Review: iVoler 10,000mAh USB-C Power Bank

iVoler 10,000mAh USB-C Power Bank

7

Power

7.0/10

Design

7.0/10

Build

7.0/10

Pros

  • Fast indivual Output charging with USB-C compatible smartphones being able to charge at 5V/3.0A
  • Fast recharge time if you're using a Quick Charge wall charger.

Cons

  • Max Output can be limiting
  • It's rather large and heavy

The most useful thing about power banks that use USB-C charging is that they can also have other traits that make the charging experience better. This is because the USB-C port can be used as both an Input and Output port.

Also, the usage of a USB-C charging port marks the power bank as a powerful one, and that increases its standard of what it should offer.

In most cases, a power bank that uses USB-C also has a USB-A charging port that is fast as well. Power capacity for these kinds of power banks isn’t that high since they’re mostly meant to be used with smartphones.

This is the iVoler power bank with a USB-C charging port it uses most of the traits that we just described but let’s take a more in-depth look that else this power bank has to offer.

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Power

Power Capacity:

This iVoler 10,000mAh power bank holds the same initial power capacity that many other portables chargers like the Eighty Plus and ORICO that also use USB-C charging.

However, this iVoler power bank uses Lithium-Ion batteries, and even though they’re not special high-quality batteries like Panasonic or LG batteries, they hold up better than Polymer ones. It’s also going to depend on the way that you’re using the power bank with its charging power.

For the most part, you’ll be receiving an Output power capacity of 8,000mAh on average.

It’s with this power capacity that you’ll be able to charge most smartphones about 3 or more times. Since this power bank is aimed most towards USB-C smartphones, and since most smartphones that use USB-C have large power capacities, you’re going to fair about 2.5 full charges if you’re using those kinds of devices.

Power banks with these kinds of power capacities aren’t exactly meant to be used with tablets but it’s still entirely possible. Charging Mini tablets will result in the tablet being charged to its full power capacity, but you’re most like going to end up using most or all of the power capacity.

Full-Sized tablets can charge near their full power but you’ll still need more power to charge them all the way.

DevicesUSB-C Power Bank iVoler 10,000mAh (Output Capacity = 8,000mAh )Phone CapacityUSB-C Power Bank iVoler 10,000mAh Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE8,000mAh 1,624mAh6,376mAh Left Over

4.9 Full Charges
iPhone 68,000mAh 1,810mAh6,190mAh Left Over

4.4 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus8,000mAh 2,915mAh5,085mAh Left Over

2.7 Full Charges
iPhone 6s8,000mAh 1,715mAh6,285mAh Left Over

4.6 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus8,000mAh 2,750mAh5,250mAh Left Over

2.9 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S68,000mAh 2,550mAh5,450mAh Left Over

3.1 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge8,000mAh 2,600mAh5,400mAh Left Over

3.0 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S78,000mAh 3,000mAh5,000mAh Left Over

2.6 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge8,000mAh 3,600mAh4,400mAh Left Over

2.2 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S8+8,000mAh 3,500mAh4,500mAh Left Over

2.2 Full Charges

Output Charging:

Here’s the thing with the Output charging that this power bank provides. Individually, the charging speeds are great, but when charging is done together using both the USB-C and USB-A charging ports, then it’s lacking a lot of power.

USB-C Port:

The USB-C has a great charging speed of 5V/3.0A, and it’ll be able to charge your USB-C compatible smartphones at their max charging speeds so long as you use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

You can also use the USB-C port to charge MacBooks that use Type-C to charge, but we recommend charging your MacBook when it’s either turned off or sleeping because even though the power bank can charge your Macbook, it does it at a slow charging speed.

USB-A Port:

The USB-A charging port is the universal part of the power bank as it’s able to provide a Max standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Even though it won’t be able to charge your Quick Charge smartphones at their max charging speeds, it can still charge them at fast speeds.

Standard charging devices that don’t use Quick Charge will be able to charge at their max charging speeds. A good example of this is that iPads will be able to charge at their max charging speed of 2.4A, so will your smartphones that don’t use Quick Charge.

This is one of the main reasons why we like USB-C power banks; once it uses a USB-C port, all the other aspects of charging become more powerful.

Overall Charging:

Even though we’ve given a lot of praise for both charging ports providing lots of charging power, the main weakness of this power bank is that its Max Output is only 3 Amps all at once. This means if you’re using both of the Output charging ports at their max speeds, then each of them will only be able to Output 5V/1.5A. That’s very slow charging.

