I am a person that travels often, and having a power back readily available is crucial. This is why I decided to purchase the new Xiaomi Mi 20000 mAh Power Pack from GearBest for USD35, the lithium-ion battery power bank comes with a 20000 mAh capacity and is capable of charging the Apple iPhone 6 smartphone as much as 7 times, and the new Macbook — 1.2 times — that’s impressive! [ Doesn’t work on a MagSafe MacBook, only on USB-C powered MacBook ]
For those living outside China and can’t wait to own this huge power pack, good news, they do ship to India, United States, Canada and Europe. This new power pack is not available outside of China, but it is the original Mi Battery pack by XiaoMi. Visit the official XiaoMi’s China website and you will know this is the real deal.
The rechargeable power bank has a rectangular shape with rounded edges and a textured surface, it is nice to hold onto and the textured surface means it doesn’t scratch easily like previous version, on its upper face there are two USB ports, a micro USB and four LEDs indicating the battery charge status.
01 – Mi 20000mAh Powerbank vs 16000 mAh vs 10000 mAh
- Faster charging than 16000 mAh, 10000 mAh and 5000 mAh.
- Compatible Apple, Samsung, HTC, Google, Blackberry, MacBook, etc.
- Reliable microchip protection. Nine protective layers produced by Texas Instruments
- The OVP circuit prevents the device damage from power surges.
- 2 times lighter than mi’s 10000 mAh power bank.
- Textured surface, unlike previous aluminum surface, this new surface does not require a protector as it doesn’t scratch easily.
02 – Why Mi 20000 mAh Powerbank Is An Essential Item?
Why a 20000 mAh power bank? A MacBook Pro Retina display comes with 5263 mAh battery capacity and an iPad Air comes with 8,827 mAh battery. A 20000 mAh power bank allows you to re-charge your device a few times simultaneously, this is ideal for those that fly far or travel often, especially on budget airlines with no charging port for your device or for camping trips.
Together with Mi LED Light and Mi Fan, this is a must have item for a camping trip as part of the emergency pack together with first aid kits. The rated power for the mi’s fan is 1.2w, it will last approximately 63 hours on a 20000 mAh power bank, that is 2.6 days of 24/7 usage.
03 – Mi 20000 mAh Powerbank Manual
Due to the fact that the 20000 mAh powerbank is yet to be made available outside of China, the manual is entirely in Mandarin. For those that can read mandarin, here are the manual, for those that can’t, download the Google Translate App on Android and the camera will automatically translate it to English. I’ve translated the LED Light indicator in the table below:
04 – LED Indicator [ Charging From AC to Power Pack ]
LED indicator will display as follows when you charge your Mi’s power bank with an AC adapter. If all 4 of the LED blinks when you are charging, it means the unit is faulty. Contact XiaoMi for a replacement unit, XiaoMi sells their product direct to customer, they will not be liable for items purchased via third party.
|Capacity||LED 1||LED 2||LED 3||LED 4|
|0 - 25%||Blinking||Off||Off||Off|
|25 - 50%||On||Blinking||Off||Off|
|50 - 75%||On||On||Blinking||Off|
|75 - 96%||On||On||On||Blinking|
05 – LED Indicator [ Discharge From Power Pack to Device ]
The LED indicator will display as follows when you charge your device with Mi’s power bank or when you press the ‘Power’ button to check the status of the powerbank.
|LED 1||LED 2||LED 3||LED 4|
|0 - 25%||Blinking||Off||Off||Off|
|25 - 50%||Blinking||Blinking||Off||Off|
|50 - 75%||Blinking||Blinking||Blinking||Off|
|75 - 100%||Blinking||Blinking||Blinking||Blinking|
06 – Mi’s 20000 mAh Powerbank Highlights
If you are looking for a value for money power pack, look no further. XiaoMi is a reliable brand from China and this massive Original Mi 20000 mAh power pack can be purchased via GearBest.