There are now many USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptops, and it has been one of the best steps forward when it comes to laptops in recent years. That’s because it enables laptop users to have a much easier time charging their laptops, as they no longer have to rely on bulky DC charging bricks that are cumbersome to carry around.
One of the most popular laptops on the market for Power Delivery compatibility is Apple’s Macbook Pro. One of the slimmest and lightweight laptops you can find, so the use of Power Delivery charging with the laptop makes sense, as PD itself makes charging more streamlined. However, as useful as wall chargers are, you still have to be in a single place to use them, and that’s why a USB-C Power Delivery power bank is more on par with using a Macbook Pro.
There are many Power Delivery power banks because, at this point, there are numerous USB-C chargeable laptops. When it comes to charging your Macbook Pro, you’re going to need a power bank that has a high enough charging speed that it can actually charge your Macbook, and it should have enough power capacity so it can charge the laptop to full power. In this guide, we’re covering power banks to charge the Macbook Pro no matter where you are.
PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
When it comes to using a USB-C Power Delivery power bank to charge your Macbook Pro, you’re going to need one with a 30W charging speed or higher. You could potentially use an 18W USB-C PD power bank, but an 18W speed is too slow, and you’ll likely lose power on your Macbook Pro as the charging speed can’t keep up with the power usage of the laptop.
This PowerArc portable charger is one of the lowest capacity power banks that you can find that still uses a PD charging speed to charge laptops. The PowerArc has a 15,000mAh power bank, while most laptops PD power banks have a 20,000mAh power capacity. That said, you will still be able to charge your Macbook to full power about one time.
You would think that you would be able to charge a Macbook to full power at least two times; however, when you use fast charging such as PD, power capacity is lost during charging. You will have some leftover power capacity after charging your laptop to full power once, though.
This power bank has two USB-C PD ports and a single Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port on the charging side. Each of the Power Delivery ports can output 30W, and since the max output of this power bank is 60W, you can use the max of the two ports at the same time.
Recharging this power bank is just as fast because you can recharge the power bank at 30W with a PD wall charger. However, the power bank doe not come with a wall charger, but it does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)|
|USB-A Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A|
|Three Devices charging at the same time||USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W
USB-C PD Port 2: 12W
USB-A Port: 12W
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)|
|Size||4.5 x 3.1 x 1.0 inches|
RAVPower 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This RAVPower portable charger is more simple on its charging, with this power bank having a single USB-C Power Delivery port and a standard USB-A port. The charging may be simple, but it’s powerful; the single PD port can output 45W of charging power, 15W higher than the normal 30W that most power banks tend to have. Remember, a higher PD charging speed is always better as it charges the Macbook Pro at a faster charging speed.
The standard port on this power bank is not really impressive because it only has a 12w charging speed and does not use Quick Charge 3.0. There are two options for recharging the power bank; you can either use the Micro-USB input port or the PD port. We recommend using the Power Delivery port with a PD wall charger as you can recharge the power bank at 30W.
This charger does not come with a PD wall charger, but it includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|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 USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This Crave portable charger has a massive power capacity, one of the highest Power Delivery power banks that you can find, as this one has a 50,000mAh power capacity. A 50,000mAh power capacity can charge a Macbook Pro to full power about five times if that’s the only device you’re using to charge with this Crave power bank. Of course, with such a high power capacity, you might as well use it to charge smartphones, tablets, and your Macbook to full power at the same same time, too.
The ports on this power bank match its power capacity, with there being two USB-C Power Delivery ports and two Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A ports. One USB-C PD port has an 18W charging speed, and the other one has an 18W speed. It’s best to use the 60W PD port for charging your Macbook and use the 18W port for fast charging smartphones.
You can recharge the power bank at 45W via the 60W Power Delivery port, and the good news is that this power bank comes with a 45W Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box.
With so much charging power, this power bank is large and heavy with a weight of 3 pounds, so it’s definitely not as large as a traditional power bank.
|Crave Powerpack 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (60W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Input 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Input 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Size||8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Going bank down on the power capacity scale but higher on the Power Delivery charging, this RAVPower portable charger may be one of the best power banks to get if you want a ton of PD charging power.
The charger has a 30,000mAh power capacity that can charge a Macbook Pro to full power about two times, and you may have leftover capacity that you can use later or for charging smaller devices such as smartphones to full power. Charging is minimal but very powerful on this power bank, with there being a 90W USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port. A 90W USB-C Power Delivery port can charge at a Macbook Pro at its max charging speed. Also, if you’re using the Quick Charge port and the Power Delivery port at the same time, then the PD port outputs 65W, while the USB-A outputs 18W, so you can still charge your Macbook at a fast speed even if you’re charging two devices at the same time.
This power bank can recharge at 60W, a speedy recharge rate necessary for such a high-capacity power bank. This charger only comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, so you will have to supply your own Power Delivery wall charger.
|RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W Power Delivery Power Bank PB232 Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/4.5A, 90W Max|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A, 18W Max|
|Max Output when using Both Ports||PD 65W + iSmart 18W, Total 83W Max|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A, 60W Max|
|Size||5.9 x 3.4 x 1 inches|
Anker PowerCore 26800 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
If you’re searching for a power bank to purchase for your Macbook Pro, then you have likely heard of Anker, as they’re one of the larger brands that sell portable chargers and other types of changes. This PowerCore 26800 has a power capacity of 26,800mAh, as you could probably tell by the power bank’s name. Lots of power to use, but one of the main reasons to get this power bank is that it gives you the full package.
This means that this Anker power bank comes with a 60W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. You may also use the included Power Delivery wall charger to charge your Macbook Pro directly. The power bank includes a USB-C to USB-C cable, too.
On the output charging side, the USB-C Power Delivery port can output 45W, while two USB-A ports share a 15W charging speed. The charger is built differently as it’s made of Aluminum, while most other chargers you find are made of plastic.
|Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 45W Power Delivery Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||15W Shared|
|Size||6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches|
MAXOAK 45W 99Wh AC Outlet Power Delivery Power Bank
A bit different than other power banks in this guide, this MAXOAK portable charger also doubles as a power station. That’s because this power bank has a 100W AC outlet that can use to plug in a small appliance, or you can plug in a more powerful Power Delivery wall charger than the USB-C port on this power bank.
The PD port on this power bank has a 45W PD charging speed, and there are two USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 ports. This power bank also brings the whole package, including a PD wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable. This portable charger’s size and weight are unlike anything in the guide and definitely not meant for holding for a long duration.
|MAXOAK 99Wh 100W AC10 Portable Power Bank Specs|
|Power Capacity||99Wh | 26,756mAh|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/2.1A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|AC Outlet||100W | 140W Peak Power|
|Size||7.1 x 3.9 x 2.3 inches|