Best Power Banks for Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 is one of the most famous smartphones out on the market and for simple reasons. It features the latest in tech with its Snapdragon 820 processor that provides amazing performance, a screen that’s awesome to look at, and of course, a very large battery capacity. Also, along with the large battery comes its compatibility with Quick Charge 3.0 because you’re really going to need it with the big battery that it has.

Even though the Galaxy S7 does have a big battery, it’s still going to run out sooner or later and you’re going to need a charge when that happens. Not just any power bank is going to do the job when it comes to charging a Samsung Galaxy S7 because there are few smartphones like it. A power bank that’s used with the Samsung Galaxy S7 is going to need to have a power capacity and charging to match its standards.

This is why Charger Harbor has put together a list of the best power banks for your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s important to know that the Galaxy S7 has a power capacity of 3,000mAh and the Galaxy S7 Edge a capacity of 3,600mAh.

#1: Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0

Anker is known to be one of the best charging electronic companies and this rings very true when it comes to their power banks because if not all, most of their portable chargers offer great quality. This goes for their power capacity, the conversion rate of the power capacity, charging speeds, build quality and overall aesthetic of their portable chargers.

In this case, this Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of their very popular power banks because it’s able to bring a strong package when it comes to charging a Galaxy S7. With that said, it’s important to know that there are 3 variations of the Anker PowerCore 10000.

Here are 3 Different Versions of the Anker PowerCore 10000

There’s the Normal Anker PowerCore 10000, then the Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0 and then there’s the Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC that uses Cooling Technology and also uses Quick Charge 3.0.

What version of the Anker PowerCore 10000 is best to use with the Samsung Galaxy S7?

The plain Anker PowerCore 10000 is best to used with standard charging devices, meaning devices that aren’t compatible with Quick Charge technology.

With that said, the PowerCore 10000 with QC 3.0 and the PowerCore Speed are the best versions to use with the Galaxy S7. Both of them have Quick Charge 3.0 tech that’s going to charge your Galaxy S7 at its max charging and that means that it’ll Output 5-6V-3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A of charging speeds. Also, important to know that the Anker PowerCore 10000 in general just has a single charging port which means that you’ll only be able to charge a single device at a time; which is another reason why it’s one of the best power banks for the Galaxy S7 because it’s so small.

So small that is can fit into a pocket, or you can hold it in your hand while you’re charging your smartphones.

How’s the Conversion of Power of the Quick Charge 3.0 and PowerCore Speed

Although there is a small but significant difference between the Quick Charge 3.0 version and PowerCore Speed and that would be the Output power capacity that you can actually use. When you’re using Quick Charge charging with the Anker PowerCore 10000 Quick Charge 3.0, then the conversion is quite bad at 50% and that means you’ll be receiving 5,000mAh of power capacity.

On the other hand, the Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC is able to have a conversion rate of 70% because of its cooling technology and that means you’ll receive about 6,000mAh-7,000mAh of Output power capacity.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 10000

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh             Real Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:   Max Output: 5V/2.4A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

#2: BlitzWolf 10,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank

This BlitzWolf power bank has two charging ports. One of the charging ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and another one has Quick Charge 3.0. It’s power bank that’s very useful for not only charging your Galaxy S7 but also for charging another device at the same time. This is because you can connect your Galaxy S7 to the Quick Charge port to charge at its max speed and connect the second smartphone with the other port; the other port actually has a fast charging speed too that can charge tablets like an iPad at its max charging speed.

You have More Control over Conversion of Power

With that said, if you want to conserve as much power for charging your Galaxy S7 a few times, then it’s best to just charge a single device at a time. Since charging two devices at the same time will burn through more power capacity and give you less conversion. However, if you’re only using the Quick Charge port, then you’ll be able to get about 60% of conversion. This way, you’ll get about 2 full charges for your Galaxy S7.

The Sizing

Not too much larger than the above Anker PowerCore 10000, this BlitzWolf power bank can still be portable in your hands, but the thickness of it can make it uncomfortable to place into a pocket.

Read Review for BlitzWolf 10,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank

Specs of the BlitzWolf Quick Charge 3.0 10,000mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh            Real Capacity: 7,500mAh
  • Output:   Output 1: 5V/2.4A   Output 2: 5V/2.4A (Universal) 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A (QC3.0)
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.5 x 4.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces

#3: PowerAdd 10,050mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Charger

This PowerAdd does things a little differently, of course, it has a Quick Charge 3.0 charging port that’s going to charge your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at their max charging speeds. However, the other charging port only offers a charging speed of 5V/1.0A, which is slow.

Quick Charge speeds are Also Used in Recharging

With that said, one of the best aspects of this power bank is its recharging because it has a recharge speed of 5-9V/2.0A  | 12V/1.5A and that means when you use a Quick Charge USB wall charger to recharge the power bank, it’ll be fully recharged within 4 hours. For a 10,000mAh power bank, that’s very fast charging, and we think utilizing Quick Charge not only with an Output port but also with an Input port is a clever thing to do to add more quality.

Also, even though you can charge two devices at once, it’s best to charge your Galaxy S7 alone with the power bank so you don’t use power unnecessarily because the other charging port has slow charging. The two best parts of this PowerAdd power bank is its Quick Charge Output and Input capabilities.

Read Review for PowerAdd 10,050mAh Power Bank

Specs of the Poweradd 10,050mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,050mAh            Real Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:   Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5-6V/3.0A     6-9V/2.0A      9-12V/1.5A         Normal USB Port:   5V/1.0A
  • Input:      5-9V/2.0A   12V/1.5A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 4 x 2.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.6 Ounces

#4: Imazing Power Bank 10,000mAh

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The Imazing power bank does truly have amazing charging prowess. Since all of its charging options are built on speed. It has one Quick Charge 3.0 charging ports and another 5V/2.4A charging port. The recharging for the power bank done through a USB-C Input port.

Using USB-C as an Output Port

So you can recharge a Galaxy S7 at its max charging with the Quick Charge 3.0 and use the other USB port to charge a standard charging device most likely at its max charging too. In addition to the Output charging, the USB-C port can be used as an Output when you use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and charge devices that are compatible to use USB-C charging like a Google Pixel or a One Plus 3 smartphone.

Recharging Using USB-C

The Recharging is done very well too, but you’ll need two things to make the most out of recharging the Imazing power bank; a Quick Charge USB Wall charger and a USB-A to USB-C charging cable. Then you’ll be able to recharge the power bank at a 5V/3.0A rate and have a full recharge within 4 hours.

It’s a long power bank, but it makes up with its thinness. If you really wanted to, you could fit this into a back pocket or simply hold the portable charger while charging your S7.

Read Review for Imazing 10,000mAh power Bank

Specs of the Imazing 10,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:          Advertised Capacity: 10,000mAh           Real Capacity: 9,000mAh
  • Output:             Quick Charge: 5V/3.0A           Normal Out for USB: 5V/2.4A        USB Type-C: 5V/3.0A
  • Input:      5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 8.3 ounces

#5: Eighty Plus 10,000mAh Power Bank with USB-C

We think this Eighty Plus power bank is one of the best power banks for the Galaxy S7 because of the minimal but VERY useful charging features it has.

It has the must have Quick Charge 3.0 charging port that you can use to charge your S7 at its max charging speed. Then there’s the USB-C charging port and Micro-USB port.

The Micro-USB port is just an Input port to be used for recharging if you only have a Micro-USB charging cable. With that said, if you have a USB-C charging cable the possibilities open up with the USB-C charging port because by using a USB-C to USB-C charging cable, you can use the USB-C charging port as an Output port; this will result in being able to recharge compatible USB-C smartphones and even Laptops at the same time you’re charging your Galaxy S7.

Options for Recharging Eighty Plus Power Bank

Also, if you use a USB-C to USB-A charging cable and have a Quick Charge wall charger, then you can fully recharge the Eighty Plus power bank within 3.5-4 hours. Of course, if you don’t have a USB-C cable or Quick Charge wall charger, that’s alright because you can just use the Micro-USB Input port that is conveniently available.

Read Review for Eighty Plus Power Bank

Eighty Plus 10,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0/USB-C Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:                 Advertised Capacity: 10,000mAh        Real Capacity: 6,000mAh – 7,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/2.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 9.5 ounces
  • Comes with 30cm USB-C to USB-A cable

#6: Tronsmart 10,400mAh Power Bank

You’ve noticed the trend by now, lots of these power banks that use Quick Charge 3.0 also have USB-C charging ports. This is because USB-C is a type of charging that is perfect to use in tandem with Quick Charge

A Power Bank Built on Prowess

This Tronsmart Presto power bank is very minimal and that’s a good thing. It has Quick Charge 3.0 charging port and a USB-C charging port. Of course, you’d use your Galaxy S7 or any other smartphone with the Quick Charge 3.0 port and you can also use the USB-C port to charge smartphones and other USB-C compatible devices like a MacBook.

To use the USB-C port as an Output you need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable, and the USB-C port has an Output charging port of 5V/3.0A. The recharging is done through the USB-C port as well, and to recharge the Tronsmart Smart Presto power bank at its max recharge speed you should use a Quick Charge wall charger for the speed of 5V/3.0 and that will result in the power bank being fully recharged within 4-5 hours.

Read Review for Tronsmart Presto Power Bank

Specs of the Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:                 Advertised Capacity: 10,400mAh        Real Capacity: 8,400mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Indicators
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Comes with 30cm USB-C to USB-A cable

The Best Larger Capacity Power Bank for Galaxy S7

#7:  MGCool 16,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Not we’re entering a high capacity range to charge your Galaxy S7 with and these power banks are going to prove to be more useful in terms of longevity because they can give more full charges.

A Higher Power Capacity for More Charges for your Galaxy S7

In this case, this MGCool power bank has an initial power capacity of 16,000mh and with its use of two fast charging technologies like using a Quick Charge 3.0 charging port and a USB-C charging port too; then the conversion can suffer quite a bit. This will result in a usable Output power capacity about 10,000mAh. This is really good, though, considering that you can charge a Galaxy S7 to its full power about 3 times when this MGCool power bank is at its max power.

There’s Quick Charge 3.0 charging charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones and a USB-C Output port that can charge USB-C compatible devices.

Quite the Strong Build

Even though the normal thing is that USB-C ports can be used to recharge power banks, that’s not the case here and instead, you must you use the Micro-USB input port to recharge the MGCool power bank. Other than that, its powerful charging options the MGCool power bank has great build quality with about 3/4 of the power bank being covered in rubber to withstand drops and just a little water on the rubber side.

Read Review for MGCool 16,000mAh Power Bank

Specs of the MGcool 16000mAh Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,000mAh            Real Capacity: 13,000mAh
  • Output:   USB Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A    USB-C Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A
  • Input:     Micro-USB: 5V/2.4A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 11 Ounces

#8: Aukey 16,000mAh Power Bank with Two Charging Ports

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This Aukey power bank doesn’t have Quick Charge 3.0 but it does have Quick Charge 2.0, but the Galaxy S7 can still charge at Quick Charge 2.0 charging speeds. There’s one charging port that uses Quick Charge 2.0 and another port that uses AiPower charging.

The power capacity of starts at 16,000mAh and depending on whether you’re charging 2 or 1 devices at once, the Output power capacity is most likely going to go down to 10,000mAh that you can actually use.

A High power Capacity but Pretty Good Portability

So if you have noticed, the powering capabilities of this power bank ar quite good but that’s not the best part of the power bank. No, what is the best part is just how portable all of this power is because it’s only 0.7 inches in thickness and the length of the charger is 6.5 inches and a width of 2.9 inches. You can easily take this power bank anywhere you take your Galaxy S7.

