If the power bank is not charging, then you need to know how to reset the power bank as this will help you avoid costly replacement and also fix the glitch. So, stop getting frustrated as most power bank issues occur due to overuse or overheating.
So, we have come up with maintenance tips to help you extend the lifespan and durability of the power bank. Scroll down to find the step-by-step process to reset the power bank
When should you reset your power bank?
Here are a few common conditions during which resetting the power bank can help you to get rid of the issues, such as:
- Inconsistent charging
- Charging malfunctioning
- Battery draining
- the power bank is unresponsive
- Turn off automatically after 30 seconds
- The power bank does not charge any devices
- LED keeps blinking
- Charging very slowly
How to reset the power bank?
The resetting process for the power banks is quite common for the majority of the brand. So, follow these general steps, irrespective of the model you are using.
Locate the power button on your power bank. Press and hold it down for a few seconds until the power bank turns off. However, if the power bank does not have a power button, then you can directly unplug the cable from the charging source.
Disconnect all the devices connected to the power bank and look for the reset button. You usually find a small pinhole button located either at the back or side of the power bank, which is the reset button.
Now, using a pin, press and hold on the reset button for 15 to 30 seconds. As soon as you release the Reset button, the power bank will turn On. You will find the LED indicators blinking and then becoming stable.
Plug in the power bank to the charging cable and wait for it to get fully charged. Note the color of the LED lights. It would turn green from red after a complete charge. Now, you can use the power bank without any further problems.
Note: Power Banks usually come with LED lights or indicator lights which will help you to determine whether the power bank is fully charged or still charging or malfunctioning.
Additional Troubleshooting Hacks
If the power bank is not charging, then here are a few tweaks that you can try:
- You can check the charging cable and if it is damaged, then you need to replace it.
- Go through the battery level and try recharging the power bank to 100%.
- Verify the charging port for damage or the presence of dirt or cable compatibility.
- You can attempt to clean the ports if required. Soak an earbud in cleaning alcohol and rub gently on the charging ports.
- Check the power outlet that you are using to charge the power bank. Try to switch to a different power outlet to test whether the previous one was damaged.
Here are the useful maintenance steps that will keep your Power Bank running for the long term and also make it durable:
- You need to store the power bank in a cool and dry place away from the sunlight. You cannot expose it to extreme temperatures and moisture as it might damage the battery.
- Even if you are not using the power bank, you must regularly charge the power bank. It will help to maintain the battery life longer. Otherwise, you can also charge the power bank every 2-3 months in case of extreme conditions.
- When you are attaching the charge cables to the power bank, you must check whether it is compatible and also from a reputed brand.
- Avoid using low-quality cables as it might damage the battery of the power bank.
- Both undercharging and overcharging can damage the battery life and shorten its lifespan. So, you must avoid fully charging the power bank and also draining the entire charge at once.
- You can wipe the dust and debris from the power bank and keep the power bank clean so that there is no interference during the charging process.
- Also, try not to use any chemical product or harsh chemicals that can damage the surface of the power bank and which would damage the battery eventually.
How to test the power bank?
You have to check the battery level and then connect your device to see whether the charging process is working properly. You must also note down the charging speed and if the power bank comes with multiple ports, then use every port and verify for the expected speed.
How long does the power bank last?
If you have bought a good quality Power Bank, it would last for 2 to 3 years or even longer. If you follow the maintenance tip carefully, a power bank has a lifespan of 500 charge cycles. So, depending on the usage pattern it would last roughly 3 years. Also, you must follow the instructions, such as avoiding overcharging, undercharging, using compatible cables, and storing it in a cool and dry place.
How many times can you recharge the power bank?
Depending upon the capacity of the battery and the usage, you need to charge the power bank. If you have bought a high capacity it will hold the charge longer. Based on an estimate, a capacity of 10000 mAh can be charged 500 times.
What is the average life of a power bank after charging?
A power bank would last between 3 to 4 hours after a full charge and it can retain the charge for 3 to 6 months, if not in use.
Can a power bank damage a phone?
No, a power bank is meant for charging the phone and it cannot damage the devices that it is connected to. However, you need to check the compatibility before you connect the power bank with any device and also go through the manufacturer’s instructions. You must also avoid using damaged or defective power banks for charging the phone.