PSA: If you re willing to pay markup for the Mi Power Bank Pro, at least get the better one
Note: This article was first published on 26th March 2017 and re-published for its popularity. I was at the IT Show recently, and as usual, there were lots of people buying power banks. And expectedly, Xiaomi power bank (unauthorized) resellers were out in full force. From my observations, the new-ish 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro remains one of the more popular models, but there are a few things about it that not many people are aware of. I dished out a couple of tips to some people I met at the show, and I m going to repeat them here. 1. ) USB-C port is only for input A lot of people are attracted to the Mi Power Bank Pro because of its USB-C port. However, know that this is an input port, not an output port. So you can t use this port to charge your USB-C device, like your or. If you ve a USB-C device, you can still use this power bank. But you ve to use its regular USB Type-A port and a USB A-to-C cable. While the power bank s USB-A port supports Qualcomm s Quick Charge tech, it will not apply more than 5V for non-QC devices (e. g. , devices). So if you don t have a QC device, expect the power bank to only supply around 10W (or 12W for Apple devices). If you re so inclined to multi-task, the Mi Power Bank does support fast input and output charging at the same time. 2. ) There are two versions of the Mi Power Bank Pro Not many people know that there are two versions of the Mi Power Bank Pro: model number PLM01ZM and PLM03ZM. PLM01ZM was the original model released in. PLM03ZM appeared later in the year in October, and was first offered in a bundle that also included a silicon case to protect the power bank. And recently, Xiaomi has started to sell this PLM03ZM as a standalone version.
The PLM01ZM and PLM03ZM are the same for the most part. However, the newer PLM03ZM s fast charge controller also supports (PLM01ZM only Quick Charge 2. 0). So there will be some gains if you pair it with a QC3. 0 charger (to charge the power bank) or use it to charge a QC3. 0 device. Also, the PLM03ZM supports HiSilicon s Fast Charging Protocol (the PLM01ZM doesn t). This will benefit users who use Huawei phones that support FCP, such as the and. Now, the above isn t so much an issue if you buy from Xiaomi China, because the company is now only selling the PLM03ZM. But many resellers here are still holding on to the PLM01ZM and selling it together with their newer PLM03ZM stock. And they call them by the same name (not wrong) and price them the same (typically marked up to S$40). If you re willing to pay the markup – it costs 149 Yuan, or about S$30, in China – I suppose it s good to know the differences and get the newer model, no? 3. ) What about the Mi Power Bank 2 (PLM02ZM)? For what it s worth, Xiaomi s current 10,000mAh power bank lineup has another 10,000mAh model (PLM02ZM), which is simply known as the Mi Power Bank 2. Available in a black or silver shell, it has the familiar micro-USB input port and USB Type-A output port. This is a Quick Charge 2. 0-capable power bank, with maximum input and output power rated at 18W and 15W respectively. If you ve a Quick Charge 2 device and has no need for USB-C, this non-Pro model is good enough. That s all from me for now in the land of power banks. Updated at 3:30PM, 26th March: Tweaked USB Power Delivery statement in point 1 so that it s easier to understand. And ye shall know the truth. –In the great Intercessory Prayer of John 17, Jesus prays for His disciples: \”Sanctify them in the truth: Thy word is truth\” ( ).
In the answer to the question of Thomas in John 14, He declares, \”I am the way, the truth, and the life\” ( ). It is this thought that is present in the connection between continuance in His word and knowledge of the truth here. These Jews professed to know the truth, and to be the official expounders of it. They had yet to learn that truth was not only a system, but also a power; not only something to be written or spoken, but also something to be felt and lived. If they abide in His word they will indeed be His disciples; living the life of truth, they will gain perception of truth. \”Being true,\” they will \”in love grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ\” ( ). And the truth shall make you free. –Here, as in, truth and holiness are spoken of as correlative. The light of truth dispels the darkness in which lies the stronghold of evil. Sin is the bondage of the powers of the soul, and this bondage is willed because the soul does not see its fearful evil. When it perceives the truth, there comes to it a power which rouses it from its stupor, and strengthens it to break the fetters by which it has been bound. Freedom from the Roman rule was one of the national hopes bound up with Messiah\’s Advent. There is indeed a freedom from a more crushing foe than the legions of Rome. (Comp. ;. ) And ye shall know the truth,. Either the truth of the Gospel, the truth as it is in Jesus; meaning, that they should have a larger knowledge of it, while others are ever learning, and never come to the knowledge of the truth; but the spirit of truth should lead them into all truth, and cause them to grow and increase in Gospel light and knowledge; or Jesus himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life; and the sense is, that they should know more of him, of the dignity of his person, of the nature and usefulness of his offices; of the efficacy of his blood, the excellency of his righteousness, and the fulness of his grace, and that for themselves: and the truth shall make you free; from ignorance and error, and the prejudices of education, under which the whole nation laboured, and from the thraldom of the law. 8:30-36 Such power attended our Lord\’s words, that many were convinced, and professed to believe in him.
He encouraged them to attend his teaching, rely on his promises, and obey his commands, notwithstanding all temptations to evil. Thus doing, they would be his disciples truly; and by the teaching of his word and Spirit, they would learn where their hope and strength lay. Christ spoke of spiritual liberty; but carnal hearts feel no other grievances than those that molest the body, and distress their worldly affairs. Talk to them of their liberty and property, tell them of waste committed upon their lands, or damage done to their houses, and they understand you very well; but speak of the bondage of sin, captivity to Satan, and liberty by Christ; tell of wrong done to their precious souls, and the hazard of their eternal welfare, then you bring strange things to their ears. Jesus plainly reminded them, that the man who practised any sin, was, in fact, a slave to that sin, which was the case with most of them. Christ in the gospel offers us freedom, he has power to do this, and those whom Christ makes free are really so. But often we see persons disputing about liberty of every kind, while they are slaves to some sinful lust.