Power banks have changed quite a lot over the past few years, and for the better. There are now many different types of them on the market. With ones that have high capacities and small ones with lower power capacities. Most of all though, there has been innovation done with portable chargers with them featuring fast charging tech such as Power Delivery and Quick Charge, so you can fast charge compatible devices while you’re on-the-go. The one new thing though is that power banks that are now starting to use wireless charging and so you can just place your smartphone on some of them and charge a Qi-compatible wireless charger.
That’s what we’re here to review. This is an AideaZ portable charger that actually makes use of wireless charging, as well as two fast charging technologies, so let’s see just how innovative this portable charger is.
So this is a high power capacity portable charger and it definitely makes sense to have 20,000mAh as it makes use of three charging methods. First though, let’s see how much of the power capacity you’re actually able to use.
3.7 x 20,000 = 74,000 / 5 = 14,800
So the charger has an output capacity of about 15,000mAh, so it’s enough to charge most smartphones to full power about 5 times. What we mean by “most smartphones” is that smartphones with a 3,000mAh battery are able to charge that many times, however that’s really only possible if you’re charging a single device at a time. Since you’re able to charge three devices at once, it means that the capacity will be split in three different ways.
Of course, since this power bank features Power Delivery, you can also charge a larger device such as a USB-C compatible MacBook. If you are solely using the power bank to charge a laptop, then you can fair about one or two full charges for those types of devices.
Let’s go over the two standard ways of using this AideaZ power bank.
The charger has two output ports to use. One is a USB-A port that makes use of Quick Charge and so you can fast charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones. The other port is a USB-C Power Delivery port which has an 18W charging rate. The Power Delivery charging speed from this power bank is basically what the base charging power of Power Delivery offers, and so it can fast charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones.
As for charging Power Deliver laptops, this power bank can also do that, but we recommend that you should only expect the Power Delivery port on this charger to charge MacBooks. The reason for that is because quite a few of USB-C Power Delivery laptops on the market actually require that you use a 30W PD charger, and so 18W of charging power might not be enough.
The 18W charging rate is faster than a standard USB-C port charging rate of 15W though. If you want a Power Delivery portable charger that’s more useful for charging laptops, then we recommend Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger which has a 30W charging rate, or Jackery’s SuperCharge power bank which has a higher 45W Power Delivery charging speed.
One other output for this power bank is on top and that would be the wireless charging. Yes, you can actually just lay a Qi-compatible smartphone atop on this power bank and have it charge. The wireless charging speed on this power bank is standard though and that means it outputs 5W of charging power and does not feature fast wireless charging.
To recharge this power bank you have two options. You can either use the USB-C Power Delivery port to recharge the power bank or you can use the Micro-USB input that’s Quick Charge compatible. You can only use one input port at a time, but the good news is that they both have teh same recharge rate, provided that you use the right wall charger with them.
So to recharge the power bank at full speed with the Power Delivery port you have to use a Power Delivery wall charger and if you want to have a max recharge rate with the Micro-USB input then you have to use a Quick Charge wall charger.
Size and Weight:
The size of this power bank is not too large, of course, it’s larger than lower capacity portable chargers but it’s not so large to the point that you’ll have to trouble taking it anywhere that you want.
The charger has a length of 6.7 inches, a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the power bank is 13.3 Ounces. So the charger is actually small enough to slip right into a pocket if you wanted to place it there. Holding it and charging your smartphone at the same time it also possible, but if you want to wirelessly charge your smartphone then placing the power bank down is likely what you’re going to have to do, as keeping your smartphones lined up the center with the charging coil can be difficult while you’re holding it.
All of the charging ports are on a single side, and on top of the power bank is where there’s a digital power capacity display that’s a lot better to tell how much power you have left to use. Along with the power capacity, the display also has a Quick Charge, Power Delivery and standard charging options that shows which charging method is currently being used, and that’s something that not many power banks on the market use.
It’s definitely cool to see and knows that your smartphone is actually fast charging using its respective fast charging tech.
Structure and Material:
Coming from a rather new brand on the market we weren’t too sure about the build, but the quality of this power bank is actually pretty good. It actually felt like a top brand and build wise, we felt like it was on Anker’s level as absurd as that might sound. The design of the power bank itself even looks like an Anker power bank and we think that must have taken inspiration from there.
With the ability to charge three devices at once, you should think that this power bank can get rather hot, but that’s thankfully not the case and that’s the because the max output of this charger is capped at 18W. When you’re wirelessly charging a smartphone, the Quick Charge and Power Delivery ports just default to regular charging. It is a negative on the charging power side, but it’s a great plus for keeping the charger cool.
This power bank definitely has it all, with its use of Quick Charge, Power Delivery, and even wireless charging. If you can make use of at least two of three charging technologies on his power bank then we say that it can be very reliable. That said, just remember that the Power Delivery is most reliable for smartphones and not the most reliable for laptops.
You can fast charge Power Delivery and Quick Charge compatible smartphones. It also features standard wireless charging. You can also fast recharge the7 power bank with either the USB-C or Micro-USB input port.
The charger has a long length, but it’s still small in terms of its thickness and you can place it into your pocket if you wanted to.
On the build side, the power bank doesn’t get warm despite its many charging options and that’s because of its low max output.
With the use of three charging methods, this AideaZ power bank is one of the most reliable 20,000mAh portable chargers on the market. Definitely useful if you can make use of the fast charging tech, such as Quick Charge and Power Delivery.
Specs of the AideaZ 20,000mAh 18W Wireless Charging Power Bank:
- Power Capacity: 20,000mAh | Output Capacity: 15,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-A Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A
- LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Capacity Display
- Size: 6.7 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 13.3 Ounces
This AideaZ 20,000mAh wireless charging power with Power Delivery and Quick Charge it’s a step in the right direction for portable chargers because of just how innovative it is.
AideaZ Power Bank Ultra Compact 20000mAh Portable Charger Wireless Charging LCD Display 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger External Batteries Compatible with iPhone8 8Plus Xs, Samsung Galaxy and More
- 【High-Speed Charging】: Support PD&QC with 18W input/output. Charge iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR up to 50% in 30mins. PD compatible with Samsung S9, S9+, S10, S10+.
- 【Wireless Power Bank】: Compatible with any Qi enabled mobile phones and devices. The wireless charging is 5W. (Smart Watch charging is not supported)
- 【Smart LCD Display】: Smart LCD screen shows remaining power and the current charging mode (PD/QC/5V).
- 【Three-Mode Charging】: Use either USB-C, USB or wireless, for more convenient charging. Simultaneous charge three devices at the same time.
- 【What You Get】: AideaZ PowerOrigin Air 20000 Portable Charger, USB-C cable, storage bag, customer service card and friendly customer service.