Read Review for Aukey 16,000mAh Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,000mAh             Real Capacity: 14,000mAh
  • Output:

AiPower Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge 2.0 Port: 5V 2.4A | 9V 1.67A | 12V 1.25A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 3 Colors to indicate Power Capacity
  • White = 70% – 100%
  • Green = 30% – 70%
  • Red = 0 – 30%
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 12 Ounces

The Best High Capacity Power Banks for the Galaxy S7

#9: RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

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Now if you want to have lots of full charges for your Galaxy S7 and we meant a lot, then high capacity power banks are the way to go. Such as this RAVPower power bank that has a power capacity of 20,000mAh.

Options for Charging

It has a 3 ways to charge devices from. There’s a Quick Charge 3.0 and AiPower charging port; as well as a USB-C port. With that said, the Quick Charge 3.0 charging port doesn’t exactly have Quick Charge 3.0 charging speeds because the highest that it can charge is 5V/2.4A and the lower the speed goes, then Voltage increases just as Quick Charge should, but the main flaw is that the fastest charging speed of QC 3.0 should be 3.6-6.5V/3.0A.

With that said, the ability to charge 3 devices is quite awesome because you can charge your Galaxy S7 at/near its max charging speed, have another device charging with the AiPower USB port that has a charging of 5V/2.4A and charge a USB-C compatible device by using the USB-C port.

Options for Recharging

There are two ways to recharge the RAVPower power bank, either through its Micro-USB Input port or the USB-C one. The Micro-USB input only recharges the power bank at 5V/2.0A and the USB-C used as an Input is much faster at a recharge speed of 5V/3.0A. As long as you’re using a Quick Charge wall charger when you’re using the USB-C port to recharge the power bank, the recharge time will be short at 5-6 hours. Not bad for a 20,000mAh power bank.

Read Review for RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank

Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  iSmart Port: 5V/2.4AQuick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input      5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

#10: Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

For Charging your Galaxy S7 Lots and Lots of Times

The last power bank in this list of best power banks for your Galaxy S7, there’s this Aukey 30,000mAh power bank. The reason to get this power bank for your Galaxy S7 is because of its power capacity since you’ll be able to charge your S7 about 8-9 full times and a Galaxy S7 Edge will be able to do about 6-7 full charges.

The Charging Options

Another primary reason to get this power bank is because of all of its powerful charging capabilities.  There’s the Quick Charge 3.0 port that you can use with either Quick Charge 3.0 or 2.0 compatible devices and the AiPower and USB-C charging port. The AiPower port has a max charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the USB-C port has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A. So you can charge 3 devices at once and all of them are going to receive some very fast charging.

Recharging Done Right

Along with the awesome Output charging that your devices receive, the recharging of this high capacity power bank is equally as good. This is because you can use both the Micro-USB and USB-C ports at the same time to recharge the power bank and that will result in a total of 4 Amps of recharging speed, which will result in a 7 hours recharge speed of this 30,000mAh power bank. That’s a fast recharge!

However, it’s important to realize that even though it’s powerful with its power capacity and charging abilities, it may be quite small but is heavy and that can make portability difficult.

Read Review for Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank

Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 30,000mAh             Real Capacity: 27,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A

USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A     Individual Usage: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A       Individual Usage: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicators: Power Button Indicates 3 Colors
  • Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds

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Review: MGcool 16000mAh Portable Charger Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

USB-C Power banks are becoming more common and this is mainly because there are more devices that are starting to use the USB-C way of charging and syncing. If you don’t know yet, USB-C is a new charging technology that allows for faster charging and syncing with other devices, ultimately the USB-C tech will overcome the Micro-USB era and then USB-C will become the standard. However, this change is somewhat slow but it’s coming and this is why many charging electronic companies have already made power banks with USB-C to make sure they’re ready for a faster-charging era.

This is the MGcool power bank not only uses USB-C to provide fast charging, it also uses Quick Charge 3.0 from its USB port. Let’s see if this powerful power bank is indeed powerful.

Power

Power Capacity:

The MGcool power bank starts out with an initial power capacity of 16,000mAh and even during charging with its Output power capacity, it does lose much. That’s because the power bank uses LG batteries and they’re basically on the same level as Panasonic batteries. If you’ve read our many other power banks reviews and more specifically Anker power bank reviews, then you probably know that Panasonic batteries are able to result in a better Output power capacity simply because they offer better conversion during charging. Not only that but these kinds of batteries are able to hold much more of the batterie’s capacity even after many charging cycles. That’s basically why this power bank is able to pull off a 13,000mAh Output power capacity.

With a 13,000mAh Output power capacity, quite a lot can be done. You can charge most smartphones about 4 times or more, so it’s a great power bank to use with smartphones. Even you’re going into the tablet territory this portable charger can still hold up pretty well. That’s mainly true for when you’re charging Mini tablets like the iPad Mini 2 and 4 because they can charge at least once with this charger. If you’re charging full-sized tablets then it’s going to take the entire power capacity of the MGcool charger.

Overall, there’s enough power capacity charge a range of different sized devices, and if you’re going with the most usual route of charging smartphones only, this charger can last for days without needing a recharge.

DevicesMGcool 16000mAh Portable Charger Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (Output Capacity = 13,000mAh )Phone CapacityMGcool 16000mAh Portable Charger Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
iPhone SE13,000mAh 1,624mAh11,376mAh
8.0X
iPhone 613,000mAh 1,810mAh11,190mAh
7.1X
iPhone 6 Plus13,000mAh 2,915mAh10,085mAh
4.4X
iPhone 6s13,000mAh 1,715mAh11,285mAh
7.5X
iPhone 6s Plus13,000mAh 2,750mAh10,250mAh
4.7X
Samsung Galaxy S613,000mAh 2,550mAh10,450mAh
5.0X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge13,000mAh 2,600mAh10,400mAh
5X
Samsung Galaxy S713,000mAh 3,000mAh10,000mAh
4.3X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge13,000mAh 3,600mAh9,400mAh
3.6X

Output Charging:   USB Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A    USB-C Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A

USB Quick Charge 3.0 Port:

The USB charging port is going to be the more used charging port on this power bank. This is because it can be used with any device that charges using USB and not only is it compatible for fast charging for Quick Charge compatible devices, but you can also use the Quick Charge port to charge standard charging devices at their max charging speeds. This includes all the way to charge tablets at their max charging speeds of 5V/2.4A and any other smartphones that have a max charging speed under that as well.

As for Quick Charge compatible devices, this power bank is still compatible to charge Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 devices at their max charging speeds. With the higher level of charging being at 3 Amps with higher Voltage. Even when Amperage goes down, the Voltage during charging goes up considerably which makes the charging speed constant; and that’s what Quick Charge is known for. Fast and CONSTANT charging speeds.

USB-C Port:

Then there’s the USB-C port that will most likely be used by only a handful of people. This is mainly because not many people yet own smartphones or other devices that recharge with USB-C. With that said, to use the USB-C port you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. The charging speed that the USB-C port delivers is on the same level as the USB Quick Charge port and as a result, you can expect your USB-C compatible smartphones to charge at their max charging speeds.

Another thing that is quite useful is that you can even charge MacBooks that use the USB-C way fo charging and Chromebook Pixels as well. Although, the charging speed of the MGcool doesn’t exactly meet max charging speeds for large devices like those and so the charging will be rather slow.

Overall, the charging speeds that this MGcool power bank is able to deliver is objective and highly efficient charging. If you own either a Quick Charge or USB-C compatible devices, or even better if you own both; then this power bank is going to be highly useful. Not only with its power capacity but the charging experience that it can deliver.

Input Charging:

The power bank is NOT recharged through the USB-C port, instead, there’s a Micro-USB Input port that’s used to recharge it. If you’re using a 2.4 Amp wall charger or higher, then you can recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. This way, the power bank will be fully recharged within 7-8 hours.

To know the best wall chargers are to use with this MGcool power bank, take a look at our Wall charger reviews.

Design

Size and Weight:

It’s that large of power bank where you’d be forced into setting it down and yet it’s large enough that most of the time setting it down will seem like the most convenient option. It’s even thin enough that you could potentially fit it into your back pocket if you really wanted to.

It has a length of 6 inches, a width of 2.6 inches, and a thickness of 0.9 inches. So it may not be that large and as a result, you can very well hold this power bank in your hand. With that said, the weight of it is 11 ounces and that’s nearly a pound. So, for the most part, it’s going to be up to you. holding it won’t really make sense unless you’re simply holding it to use it when you reach your location.

Although there’s the rubber wrapping that envelopes about 80% of the power that features many grooves on it and this makes the power bank very easy and comfortable to hold.

Functional Components:

On the functional side, MGcool has a created a unique style to allow the user to realize where the functional parts. They did this by covering most of the power bank is rubber and having a small portion of the charger being a color a really bright red. This is where you’re going to find the charging Output and Input ports, as well as the power button. Charging automatically begins when you connect devices to the power bank and that mainly leaves the power button as a way to check the power capacity that’s left on it.

There are 4 LED power capacity indicators on top of the charger and a single green LED light that indicates when charging is going on. More charging electronic companies should consider a light that indicates active charging because many people want to be ensured that their devices are indeed charging and don’t want to check their smartphone; rather, than ca just check the light on the power bank itself. It’s quite a useful features that not many other power banks make use of.

Build

Structure and Material:

It’s not a rugged power bank, but it is a tough one. That’s because as we mentioned before, this power bank has rubber that covers the entirety of the charger. So if you were to drop it, then the shock would go into the rubber the part. Underneath the rubber is the Aluminum casing of the MGcool power bank and it’s quite tough as well.

A great charger for everyday use and it’s even better to have such a  large power capacity being so safe.

Tech:

This charger features a lot of safety charging tech. With some of the main ones being Surge, Short-Circuit, and a Reset Control protection. There’s even more of an array of power bank safety tech features that are able to keep charging safe even when you’re using this power bank to its limits, and you can check them out below.

There’s also the usage of LG battery cells that’s able to give better conversion during charging and allow the batteries to keep more of their capacity even in the long-term.

Reliability

It’s a reliable enough power bank for those that only own standard charging devices. We say this because if you’re not taking advantage of the fast Quick Charge or USB-C charging speeds, then you’re just paying a price of the power bank for nothing. Sure you’ll be able to get fast charging with the USB Port but you can get just as fast charging with a standard power bank that offers Max standard charging speeds.

On the other hand, if you own either a Quick Charge or USB-C compatible devices, this power bank is highly useful as you’ll be able to charge your devices at a very fast charging speed. So the reliability for this MGcool power bank isn’t bad, but it will vary depending on what devices you’re using with it.

Summary:

Power:

The power capacity is able to keep itself rather high with its usage of LG batteries that are efficient in providing great conversion rates. Charging options are all fast as a both the Quick Charge and USB-C charging speeds are both basically Quick Charge.

Even the Input is able to charge at a Max standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

Design:

It’s not too large and yet it’s quite heavy. For the most part, you’re going to want to set it down and use it, although the rubber wrapping with its texture makes it really comfortable to hold.

Another thing about the rubber wrapping is how it’s able to distinguish the location of the functional parts of the charger so well. The power bank makes use of a LED light that indicates when charging is happening.

Build:

It’s a tough enough power bank that it can withstand falls for those unfortunate times and that’s mainly because of the rubber around it being able to take the shock damage.

Reliability:

The reliability for this power bank shines the most when you’re using it with either Quick Charge or USB-C compatible devices. This is mainly because if you’re not using the special fast-charging technology then you’re not exactly getting your money’s worth.

