Nitecore NB10000 Review
Sep 3, 2022 at 5:26 pm #3759147Mark DBPL Member
Nope. Yeah, you’d think Nitecore would be able to accommodate these extremely common backpacking electronic devices but, sadly, no.
You’re grasping at straws trying to find ways (settings, hacks, workarounds) to make it actually work-work. If there was a straw available … at least ONE of the Lumen people would have given it to me.
After much trial and error, and repeated calls and emails with Nitecore/Lumen, they toe a party line and state this “may be an issue for you,” and continue reading from an obviously pre-prepared script (same words, multiple contacts, multiple people) on this issue … “this is not considered a defect on this product.”
They’ve even dug up electronics article links that make it sound like a quasi-good thing, citing heat and over-charging risk, etc.
I personally NEVER listen to someone telling me their product’s shortfall is actually a great thing. lol
I think we can all agree if it was a great thing they are unable to automatically fully charge a device they’d put it at the top of their brochure. And if they could charge multiple levels for different devices they’d make a “knob” and advertise it as a “unique feature.” This is not a feature, this is a bug that will likely be fixed in future generations of the product line.
Net-net: Why pay 30% more for a 20,000 mAh bank that doesn’t really work … only to save 20 grams?
The Anker (in fact all of my Ankers) just plain work. Anker’s been at it for over a decade, is the category household name, and have a couple hundred million devices out there … why did I fight it? Why would you?Sep 3, 2022 at 7:31 pm #3759153Brian TBPL Member
Interesting experience and sounds like an unfortunate response from Nitecore. That’s too bad, but it sounds like you’ve found something that works for you though, so that’s good.Sep 4, 2022 at 7:53 am #3759160Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Samsung Galaxy has an option to stop charging at 85%??? I’ll have to go figure that out.Aug 28, 2023 at 3:28 pm #3787924GRBPL Member
Some people mentioned the NB10000 Gen2 in this thread. Saw a thread over in Reddit, if you accidentally hold down the power button for 15 seconds the powerbank will stop functioning until you recharge it! Confirmed it on mine.
If you are out on a trip and it could die on you by being pushed around im your backpack!Aug 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm #3787927Brad WBPL Member
That is a strange bug. Needs to be reported to Nitecore.Aug 28, 2023 at 4:23 pm #3787928GRBPL Member
It’s for sure a bug. It looks like a little paper with FAQ is being included in purchases from the nitecorestore.com thats says (in more words): “Avoid holding the button down for long periods”.Aug 28, 2023 at 6:13 pm #3787935Matthew / BPLModerator
Wow that is a dealbreaker. Glad my first generation model is still working fineAug 28, 2023 at 8:38 pm #3787945Richard NBPL Member
I’ve found the best way to wrangle devices is to charge to 80-90% in the evening, then leave the phone in low power airplane mode until the morning. Drops a handful of percent, doesn’t hit the delayed charge setting or other nonsense. Charging between stopping for the night and going to sleep should be enough, and if you carry a solar charger you can still top off the bank during the day.
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