Review: BCMASTER 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

BCMASTER 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has a 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port for fast charging
  • Small and slim form factor
  • Comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable

Power Delivery and Quick Charge are the most commonly used fast charging technologies, and even though it’s useful to have a fast charging wall charger if you’re on the go you can’t use a wall charger to charge your devices. A fast charging portable charger is a must in today’s world as nearly all smartphones are now compatible with Power Delivery or Quick Charge, and power banks are smaller than ever and are still able to have high capacities.

This BCMASTER power bank is a great example of that, as the power bank uses Quick Charge and Power Delivery for fast charging, and with its 10,000mAh power capacity, the charger still has a small form factor that you’ll barely notice.

Power

Power Capacity:

The BCMASTER portable charger does not have the highest power capacity on the market, but we think that with its 10,000mAh power capacity, it’s just enough. This is because most phones nowadays have larger batteries that are within the 3,000mAh, 4,000mAh, and 5,000mAh range. With a 10,000mAh power bank, you’re able to charge even larger battery smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with its 4,300mAh battery and the Note 20 Ultra with its 4,500mAh battery to full power about one or two times.

You may not get a full two charges as you’re going to be using fast charging and more power is lost during charging since more heat is generated. That said, if you want a power bank that will last you about two days, this BCMASTER power bank gets the job done very well.

A 10,000mAh power capacity for charging tablets or laptops is not nearly as reliable as it’s on to take nearly teh entire power capacity for charging those larger devices. Even then, a 10,000mAh capacity may not be enough.

Output Charging:

This BCMASTER power bank is all about fast charging, as it has an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the charging will likely be fast for you as most Android smartphones are compatible with either Quick Charge or Power Delivery. While iPhone X, iPhone 8, and to the newest iPhone models are Power Delivery compatible for fast charging.

For Android smartphones to charge from a USB-C port, you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable, and for iPhones to charge from a USB-C port, you’ll need a Lightning to USB-C cable. This power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable.

In our case, we tested this power bank by charging a Google Pixel with the Power Delivery port alone, and the Google Pixel was able to fast charge. We then charged an LG G7 alone via the USB-A Quick Charge port and it was able to fast charge, too.

However, when we connected the Google Pixel to the Power Delivery port and the LG G7 to the Quick Charge port, both of them were not fast charging, and that’s because the max output of this power bank is 18W. So you’re only able to fast charge a single device at a time with this power bank.

Input Charging:

Recharging for this power bank can be fast if you’re recharging from the Power Delivery port, as the power bank can recharge at Power Delivery speeds with a PD wall charger. The other option for recharging is the Micro-USB input port, but that’s the slower recharging option as it only has a 2 Amp recharge rate.

Design

Size and Weight:

You won’t be having any problems with portability with this power bank, as the charger has a length of 5.7 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the power bank is 8.1 ounces. We were able to place it into a pocket and it felt just like having another smartphone in a pocket. You can even fit this power bank and your smartphone into the same pocket, too.

Functional Components:

The BCMASTER works the same way as many other power banks on the market as the charger has three ports, on the same side, and charging automatically starts when you plug in a device. There is a power button off to the side to check the power capacity, and you’re able to view the current power capacity via four Blue LED power lights at the top of the power bank.

Build

Structure and Material:

For such a low priced power bank, this charger is built very well, and even though it’s made of plastic, using it every day holds no problems. However, it’s not a rugged power bank so try not to drop it or expose it to water.

Tech:

This BCMASTER power bank may feature two fast charging ports, but it has an 18W max output only. So if you’re charging two devices at the same time, the max output of the power bank will still be capped at 18W, and this prevents overheating.

Reliability

You should get this power bank if you have a Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphone, as you’re going to be able to fast charge your phone with this power bank. That said, this charger is only reliable for smartphones as the Power Delivery charging power is not powerful enough for charging USB-C PD laptops, the capacity is a bit too low for charging tablets as it’s not enough power.

Summary:

Power:

The power bank features Power Delivery and Quick Charge for fast charging, you’re able to recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds, too.

Design:

The charger is quite small and can easily be placed into a pocket.

Build:

It’s a well-built power bank that is perfect for everyday use and won’t break apart so long as you don’t drop it.

Reliability:

This BCMASTER power bank is most reliable for Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphones. It’s not the best for charging laptops as the Power Delivery charging power is not powerful enough.

 BCMASTER 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Specs
Power Capacity10,000mAh
USB-A Port5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Input5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A
Micro-USB Input5V/2A
Size5.7 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
Weight8.1 Ounces

Conclusion:

There are many Power Delivery and Quick Charge power banks, a few of the high capacities that most may find too large, and that’s why we think this BCMASTER power bank hits a perfect balance of power and portability.

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