Specs of the MGcool 16000mAh Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,000mAh            Real Capacity: 13,000mAh
  • Output:   USB Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A    USB-C Port: 5V-6V/3A,6V-9V/2A,9V-12V/1.5A
  • Input:     Micro-USB: 5V/2.4A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 11 Ounces

Conclusion:

USB-C and Quick Charge are still growing charging technologies and more charging tech companies realize that creating these power banks that are able to work with that fast charging tech is able to give them an edge. This newer era of power bank is rising and in the future, they’ll be the norm as many devices will transition to a more efficient way of charging.

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Review: BlitzWolf Quick Charge 3.0 10,000mAh Power Bank

There’s a certain standard that a power bank must reach before it’s able to have two charging ports. This mainly is attached to its power capacity, because a power bank with a power capacity of the only 5,000mah would not have 3 Ports and yet there are still portable chargers that have 6,700mAh of power capacity that have 2 charging ports. At that point, it then matters more of what those charging ports are capable of doing.

This is the BlitzWolf 10,000mAh power bank and it has quite the capable charging ports.

Power

Power Capacity:

So the power capacity initially starts at 10,000mAh and you’ll lose a respectable amount during charging. This means that you’re not going to be losing much power capacity since this charger uses Panasonic battery cells that allow it to have a better conversion rate during charging. In the end, you’re really going to receive a power capacity of about 7,500mAh of power.

With 7,500mAh of power capacity to actually use, you can get about 3-4 charges for most of the smartphones. As for tablets, if you wish to charge your tablet devices at or at least close to their full power capacities then it’s best to charge them alone so the conversion doesn’t worsen with 2 devices charging at once. Overall, it’s a really standard of the amount of power that can either last you one entire day if you’re charging 2 devices. Or it can very well last you for a few days if you’re using it to only charge your smartphone.

Output Charging: Output 1: 5V/2.4A   Output 2: 5V/2.4A (Universal) 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A (QC3.0)

On the charging side of things, Blitzwolf really knows what standard of charging speeds are.

This is because the first port has an Output charging speed of 2.4 Amps and this speed is the Max standard charging speed before Quick Charge. This port is perfect to charge any standard device as this port will be able to charge those devices at their fastest charging speeds. This definitely goes for iPads, as iPads have a max charging speed of 2.4 Amps, and most smartphones that aren’t compatible with Quick Charge tech are able to charge anywhere below 2.4 Amps and at their max charging speed.

With that said, though, Output 2 has all the same charging capabilities that Output 1 has, AND it takes advantage of Quick Charge 3.0.

Yes, Output 2 can have an Output of 5V/2.4A and still be able to provide Quick Charge charging speeds. On the Quick Charge 3.0 spectrum, those compatible devices will be able to charge at 3A/2A/ and 1.5 Amps of charging speed. Of course, the other major part of Quick Charge is not only the increased Amperage, it’s also the increased Voltage.

At 3 Amps: 3.6-6.5V

At 2 Amps: 6.5-9V

1.5 Amps: 9-12V

The increased voltage during charging makes the Amperage current more stable and therefore provides more constant fast charging. You can read and learn more about Quick Charge tech here.

Input Charging:

On the recharging side, this power bank does well enough.

It has a max recharge rate of 5V/2.0A and as a result, if you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger then it will be fully recharged within about 5 hours. If you’re using anything lower like a 1 Amp wall charger then it will take 10 hours to fully recharge. So take our advice and make sure that you use a 2 Amp wall charger or higher.

We recommend something very standard but still very powerful like the Anker PowerPort 2, that has two 5V/2.4A Output ports.

Design

Size and Weight

For what’s able to do and the amount of power capacity it has, we really like the size and weight of the charger.

It has a length of 5.5 inches, a width of 4.3 inches and a thickness of 1.3 inches. The weight of the Blitzwolf power bank is 8.8 ounces. Overall it’s actually not that bad to hold in a single hand, as long as you’re charging only a single device like your smartphone. trying to fit it into your pocket isn’t a comfortable experience and even if you do have a big enough pocket this power bank is simply too thick.

Most of the time you’re going to be finding yourself either holding it or setting it down. It’s not the most portable in its class but does a well enough job that you can still walk and use it.

Functional Components

All functional components are on a single side of the power bank, expect for the 4 LED Power capacity indicators which can be found on top of the charger.

On the side of the power bank is where there is the 2 USB Output Ports, the Micro-USB Input port, and the power button. The power bank begins charging automatically when you plug a device into in and charging stops when there aren’t any devices connected to the power bank. This leaves the power button to really only have the function of checking the power capacity.

Build

Structure and Material

The power bank is made of Anodized Aluminum and it makes it structurally strong against falls but you shouldn’t be treating it like a rugged power bank, though. Moreover, the portable charger only has 3 parts that make it whole with only the large center piece and the 2 side panels.

Tech

On the tech side of things, the power bank takes advantage of Pansonic battery cells that allow it to have a better conversion rating edge and also, the batteries are able to last longer and not lose their power capacities over time as quickly. On the safety side, the charger uses the basic set of Short-Circuit, Surge and Overcharging protections to keep you and your devices safe during charging.

Reliability

This power bank is the very vanilla type of reliable and we mean that in a nice way. It doesn’t do anything special but it has optimized Power and Design to it that makes it reliable for what it has. There aren’t any points of this power bank where we “Wish” for it to have something different than what it already has. Instead, it does just well enough for what it has and with that, it can provide enough power capacity and a powerful charging experience that can satisfy anybody’s charging needs.

Even the size of it can be very portable and reliable.

Summary:

Power:

Output power capacity is pretty good and will allow you to get 3-4 full charges for most smartphones, and if you want to charge your tablet near or at its full power capacity then it’s best to charge it alone. The charging speeds are quite good with Output 1 being able to supply a Max Standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A and Output 2 being able to also Output 5V/2.4A and Quick Charge 3.0 charging speeds.

Design:

It’s a small enough power bank that you can easily hold and use it at the same time. All the functional parts are nearly on a single side and the charging automatically begins. It’s a very easy to use power bank.

Build:

Even though it’s not a rugged power bank it does a good job at holding itself together with its Anodized Aluminum shell. The power bank uses Pansonic battery cells that make the conversion rate better and Panasonic battery cells are better batteries to use in the long-term.

Reliability:

It’s really standard way of doing things is what makes it so reliable. It has just enough power capacity to stay on the safe side with 2 very powerful charging ports.

Specs of the BlitzWolf Quick Charge 3.0 10,000mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh            Real Capacity: 7,500mAh
  • Output:   Output 1: 5V/2.4A   Output 2: 5V/2.4A (Universal) 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A (QC3.0)
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.5 x 4.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces

Conclusion:

This BlitzWolf power bank doesn’t do anything too much out of the ordinary but it does take nearly all the extraordinary things that other power banks are seen to exclusively have and makes it rather ordinary. We at Charger Harbor see this as a very strong attribute as this power bank is able to charge nearly any devices that you connect to it at its fastest charging speed.

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Review: Lumsing Portable 3-Port USB Charger 15,000mAh

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It’s not very common for a power bank that has lots of charging ports to provide the value that it’s supposed to. We say this because most power banks that have plenty of charging ports aren’t able to give the best charging experience, simply because the ones that do have lots of charging ports don’t have that good of a charging speed or don’t have a very good power capacity. There needs to be more than just plenty of ports and this is where quality is very important to have.

This is the Lumsing 15,000mAh power bank that has 3 charging ports. Let’s take a look if it’s able to live up to its 3 charging port legacy or if it falls to the rest of the market that think they can pass by with just fluff.

Power

Power Capacity

For a 3 port power bank, we’d say that it’s kind of bizarre for such a power bank to have a power capacity of 15,000mAh but here we are. With that said, there has been another 3-port portable charger that we’ve called the EasyAcc 15,000mAh portable charger; it did pretty well with its power capacity, and not only that, but it did really great with its charging speed. It was also the charging speed with the EasyAcc that effected the Output power capacity that it was able to provide. The same goes for this Lumsing charger.

This Lumsing charger uses Lithium Polymer batteries, so Output power capacity is going to be quite lower than the initial power capacity and when you couple that with the dependency of what the Output Amp Current will be, then the Output power capacity can fluctuate quite a lot. However, right now, we’ll assume that most of the time you’ll be charging 2 devices most of the time and use about 2.5 Amps at a time. This can result in having a conversion rate of about 75%, which is 11,250mAh of power capacity that you’ll actually be using.

We know that’s a lot of power capacity that’s being lost, but let’s focus on what you can do with it. For smartphones, this powerful power bank can dominate in that domain, which means that it can charge most smartphones about 4 times or more. As for tablets, this power bank can still do a great job then too and this is mostly when you’re charging a tablet alone so it can take advantage of most of the power capacity. For Mini tablets, they can easily charge to their full battery potential. For larger, full-sized tablets, it’s going to be able to charge them about halfway or three-quarters of the way through.

DevicesLumsing Portable 3-Port USB Charger 15,000mAh (Output Capacity = 11,250mAh)Phone CapacityLumsing Portable 3-Port USB Charger 15,000mAh
iPhone SE11,250mAh1,624mAh9,626mAh
6.9X
iPhone 611,250mAh1,810mAh9,440mAh
6.2X
iPhone 6 Plus11,250mAh2,915mAh8,335mAh
3.8X
iPhone 6s11,250mAh1,715mAh9,535mAh
6.5X
iPhone 6s Plus11,250mAh2,750mAh8,500mAh
4.0X
Samsung Galaxy S611,250mAh2,550mAh8,700mAh
4.4X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge11,250mAh2,600mAh8,650mAh
4.3X
Samsung Galaxy S711,250mAh3,000mAh8,250mAh
3.7X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge11,250mAh3,600mAh7,650mAh
3.1X

Output Charging: Per Port: 5V/2.4A      Max Output: 3.2 Amps

So there’s nothing more we like seeing than a power bank that’s able to share its charging current between its charging ports, this way there’s no compromise of what Output port is able to deliver faster charging and what is limited to a slower charging speed. In this case, each of the ports is able to deliver a Max Standard charging speed of 2.4 Amps. With that said, the most important thing to remember is that the Max Output is 3.2 Amps.

We say that the Max Output is important because you can only take full advantage of 2.4 Amps from 1 single port at a time. This means if you connect a tablet to a charging port, it will be able to charge at its max charging speed of 2.4 Amps. Then when you connect another tablet the charging speed of the two tablets will become 1.6 Amps, since the Max Output is 3.2 Amps. This isn’t to say that the charging speed of the power bank is bad, but it is to say that the charging power ceiling is quite low and if you plan on charging multiple tablets, then this isn’t the best the power bank. Instead, the EasyAcc 15,000mAh portable that we mentioned earlier might just be better with its 4.8A Max Output.

Although, this charger is still very capable of charging smartphones at their max charging speed with it being able to divide the 3.2 Amp Output among 2 or 3 devices very well.

Input Charging: 5V/1.8A

Recharge speed is quite good although it could be better, it does well enough. If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger or higher then it’s going to be fully recharged within 6-7 hours. If you’re using anything slower than a 2 Amp wall charger, then you could be waiting about 14 hours for it to fully recharge.

Design

Size and Weight

For a 15,000mAh power bank, we find it to be very small and so small that it’s about the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus. As a result, it’s really portable.

This is because the Lumsing portable charger has a length of 6.2 inches, a width of 3 inches and a thickness of 0.7 inches. So it’s small enough that it can fit into your pockets and we find that it can very easily fit into a back pocket just like a smartphone can. Fitting this power bank along with your smartphone into the pocket isn’t something that is very possible, though. With that said, the main downside is the weight because the charger weighs 11.7 ounces, and that’s nearly a pound.

