What do you know about Elecjet Apollo Max? Graphene has been droop in front of us for over a few decade. Also, it’s a magical material capable of fixing all our technical issues, while steadfastly staying out of consumer products. It’s a fact with the mythos of science fiction, but it’s finally filtering down into stuff you can actually purchase. As it’s a portable charger or battery. It is manufacture by a Chinese company known as Elecjet. The Apollo Max assures 37Wh (10,000mAh) of capacity, 100W charging, 60W discharging, and a recharge time of 19 minutes.
|Ports||1x USB Type-C (input and output), 1x USB Type-A (output only)|
|Max input||100W (20V 5A)|
|Max output||USB C at 60W (20V 3A), USB A at 18W (up to 12V 1.5A)|
|Charging specs supported||USB Power Delivery (USB-C), Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-A)|
|Dimensions||155 x 76 x 24mm, 373g|
|Price||$129 during crowdfunding, $199 later|
|Good output||60W of output is best for a battery of this capacity, and…|
|Very good input||100W input is also crazier.|
|Runs cool||It can get a little warm such as charging, but very cool while discharging.|
|Wide compatibility||Works with everything, but the Note10+’s PPS behaved weirdly.|
|Big||Physically larger than other batteries of the same capacity.|
|Lies about capacity and recharge time||Built in-indicator isn’t good; it takes time to advertised 19 minutes to reach a full charge.|
|Expensive||$129 rising to $200 is too much for what you want.|
|Low capacity||37Wh is not best for either the money or the size.|
|Janky USB Type-C port||No cable wanted to stay in it.|
Hardware, Design, what’s in the package
Whether you call them portable chargers or batteries, they are just bricks. Yup, this is a brick. The bottom and top are a soft-fine plastic, with a fabric-like texture added into it, ended by a dark gray plastic bumper. All ports are on a single short side simultaneously with a 7-segment screen to highlight the remaining charge. The side button enables activates the screen.
2 green lightning bolt lights show while using a PPO over 5V (charging or discharging). Plugin some non-PD sources like a traditional or low-power mobile. Also, they can’t light up. That enables you to know at a peek how much power something probably is pulling, using it leaves a huge potential range.
The only two problems I am facing with the physical design are the USB Type-C port and size. It’s a large battery for its capacity, also its size is the main concern. You can simply get physically tiny portable chargers of comparable (or larger) capacity, using power output. But, by far the more irritating problem was how loose the USB-C port on the version we tested was.
Elecjet Apollo Max – Metrics/Tests
|Rated output||5V 3A, 15W||9V 3A, 27W||12V 3A, 36W||15V 3A, 45W||20V 3A, 60W|
|Tested output||3012mA (5.11V) 15.39W||3015mA (8.93V) 26.92W||3005mA (12.06V) 36.24W||3006mA (15.12V) 45.45W||3017ma (20.2V) 60.94W|
|Max temp||99F discharging, 133F charging.|
|Efficiency||~81.5% at 60W (30,174mWh output measured with 37Wh rating).|
|Compatibility||No issues noticed with any USB power or PD-compliant phones (including Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, OnePlus 7T, Galaxy Note10+, and Galaxy S10+), Chromebooks, MacBooks, the Nintendo Switch, or the Surface Go.|
After charging at 100W to a capacity of 70% or ~26-33Wh in few minutes. The Apollo Max’s built-in capacity indicator claims itself as full — in all situations.
On the basis of these results, Elecjet’s announced “19 minutes” recharge time isn’t true. The battery will claim a 100% charge after ~19 minutes. But at that point, the battery is 70% full, promote 37Wh capacity. It will continue to charge for another 20-25 minutes after that at a limited rate until it reaches its exact full capacity.
Discharging is also more inconsistent. Certainly, the sign will count down quickly from 100% besides whether it’s been charged to 26Wh or 37Wh. Other times it is 100% for the initial ~4Wh of discharge and continue discharging for a solid Wh or 2 after it reaches “0%.” In short, the sign on the Apollo Max itself can’t be trustworthy at all.
It runs amazingly cool while discharging. Simply barely warm to the touch as it hawks 60W continuously. While charging, it gets a bit toastier at the front of the USB Type-C port (especially at 100W). But it’s must be expected.
There’s also an incorrect, additional PDO available to some testing devices. Also, it claims itself as an odd, non-integer voltage value that’s entirely high or even -ve on some testers. Simply try to trigger it fails in all tests. I’ve never seen a cot PDO object like this from PD-supported power supply before. Also, I don’t know what’s that means.
Do you want to buy Elecjet Apollo Max?
No, I wouldn’t suggest the Apollo Max.
It’s good that it’s powered by graphene. But it’s costly, large for the capacity, loose Type-C port, and it can’t hit the promoted “19 minutes” recharge time. In fact, it was just a lie about it. For a cost of $60, you can get an extremely larger portable charger that’s got twice the capacity, good output at 100W, and only worse rated input (87W) over at Amazon. While comparison, the “early bird” cost for the Apollo Max is $129 at its recent Indiegogo campaign. Also, it’s set to rise to cost $199 later.
Buy it if:
- You like the geek cred of a graphene-powered thing — no judgment.
- Physical size and price don’t bother, but output and input power do.
- Cost doesn’t matter.
Don’t buy it if:
- Price issue
- You want more or less output power, you can get tiny batteries that are quite lower for much cheaper.
- You want the biggest capacity, this is just 37Wh.
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