Pineng PN-999 20000mAh Powerbank Review – A Xiaomi Alternative

As technology continues to evolve, powerbanks became the ultimate friends of power hungry smartphone users. The battle of the most known brands like Anker, Bavin, Yoobao, Samsung, Romoss, Asus and of course, Xiaomi makes a consumer to meticulously choose what to buy . Usually, you would ask Who among these guys is the best? While the last mentioned is the star and the most loved juice guy, someone named Pineng surprisingly stands out in the crowd. Pineng is a powerbank brand that has a LCD battery display – that all (or most) of the powerbanks currently available in the market do not have. This unique and patented feature made Pineng a first of its kind.

Notice: Long post! This is a comprehensive review that contains technical terms that may not be quickly understood.


Updates on this article:

September 9: Added “Smart Start Guide” section that contains information about the power bank, expectations, frequently asked questions, and quick answers. This section orients the user as well about taking care of the power bank (and also other Li-ion battery equipped devices).

September 5: Pineng 20,000mAh power bank is still the best of its kind, no other equivalent capacity powerbank with the same price, performance and feature emerges on the market yet. A power bank manufacturer called Vinsic offers almost the same feature found in Pineng power banks plus the ability to charge a mac. It is undeniably thinner and classy looking but unfortunately, it is neither cheap nor locally available compared with Pineng. | Update on current price of Pineng and of competing brand as well. The Mi 5200mAh is no longer posted on Xiaomi official website. Presumably, it has been replaced by the slimmer 5000mAh version. The ASUS Zen Power at 10,050mAh for P795 is also a great product. No planned review for ZenPower, however. There are few reviews about it that you can read from other blogs and/or tech review sites. | Estimated charges for some chosen phones/tablets were added under Performance Smart Start section.

June 24: The power bank started to become a hot cake for online buyers weeks ago, just like the traffic being generated to this review post. If you haven’t yet ordered this product on Lazada Philippines, you’ll gonna play with luck as the merchant, Lucky HR is already getting a hard time fulfilling the vast orders/purchases. I tried to order another two (2) units for my friends last week but it was canceled today due to lack of supply. Well, I suggest, just place an order and wish for your luck. This sounds like an early spoiler but it just proves that the product is really good. The one supplied by Lucky HR, at least. 😛

June 20, 21: Added additional information about the battery cells brand and possible inaccuracies on battery percentage reading. Kindly read the last two paragraphs marked as June 21 update before the Verdict section.

May 16: Bookmark links are added for easy navigation between sections. Added “A Bite of Science” snippet at Verdict section. This snippet can be skipped and will not impact the overall review.

Quick Recap

After my misfortune with a LeYou powerbank bought from Lazada (check out the story here: Lazada Philippines Return Policy), I decided to buy another powerbank again on the same online store. But this time, as my birthday gift to myself (SpideyLab Launch). During this time, Xiaomi is making tech people go high again with its new 16,000mAh powerbank variant that will go on sale on Lazada. However, it is not because the affordability of the new variant but because it was priced unexpectedly high compared to its older (but smaller) brothers. The 16000 mAh kiddo is priced P1,299 by Xiaomi Philippines while the new 5,000mAh slim version (5200mAh successor) and the older 10400mAh are currently sold for P445 and 645 P649 and P849 respectively. Although this price tag is still very affordable compared to competitors, it has been a turn-off  for some. On the other side, I opt to buy another powerbank instead of being pressured on clicking mouse buttons when this kiddo go on sale. So, I looked for another item in the powerbank section and finally, I had the Pineng 20,000mAh powerbank ordered.

 

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Packaging

^The packaging of Pineng is a premium, neat and stylish black-grey and orange colored.

(Note: The actual color of the powerbank is snow white. I do not know why it became yellowish white when uploaded and compressed. It looks good on my laptop screen but not on my tab. 😛 )

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The product is described to be universal and can be use to charge variety of devices with it’s 20,000 mAh capacity. This capacity is attained by interconnecting 18650 3.7 volts battery cells. Usually, these battery cells are rated 2000mAh – 2800mAh. I am not yet able to check what variant is used in this model. Other powerbank manufacturers use Li-ion polymer batteries to make the final product thinner and lighter than conventional ones with the same battery capacity but have an overall improved performance.

Updated June 20. Indeed, Pineng PN-999 uses eight (8) 2,500mAh 18650 Samsung Cells to provide a total of 20,000mAh capacity. Kindly check for the battery screenshot below just right before the Verdict section. The brand of cells is yet to confirm.

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On the upper back, you would find a light blue hologram sticker that could be scratch to reveal a security code. This code can be verified on Pineng’s website for authenticity. As seen on the photo, I already verified mine and the item is genuine. Do take note that the verifier should give you a response that it is the first time the code was verified. If not, you may have bought a counterfeited one. Also, the sticker has two variants. The gold-colored sticker is the old design but it is the same product from the company.

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As opposed to what I primarily know, Pineng is also manufactured in China instead of Malaysia. (As stated here: Click Me)

What’s in the box

^The box contains the powerbank itself, a white microUSB cable and a manual.

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Unlike other brands, the cable included is a bit longer and will make a room for more  flexibility. However, it is not that stylish and not a flat-type cable.

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Design & Build Quality

^The powerbank chassis is made up of PC+ABS plastic material that is smooth to touch. The product feels very durable in hand. It was cleanly crafted  and premium looking. It weighs a bit heavy at 445 grams and has dimensions of 16.2cm x 7.9cm x 2cm. It is more than 3/4 inch thick but hey, it boasts a 20,000mAh battery capacity.

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The front side of the powerbank contains the logo and the description on centerfold.

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There are two USB ports that have a dedicated 1.0 A and 2.1A output for each one. A led light is a very good add-on so that you would have a handy emergency light on power outages. Some folks say that what the heck a led flashlight is doing in a mobile powerbank. Hey yo, this feature is very useful. In fact, I considered it when I am choosing between different models.

The patented LCD display is located on the top edge of the powerbank. It is built to display accurate battery percentage and different powerbank statuses. Also, it adds beauty and sophistication compared to other brands that use dull and boring lights to display estimated battery percentage.

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As with the Hologram sticker, the USB port of Pineng also has two variants. The black-colored port is the new style. The white-colored USB ports are still being sold on some of the stores as old Pineng stocks.

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The charging port and power button are placed in parallel with each other. The powerbank could charge at a rate up to 2A at 5 volts. Even if the powerbank turns on itself when a device is connected, a power button is still included and should function as a forced on-off switch by pressing it for 2-3 secs. You can also light up the led light by pressing the button two consecutive times.

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The back side of the powerbank is mostly empty and contains the product’s basic information. It also showcases the logo of various certifications proving that the powerbank design had passed many quality checks and compliant to environmental laws. Take note that it is easy to print these logos on a product even if it is fake or a copy. You can find the original certification documents at Pineng’s website.

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The photos above show size comparison with a typical 7 inch tablet. The powerbank is definitely larger than a typical smartphone.

Performance

^The product is capable of charging two devices simultaneously at a maximum rate of 1.0A and 2.1A.

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It automatically detects what rate of current is well fitted for the connected device. So, you shouldn’t worry for your precious gadget be destroyed. Your powerful smartphone also has its own capability to control such current by its own anyway. No worries.

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At first, the LCD display is lit by a cool blue color indicating that the product is now active and will start charging your device. The blue light automatically turns off after a few seconds. You can easily turn it on again by pressing the power button. It will be useful on circumstances where you are in a dark room and wanted to check the remaining power in your powerbank. The LCD display also indicates what port is in use.

