Lenovo PA 10400 PowerBank

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For those who purchased the Lenovo laptops during diwali they must have availed the offer which included 2 years additional warranty plus a 10,000mAh power bank. Well I sure definitely did, and after over a month of registering i finally got hold of the Lenovo PA 10400 power bank.

 PowerBank PA 10400

Pros

  • Decent Build Quality
  • Powerful battery pack
  • Can charge 2 devices simultaneously

 

Cons

  • Complete dirt magnet
  • Charging the PowerBank is slower

First Impressions, the power bank is a bit longer than than my 4.3 inch Galaxy S2, so all those with a smartphone approximately 5 inches, won’t have complains. It is definitely well built but the one i received was white is color, which may get dirty easily, dunno if the others too got the white one.

 

Specs

  • Storage – 10,400 mAh (@ 37.44 WH)
  • Micro USB port – 5V 2.0 Amp
  • USB Port – 5V 2.1 Amp

 

In Box Contents

  • Power Bank 10,400 mAh
  • USB to micro USB Cord
  • Paperwork (Manual)

 

Design

The lenovo power bank is slightly heavy, heavier than a smartphone approx. 200gms. Dimensions 14.05 x 6.37 x 2.16 cm which is compact but not shaped like an external Hardware, it’s width is similar to the smartphone thus holding both simultaneously won’t be an issue. The battery is encased in a more plasticy casing, but there are no sharp edge as such.

On the top face you have the brand name printed in greyish shade and on the side you have the back lit indicator showing the current back up available in the power bank. On the right you have the power button along with the micro USB port. On the bottom side you have 2 USB port indicating 5V 2.1 Amp output, which makes it a high speed charging unit.

 

Battery Life

The no. of charges depends on the rating of your smartphone battery, for Smartphones less than 2000 mAh batteries, 4 to 5 times, anything more than 2000 mAh, 2 to 3 times. The store guys claimed that this can charge a laptop too, but the box does not contain an adapter or a cord for the same. Hope you do get such cords readily available in the market.

3 Days down and the lenovo power bank already getting messy. It’s a complete dirt magnet, may it be the power bank itself or the cord. Well you can always clean it with a moist cloth, but still to do it on a regular basis is quiet irritating. Charge time varies from 4 to 5 hours, mainly depends on the charger rating, the one I am using is a 2.0 Amp (fast charger). If you using a charger rated lower than 2 Amp do expect more time.

 

Conclusion

With a price tag of 4,599 INR the Lenovo PA 10400 power bank is definitely worth the buy, but wait here’s a catch, you will definitely get this under the MRP and on online stores you’ll find these for 1,999 INR, which is definitely a deal breaker. (Please make sure with the terms and conditions as lenovo does not promote buying devices from online stores).

There are other brands which provide the same capacity power banks, Ambrane, Mi, Sony, Samsung etc. I haven’t personally used any other but noticed few are extreme expensive while others are not built with shear quality. This one is a perfect blend of both worlds.

Shaneel Karia

Founder at 3Deometry Innovations a 3D Printer Manufacturing firm. Loves Biking, collecting coins. A lil bit into sports and a Force India supporter in Formula One. Loves sharing uninfluenced reviews on products.

21 comments
aryak
aryak

how can i konw the power bank is fully charged? 

Supreet
Supreet

Just bought this product from cloudtrail from amazon as i had to travel abroad , now as soon as i switch it on , it automatically switches off , now what i need to do for this product , this has spoiled my trip , please help how to get this sorted.

Stephen martins
Stephen martins

how can we know that the power bank is charging.... it is just irritating... who will Knw if d chager is not working... I have brought it today and I think it is not working as it should be..... there is no blink of light before charging... so what should I suggest... I want a answer to that

reviewsmaniac
reviewsmaniac moderator

@Stephen martins Hello SIr,

Really sorry for the late reply. Usually the LED lights blink while charging. Request for a replacement if possible.


Would like to inform everyone time and again please buy genuine products from genuine sellers. WS retail on Flipkart and Cloudtail on Amazon are highly recommended sellers.

TharunkumarTharun
TharunkumarTharun

How could wee know that the power bank Is power off or in power on?? totally confused help me !!

Krishnah
Krishnah

I advise all to be careful and cautious while power banks online since most of them are fakes especially the batteries. It it is mentioned 10000 mAhs, and if you check inside it will show only 6000 mahs and the charger will not function properly for even three months. Hence go for a branded item and that too from an authorised mobile shop, even the if the price is higher than the online ones


Thomas Garner
Thomas Garner

I see Lenovo k3 Note mobile is selling hot cakes I guess lenovo power bank will also rule it looks ok to me 

Sushant Ariel
Sushant Ariel

I just got this device.. And when I am plugging the charger to. Charge my power bank nothing is happening. How would I know whether the device is charging or not.

CAKratiAmeriya
CAKratiAmeriya

can anybody jus tell me...wat is the se of power button in  it...bcz acc to me its of no use. as, as soon as i plug in the with my fone. it starts charging 


reviewsmaniac
reviewsmaniac moderator

@CAKratiAmeriya Hello, the power button is provided for you to know how much charge is left through the LED lights. There are 4 LED lights signifying 25% of charge left for each LED.

amit
amit

Where can i get a copy of the manual in english??


reviewsmaniac
reviewsmaniac moderator

@amit Sorry Sir but could not find any user manual in English. The one received by us is in Chinese.

rakesh
rakesh

Hi....I bought lenovo 10400 mah power bank 2 days back. I want to know that the two outputs provided are 2.1 Amp's or less.. If one of the two is 2.1Amp, then where is it...top or below...plz reply me

Prashants3
Prashants3

I received the Power Bank yesterday only (part of Lenovo Diwali Offer). This is also white. The Manual & other papers are in Chinese only, hence of no use.

I do have a 2A charger (to charge iPad) and that can be used to charge this Power Bank. But can I charge this with normal mobile chargers? Let it take longer but will it really charge???? (as they have just around 500mA rating only).

reviewsmaniac
reviewsmaniac moderator

@Prashants3 

Hello Prashant
To answer your query, Yes you can charge them with lower rated chargers but as you mentioned they will be relatively slow.
But I personally would not recommend it.

Vinod k arora
Vinod k arora

Me too received the White one. But why they have not supplied the charger of requisite capacity? I have already written to Lenovo enquiring about the charging. Reply yet to be received.

Vinod k arora