With that said. Not all hope is gone. The iVoler power bank has a Max Output limit before the Over-Current protection of the power bank kicks in and that Output limit is 5V/3.8A.

As a result, you can still get quite fast charging speed, but it’s still disappointing that you can’t use both of the Output charging ports at the same time with their max charging power.

Input Charging:

Recommended Wall Chargers for Max Recharging Speed:

Aukey Quick Charge Wall Charger

RAVPower 30W Dual USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge

The power bank doesn’t use a Micro-USB Input port to charge and instead, you use the USB-C charging port to recharge the power bank by using a USB-C to USB-A charging cable.

The max recharge rate of the power bank is 5V/3.0A and that can only be done if you’re using a Quick Charge USB wall charger; if you’re using that, then it can be fully recharged in 3.5-4 hours.

ORICO 10,000mAh USB-C Power Bank

Design

Size and Weight:

It’s a small enough power bank, but for the most part, it’s pretty bulky without being too overbearing.

The length is 6.3 inches, it has a width of 3.2 inches, and a thickness of 1.3 inches. The weight is quite heavy at 10.3 ounces.

So this portable charger is still portable, but it’s not going into your pocket. For the most part, you’re going to be either holding it or setting it down to charge your devices. We would have like to see it as thin as other USB-C power banks that we’ve also reviewed.

Functional Components:

Everything on the charger is easy to find, but there are just a few things that you need to know before using the power bank.

The USB-C and USB-A charging port can be found on the short side. On top of the power bank is where you’ll find the power button and 4 LED power capacity indicators.

So charging automatically starts when you connect your device to the USB-A charging port. However, to use the USB-C charging port as an Output charging port, you must press the power button and then connect your USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

Eighty Plus 10,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0/USB-C Portable Charger

Build

Structure and Material:

The entire structure of the iVoler power bank is made of plastic and we’re kind of glad it’s made that way because at least it’s light and using Aluminum would have made it heavier. Other than that, it holds strong and there aren’t loose parts that make it perfect for everyday use.

Tech:

On the tech side, the power bank could do better in regards to the batteries that it uses, since it can use Panasonic or LG batteries that can provide a better Output power capacity and longevity for the batteries.

It features the necessary safety tech features like Surge, Short-Circuit protection as well as other safety protections that keep you and your devices safe during charging. The use of CE, FCC, and RoHS certification ensures that you’re getting a quality product.

Reliability

Of course, you probably already know that power banks that use USB-C charging ports are more meant for those that have smartphones that can charge with USB-C. That’s true, this power bank is more meant for people that can take advantage of the fast charging that this power bank provides.

With that said, it can also be very useful for those that use non-compatible USB-C devices because they can at least make use of the fast recharging that this power bank can give.

Also, the USB-A charging port gives a fast charging speed to nearly any device that you use with it. So the reliability with this power bank can be a matter of perspective of just how reliable it is for some.

Users that own a USB-Compatible smartphone = Most Reliable

Users that DO not own a USB-Compatible smartphone = Not as Reliable

Imazing 10,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Summary:

Power:

The Output power capacity is perfect for charging smartphones and especially larger battery capacity USB-C smartphones. Individual charging speeds for the USB-A and USB-C ports are great, but the Overall Output can be limiting.

Recharging is good because of the use of the USB-C port also being used as an Input port, and as a result, it can be fully recharged in 3.5-4 hours.

Design:

Not exactly the smallest or lightest power bank but the iVoler power bank does a good job at least being small enough to fit into a single hand. It’s important to remember that you must press the power button before using the USB-C port as an Output charging port.

Build:

Nothing too special about the build with it being made of plastic, just using regular A+ lithium-Ion batteries. However, it does have lots of certifications that make it a high-quality power bank.

Reliability:

The reliability of it can differ from user to user and we’re not saying that if you don’t a USB-C compatible smartphones don’t get this power bank. This power bank can provide a great experience to anyone that uses it. However, it’s more beneficial for those that are going to use the USB-C port as an Output port.

With that said, the fast recharge time of the power bank is open to everyone.

Similar Capacity Power Banks that also USB-C

Specs of the USB-C Power Bank iVoler 10,000mAh:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

USB-A: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:     5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 10.3 Ounces

Conclusion

Most USB-C power banks can make the mistake of shutting themselves off from prospective users and that’s a shame because this iVoler power bank does a decent job at making itself open to any persons that need charging power.

With its USB-A charging port offering a fast 2.4 Amp speed and being able to have an extremely short recharge time if you’re using the right USB wall charger.