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As stated awhile ago, the powerbank can charge two devices simultaneously. The above photos show the Fonepad and Globe Super Homephone being charged. The powerbank automatically turns off when the device/s connected was/were fully charged.

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The photo above shows the LCD display when the powerbank is being charged. The “IN” indicator will stop blinking when batteries are already full. Charging the powerbank will take anywhere between 10-20 hours depending on the adapter used (i.e. For 1A adapter, about 18-20 hours while for 2A adapter, about 10 hours).

To test the actual performance of the powerbank, only a single testing device was used. In this case, it is my ASUS Fonepad. This tablet is equipped with a 3,950mAh battery and the test was done when battery level is down to 1%*. During the test, the following parameters are observed:

  • Wifi and bluetooth radio were turned-off
  • Cellular signal was active (but not data)
  • It was assured that there are no running power hungry apps
  • The surrounding temperature was kept to the lowest normal room temperature as possible
  • The device being charged was undisturbed

*Consistently draining any Li-ion powered device this way is definitely bad for the battery. This is only done so that if the battery gauge is not calibrated (showing incorrect battery percentage), it will not affect the result of the test.

The test was done on 3 charge-discharge cycles so that maximum battery efficiency is attained. Battery wear was considered since the Fonepad is almost 10 months old. It is estimated that the battery might already loss about 10% of its original capacity. This is considered to be a safe estimate since there are no great noticeable change on runtime of the Fonepad. Cable/wire losses weren’t considered since the USB cable is too short to account for any significant resistance. So, 3,555mAh will be use in the computation instead of 3,950mAh.

3,555 mAh x 0.99 x 4 = 14,078 mAh actual total output

Pineng claimed that this model could give a total output of atleast 12,580mAh (62.9kWh) at 85% efficiency. It was able to fully charge my ASUS Fonepad for four (4) times before the battery indicator started blinking at 1% remaining charge. The powerbank was able to deliver about 14,000mAh to the fonepad. The result of the tests were remarkably above the lower limit of the manufacturer.

Computing for the actual efficiency: (How is it computed?)

(20,000mAh x 3.7 volts) / 5 volts = 14,800mAh maximum theoretical output

(14,078 mAh / 14,800 mAh) x 100% = 95.12% conversion efficiency

The Pineng powerbank performed so well that it is inline with the Xiaomi powerbank offerings that were advertised to have at least 93% conversion efficiency.

If 3,950mAh was used, the conversion efficiency will be 105.69%. This value exceeds 100% and it is definitely impossible to achieve. As Physics is concerned, no system is 100% efficient. Our assumption is then validated and accepted. (Original article found on the link above.)

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June 20. The photo above shows the inner compartment of the Pineng PN-999 power bank. Eight (8) 18650 cells are use to provide a total of 20,000mAh capacity.  The photo above is a snapshot of a video by youtube user, LepakSantai. You may want to check the actual video here: Inside Pineng PN-999.

June 21. The brand of the cells used is CJ, manufactured in mainland China. The brand seems to be reliable and trustworthy; existing and doing business since 1990. LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) also called LFP is the type of battery used in this pack. LiFePO4 offers longer lifetime and better power density compared to other Lithium ion technologies. Note: Do not take this information to be 100% accurate as I am not yet able to open my own battery pack and confirm such claim.

As an additional update, there are readers of this blog who contacted me directly on my Facebook account. It was reported that the power bank shows inaccurate percent readings during the first charge cycle. You may notice faster drops in battery percentage between 50% to 25% capacity. This is fine but the meter should improve and show more accurate readings after 2-3 full charge discharge cycles of the power bank. Don’t worry that much if you encounter this problem. Me, myself also do noticed this but I did not consider it as a major issue. For further concerns like this, please use the comment box below so that other readers will be informed too about such issue.

Verdict

^The Pineng 20,000mAh powerbank is a fantastic product that is lacking attention. It is a great alternative for those who are still waiting for the next flash sale of Xiaomi in Lazada. However, if you are a design-first person, you may not find this model to fit your taste. It is quite bulky and heavy compared to other powerbanks. Xiaomi is a real champion when it comes to build and design simplicity.  If performance is on top of your list, Pineng 20,000mAh powerbank is definitely one of the best choice that you can have at a affordable price. There are also other models of Pineng powerbank that is always available at Lazada Philippines. You may want to check those too.

Disadvantages:

  • heavy and bulky design
  • uses typical 18650 battery cells (Li-polymer hybrids are more preferred)**

Advantages:

  • affordable price
  • premium build quality
  • has LCD display
  • outstanding performance

**A BITE OF SCIENCE: Actually, I couldn’t think of any major disadvantage of this product; as Xiaomi and other brands also use 18650 cells with their regular powerbanks. Most of the manufacturers (including Pineng) give consumers a wide variety of choices between the old and conventional technology up to the evolving one. Typically, Li-ion polymer hybrid powerbank costs more than the conventional one. However, as technology is involve, one should opt to choose “what’s in” not only because it feels good to have the latest device technology can offer but it is because the new products are designed to be more efficient, user-friendly and environmental friendly. A good example is the shift on using LED (light emitting diode) bulbs that are way more cheaper to utilize (but initially cost more) as well as more environmental friendly compared to CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp) that emit greenhouse gas CO2 (carbon dioxide). Both still account for CO2 emission but using LED technology can cut the total emission by up to 70% (WRTL). No one should bother using incandescent lamps in their homes as they are very inefficient and contribute more to this environmental problem. Fortunately, LED is now following the trend and prices start to drop. New technology is pricier and oblsolete one is cheap, isn’t it? Simply economics! Same with the batteries, both have pros and cons. Li-ion polymer hybrid batteries offer flexibility, lighter weight, better charge holding time, less battery wear compared to a typical Li-ion battery but with a higher price. One should note that Li-polymer (lithium polymer) is different from Li-ion polymer or Li-polymer hybrids. This has been a widely accepted mistake – that Li polymer batteries currently sold is a true Li polymer (Economics and marketing strategies again). True Li-polymer technology is not yet ready to be implemented commercially due to its uncontrolled behavior. The LiPos you see on the market are just lithium ion hybrids. They still contain liquid electrolyte unlike the true LiPos (Wiki, RC). Whatever it takes, this will be bottomlined to the question “What is preferred by the consumer?”.  Do you prefer to spend more for the latest technology or stick to the conventional one for now?

I got my Pineng powerbank for only P846.15 instead of the P999 flash sale price. This is possible using a discount voucher. I bought it together with another product so that the minimum purchase required is met.

Some proofs:

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Is Pineng PN-999 a good deal?

Yes, it is. Definitely recommended.

So, who among the juice guys is the best?

Let me leave this question to you, unanswered. Experience is way more reliable than a mouthful of words. 🙂


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Smart Start Guide

^Did you already decided to buy the power bank  (I hope you will use the link above. :-P) but still want to have some more information? OR You already have it but in doubt on how to use it properly? OR You are a non-techie person that needs assistance? Well, whatever the case, this section fits you! I will help you how to “smart start” using your power bank.

Frequently Asked Questions / Quick Answers

1. How many times this power bank can charge my device?

I tried to pick representative devices that can be used as a baseline for charge cycle expectations. Check out Estimated Charging Cycle below this section. If you can’t find your device on the lists, leave a comment below this article and I will be glad to help you.

2. The power bank has two ports. How can I know what port should be use?

The quick answer is: whatever port you like to use. However, it is a good thing to know that the 5V 2.1A is able to charge your device faster while the 1A port is slower.

