Malaysian Bought Fake Powerbank Filled With Sand As Weight at a Highway R&R Stop En Route to Terengganu - The Coverage
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Malaysian Bought Fake Powerbank Filled With Sand As Weight at a Highway R&R Stop En Route to Terengganu

Many people fear that buying a fake powerbank would lead to an undesired explosion. As that may be true in most cases, this, however, wouldn’t be so serious. In fact, it probably has too little power to start one.

On Tuesday (Feb 20), a Malaysian lady goes by the name Rahayu Che Romli on Facebook shared three video clips of her fake powerbank shenanigan. She told netizens that she bought the fake powerbank at a Rehat dan Rawat (R&R) stop en route to Terengganu.

In the videos, she disassembled the powerbank in front of the camera and to her surprise, she found only one battery cell was connected to the circuit. The other four cells weren’t attached to any wiring.


Extracted from footage. Source: Facebook

She claimed that after charging the powerbank to full, it couldn’t charge her phone to a noticeable amount. Which is why she decided to dismantle the portable power station to find out what’s in there.

“Rupanya dia pasang satu bateri saje. Yang lain bateri dia letak tak ada apa-apa pun. Wayar tak ada, apa pun tak ada. Yang lain to dia macam pemberat sahaja.

“Apparently, only one battery is connected. Other battery cells are not connected to any wires. These cells are only acting as ballasts in the case,” she said in the video.

She warned netizens don’t be fooled by the vendors out there. She bought the powerbank at RM25 after getting a RM5 discount.

That’s not it. In two other videos, she opened up the cells and found that they were filled with sand. 


Extracted from footage. Source: Facebook

Many netizens found the reveal hilarious. One netizen commented: “Already got offered at a cheap price RM30, yet still wanted to bargain to RM25.

Of course you would get a bodo (stupid) product. Next time if you want to get a functional one, buy it at RM100 ?”

Another netizen cheekily added that: “The sand came from China. Of course, is expensive. It’s an export product coming from overseas.”


Source: Facebook

The post went viral on social media. In mere three days, it’s already been shared over 18,000 times on Facebook.

You may watch the full videos here.

Posted by Rahayu Che Romli on Monday, 19 February 2018

Posted by Rahayu Che Romli on Monday, 19 February 2018

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