Signalex  Power Bank 1200 mAh - £1 at Poundland
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Signalex Power Bank 1200 mAh - £1 at Poundland

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LocalFound 22nd Jan
My wife just bought me a Power Bank from Poundland, yes for £1. And it looks fab
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Obligatory bigclive video This was uploaded in December 2016, so things may have changed over the year...
He wasn't impressed, but he did a follow-up in July 2017 - his summing-up of this "Are over-discharged lithium cells safe? (And how to test for damage.)" video says,
"This is one of the best Poundland purchases I've made in a while, purely because of the Google trek for knowledge that it sent me on. Most of Poundland's power banks in this style come completely discharged due to the higher than usual quiescent current of the circuitry. I wanted to know if that was a serious issue or not."
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd Jan
These arnt very good Im afraid, first couple of uses seemed okj, ish, but couldn't get get it to fully charge my Nokia Lumia, only about 30% full before it run of puff, they seem to take for ever for the Bank to re charge to full capacity, left overnight and still not ready in the morning, when they are fully charged they will attempt to charge a device but if interrupted ie, unplugged, thats it, will refuse to recharge again unless you charge the Bank again overnight.

Ive had a couple now and both went down hill very quickley over a short space of time, probably due to cheap **** chinise batteries, both heading for the bin, false economy, spend a few quid more and get something that does the job its suppose to do. well what do you expect for a Pound.
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Did the job for me. Got about 40% charge on an iPhone 6s. Not amazing but can’t complain for £1.
Not exactly a deal, they're always that price.
All I know is that I threw mine in the bin - but the Poundworld version is different and got a thorough slagging off by Clive in another video. Better saving your pennies for a bigger-capacity powerbank.
zirk40 m ago

These arnt very good Im afraid, first couple of uses seemed okj, ish, but …These arnt very good Im afraid, first couple of uses seemed okj, ish, but couldn't get get it to fully charge my Nokia Lumia, only about 30% full before it run of puff, they seem to take for ever for the Bank to re charge to full capacity, left overnight and still not ready in the morning, when they are fully charged they will attempt to charge a device but if interrupted ie, unplugged, thats it, will refuse to recharge again unless you charge the Bank again overnight.Ive had a couple now and both went down hill very quickley over a short space of time, probably due to cheap **** chinise batteries, both heading for the bin, false economy, spend a few quid more and get something that does the job its suppose to do. well what do you expect for a Pound.


Well given that the Nokia Lumia features a battery capacity of anywhere from 2200mAh (NL 930) to 3400mAh (NL 1520), that makes sense. We are also assuming that Poundland is correct in labeling these as 1200mAh, I have no doubt the actual capacity is at least a fifth less.

I think for £1, it'll be useful to just have to hand stored in a bag or glovebox for 20 minutes of juice in an emergency. But I agree you're much better off spending a bit more. Hell the other week there was a deal £10 for 22Ah portable battery pack.
Edited by: "drnkbeer" 22nd Jan
drnkbeer22 m ago

Well given that the Nokia Lumia features a battery capacity of anywhere …Well given that the Nokia Lumia features a battery capacity of anywhere from 2200mAh (NL 930) to 3400mAh (NL 1520), that makes sense. We are also assuming that Poundland is correct in labeling these as 1200mAh, I have no doubt the actual capacity is at least a fifth less. I think for £1, it'll be useful to just have to hand stored in a bag or glovebox for 20 minutes of juice in an emergency. But I agree you're much better off spending a bit more. Hell the other week there was a deal £10 for 22Ah portable battery pack.


I don’t know how useful these are left in a glove box. Mine seems to discharge over time.
Probably a fire risk too. I'd never buy anything electrical from poundland!
luvsadeal27 m ago

I don’t know how useful these are left in a glove box. Mine seems to d …I don’t know how useful these are left in a glove box. Mine seems to discharge over time.


That was the other thing, they didn't seem to hold full charge over time, again probably due to there cheap design.

You could argue a power bank is to used for those unexpected near emergency moments, ie leaving one in your glove box for a rainy day, but would you buy a Poundland Torch on the basis it may or may not work when youve broken down on a cold dark wet country lane one night, no, you would spend a tenner on something that you knew will do the job when needed..
Cheers, have often wondered about these.
Guess will have to vote cold...
Re-post, but still good I guess...
I find these great and have several in different cars so that I always have charge - charge them in the car too.
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Quote, And it looks fab yeah and it might also not work fab. I had one of these and it went in the bin after two days. It barely charged my phone for 10 minutes
Had one lasted for only a couple of times now wont charge. - cant be bothered to take it back for £1.
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