Review: Aukey Sprint Go Mini 10,000mAh Power Delivery and Quick Charge Power Bank Model PB-Y36

Aukey Sprint Go Mini 10,000mAh Power Delivery

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery and Quick Charge for fast charging compatible smartphones
  • Has an indicator show when you're fast charging and also for when you switch to lower power charging for small devices
  • Has a very small form factor and is one of the smallest 10,000mAh power banks on the market

Cons

  • Power Delivery is not enough for charging USB-C laptops

Fast charging and power banks are two things that go great together because being able to charge your smartphone no matter where you are is convenient. Being able to fast charge your smartphone and get it to 100% as fast as a wall charger is even better.

Mid-range power banks that make use of fast charging technologies such as Power Delivery and Quick Charge are among the most useful portable chargers to own. You get the charging power and portability, and with this Aukey Sprint Go Mini power, you get the whole package.

The charger has a 10,000mAh power capacity, uses Quick Charge and Power Delivery and it comes in such a small size that there are few other power banks like it.

Power

Power Capacity:

When it comes to the 10,000mAh power capacity, like all mid-range power banks, this Aukey one is going to be able to deliver about one or two full charges for your smartphone.

Fast charging an LG G7 with the Quick Charge port

You have to take into consideration that this power bank uses Quick Charge and Power Delivery, and you’re likely going to use these fast charging technologies. As a result, you may only end up being able to use 6,000mAh to 7,000mAh of power capacity to charge your devices, because more power is lost during charging.

Charging an LG G7 and Google Pixel at the same time. The orange fast charging light is off.

If you’re we’re talking about charging the latest Samsung Galaxy phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 that has a 4,000mAh battery or the higher-end S20+ that has a 4,500mAh battery and the S20 Ultra that has a 5,000mAh battery; then we can safely safe that you’re going to be getting a single full charge with some left over power capacity.

It’s not likely that you’ll be able to charge a 4,000mAh battery to full power twice with this Aukey power bank simply because of how much power would be lost during charging.

Charging an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro that has about a 3,000mAh battery may fair better with being able to get two full charges. However, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,969mAh battery that is likely only going to get a single charge with this power bank but leaves a little leftover.

What about charging tablets and laptops with this power bank?

Okay, so you can charge a tablet with this power bank, but it’s likely going to take the entire power capacity to do so. Charging a laptop with this power bank might be possible, but you’re going to be limited to the laptops that you can charge because the USB-C Power Delivery port only has an 18W charging speed.

Output Charging:

There are two charging ports to use. One is USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is the USB-A Quick Charge port.

 

The Quick Charge port can fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones, and it can also charge non-Quick Charge smartphones and other devices.

The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed and is useful for charging USB-C Android smartphones, and iPhones. You can fast charge an iPhone X, 8, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with the USB-C port as long as you use a Lightning to USB-C charging cable as the iPhone does not use a USB-C port yet.

Fast charging stats for the LG G7

You can also charge two devices at once, but you can’t fast charge phones at the same time, because when you charge two devices at once, the max output is limited to 15W.

Since this power bank has a USB-C PD port you might think that you could also use it to charge laptops.

18W of Power Delivery charging is not enough for most USB-C laptops, and it’s best not to get this power bank for charging laptops, but rather smartphones.

Fast charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with the USB-C PD port

This Aukey power bank also has a low power mode for charging, and this allows you to charge headphones and smartwatches with it.

Fast charging stats for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

 

Input Charging:

The only way to recharge this power bank is through the USB-C PD port and the great thing is that you can recharge it at 18W with a Power Delivery wall charger. That said, this power bank does not come with a wall charger, but it does come with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

LG G7 solely charging from the Quick Charge port with Low Power charging on

Design

Size and Weight:

The name of this power bank “Sprint Go Mini” matches the form factor, as this charger is insanely small and enables you to carry on without paying the power bank any mind.

The Aukey power bank only has a length of 4 inches, a width of 2 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the charger is 6.3 ounces. So it’s not only small, but it barely weighs anything.

Functional Components:

Using the power bank is simple, but there are a few things to know.

The two ports and the LED indicators are on the same side. The power button is off to another side.

Charging automatically starts once you plug your device into either of the ports and if your smartphone is fast charging, a Orange power light turns on.

Also, you can hold the power button down to turn on low power charging, and this enables you to charge lower-powered devices such as smartwatches and headphones that can’t normally charge at the regular power output of the ports. To enter low power mode you have to hold the power button down for a few seconds and wait until one of the power lights turn green.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build of this power bank is nothing to be amazed about, but it’s a solid product that will last as long as you don’t throw it or drop on to hard-flooring. It does not use any shockproof protection or waterproofing.

Tech:

With its super small form factor and use of two fast charging technologies, we thought that there might be some overheating, but there wasn’t. Even when you’re charging two devices at once, the max output turns to 15W and this prevents overheating.

Reliability

It’s a reliable power bank for most modern smartphones and this is because most phones are now compatible with either Quick Charge or Power Delivery. On top of that, you get a power capacity that will charge your phone to full power either once or twice, and the charger is super portable.

It’s not a reliable power for charging laptops or tablets, simply because it doesn’t have enough power capacity and because the USB-C Power Delivery charging is only 18W, and not enough charging power for most USB-C laptops.

Summary:

Power:

The power capacity and charging power are going to be most useful for charging smartphones. As the Aukey power bank uses Quick Charge and an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port. It can also be recharged at 18W PD speeds with a PD wall charger.

Design:

The power bank is easy to use with charging automatically starting. It even shows you when a device is fast charging, and you can turn on low power charging by holding the power button for small devices.

Build:

The power bank has a great build, and it doesn’t overheat because the max output is lowered if you’re charging two devices at once.

Reliability:

The Sprint Go Mini power bank is most reliable for charging smartphones that can make use of Quick Charge or Power Delivery charging tech. It also helps that this power bank is one of the smallest 10,000mAh power banks on the market.

Specs for Aukey Sprint Mini Go PB-Y36 10,000mAh Power Bank:

Power Capacity10,000mAh
Quick Charge Port USB-A Port (18W)5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C PD Port (18W)5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A
Quick Charge Port5–6V/3A | 6–9V 2A | 9–12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Port (18W) Input5V/2A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A
LED Power IndicatorFour White Power Indicators | Orage Fast Charging Indicator | Green Low Power Charging Indicator
Size4.1 x 2 x 1 inches
Weight6.8 Ounces

Conclusion:

Aukey’s Sprint Go Mini power bank is one of the most impressive 10,000mAh power banks we’ve ever used. It brings Quick Charge, Power Delivery, low power charging, and a small form factor together, along with an indicator to show if your device is fast charging. It has everything in a tight package.

AUKEY Portable Charger 10000mAh, USB C Power Bank with 18W PD & Quick Charge 3.0, Portable Phone Charger Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XR, AirPods, Samsung, Nintendo and More

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Features

  • Future-Proof Power Source: A compact and portable power bank with 18W Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 outputs charges all your USB-C and USB-powered gear
  • 10000mAh of Power: Fully charge your iPhone 11 Pro 2.6 times, iPad Air (2019) 0.9 times, or Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 1.8 times
  • Low-Current Charging Mode: A special mode to charge low-current devices (below 60mA) like fitness trackers or wireless headphones that may not be recognized by the standard charging protocols of other power banks
  • Safety Features: Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PB-Y36 10000mAh Universal Power Bank, USB-C to C Cable, User Manual, 24-Month Promise and Customer Support Card

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