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FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

  • 5200mAh support most 5V input USB-Charged devices
  • Grade A Battery Cell and premium microchips to ensure the highest quality
  • Protect your device from the over charge, over discharge
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General

Brand
FREMO
Model
P52
Type
Portable Battery

Compatibility

Compatible Phone Manufacturer
Universal

Specification

Capacity
5200 mAh
Amp
1.5 A

Feature

Features
The world's smallest external rechargeable battery with 1.5A output for fast charging.

Fits easily into any bag or pocket; Compact, portable & stylish design.

Easily fits into your bag to provide instant power.

PERFECT for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your mobile devices wherever you are.
Grade A cell and premium microchips ensure high quality.

Premium aluminum case.

Secured battery safety with 4 layers of smart safety protection circuit.

Advanced power lock technology with standby time up to 6 months after fully charged.

500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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1 out of 5 eggsstopped working in 3 days

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: great when it works.

Cons: lasted 3 days

Other Thoughts: I really liked this charger. it charged my iPhone my ipad and light wait small .

3 day after I left a positive review. its battery stopped holding a charge., there is no power any more from it. complete waste

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4 out of 5 eggsNearly Perfect: Update

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: Charges and discharges faster and faster until about a dozen uses and then stays consistent. It initially took over 8 hours to recharge, but now fully recharges in under 6 hours. Built-in protection circuits that prevent it from completely discharging definitely work after my iPad test. The power button definitely starts the charging process on my unit. Some have said it does nothing, but only after pressing the power button do the LEDs blink and my phones show the little lightning bolt of charging.

Cons: Could not charge an iPad 2 completely, but the iPad 2 has over 6500MAh battery so that was predictable...

Other Thoughts: The wife's iPad 2 finally wore itself down to 15% and this unit got it up to 85% in about 3 hours, then the single LED that was left blinking would go off and it appeared to enter a trickle charge state, only adding about 1% more every 15 minutes. Pressing the power button made the single LED start blinking again but only for about 30 seconds, then it shut off. I suspected this was some self defense programming in the charger to keep it from going completely dead (There was no documentation to explain this behavior) so I didn't force the issue once it was no longer productive. All-in-all it did it's job admirably on the iPad and would give a couple more days hard use out of it in a pinch. I hope the batteries inside last for a few years!

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1 out of 5 eggsdefective product, inaccurate description

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: cosmetically the power bank is attractive looking, it has a thick aluminum case, and nice white plastic top and bottom. the style reminds me a lot of apple. specifically the ipads and ipod classics. overall cosmetically it appears to be a high quality piece of equipment. the charging cable is really short though, from one end to the other its just at 8.5 inches long.

Cons: it does not come with a power brick. you will need to already have something with a usb port that you can use to charge it. it states that input is 1amp. meaning they recommend you charge it with a 1 amp usb charger.
if you use something greater than 1amp. such as a common 2amp power brick it might charge faster, but you will reduce the number of times that you will be able to fully charge the unit. it is rated for 500 recharges.
one thing that you cannot determine from simple specs is how well the charger actually works. one figure i was able to figure is the chargers efficiency.
if a battery is rated at 5200mAh you cannot fully charge a different battery rated at 5200mAh. there is always some power that is lost during the charging process. this power bank uses 3.7 volt batteries, wired in parallel. this means that there is a chip inside which has to convert 3.7 volts into 5volts (usb standard)
having to convert one voltage into another hurts efficiency.

I depleted the battery in my 8060mAh, Asus t100 tablet down to 20% battery life. I shut the tablet off and plugged it into the power bank. after about a hour and a half the power bank was depleted. I booted up the tablet and saw it was at 60% charge. which means that the 5200mAh charger only charged the tablet by about 40 % which should be the equivalent to 3224mAh. the charger being rated for 5200mAh means its efficiency for this charge was about 62%
in other words a full charge of 5200mAh on this device only turned into 3224mAh of power. i verified this twice with nearly identical results.
always about 38% of the power was lost during the charge.
i am able to fully charge my Galaxy Note 2 phone with it. but that is expected, as it only has a 3100mAh battery.
recharging the power bank takes about 4 hours on a 1amp adapter, and about 8 hours on a more common 0.5 amp adapter.

