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Xiaomi Power Banks

This Wiki page exists to answer the frequently asked questions for Xiaomi Power Banks posted on OzBargain

What are the advantages/disadvantages of me buying from local business' (Registered ABN) vs Overseas?

Main advantages of buying local;

  1. Generally much faster delivery
  2. No additional delays such as caused by Customs
  3. Greater protection under the ACL for consumers
  4. Convenience of Local Warranty and Technical Support
  5. Plus you're supporting local business'!

Main disadvantages of buying local;

  1. Will be the more expensive alternative on average
  2. Paying GST (Kind of a dis?)
  3. Shipping may still be long depending on which retailer you buy from

Main advantages of buying from an Overseas retailer;

  1. On most occasions, will be the cheapest place to buy from
  2. Bigger retailers tend to accustom for larger orders
  3. Ability to buy supplementary goods also for a much cheaper price
  4. No GST (Exceptions Apply)

Main disadvantages of buying from an Overseas retailer;

  1. Extended and somewhat frustrating shipping times (e.g 25-30+ days for some orders)
  2. Additional Customs delays on top of the slow shipping
  3. Lack of local warranty and technical support
  4. Genuine and authentic stock may not be guaranteed, thus resulting in fraud
  5. Language barriers may be faced with overseas retailers when trying to contact them for support

What are reputable local and overseas retailers?

List of reputable Local Business' for Xiaomi Power Banks

List of reputable Overseas retailers;

Perhaps many more overseas retailers, however these are the most popular at OzBargain. NOTE: Some of the listed retailers may not be able to ship power banks anymore due to Customs, however this isn't 100% accurate as there have been reports of members receiving their orders till date from those retailers. Buy at your own risk.

Xiaomi Power Banks

Xiaomi Mi 10000mAh Power Bank and Xiaomi 5000mAh Ultra Thin Power Bank

Does this support quick charge for my phone/tablet?

No

Can I charge my device whilst charging the Power Bank itself?

Yes

Can I charge any phone/tablet with this power bank?

Most likely Yes, if your device can be charged with a USB Typa-A to Micro, Type-c, Mini USB cable etc. then it can be charged, however not always at same speed as opposed to using your official device charging adapter.

Is this is a genuine Xiaomi product?

Check the scratch code on the Xiaomi website here

Xiaomi 20000mAh Power Bank

Does this support quick charge for my phone/tablet?

No, however it supports quick charge input so you can charge this Power Bank with your quick charge device adapter

Can I charge my device whilst charging the Power Bank itself?

Yes

Can I charge any phone/tablet with this power bank?

Most likely Yes, see above answer for Xiaomi 10000mAh and 5000mAh

Xiaomi Mi 10000mAh Power Bank Pro (Quick Charge & Type-C)

Does this support quick charge for my phone/tablet?

Yes, it supports up to Quick Charge 2.0, in addition to this, you can also Quick Charge the Power Bank itself.

Do I need this if I don't have a Quick Charge/Type-C compatible device?

No, save the extra money and go for the normal Xiaomi Mi 10000mAh Power Bank, as it won't make a noticeable difference if your device doesn't support this.

However, the Pro does have a low-current charge feature which is useful for charging small devices like fitness bands (e.g. Fitbit), which draw so little current that most power banks turn off. Press the power button twice to enter low current charge mode.

What use do I have of the Type-C, and also can I fast charge my Type-C devices using this Power Bank?

USB Type-C devices are somewhat rare as of this time and you are more likely to see a standard Micro USB 2.0 port on your device, so you most likely won't have any use of the Type-C functionality if you don't own the specific device.

However, to the ones who own a Type-C device such as the Nexus 6P or the new Macbook, you can use this Power Bank to charge your device as it's compatible, but only through a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. The Type-C port on the Power Bank can only be used to charge the Power Bank itself such as with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable. This means that you won't be able to charge your Type-C device through the Type-C port on the Power Bank. Have a further read here

What is Quick Charge and Fast Charging?

Quick Charge

Where do I find manuals?

Manuals in English

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