For a number of years, we have moved from 5W USB adapters to the standard, to iPads and Nintendo Switches being chargeable at 18W, to modern laptops with up to 140W. This explosion of charging prices on a (USB) fixed USB connector has been good for consumers who are now able to charge their items with one or two well-fixed adapters. But, it is designed to choose the right electrical bank to make all your equipment more convenient on the go.
Enter Elecjet, a small company that has created a niche for itself using graphene in adapters and electronic banks. It launched its first “graphene-battery-powered bank” in Indiegogo in 2019, and is now back with Elecjet Apollo Ultra. It is a 37Wh (10,000mAh) power bank with several well-known specifications: It can be tuned at 100W, and can output up to 87W through its two ports.
The numbers are too many. On the output side, most 10,000mAh batteries are over 18W; and only chunkier chargers that reach speeds like 65W. On the input side, you are looking around 30W like a high-capacity charging port. (There is a market for “laptop power plants,” which can meet and sometimes the best Elecjet numbers, but are usually more unit units.)
My most powerful bank at the moment is the 20,000mAh Anker PowerCore, which comes out around 25W and puts in 30W. Although it is twice the amount of graphene, after about a month of using the Elecjet device that sent me, I do not want to go back.
Before I get into this, what does “graphene-added battery” mean? Elecjet picks up lithium cells inside any device these days, and plays with chemistry. “Graphene-type cells,” mix the graphene solution with lithium in the cathode, and add other graphene components to the anode coating.
The benefits of graphene spraying are very good in terms of size. Because of its resistance to lower and lower fat loss, Elecjet graphene-lithium cells can charge up to five times faster, and run five times faster, but with about 25 percent less energy than regular lithium. As a result, graphene batteries are faster and cooler, but have a lower or greater capacity compared to conventional batteries.
I am not about to push the Apollo Ultra up to its 87W limit. The devices I need to charge frequently are the iPhone 12, Nintendo Switch and M1 MacBook Air. It happily pays for my Nintendo Switch to 18W, my iPhone to 20W, and my MacBook Air for about 45W.
The last one is a lot higher than the camera that came with the MacBook Air, but when I connected the 65W Apple camera from the MacBook Pro, I saw the same, which is why it seems to be a safe battery. I tested it on my friend’s 13-inch MacBook Pro, however, I found that it managed to charge it at the same speed as the 65W charger it came with, so I have no reason to doubt what it produced.
In terms of claims, this is a bit complicated, but the Apollo Ultra USB-C port produces up to 65W, and its USB-A port can hold up to 18W. With power the PPS can output at 68.25W, but none of these combinations add up to the 87W it is said to have produced.
Side aside, the biggest benefit for me is how you can recharge the battery faster. I forget a lot, and I often plan to leave home with my phone on a low battery, and then I go to pick up my electric bank to find out you don’t have one. I hope this will still happen, because if I have not studied for 36 years to prepare for life fully, I do not want to change now.
But being able to pay for Apollo Ultra very quickly means that it is not an issue. Connecting for seven to seven minutes gives me enough water to charge my iPhone from red to 100 percent, and honestly even a few minutes before I left the door took me home without my phone dying for me. Although the production units only have 87W inputs (and it took about 35 minutes to charge), the final copy, 100W will charge from 0 to full within half an hour. It is like a net to protect me from my foolishness.
Its small size, compared to my regular bank, is extra. At 130 x 68mm, the Elecjet bank has the same shape as the iPhone 13 mini, and is approximately 17mm. It is available in most pockets, or even jackets, which I can not say about my Anker. It is also, in my opinion, attractive to the electric bank, with good white and black plastics, as well as a proper display that shows the amount of battery. After many years of predicting how much power is left with four smaller LEDs, having more accurate degrees is a good thing.
For whatever I love about its size and design, there is nothing we can do to say that the quantity of Apollo Ultra is very low. It can handle up to two-thirds of the price of a MacBook Air, two and a few Switch charges, or three charge charges for a smartphone. That’s… absolutely good.. But the advantages of charging something at 65W are small when the battery comes out in 35 minutes at the same rate.
What I want is impossible with modern technology: Something like this, doing well, but doubling. In the future, Elecjet says it will be able to make the electrical component smaller to reduce the volume problem, and it also has a “new battery under coating” that can be closer to the size of a fixed cell.
In the meantime, it would be good to see Elecjet upgrade its Apollo Ultra model to include larger batteries. Some options may be better, so consumers can choose what fits. The 55Wh battery pack can be as large as 50 percent, but it works on a wide range of devices. Even a 75Wh battery can double the volume.