The Lion Eclipse charger from Lion Energy is a powerful multi-device charger with 27,000 mAh of power, but with big problems.
According to Lion, its Eclipse charger meets all TSA guidelines for safe air travel and does not emit any toxic fumes or gases.
The Eclipse offers 3-in-1 wireless charging capabilities with pads for an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch. It also has three USB ports to charge devices with one cable.
Lion Eclipse – Design & Specs
The charger weighs a whopping two pounds and measures 8.5 inches in length, 3.5 inches in width, and 1.3 inches in height. Lion says the Eclipse is small enough to fit in a pocket, purse, backpack, or briefcase.
It’s not a good choice for portability due to its weight unless someone wants to use it for strength training. However, it looks cool, with a rectangular design and beveled edges that make it look like a stretched hexagon.
The charger has a USB-C port, two USB-A ports and three pads for charging iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods
The Eclipse charger has a USB-C Power Delivery port with a power output of up to 85W and two USB-A ports with 10W each. The wireless charging pads include a 15W iPhone charger, a 5 -W AirPods option and 2W for an Apple Watch.
Lion Eclipse – How to use it
While it’s a powerful charger, we quickly ran into a few issues. The USB-C port didn’t want to charge anything at first, although Lion says it’s an input and output port.
It finally started working during the first test, but it only charged a device for about 15 minutes and then turned off. The same happens with wireless charging pads. However, the USB-A ports are happy and even grateful for charging devices.
The USB-A ports work fine for charging
Given the 15-minute timeout, we couldn’t estimate how long it would take the Eclipse to power our iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods Pro 2. But the 10W output for the USB-A port charged our iPhone in just over three hours and around two and a half hours for the AirPods Pro.
We didn’t have a USB-A cable for the Apple Watch, so we couldn’t charge it with the Eclipse.
The charger is active, indicated by the indicator lights, but the USB-C port has stopped working
Regarding wireless charging, we contacted Lion’s customer service twice within a month. They said there was a batch of chargers with a software defect and they would return them to the manufacturer and send a new one.
However, they have not responded since the last message three weeks ago. Lion Energy has an email and phone number to contact customer support, but potential customers may want to look elsewhere.
Likewise, the charger is active, but the wireless function does not work
After waiting a month to figure out what was wrong with the charger, we ran some tests again to see if anything had changed. Now the USB-C port doesn’t work at all and neither do the wireless charging pads. But the USB-A ports still work fine.
Lion Eclipse – Pros Has high capacity to charge devices for a long time. Lion Eclipse – Contras Devices are only loaded through two ports. Its weight is only suitable for a few travel adventures. Certain chargers stop working after a month. Rating: 2 out of 5 Pricing
The Lion Eclipse charger is available for $149, which seems like a fair price for 27,000mAh. That is – if every charging function works.