When it comes to power banks, they’re one of the most versatile types of charging electronics that are currently out on the market. This is because there are lots of different types of portable chargers. Some power banks have high power capacities and are able to charge devices many times over, and there are power banks that have low power capacities that can basically be taken anywhere. Of course, then there are the design features like having built-in cables, and a power bank that uses built-in features are among the most useful.
In this case, this MyCharge AmpProng Plus 6,000mAh power bank uses a built-in AC Adapter to recharge itself. So it can basically be used as a power bank and a USB wall charger; which is exactly the versatility that portable chargers are capable of having.
The power capacity of the MyCharge AmpProng power bank starts at 6,000mAh and the Output power capacity that you’ll be able to use is quite average.
Just doing some simple math with: 3.7 x 6,000 = 22,200 and then 22,200 / 5 = 4,44o. So in the end, during charging, you’re going to lose about 1,500mAh of power capacity and that’s going to leave you with 4,440mAh of power that you can actually use.
Using the Output power capacity to charge smartphones is going to be the main usage for this power bank because most smartphones are able to charge to full power at least once and possibly twice. Smartphones like a Galaxy S7 or a Google Pixel are able to charge about 1.5 times to their full power when the Mycharge power bank is at its max power.
For the most part, the power capacity going to be most useful for charging smartphones.
However, the power capacity is still high enough for charging tablets, but the on the mini side. So charging an iPad Mini 2 or iPad Mini 4 will result in a single full charge. With that said, if you are going to charge an iPad or any other high capacity device with similar stats, then just realize that it’s going to take nearly the entire power capacity of the power bank to recharge the device.
|myCharge AmpProng Plus 6,000mAh Power Bank|
(Output Power Capacity = 4,440mAh)
|Phone Capacity||myCharge AmpProng Plus 6,000mAh Power Bank|
2.7 Full Charges
2.4 Full Charges
|iPhone 6 Plus||4,440mAh||2,915mAh||1,525mAh
1.5 Full Charges
2.5 Full Charges
|iPhone 6s Plus||4,440mAh||2,750mAh||1,690mAh
1.6 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6||4,440mAh||2,550mAh||1,890mAh
1.7 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||4,440mAh||2,600mAh||1,840mAh
1.7 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7||4,440mAh||3,000mAh||1,440mAh
1.4 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||4,440mAh||3,600mAh||840mAh
1.2 Full Charges
|Apple iPad Mini 2||4,440mAh||6,470mAh||0mAh
You need 2030mAh for a full recharge
|Apple iPad Mini 4||4,440mAh||5,124mAh||0mAh
You need 684mAh for a full recharge
The power bank uses 2 charging ports and this is quite strange because 6,000mAh isn’t exactly enough for the use of 2 ports but it works just well enough. Also, the charging speed and how the charging speed is designed is done quite well.
This is because each of the ports is capable of charging at 5V/2.4A charging speed. 2.4 Amps is a max standard charging speed that’s able to recharge most small portable devices at max charging speed. This is true for iPads; as iPads have max charging speed fo 2.4 Amps. The Mycharge power bank does not feature Quick Charge though, and as a result, it will not be able to charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.
There’s also a very important part to the charging speed and ports that you need to know. Even though the max charging speed of each port can be 2.4A, the Max Output of the power bank is 2.4A as well. So if you’re charging 2 devices at once, then each port may only be able to charge at 1.2A charging speed. So if you want to charge your device as fast as possible, then it’s best to charge it alone, otherwise, the Max Output will be split between the charging ports.
The MyCharge power bank does not use a Micro-USB Input port, instead, it has a built-in AC Adapter that you use to recharge it. Simply plug the AC Adapter into an AC Outlet and it’ll begin to recharge. The max recharge rate is 5V/2.0A and luckily, you don’t have to worry about using the right USB wall charger because it doesn’t need one.
It’s able to recharge within just 3-4 hours once you connect it to an AC Outlet.
Size and Weight:
The MyCharge AmpProng is portable but it does have its setbacks that make it difficult for on-the-go purposes. This is because of its bulkiness since it has a rather long length and large thickness.
The length of the power bank is 5.9 inches, the width of 3.9 inches and the thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the power bank is 8.1 ounces, so it weighs half a pound. It’s not too large of a portable charger, but then again, it’s not exactly very small either. This won’t be fitting into a pocket or at least not very comfortably in your pocket, and for the most part, you’re able to hold it.
On 3 different sides of the power bank is where all the main features are located.
On one side is where there’s the 2 USB charging ports. Then on the long side of the power bank is where the power button and 4 White LED power capacity indicators are located; then on the opposite side is where the AC Adapter is located.
Charging automatically starts when you connect into any of the two USB ports and if charging doesn’t start automatically then you can press the power button to manually start charging. The power button can also be pressed to check the remaining power capacity.
The AC Adapter is foldable in the power bank and that’s what makes the portability pretty good.
Structure and Material:
All the parts of the MyCharge power bank are made of plastic and even though it’s not a Rugged power bank, it’s still quite tough. Since there are really only uses 2 separate pieces to make itself whole.
The MyCharge power bank uses the basic safety tech features to make charging safe for you and your devices. One of the most notable tech features is that charging speed is slowed down when you’re charging your devices using the power bank as a USB wall charger; this is because the power bank is undergoing pass-through charging so it must regulate the temperature when doing so.
It’s a reliable power bank because of its 2 charging ports and a built-in AC Adapter that allow you to simply plug the power bank into a USB wall charger and begin charging without the need of a USB wall charger or a charging cable.
The power capacity is mainly meant for smartphones because most smartphones are able to charge to their max power a few times. Charging speed is good, but for the best charging speed, it’s best to charge one device at a single time.
It’s not too small of a power bank and we think it’s just the perfect size for taking with you wherever you go. It’s quite large with its thickness so it won’t be fitting into your pocket.
On the build side the MyCharge power really shines with its approach to knowing that PassThrough charging can hold risks and as a result, it limits its powers.
The most reliable aspect of the AmpProng power bank is that you’ll always have a way to recharge the power bank using its AC Adapter.
Specs of the myCharge AmpProng Plus 6,000mAh Power Bank:
- Capacity: Advertised: 6,000mAh Real Capacity: 3,750mAh
- Output: Per Port: 5V/2.4A Max Output: 2.4A
- Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 5.9 x 3.9 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 8.1 Ounces
The AmpProng is just another example of how versatile power banks can truly be with their ability having built-in parts that lend over to the charging experience. In this case, all you need is the power bank to really recharge it.