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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Atleast 1A output.

    posted by GreenTechNetwor on 07/01/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    I've tested this module with a few devices and can confirm it works with the following: Most android phones Most non smart phones Most USB devices I've ran it for over an hour during tests. My phone pulls about 1A while charging and the module was only sli...
    Cons:
    It does not charge any Apple devices that I tested. I tested it with the Iphone 4, and an Ipod nano. I purchased 10, and 2 of ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Worked well for some things

    posted by TrisMcKee on 03/04/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    -Fairly solid build quality -Red LED confirms circuit is working -All solders look good to me -Works with many different batteries -Delivered a good 4.9-5v -Very small -Solid USB connector
    Cons:
    -Wasn't powerful enough to charge my ipod touch (4th gen) or Nexus 4, however was able to charge my iPod video (5th gen)
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Another good USB charger

    posted by relic38 on 12/04/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - Small, easy to use - Stays cool enough to put in an enclosure without worrying about overheating
    Cons:
    - LED is on as long as power is applied; cannot be used to indicate charging is active. This may or may not be a bad thing. - ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great DC-DC step up module

    posted by marcosh72 on 11/22/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - Really works; - Fine regulated out, it's pretty accurate 5v; - You can recharge your phone or whatever from a single AA battery or any other supply, like a solar panel; - It's small; - Fits everywhere, seems great to embedded projects;
    Cons:
    - It's hard to attach it to a box or anything like this, because it doesn't have screw holes; - Bad finish, you can cut yourse...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 1
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    Cheap

    posted by metal03326 on 10/03/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - It's cheap. - It has good build quality. - It's small.
    Cons:
    - Voltage drops when heavy load is applied. - The LED mounted on the board cannot be switched off to save precious milliamps w...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good to power portable devices

    posted by samkosamko on 09/24/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Very good dc-dc step-up converter. I use it for powering my smartphone when use hiking navigating software. I bought a 18650 battery holder case to power this module. It is possible to power module from any battery, but then input current will be higher. Us...
    Cons:
    To use it as a dedicated USB power source have to be "data pins" on USB connector short circuited (according to USB s...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Ideal for solar cells!

    posted by Polonium on 09/13/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Great gadget for a very reasonable price. I use this step-up booster to transform the voltage of 3 solar panels (about 1.5V) to 5V. The current however is insuficcient to charge my smartphone. Most other devices charged well. (I think maximum current at 1.5...
    Cons:
    Difficult to attach to something, since there are no holes in the PCB.. Red light is not very bright.
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