3. Can I use my phone’s cable to charge my phone?

Yes. Any cable you use before to charge your device should work as usual. However, there are cases that charging time may be slow, especially on feature phones. When this happens, try to use the supplied microUSB cable to charge your device.

4. The power bank is depleted. How can I charge it?

This power bank does not come with a bundled adapter to use for charging. You can use your existing adapter to charge the powerbank, using the supplied microUSB cable or the microUSB you already have.

5. When should I charge the powerbank? It is okay to charge it when it is already depleted or at 1% gauge?

Depleting/Fully discharging the power bank up to the 1% mark or lower is generally bad for it (the batteries inside it). However, it is advisable to fully discharge the powerbank ONLY for the first 2-3 charge discharge cycles. This is done to calibrate the battery meter to show accurate readings later on. If you are pretty sure you do not need to calibrate the meter, as it appears fine on the first charge discharge cycle, you can start charging the powerbank as how you charge your device. In good practice, it is best to charge the powerbank when it is at 15% or above. From time to time, you can fully discharge the powerbank to check if the battery meter still registers the correct battery level. This can be done, after a month or so of use, depending on your actual frequency of usage. One full charge discharge cycle means the cycle you use the powerbank at 100% then 0% then back to 100% (or the other way around). Check Item #9.

6. What is/are the difference/s of the two ports other than the 2.1A port can charge my device faster?

1A port is the ideal port to be use on usual cases. Given that it is the “ideal” port, it does not really fit well for the “real” world as you like your device to fully charge faster. Thus, using the 2.1A port. Slow charging is better for your device’s battery as it is not stressed out to accept high load of current in a given time.

7. I can’t understand the ideal and real thing. Can you explain it more?

Let’s take a busy fast food chain for an example. Imagine yourself as a crew/cashier of the fast food chain. There are many customers in line that wanted to get their orders fast. Thus, they get angry when you are “slow” on taking orders. This is the “real” thing here. With that, you are forced to move faster and work harder to cope with customer demands. In the end, you feel exhausted. This is the same as your device’s battery, it is more exhausted when you try to charge it faster. And when someone is tired, like you, you need time to rest earlier than you usually do. Unfortunately, in the situation of the battery, it will “die” faster than it should be. Well, fortunately, we humans do not die that easy when we get tired. If this will be the case, thousands or millions of workers will die everyday! 😛

8. What does “die” or dead battery means?

Dead battery simply means that it already retired with its obligation to provide energy for your device (or for you). Beacause it already died. Hello.

All of the things made by humans have what we called expected lifetime or lifespan. For computers, it is usually a minimum of 5 years before it will be considered a junk. This is a quite long time and many owners still have their computer sets even for longer time, let’s say, 10 years. Still on service and working as usual. However, batteries, specifically Li-ion batteries can not survive that long – used or unused. Li-ion usually have a 1 -2 years expected lifetime before it is noticeably “degraded”. What we mean here is, it is the time before the battery can not hold charge as it did on its early life. With regular use, Li-ion batteries tend to lose the capacity or capability to hold charge. Just like humans, we are physically “degraded” when we aged. In both cases, there are ways to at least “slow down” the degradation.

9. How to prevent having a dead battery earlier than usual?

You can prevent the early retirement of your devices’ batteries and the power bank as well by:

a. Avoid high temperature. Do not place your device in places where the temp is high. Also avoid using your device when it is still charging as this generates too much heat and bad for the battery. This is usually hard to do when using a power bank (as you are typically in need of power ASAP) but try as possible to avoid high consuming apps like running graphic intensive games.

b. Do not fully deplete the battery.  Try to charge your device when it is already at 15% battery level. It is also a good practice to charge it whenever you remember to do so. It is fine charging it when the level is at 50%, 70%, etc. but not below 15% or worse, at 1% mark. In fact, partial charging is better for Li ion batteries.

c. Opt for slow charging when possible. Although this is not the ideal thing, try to cope with it. The impact of fast charging is still measurable even with the new technology of Li ion batteries. However, as technology evolves, there will come a time that “real” usage will be equivalent to the “ideal” one. If you do not care about replacing your battery or power bank often, then do fast charging. Weigh the differences about what is economic and what is convenient for you.

10. How can I know that my power bank started degrading?

The power bank should be able to provide at least 300 charge discharge cycles at full capacity. Meaning, before it starts to lose a noticeable degree of capacity. In general, batteries tend to lose 10% of its capacity or capability to hold charge within 1-2 years, depending on how you use them. Even unused, batteries will start to degrade over time as they naturally lose their charge – until it becomes below the recommended/healthy level. When this level has been surpassed, the battery will be in trouble of damaging itself. That’s why – you should not fully deplete the battery.

11. I am not planning to use the power bank for about a month or so, is it okay just to leave it in my cabinet?

If you plan not to use the power bank or any battery for long periods of time, make sure its charge is around 50% prior to storage. Do not store it for long period at 100% capacity. Just like fully depleted, fully charged for prolonged periods is also bad for the batteries. Halfway will be the best choice. Seriously, I can’t see the logic why you buy a power bank if you do not need it in the first place. 😛

Estimated Charging Cycles

You can expect to achieve the following charge cycles for some chosen representative devices under ideal conditions*:

Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus – 3.5 charges

Apple Iphone 4S/5 – 9-10 charges

Apple Iphone 5S – 8-9 charges

Asus Zenfone 5 – 6-7  charges

Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Octa – 7.5-8 charges

Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe – 6.5-7 charges

Huawei Honor 6 – 4 – 4.5 charges

LG Nexus 5 – 5.5-6 charges

Meizu MX4 – 4.5 charges

MyPhone Rio 2 – 5 charges

Nokia 1020 – 7 charges

Samsung Galaxy S4 – 5 charges

Sony Xperia Z3 – 4 – 4.5 charges

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – 4 charges

Apple iPad mini 3 – 2 charges

Asus Fonepad 7 – 3.5 – 4 charges

Google Nexus 7 – 3 charges

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 – 3.5 charges

*These charge cycles are approximates, achievable after 3 charge/discharge cycles of the power bank. Personal achievement may vary, actual power output depends on actual environment conditions. For more information, you may visit this article: Things to Know About Power Bank.

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  • Merix Bartolo

    Hi, I recently just purchased this powerbank. For some reason, its stuck on 80% and is not charging according to the LCD screen. But whenever I charge a phone or any device, its still working. Is the device defective or its just slow on charging? thanks! its been 6 days since the delivery of the item.

    • Hi Merix! Thanks for dropping by. Is there no “IN” indication on the LCD display or the unit does not turn on when it is plugged in? Is there any noticeable heat (uncomfortable to touch) when it is plugged in for let’s say about half an hour?

      In regards of the battery gauge, it should not stay for a certain percentage for too long even during the first charge cycle/s. If it is still stucked on 80%, but was able to fully charge a device, there is a high chance of a problem on the unit’s circuitry but the batteries work fine. Also try to use other charger and cable. If the issue still persist, I am afraid you got a faulty item. I recommend you to initiate a return to Lazada (if you bought the item from them) right now so that it will be covered by the 7 day return/replacement policy.

      • Merix Bartolo

        Hi. Thanks for the immediate response. “IN’ and “OUT” indication is still displaying. No heat so far. But all devices connected to it is charging.

        • Hello, that’s good to hear! No uncomfy heat is a good indication. Maybe you just got a unit with lots of time needed for calibration. 😀 Just monitor the powerbank’s performance if it goes inline with the expected power output/charging time.

