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XTAR PB2S CHARGER/POWER BANK REVIEW BY BIGBOB2322

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  1. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    Hi folks today I'm going to review the latest portable Power Bank / Charger from Xtar the PB2S. The PB2S is the 2nd generation of the PB series only with the PB2S not only is it a Power Bank but it's also a battery charger that can take 18650, 20700, or 21700 batteries.
    The PB2S comes in 4 color choices.

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    CONTENTS - ( I was supplied with a 18 watt wall adapter that is not included )
    Type C cord
    Manual
    Power Bank / Charger

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    Connections

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    VERSATILITY

    This unit is nice because of the many options you can perform, you can mix any of the 3 types of batteries I mentioned above .

    CONSTRUCTION OF THE UNIT
    The unit has a rubberized feel to it with 2 strong magnets that hold the cover in place along with a battery ribbon that makes removal of the batteries easier. There is a very bright and clear digital display on the top front section and a power button on the side .

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    The unit can also utilize QC3 AND PD3.0 quick charging


    BALANCED CHARGING

    The unit will check both batteries and determine which battery is the strongest and then pause charging to that battery until the weaker battery reaches the stronger batteries capacity then begin charging both equally the same until both are fully charged.

    3 STAGE CHARGING

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    OV ACTIVATION

    This is a feature Xtar uses that can sometimes bring a battery back to life where other chargers couldn't. Iv'e tried this and it does work on some batteries.


    CHARGE TIMES USING A 1 AMP WALL ADAPTER ( 2 18650 BATTERIES BEING CHARGED )

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    CHARGING TIMES USING THE 18 WATT ADAPTER ( 2 18650 BATTERIES BEING CHARGED )

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    FEATURES

    Ability to use and or charge 18650,20700, and 21700 batteries
    3 stage charging
    Auto cutoff when full charge is reached
    Portability
    OV activation
    Ability to utilize fast charging
    Type C Input/Output
    Reversed battery polarity protection
    2 types of output ports

    PROS - All of the above features :thumbs:

    Cons- None

    MY IMPRESSIONS OF THE XTAR PB2S

    Well folks as you can tell I really love the upgrades Xtar has made with the new PB series power bank, having the capability to use 3 types of batteries and being able to charge 2 separate things at the same time is fantastic along with having a charger built in also is a game changer for me. I have the first PB power bank and have used it weekly for over a year and it works just as fine today as it did on day 1 but I no longer have it, when the new PB2S came in my wife quickly snatched my original. I have used this for almost 1 month and really love it. I would like to thank Justin and Xtar for providing this for review.
     
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  2. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    Nice little charger. At first I thought it was a pod. Looks like it would work great for travel.
     
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  3. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    I have been using this guy for about a month and it's great Eskie.
     
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  4. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Great read, thanks.
     
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  5. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Midworld
    Another great review, Bob - thanks!!!
     
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  6. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    Thanks Dave.
     
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  7. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Lunatic ECF Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    You know I have chargeritis right? ;)

    Awesome review - I love that it is type-c and functions as a power bank :thumb:
     
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  8. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    For the size, weight and different options of the device I am super impressed and use it almost daily.
     
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  9. KatlandKat

    KatlandKat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Just added it to my Amazon shopping cart looks great just what I need
     
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  10. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    You will be surprised at what can be done with this little beast.
     
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