Review: Anker PowerCore+ 19000 Power Delivery USB-C Hub Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore+ 19000 Power Delivery USB-C Hub Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore+ 19000 Power Delivery USB-C Hub Portable Charger
87.5

Power

9/10

    Design

    9/10

      Build

      9/10

        Reliability

        9/10

          Pros

          • Features Thee Ports and you're able to use them all at full power, at the same time
          • Comes with a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger
          • Uses Ten Power Capacity Indicators
          • Can be used as a USB HUB for Data Transfer

          Cons

          • Mostly made of plastic
          • Power Delivery should be 30W, rather than 27W

          Power Delivery portable chargers are starting to become the most popular types of power banks on the market.

          The reason for that is because many of the portable devices that we own these days are starting to make use of USB-C ports, and additionally, they also use Power Delivery fast charging.

          That said, a device doesn’t have to use a USB-C port to use Power Delivery, as the iPhone X, and iPhone XS, are Power Delivery compatible and yet they make use of a Lightning port. That said, it is most common for Power Delivery compatible devices to use a USB-C port.

          In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at Anker’s PowerCore+ 19000 PD power bank. The charger is not only a power bank, but it also acts as a USB HUB for connecting other devices.

          Let’s see how it holds up.

          Power

          Power Capacity:

          The power capacity of this Anker power bank is 19,200mAh, and that’s quite a good amount of power, but let’s see how much of it you’re really able to use.

          19,200 x 3.7 = 71,040 / 5 = 14,208

          So the amount of power capacity that you’re most able to use with this charger is going to be about 14,000mAh. Yes, it’s quite a bit less than what the charger starts out with, but it’s normal for a power capacity to go through a conversion.

          With 14,000mAh of capacity to use, it’s still enough to charge most smartphones to their full power about three to four times.

          However, when it comes to purchasing and using this power bank, you and many others are going to want to charge larger devices such as laptops with it.

          With the output capacity that’s available, it still fairs well when it comes to charging larger, 5,000mAh battery capacities, as this charger can charge them to full power about two times.

          However, if your laptop has a 10,000mAh battery capacity then you’ll only be getting about one full charge from this power bank. Or the number of full charges that you get from this power bank may differ, whether or not you’re using your laptop while it charges.

          Output Charging:

           

          There are three ports to use from this power bank.

          The first port that we want to mention is the USB-C Power Delivery port, as it’s the main reason that you’re getting this power bank in the first place.

          Power Delivery:

          The USB-C port has a 27W charging speed, which can be used to fast charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones, such as the Google Pixel 3, iPhone X, XS, and newer Samsung Galaxy phones from the Galaxy S8 and onwards.

          Of course, with 27W of charging power, you’re also able to charge Power Delivery laptops that use a USB-C port. The only thing that feels a little off with the Power Delivery charging from this power bank is that it has a 27W charging rate.

          Just raising it up to 30W of charging power would have made things more attractive for this power bank.

          That said, if you have USB-C MacBook, then this Anker PowerCore+ 19000 is absolutely useful for charging it fast while you’re on the go.

          As for other USB-C laptops? Well, it depends on what laptops that you’re charging because not all laptops are able to charge with a 27W Power Delivery charging rate. There are some on the market that require more power such as the Dell XPS 13 or Dell XPS 15.

          It’s best to take a look at the powering from the charger that your laptop came with and see if it fits within the 27W charging range. Most Chromebooks are able to charge with a 27W charging rate, though.

          Two USB-A Ports:

          The other two ports on this charger are USB-A ports, One of them features Anker’s PoweriQ tech, which is just another way of saying that it has a 15W charging speed. It’s also basically equivalent to using Quick Charge.

          The one other USB-A port on this power bank is the standard port and it has a 5V/2.0A (10W) charging speed.

          Max Output:

          The max output of this power bank is 52W, so you can use the full power of all the ports at the same time.

          Use it as a USB HUB:

          Another factor when it comes to using this power bank is that it also doubles as a USB HUB, once you connect the power bank to a laptop with the USB-C HUB.

          Input Charging:

          One of the best parts of this power bank is that you can also recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds, as you can use the USB-C Power Delivery port to recharge it.

          The best part is that this power bank comes with a 30W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed.

          Design

          Size and Weight:

          It is a large power bank, but of course, you’re still able to take it anywhere that you want. It simply doesn’t have the same flexibility of portability as a 10,000mAh power bank has.

          It has a length of 6.7 inches, a width of 3 inches, and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the power bank is 15 Ounces.

          You can potentially place this power bank into a pocket if you want to, but we find that just holding it or placing it into a bag is the best way to be portable with it.

          Functional Components:

          Almost all of the functional parts of this power bank are on a single side.

          All of the charging ports and power button are on the single side. That said, the power bank automatically starts charging once you plug a device into the power bank.

          At the top of the power bank is where there are ten White LED power capacity indicators, and it’s a lot more useful because each light counts as 10% of power. Rather than four LED indicators that are used with most power banks.

          Build

          Structure and Material:

          The build quality of the power bank is great, and it’s basically what you can expect from most, if not all Anker products.

          The entire power bank is made of plastic, but it would have been nice for it to be made of Aluminum, as this is a PowerCore+ product, which is a higher-end product from Anker.

          Tech:

          If you’re using the full power of all the ports from this power bank, then the charger does get a little warm during charging.

          Reliability

          The PowerCore+ 19000 is a Power Delivery portable charger that takes an extra step with its use of a USB HUB. The Power Delivery charging could have been 30W, but other than that it’s solid.

          Of course, you have to consider whether or not the 27W of Power Delivery charging power is actually useful to you, but it definitely is for USB-C Chromebooks, MacBooks, and Power Delivery compatible smartphones, too.

          Another reliable factor is that this power bank comes with a 30W Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed.

          Summary:

          Power:

          The charging power is great, but a small upgrade from the 27W Power Delivery charging to a 30W charging rate would have been useful.

          Design:

          The power bank is easy to use, as charging automatically starts once you plug a device into the power bank. It also makes use of ten power indicators rather than four.

          Build:

          The build quality is good, but with this being a higher-end and higher priced power bank, we would have liked if it were made of Aluminum.

          Reliability:

          The charger is going to be able to charge most base level Power Delivery compatible devices, but we recommend taking a look at the charging power requirements for your laptops, just in case.

          Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 19000 Power Delivery USB-C Hub Portable Charger:

          • Power Capacity:

          Initial Capacity: 19,200mAh

          Output Capacity: 14,000mAh

          • Output:

          USB-A Port: 5V/2.0A (10W)

          PoweriQ 2.0 Port: 5V/3A | 9V/1.6A | 12V/1.25A

          USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/1.8A | 20A/1.35A

          • Input: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
          • LED Power Indicator: Ten Power Indicators
          • Size: 6.7 x 3 x 0.9 inches
          • Weight: 15 Ounces

          Conclusion:

          Anker has yet again created a power bank that provides immense value. With this charger not only using Power Delivery, but it can also be used as a USB HUB for Data transfer.

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