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ElecJet Apollo Powerbank 6000mAh USB C PD 3.0 Graphene Battery!

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

With a 20-minute recharge time, the ElecJet Apollo graphene-based power bank takes the meaning of "fast charging" to a new different level!
The ElecJet Apollo power bank stores 6000mAh of electric power very fast via a USB C port that integrates both Quick Charge 3.0 and USB PD 3.0 technology that lets the Apollo powerbank be able to handle up to 60W input current from a 60W USB C adapter; hence how the ElecJet Apollo 6000mAh powerbank can be fully recharged in just 20 minutes.
USB Power Delivery 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB PD 2.0 and works pretty much the same way, meaning the Apollo powerbank is able to handle different voltage ranges from 5V, 9V and 15V. This means, you can virtually use any USB C power adapter such as the Nintendo Switch 45W adapter or any Apple MacBook adapters (29W, 61W and 87W) interchangeably to recharge the Apollo powerbank.
The other main benefit that really sells the Apollo powerbank aside from the fast and furious charging is battery safety. The Apollo power bank is made with graphene cells which are thinner than li-on battery packs, making the Apollo power bank very streamline at just 16 cm long, 7.5 cm wide and 1.3 cm thick.
The battery composition of the Apollo power bank is definitely its highlight as it's a graphene-based battery as opposed to being a graphene-enhanced Li-Ion battery. Being a graphene-based battery makes the Apollo lighter in weight compared to a power bank of similar mAh capacity. Weight is a little over 200 grams which is pretty lightweight for a 6000mAh power bank.
As far as safety concerns, graphene batteries are not supposed to swell and burst when overheated like lithium-ion batteries do, which makes the Apollo power bank even more appealing. The surface of the Apollo power bank is surprisingly cool to the touch too so the Apollo power bank doesn't get hot.
long cycle life of more than 10000 cycles
Heat generation in batteries is wasted energy so the less heat generated the better performing the battery is. At least that is the theory. One thing for sure is that the Apollo graphene battery generates very little heat even at high input current so the Apollo power bank should last longer than a li-on power bank.
The ElecJet Apollo power bank has two USB A outputs, one of which supports Quick Charge 3.0 so the ElecJet Apollo can deliver various voltages and currents, including 3A/5V, 2A/9V and 1.5A/15V which provides a maximum wattage of 18W. The other USB A output delivers a maximum of 2.4A at 5V, which is perfect for quickly recharging 40W gadgets such as the iPhone X or iPhone 8 in under an hour, which is pretty amazing considering the standard recharge time for the latest iphones is three hours.
The Apollo powerbank includes a USB C charging cable but if you have laying around a MagSafe adapter with a T-style MagSafe connector or the newer L-style MagSafe connector, you can use the Anywatt USB C to MagSafe adapter to charge Apollo too.

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