Review: BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

About a month ago BlitzWolf sent me the BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank for me to review. The new power bank arrived just over a week ago. After a week of heavy use here are my results from a real world test.

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank – Features

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

The BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank is a Qualcomm certified quick charger that uses the NT6008/IP5318 fast charging chip. The NT6008/IP5318 chip supports QC.30 fast charge and is backwards compatible with Qualcomm Quick standard charging devices.

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

In addition to those great features, the BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank comes with an 18-month warranty.

 Specifications – Taken from Bangood sales page:
Brand: BlitzWolf®
Model: BW-P5
Capacity: 15600mAh/57.75Wh
Power: 18W
Battery Type: 3.7V 2600mAh 18650 Battery Cell *6
Input: 5V/2A (max)
Power3S Output:2.4A(max)
QC Output: 3.6-6.5V/3A,6.5-9V/2A,9-12V/1.5A (QC3.0)
Charging time: About 10 hours (with 5V/2A Charger)
Size: 168 X 61.5 X 21.3 mm
Weight: 420 (not include package)
Certification: CE,FCC,RoSH,Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

Package Includes:
1 * BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh QC3.0 Power Bank
1 * Micro USB Charging Cable
1 * User Manual
1 * Warranty Card

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank – Review

As I mentioned before, about a month ago BlitzWolf sent me a BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank from one of the Banggood  Warehouses in China to review.

When the package arrived I noticed how heavy the power bank was and that was a good sign. From experience, power banks of this size weigh a bit more than the lower mAh battery sized chargers.

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

As to the packaging, its a simple but elegant frustration free packaging gives you a great display as you open up the box and look through the contents. Everything is individually wrapped or secured in its own spot in the box so it won’t get damaged while being handled before opening.

I pulled out the power block and noticed that the case is a painted blue metal case with two USB ports, one micro-USB port, LED status lights, and the power button. All put together for easy operation and designed to last. The paint was nicely done but it does scratch rather easily. If the unit was black it would hide the scratches.

The Micro-USB cord that came with the BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank is 22 inches long. That’s about 20 inches longer than many of the competitors’ stock USB Cables. The cable doesn’t look like its one of their advertised durable braided quick charge cables, but its a nice cable and does quick charge your devices.

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

Most power blocks come about half charged from the factory and this one is no different. I pressed the power button to check the charge status. Only two LED lights came on. For a complete charge all the lights need to be on.

Before using the power bank, I charged it up. It took about five hours to completely charge. Its noted in the manual that it can take about ten hours to charge. I used my Anker Quick Charge Hub and BlitzWolf stock USB cable to charge through the last week. I found for a complete a charge it takes about 9 hours. During the charging process the device stays cool to the touch.

To test how well it charges mobile devices I used my LG G4, Asus Transformer T100TAF upgraded to Windows 10, Apple iPad, and iPhone 5. All devices had data (if the device had it), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth turned on. I ran all my devices down to 20% and plugged them in with the supplied cable.

My LG G4 charges in less than an hour and registers as a quick charge each time. It takes me about 45 minutes to get to work so I ran some active tests to see how well the charging works under strain. I ran Waze, spotify, and had the screen brightness at 100% and the device charged to 80% and still showed a status of 4 lights on the power block!

I then ran the device down to 0% and charged it up. It took just over an hour to charge.  Once the device hit 100% I ran it down to 20% and plugged it in while surfing the net, using Photoshop Express, and posting images to social media sites. The power bank still charged my phone and it only took an hour to do that.

For a real world test I took my device with me on a dog walk. The walk was about an hour and half. During the test, I ran MapMyFitness and AllTrails.com for GPS map tracking and Spotify connected to my Anker Sound Bud Slims. From past experiences, this setup can run my phone down to zero in about an hour, it could be faster if I have to take out my phone and use it during this time. Due to the BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank size and weight, I had to put the power bank in my back pocket and the phone in a front pocket. At first I could feel the weight. But after about five minutes I forgot about the weight, I just noticed that it pulled on my pants a little. At the end of my walk, I checked the battery status and the phones charge percentage. The phone was at 100% and the battery bank had only dropped to 3 lights.

BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank

For my final test, I took a back woods hike at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge near Sherman, Texas. I was there for about 2 hours. The weather was hot and humid. I stored the power bank and phone in my backpack and I ran the same test with as much power strain on the phone as I could. The power bank came back with the same results. The only difference was both the battery bank and phone were a little warm. This could because how warm it was outside and I had stored in a bag with very little ventilation.

If I start charging my phone at 20% and not touch or use it through out the charge, I get about 7 to 8 charges out of it. If I start at 0% or use my device while it charges I get 5 or 6 charges out of it.

I didn’t do much testing with the iPhone 5, or iPad, or my Asus tablet. I did some basic charging and found the iPhone 5 charged quickly and the iPad charged (iPad got the slow charge bug during the tests). My Asus tablet charged a lot slower speed. From 20% it took almost 5 hours (I need to retest, the Asus is very picky on what devices charges it the fastest) and used about half of the power bank. During this charge, I charged my LG G4 on the second port at the same time. It charged the phone from 50% to 100% in about 20 minutes.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am impressed with the BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank. Its powerful, its well made, looks good, it charges quick, safely and holds a large charge to get through a long flight or day or two of off-grid camping. It will charge your cell phones and your tablets one at time or both at the same time.

I have only two issues with the device. Its to easy it to scratch the surface. The device needs a case or protective sleeve to store it in. It should either be an add on purchase or added into the included items in the package.

The other issue is the power button. When you plug in a device to charge you need to hit the power button to start charging. If you don’t hit the power button, it just sits there. I’ve forgotten a few times to start the charging process. It gets annoying if you forget during a critical time and expect to have a good charge and not have one.

As with most smart power banks the device does shot down after charge is complete.

I highly recommend this power bank. To learn more, check out Blitzwolf’s product page. To purchase, you can one  from Banggood or from Amazon (currently sold out). If you purchase from Banggood you can use coupon code BGBWP5 at check to receive 19% off the already discounted price! But this coupon code is only good until May 31st, 2017.


About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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