Best USB-C Power Delivery Power Banks for 2020 MacBook Air

The USB-C port is now commonly used, and it’s not only used for smartphones. The biggest impact the new standard port has made is that it’s used with laptops, and this means that you’re more easily able to charge a laptop.

The MacBook Air is one of those laptops that depends entirely on USB-C because the laptop only uses two USB-C ports. This minimalist design may be limited to some as you have to get an adapter if you want to be able to plug in more devices at the same time.

That said, making the USB-C port the main way to charge the MacBook Air means that you can use a power bank to charge it wherever you go. You don’t need to depend on looking for an outlet.

The 2020 MacBook Air comes with a 30W Power Delivery wall charger, and the main takeaway is that the max charging speed of the Apple laptop is 30W. So we’ve chosen a few 30W PD power banks that would best be able to charge your laptop at its max charging speed while you’re out and about.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery 30W Power Bank

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger

 

Using a high capacity power bank to charge the MacBook Air is likely going to be the best option. The 2020 MacBook Air has a 49.9Wh battery and if we assume that the battery has a Voltage of 9V like previous batteries, then we can estimate that the laptop has a 5,500mAh battery capacity. It’s quite a large battery, but at the same time, it’s small considering that it’s being used for a laptop.

The above Anker PowerCore+ power bank does have enough power to be able to charge the MacBook Air to its full power multiples times, and this is what you want when it comes to charging a laptop with a portable charger. You don’t have to worry about running about of power with this power bank for about three days or maybe more depending on how often you’re using it.

The charging power is not lacking because the PowerCore+ uses a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port, so your laptop will be able to charge at its max speed no matter where you are. Two additional USB-A ports can be used to charge smartphones and tablets, while you’re charging your laptop.

The plus side of getting this Anker power bank is that it comes with a 30W PD wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable. You can use the PD wall charger to charge your MacBook directly, and you can also use it to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. The USB-C cable will come in handy any time you’re charging your Apple laptop or recharging the Anker power bank, too.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 with 30W Power Delivery:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 26,800mAh

Output Capacity: 20,000mAh

  • Output:

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 30,000mAh 30W Power Delivery Power Bank with Quick Charge

An even higher capacity power bank than the Anker power bank that we mentioned, is this Aukey portable charger. This power bank has a 30,000mAh power capacity, so you’re able to charge your MacBook to full power about four times to its full power.

The charging is also reliable because the UBS-C Power Delivery port has a 30W charging speed. There are two USB-A ports, with one having a 12W standard charging speed, and the other USB-A port uses Quick Charge. So if you have a Quick Charge compatible Android smartphone, you’re able to fast charge your phone.

That said, if you own a MacBook Air then you likely have an iPhone, which is not compatible with Quick Charge. In that case, you can still fast charge your iPhone, if you have an iPhone X, iPhone 8 or newer, you’re able to fast charge it using a USB-C port with a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.

This power bank can also be recharged at Power Delivery speeds through the USB-C PD port, or you can use the Micro-USB input port to recharge it. However, the Micro-USB input port only has a 12W input.

Specs of the Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank with 30W USB-C Power Delivery:

  • Capacity: 30,000mAh
  • Output:

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4

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

USB-C PD Output: 5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/2A | 14.5V/2A| 20V/1.5A (30W)

  • Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/2A | 14.5V/2A
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

Crave 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank with Quick Charge

An even higher capacity power bank would be this Crave portable charger. This Crave PowerPack has a 50,000mAh power capacity, so there is a ton of power to use, and it can make this charger last for about a week or even more than that depending on how often you charge your MacBook. The high capacity also makes it possible to charge smartphones, your laptop, and tablets to full power at the same time if you’d like.

To add to the powering capabilities, there are four powerful ports to use. There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports, with one being an 18W PD port and the other is a 60W PD port. The 18W PD port is going to be most useful for charging smartphones, while the 60W PD port will be able to charge fast charge your MacBook and most other USB-C chargeable laptops.

The other two ports are Quick Charge ports, that can fast charge Android smartphones, and they can still charge Non-Quick Charge compatible phones.

The Crave PowerPack can also recharge through the USB-C PD ports, and it’s going to be best to use the 60W PD port to recharge it with, as it can recharge the power bank at 45W. The good news is that this power bank comes with a 45W Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C cable.

Read Review for Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh PD

Specs of the Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh:

  • Power Capacity: 50,000mAh
  • Output:

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

  • Input:

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

Jackery SuperCharge 26800 45W Power Bank with Wall Charger

The charging from this Jackery power bank is minimal, but it’s very powerful. It features a 26,800mAh power capacity, so there’s enough power to last you for about three to four days of constant use. 

