Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

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Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by epicpwn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:41 am

$20 - Powerboost 1000c vs. $3.17 - BangGood/GearBest 5v Power Bank Step-Up Boost Module

https://www.adafruit.com/products/2465
http://www.gearbest.com/boards-shields/pp_354354.html

Anyone have experience with the Gearbest boost module? What are the Pros and Cons? Reliability?

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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by Chedda » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:12 pm

I have done the adafruit for all my builds. Call it old reliable
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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by epicpwn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:50 pm

Chedda wrote:I have done the adafruit for all my builds. Call it old reliable
That's good to hear. I've heard nothing but good things about the 1000c. Curious on how well the alternatives perform as it's just a fraction of the cost.

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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by Ganreizu » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:54 pm

epicpwn wrote:That's good to hear. I've heard nothing but good things about the 1000c. Curious on how well the alternatives perform as it's just a fraction of the cost.
"You get what you pay for."

Not really an indicator of reliability but rather literally what you're getting feature wise compared to how much you're paying for it.

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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by Mad_Duke » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:41 am

I would use powerboost, but I have a RPi3 and I can't get around powerboost not outputing 2.5A on 5V. So my only chance is stripping down power banks that output 2A or more on at least one USB.

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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by RxBrad » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:35 am

The Banggood power supply doesn't have a low battery monitor, and it doesn't have the EN pin to cut off all power (thereby preventing the battery from sapping while the unit is off). The lack of the EN pin has made graceful shutdown switches for this power supply more difficult; so until one comes out, you'll have to manually shut down the Pi using the QUIT menu in ES before you turn off the power.
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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by fdeluxe » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:16 am

I am wondering: Is it possible to charge the LiPo and simultaneously draw power from it (e.g. charging and playing at the same time) ?

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Re: Powerboost 1000c vs BangGood/GearBest power boost

Post by chaosratt » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:50 pm

fdeluxe wrote:I am wondering: Is it possible to charge the LiPo and simultaneously draw power from it (e.g. charging and playing at the same time) ?
Yes, so long as your charger can provide more than the GBZ draws, which I think is nominally like 500-600ma, so you'll need at least a 1A charger or better, and good cables. A 1 or 2A charger is worthless if you're using some cheap ass cable with 30 awg wire.

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