Review: ALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Portable Charger

ALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Portable Charger

7.6

Power

6.0/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

8.5/10

Reliability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Has Enough power capacity to charge a single smartphone about 3 times or more. Tablets can possibly charge 1 full time.
  • A single charging port is able to charge at a Max Standard Charging speed of 2.4A.
  • It's portable enough to be held in a single hand.

Cons

  • Charging speed is not shared through both charging ports.
  • You have to hold the power button to begin charging.
  • Conversion rate is quite poor.

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2 Port power banks and beyond are supposed to deliver an overall better-charging experience because 2 ports is basically like saying that the portable charger is capable of doing great things.

These aspects range from a higher power capacity and faster charging. Although there are some power banks that have 2 charging ports but don’t offer a very good charging experience simply because they depend on their 2 port feature to be their main feature.

This is the AllPowers 15,600mAh power bank and it doesn’t fit into a fake boasting power bank, instead, this portable charger that isn’t all that popular is still able to give a great portable package even with its few flaws.

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Power

Power Capacity:

Initial power capacity of the AllPowers power bank is 15,600mAh and the Output capacity isn’t going to be as close as you think it would be because power bank just has your standard conversion going on.

It doesn’t take advantage of any Panasonic battery cells or special tech to make the conversion rate better. Ultimately, Output capacity will be dependent on what devices you’re charging and how fast they’re charging.

With that said, you can expect average Output capacity of 13,000mAh and possibly even lower if you’re maxing out the Output current during charging.

So the Output capacity still has plenty of power to charge smartphones plenty of times and in this case, we’re looking at about 5 times or more charges for smartphones with relatively small battery capacities.

This power bank is actually great for tablets because of its Output capacity still being enough to charge tablets to their full charge or at least near their full capacity.

It’s important to charge a tablet by itself so power capacity isn’t split up and so more power is prevented from being lost during charging with a higher Amp current.

Overall, the conversion rate is “Okay” but this charger isn’t exactly New and doesn’t use the new tech that today’s portable chargers like the PowerCore 20100 and the RAVPower power banks use.

DevicesALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Portable Charger (Output Capacity = 13,000mAh )Phone CapacityALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE13,000mAh 1,624mAh11,376mAh

8.0 Full Charges
iPhone 613,000mAh 1,810mAh11,190mAh

7.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus13,000mAh 2,915mAh10,085mAh

4.4 Full Charges
iPhone 6s13,000mAh 1,715mAh11,285mAh

7.5 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus13,000mAh 2,750mAh10,250mAh

4.7 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S613,000mAh 2,550mAh10,450mAh

5.0 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge13,000mAh 2,600mAh10,400mAh

5 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S713,000mAh 3,000mAh10,000mAh

4.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge13,000mAh 3,600mAh9,400mAh

3.6 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S8+13,000mAh 3,500mAh9,500mAh

3.7 Full Charges

Output Charging: Port 1: 5V/2.4A   Port 2: 5V/1.0A

The charging speed of this power bank is actually really good. There are two ports.

One of the Output ports is able to deliver 2.4 Amps of charge, which is the Max standard charging speed. Another port is 1 Amp, which is a much slower charging speed.

The logic here is that you’d plug a tablet into the 2.4A port and a smartphone into the 1.0A port because ultimately the Max Output of the power bank is 3.4A so you would be using the Maximum Output that this power bank is capable of.

One Port is Faster than the Other

However, if you’re not using a tablet with this power and instead you’re just using smartphones then it’s best to plug in your smartphone into the 2.4A port because most smartphones are able to charge beyond just 1 Amp.

The Max Output is actually really good because it’s able to provide plenty of power before it reaches its max Output.

However, we don’t think that the design of having a 1 Port offer 2.4A and another one offer 1.0A only is a really good powering design because those charging capabilities are only limited to those charging ports.

If the Max Output was shared between the two ports, then it would be better, since there would be less of a compromise of what device would get the faster charging and which one would get the slower charging.

Input Charging: 5V/1.0A

We’re really surprised by the recharge rate of this power bank because the usual case with power banks with power capacities like this is that they have a 2A or above Input recharging rate.

