Other than smartphones being one of the most portable devices that most people tend to use, laptops are the second device that many people tend to be portable with. Another similarity between phones and laptops is that there are now many laptops that use USB-C ports.
Some laptops are only able to use USB-C ports as Thunderbolt ports for displays or connectivity. However, most laptops that have USB-C ports can charge from them with USB-C Power Delivery chargers, and this makes charging them a lot easier as you don’t have to rely on DC chargers with power bricks.
One of the best factors of a USB-C power Delivery laptop is that you can use a Power Delivery power bank. In this case, we’ll be covering PD power banks that you’ll be able to use with the Dell XPS 13, XPS 15, and the new Dell XPS 17. The Dell XPS laptop lineup is one of the most popular on the market as their build is premium with how slim, and lightweight their laptops are. To add to that, the specs are top-notch.
With how easily you can take a Dell XPS laptop anywhere with you, using a USB-C power bank while you’re on the move can be important at times. However, there are many questions about whether you can charge a Dell XPS laptop with a third-party Power Delivery charger, and the answer is that you can. However, the charger needs to provide 45W to 60W or more from its Power Delivery port.
Crave Plus Pro 45W Power Delivery Aluminum Slim Power Bank
The charging speed of the power bank that you get for your Dell XPS laptop matters, what also matters is how much power capacity the power bank has, too. The Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019) model has a 6,500mAh battery, the Dell XPS 15 has a 4,649mAh battery and the Dell XPS 17 has a 4,912mAh battery. That said, those are all base models for these laptops, and when you go into higher tier models that have better specs, the battery is larger.
Since these laptops use large batteries, it’s going to require that you use high capacity power banks to be able to charge your laptop to full power at least once or more times.
To start with, we’ve chosen this Crave Plus Pro power bank. The Crave brand strives on being “Premium” and what better power bank to get for a premium laptop?
To start with the Crave Plus power bank, it has a 20,000mAh power capacity, a great capacity and this is the capacity that you can expect most power banks to have in this guide or higher. With a 20,000mAh power capacity you’re able to charge any of the Dell XPS laptops to full power at least twice, however, these full recharge estimates are based on charging the Dell laptops while they’re closed, and either sleeping or shut down, as laptops use quite a bit of power when they’re being used.
The charging power from Crave Plus Pro is great with its three charging ports. One of the three ports is a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port. A good charging speed that will be able to charge up your XPS laptop even while you’re using it, but not at its max speed of 65W that the Dell XPS laptops come with.
The two other ports with this power bank are two Quick Charge USB-A ports that can fast charge compatible Android smartphones, and you can still charge Non-compatible Quick Charge ports with the QC ports.
Recharging is also fast because the power bank can also be recharged at 45W with a PD wall charger.
The most important part of being able to charge your laptop with a power bank is just how portable they are, and this Crave Plus is quite small and slim. It has a length of 7 inches, a width of 3.4 inches, and a thickness of 0.7 inches. The weight of the power bank is 1 pound. So the charger is slimmer than most other power banks with the same charging speed and power capacity range, but at the same time, it’s quite heavy.
The heaviness is likely due to the build of the power bank because the power bank has an Aluminum structure.
Specs of the Crave Plus Pro 20,000mAh USB-C 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
USB-A Ports: Quick Charge and a Standard Charging Speed of 5V/2.4A for Non-Quick Charge Compatible Devices
USB-C Port: 45W
USB-C Input: 30W
- LED Power Indicator: Four White Power Indicators
- Size: 7 x 3.2 x 0.7 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds
Aukey 26,800mAh 65W Power Delivery Power Bank
There are power banks that have higher power capacities, and this Aukey power bank is one of them. This charger has a 26,800mAh power capacity, quite a bit higher than the previous Crave power bank, so you can expect a single full charge more for a Dell XPS 13, XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops. Also, just a reminder, you can still use all the power banks we’re recommending to also charge smartphones and this power bank would be able to charge most smartphones to full power about four times or more.
So on the laptop side of things, you’re looking about three full days of relying on this power bank for solely charging your laptop.
The charging ports on this Aukey power bank are great because this charger has three fast charging ports. There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports and a single Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port. One USB-C PD port has an 18W charging speed which is best to use for smartphones. The other USB-C Power Delivery port has a 65W charging speed, and this is one of the highest charging speeds that you’ll find from a Power Delivery power bank on the market.
With a 65W charging speed you’ll be able to charge it as fast as a wall charger would, but in this case, you’re on the move and don’t have to be next to an AC outlet.