Functional Components

The functional components have their quirks by the way they’re placed but it’s all mostly for functional reasons. You can find the 3 USB Charging Output ports and the Micro-USB Input port on the short side of the power bank. A slightly strange thing about the USB ports is that a single USB port is placed at an offset. It’s placed at an offset so it’s easier to place charging cables into the power bank.

On the long side is where you can find the power button and on top is where there are 4 LED Power capacity indicators. Charging does NOT automatically start charging, instead, you have to press the power button 2 times to begin charging. Charging stops when either there are not devices connected to the power bank or the devices that are being charged are fully charged.

Build

Structure and Material

The entirety of the power bank is made of plastic and it has about 3 separate pieces that come to together to make it whole. Overall, there’s nothing bad about the structure of the charger but it’s definitely not in the rugged category. You’ll be able to use it every day but don’t drop it as the shock from the fall, along with its heavy weight can result in some sort of damage.

Tech

On the tech side, the Lumsing portable charger made a strong focus to provide a strong safety tech feature environment. The safety tech that it features are Overcharge, Over-Current, and Short-Circuit protection; all these ensure that you and your devices are safe during charging with no matter how much or long you’re charging your devices.

Reliability

We always take into consideration the other things that power bank features other than the amount of charging ports it has. This Lumsing charger does a very good job with providing value with the 3 charging ports that it does have. Sure, there are power banks that have a higher Max Output Current, but even with its 3.2 Amp Max Output, this charger is still able to provide value to smartphones and tablets. It’s just going to depend on what you’re charging with what.

We find the power capacity to be much lower than expected and if you expect to rely on the entirety of the power capacity that it initially offers, then it’s going to be a disappointment. However, portability isn’t a disappointment and is actually really good with its small dimensions.

Summary:

Power:

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Conversion rate could use some work as you’re losing close to 4,000mAh of power capacity. With that said, it does a great job at charging smartphones multiple times and it can charge some tablets to their full power capacities. Charging speed is designed very well, with a Max Output of 3.2 Amps, with each port being able to Output 2.4 Amps and all the charging ports are able to share their charging speed.

Design:

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It’s small enough that you can fit it into your pocket and we say that a power bank that you can fit into your pocket is designed very well. It doesn’t begin charging automatically, so you have to press the power button.

Build:

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It’s made of plastic and there’s no way for it to deliberately survive falls, so it’s best not to be rough with it. On the inside is where most of the build qualities excel with lots of safety charging tech.

Reliability:

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With 3 charging ports comes 3 times more responsibility and the Lumsing portable charger does well with increasing its responsibility of providing a charging experience that provides lots of value.

Conclusion:

Lots of ports just not justify a power bank to be useful, it matters more on what it can do with its charging ports and how well it does it. In this case, the Lumsing power bank does well enough but it doesn’t deliver a charging experience that goes very far in terms of being extraordinary.

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Review: Vinsic Slim 20,000mAh Power Bank

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High capacity power banks are becoming more advanced simply because they’re able to have more features because of their increased size. It’s with the larger power capacity, that these portable chargers are able to exceed in areas of design and power. With that said, these kind of charges aren’t the best to take with you on-the-go but the increased features may just make you get them because of the convenience and awesome capabilities that these portable chargers hold.

This is the Vinsic 20,000mAh slim power bank, or at least in terms of a 20,000mAh power bank it’s slim. Although, this shouldn’t be mistaken for Vinsic’s other 20,000mAh charger.

Power

Power Capacity

Initial power capacity is 20,000mAh and the Output power capacity is going to depend on how you’re using the power bank. This is because the power bank has 3 Output ports. So if you’re using all 3 at the same time, then the Output power capacity will be lower and the fewer Outputs you use, the more Output power capacity you will be able to use. So right now we’re going to assume that most of the time, you’ll be charge 2 smartphones or at least the equivalent of 2 smartphones with this power bank. As a result, you can expect an Output capacity of about 16,000mAh. We know that’s 4,000mAh of power deducted from the initial capacity, but since the charger doesn’t use any kind of special batteries like Panasonic batteries, and as a result the Output capacity will be quite a lot lower than the initial one.

Even so, an Output capacity of 16,000mAh is still going to be able to provide lots of charges to smartphones, we’re talking about 5 times or more for most smartphones. If you’re charging devices like tablets, then the power bank can charge higher end iPads that have bigger battery capacities to full capacity only once if you’re taking full advantage of the power bank’s power. However, if you’re charging lower end iPads with smaller capacities, then you can expect 1.5 charges. It’s important to know that when you’re charging a tablet and want it to charge to full, then it’s best to charge it alone.

DevicesVinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank (Output Capacity = 16,000mAh)Phone CapacityVinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank
iPhone SE16,000mAh1,624mAh14,376mAh
9.8X
iPhone 616,000mAh1,810mAh14,190mAh
8.8X
iPhone 6 Plus16,000mAh2,915mAh13,085mAh
5.4X
iPhone 6s16,000mAh1,715mAh14,285mAh
9.3X
iPhone 6s Plus16,000mAh2,750mAh13,250mAh
5.8X
Samsung Galaxy S616,000mAh2,550mAh13,450mAh
6.2X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge16,000mAh2,600mAh13,400mAh
6.1X
Samsung Galaxy S716,000mAh3,000mAh13,000mAh
5.3X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge16,000mAh3,600mAh12,400mAh
4.4X

Output Charing:

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QC USB Output: DC 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

For those that have smartphones that are compatible with Quick Charge, this Vinsic power bank features Quick Charge 3.0. So if you’re charging a smartphone that is able to charge at Quick Charge speeds, then you’ll be able to take advantage of constant fast charging as there are 3 Amperage ranges with 3, 2, and 1.5 Amps. The higher the Amperage the lower the Voltage, but even with the highest Amperage of 3 Amps, the Voltage can still be 3.6-6.5 Volts. The lower the Amperage, the higher the voltage, so even if the charging speed (Amperage) goes down during charging for Quick Charge, with the Voltage being high, the charging speed is more constant.

Standard USB Output: DC 5V 2.4A

Then there’s the standard USB port that is able to deliver a Max Standard charging speed of 2.4A. This port will be able to charge any device at its max charging speed, except for Quick Charge compatible devices because you’d connect those devices to the Quick Charge port. Overall, this port is nearly equivalent to the Quick Charge port other than the fact that it doesn’t have Quick Charge. It’s best to use a tablet with this port and any smartphones that you’d like.

Type-C Output: DC 5V 3A

Something that is becoming more common with high capacity power banks is the usage of a Type-C Output. The Type-C port can be used as both as an Input and Output port but we’re talking about the Output side of it. To use the Type-C port as an Output, you’re going to have to use a Type-C to Type-C charging cable to use it with devices that are compatible to charge with Type-C. So you can even use this power bank to charge the newer Macbook models that use Type-C but be warned that the voltage amount doesn’t meet the standard charging requirements for a Macbook and it may not charge a Macbook that quickly.

Input Charging:

Micro USB Input: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2A

Type-C Input: 5V/2A

There are 2 ways to recharge the power bank, either with the Micro-USB port or the Type-C port. With that said, you can only use one or the other to recharge the power bank and that kinda suck. Also, we thought that the Type-C Input would provide faster charging than the Micro-USB Input port but that’s not the case because the Micro-USB port provides more Amperage and Voltage when it comes to recharging.

The best wall charger to use when recharging this power bank is to use a 2.4 Amp wall charger and if you’re using that, then you can expect recharge time of 7-8 hours.

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Design

Size and Weight

It’s a large and heavy power bank, and that’s really to the point.

The length of the power bank is 6.1 inches, the width is 3.5 inches and the thickness of the power bank is 0.83 inches. It’s a heavy charger weighing in at 14.9 ounces. It’s really not comfortable to hold this power bank even if you’re charging a single device because it’s large so it’s difficult to fit it into a single hand. So it’s best to set it down and use. Of course, it’s really meant to be set down and used if you’re charging more than a single device.

Functional Components

All the functional parts of the power bank can be found on a single panel on the power bank.

On the side panel, you’ll find the 2 USB charging ports, the Type-C port, and the Micro-USB port. There’s also the LCD power capacity display that shows power capacity in a percentage way. There’s no power button, or rather there is a power button but it’s not the kind of traditional power button. The power capacity display is the power button because the display is a touch display. When you double tap the display, the power capacity of the power bank shows up and when the power bank is on, you can just tap the display again to turn it off.

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An LCD display to show power capacity is steadily growing as other power banks such as the Lumina and iMuto use the same system, although the ability of it being touch screen is not nearly as common.

Build

Structure and Material

It’s a well-built power bank with the charger not having too many separate pieces. The centerpiece is just two pieces that are connected together and then there are the two side panels. The material that’s used is ABS, which is basically a higher quality plastic material that can withstand more constant wear. With that said, it’s still just a normal portable charger and has no special physical traits that make it strong like a rugged power bank. So it’s best to take caution while you’re walking so you don’t drop it.

Tech

On the tech build side of things, there’s nothing too special, since the power bank doesn’t use any special batteries to improve its conversion rate but it does well with lots of safety tech features. These safety techs include Short-Circuit protection, Temperature Control, Over-Voltage, and Over-Current Protection.

Reliability

The reliability of this high capacity power bank is basically answered for itself. With its high capacity that can potentially last for days or even weeks and plenty of charging options, this power bank is very reliable.

However, the reliability range is going depend on how you’re using the power bank. If you’re ONLY using the USB Standard charging port, then there’s really not much reason to purchase the charger. If you’re also charging 2 devices using both of the USB ports then the reliability increases more and if you’re using all 3 Output ports then reliability is at an all-time high. You don’t have to be using all the Output ports at the same time for reliability to be considered good but if you’re taking advantage of what they have to offer, then this portable charger will prove to be very reliable.

Summary:

Power:

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It has a high power capacity but depending on the way you use it, the Output power capacity can be a lot lower than 20,000mAh. There is 3 Output charging options and each of them is able to provide fast charging. There are 2 ways to recharge the Vinsic power bank, either through the Micro-USB or Type-C port.

Design:

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It’s a manageable power bank but with that said, it’s not very comfortable to hold and use. So it’s best to just set it down and use. The most notable thing is that it doesn’t have a power button, instead, you can tap the power capacity display to turn it on and off.

Build:

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Nothing too special about the build but it does hold up well.

Reliability:

reliability

Reliability for a power bank like this is usually high but in this case, it’s going matter if you’re using the most of the charging options it has.

Specs of the Vinsic 20,000mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,000mAh             Real Capacity: 16,000mAh
  • Output:   Max Output:

QC USB Output: DC 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard USB Output: DC 5V 2.4A

Type-C Output: DC 5V 3A

  • Input:

Micro USB Input: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2A

Type-C Input: 5V/2A

  • LED Power Indicators: LCD Power Capacity Display
  • Size: 6.1 x 3.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 14.9 ounces

Conclusion:

The Vinsic 20,000mAh power bank is able to offer a variation of ways to charge and has uncommon design abilities. It’s actually a portable charger that could use some improvements with some tech build but other than that it does well in the high capacity arena of power banks.

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Review: ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30,000mAh

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When a power bank has a lot of power capacity it also means that it’s capable of offering more than just plenty of power that can last for days. It means that it can provide more charging options, faster charging speeds and ways to charge devices that aren’t the norm with other power banks with lower power capacities. These kinds of power banks are for those times when you want your portable charger to last as long as possible and want the most out of portable tech.

This is the ZeroLemon ToughJuice that has a whopping 30,000mAh power capacity. Let’s see if it has much more to offer than just a high power capacity.

