The Steam Deck is a portable gaming console very similar to the Nintendo Switch; however, in this case, the Steam Deck is a lot more powerful and can play various games. For example, you can play God of War (2018), GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many other games on the Steam Deck because the console is practically a PC, just in a tiny form factor. The announcement of Valve’s portable console has caught the attention of many gamers, and rightly so because it can play these high-end games at albeit low graphical settings and a low resolution. Still, you also get the chance to play them at 60 FPS.
The Steam Deck also comes from, Valve, a company that has been much less focused on making videogames for the past few years, but they’re still known to be a trusted company. This is the case for their software, and with the Steam Deck, it’s looking like they hit the right mark with being able to provide a triple-A portable gaming console.
Since the Steam Deck is portable, able to play nearly any PC game that you can think of, and it has a USB-C port for charging, you may want to consider getting a power bank to charge the console with. That’s why in this guide, we’re covering power banks that you can use to charge the Steam Deck with.
Excitrus NitroCharge Pro 25,600mAh 100W Power Delivery Power Bank
When it comes to charging the Steam Deck with a power bank, you’re going to want one that has a high capacity so it can last for a longer duration, and the charging speed from the USB-C port should be 30W or higher. The max recharge rate for the Steam Deck is 45W, and if you get a slower charging power bank, then the Steam Deck will discharge even during charging.
We’re starting this guide with the NitroCharge Pro 25,600mAh 100W Power Delivery power bank. This NitroCharge Pro portable charger is a jack of all trades of type of power while still being insanely powerful with its charging. That’s because the charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, one USB-A Quick Charge port, and up to 15W of fast wireless charging at the top of the power bank. One of the USB-C PD ports has a 45W output, and the other USB-C PD port has a 100W output. You can use either USB-C port to charge the Steam Deck in this case.
In our tests for this Nitrocharge Pro power bank, we could charge a Lenovo tablet, Surface Go tablet, and fast charge of two phones via the USB-A Quick Charge port and the wireless charging pad at the top, at the same time. Similar results can be done while charging the Steam Deck.
Power capacity is also plentiful, with this NitroCharge Pro having a 25,600mAh power capacity that can get the Steam Deck back to full power about two times inf you’re not gaming while charging. Gaming while charging will still give you hours of more gaming time. The Steam Deck has about an 8,000mAh battery size if you want to compare it to power bank capacities in this guide.
|Excitrus NitroCharge Pro 25,600mAh 100W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C 1 PD Output (100W)||20V/5.0A | 15V-12V-9V-5V/3A|
|USB-C 2 PD Output (45W)||20V/2.25A | 15V-12V-9V-5V/3A|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port (18W)||12V/1.5A | 9V/2.0A | 5V/3.0A|
|Fast Wireless Charging Speed||15W|
|Size||7.5 x 3 x 0.9 inches|
MAXOAK 99Wh 26,756mAh AC Outlet Power Bank with Power Delivery
If you only want to use the USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that comes with your Steam Deck, then this MAXOAK power bank may be for you. That’s because this MAXOAK portable charger has a single 100W AC outlet that you can use to plug your original Steam Deck wall charger into; this way, there’s no doubt that you’re getting the best charging speed.
However, if you don’t have your original charger and want to charge directly from the power bank, you can do that, too. This power bank also has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port that you can use to charge your Steam Deck with directly. There are also two USB-A ports, with one of them featuring Quick Charge. Included in the box with this MAXOAK power bank is a USB-C to USB-C cable and a 30W Power Delivery wall charger.
The included 30W PD wall charger can be used to recharge this MAXOAK power bank, and it can be used to charge your Steam Deck directly. The size of this MAXOAK charger is more significant than a regular power bank, but it’s still portable enough if you find the inclusion of an AC outlet to be helpful.
|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|
Baseus 65W 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This Baseus portable charger offers a smaller form factor with great charging power, as this power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity. You can add on many hours of gaming with its 20,000mAh capacity, and the charging is even more impressive. That’s because this Baseus power bank has a 65W USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. You can use the total 65W from the USB-C port if you’re charging one device, but if you’re charging multiple devices such as your Steam Deck from the USB-C port and another two devices from the USB-A ports, then the USB-C PD output drops down 45W.
Recharging this power bank is just as good as the output because you can recharge it at 60W with a 60W Power Delivery wall charger or higher. There is a Micro-USB input port for recharging, but it’s much slower than the USB-C port.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W |
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port |
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This RAVPower portable charger is minimal on the charging ports but has a very high 30,000mAh power capacity that can last days even with a powerful gaming console like the Steam Deck. Charging power is also high, with the USB-C Power Delivery port having a 90W output if you’re charging a single device; the other port on this power bank is a USB-A Quick Charge port, and if you’re charging two devices, the USB-C port drops down to a 65W output while USB-A port outputs 18W.
You can recharge this power bank at 65W with a powerful enough PD wall charger, but this power bank does not come with a PD 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|
Fanttik T8 2000 Amp Portable Jump-Starter with 65W Power Delivery
Recommending a portable jump-starter sounds kind of out of place in a guide meant for power banks for the Steam Deck. However, this Fanttik T8 portable jump-starter can indeed jump-start your car with its 2000 Amp peak current that includes jump-starting cables in the box, and it can charge your Steam Deck. This portable jump-starter features a 65W USB-C Power Delivery port and USB-A port.
In addition to the jump-starting cables, included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to start charging immediately. Of course, this Fanttik power bank is larger than a regular power bank due to its jump-starting capabilities. Yes, we realize it’s ridiculous to recommend a portable jump-starter, but hey, if you ever need to jump-start your car and also want to charge your Steam Deck, that is possible with this Fanttik power bank.
|Fanttik T8 2000 Amp Portable Jump-Starter with 65W Power Delivery Specs|
|USB-C PD Output||20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-A Output||12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Input||20V/3.25A (65W)|
|Peak Current||2000 Amps|
|Size||9.21 x 3.74 x 1.77 inches|
Crave 50,000mAh 60W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Possibly the highest capacity power bank you can get that doesn’t have an AC outlet is this Crave portable charger with a 50,000mAh power capacity. A 50,000mAh power capacity will last a few days when charging the Steam Deck, giving you hours upon hours of gaming time. This is practically the premier power bank for charging the Steam Deck if you don’t care too much about portability; the size and weight of this power bank are quite large and heavier than a 20,000mAh power bank.
Charging power is on par with the power bank, with this Crave PowerPack featuring two USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. One of the USB-C ports has an 18W output, and the other has a 60W output.
Included in the box with the power bank is a 45W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank and can be used to charge the Steam Deck directly.
|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|
Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Most power banks with 30W or higher Power Delivery charging speed have high power capacities, but this Excitrus portable charger is slightly different as it has a 9,600mAh power capacity. With a 9,600mAh capacity, you’ll have a few more hours of gaming, but much less than other power banks in this guide can give.
The charging power is the more impressive part as this Exctrius power bank has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, with most power banks in this capacity range only having an 18W PD port. There are also two USB-A ports, one of them using Quick Charge.
The box includes a USB-C to USB-A cable and a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-A Standard Port||5V/2.1A (10.5W)|
|Max Output||USB-C Power Delivery Port Alone: 45W |
When Charging Multiple Devices: 25W
|USB-C PD Input||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|Size||4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches|