Best Anker Power Banks

The use of portable chargers has grown rapidly in the past few years and that’s because more people have begun using portable devices. Since we use our devices so much, they eventually run out of power and that can leave us with devices we can no longer use anymore. Having a power bank basically erases the anxiety behind a dying battery and allows us to constantly using our portable devices. With these portable charging electronics growing so quickly in popularity, there are now lots of companies that sell them. One may even call it a sea of companies that sell power banks now and this can be a great thing and a bad thing at the same time.

The bad part is that you get lots of brands that are selling low-quality power banks and are trying to bank on uninformed consumers. Then there’s the bright side and that would be the fact that there are quite a few brands that are actually selling high quality charging electronics on the market. One of these brands is called, Anker. Anker is a consumer electronics company that specializes in charging electronics from portable chargers to wall chargers and everything in between. The reason they’re so well known is that of the number of numerous reviews their products have gotten and the support from their community is so massive that it has caused even more popularity of their brand to spread.

To put it simply, Anker’s power banks are one of the best on the market and it’s one of the main reasons why we’ve created a guide for you to know what the best Anker power banks are. Let’s get started.

Anker PowerCore 10000

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The Anker PowerCore portable charger is one of Anker’s best-selling chargers on the market and for good reasons too. However, it definitely does things a little differently than other power banks within its capacity range. It has a 10,000mAh power capacity and that’s a good amount of power to charge a smartphone to full power at least twice. Or, if you want, you can charge a tablet to its full power at least once with this charger, but that will take up the entire power capacity. Along with its 10,000mAh capacity, this charger only uses a single port and most of the time power banks with this much power usually have two charging ports. That said, it’s actually more useful to have just a single port with this power bank and that’s because you’re able to focus the capacity on just a single device at a time.

Compact but Powerful

Speaking of the single USB port, the charging speed of the port is very fast at a 2.4A rate that can charge most smartphones and tablets at their max charging speed. The PowerCore 10000 is recharged through a Micro-USB input port that has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A so make sure you use a 2 Amp USB wall charger or higher to recharge it at its max speed.

The use of a single port has its benefits beyond just its powering capabilities, and that would be the form factor of this charger. The PowerCore 10000 is very small compared to other chargers within its same capacity range as it has a length of 3.6 inches, a width of 2.3 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. As a result of its dimensions and size, you’re able to hold this power bank in your hand and place it into your pocket too.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh             Output Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:   Max Output: 5V/2.4A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

Anker PowerCore 20100

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The PowerCore 20100 is one of Anker’s more popular high capacity power banks on the market and even though many chargers with high capacities tend to have special charging techs such as Quick Charge or USB-C, Anker knows that keeping it simple is sometimes the key. That’s exactly what this charger is.

Highly Standard but Optimal in Every Area

It has a good amount of power capacity which is 20,100mAh and that’s enough to charge your smartphone multiple times and it can also charge tablets to full power about two times. The power of this charger doesn’t waver even when it comes to actual charging and that’s because it has two powerful charging ports. Each of the two ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 4.8A. As a result, you’re able to charge devices like two tablets at the same time and have them both charge at their max charging speed. That said, an iPad has a max charge rate of 2.4A, so other tablets may not have the same charging rate.

The recharge speed of this power bank is 5V/2.0A, so you should use a 2 Amp USB wall charger or higher to recharge it the fastest.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger

Specs of the PowerCore 20100:

  • Capacity: 20,100mAh
  • Output: 2.4A Per Port
  • Input: 2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • 18-month warranty

Anker PowerCore Slim 5000

There are many Mini power banks on the market, the reason for that is because most people purchase mini chargers as they’re very easy to carry around and the best part is that you can charge, carry and use your smartphone all at the time. Anker has their PowerCore+ Mini power bank that is one of the most purchased mini portable chargers on Amazon and has 20,000 reviews. We would have added it to this guide, but we found that it’s just too generic and enough people already know about it.

More Powerful than just your Regular Mini Power Banks

Instead, the Mini charger that we chose is Anker’s PowerCore Slim 5000. This power bank is on the higher end of Mini power banks as it has a 5,000mAh power capacity that’s enough to charge a smartphone about 1.5 times. A little more than just your usual 3,000mAh power capacity. Along with the increased capacity, the charging of this PowerCore Slim is quite good for a Mini power bank. It has a single USB port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and recharging is done through a Micro-USB input port that has a recharge rate of 5V/2.0A too.

Of course, the main highlight of this charger is right in the name and that would be the slim part. It has a length of only 4.9 inches, a width of 2.5 inches and a thickness of 0.4 inches. So with its form factor, you’re able to easily fit this power bank into your pocket along with your smartphone and charge it. The design of the PowerCore Slim 5000 also has a purpose; as one side of the charger is curved and the other side has grooves that are perfect for stacking your smartphone on making it easier to charge and use a smartphone at the same time.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 5000 Slim

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 5000 Slim:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 5,000mAh             Real Capacity: 4,000mAh
  • Output:      5V2.0A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 3 LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces

PowerCore 26,800mAh Power Bank with 3-Ports

The PowerCore 26800 portable charger from Anker is by far one their greatest creations and that’s because everything is taken to the limit. It has a high power capacity of 26,800mAh so you’re able to charge smartphones into nearly the double digits and you can charge tablets quite a few times without having to worry about the power bank running out of power.

It has three output ports and each of them exceeds the standard charging rate that most power banks are capable of. That’s because each of the ports on this PowerCore 26800 has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A rather than the usual 5V/2.4A. As a result, you’re able to charge those devices that are able to accept up to 3 Amps at their max charging speed. Another part that makes charging with this power bank great is that it has a max output of 6 Amps, which means even if you’re charging three devices at once and the max output is being reached, each of the ports is able to output 5V/2.0A.

