Best Power Banks for iPhone SE

The first iPhone SE that was released back in 2016 was a great phone, the device had what the high-end iPhone models featured, with a few compromises and the whole package had a lower price. Well, here we are in 2020 and Apple has released their 2nd Generation iPhone SE, which is an upgraded version of the previous iPhone SE.

You get the A13 Bionic chip, water-resistance, 4K video recording, and a plethora of other features from this new iPhone SE. Another major factor is this new one is also USB-C Power Delivery compatible, and it’s even wireless charging compatible, too. We honestly thought that the two major compromises would be its lack of those two charging abilities, but it’s able to use them.

The use of Power Delivery charging with the 2nd Gen iPhone SE is very important as the phone has some powerful specs, but at the same time, it has a small battery of 1,821mAh. So if you’re using it heavily throughout the day, you may run out of power and this is where using a Power Delivery power bank can be useful as you’re able to charge your iPhone no matter where you are and you’re able to fast charge it at the same time.

In this guide, we’re covering power banks that are best to use for charging your iPhone SE while you’re on the move.

Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Banks

Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery

Here at Charger Harbor, we highly recommend that you go with a 10,000mAh power bank at the very least, and this is because smartphones these days have larger batteries, and since they’re compatible to use with fast charging technologies such as Power Delivery and Quick Charge, more power capacity from the power bank is lost during charging.

The above Aukey power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, so when it comes to charging the iPhone SE, it’s able to charge it to full power about three to four times. Just remember, the labeled capacity of a power bank is what the power bank has, but it’s not the amount of power that you’re able to use.

The charging from this portable charger can be done through the three ports. The main port that you should be using as an iPhone SE owner is the 18W USB-C Power Delivery port, as it’s able to fast charge your iPhone. However, you’ll need to use a Lightning to USB-C cable to charge your iPhone via the USB-C port, and this power bank does not come with one.

Instead, this power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to recharge the power bank or charge Android smartphones.

The other two ports are a Quick Charge port and a standard 12W port. Not power-related, this Aukey power bank is small and slim, making it very easy to fit into a pocket.

Read Review for Aukey 10,000mAh PD Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/1.5A | 9V/2A

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicator: Four LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 Ounces

Aukey 8,000mAh Power Delivery Wireless Charging Power Bank

Another Aukey power bank that we wanted to add to this guide, this one has the 8,000mAh power capacity. Yes, it’s a lower capacity, so you’re going to fair about three full charges for your iPhone SE. This lower capacity does give a smaller form factor with the power bank having a 0.5-inch thickness, but that’s not the reason why we’re recommending it.

This power bank features the same Power Delivery, Quick Charge, and standard charging as the first Aukey power bank that we mentioned, but this one also has wireless charging. You can place your iPhone SE at the top of this power bank and charge it without any cables. The wireless charging speed is 5W, so definitely slower than the Power Delivery charging, but it’s there if you need it.

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Specs of the Aukey 8,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

Wireless Charging: 5W

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Green Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 7 Ounces

RAVPower 20,000mAh Power Delivery Tri Input / Output Power Bank

High capacity power banks are more the standard of what even smartphones users should be using, considering that most higher-end phones use 4,000mAh to 5,000mAh batteries. We know that the iPhone SE only has a 1,821mAh battery but with this RAVPower 20,000mAh power bank, you’re able to use it for days without having to recharge the power bank. On top of that, you may also use the power capacity to charge other smartphones to full power.

The charging from this RAVPower portable charger can be done from three ports. There’s an 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a 12W standard port. The power bank only comes with a Micro-USB cable, so you’ll need to provide your own Lightning to USB-C cable.

This power bank does feature two things that not too many other chargers feature. It has a digital screen that shows the remaining power capacity, and the charging status, whether you’re using fast charging or not. This power bank also has a Lightning input port, so you’re able to use a Lightning to USB-A, or a Lightning to USB-C cable to recharge the power bank.

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Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

On the simpler side of portable power, there’s this Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD power bank. The power bank is indeed slim with only a thickness of 0.5 inches. On the charging side, the power bank has two ports, with an 18W Power Delivery port for fast charging your iPhone SE, and it has a USB-A port with a 12W charging speed.

The power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, which is useful for recharging the power bank via its USB-C PD port. Another benefit of the Power Delivery port is that you’re able to recharge it at Power Delivery speeds with a PD wall charger. That said, this power bank does not come with a PD wall charger.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD:

  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/1.2A (18W)

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:

USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/1.2A (18W)

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 Ounces

Xcentz 5,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

Yes, we realize that we did recommend that you go for 10,000mAh+ power banks when it comes to charging smartphones, but we couldn’t help but add this power bank to this guide.

This Xcentz power bank has a 5,000mAh power capacity, really only enough capacity for charging your iPhone SE to full power about one or two times. Yes, it’s not much, but the charging power is impressive as there are not many 5,000mAh power banks on the market that have an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port or a USB-A Quick Charge port, but this Xcentz power bank does.