Power

Power Capacity:

So the power capacity is massive with this portable charger being able to have an initial power capacity of 30,000mAh. With that said, the Output power capacity is going to fluctuate a lot depending on how you’re using the power bank. This is because the power bank has 5 Output charging ports and the more Outputs you use at once, the less Output capacity you will have since there’s more conversion power happening that will result in more power being lost. With that said, we’re going to assume that the most amount of devices at you’ll have charging most of the time is 2-3 devices. As a result, you can expect an Output capacity at about 24,000mAh. Yes, we know that’s a drastic change from the original power capacity of the power bank but this is the kind of equivalent exchange that happens when you’re charging many devices at once. Also, there’s the lack of use of Pansonic battery cells and any other tech that is able to improve conversion rate.

So the Average Output power capacity of 24,000mAh is still plenty of power to charge smartphones about 7 times or more. As for tablets, if you’re solely charging tablets then you can expect to get 3 full charges for most tablets that have a rather lower battery capacity like an iPad Mini. The power bank can even charge laptops like Macbooks that are able to recharge using the Type-C cable, and you can possibly get 1 full charge for a Macbook.

The power capacity of this charger is going to be able to last you for days or even weeks. It’s one of the best portable chargers to keep in case you don’t’ have a stable source of power like a wall charger.

DevicesZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30,000mAh (Output Capacity = 24,000mAh)Phone CapacityZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30,000mAh
iPhone SE24,000mAh1,624mAh22,376mAh
14.7X
iPhone 624,000mAh1,810mAh22,190mAh
13.2X
iPhone 6 Plus24,000mAh2,915mAh21,085mAh
8.2X
iPhone 6s24,000mAh1,715mAh22,285mAh
13.9X
iPhone 6s Plus24,000mAh2,750mAh21,250mAh
8.7X
Samsung Galaxy S624,000mAh2,550mAh21,450mAh
9.4X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge24,000mAh2,600mAh21,400mAh
9.2X
Samsung Galaxy S724,000mAh3,000mAh21,000mAh
8X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge24,000mAh3,600mAh20,400mAh
6.6X

Output Charging:

3 x USB Ports: 5V/1.0A

Quick Charge 2.0 Output: 5V/2.4A 9V/1.67A 12V/1.35A

Type-C Output: 5V/2.5A

Along with the high power capacity, you’ll have plenty of ways to charge your devices.

3 USB Ports with 5V/1.0A Charging

There are 3 USB ports that are each able to Output 1 Amp of charging speeds. It’s a slow charging speed, which we thought wasn’t really good because ZeroLemon went ahead with quantity rather than a quality approach. We would have much rather preferred that there would be 2 USB Ports that have a charging speed of 5V/2.0A rather than just a single amp for 3 ports. This is because if you’re connecting a device to any of the three 1 Amp ports then it’s most likely not going to charge at its fastest charging speed.

However, we do think that it’s convenient to have 3 charging ports to charge 3 devices at once, but it’s not most quality assured way to go about charging.

Quick Charge 2.0 Port

The Quick Charge 2.0 port is a very welcoming feature for those that have Quick Charge 2.0 devices and even for those that don’t have Quick Charge 2.0 devices. If you do have Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 compatible devices then you’ll be able to charge your device very quickly at a variation of 2.4A, 1.67A, and 1.35A. The best part is that voltage is increased even if the Amperage during charging drops, which is why Quick Charge is so fast at charging by providing 5, 9 and 12 Volts of power. Of course, the Quick Charge port is able to deliver a Max Standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A, and it’s best to connect your smartphone that isn’t compatible with Quick Charge to this port and for tablets as well.

Type-C Output

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The last Output port is the Type-C Output that can be used with devices that are compatible to charge with Type-C. The only way to use the Type-C port as an Output port is to use to use a Type-C to Type-C cable and with that, the port is able to deliver a Max Output of 5V/2.5A. This is what we meant that the power bank is able to charge MacBooks with its Type-C Output port. The Type-C port IS NOT an Input port.

Input Charging: 5V/2.0A

This high capacity power bank only has an input charging speed of  2 Amps and as long as you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger or higher then it will be recharged within 12-13 hours. If you’re using anything lower than a 2 Amp wall charger, then you’re going to be waiting a full 24 hours for the power bank to fully recharge. We’d relly like to see higher capacity portable chargers take advantage of faster input options like the Anker PowerCore 26800 and EasyAcc Monster are able to use 2 Micro-USB Input ports to recharge at half time.

Design

Size and weight

Of course with its powering capabilities, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is one large power bank.

The length is 7.1 inches, the width is 3.6 inches and it has a thickness of 1.3 inches. It’s also a heavy power bank at a weight of 1.5 pounds. There’s no way that you’re going to miraculously fit this into your pocket, and holding it in your hand while you’re using it won’t fair too well either because of its large size and heavy weight will eventually become cumbersome to hold. So it’s best to place this power bank into a bag and opt to set it down and use it for the best charging experience.

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Functional Components

You would think that a power bank with 5 charging ports would be quite difficult to use but it’s not.

The 4 USB charging ports are nearly in the same location on the short side of the power bank. The Type-C port is really close the USB ports with it being on a long side of the charger. The Micro-USB Port is on the opposite long side of the power bank. Lastly, the power button and-and 4 LED Power capacity indicators are on top. The 4 LED power capacity indicators are within the power button.

Overall, the power button is barely even used because charging begins when you connect a device and charging stops when there aren’t any devices connected. Although, if charging doesn’t begin on its own, then you can always press the power button to begin charging and you can use it to check the power capacity of the power bank.

Build

Structure and Material

This high capacity power bank is more than just being capable of providing plenty of power, it’s also really tough. The portable charger has an outer casing that envelopes itself over the main power bank’s body and as a result, it is much more resilient against shock damage from falls. Charging ports have covering flaps over them and once they’re covered, it’s at least water resistant. However, this isn’t to say that the power bank can take water easily. You SHOULD NOT submerge it into the water but it is more capable of protecting itself from the elements than your usual power bank.

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Tech

There’s nothing really special about the tech, other than the usual safety tech that most power banks are able to provide, Temperature control, Short-Circuit and Surge Protection during charging. It makes charging 5 devices at the same time entirely safe.

Reliability

With its high power capacity, plenty of charging options and tough casing, the ZeroLemon Juice pack is very reliable. We realize that 3 of the 5 charging options are slow at charging but the power capacity and longevity that you’re able to get with this power bank is something that isn’t offered by many other chargers out there. It’s not the most portable charger either but that’s to be expected and you’re bound to find the same level of portability with equal power capacities.

Reliability is going to be off the charts for those times when this power bank is your only source of power.

Summary:

Power:

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The power capacity is high even with the lowered average Output capacity of 24,000mAh. It’s still enough to charge nearly any device, no matter what their battery capacity is, multiple times. The charging speeds could use some work and add more quality with 3 of the USB charging Output ports only offering 5V/1.0A.

Design:

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It’s a large power bank, but that’s to be expected with it having an initial power capacity of 30,000mAh and having 5 Output charging options. It’s really easy to use with the power button barely even being used.

Build:

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The build of the power bank’s structure is really strong with an outer casing that can withstand shock damage. The charging ports have cover flaps over them that make the power bank water resistant.

Reliability:

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It’s a reliable charger right from the get-go because of its insanely high power capacity and the ability to charge 5 devices at once. With that said, it can be quite difficult to be portable with its large size and heavy weight.

Specs of the ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30,000mAh:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 30,000mAh             Real Capacity: 24,000mAh
  • Output:

3 x USB Ports: 5V/1.0A

Quick Charge 2.0 Output: 5V/2.4A 9V/1.67A 12V/1.35A

Type-C Output: 5V/2.5A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 7.1 x 3.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 14.1 ounces

Conclusion:

High capacity power banks are very reliable chargers because they’re able to offer so much more than just power capacity. They can offer more charging ports, more speed, and better builds. Having more power is just the beginning for power banks like these and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

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Review: Aukey 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0

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Power banks with special fast charging tech are always awesome to have if you’ve got compatible devices because you’re able to bring a fast charging experience that you’d get with a wall charger with you on the go. There’s also the benefit of having a high power capacity when you’ve got fast charging too. With those two combined, a power bank may very well be worth it to get.

This is the Aukey PB-T3 16000mAh Power Bank that utilizes Quick Charge 2.0 and has quite a unique design that many other portable chargers within its class don’t really have. Let’s take a look if this power bank is just boasting or if it actually delivers on what it promises in this Charger Harbor Review.

Power

Power Capacity:

The initial power capacity of this power bank is 16,000mAh, so it’s pretty high but you’re losing to lose quite a bit of power capacity if you’re utilizing some of the fast charging that this charger has to offer. Both of the charging ports are able to deliver 2.4 Amps and one of the ports is Quick Charge 2.0 enabled. As a result, you can expect to lose about 2,000mAh-4,000mAh of power capacity depending on your usage of the charger. In this case, we’ll assume that it’s used moderately and you’ll get a power capacity of about 14,000mAh.

With an Output capacity of 14,000mAh, you’re still going to be able to charge many kinds of devices numerous amount of times. This hefty Output capacity will be able to charge a smartphone about 4 times or more. If your goal is to charge a tablet with this power bank, then you can expect about 1.5 charges if you’re charging two devices at once; but if you’re charging tablets with lower than usual power capacities like the iPad Mini 2 and 4 versions, then you can expect 2 full charges.

DevicesAukey 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 (Output Capacity = 14,000mAh)Phone CapacityFosPower PowerActive 10,200 mAh Power Bank
iPhone SE14,000mAh1,624mAh12,376mAh
8.6X
iPhone 614,000mAh1,810mAh12,190mAh
7.7X
iPhone 6 Plus14,000mAh2,915mAh11,085mAh
4.8X
iPhone 6s14,000mAh1,715mAh12,285mAh
8.1X
iPhone 6s Plus14,000mAh2,750mAh11,250mAh
5.0X
Samsung Galaxy S614,000mAh2,550mAh11,450mAh
5.4X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge14,000mAh2,600mAh11,400mAh
5.3X
Samsung Galaxy S714,000mAh3,000mAh11,000mAh
4.6X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge14,000mAh3,600mAh10,400mAh
3.8X

Output Charging: Port 1 (AiPower): 5V/2.4A      Port 2 (Quick Charge 2.0): 5V 2.4A | 9V 1.67A | 12V 1.25A

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There are two charging ports with this high capacity power bank and both of them are able to deliver fast charging. The Green colored port is AiPower, which is able to deliver 5V/2.4A charging rate. 2.4 Amps is the max standard charging that will be able to charge most smartphones at their max charging speed and will charge tablets at their max charging speed of 2.4 Amps.

Then there’s the Quick Charge 2.0 port that is able to deliver the same thing that the AiPower port is able to give but it’s also able to Output Quick Charge speeds. The fastest charging rate that the Quick Charge port is able to give is 2.4 Amps at 5 Volts. Then it may go lower than that but the voltage during charging increases if the Amperage decreases for Quick Charge compatible devices. Overall the charging speed is at an optimal level whether you’re charging normal devices and Quick Charge compatible devices.

Input: 5V/2.0A

If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger to recharge this power bank, then it’s going to take approximately 6-7 hours to fully charge it. Using anything lower than a 2 Amp wall charger then it can double the recharge time and take 14 hours to fully recharge the power bank.