          It will be nice if you’ll keep me posted about this so that others will have an idea too. Thanks!

          • Merix Bartolo

            so in essence, the LCD of the powerbank might be faulty? of do i just need time to discharge it and try charging it again? how long should it take for the powerbank to reach its full capacity given that the adapter im using is samsung?

          • The charging circuitry might be faulty. I once had a power bank before that was able to charge devices but can’t recharge itself when plugged in. But of course, it was just a cheap powerbank for about 200-300 pesos.

            Did you already charge the powerbank prior to this problem or you are still using its factory charge (Usually Pineng power banks are shipped with 100% charge)? You should discharge the powerbank to at least below 15% in initial cycle before charging it. Then after two or three cycles, it does not matter what is the current percentage before plugging it (i.e. 50%, 75% but make sure the bank is not fully depleted as it will shorten the batteries’ lifetime, with this 15% or higher is ideal).

            Inspect the adapter you are using for the amperage. It is usually written as output of 5V 1.5A, or 1500mA or something similar. If you had a 5V 2A adapter, it will take about 10 hours to fully charge this specific power bank, for 1A adapter, about 20 hours (This is from 0% – 100% – not recommended, I just put it this way for easy reference.)

          • Merix Bartolo

            I will check it later at home. For now, I am still using the factory charge. But, how will know if the powerbank is already at below 15%? The lcd display will still be at 80% haha

          • Well then, that will be the problem! I guess until it can’t power on/charge device/s? Haha. It is either you ask for a replacement or just live with it. A power bank that always has a virtually 80% charge (I hope not.)

            If you decide to return it, this will be a nice post to read about: http://www.spideylab.com/reviews/lazada-philippines-return-policy/

            I wish you luck, brother.

            Just kidding. 😛

  • Marlon Bacon

    Hindi mo ata nasali yung cycle time nwhich is 500 times lang isa yun sa dis advantage .

    Pening 20kmah user here.. Superb ang performance

    • Hi bro. Hindi ko siya naisali kasi sa tingin ko hindi siya disadvantage since 300-500 times ang usual cycle for Li ion, yung mga lithium polymer hybrid ang mas tumatagal talaga. Kung may alam ka na Li ion powerbank na more than 500 times ang cycle, iuupdate ko ito. Salamat!

      Sulit na sulit talaga itong PB na to. Kaya lang may napansin ako sa unit ko lately, parang bumagal magcharge yung 2.1A port niya.

      • Marlon Bacon

        Mabagal talaga sya pag hindi yung cord nya ang gamit. Sa akin mag 1 month na okay naman minsan Nabibitin ako sa cord kaya iba ginagamit ko at nag iiba ang time charge remaining na naka lagay sa phone ko kapag Binabalik ko original cord from 20% less than1 hour lang ang naka lagay

        • Raz

          Medyo mahaba pa nga yung supplied cord compared sa ibang mga PB.

  • Christine Santos

    Recently bought this powerbank from LZD. I am still using the factory charge and have been able to charge my iPhone 5S thrice. Powerbank is now in 58%. May I know po ilang beses kayang ifull charge nito ang iPhone 5s?

    • Raz

      Hi Christine! About 9 full charges in full efficiency for iPhone 5S. Pero normal lang kung maka 7 full charge ka lang if factory charge pa yan. Maximum efficiency will be attained after 2 – 3 charge/discharge cycles.

      • Christine Santos

        Finally, drained na po itong powerbank ko (factory charge). I was able to charge my iPhone 5s for 6 times. Yung 6th charge po 99% lang. Normal lang ba na 6 charge lang? And ano pong power adapter ang pwede ko gamitin para macharge yung powerbank? Pwede ba yung adapter ng iPhone? How many hours do I need to charge it po? Thanks in advance. 🙂

        • Raz

          Ok lang yan. Madami din kasing factors kung bakit hanggang 6 charges lang. But, it should increase after the charge/discharge cycles required for calibration. Regarding naman sa charger/adapter na gagamitin, any 5V can do. Di ako sure kung ilang ampere (i.e. 1 ampere or 1000mA) ang supplied charger ng 5s mo. When using 1A adpater, it will take about 20 hours more or less to fully charge the power bank. No worries about over charging, the bank will automatically shut off when fully charged but of course, unplugging it after charging is better.

          You can also read this article for more information: https://www.spideylab.com/tutorials/the-powerbank-and-its-capacity/

          Enjoy your Pineng power bank! 😀

  • Coween

    Good day I just received my pn999 today,it’s my first time to buy a powerbank lol ,i have some questions though since I’m not into techy stuff.I have an Iphone6, is it ok to use the phone’s cable to charge it and in what output should I plug it the 2.1A or 1.0A?(can u tell the difference)As for charging the powerbank itself using Iphone’s adapter saang output ko din isasaksak? lastly,up to what percentage should i drain the powerbank b4 charging? thank you

    • Raz

      Hi Coween! Glad you decided to purchase one! Here are the answers to your questions:

      1. Yes. Just use your phone’s cable. For faster charging, use 2.1A output and 1A for slower (but better for the battery) charging. You can interchange ports as often as you want.

      2. In regards of charging the powerbank itself, there’s an “IN” indication on the side of the power bank. Use the supplied microUSB cable and connect it to your existing adapter.

      3. It is advisable to use the powerbank until below 1% of its capacity (or until it can’t charge a device anymore) for the first 2 or 3 charge-discharge cycles ONLY. You can even do it only for the first charge cycle if you are confident that the battery meter is already accurate and the power bank does deliver the expected output. After this, charge the powerbank as how you usually charge your phone. I mean, charge it when the battery is at 15%. I presume you are doing this with your iPhone 6 to prolong its battery lifespan.

      For more info, you can visit the article about “Things to Know About Powerbank” linked in this article.

  • Jayron

    Hi Raz,

    Thank you for this Blog, it really helps me a lot, I just received mine today from lazada.

    Going to the issue, I tried to check the genuine of the item I purchased thru encoding of security code in Pineng website. Unfortunately, the website says that “This serial number has already been inquired before, please contact Pineng company, thanks”

    I already sent an email to Lazada and Pineng and I am still waiting for their response.

    Based on your experience, it is possible that the item I received is not a brand new unit??

    • Raz

      Hi Jayron! I’m glad that this blog post helped you.

      The are two possibilities. First, did the product arrived sealed with the security sticker still unscratched? Second, If you do not have a stable internet connection, It might lead to a reason that you had unknowingly/intentionally clicked the verification button twice. Thus, returning that message. Even refreshing the verification page will lead to this.

      For now, while waiting for Lazada’s response, just test the unit if it performs according to what is expected. Note for any signs of faulty item like too much heat generation, low output capacity, etc.

      And, did you buy from Lucky HR? The unit reviewed in this post is the one supplied by Lucky HR.

      • Jayron

        Yah, maybe its in the internet connection. I encountered that problem earlier. Anyway, I asked Pineng to give me history of that item so i can verify what really happened.

        So far the item is functioning well….

        Thank you very much Raz. More Power!

  • Donald Mojares Nool

    The only Pineng review in the web….:v congrats tol

    • Raz

      Yeah. Thanks!

  • robie

    hi, itatanong ko lang po kung ano gagawin ko sa power bank ko (Pineng PN-999) na over charge siya tapos ayaw niya na gumana? any suggestions? thanks.

    • Raz

      Hello Robie. Sa pagkakaalam ko, may overcharge protection naman ang powerbank na ito. Gaano mo ba katagal siya naovercharge?

