Tech Friday: Magfast Life and Extreme charging issues

Posted By on November 25, 2022

Part of what was in my long awaited Magfast order arrived earlier this month and after charging the MAGFAST battery packs, I started to test the output plugs. MagfastChargingAeropex221115The USB-C worked just fine on my Kindle reader. The Lightning plug worked to charge my iPhone 7 and iPad. The Micro-USB worked (I think) and the USB-A output plugs  charged devices like my Fitbit Versa 2 watch using the special cradle, although very slow.

The one device that doesn’t seem to take a charge is my Aftershokz Aeropex headset. On the Life, the USB-A out is on the top and starts to charge then turn off after about 30 seconds … using the proprietary cable with magnetic attachment. The bigger MAGFAST Extreme has a couple of USB-A plugs on the bottom and they seem to work, but after hours of remaining plugged in, the condition indicated displayed 8 of 10 LEDs indicating a discharge, but the Aeropex remained uncharged fully with a still red LED (photo). I’ve written the company and they are looking into it.

It might be a sensing circuit that shuts down when the discharge is small … that is my thought anyway?


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