Design

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The physical structure of the power bank is one of the most noticeable things about it and it’s quite surprising because it’s slim. The length is 6.5 inches, 2.9 inches in width and it’s 0.7 inches in thickness. So it’s a long power bank but the slimness makes it possible to place the charger in a large back pocket. It’s actually more possible to place this portable charger in a back pocket than the Lumina 15,000mAh charger. With that said, though, the charger is somewhat heavy at 12 ounces and that’s over half a pound. You’re going to be able to feel some weight but it’s not so heavy that it’ll be cumbersome to hold in your hand. It’s best to just place it down and use if you’re not willing to hold it or if you’re charging 2 devices at once.

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The functional parts of the power bank are basically in the same general location with the charging Output and Input ports being on the side, and the flashlight being in the same location. The power button is on top of the power bank. The flashlight can be turned on by pressing the power button twice quickly. Another function of the power button is that you can press it to check the capacity that’s left in the power bank.

That’s about it for the power button because charging automatically begins once you connect a device to the power bank and it turns off automatically if there aren’t any devices connected to the charger.

Power capacity indicators aren’t very efficient with this power bank because it’s only indicated with 3 colors. The colors appear on the power button.

  • White = 70% – 100%
  • Green = 30% – 70%
  • Red = 0 – 30%

Sure, on paper the concept of the power capacity indicators seems alright but it can be confusing to tell just how much there really is and whether or not you should recharge the power bank. There are also cases that a power capacity color may stay the same until the charger loses all of its capacity. Aukey should consider implementing either a Dot capacity indicator system or a Digital Display System like the iMuto and Lumina chargers have for a more accurate read on capacity.

Build

The physical structure of the power bank is nearly a uni-body structure with it just having a top and bottom piece. The material it’s made of is plastic. Even though the outer structure of the power bank is strong and sturdy, the inside is more of a threat because the power bank uses Lithium Polymer batteries, which is why it’s so slim. If the charging gets too heated a repeated amount of times, then it can cause the battery to swell and then that will result in the structure of the charger to swell. Although this can be a common issue, if this problem does occur then you can always take advantage of Aukey’s 24 Month warranty.

On the inside pertaining to safety tech, there are features to make sure the charging is safe with Over-Current Protection so the power bank shuts off after all devices are fully charged, Short-Circuit Protection, and Surge Protection.

Reliability

Reliability with most high capacity portable chargers is almost always high because their power capacities are able to last long and charging speed is faster than the usual. In this case, the power capacity can wane at times if you’re making full use of the charging speed, but then you have to take into account the fast charging that you’re getting from this power bank with AiPower’s 2.4 Amps and Quick Charge 2.0 with its increased Voltage. Speaking of Quick Charge 2.0, this power bank is great for those that have Quick Charge compatible devices because they can take advantage of the Quick Charge charging port.

Summary:

Power:

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The power capacity can fall short at times when you’re pushing the charging speed but you’ll still be able to get enough charges in for smartphones and possibly 2 full charges for some tablets if you know what you’re doing. Charging speed is great with the AiPower port being able to deliver 2.4 Amps and the Quick Charge 2.0 port being able to deliver an equivalent amount of power and even more for Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices.

Design:

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It’s a slim power bank that’s somewhat heavy and if you’ve got big enough back pockets then you can fit it there. The power capacity indicator system could use some work because it’s difficult to tell what capacity the power bank is close to.

Build:

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At a physical structure level, the power bank does well but if the Lithium Polymer batteries heat up, then they can start to swell and morph the power bank’s structure.

Reliability:

reliability

High capacity portable chargers are reliable for the most part and the same goes for this one. It’s going to be reliable to its peak if you’re actually using a Quick Charge 2.0 compatible device with it.

Specs of the Aukey 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,000mAh             Real Capacity: 14,000mAh
  • Output:

AiPower Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge 2.0 Port: 5V 2.4A | 9V 1.67A | 12V 1.25A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 3 Colors to indicate Power Capacity
  • White = 70% – 100%
  • Green = 30% – 70%
  • Red = 0 – 30%
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 12 Ounces

Conclusion:

Aukey has created a great power bank that can deliver a very well-rounded charging experience. With its power capacity and charging speed, that’s enhanced with Quick Charge 2.0. The build can fall apart if the battery swells, but Aukey’s 24-month warranty is there to save you. Other than that it gives the basis of what portable power should be; portable, powerful, and long-lasting. A flashlight is just a plus.

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Review: RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

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High capacity portable chargers may not be the most desired type of power banks. Sure, they have large power capacities that can potentially last for days but they’re simply not that portable. It’s best to go for a smaller charger if you plan to be on the go for charging reasons. With that said, a high capacity power bank is still capable of great feats. They are able to provide plenty of value with not only their high power capacities.

The high capacity battery pack that we’re reviewing is a RAVPower 20,100mAh power bank that has more than just what’s expected. It brings new things to the portable charging field that’s becoming more apparent with these kinds of chargers.

Power

Power Capacity

As we already mentioned, this portable charger has a power capacity of 20,100mAh. Of course, like nearly all power banks, that’s not the actual power capacity that you’ll be receiving. Instead, the capacity of this charger is quite varied. Since it has a few different charging options, the charger’s capacity can change by the way you use it. Let’s say you’re charging 3 devices at the same time; then the capacity will be a lot lower than the original 20,100mAh power capacity. However, assuming that most people will use this power bank in a moderate way and as a result, the real capacity that you’re most likely to get is 17,100mAh. This is mostly due to the charging options and how fast the charging is.

The faster the charging that you get, the more power that will be dissipated through the charging current. So there’s really no way to pinpoint the power capacity but it’s still a lot of power that will last you longer than lower capacity charges. The power bank can charge smartphones about 4 times or more and tablets can charge 2 full times. Some tablets with lower power capacities can charge even more times. You can expect to keep using this power bank without needing to recharge it, for a few days or even a full week if you’re using it scarcely. Ultimately, even with the power that’s lost during charging, you can expect this power bank to still live up to its high capacity.

DevicesRAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0 (Output Capacity - 17,100mAh)Phone CapacityRAVPower 27,000mAh AC Outlet Power Bank
iPhone SE17,100mAh1,624mAh15,476mAh
10.5X
iPhone 617,100mAh1,810mAh15,290mAh
9.4X
iPhone 6 Plus17,100mAh2,915mAh14,185mAh
5.8X
iPhone 6s17,100mAh1,715mAh15,385mAh
9.9X
iPhone 6s Plus17,100mAh2,750mAh14,350mAh
6.2X
Samsung Galaxy S617,100mAh2,550mAh14,550mAh
6.7X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge17,100mAh2,600mAh14,500mAh
6.5X
Samsung Galaxy S717,100mAh3,000mAh14,100mAh
5.7X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge17,100mAh3,600mAh13,500mAh
4.75X

Output:

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iSmart Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

Charging speed can vary depend on what charging ports you’re using but ultimately charging speed from this power bank has fast charging.

iSmart Port (Output)

There two USB charging ports. One charging port is RAVpower’s iSmart tech and is able to charge at 5V/2.4A charging speed; which is the max standard charging rate.

Quick Charge (Output)

The other USB charging port uses Quick Charge 3.0 and also Quick Charge 2.0. The charging speed of the Quick Charge port isn’t exactly the traditional charging speed that you would expect from Quick Charge. This is because the charging speed can be 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A. The charging speed for Quick Charge is solid in the voltage department and as a result, you can expect the charging speed to be constant for the Quick Charge compatible device that you connect to it. However, the Quick Charge charging speed doesn’t deliver 3 Amps of charging, which Quick Charge is known for. Even so, the increased voltage makes the Amperage delivery to your device more stable and ultimately delivers faster charging.

Type-C (Output)

Another charging Output port that this power bank has is the Type-C port that can act as an Output and an Input.

For the Type-C port to be an Output, you must have a Type-C to Type-C cable. This means that the device that you charge with the Type-C port, should be Type-C compatible. The charging speed of the Type-C port is 5V/3.0A, which is very close to Quick Charge speeds. The best part of the Type-C port is that you can charge newer Macbooks that use the Type-C cable. This means that this charger can charge a Macbook, a smartphone and a tablet all at the same time. This power bank is able to offer an optimum charging experience with all the fast and versatile features.

Input

Lastly, the recharge on this power bank is extremely fast. You can either recharge the power bank using the Micro-USB input or the Type-C Input. The Micro-USB input can recharge the power bank at 5V/2.0A as long as you’re using  2 Amp wall charger or higher. The Micro-USB charging will recharge the power bank to full in about 8-9 hours

However, if you want to recharge the power bank really quickly, then use the Type-C Input. When you use the Type-C Input to recharge the power bank along with a Quick Charge wall charger, then the power bank will recharge at a rate of 5V/3.0A. The Type-C charging will recharge the power bank in about 4.5 hours. So if you want this power bank to be on full throttle as soon as possible, then you should use a Quick Charge wall charger and a Type-C to USB-A charging cable.

Design

 

The larger the power capacity is with a power bank, the larger the size of the charger will be. This is the standard rule when it comes to power bank design, and this statement rings very true with this charger. It has a length of 6.8 inches, a width of 3.1 inches and a thickness of 0.8 inches. It’s quite a long charger but that’s not the most important aspect of its design. The weight of the charger is 13 ounces. So it’s heavy but it’s actually relatively lighter than other portable chargers of its size. Most portable chargers with its capacity weigh a full pound or more. So with its dimensions and weight, it’s not the best option to hold it in your hand. However, it’s best to use this portable charger in a not so portable way by setting it down and using it.

Considering that you can charge 3 devices at the same time, the charger is really meant to be used as a charging hub. Portable chargers like these are still portable but more in relation to long distance traveling. Use it like a wall charger but it gives you a lot more freedom of where you can place your charger and the fact that you can have your devices right next to you.

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You can find all the charging components of the charger on the same side. The USB Type-C and Micro-USB Input are right next to each other. The same goes for the USB charging ports, with them also being right beside each other. Then there’s the power button and 4 LED Power indicators on top of the charger. It’s a very simple design that makes the power bank really easy to use, because no matter how many devices you’re charging with it, all the charging cables are coming from nearly the same place. This way, you can adjust where you want your charging devices to be placed.

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Build

The entirety of the charger is made of plastic. There are three main pieces of the charger. The main center piece where all the charging ports are, and then there’re the two panels at the top and bottom for the charger. Overall, the RAVPower’s build is structurally strong and doesn’t have any pieces that will easily become loose and fall. The functional components of the charger are the same, they function constantly.

Inside the high capacity, portable charger is lots of safety tech and it’s very necessary when you have a power bank with a high capacity like and with all the charging options. It features the main kind of safety techs like Temperature control, Over-Current Control, Over-Voltage control and many others that ensure that your device or devices are safe as they charge. However, with the fast charging that this power bank offers, the Temperature can actually rise pretty high and result in the output power capacity to fall well below the advertised power capacity.

This charger uses Panasonic battery cells and if you’ve read our other reviews for a few other power banks, I mention that Panasonic battery cells are the best kind of batteries to use. This is because they have better conversion rate and are more long lasting in the long-term.

Reliability

Nearly all high capacity portable chargers are reliable. They’re able to offer a high capacity that can be relied on for days or weeks. The charging capabilities that comes with these kinds of charges are what makes them so great. They’re able to charge many devices at the same time.

All the traits above are what this charger has. Its capacity will last you long and it has enough charging options that will allow you to potentially charge 3 devices at the same time. However, the charging options can be used to their full capabilities if you’re using them correctly. Unless you have a Macbook or smartphone that uses Type-C to charge, then the Type-C port will only be used to recharge the power bank. The Quick Charge USB port can be taken full advantage of if you have a Quick Charge compatible device. It’s a power bank with options but those options have certain requirements to be used fully. Even so, the charger can still charge quickly when you use the Type-C port to recharge it and can end up with a full charge in 4.5 hours.

