Joined on 08/23/21
Pros: Small, light and has the needed capacity Comes with a cable! You don't have to download any software if you don't need/want the extra functionality of setting security. Power from the connected hardware, no extra cable or adapter required
Cons: My laptop with Windows 8.1 wouldn't even recognize it when first connected. Just not there in Explorer. Connected to my tower with Windows 10 and it was recognized. Reformatted from exFAT (as shipped) to NTFS and then it was recognized by everything.
Overall Review: I use it as a a local network drive connected to an ASUS RT-AC66U router for my small business. Once you map the drive, it is accessible to share files between multiple users with Windows 7/8/10 as well as Mac OS - tested as I have users with all these varied and archaic hardware.
Good battery - Follow the instructions
Pros: It arrived on time and it fit perfect. The computer recognized it and it worked.
Cons: The instructions for cycling and conditioning the battery should be explained in greater detail. This is not a quick plug'n'play process if you want to get out of the battery what it really can deliver.
Overall Review: When I first installed the battery I wasn't impressed, it only charged to a capacity slightly higher than the 10 year old OEM battery it was replacing. I cycled it, but probably didn't do it exactly right. After 4 months it was only charging to 50% of rated capacity and I thought something was wrong. Before starting a warranty claim I re-did the cycling but more thoroughly. It would get to 7% capacity and that's when I was plugging it in to charge. Use Performance Monitor in Windows to really see what is happening. It would get to 7% and then stay there for as long as an hour, remaining capacity flat-lined at 2300 even with the computer running and the display on. Leave it on until it shuts down. On the next full charge I was back to 66% - redid the cycle again all the way down to shut down and on the next recharge up to 90%. Next cycle the laptop stayed on for 9 hours but still had a flat-line at 7% for the last 20 minutes. Again a long overnight charge and the capacity is back up to 100%. So long story short, there was nothing wrong with the battery. The problem was with my initial conditioning and I suspect it wants to be run all the way down and fully charged at least once every month or two in order to maintain maximum battery performance. Like the instructions very briefly in very small print say.
Good upgrade from RT-N66U
Pros: Setup was very easy, prompted me to upload configuration file from older ASUS Rt-N66U which saved a lot of time in settings. Same footprint and mounting as older router so I didn't have to change any physical cabling. Allowed the connection of a 500Gb SSD with USB3.0 for a "local cloud storage" for sharing files between multiple local users on our Intranet
Cons: Takes longer to boot up than the older router. I don't leave it on 24/7 and will have to adjust to turning it on a few minutes before I need to use it. Neither this new router nor the old RT-N66U is able to tether by USB from my LG G7 One directly for access as a USB WAN. So I still use a RT-N12 in repeater mode to act as go between. Annoying but probably something to do with the phone, not the networking hardware
Overall Review: I'm glad I bought it, even if I didn't have to. old RT-N66U was bought in January, 2014 and still works great. But getting old, and the opportunity to upgrade to a modern unit for less than I originally paid 7 years ago was a deal. I have a rural property and the ability to connect to the router when my tablet is over 150ft away and on the opposite side of the building is awesome power.
Saved me a bunch of money
Pros: Easy to use, already comes pre-set for single cylinder 4 stroke gas engine Can be set for 2 stroke if I want to setup a chainsaw or weed whacker, can also be set for big 4 stroke V-Twin Instructions are easy, sensor cable is plenty long enough Out of the box will display RPM Accurate and stable reading within 10 rpm - taking into account lag Simple - Looks like it can rattle around in the tool box and not get destroyed, a zip lok baggie is enough to keep it safe
Cons: All minor- Doesn't switch from hourmeter to RPM mode? Hours only read after engine turns off. Battery is internal, not replaceable - for this N model Would be nice to have a different way to secure sensor cable tail other than zip tie for ease of moving from one engine to another. maybe a little plastic clip? Lag in response - you need to make adjustments and wait for display to stabilize, maybe 5 secs tops - it's not a Stewart-Warner analog race tach
Overall Review: I had to replace the carb on a Honda-powered conventional generator that was 20 years old. After installing the new carb, the RPM need to be set to get something close to 3600rpm to get 60Hz, it is not an inverter generator. I was able to set the no load and full load RPM with this item. Saved having to take it to a shop just to set RPM. Was over 4000 rpm when I first checked - you can't set it "by ear" unless you like to fry things Arrived within time expectation, packaging was more than adequate. Take a pic of the instructions and store on phone. only 1 page.
Pros: - Fit exactly. - Laptop recognized the battery - As I write this, the meter says 2hr 59min (68%) remaining which is a big improvement - Came with instructions regarding charge/discharge cycles to follow to normalize the meter - Received in 5 days
Overall Review: I will probably get another of the same manufacture for my Toshiba laptop which is also old and suffering from short battery life.