Review: Anker PowerCore 10000 PD

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD
92.5

Power

10/10

    Design

    10/10

      Build

      9/10

        Reliability

        8/10

          Pros

          • Features Power Delivery with a 18W charging speed, perfect for fast charging Power Delivery compatible smartphones
          • Can be recharged at Power Delivery speed
          • Has a small form factor that can be taken anywhere
          • Has a max output of 28W

          Cons

          Power Delivery is most used with high capacity power banks because the assumption is that it’s most useful when used with larger devices such as laptops that are Power Delivery compatible.

          However, mid-range power banks making use of Power Delivery is just as vital, as high capacity ones. This is because there are quite a lot of Power Delivery compatible smartphones on the market.

          These types of Power Delivery portable chargers aren’t exactly most useful for charging PD laptops but are definitely useful for smartphones. In this review we’re taking a look at Anker’s PowerCore 10000 PD power bank.

          Power

          Power Capacity:

          The power capacity of this power bank is 10,000mAh, it’s a mid-range power capacity. So let’s see how much of it you’re really able to use.

          10,000 x 3.7 =  37,000 / 5 = 7,400

          You’re likely going to get around 7,000mAh of power capacity that you’re actually able to use.  With that said, you might actually be getting less output capacity and that’s because of the Power Delivery charging.

          Power Delivery charging features fast charging and therefore makes the conversion rate of the power bank worse. So if you’re charging a Power Delivery compatible smartphone with this power bank then you’re likely to receive about 6,000mAh of power.

          This is definitely a good amount of power though, as most smartphones such as the iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 and other, new phones on the market feature 3,000mAh battery. So you’re able to get about one full charge or more out of this Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000 power bank.

          Output Charging:

          The output charging of this power bank done through two charging ports.

          One is a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.0A charging speed, and the other port is the USB-C Power Delivery port.

          The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed. An 18W charging speed is the base charging rate of what Power Delivery is capable of and is able to fast charge PD compatible smartphones.

          However, when it comes to charging larger USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices such as laptops, then it’s best to sit this power bank out. Sure, it might be able to charge a USB-C MacBook, but that’s as far as we’ll take it.

          For charging other laptops with a USB- C port, it’s best to go for a power bank that has a 30W Power Delivery charging speed or higher. As 18W of charging power may not be enough.

          Input Charging:

          To recharge the power bank you can only use the USB-C port, but that’s not a bad thing at all, You can actually recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds with a Power Delivery wall charger.

          Design

          Size and Weight:

          You won’t have any issues taking this power bank anywhere, and that’s because the charger has a length of 4.5 inches, a width of 2 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch.

          The weight of the charger is 6.8 ounces.

          Functional Components:

          On the functional side, it’s basically like using any other power bank.

          Two of the charging ports are on the same side, and the on one other side of the power bank is where you’ll find the power button and four LED power indicators.

          The main difference with this charger is that one LED power indicator turns green for Trickle charging, which is used for charging smaller devices such as headphones.

          Build

          Structure and Material:

          Since this Anker power bank isn’t in the PowerCore+ lineup, it’s made of plastic. But that’s not to take away from its great build quality. The build quality of this power bank is absolutely great, just like Anker’s other power banks.

          It holds together well, and it also has many grooves in the center that make holding the power bank a whole lot easier.

          Tech:

          Even when you’re using the full 28W of charging power with the use of the two ports at once, the power bank does not overheat. Thanks to Anker actually working on their cooling tech over time.

          Reliability

          The reliability of this power of this power bank is going to be the greatest for those that own Power Delivery compatible smartphones. That’s due to the simplicity of its power capacity and Power Delivery charging power of 18W.

          When it comes to charging larger USB-C devices, then using this power bank is not the best idea.

          Summary:

          Power:

          Charging power for Power Delivery compatible smartphones is great, and you can even recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds, too. Another thing is that since the max output of the power bank is 28W, you can use the full power of the two ports at the same time.

          Design:

          The size of the power bank is great as you can either hold it in a single hand or place it into a pocket and take it anywhere you want that way, too.

          Build:

          The build quality of the power bank is great as you can expect from nearly all of Anker’s power banks.

          Reliability:

          This Anker PowerCore 10000 PD portable charger is reliable power bank to get if you want to be able to fast charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones.

          Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD:

          • Power Capacity:

          Initial: 10,000mAh

          Output Capacity: 7,000mAh

          • Output:

          USB-A Port: 10W

          USB-C Port: 18W

          Max Output: 28W

          • Input: 18W
          • LED Power Indicator: Four Power Indicators
          • Size: 4.5x 2 x 1 inches
          • Weight: 6.8 Ounces

          Conclusion:

          Anker’s PowerCore 10000 PD charger is one of the best mid-range power banks to get if you want to take Power Delivery charging with you while you’re on the move.

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