When it comes to the portability, the charger does well enough. Its dimensions are large and its weight at nearly one pound that can make it difficult to carry in a single hand. But it’s more convenient to place it down and use it as a charging hub. The portability is the most reliable when you consider the possibility of charging three devices at once, as they’re close to your proximity.

Summary:


Power

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Its 20,100mAh power capacity can vary depending on how you use it because there are 3 options to charge from it. With that said, the charger has mostly a 17,100mAh capacity that can last for days and weeks as it can charge smartphones and tablets multiple times. The charging speed from each other the ports is fast and you can even charge a Macbook with it through the Type-C port. You can even use the Type-C port as either a Output or Input.

Design

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A capacity is destined for a large sized power bank and that rings very true here. It’s quite long at 6.8 inches and is nearly a pound at 13 ounces. It’s going be cumbersome to carry it in your hands but it’s going to have provide the best experience if you use it in one place as a charging hub. Just imagine charging 3 devices at once and not worrying about them running out of battery power.

Build

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The entirety of the structure is made of plastic and only has 3 pieces that hold it together, so it’s very solid. Inside there are plenty of safety features that make the power bank safe to use even for the long-term. It uses Panasonic battery cells that can make the battery last longer. Although with the fast charging, the power bank can heat up even with Temperature Control and as a result, it loses a lot of its capacity if the charging speed is at a fast rate.

Reliability

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The reliability of the charger is good, like most portable chargers with a lot of power capacity. It can last long without needing a recharge; and when you do need to recharge it, you can use either the Type-C port to fully recharge it in 4.5 hours. The charging options provide a fast charging experience but to take full advantage of the charger, you’re going to need a device that can use Type-C. To use the Type-C port as an Output, you’re going to need a Type-C to Type-C cable, and a Type-C compatible device. The power bank also has a Quick Charge port that can be used with Quick Charge compatible device to charge them at a very fast speed. However, if you don’t have those things, that’s okay, the charger is still very capable of providing fast charging experience through the USB ports.

Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  iSmart Port: 5V/2.4A

    Quick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input      5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Conclusion:

This new generation of the high capacity portable chargers is looking bright. Power banks with these kinds of capacities are able to be closer to their advertised capacity and they’re able to provide fast charging tech. The most advantageous thing is definitely the option to use the Type-C port as an Input and Output. By doing so, the charger is able to create 3 ways to charge at the same time and opens new kinds of devices to charge; in this case, it’s a Macbook. If these kinds of portable chargers are improved upon, the future of high capacity power banks can only get better.

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Review: Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0

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There are some power banks that have just enough high capacity to be a portable charger with two ports but some power banks are designed to just have one port, while maintaining their 2 port possibility. They’re designed with only one person in mind using the portable charger along with a high capacity and some awesome charging tech. That’s what this Anker PowerCore+ is able to achieve with its capacity, that you’d expect two charging ports from, it instead rides solo and for good reasons as well.

Let’s take a look at why this power bank charger may very well be a perfect singular usage power bank to purchase in this Charger Harbor Review.

Power

Power Capacity:

As I mentioned previously, this power bank has quite a high power capacity at 10,050mAh. It’s the kind of power capacity that you’d expect a two port charger to have but that’s not the case here; for a really good reason too. The reason why the power bank doesn’t have two charging ports is because of the power capacity that you’ll actually be receiving, sits at about 7,000mAh, and this is mostly if you’re using standard charging that ranges from 1.2A to 2.0A current of charging speed. The heat that’s generated during charging is what makes the power capacity go down. faster the charging speed that you take advantage of, the less Output power capacity that will be available.

For example, if you’re taking advantage of the Qualcomm Quick Charge tech that this charger features, then you can expect a lower Output capacity. Consider it equivalent exchange or a disappointment. The charging speed that you ultimately end up using will then change the power capacity accordingly.

With that said, even with the power capacity being well below the original; nearly any smartphone can charge 2 times or more depending on what smartphone you’re using. If we’re talking about iPhones, then you can expect 3 full charges, since iPhones tend to have lower battery capacities. However, for the higher tier smartphones like Android, a Galaxy S7 Edge will only be able to charge two full times. If you plan on charging a tablet to its full power, then you’re going to have to use the entirety of the power capacity of the power bank charger, because tablets can take high amperage currents, resulting in fast charging and a lower Output capacity.

Will the power capacity last for a few days? most definitely if you’re using it moderately. But it can very well last a single day if you’re using it the entire day.

Going into the charging speed of the charger, its got the speed to fill your needs. There’s a single Output charging port that features Quick Charge 2.0. This means that Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 are compatible with the port for fast Quick Charge charging speed.

DevicesAnker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0 (7,000mAh)Phone CapacityAnker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0
iPhone SE7,000mAh1,624mAh5,376mAh
4.3X
iPhone 67,000mAh1,810mAh5,190mAh
3.8X
iPhone 6 Plus7,000mAh2,915mAh4,085mAh
2.4X
iPhone 6s7,000mAh1,715mAh5,285mAh
4.0X
iPhone 6s Plus7,000mAh2,750mAh4,250mAh
2.5X
Samsung Galaxy S67,000mAh2,550mAh4,450mAh
2.7X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge7,000mAh2,600mAh4,400mAh
2.6X
Samsung Galaxy S77,000mAh3,000mAh4,000mAh
2.3X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge7,000mAh3,600mAh3,400mAh
1.9X

Output Charging:

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The Output of the charger falls into two main categories. Quick Charge and PoweriQ charging. PowerIQ is basically the normal charging that Non-Quick Charge compatible devices will receive.

The Quick Charge speeds are: 5-6V ⎓ 3A / 6-9V ⎓ 2A / 9-12V ⎓ 1.5A

The Quick Charge speeds are nearly what you’d expect from Quick Charge. The fastest speed that you can get are 5-6 Volts at 3 Amps; this speed is quite fast but Quick Charge is supposed to supply higher voltage amount for Quick Charge 3.0 devices and that’s not what’s happening here. Even so, this will still provide that fast charging to both Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 devices.

The next two brackets of charging speeds drop Amperage but with more voltage. So if the charging speed does drop it will be more constant at that Amperage current. By doing so, you can still expect fast charging for your Quick Charge compatible devices, because that’s what Quick is all about. It’s about fast constant charging, not just the Amperage amount. So if you’ve got a Quick Charge smartphone and you’re looking for a power bank with Quick Charge, this power bank is a really great option.

PowerIQ

Then there’s the PowerIQ charging speed for Non-compatible Quick Charge devices. The charging speed that you can get with this is: 5V/2.4A

This is the max standard charging speed, so if you’re connecting just any device, then you can expect it to charge at its maximum charging speed. This is great because this power bank doesn’t have to be just for Quick Charge devices, it is for regular charging smartphones because they’ll be able to charge at their max speeds. This charging is extremely helpful for charging tablets like an iPad because the max charging speed for iPads is 5V/2.4A.

The two charging tech options that this charger has with just a single port is great because no matter what device you’re charging, you can rest assured that you’re receiving a fast charge.

Input (Recharge Speed): 5V/2.A   9V/2.0A

The PowerCore+ is able to recharge at a normal pace, with a 2 Amp recharge rate. However, it can only charge at 2 Amps if you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger. If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger to recharge the power bank, then you can expect it to be fully recharged within 3.5 hours. This short recharge time can be attributed to the 9 Volts that it can recharge at which allows the PowerCore+ to keep its fast recharge rate more constant.

Design

Being a singular port power bank with a high power capacity this power bank is highly portable. With a length of 3.8 inches, a width of 2.4 inches and thickness of 0.9 inches; the weight is 8.4 ounces. So everything about the charger is compact, although not compact enough to fit into a pocket, it’s still small enough that you can hold it and use your smartphone will it’s charging. With that said, the charger is still quite heavy at being half a pound, so that’s something to take into consideration if you’re looking for something being portable, while still being light. With that said, holding it and putting it into a bag is a very viable option. The most common option that most people use it is just setting it down and charging their device.

The charger has a rectangular shape with no sharp edges and has functional things like the Output, Input ports, and the Power button in very easy access places. You can find the Output and Input port on a side panel. The USB charging port is colored green on the inside to signify that it uses Quick Charge. Then to the side, there’s a PoweriQ logo to shown that it also supports fast standard charging. You can find the Micro-USB Input right next to the PowerIQ symbol.

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The power button is at the top of the charger and has 10 small LED power indicators on it. This kind of design choice to show power capacity is very uncommon but it’s also very helpful. This is because each of the lights indicates 10% of battery power, so if 8 lights are on, you can easily gauge that the power capacity is at 80%.

The power button can be used to tell how much power is left on the power bank, and that’s about it.

Charging begins once you connect a device to the charger, if you unplug a device from the PowerCore+ it will automatically shut off. Overall the power bank is very hands off and is almost like using a wall charger, expect it’s very portable.

Build

The power bank has 3 main pieces. The main large center body piece has an Aluminum Alloy body with a nice edge that’s been laser cut. Then there are the two side panels that are made of plastic. It’s a compact body design with a strong structure with a small size. As a result, you can expect this charger to be used every day without any sort of physical damage.

On the inside, you can rely on Anker’s Multi Protection tech. It features things like Surge Protection, Short-Circuit Prevention, Voltage Control, Current Control and of course their Voltage Boost tech. The voltage boost tech is able to up Amperage if it’s getting too low and as a result, the charging speed will be more constant.

The PowerCore+ uses Panasonic battery cells and they’re supposed to have wonderful conversion rate and in this case, the Output power capacity that you’re receiving is supposed to be pretty good. However, just remember the faster charging you get, the worst the conversion rate will be. Ultimately, the main reason why Panasonic battery cells are awesome is because they’re able to hold their original battery power for many charge cycles.

Reliability

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Its power capacity may be lower than its original power, but that really shouldn’t be enough for you to not purchase it. Considering its output capacity of about 7,000mAh, this power bank is still able to charge any smartphone 2 times, and some can even charge even more. If you plan on using only smartphones with the power bank then it’s an awesome choice. Tablets will require the entire capacity because of their large batteries.

The charging tech is the best. You can expect any device that you connect to this charger, to charge at its fastest speed. This is due to the PowerIQ tech that can offer devices a possible max charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Then there’s the Quick Charge 3.0 that Quick Charge compatible devices are able to rely on for even faster charging.

It’s a small and sturdy enough portable charger that can be taken nearly anywhere. Combining all its attributes make it a strong candidate to be used on the daily for any device that you plan on charging.

Summary:

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The power capacity is actually significantly lower than the original capacity and it can fluctuate depending on how fast the power bank is charging. With that said, it can provide enough charges to keep you going for a day or two. Charging speed is always at a high with PowerIQ and Quick Charge 3.0; the recharge rate is somewhat standard but can be charged at 9 Volts

design

A very small size and just little heavy at 8 ounces, the power bank is highly portable. You can use it in your hands or place it into any bag its size or bigger. It has a very minimalistic design on the charger, with the ports on a side panel and a power button on top of the power bank. The best feature is the 10 point LED power indicators on the power button.

build

3 main body pieces make the charger very durable. The main center body piece is made of Aluminum and the two side panels are made of plastic. On the inside is Anker’s Multi Safe Protection tech. The batteries used are Panasonic batteries that can have a longer life even through many charge cycles.

reliability

Ultimately, it’s a very reliable charger when you combine the capabilities of each of its traits.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,050mAh             Real Capacity: 7,000mAh
  • Output:     PowerIQ – 5V/2.4A       Quick Charge: 5-6V ⎓ 3A / 6-9V ⎓ 2A / 9-12V ⎓ 1.5A
  • Input: 5-9V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Power capacity indicators on the power button
  • Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 8.3 ounces

Conclusion:

There aren’t many power banks like it and that’s a bit of a disappointment because this power bank is able to pinpoint all of its traits and as a result, it comes together to make a very strong package. Through one single port, it’s able to provide fast charging through PowerIQ and even faster charging for Quick Charge compatible devices. It’s smart to have just a single port because of its decreased power capacity during charging and as a result, this dissolves quite a lot of disappointment. It’s power bank charger that really knows what it’s doing and knows how to do it.

