Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 10,000mAh and the Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 20,000mAh in the fourth quarter of 2,016. Two power banks have received great popularity in the market. In December 2017, the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) has been launched.
The following are the specs of the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh). Product model: PLM09ZM; capacity: 10,000mAh 3.7V (37Wh); rated capacity: 6,500mAh 5.1V (Type 1A); input interface: Micro-USB; output interface: USB-A; input parameter: 5V 2.0A/9V 2.0A/12V 1.5A; output parameter: 2×5.1V 2.4A/9V 1.6A MAX/12 V 1.2A MAX; product size: 147×71.2×14.2mm.
Now, we will start the teardown of the new Xiaomi Power 2 1,000mAh and see its internal structure.
First of all remove the white plate both on the top and bottom of the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh).
After removing the white plate at the bottom two Philip’s head screws can be seen in the plastic housing.
The Philip’s head screw closely connects the plastic housing at the bottom and internal framework so as to fix the whole structure.
After removing the screws, the internal framework can be pulled out. Then all the components in the internal structure can be seen.
The battery and PCB have been individually wrapped by internal framework. The chip is covered with sponge cushion tape which is used to prevent friction.
The new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 1,000mAh sports a 4.2V monolithic lithium battery with a capacity of 10,000mAh. The battery is manufactured by Tianjin Lishen Battery. Its batch number is N22.
To guarantee more accurate temperature detection the NTC temperature probe directly contacts the batter.
The battery is stuck with plastic housing by double-sided adhesive.
The plastic housing uses ABS+PC material which has good performance both on toughness and hardness.
The ZMJ F8216AUBN, a 24-pin microcontroller developed by Zimi Electronics Technology, differs from the previous 20-pin microcontroller.
The ZMI P03Q7VQ is a power management chip developed by Zimi Electronics Technology. The chip’s specification is not open to the public. Its old model is PO2Q6RB.
The silk screen ZMY6K is customized faster charging chip- FP6601m.
Silk screen 5055F
Two output ports with independent current-limiting protection.
Xiaomi’s customized copper USB-A output has good quality.
Both the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) and the Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) are priced at CNY 75 (approximately $12). But the new Xiaomi Power Bank provides Micro-USB and dual USB-A ports, which is more convenient to charge multi devices. Besides, although the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 1,000mAh and old model uses the same battery brand, their battery specifications differ from each other. The old model uses the M74 4.4V 38.5Wh high-density lithium battery, while the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) uses the N22 4.2V 37Wh conventional lithium battery. The new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) battery volume is larger than the old model’s in despite that they have the same capacity. In general, the new Xiaomi Power Bank 2 (10,000mAh) has better cost performance than the old model.