      Kung ganoon na ayaw na mag-on (tama ba), wala tayong magagawa since limited lang ang warranty ng pb na ito from Lazada. Especially if you bought it from Lucky HR. Kung under replacement pa, pwede mo siyang ipalit nalang as defective unit (I doubt na magaapply ang sentence na to sayo.).

      • robie

        Naovercharge siya greater than or equal 5 hours sa pagkakatanda ko po.

        Sa lazada ko po siya nabili kaso last july 2015 pa twice or thrice ko lang siya nagamit. Hindi ko din alam kung pwede pa siya ibalik or kung may warranty siya. Nabasa ko din kasi sa website ng Pineng wala silang warranty if nabili sa lazada.

        • Raz

          Naoovercharge ko din siya minsan pero hindi ganun katagal. Once every 1 week ko siya chinacharge. Yun frequency ng paggamit ko. So far, ok pa rin naman.

          Yung new batch ng Pineng powerbank na directly sold (and fulfilled by Lazada), 1 year service warranty na sila. But those (like what we had, from Lucky HR), walang warranty. Try mo lang din maginquire directly sa Lazada kung ano ang pwedeng gawin.

  • Mathew Batain

    Hello sir.. Na-experience nyo na din po ang uminit ung USB port ng power bank at USB chord kapag nag charge ng sabay?

    Ganon kase nang yayari sakin kapag sabay naka charge ang Starmobile Up at Telpad ko..
    Sobrang bilis din nyang mag drain ng percentage , from 30% up to 40% battery charge ng 2 device, yung power bank, from 90% , 29% agad ang bawas nya, meaning 61% nalang yung power bank.

    10% lang naman nadagdag sa 2 device ko..

    5th days palang sakin nitong power bank, under observation pa..
    Defect kaya yon? Ibalik ko kaya? Sa lazada kase ako nag order..

    • Raz

      Hi Mathew. So far hindi ko pa naman naexperience yan. Wala bang running apps, i mean opened apps/games habang nagchacharge ka, iinit talaga pag ganun. I’m not familiar about telpad, ilan ba ang batt capacity nun?

      Nakailang charge ka na ng powerbank mo? Nag iinit din ba ng sobra pag chinacharge mo?

      • Mathew Batain

        Wala naman.. Sinubukan ko din syang icharge ng naka off..

        About 3000 to 2800 mah ung batt capacity ng telpad..

        Siguro factory defect to. Ok naman sya kapag single phone lang..

        Kahapon ko lang kase naisip i drain ung power bank kaya di pa to nare-recharge..

        • Raz

          Kung ganun, Hindi nga normal niyan yung sudden na pagdrop ng percentage at yung heat.

          Pag two phones kaya? Well, I suggest send it for replacement na sa lazada if ganun pa rin after mo mairecharge. If bumili ka sa seller na si LuckyHR, 7 days replacement lang kasi then no warranty na siya.

          Add ko lang. Kakatingin ko lang ngayon, meron na palang direct na binebenta ang Lazada. Mas okay na yun since 14 days replacement then may 1 yr service warranty. I’ll update this article on weekend.

  • Jose Gabriel

    Thank you for this review! Nagkaroon ako ng idea on what is suitable for our needs when it comes to power bank. Kaka-receive ko lang from Lazada at sinusubukan ko siya. Mabigat nga lang pero okay lang. 🙂

    • Raz

      Masaya akong nakakatulong sa pagbibigay ng impormasyon. Thanks for this comment Jose! 🙂

  • Crisbev Buban

    Ano po bang klseng adapter ang pwedeng gamitin para maicharge ko po ang PN-999 20,000 mAH? Salamat po.

    • Raz

      Hi Crisbev, Kahit ano pong klaseng 5 volts na adapter na ginagamit mo din sa phone or tablet mo.

      • Victor Lim

        tried to charge it using ipad adapter pero 5 hours hindi pRin umaangat sa 49% yung charge nya…49% sya nung i charge ko,bakit ganun?nag bi blink naman yung IN sign which means nag chacharge…

  • Kristel

    Hi. Just wanna thank you for the honest review. It helped me decide and I bought one unit from Lazada 🙂 Ask ko lang po, advisable ba na bilhin na din ung adapter na Pineng for (fast) charging ng powerbank? Also, my phone is Alcatel Flash 2, how many times po kaya ung normal na kaya syang ifull charge ng powerbank naten? Pacenxa na po, madaming taning. And thank you 🙂

    • Raz

      I am not that aware about the adapter being sold by Pineng. But yes, for sure it will be a good one for use with your PB. Just make sure it is really a genuine adapter from Pineng. About 4-5 charges for Flash 2 Kristel. 🙂

      No worries, at sorry now lang ang reply ko.

      • Kristel

        First discharge po ng powerbank I was able to charge my AF2 6 times, which is SO good. Pero ngayon pong chinacharge ko ung powerbank for the first time (I emptied it to 0%) 24 hours na syang magcharge pero nasa 85% plang sya. I’m using my old phone’s adapter (Huawei). Any suggestions? Tapos ung Pineng adapter, wala na sya sa Lazada. Haha. Salamat po sa reply.

        • Raz

          Wow. That’s a really good mileage. 15% ka ba pag nagchacharge? Baka mababa yung rating ng adapter na gamit mo. If that’s from an old unit, usually 500-700mA lang yan kaya mabagal talaga. I suggest use a higher rating adapter, 1A (recommended) or higher to shorten charging time. Check the supplied adapter of Flash 2, it should suffice.

          Sobrang late kasi ng reply ko. I’m really sorry. I’ve been easy the past few days.

          • Kristel

            Yes po, 15% kaya satisfied ako sa powerbank, definitely powerful. Try ko ung adapter ng phone ko next time. Will let you know I if ever, hehe. Thanks 🙂

          • Raz

            That will be nice. Thanks Kristel!

  • AmieGoddess

    Hello. I got my pineng 969 20,000mah last january 04,2016. Accidentally nalobat yung PB ko kagabe. Naiwan ko nakacharge yung phone ko. So ngayon po worried ako kasi kaninang 8am ko pa po nacharge yung PB ko. Until now 23% palang po. Hahaha. Ilang days po ba need ifullcharge tong 20,000mah? Balak ko kasi iovenight charge pa xa baka sakaling mag 50% power charge yung PowerBank ko. What to do po? Need ASAP response. Thanks po. 😢😢

    • Raz

      Hi Annie, depende kasi yan sa gamit mong adapter. I am using 1.5A adapter at around 10-12 hours ang charging time ko. If you’re using a lower ampere adapter/charger, like lets say 500mA, baka mag dalawang araw na hindi pa fully charge. Haha.

      • AmieGoddess

        Well, mejo maliliit kasi yung nakasulat sa adapter ng mga chargers. Kanina kasi im using Cherry Mobile adapter. Jusko prang 6hrs nag stuck xa magcharge until 12% lang. Then pinalitan ko ng adapter ng ip5s. So far naka 55% charging na po ako. Haha. Im so worried na baka sira yung items na nakuha ko. And BTW thanks po sa fast response. Akala ko deadsite na to. Kasi mejo matatagal na yung mga posts dtu. Haha. FYI. Im super satisfied sa pineng969 ko. Too bad wala pala xa build in flashlight haha.

        • Raz

          Paibaba minsan cherry mobile minsan Asus na charger. Pero I’m making sure na atleast 1A siya para di naman ganun kabagal magcharge. Best pa rin to check mismo yung nakasulat sa adapter kung 1000mA (1A) ba siya o ano, iba iba kasi talaga.

