It has finally happened, Apple has actually implemented USB-C with their new iPad Pro model. This is significant because Apple is known for using their proprietary Lightning port, but here we are with them using a universal port.
This is great because it makes the iPad more future-proof as you can connect it to other USB-C compatible devices, with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
Another device from Apple that heavily uses USB-C is Apple’s MacBook and all that’s really left is the iPhone.
With that said, one thing that’s common with basically all of Apple’s portable devices, such as the MacBook, iPad Pro, and the new iPhones from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone XS, would be that they’re all Power Delivery compatible.
Power Delivery with Quite a few Apple Products
Even the iPhone with its Lightning port is still able to charge with a Lightning to USB-C cable and charge at its max charging speed with a USB-C Power Delivery port.
When it comes to charging this iPad Pro, though, it’s going to be using up lots of power with all the high-end specs that it has. The likelihood of you taking this iPad Pro with you on-the-go is pretty high, as it’s one of the thinnest iPad ever.
It basically feels like you’re holding a display.
Fast Charging your iPad Pro On-the-Go
With lots of power being used, the ease of portability and compatibility with USB-C Power Delivery, the use of a power bank with this iPad is a great idea.
Not just any power bank, in this guide we’re going to be covering the Power Delivery power banks that you should use with the iPad Pro so you can charge it at its max charging speed while you’re out and about.
Jackery SuperCharge 26,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger
Even though you basically need an 18W Power Delivery charger to fast charge the iPad Pro, this Jackery SuerpCharge power bank is more worth getting.
The reason for that is because of its 26,800mAh power capacity that can be used to charge the iPad Pro, to its full power about two times. That said, it’s only really possible if you’re using this power bank to solely charge the iPad Pro.
As the iPad Pro has a very large battery. The power capacity from this power bank is also useful for charging other devices, such as smartphones and even a MacBook to full power, too.
Two Powerful Ports
The charging from this Jackery power bank is minimal but powerful. As we said before, you need at least an 18W Power Delivery charging for fast charging.
This power bank has two ports. There is a USB-C Power Delivery port that has a 45W charging speed. The other port is a USB-A port that makes use of Quick Charge.
Comes with a 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger
You can also recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds with a Power Delivery wall charger.
The best part is that this power bank comes with a Power Delivery wall charger that can be used to recharge the power bank and it can also be used to charge the iPad Pro directly.
Specs of the Jackery SuperCharge 26,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh
Output Capacity: 15,400mAh
Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A
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
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery Power Bank
Another very high capacity Power Delivery power bank is one from a top brand, Anker.
Anker has quite a lot of power banks and other charging electronics on the market.
Lots of Power to Use
This PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger of theirs, is one of their best. It has the same high 26,800mAh capacity that we mentioned before.
So there’s plenty of power to use to charge your iPad Pro to its full power at least one time and another time if you’re not charging another device with this power bank.
When it does come to charging devices, you can charge a total of three devices at once with this power bank.
As there are three ports to use.
Two of them are USB-A ports that each have a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The other one is a USB-C port that has a 30W charging speed.
Once again, this port can charge the USB-C iPad Pro at its max charging speed. It can also fast charge a USB-C MacBook, and an iPhone 8, iPhone XS and iPhone XR.
Just remember though, you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge a USB-C MacBook and iPad Pro.
To charge an iPhone with a USB-C port, you’ll need to use a USB-C to Lightning charging cable.
Comes with a 30W PD Wall Charger
This Anker PowerCore+ 26800 power bank also comes with a 30W 1-port Power Delivery wall charger.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger:
Initial Capacity: 26,800mAh
Output Capacity: 20,000mAh
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Port: 30W
- Input: 30W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds
Aukey Slim 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger with Quick Charge
If there’s one thing that you’ll notice when it comes to Power Delivery power banks, it would be that most of them have high power capacities and are, therefore, quite large.
What if you just want a smaller and lighter Power Delivery power bank?
Well, there are a few on the market. The first one that we want to recommend is this Aukey slim power bank has a 10,000mAh power bank.
So you’re going to have to settle for a 10,000mAh power capacity. This much power is not going to be enough to charge an iPad Pro to its full power.
But it will come close.
Mid-range but with Three Ports
The charging behind this power bank is great as it makes use of three ports.
There are two USB-A ports, with one featuring Quick Charge and the other one has a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A.
The one other port is a USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging speed, it’s perfect for the iPad Pro. It’s also useful for fast charging any Power Delivery compatible smartphones, such as the iPhone XS.
Slide it Right into a Pocket
The form factor of this power bank is the best part, as it has a 5.8-inch length, a width of 2.9 inches and a thickness of 0.5 inches.
You can slide this power bank right into a pocket.
Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:
- Power Capacity: 10,000mAh | Output Capacity: 7,400mAh
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
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
Jackery SuperCharge 18W 10,200mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger
Another small Power Delivery power bank would be this Jackery SuperCharge 10,200mAh power bank. Basically, the same power capacity as the previous Aukey power bank.
So you can’t really expect a full power recharge but it’ll come close and still provide power to your iPad Pro while you’re on the move.
Standard Charging with Power Delivery
There are two ports to use with this power bank. There is an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A charging speed.
The portability of this power bank is also great as the charger has a 3.6-inch length, a width of 3.1 inches and a thickness of 0.8 inches.
Specs of the Jackery Supercharge 10,200mAh 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 6,500mAh | Output Capacity: 10,200mAh
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Port: 18W
USB-C Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four White Power Indicators
- Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 8 Ounces
ZMI 20,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank with USB HUB
This ZMI power bank is a high capacity one, but what makes it a little different is that this charger also doubles as a USB HUB.
What does that mean?
Not Just for Charging
Well, when you connect the power bank to the device that you’re using, you’re able to use something like a mouse or a USB flash drive with either of the two USB-A ports.
This can definitely be helpful if you want to share files with the iPad or use a mouse with something like a MacBook.
The power 20,000mAh power capacity of this power bank is useful for charging the iPad Pro to its full power at least once and still have power left to spare.
There are three ports to use with this charger. The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 45W charging speed.
Each of the two USB-A ports has a 5V/2.4A charging speed.
Specs of the ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB:
Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh
Output Capacity: 14,800mAh
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W (15/3A) or 40W (20V/2A);
USB-A Quick Charge: 5V/2.4A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A
USB-A Standard: 5V/2.4A (18W Max)
Max Output: 45W
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 14.2 Ounces
iMuto 20,100mAh Power Delivery Power Bank with Quick Charge
One other Power Delivery portable charger that we wanted to recommend was this iMuto 20,100mAh portable charger. This charger is quite similar to the high capacity Jackery SuperCharge that we mentioned.
This charger also has two ports, with one being a USB-C Power Deliver port that has a 45W charging speed. The other one is a USB-A port that makes use of Quick Charge.
You can also recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds when you use a Power Delivery wall charger.
Specs of the iMuto 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,100mAh
Output Capacity: 15,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A
USB-C Power Delivery Input: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.1A
- LED Power Indicator: 4 Blue LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.3 x 3 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 13 Ounces