Instead, the recharge rate is done at a max speed is 1A and that’s a shame because it’s going to take 12 hours to fully charge this power bank.

Unfortunately, this is one of those very few times we can’t warn you not to use a 1 Amp wall charger since a 1 Amp wall charger will recharge this power bank at its max speed.

Design

Size and Weight

It’s actually not that large of a power bank even with its power capacity. The length is 5.5 inches, it has a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. It weighs 9.5 ounces.

Overall, the size and weight of the charger are very average and can you can carry this in your hand while charging your smartphones if you can bear the weight of half a pound.

If not then it’s best to place it into a bag, and when you’re charging you could set it down and use it; this especially goes for when you’re charging 2 devices at once.

Functional Components

The functional parts of the charger are mostly in the same area.

Both of the Output Charging ports are on a short side of the power bank, then the rest of the functional parts are together on the long side of the power bank.

On the long side is where you’ll find the Orange LED power capacity indicators, the power button, and the Micro-USB Input port. It’s simple to find everything, although we kind of hoped that the Micro-USB port would be with the Output charging ports since all the charging ports would be together in a single spot.

The charger functions just little different than more modern power banks.

This is because the power button must be used to turn on the charger, and this is done by holding the power button for a few seconds. So to be clear, the power bank does not automatically begin charging, but it does automatically shut itself off when nothing is connected to the charger.

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Build

Structure and Material

There’s really nothing special about the structure of the charger or what it’s made of. It’s similarly designed structure is to that of KMASHI’s or EC Technology’s power bank.

With the chargers having an enveloping casing and a sidebar with all the functional pieces.

The power bank is made of plastic and it’s best not to drop this charger since its material is spread out quite thinly and weight of it is heavy; so if it were to fall, the shock damage would inflict damage.

Tech

Just like the structure, there’s no use of special tech that makes the power bank extraordinary and capable of improving its charging experience in the short-term or the long-term, other than the safety tech.

With the safety tech, you’re going to be getting Short-Circuit, and Surge protection to ensure that your devices are safe.

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Reliability

Reliability with the AllPower portable charger is done quite well because of what it has to offer.

We do realize that the conversion rate of this power bank isn’t too good but with its Output power capacity being what it is, it can still be relied on to charge your devices for days.

The charging speed in individual terms is a bit restraining as each has its own set Amp Current to send out but ultimately the Max Output of 3.4A is very welcoming.

It’s small for its size but quite heavy. If you don’t mind the weight then you’ll be able to walk with it in your hands.

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Summary

Power:

It does suffer from its poor conversion rating and the power capacity will go down quite a bit from the initial power capacity but that won’t stop it from being able to charge smartphones a few times over and if you want to charge tablets, then you should take advantage of the entire power capacity.

Max Output of 3.4A is great but the powering design with having each port being limited to its own Amp Current is a bad choice because 1 device with the 1 Amp port will always be limited.

Design:

It’s not that large but it is quite heavy at half a pound.

You do have to hold the power button to turn on the power bank, which makes it feel somewhat old since modern power banks are able to begin charging once you connect a device to them.

Build:

There’s really nothing special about the build but that isn’t to say it’s bad because it’s not.

The charger’s structure is strong, and it is made of plastic isn’t really a problem since many other power banks are made of plastic and hold strong as well.

There is no exception for this one. It’s on the inside that could some improvements with better Batteries and makes use of free-range current through each of its ports.

Reliability:

In term of being reliable, this power bank doesn’t really have any problems.

The main thing is the poor conversion rate and how each port is set to its own charging speed, which is very unreliable when you want to charge two smartphones but one port is still able to provide more power and that power doesn’t get used towards the other port.

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Specs of the ALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 15,600mAh             Output Capacity: 13,000mAh
  • Output:  

Port 1: 5V/2.4A

Port 2: 5V/1.0A

  • Input: 5V/1.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.5 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 9.5 Ounces

Conclusion:

We really like what this AllPowers power bank is able to do but it’s due for an update.

This goes for its powering because the conversion could be better and charging speed should be shared through each port. Also, automatic charging should be implemented within nearly every power bank by now.

 

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