          Bakit kasi 969 kinuha mo. Yan tuloy walang flashlight. Haha. I think its time na nga to create a new post. Medyo busy (or busy talaga) kasi the past months kaya mukha na abandonado tong blog ko. Haha.

          • AmieGoddess

            Well kuya okay na po yung Powerbank ko. Nakatulugan ko kasi yun. I dunno what time yun nafully charged. 😢 Yun pa naman yung pinaka initial charge ko dun. Kasi kakabili ko lang last monday. Haha. Actually xiaomi rin tlga sana balak ko bilin na PB. Maybe bcoz sya yung sikat na powerbank. Pero kasi andaming fake na lumabas. And besides good comments rin kasi ang nabasa ko sa Lazada regarding to this item. And it made me WOW from the day na narecieved ko siya and nagamit ko for almost 2 and a half days. 😄😄

  • Clea B.

    Greetings! I bought this powerbank last July 2015 at Lazada. It was great up until last December. I can’t charge any device using the 2.1A port even if I change the cord, it is still the same. Also, it doesn’t appear on the screen that it is charging. What should I do? Please help me.

    • Raz

      Hi Clea, I’m sorry but that sounds like the 2.1A port is already damaged. I am also experiencing problems with the 2.1A port but am still able to charge devices from it. Well, it is my fault because since I connected USB speakers on that port, it started to charge devices relatively slower than before. In your case, can you think of any reason that may cause that?

      • Clea B.

        Maybe I used it too much. I always use it to charge my phone because it’s faster. It started last December or late November I think when the port can’t be used at all. At first I thought it was the cable because sometimes it recognizes my device, sometimes it doesn’t. I guess I’m stuck with one port for now.

        • Raz

          Hi, good to hear from you again, Clea. Are you charging your phone while your power bank is being charged too? If it is, it may had contributed to the issue you are experiencing now.

          Or else, you’ve got a unit with a mild defect that you hadn’t noticed before. Also try not to fully insert the USB cable on the power bank USB port, It may do the trick, at least for me for one of my cables here. 🙂

    • Ezekiel Brizuela

      Up for this mga boss, I am still able to charge but only by chance if I get the right position of the USB cable to either of the port (1.0 A and 2.1 A). I am planning to open the PB and try to fix this. But first, I am gathering info on what to do since it contains an electrical matrerials. It is kinda annoying when charging my phone because it does not charge properly due to its loose USB port mostly when I’m travelling. Hope anyone can help me how to fix this.

      • Raz

        Hi Ezekiel. I am sorry to reply only now. How was it? Did you already tried opening your powerbank?

  • Jennifer (LanaDelChanel.)

    Hi Sir! Nice review po. I just want to ask, I bought my pineng powerbank in Lazada as well but I became very curious for the second time I charged it. Umiinit po yung adaptor. I tried plugging two original adaptor of apple and samsung pero parehas pong umiinit. Yung powerbank hindi naman umiinit yung adaptor lang talaga. So natakot ako na may something na mangyari. Does this happen to you as well? Inisip ko din na baka fake to but we exactly got the same powerbank. I’m just really scared na icharge pa siya. thanks for the answer!

    • Raz

      Hi Ms. Jennifer! Normal lang po na uminit yung adaptor but not to the extent that it will cause you harm (nakakapaso na talaga). It happens when you charge your phones/gadgets too. As the charging process is near completion, heat should subside. Sabi mo din na hindi naman umiinit yung powerbank mo habang chinacharge, so no sign of defective unit. That should be fine. And, Try to use an adaptor with higher ampere rating, maybe the adaptor you are using can’t supply the required rating of the powerbank kaya sobra siya mag heat up. 1A is ideal. 🙂

  • Noel Faustino

    hello po, may instruction/teknik ka ba how to charge a bluetooth headset? may instruction nga double press pra charging mode pro palaging flashlight ang mag-on pag double ko..
    thanks.

    • Raz

      Hi Noel, try a single long press. I do not have my pineng with me here but it should power on (and off) this way.

      • Noel Faustino

        Hi Raz, Pineng had this instruction of Bluetooth charging mode type(I guess its like manual method and bypass the autoOff feature), it says press twice within 1 sec, but that instruction is the same with turning the flashlight ON, so everytime I do that, it just activate the flashlight. Let me know if you had it try to charge a bluetooth headset.

        • Raz

          Hi Noel! Did you try what I told you last night? If it did not work, try a little more slower, as fast pressing twice will surely activate the flashlight. Regarding that, I haven’t yet tried to charge my bluetooth headset with my pineng as for me, it is not the ideal thing to do (because the ampere rating of the powerbank is too high and it may shorten the battery life span of that small-battery packed headset). Well, it is just my opinion and it depends on the headset you are using.

          I am afraid I couldn’t try it myself now since I do not have my PB with me, i l left it for my parents use in Tarlac.

          I am just wondering if it does not power on by itself when you connected your headset?

          • Noel Faustino

            I haven’t try yet and will try later at home. About last question, yes, it does not detect the bluetooth, when manually turning on(LCD light up), will charge the bluetooth, but after 60 seconds, the PB will turn off. My headset is Awei.

          • Raz

            Oh see, please let me know later if the slower pressing trick worked. 🙂 Thanks Noel.

  • Jericho Daniel Delavin

    Hi. Kabibili ko lang nung powerbank kahapon. Nung una okay naman siya nung nareceive ko ng morning pero nung afternoon. Chinarge ko yung dalawang port. Bigla siya namatay and then chinarge ko. Pero ayaw na. Bumukas siya and then may battery pa. pero hindi siya nag charge kahit naka kabit.

    • Raz

      Hi Jericho. what do you mean sa chinarge ang dalawang port? Anyway, sorry ngayon lang ang reply ko. Kumusta na powerbank mo? ibinalik mo ba sa Lazada?

  • dhonald sarmiento

    Hi Raz, I thank you for your very informative blog about the Pineng 20,000 mAh PB. Meron lang po sana akong tanong about the said powerbank. Kakadeliver lang nung PB ko mga 3 days ago, ginamit ko sya agad. Okay naman sya. On the second day, ginamit ko sya ulit, bigla kong napansin na hindi na sya nagccharge na hindi pa naman fully charged yung phone ko, pero mga 93% na yung battery nya. Sinubukan ko ulit sa ibang phone ko, same lang nangyari. Nagtturn-off sya pag 90+% na/ malapit na mapuno ang battery. Binuksan ko sya ulit, nagccharge sya pero sandali lang tapos namamatay na naman. Mga apat na beses ko sya sinubukan, same lang nangyari. Defective po ba yung powerbank ko? Thank you in advance po ^_^

    • Raz

      Hi Dhonald! Nagtry ka naba gumamit ng ibang cable?

  • yhanne

    i just bought this powerbank.
    i read that the lcd sometimes give out wrong readings.
    should i calibrate it?
    im still using the factory charge.
    i only got 4%.
    should i drain it till 0% then charge it till 100?
    i dont really know how calibrate the batt.
    i really need to check if it’s functioning properly as i only have 3days on the 7day warranty.