Also, the same 65W PD port can be used as an input port to recharge the power bank, that said, you would need a Power Delivery wall charger to do so as this power bank does not come with one. It does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable, though.
|Quick Charge Port USB-A Port (18W)||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port (65W)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A|
|USB-C PD Port (18W)||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C Input (45W)||5V 3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Indicators|
|Size||6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches|
RAVPower 20,100mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
RAVPower is another brand that has achieved quite a bit of popularity in the market for charging, especially portable chargers.
This RAVPower charger has a 20,100mAh power capacity, a good amount for charging most Laptops to full power about two times. You’ll also be able to charge some smartphones to full power twice, while still being able to charge a laptop to full power once.
The look of this power bank may seem plain, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a powerful charger, with its use of a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port. The other output is a USB-A port that has a 12W charging speed. So the USB-A port does not feature any fast charging tech like Quick Charge, and it’s most useful for charging smartphones.
There are two input ports to recharge this power bank with, you can either use the USB-C PD port or you can use the Micro-USB input port. The Power Delivery port can recharge the power bank at a 30W charging speed and the Micro-USB input port has an input speed of 18W.
|RAVPower 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W Max)|
|Power Indicator||Four Power Indicators|
|Size||7 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches|
Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Aluminum Power Bank
Since we are talking about charging a laptop with a power bank, ad not just any laptops, we’re covering the Dell XPS lineup. These are laptops that have bright screens up to 417 nits for the XPS 13, and also you have the option to get the XPS laptops with a 4K screen.
The screen alone can use a lot of power and combine that with the top tier specs, you have a laptop that can burn through a lot of power if you’re someone that multi-tasks on their laptop often. That is why even higher capacity power banks prove to be better, such as this Crave PowerPack.
The Crave PowerPack portable charger has a huge 50,000mAh power capacity, not a common power capacity most laptops on the market. With this power capacity, you get nearly a week’s worth of charge for your laptop without needing to recharge the power bank. You can also use the power capacity to charge smartphones to full power a few times and still have a good amount for charging laptops.
To add to the insanely high power capacity, this charger also has four powerful charging ports. There are two Power Delivery ports, with there being an 18W PD port and the other is a 60W PD port. There are also two USB-A ports that each use Quick Charge.
You can recharge from either of the Power Delivery ports, but of course, it would be better to use the 60W Power Delivery port to recharge from. What’s even better about this power bank is that it comes with a 45W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max speed, and you may also use the included 45W PD wall charger to directly charge your Dell XPS laptop.
Specs of the Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh:
- Power Capacity: 50,000mAh
USB-C PD 18W: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A
USB-C PD 60W: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.0A
USB-A Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
USB-A Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
18W Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A
45W Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White power indicators
- Size: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Weight: 3 Pounds
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 45W Power Bank with 60W PD Wall Charger
One of the most well-known brands when it comes to power banks and charging electronics, in general, would have to be Anker. They make some great products, and this Anker PowerCore+ charger is one of them.
This PowerCore+ has a 26,800mAh power capacity, a good amount for charging Dell XPS laptops to full power at least, as long as a laptop is the only device that you’re using to charge this XPS laptop.
Anker does have another model of their PowerCore+ 26800, but the other model has a 30W Power Delivery charging speed. This new PowerCore+ has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, and it also has two USB-A ports that share a 3A charging speed.
Along with the power bank, you get a 60W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max speed. You may also use the wall charger to charge your XPS laptop directly and charge it fast as 60W is very close to its max charging speed. Another benefit of this power bank is the build, as the charger is made of Aluminum and not plastic, which most power banks tend to be made of.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 45W PD:
- Power Capacity: 26,800mAh
USB-A Ports: 5V/3.0A Shared between both
USB-C Port: 45W
USB-C Input: 60W
- LED Power Indicator: Ten White Power Indicators
- Size: 7.6 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches
- Weight: 1.6 Pounds
Jackery SuperCharge 26,800mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Alright, and another similar power bank that we thought we would add would be this Jackery SuperCharge power bank. Just like many other power banks in this guide, this Jakacery power bank also has a 26,800mAh power capacity.
The charging for this Jackery SuperCharge is minimal, but powerful because it has a single 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and a standard 12W USB-A port. In addition to getting the power bank, you also get a 45W Power Delivery wall charger that can be used to recharge the power bank and charge your XPS laptop directly.
One thing that this Jackery SuperCharge power bank does have that many others don’t is its use of a digital power capacity display and not a few LED dots.
Specs of the Jackery SuperCharge 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
- Capacity: 26,800mAh
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
USB-C PD Output: 45W
- Input: 45W
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 8.2 x 4.4 x 2.5 inches
- Weight: 1.2 Pounds