Very Fast Recharging for such a High Power Capacity

Recharging this power bank is just as good as the output and that’s because it has two Micro-USB input ports. Each of the input ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and by using them both at the same time you’re able to get a 4A recharge rate. With a 4 Amp recharge rate you’re able to get a full power recharge within just 5 hours for a 26,800mAh power capacity.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 26800mAh Power Bank

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:         Advertised Capacity: 26,800mAh               Output Capacity: 24,400mAh
  • Output:

Per Port – 5V/3.0A

Max Output – 6A

  • Input:

5V/2.0A Per Micro USB Input

4A Total if both Micro-USB Inputs are used

  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 7.1 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 Pounds
  • 18-month warranty

PowerCore Fusion 5000

Anker doesn’t always follow what other portable charging companies are doing and that’s one of the main reason none of their chargers use built-in cables and neither do any of them use flashlights. That said, this PowerCore Fusion portable charger does use an AC adapter that’s able to recharge the power bank when you connect it into an AC Outlet and also, once you connect it into an AC Outlet you’re able to use it as a USB wall charger too.

The main part that makes this power bank great is its versatility and not really its power. The PowerCore Fusion has a power capacity of 5,000mAh and that’s a good amount of power that can charge smartphones about 1.5 times just as the PowerCore Slim can that we mentioned earlier. It has two USB charging ports and the charging speed from this power bank is going to vary. If you’re using this charger as a power bank then each of the two ports is able to output a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and the max output will also be 3 Amps.

However, when you’re using this power bank as a wall charger, the charging speed of each port is limited at 2.1A and the max output is also 2.1A when connected to an AC Outlet. The reason for that is because when you have the charger connected to the AC outlet it’s recharging and then at the same time you’re charging your devices and that can increase heat. So the decrease in charging speed when being used as a USB wall charger is for safety reasons. If you don’t want to recharge this power bank using an AC Outlet then you can also use its Micro-USB input port that has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000

Specs of the Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 5,000mAh            Output Capacity: 3,500mAh
  • Output: 

Used as a USB Wall Charger: Each Port Outputs 5V/2.1A

Used as a Power Bank: Each Port Outputs 5V/3.0A

  • Input:    Via AC Adapter: 100-240V~0.5A 50-60Hz        Via Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 3 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 6.7 Ounces

PowerCore+ 13400 Portable Charger with Quick Charge

Then there’s Anker’s PowerCore+ series of portable chargers and these ones are ones that feature more special charging tech and they’re also built more solid than Anker’s regular power banks. What I mean by being “Built more solidly” is that these chargers are Aluminum and therefore they feel more premium.

The first one that we want to recommend is the PowerCore+ 13400mAh Portable Charger that uses Quick Charge with one of its two USB ports. This power bank has a 13,400mAh power capacity and that’s able to charge most smartphones to full power about three times. The charging from this power bank is very good as it has two USB ports that are quite powerful. One of the USB ports has a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the other one uses Quick Charge that can charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speed. Or you can charge Non-Compatible devices with the Quick Charge port and they’ll charge at a 5V/1.5A speed with the Quick Charge port.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 13400

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 13400:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 13,400mAh             Real Capacity: 11,000mAh
  • Output:

PoweriQ Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 5-6V/3.0A | 6-9V/ 2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

  • Input: 5V/1.5A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.9 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.7 ounces

PowerCore+ 26800 Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

We already introduced the regular PowerCore 26800, but there’s also a PowerCore+ 26800 version that has a few different things. The PowerCore+ version has the same power capacity of 26,800mAh and so you’ve got enough power to charge smartphones and tablets alike, to their full power multiple times over.

What is different is the charging aspect of this power bank. There are still three USB ports, however, one of the ports uses Quick Charge 3.0 to charge compatible devices at their max charging speed. Then there are two standard ports that each have a standard charging speed of 5V/3.0A. This PowerCore+ version does not use two input ports and just uses one. The single input port uses Quick Charge and so you should definitely use a Quick Charge 3.0 USB wall charger when it does come to recharging this high capacity power bank as it’ll recharge to its full power within just 8 hours.

Overall, you’re going to benefit quite a lot from getting this power bank if you own a Quick Charge compatible device and also own a Quick Charge USB wall charger as it’ll provide faster charging all-around.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:         Advertised Capacity: 26,800mAh               Output Capacity: 24,400mAh
  • Output:

Per Port Standard Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge Port: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A| 12V/1.5 A

Max Output – 6A

  • Input:

Single Quick Charge Micro-USB Input Port

  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 7.1 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 Pounds
  • 18-month warranty

PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Wall Charger

The final power bank that we have to recommend from Anker is their PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery portable charger. We realize we just added three types of their 26800 models but we just had to add this one because of its use Power Delivery. Power Delivery is a powerful charging tech that’s basically able to charge larger portable devices such as MacBook and Chromebooks at their max charging speeds. Quite a lot of USB wall chargers use them and now that portable chargers are using them, you can charge your larger USB-C compatible devices at a faster rate while you’re on the go.

The New Generation of Charging

This PowerCore+ power delivery charger has two USB-A Ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and it also has a USB-C Power Delivery port that’s able to output 30W of power. You must use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C compatible devices with the USB-C port. Or, you can use a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge smaller compatible devices such as the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X as they’re compatible with Power Delivery to charge at their max charging speed.

One of the best parts about getting this power bank is that it comes with a 30W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that can be used to recharge this PowerCore+ 26800 power bank at its max charging speed of 27W and that can result in a full recharge within just 4.5 hours.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W Portable Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

Both USB Ports: 5V/3.0A

Type-C: 30W

  • Input: 27W
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.8 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds

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