    • yhanne

      im using differemt devices to charge but im using the stock pineng cable and 1a port

      *3) 1a = alcatel flash 2 *
      = (dc) 13% = (pb) 94% = (ts) 7:56pm
      = (dc) 100% = (pb) 87% = (te) 10:27pm
      time elapsed: 2hr 31mn
      charge used by pb: 7%
      charge used by device: 87%
      notes: no apps running

      +mar 18+
      *1) 1a = alcatel flash 2 *
      = (dc) 8% = (pb) 83% = (ts)10:37am
      = (dc) 100% = (pb) 64% = (te)1:06pm
      time elapsed: 2hr 29mn
      charge used by pb: 19%
      charge used by device: 92%
      notes: vtext appear, lcd not lit

      *4) 1a = alcatel flash 2 *
      = (dc) 25% = (pb) 62% = (ts)7:40pm
      = (dc) 100% = (pb) 35% = (te)10:09pm
      time elapsed: 2hr 29mn
      charge used by pb: 27%
      charge used by device: 75%
      notes: 3g on but turned off at 97%

      i made a rough computation,
      say pb’s 27% is 5400, my device needed 2250.
      it’s almost the same as the other 2 charges without anything running.

      is this okay?

    • Raz

      Hi yhanne, I suggest you fully deplete the powerbank’s battery then observe if the readings will get accurate. How do you know that the readings are wrong? As long as you get the average mAh output as computed in this article, you are good to go.

      Regarding your comment, I can’t follow your legend and computation.

      • yhanne

        im charging it now. i havent checked but it started charging at 6:21pm at 0%, by 7:24pm, it got to 5%. i guess, every hour, i get 5% of power, coz i got 15% power at 9:31pm.

        i just noticed that when i charge another phone, the powerbank only loses 1%, a 1305mAH batt. i charge another phone with 1200mAH, and the powerbank loses 4%.
        i used the 2.1a port before i charge that phone, a sony.
        that phone, sony, i noticed that the text 5v 1.0a that indicates w/c port you use will disappear and reappear again.
        but with the other 2 phones i used to check at that time, it shows that text. i did adjust the way the cable was inserted. didnt work.

        i did get to charge my flash 2 with a batt of 3000mAH for 3 times, and the powerbank still has 24% left.

        as for my computation, i used this format

        *no of charge) port used = device *
        = device charge(dc) % = powerbank(pb) % = time start(ts)
        = device charge(dc) % = powerbank(pb) % = time start(te)

        as for the computation, i used 20000*powerbank discharge percemtage, and 3000*charge needed by device.

        i actually made an excel to check.

        • yhanne

          im done charging.
          it took 18hrs nd 8mins using 1a charger.

          i think if i used my flash 2 i will get 3.5 charges from it.

          but i do find the display malfunctioning.
          coz it went from 95-99 in the span of 3 mins. then took 1hr 4mn to go from 99 to 100%

          i estimated that it took an hour to get 5% power.

          i will test again just using my flash 2, to make sure ill get to charge it to 3.5 charges.

          but i do find the fact that the display is showing a different reading a bit of a turn off.

          i did plan on returning it but there’s a chance ill get a defective replacement. im also not sure if the said issue falls under lucky hr factory defect, and the fact that i will again wait for it.

          • Raz

            Hi, Yhanne! Thanks for the updates! It looks like you are getting the average output or atleast near the expected performance of the powerbank. The battery gauge will show a more accurate reading soon after a few more charge-discharge cycles. The gauge stays longer at 99% becuase it is known as trickle charge. Not all times the charger is suppling the same current/ampere to the phone/powerbank or more collectively, the battery. It is higher for the first phase of charging and will get lower and lower until the battery is charged completely. So, to gauge the performance accurately, use only one device to benchmark the pb or atleast those who have nearer battery capacities so that battery drain will show relatively to each other devices being charged.

            As long as the unit does not shut off by itself when the 5.0v 1A indicator is not indicated, you are still good to go. Of course, provided that you are not encountering other obvious indications of s faulty unit (i.e. terrible/long charging times, high temperature when device is in used). I hope it helps. Thanks!

  • Patricia

    Hi! I just wanted to ask what is the difference between the PN 989 and 999 are aside from what they look like and price? 🙂

    • Raz

      Hello Patricia! The PN989 just looks like more stylish (Xiaomi like) compared with the 999. 🙂

  • Victor Lim

    tried to charge it using ipad adapter pero 5 hours hindi paRin umaangat sa 49% yung charge nya…49% sya nung i charge ko,bakit ganun?nag bi blink naman yung IN sign which means nag chacharge…

    • Raz

      Hi, kumusta na Victor? Did you already try using a different adapter?

  • Reika7

    Hi! Thank you for posting this review i just want to ask, yung PB ko kasi its charging the phones properly tas makikita mo sa LCD screen na nababawasan yung percentage niya pero kapag chinacharge ko na yung powerbank hindi umaangat yung percentage niya kahit 1 percent pero kapag nagcharge naman ako ng phone sa powerbank ko ok naman siya is there any advice you can give regarding this problem? Oh and i’ve tried changing my adpter and cord to 1A but still the same result

    • Raz

      Hi Reika, first time charging mo ba ito? Under replacement/warranty pa ba, kung oo, ireturn mo nalang sa lazada. Baka defective ang unit mo.

      • Reika7

        No 1 month na siya sa’kin and ngayon lang siya nangyari thr weird thing is kapag nagcharge ka naman sobrang tagal nakatigil nung lcd dun sa last percentage bago siya bumaba like ngayon its 37 percent pero sobrang tagal bago ulit bumaba, nacharge siya pero parang di lang lumalabas sa lcd na umakyat yung percent? I’m looking for answers here on the internet but unfortunately wala akong makitang answers tungkol sa case ko 🙁

  • Ronaldo Perez

    thanks sa added info about my pb lahat ng nabanggit sa review is accurate natanggap ko ang pb ko galing sa lazada after ng 4 working days ng aking order ako personally nagbabase ako sa mga previuos costumer since hindi ko naman nakikita at nahahawakan ang product bago ko ito bilhin, kung mas maraming positve feedback so mas ok, as advertise 20k mah at nakalagay nga sa box na 12580mah output so i decide to conduct my personal observation kung tunay ang nasa advertise, gaya ng mga naunang costumer natanggap ko ang product na fully charge meaning 100% sinubukan ko icharge ang cp ko ng 10% to 100% my cp is redmi 2 battery capacity na 2200mah so less 10% 1980mah, my pb can manage to charge my cp more than 6x yung pang 7x from 10% to 70% bago sya naging 0% so 1980×6=11880+1320=13200mah total output lampas pa sa nasa advertise, so next is charging time according to you ang charging time ay nakadepende sa charger na ginagamit, mas mataas ang rating ng charger mas mainam, gamit ko ang charger ng cp ko na may rating na 1.0A from 0% to 100% naicharge ko sya ng 21 hours, so compare sa mas mamahaling mga pb ang pineng 999 ay sulit talaga sa kanyang presyo, at maraming salamat sa question/quick answer its help a lot…

    • Raz

      You’re welcome po! 🙂

  • RJel Carreon

    Hi po kabibili ko lang po ng pb tpos cnubukan ko sya agad. Napansin ko lang po na mabagal niyang macharge ung phone ko (myphone my33). Normally po full charge na po phone ko in 2:30 hours pero kapag gamit ko c pineng umaabot ng 3:30+ hours. 1a po gamit kong port tapos 1a rated din ang gamit kong adapter (mas mabilis dito). Nung pong chineck ko current nya sabi 670 ma lang. Tpos nung cnubukan kong ilagay sa 2a port biglang 420ma lang, mas bumagal. Kabibili lang po, still using the charge from the factory. Praning lang po ba ako or kailangan na idrain tpos icharge ulit battery?

  • Jewel Montalban

    Nagcharge po ako ng ip5 and lg optimus yug charge nung ip5 is 8% tas yung lg 3% so yung pb ko is 61% nung nagcharge ako tas after 20mins naging 50% bakit po ganon? Sira po ba siya or something?

