Today Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Mi Pro 10000mAh power bank. The new power bank looks like a black version of the 5000mAh power bank with some new features. The power bank is 42% thinner than the original 10000mAh and it uses high density lithium polymer battery cells.
The Xiaomi Mi Pro 10000mAh power bank comes with a USB Type-C port that can be used to charge a device like the Xiaomi Mi5 or a Macbook. You can also charge the power bank itself with the USB Type-C port.
Another exciting feature is the 18W two-way fast charging. This means that you’re able to charge the power bank and your device with fast charging technology like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0. Xiaomi previously released a 20000mAh power bank that supported Quick Charge 2.0, but you could only charge the power bank itself and not your device with the technology. With an ordinary 5V/2A charger it takes ~6 hours to charge the power bank and ~3.5 hours with an 18W Quick Charger.
Xiaomi have included trickle charging in response to reports that the Mi Band and Mi Bluetooth Earphone can’t be charged with other power banks. Double tapping the power button will put the power bank into a low voltage mode for charging these kind of devices.
The powerbank has the usual chipset and circuit protection found in other Xiaomi power banks from Texas Insturments. This offers 9 layers of protection including temperature protection, short circuit protection and battery overcharging protection. If the power bank didn’t have this kind of protection then it could easily overheat and explode. This is becoming increasingly common with generic and fake Xiaomi power banks.
Xiaomi Mi Pro 10000mAh Specifications
- Capacity: 3.6V/10000mAh (TYP)
- Cell Type: Lithium Polymer
- Output: 12V/9V/5V
- Input: 12V 1.5A/9V 2A/5V 2A (TYP)
- Size: 128.5 x 75 x 12.6mm
- Weight: 223g
The Xiaomi Mi Pro 10000mAh Power Bank is available in China for 149 RMB (~$23 USD). Unfortunately that price is only for people in China and it will have a higher price tag internationally.
The power bank is already available at Geekbuying for $36.99 US with the coupon MIPOWER and Banggood for $37.99 US with free shipping. I recommend buying it now before stock runs out as Xiaomi often have stock shortages with new releases.