Other Thoughts: I am quite a bit late doing my review on this charger, this is the first time i have ever had something fail for no apparent reason after the first use. it came to me with almost a full charge, and i was able to charge it and do one test on it. but it would not recharge after the first use. newegg was nice and sent me a second one to review. props to newegg for being the best.

i opened the broken one to see if i would find any problems. visually, everything looked fine. however In the item description it claims that they use grade A samsung battery cells. this is entirely false. these batteries were made in guangdong china, by the brand BAK. batteries are part number c18650cc. i looked it up, the two companies are unrelated, and these are not samsung cells.
i do not recommend this power bank. aside from there being a outright lie in the item description, there are better options out there. for example, i own one that is rated at 30,000mAh, it has dual usb ports, a built in flashlight, and has a solar panel. it's available here on newegg. and i bought it for less than the cost of this one.

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5 out of 5 eggsNearly Perfect

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: Small Size is great for throwing in a suitcase or briefcase, or glove box. Has enough juice to power two or three modern devices full-on without breaking a sweat. Also charges older devices with superb efficiency. (I charged four older phones on a single charge of this thing.) Universal USB means if your device has a USB charger, you are good to go. High amperage charges everything faster than most "normal" chargers. Aluminum case is very solid and always stays cool even under heavy charge/discharge cycles. Very good deal at $30 in mid-2014.

Cons: Takes 8+ hours to recharge itself. Power button does nothing but wake up LEDs as far as I can tell. The 4 LEDs are the worst thing about this unit: While they do give a decent indication of how much charge you have, they are overly simplistic and not made for telling whether you have 500MAh left or 150MAh. 4 LED units is just not enough of a fuel gauge for when you are in the middle of nowhere and desperate for some mobile juice.
It only comes with one micro USB charging cable. Should have at least come with a new Apple USB, but that would probably double the price of $30 for nothing more than a copyright, so... They are forgiven.

Other Thoughts: This charger is almost perfect: It charges fast, is very small, and holds enough power to charge several devices. It comes with one micro USB cable that's 6" long. That's great for most devices, and at $30 it's fine, but at list price... They should include every imaginable USB cable in existence. On the subject of USB, all formats I tried worked great including and old Apple chargers for an iPod Mini and iPad 2, as well as micro USB for several generations of older phones. a breakdown of how they fared will come in an update to this review when my wife finally kills her iPad and I can get a solid charge time for that.
Otherwise:
HTC One (m8) 2600MAh) from 5% - 120m (WHILE WATCHING STREAMING VIDEO THE WHOLE TIME!)
Galaxy S3 (2100MAh) from 10% - 158m to full ch.
iPhone 5s(1440 MAh) from 15% - 120m
Samsung Reclaim(1000)MAh from 0% - 100m
LG Lotus (800MAh) from 0% - 90m
iPad 2 ratings to come after my wife forgets to charge it...
It performs like a champ and seems to be getting quicker at charging/ discharging as time goes by but I' can't quantify that...
Trust me though that when this thing gets to one LED you are going to want to find some other power source.

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5 out of 5 eggsworks great, light wait extra power when needed

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: works as described, extra power when needed. light wait unlike my other power pack. this is a must for long days and lots of texting and videos.

see other thoughts

Cons: noda

Other Thoughts: first i do have a couple of portable devices , iPhone, iPad i
tested this with, also i have a few power packs to compare this to.

after reading a few reviews there must be some sort of quality control issue for mine works as it should. the aluminum is aligned and the lights work as they should, it charges as it should and quite well. though i have tried a few other power packs from other manufacturers, some with 50+ recharging power of this one and a lessors power packs

this one falls in the category of a few extra charges for the iPhone and this is nice for some times that's all that's needed and it light wait and small enough to carry in packet unlike the larger power packs i have that yes can charge the iPhone 50 times and iPad but its big and ways a ton . ok not a ton but feels like that compared to this unit

i also have a power pack that only recharges the phone once or twice and its small yet almost ways the same as this unit

that's what i like so much about this power pack its light wait and small enough not to be bulging out of your packet or jacket packet. it will charge the phone around 4 - 5 times .

its simple plug in the usb power cord to this device and to the device you need to charge then press the button on this power pack and that's it , it starts charging, the lights flash as long as its charging. now the iPhone and iPad with not stop charging , after the battery is charge they use the usb power cord for power, so the lights will stay on and it will drain the battery until you either press the power button on this or unplug the usb cord.

the fact that it charges an ipad yet its only ratted at 1.5a and the ipad uses 2a is very good . none of the other chargers i have will do that .