  • Jewel Montalban

    Or normal lang yon kasi dahil sa percentage nung phone nung chinarge ko?

  • Dalagang Davaoeña

    Hello. Kabibili ko lang po ng dalawan
    g PB: PN-968 at PN-999 ask ko lang po sana kung anong klase ng charger ang dapat kung gamitin? May kasali na pong parang wire yung PB…sorry di ko kasi alam kung anong tawag dun 😄✌,pero wala po yung parang ulo ng charger para masaksak sya . Yung ulo ng charger na isinasaksak para mag charge…ano ba tawag nun? Sorry di ko po kasi alam eh. Pwede po ba kahit anong klase nun? I mean kahit anong klase ng “ulo-na-saksakan”? Please sagutin nyo po ako 😢😢.Salamat 😊.

    • Raz

      Hi! microUSB cable po ang tawag doon, na usually siya din ang charging cable mo sa phone kung android ang phone mo.

      Ok lang po gamitin kung ano yung ginagamit niyong charger sa phone. 🙂

      • Dalagang Davaoeña

        Daghang salamat Kuya 😊😊😊

  • criszy

    ano po pinagkaiba ng pn-999 sa pn-969?

    • Raz

      Hi criszy, pn-999 uses 18650 cells (parang double A ang itsura) while pn-969 uses a lithium polymer battery (shape is similar sa typical smartphone battery). PN-969 is a bit thinner and lighter compared sa PN-999.

      • criszy

        but performance wise..which is better?

        • Raz

          I’ll correct my first comment. It should be Lithium-ion polymer, not Lithium polymer. The battery used in PN-969 is better in theory because it can hold the charge a bit longer (except that it is lighter and thinner than PN-999), but in real life scenario, this is negligible, since you will be using the powerbank form day to day basis, anyway. Consumer choice lang kung ano ang gusto mong type of battery.

  • Dianne

    Hello po, last week ko lang po na received ang pineng 999 na inorder ko from lazada.. then I used it agad-agad, ng ubot na ng 69% ang pecentage ng PBank ay ni-charge ko. Ang problema ko po is mag tatatlong oras na same parin ang percentage, ehmay IN namang nakalagay so meaning nag cha-charge… Bakit po ba nagkaganon? Normal lang po ba yon? Pls. Replyna ba-bother po kasi ako 🙁 #newuserhere

    • Raz

      Hi Dianne, sorry at ngayon lang ako makakasagot. Ano na status ng powerbank mo? Nasolve na ba ang problem?

  • Nurin Tee

    Kuya, matagal ba talagang mafull charge yung PB na pn999? kase nagstart ako magcharge ng around 10am tas 3:22pm na 22% lang ang naipon nya. Di ko maintindihan yung mga formular nyo sa comment e. Thank you and Merry Christmas. 🙂

    • Raz

      Yes Nurin, it will take 10 to 20 hours to fully charge the powerbank. Depende sa charger na gamit mo. it will be more slower kung pang feature phone o budget smartphone ang charger mo.

      • Nurin Tee

        like every time na ichacharge ko aabot ng 10-20 hours? Im considering to buy po yung Pineng na 2A Charger Adapter, do you think it will help na macharged ng mas mabilis? Thanks ulit.

        • Raz

          Yes po, this is assuming na yung current percentage ng battery ng pwerbank is 15% or below. of course, mas mabilis magcharge kung may laman pa yung powerbank. Yes it will help, the higher amperage, the faster charging.

          • Nurin Tee

            Alright. This is noted. Thanks man.

          • Raz

            You’re welcome! 🙂

  • Wendell

    I have a pineng 969 PB, ask ko lang if idle yung PB.. automatic ba siyang matu turn-off? kasi minsan iniwan ko yung PB at 78% nung tinurn-on ko ulit bigla lang lumiit ung % nya.. around 60+%.. hinde ko naman ginamit yung PB pagkatapos kung i off…

    • Raz

      Hi Wendell, I don’t have PN969. Pero ang alam ko it will automatically turn off pag hindi ginagamit o kaya full na yung chinacharge niya gaya ng ibang pineng powerbanks, but just to make sure always turn off the PB kung hindi naman na gagamitin.

  • Princess Joy Fajardo

    Hello please answer chinarge ko yung pineng 969 20000mah ng around 11 pm mga 9% siya nun tapos around 10am 67% na sya, tapos huminto.. nung tinry ko icharge ulit nagbblink na lang siya as blink ng blink lang. Ano po dapat gawin? Nakaka charge pa naman siya ng phone pero pag pb mismo ayun blink lang ng blink.. ty po!! Charger ng starmobile ang gamit ko sie..

    • Raz

      Hi Princess, bago palang po ba yung powerbank mo? Try to use a different charger if may difference.

      • Princess Joy Fajardo

        Ok na po siya ang prob naman po pag gagamitin ung pbank pang charge sa cp, namamatay mag isa ung pbank, cord po ba may prob? Kasi gnamitan na ng iba, ganun pdin ee thanks po 🙂

        • Raz

          Nangyari sa tablet ko ito, pero due to lose contacts ng micro usb port ng tablet ko. namamatay na siya once sa pb ako nagcharge. Not encountered pa sa phones. sa ibang phone, natry mo na din ba?

  • Mark Dawat Ramos

    Maam hirap po magdecide. PN 969, 989 at 999 ang pinagpipikian ko. Ung sa kaibigan ko 999 ang kunat ng batt. Same din ba sila ng charging capability looks lng ba pgkakaiba? Kindly help po. Thanks!

    • Raz

      Hi, di ko po alam kung sino yung kinakausap mo for Maam. But anyway, PN-999 uses conventional batteries. PN-969 and PN-989 uses the more advance (by technology) battery, Li-ion Polymer. In theory, PN-969/989 should be a bit better than 999 (lighter and can hold charge a bit longer). pero di ko kayang i-justify ito myself kasi PN-999 lang ang meron ako sa tatlo. Kung may pagkakaiba man ang tatlo,. halos di naman yan ramdam sa consumer end. Preference lang kumbaga kung alin sa kanila ang gusto mo.

  • Gab Estrada

    Hello. Last month, so bought PN-920 and at first in charging, I was using a cheap adapter charger, however, it blew up. Good thing my Powerbank is not affected pero medyo itim yung kilay ng USB cord ko. This time, my Powerbank won’t automatically turn off kahit fully charged sya or na fully charge na yung phone ko. That’s why, I was wondering if it’s still safe to use it?

    • Gab Estrada

      *kulay

    • Raz

      Hi Gab, I guess it is still safe to use. The PB might not work already if it is greatly affected by the charger you had before. Just be cautious.

      Powerbank won’t automatically turn off kahit fully charged sya – what do you mean here? mine will stay at 100%/with lights on(for no LCD display) hanggang connected sila sa charger.

  • Jake

    Hi, please help me how to charge a Bluetooth headset.. when i charge it just automatically turn off after a minute

    • Jake

      charges my iphone and ipad just fine, but when i try to charge my bluetooth headset (jaybird bluebuds x) it does not seem to be able to charge it properly.

      For the bluebuds x, when it is charging there will be a red indicator light which turns on. when it is fully charge it will turn to green. when it is not charging, the indicator light will be off.

      Wghen I plug my bluebuds into the power bank the red light will light up for a few minutes, then it will turn off, and the headset doesn not seem to charge anymore.

      May I know if this is a problem with the device? Or is it meant to be that way that the power bank can’t charge headssets?