Along with the lower capacity, powerful charging, and very small form factor with a 3-inch length and a 1-inch thickness, this power bank even comes with a USB-C to USB-C and a USB-C to USB-A cable. Yes, we know these cables are not able to charge your iPhone SE, but, incredibly, this power bank has all those add-ons, when the standard is that low capacity power banks tend to feature basic charging and almost always come with no extra accessories.

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Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:

  • Capacity: 5,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W

USB-A Port: 18W

  • Input:

USB-C Port: 18W

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
  • Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.6 Ounces

UGREEN 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

Going back to the high capacity range, this is UGREEN’s 20,000mAh Power Delivery power bank. A basic PD power bank with a 20,000mAh power capacity that can last for days when it comes to charging your iPhone SE.

The power bank has two fast charging ports, with an 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge port. The power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, and it has a digital power capacity screen next to the ports.

The build quality is also a notable part of this charger, and this is because the center of the power bank is a uni-body structure, meaning that it’s only made of a single piece. The two side parts of the power bank are the only separate parts. Not many power banks are made like this, and that’s what makes the build of this charger better than most.

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 UGREEN 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs
Power Capacity20,000mAh
USB-A Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 4.5V/5.0A | 5V/4.5A
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Input5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A
Size6.26 x 3.74 x 1.22 inches
Weight1 Pound

Crave Plus 10,000mAh Slim Power Delivery Power Bank

Crave PLUS 10,000mAh Slim Aluminum Power Bank with Quick Charge & Type C

This Crave Plus power bank is on the more pricey side when it comes to portable chargers, but its build quality is mainly the reason why this charger has its price point.

The Crave Plus power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, a good amount for making the power bank last for about two days. The charging is great because int has an 18W Power Delivery charging speed that can fast charge your iPhone. It also has a Quick Charge port for fast charging Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones. The power bank has two input ports, too.

On top of the charging, the Crave Plus portable charger has the same form factor as a smartphone, and we’re talking near-exact dimensions as it’s as slim or slimmer than some smartphones on the market. The charger is even made of Aluminum, which makes it feel more premium to use.

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Specs of the Crave PLUS 10,000mAh Slim Aluminum Power Bank with Quick Charge & Type C:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-A Port: Quick Charge Speed for compatible devices or 2.4A for Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

Micro-USB or USB-C input: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 9 Ounces

Jackery Bolt Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable

This Jackery Bolt power bank does not feature Power Delivery, so you won’t be able to fast charge your iPhone SE with it. However, the main reason we are recommending this Jackery power bank is that it has a built-in Lighting cable which has a 12W charging speed. So as long as this power bank is charged up, you’re able to charge your iPhone SE without having to bring a cable along with you because the power bank will always have the cable.

The Bolt power bank also has a built-in Micro-USB cable that you can use to charge Micro-USB Andriod smartphones, but most Android phones now use USB-C ports for charging, and we think that Jackery should update that part of the power bank. This charger also has a USB-A port that you can use with any cable, too, and therefore you’re able to charge three devices at the same time.

On top of the charging, it has an LED flashlight and the power bank is made of Aluminum.

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Specs of the Jackery Bolt 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Cables:

  • Power Capacity: 6,000mAh
  • Output: Max Output: 5V/2.4A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 4.3 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 Ounces

Aukey 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank Lightning Input

Yes, we have another 20,000mAh Power Delivery power bank, and this one comes from Aukey. The charger has a high capacity that can charge the iPhone SE to full power about four to fives without having to recharge the power bank.

The main reason why we wanted to add this power bank to this guide is that it has a Lightning input port. Most power banks don’t have a Lightning input port, especially Power Delivery portable chargers, but this one has a Lightning input port, a USB-C, and a Micro-USB input port.

The output ports are an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port for fast charging your iPhone SE and a Quick Charge 3.0 port for fast charging Android smartphones.

Read Review for Aukey 20,000mAh Lightning Input Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 20,000mAh 18W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank with Quick Charge:

  • Power Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh

Output Capacity: 15,000mAh

  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

  • Input:

Micro-USB: 5V/2.0A

Lightning Input: 5V/2A | 9V/2A

USB-C Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Power Indicators
  • Size: 6.9 x 2.7 x 0.9
  • Weight: 13.4 Ounces

AideaZ 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Wireless Charging Power Bank

AideaZ 20,000mAh 18W Wireless Charging Power Bank

We already mentioned a wireless charging power bank in this guide, but that was a low 8,000mAh power bank. This AideaZ power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity, and along with that, it has three ways to charge from it.

It has the 18W Power Delivery charging and the Quick Charge that you can expect for fast charging, but the power bank also has wireless charging at the top. It’s 5W wireless charging, so it’s not exactly fast, but it’s still there if you want to use it.

Along with the powerful and accessible charging, this AideaZ power bank has a digital screen to show the remaining power capacity and fast charging status.

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Specs of the AideaZ 20,000mAh 18W Wireless Charging Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh | Output Capacity: 15,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-A Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

  • Input:

USB-C: 18W

Micro-USB: 18W

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Capacity Display
  • Size: 6.7 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 13.3 Ounces

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