DC1018P MINI UPS

#90 DC1018P mini ups from Sinye Tech

After testing the generic Andowl UPS device I decided to find out if there were any alternatives in the same price range with similar features. After a few google searches I came across the SINYE TECH UPS device which has very similar features but is black in color and uses a different PCB.

After purchasing one and opening the ups I was disappointed to find out that the 4 18650 batteries had no markings on them whatsoever.. Also the main battery management IC has no identifying text on the chip. Seems like the mystery chip can of worms opens once again.

The good news is that the ups device has battery protection and has some decent components however… the actual black PCB board looks cheap unlike the good quality Andowl PCB…

Another major shock was the soldering (or should I say smoldering) of two of the transformer coil wires.. just looks ugly…

I also noticed the UPS device had a low battery LED flashing when I first switched it on and it never reaches the 100% LED even though the batteries are charged to 4.2V

Overall the UPS does function but I much prefer the Andowl Q-UP1000 UPS with similar functions it’s far more superior from what I’ve seen.

Example links:

https://www.takealot.com/2600mah-mini-portable-dc-ups/PLID73601687

https://manufacturese.com/product/56

https://www.globalsources.com/CCTV-power/DC-ups-for-router-CCTV-1184804963p.htm

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Mini-DC-UPS-with-10400mAh-Lithium_1600251602090.html

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/mini-dc-ups-battery-backup-poe_1600478530224.html

12 thoughts on “DC1018P MINI UPS”

  1. Good day

    I hope you are well.

    Kindly on the ollowing below:-
    * How to use the poe and lan ports, do I need a setup ip address and gateway since my router and outdoor cpe do not transmit data, it says No internet , Secure?

    Kindly advise how to use the above question.

    Thank you
    Linda

    1. Hi there,
      You can connect the internet cable to the socket marked LAN,
      then you connect an internet cable from the POE socket to the device you want to power. Remember to select the correct volts (15v or 24v)

  2. Hi, stupid question, how do you open this up?
    I cannot seem to find any clips or anything that clicks open.
    Or did you break the top open?

  3. hola
    Adquiri una mini ups marca infinity, todo va bien pero me dicen que no debo mantenerla enchufa a 110V que solo debo conectarla para recargar, lo que me parece poco practico tener que estar es ese plan sobre todo donde vivo que la luz falla hasta dos y tres veces al dia

    1. I don’t know that infinity brand…

      however if it looks similar to the device mentioned in the article you can open it to observe to PCB and check if there is protection for UPS behaviour.

      I’m assuming your version has a design flaw or is not meant to be used as a UPS.

      Some boards don’t have the correct protection for the battery so it can overcharge or undercharge. This is very dangerous..

      I use 240v as apposed to the 110v you use in Columbia some devices have switches between the voltages which change the circuit so there may be an issue there as well.

      We also have power outages often but I have not had any problem with the model in my article, though I make sure the power is completely off.. sometimes there’s fluctuations which can damage any appliance so you have to be aware of that as well.

      Another thing is that the version in my article claims to support from 85v-265v AV though I have not tested it on anything other then 240v

      So in theory it will work for you but there’s no guarantee.

  4. Hi – stupid question (or not) – but is this like a regular UPS and to be plugged in to electric wall outlet and turned on always? How to properly use this device? The manual that comes with it is not very clear on its operation.

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