There are two ports to use with this power bank. One is a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, and the other is a standard 12W USB-A port. The USB-C port can fast charge your MacBook, and it can provide an even better-charging speed for other USB-C laptops that can charge faster than 30W.

The USB-A port on this Jackery power bank is colored Orange and that usually indicates that it features Quick Charge, but it does not. If you connect an Android smartphone to the port it will only charge at 12W.

You can recharge the power bank at 45W, and you can do it right out of the box because this Jackery power bank comes with a 45W wall charger. You can also use the wall charger to directly charge your MacBook, too.

This Jackery charger also has a digital display that shows how much power capacity is left, rather than a few dots.

Read Review for Jackery SuperCharge 45W Power Bank

Specs of the Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

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

Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank with Wireless Charging

Okay, so we’ve recommended a few high capacity power banks with some powerful Power Delivery charging. Those types of power banks are useful for the power that they offer, but they can be large and heavy.

Mid-range power banks like the above Aukey power bank can offer a good balance between charging power and portability. That said, they do have slower charging.

This Aukey power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, so you can expect to get about 1.5 full charges for your MacBook Air. Possibly just one full charge depending on how heavily you’re using it.

The charging from this power bank is powerful but not as powerful as the other power banks that we mentioned. This is because the USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed, so your MacBook won’t be charging at its max speed, but it’ll be close.

The other port is a USB-A Quick Charge port, and this power bank even features wireless charging, so you can place your smartphone at the top and charge it.

The form factor of this power bank is one of the main highlights, as it has a length of only 5.6 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches. So you can have a charger for your MacBook in your pocket.

Read Review for Aukey 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank

Quick Charge Port5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C PD Port5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Samsung Phones Wireless Charging10W
iPhone Wireless Charging7.5W
Other Wireless Charging Smartphones5W
USB-C Input5V/3A | 9V/2A
Micro-USB Input5V/2A | 9V/2A
LED Power IndicatorFour White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging
Size5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
Weight8 Ounces

Anker PowerCore+ 10000 with Built-in USB-C Cable

Power banks that use built-in cables can be a lot more reliable than ones that don’t have built-in cables because you always going to have a way to use the power bank. This Anker PowerCore+ 10000 power bank is especially reliable because of its minimal but useful charging.

So, this power bank features only one output charging method and that would be from the built-in USB-C cable. The USB-C cable can charge at 18W. So it’s not 30W, but it’s enough to charge your laptop.

This Anker power bank does have a USB-C port, but it’s only useful for recharging and you can recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds when you use a PD wall charger. That said, this power bank does not come with a PD wall charger.

It has a 10,000mAh power capacity, so expect to get a single full charge from this power bank.

Overall, it might not have the fastest charging speeds or the highest capacity, but this Anker power bank will always have the ability to charge your USB-C devices because of its built-in cable. All you have to do is make sure it’s recharged.

Specs of the PowerCore+ 10000 with Built-in USB-C:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

Built-in USB-C Cable: 18W

  • Input: 

USB-C Input: 18W

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.7 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 7.7 Ounces

Crave Plus Pro 20,000mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank

Crave Plus Pro 20,000mAh USB-C 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger

 Going back into the higher capacities, this is the Crave Plus Pro power bank has it all and with a super slim form factor that is not common when it comes to similar power banks.

The charger has a 20,000mAh power capacity, so it’s a good amount that can get you two to three full charges for your MacBook Air laptop.

The charging portion is the more impressive part because there are two Quick Charge USB-A ports and a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port.

The part that you’re going to notice right away is the form factor of this power bank. It has a length of 7 inches, but even so, that’s about the size of most smartphones these days. The thickness of the power bank is 0.7 inches, so it’s easy to place this into your pocket than some 10,000mAh power banks that have a 1-inch thickness.

The build quality of this charger is also great because it’s made of Aluminum, and not plastic, which most power banks are made of.

Read Review for Crave Plus Pro 20,000mAh 45W Power Bank

Specs of the Crave Plus Pro 20,000mAh USB-C 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh | Output Capacity: 14,800mAh
  • Output:

USB-A Ports: Quick Charge and a Standard Charging Speed of 5V/2.4A for Non-Quick Charge Compatible Devices

USB-C Port: 45W

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 30W

  • LED Power Indicator: Four White Power Indicators
  • Size: 7 x 3.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

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