there are 4 lights on this power pack that tell you when its charging and they also tell you how much power is left , the less power, the less lights goes from 4 lights to 3 then 2 then 1 then out of power

the unit i received works perfect no issues what so ever. i am very happy with it and now its nice to have extra power with me and not have a big heavy bulky power pack larger then a pack of cigarettes. side not the larger power pack that is top ratted at amaz-n.com, like thousands of positive customer reviews, i did have issue with it has a 1 amp usb and a 2 amp usb and for the life of me i can never gets its 2 amp usb to work. they even sent me 3 new units under warranty all with same issue. so i kept it anyway since it worked at charging with its 1amp usb outlet but that wont charge my ipad and yet this one will .

it charges iPhone and iPad as fast as charging from the wall power outlet, seems a little faster actually

so as far as i can see this charger works as described even beyond its specs. its materials are high quality and assembled and works as it should.

i am pleased with this item and yes i would recommend or even buy one if need be

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4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: Great little power bank thats useful if you go extended periods of time without access to an outlet.

-5200mah battery. (not the biggest but big enough)
-Samsung battery cells(i'm no electrician, but samsung tends to make some premium products.)
-Aluminum case
-pretty much compatible with any device
-LED lights(annoying to have sometimes but worth it to have)
-charges devices pretty fast

Cons: Aluminum housing not flush with the top and bottom panels. Doesn't effect performance or use of device but it just does not look good.

The LED's never stop! Pushing the power button does 2 things,

if your device is attached to a tablet and you push the power button it starts to charge whatever is plugged in. Cool.

But if you push the power button when nothing is plugged in the LED status lights constantly light up for what seems to be like a solid 5 minutes of blinking with no way to stop. Plugging it in to charge keeps the lights on as well until it's charged.

Takes awhile to charge the bank up. 3 hours on a wall charger and 4 and a half on usb off my computer.

Other Thoughts: Overall this thing is pretty handy to have, but then again, aren't any old power banks?

The aluminum housing reminds me of the old ipod nanos, just thicker. Has the same feel to them.

5200mah is not a ton, but it's enough to charge your device at least once, twice if you don't have a big battery in whatever it is you're charging. My hp slate 7 extreme tablet can be charged twice before draining the battery twice and my samsung galaxy s2 can be charged one and a half times before draining the battery.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid power supply for micro usb only

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: 5200mAh
Samsung Battery Cells
Looks great in brushed aluminum and white plastic
Easy to use
Quick to recharge devices via micro usb
Over-charge and over-discharge protection
LED Status lights

Cons: Takes time to charge via usb
No usb to mains socket installed
Only micro usb adapter included
Power button does not do anything
Poor instructions

Other Thoughts: I am a true road warrior usually traveling around 80,000 miles each year and I travel with a number of electronic devices including an Android phone and tablet, iPhone and laptop. I am constantly on the hunt for power sources! Extended batteries are very important to me and this battery has a large 5200mAh capacity and looks great in brushed aluminum and white plastic. It is easy to hide away as it is only about 3in long and 1.5in wide and it holds its charge well.

To charge the battery its cable is plugged in to a free usb socket on a desktop or laptop. To charge a device, the usb cable is reversed and the micro usb adapter is plugged in to the device. Led's show how much charge the battery has left.
It does take a fairly long time to charge the device via usb, I measured around 3 hours 45mins once the battery had been depleted. Once charged I was able to get good use from the battery and was able to charge up my Galaxy Nexus once and run my LG Gpad for a further 4 hours more than usual by having the battery pack attached while the tablet was in use. I have still not worked out what use the on/off button is but I can easily overlook this.

I would not pay full price for this extended battery, however with the current price reduction it is a steal.

One egg off for no usb-> mains adapter and inclusion of only one cable (micro usb) for charging devices. I would like to see other charging cables for iPhones and iPads.....

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3 out of 5 eggsIt Does What It Says

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: This was able to charge my Droid Razr Maxx twice from about a half charge.

The aluminum construction gives this unit a real solid feel.

This charges my phone super fast. The app on my phone says it is charging at 1.3A, that is faster than the wall charger that came with my phone. My wall charger only charges my phone at 0.8A.

It says in the instructions that the battery bank will turn off when charging is complete. I think what they meant is that it will stop charging the device because mine didn't turn off, but it did stop fast charging my phone. It switch into a "trickle charge" type of mode to keep my phone at 100%, but not overcharge the phone. This behavior is just like a real charger, which I like. Though I'm not sure if this is a function of the battery bank or the phone, because even the cheapest of chargers does this, so I think this is actually built into the phone. Either way, I think this behavior is the best way to do it. I don't think I'd like this as much if it just charged my phone to 100% then turned off and let the phone die.

