Aukey 16,000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0
- Has a High Power capacity that can charge smartphones plenty of times and tablets just a few times
- Charging speed is fast with AiPower and Quick Charge 2.0. Quick Charge compatible devices will have a great fast charging experience.
- A very slim size that can possibly fit into a back pocket.
- The Power capacity display system isn't that good with its usage of 3 colors.
- The battery inside can swell if too much heat is generated and this can cause the casing to swell.
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.
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.
|Devices||Aukey 16,000mAh 2-Port Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 (Output Capacity = 14,000mAh)||Phone Capacity||Aukey 16,000mAh Left Over Capacity after One Charge
# of Full Charges for the Device
8.6 Full Charges
7.7 Full Charges
|iPhone 6 Plus||14,000mAh||2,915mAh||11,085mAh
4.8 Full Charges
8.1 Full Charges
|iPhone 6s Plus||14,000mAh||2,750mAh||11,250mAh
5.0 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6||14,000mAh||2,550mAh||11,450mAh
5.4 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||14,000mAh||2,600mAh||11,400mAh
5.3 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7||14,000mAh||3,000mAh||11,000mAh
4.6 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||14,000mAh||3,600mAh||10,400mAh
3.8 Full Charges
Output Charging: Port 1 (AiPower): 5V/2.4A Port 2 (Quick Charge 2.0): 5V 2.4A | 9V 1.67A | 12V 1.25A
Standard Charging Port
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.
Quick Charge Port
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.
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.
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Size and Weight:
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.
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 is 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.
Structure and Material:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.