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AUKEY 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

High capacity portable chargers sit on the spectrum of power banks that many people use and many people don’t use. They’re able to deliver a massive amount of power but the free portability is mostly lost because high capacity power banks tend to be a lot bigger and weigh more. Even so, these monstrous portable chargers are still great to use if you’re looking for a charging experience that’s going to last a long time without needing a recharge for quite a while and additionally these kinds of chargers feature charging tech that lower capacity power banks don’t have.

In this review, we’re reviewing Aukey’s 30,000mAh power bank. It’s got a quite a lot of things going on, so let’s get started!

Power

Power Capacity

As you probably already know, the power bank’s capacity is 30,000mAh and that is a LOT of power. However, here at Charger Harbor, we’re here to reveal the truth about what power banks offer. In this case, though, there’s not much to uncover, the Aukey 30,000mAh portable charger has a real capacity of about 27,000mAh and that’s still quite a lot of power to charge plenty of devices a few times over. The capacity loss is contributed to the charging that this charger offers, which is through three ways but we’ll get to that later.

You can expect a lot of charges for smartphones. iPhones are like going to receive the most charges because of their low battery capacities. Even for larger capacity smartphones like the Galaxy S7 Edge, you can expect to get about 7 full charges with this portable charger. Tablets are going to be able to charge plenty of times as well because an iPad Mini 4 can charge fully 5 times over. This type of power bank has a power capacity that can literally last for days and is perfect for camping, road trips, having it in a case of an emergency or simply using it every day because of its amazing power capacity. Power anxiety will be wiped away as you charge your device again and again.

The power bank has many charging options that can fit quite a lot of charging ways. There are two USB ports. One of the USB ports is Oranged colored because it has Quick Charge 3.0 and the other USB port is simply a regular AiPower port. The Quick Charge USB port is able to charge Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 at their own Quick Charge speeds.

 AUKEY 30,000mAh Portable Charger (Real Capacity: 27,000mAh)Phone CapacityAUKEY 30,000mAh Portable Charger
iPhone SE27,000mAh1,624mAh25,376mAh
16.6X
iPhone 627,000mAh1,810mAh25,190mAh
14.9X
iPhone 6 Plus27,000mAh2,915mAh24,085mAh
9.2X
iPhone 6s27,000mAh1,715mAh25,285mAh
15.7X
iPhone 6s Plus27,000mAh2,750mAh24,250mAh
9.8X
Samsung Galaxy S627,000mAh2,550mAh24,450mAh
10.5X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge27,000mAh2,600mAh24,400mAh
10.3X
Samsung Galaxy S727,000mAh3,000mAh24,000mAh
9X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge27,000mAh3,600mAh23,400mAh
7.5X

Output Charging:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

The above are the speeds for the Quick Charge port. So if you’re using a Quick Charge compatible device then you’re going to be getting 3 Amp charging speeds, which is some seriously fast charging. However, if you’re not using a compatible device with the Quick Charge port, then the charging speed will either go down to 2A or 1.5A for the device that’s connected to the port. It’s not all that bad though because even though there’s a decrease in Amperage speed, the Quick Charge port provides high Voltage and as a result, the Amperage that you’re getting with non-compatible Quick Charge devices will stay more constant.

AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A

The Green port on the power bank is Aukey’s AiPower port and this means that it provides a max charging speed of 2.4 Amps. This is the max standard charging speed and will charge any devices that are connected to it quite quickly. 2.4A is the max charging speed for tablets like an iPad and so you can expect smartphones and other USB charging devices to charge at their fastest rates when they’re connected to this port.

Next with the charging capabilities of this power bank are the input ports. Or least one of them is hybrid, with the USB Type-C port being able to act as an Input and an Output port.

USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A

The Type-C Input port can also be used as an Output port and be used to charge devices that are compatible to use the Type-C charging cable. This means that you’re going to need a Type-C to Type-C charging cable so the Type-C port is able to act as an Output port. When you’re able to use this port as an output, it can charge at 5V/3.0A and although you’re receiving 3 Amps current charge, the port has quite a low voltage.

Not only can you charge smartphones that are compatible with the Type-C cable like the HTC 10 and Nexus 6P; but you can also use this charging port to charge a Newer Macbooks since some Macbooks use a Type-C Input to charge. So there you have it, this high capacity power bank can not only provide plenty of charges to smartphones and tablets but it can also provide charging to a laptop! How cool is that?

Input Charging (Recharging):

USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A

On the other side of charging, the recharge of this power bank can happen through two Input charging ports simultaneously. Each of them is able to recharge the power bank at 5V/2.0A charging speeds but if you’re using both of the ports to recharge the power bank the max recharge speed will be 5V/4.0A.

If you’re only using a single Input to recharge the high capacity power bank, then you expect a full charge in about 13 hours. If you’re using two of Input ports, then the recharge time is cut down to about 7 hours to full capacity. Also, the Individual recharge speeds for each of the Input ports are different when you’re using this individually. Meaning that the USB-C port used as an Input port has a max recharge rate of 5V/3.0A and the Micro-USB Input port has a max recharge speed of 5V/2.4A.

Design

Weight and Size

Of course, when it comes to having such a large capacity and being capable of providing so many powering options, this power bank is large. But it’s still compact. The length is 5.9 inches, the width is 3.3 inches and the thickness is 1.1 inches. So overall, it’s not actually physically large. Sure the power bank is pretty big compared to other portable chargers but those are usually lower capacity power banks. The 30,000mAh power bank can still be held in one hand if you really wanted to hold it in your hand but that’s most likely not going to happen. This is because the dimensions of the portable charger aren’t the main problem, it’s the weight. This charger weighs 20.4 ounces. That’s 1 pound and 4 ounces heavy. Most power banks are much lighter than this but going along with what it’s capable of, this charger is really heavy. Even though it can fit into your hand, it won’t feel comfortable because of how heavy it is.

Because of the weight being so overbearing, you’re going to have to opt for using it as a charging hub. This charger is not meant for your Pokemon GO adventures but it is meant for travels that take you where you still need power. Taking it to the office is a great example or perhaps using it in the library because you can charge your Macbook, smartphone, and tablet all the same time. This is what I mean that this is a beast of a charger. It’s portable in the way that you’re supposed to take it to a location and use it. Not so much for on-the-go purposes.

Functional Components

The functional components on the high capacity power bank are clear to see and easy to use.

All the charging Output and Input ports are on a single side of the charger. The Two USB Ports are next to each and the USB Type-C Input/Output and Micro-USB Input are next to each other as well. between the two USB ports is a LED flashlight that can be turned on via the power button. The power button is on top of the power bank and by holding the power button down for 2-3 seconds, the LED flashlight turns on and holding it like so will turn off the power bank.

The power button has two other functions as well. The power button must be pressed to actually turn on the power bank so it can begin charging the device that’s connected to it. This charger does NOT automatically detect and begin charging. Another thing is that the power button is the power capacity display. It displays the power capacity via three colors.

White: 70-100%

Green: 30-70%

Red: 0-30%

Build

Structure and Material

Large capacity power banks tend to have poor build because everything is everywhere but this isn’t the case here. Instead, the structure of Aukey 30,000mAh power bank does a great job at being compact and well built as possible. The charger is made of plastic and has few separate pieces to make the charger whole. Even so, the power bank does a great job at being built solidly by holding a strong binding with its separated structures.

All the functional components of the power bank function perfectly and provide a straightforward user experience.

Tech

On the inside, the charger is supported by some safety tech like Over-Charging Protection, Over-Current Protection, and Overheating. However, the overheating one is a bit questionable because the charger does heat up a lot. The heat generation is mostly caused by the charging speeds that the charger is capable of Outputting. If you’re using all the charging outputs on this power bank, then you can expect it to become quite heated up. The heat can result in less capacity being transferred and it will also damage the battery capacity in the long-term.

Structurally the power bank is built very well but the at times the charger can be too powerful for its own good.

Reliability

Its power capacity alone makes the charger very reliable. The power can last for days or even weeks depending on how you use the charger. While relying on the high capacity of the power bank, you’re also able to take advantage of the faster-charging options. With Quick Charge, AiPower, and USB Type-C port; the ways to charge your devices provide the optimal charging experience.

You may not be able to walk with this high capacity power bank comfortably, but for any other cases, it’s perfect to rely on. The charger can easily be used as a 3 port charging hub for charging 3 devices at the same time. You can potentially charge a Macbook, your smartphone, and tablet all at the same time. This doesn’t pose too much of a problem for the charger because of its insanely high capacity.

Easy to use. Has lots to offer.

 

A power capacity of about 27,000mAh is able to charge many smartphones more than 6 times over. Some Tablets will have no problem charging 4 times over. The power capacity can last for days depending on how you use it. The charging options that you get with this power bank are phenomenal. Two USB charging ports; one being Quick Charge 3.0 and the other being Aipower. Then there’s the Type-C port that can be used as an Output port and charge compatible devices that use Type-C. You can use the Type-C port to charge a Macbook. The Type-C port can also be used as an Input alongside the Micro-USB Input port, and putting them together can create a max recharge speed of 4 Amps. This can recharge the power bank in about 7 hours.

 

It’s a very normally sized power bank that can be held in one hand and placed in a bag quite easily. However, that’s not what stands out the most. Instead, the most notable thing is that the power bank is quite heavy weighing in at 1.4 pounds. It’s a portable charger that’s portable by the way you take it to a location and use it. It’s not meant to be held and used. All the functional components are the in the same area and are very easy to use. The power button is an integral part of the charging experience; although an auto start charging feature would have been nice to have.

 

The build of the portable charger is done well. The charger is made of plastic with a few separate pieces that are stuck together to make the charger whole. As a whole, the physical structure of the power bank is strong. On the inside, the power bank features safety tech to prevent any damage from happening to your device. With that said, the charging options can make the power bank generate plenty of heat and because of that, the power bank’s capacity that the user receives is depleted. Over the long-term, it’s questionable on how this power bank will perform because heat tends to degrade batteries.

 

It’s a very reliable portable charger because of its capacity and the charging options. The portable charger may not be as portable as other chargers but it’s simple to know that it’s equivalent exchange. The power bank has plenty in the way of power but it has to give up versatile portability. Even so, the power bank can be taken nearly anywhere and be used at a location for the best user experience. Best of all, you can charge 3 devices at once.

Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 30,000mAh             Real Capacity: 27,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A

USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A     Individual Usage: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A       Individual Usage: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicators: Power Button Indicates 3 Colors
  • Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds

Conclusion:

This high capacity is the first and foremost thing that will be the most intriguing aspect of this power bank. The power capacity can last for days or even weeks, so you’re always with power. The charging options provide fast charging no matter which port you’re using and the recharge speed of this power bank matches the power capacity with two Input ports to charge from simultaneously. It’s not the most portable power bank (Obviously) but it does well when it’s taken to a location and used. The main flaw with its design is simply the weight. If it were lighter, the charger could even better than it currently is.

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