Cons: Instructions are extremely lacking. It tells you what the LED lights represent and how to hook things up, but doesn't mention what the power button does. I couldn't actually figure out what the power button does, it doesn't turn the unit off and the unit seems to power itself on when something is connected.

Mine had a large glob of glue coming out of the bottom between the aluminum and the plastic end caps. It was easily peeled off, but it was very unsightly and left a little residue behind.

It seems to take a really long time to charge the power bank. While it would charge my phone in about an hour, it took over two hours to charge the power bank back up. I think this is partially due to the fact that the power bank will only take 1.0A of power input.

Other Thoughts: I live in an area that has frequent power outages. I also use my phone for an alarm clock. Those two things have gotten me in trouble for oversleeping many times. I actually think this will be a useful. I plan to plug my phone into this battery bank overnight to charge, so even if the power goes out, my phone will still charge and be on in the morning. Then I'll charge the battery bank during the day while I'm at work.

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1 out of 5 eggsScud P52

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: It's portable power to recharge or run usb compatible devices. Aluminum casing is nice. pocket size.

Cons: Power button useless, doesn't seem to do anything.
Device is supposed to automatically shutoff once fully charged. It does not! Seems cheaply constructed. seems like the junk you see on the counters at gas stations and at walgreens and cvs. spend $40 and throw it away. then hate yourself for wasting $40.
Instructions are a joke.

Other Thoughts: Unit does work aside from the power button issue and the
slap dash instruction sheet. as for would I stand by this and say it's a good buy or reliable? No I would not. this is one of those items someone gets you at xmas and you try to look up info on and can find nothing. I would take a hard pass on this! it's fine as a gift I guess. but to buy for yourself absolutely not! And sorry Scud but this unit doesn't even look as nice as your previous models. I wanted to rave about this product but I just can't do it. One egg only cause it does power devices and charges. 4 eggs taken cause power button does nothing, instructions a joke, item not even listed on their own website yet, cheap construction other than the aluminum.

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5 out of 5 eggsCompact, attractive, powerful, portable power bank

This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)

Pros: While the market for portable power banks is generally static, the SCUD P52 does edge out the competition on a number of small fronts that makes it a worthwhile contender and worthwhile your consideration. With the capability to deliver hold 5200 mi1liampere-hour (mAh) of power, output current at 1.5 amperes, and its small size, the P52 can recharge your mobile devices with ease.

The P52 is housed in a sturdy and fingerprint resistant aluminum casing with a micro-USB input/charge port, a regular USB output/discharge port, a power button, and 4 small LEDs. It measures roughly the length/width of a deck of cards and about thickness of a cigarette pack. A small flat USB male to micro-USB male cable is included and can be used to charge the P52 and discharge the P52 if your device uses a micro-USB connection (or you're using an appropriate USB-to- whatever you require adapter).

The P52 can be charged with the provided micro-USB cable connected to a powered USB port on a computer or with any AC adapter. You can use any micro-USB you desire if you find the length of the provided cable inadequate (it appears to be roughly 8 inches in length). Any USB-capable AC adapter can be used to charge the P52. Because the output/discharge port of the P52 is standard USB you can use any USB cable to charge your device (apple proprietary cables included). This truly makes the P52 a universal power bank.

The round power button is pressed to turn the P52 on and off. The 4 LEDs indicate charging status and charge remaining while the unit is discharging. They are not overly bright and give a quick visual indicator of roughly the power level of the P52 and/or its charging status.

The P52 will automatically start charging once it is connected to a device and will automatically turn itself off when the device is fully charged.

Cons: Cables in the box only include the short micro-USB cable. It would have been nice if SCUD would have provided a longer cable and/or some common adapters to use with this supplied cable (mini-USB, apple proprietary, etc.); of course, this would raise the cost of the unit overall. Moreover, with the ubiquity of USB cables of many types and lengths available in the marketplace for such low cost this overall does not warrant the loss of an egg in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: In my testing I was able to fully charge my Galaxy S3 to 100% two times, and the remainder of the power bank gave me 58% phone charge before being completely discharged. Of course, the number of times and/or percentage charged for your device will vary depending on the receiving units battery life, capacity, temperature, use, etc. But the 5200 mAh capacity of the P52 should give most modern smart phones at least 2 full charges plus a little extra based on the current smart phone battery technology and capacity being deployed today.

Overall, the small size, nice aluminum casing, and amount of power delivered for the price is hard to beat versus other similar power banks with the same capacity. This power bank is a great value for one who requires an extra few charges to a smart phone or other battery powered device. Great job SCUD!

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