh Power Bank has 2 ports, 1 USB Type A for output only and 1 USB Type C for both input and output.

The USB Type A port supports Quick Charge 3.0 and VoltIQ technology while the USB Type C port supports fast charging up to 5V/3A.

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Supported Input and Output Amperage and Voltage

The USB Type A port supports 5-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A (Max)

The USB Type C port supports 5V/3A (Max)

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Charging Performance

With regards to the charging performance, the Tronsmart PBT12 works as advertised.

I tested it first on my Xiaomi Redmi 5A which only supports 5V/1A and it was able to deliver close to that at 5.18V/.9A.

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The Tronsmart PBT12 was able to charge my Xiaomi Redmi 5A for just around 2 hours and 41 minutes which is right there within the normal range.

Just like the Tronsmart PBT10, The Tronsmart PBT12 can charge my phone approximately at least 3 times, which is sufficient enough to last me for a day without plugging my phone into a wall adaptor.

quick charge 3.0 vs voltiq technology

Then I tested it on another power bank to verify the VoltIQ technology and it was able to charge the power bank at 5.16V/1.31A

voltiq technology vs quick charge 3.0

And lastly, I tested the USB Type C port to verify the quick charging 5V/3A capability, and to no surprise, it was able to deliver just that at 5.08V/3.01 A.

I was able to fully charge the Tronsmart PBT12's 10400mAh capacity for just around 4 hours which is significantly faster than the Tronsmart PBT10's 6 hour recharging time.

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VERDICT

Will I Recommend This? Yes!

If you have a USB Type C device, then it's a no-brainer to grab the Tronsmart PBT12. You will be able to take advantage of the fast charging USB Type C port for both input and output so you can recharge both of the devices quickly and be out and about. If you don't have a USB Type C device, you can still take advantage of the USB Type A port that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 as well as the very efficient VoltIQ technology. Either way, the Tronsmart PBT12 provides convenience, efficiency, and reliability when it comes to providing your device enough juice to last you for the day.

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Thanks to Tronsmart for making this review possible, you can get this power bank from their official store on Lazada, link below.

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