Whilst looking into the XTAR battery chargers, I came across the XTAR EU4, which offers QC3.0, 2 x USB 2.4A and USB C (PD) ports… although the QC and PD capability is a bit limited (i.e. QC has no 20V capability, and PD current is limited to 20V 2.25A (45W)), but not by much…
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XTAR… I was looking into getting a upgrade to my agéd yet venerable XTAR VC2 (which was able to resurrect a dead LiPo, see Reviving a dead 18650 LiPo) and I was perusing the XTAR Official Store on AliExpress. Now, while the newer products are all really rather good, there seem to be some inconsistencies between the XTAR product range and the naming.
Continue reading Is the XTAR product department confused?
Remember “Super Size Me”? Well this is Pocket/Wallet/Card* size me…
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ESR Meters… Is there something better than the MESR-100, or is it the Bee’s Knees (for the price)? Continue reading Capacitance checker
I bought a USB caddy with a 500GB SATA 2.5″ HDD inside.
Philips SDF3271SC/97 which may or may not be an original or a clone. It has a Mini USB connector, rather than a MicroUSB, which is an indicator of its age. It won’t mount on OSX 10.8.5
Continue reading Faulty USB caddy on OSX
I bought a Zhoaxin TXN-1502D (15 V 2 A) for 250 baht in Talat Din Daeng. It is a similar unit to the Baku (or Yaxun) PS-1502DD, with a linear supply, rather than SMPS. Somewhat typically for something purchased from the market, it has a number of issues…
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The Dell E1912H requires a resolution of 1366×768 @ 60 Hz (as shown in the monitor’s own message when the host tried to sync an oversized resolution):
Continue reading MacBook Pro (Santa Rosa) and a Dell E1912H