Most power banks these days now feature some sort of fast charging tech, with the most common being Quick Charge and Power Delivery. In this review, we’re taking a look at this Odec 20,000mAh portable charger that uses Power Delivery and Quick Charge fast charging, making this charger highly reliable for many portable devices. Let’s see what it’s like using this charger, and what devices are best to use it with.
The power capacity of this Odec portable charger is nothing too special, however, you’re going to want a portable charger that has high power capacity these days, as more of the portable devices that we use have larger batteries. For example, Samsung Galaxy smartphones have 4,000mAh batteries and higher, and iPhones are reaching near 4,000mAh battery capacity.
With these larger batteries, a 20,000mAh power bank may be the best choice, as this Odec charger can charge most modern smartphones to full power about three or four times. When you add on the fast charging, you’re going to end up with less power to use as more power is lost with faster charging as more heat is generated.
Tablets should also be good to charge with this Odec power bank and you may fare about two full charges.
The charging from this Odec power bank is of the best parts, as all of its ports feature fast charging. There are two Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A ports and there is a single 20W USB-C Power Delivery port. The Quick Charge port can fast charge most Android smartphones on the market, but if you’re charging Non-compatible Quick Charge smartphones or other devices, then the Quick Charge ports will default to 5V/2.4A (12W).
The more universal fast charging port is the 20W USB-C Power Delivery port. Most Android phones are compatible with Power Delivery, and newer iPhones such as the iPhone X, 8, iPhone 11, and the newest iPhone 12 Pro Max are compatible with Power Delivery fast charging. The only difference is that you’ll need a Lightning to USB-C cable to charge iPhones.
Power Delivery is now heavily used with laptops, but an 20W charging speed is not enough power to charge most laptops, so we don’t recommend the USB-C PD port for charging laptops.
Recharging the power bank can be done through the USB-C Power Delivery port and you’re able to recharge the power bank at PD speeds when you use a PD wall charger.
Size and Weight:
The size of this Odec power bank is perfect. It’s going to be larger and a bit heavier than a 10,000mAh power bank, of course, as it uses more batteries. That said, it’s still small enough to hold for a long period, keep it in your pocket or place it into a bag.
The charger has a length of 5.6 inches, a width of 2.7 inches, and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 14.5 Ounces.
The charging automatically starts once you plug a device into the power bank, and all the ports can be found on the same side. The only functional part on another side is a power button and four white LED power indicators. You can press the power button to restart charging and to check the remaining power capacity.
Structure and Material:
Even though the charger is made of plastic, it’s built well, and the only thing that you have to worry about is dropping it onto hard flooring.
The charger does not get warm, whether you’re charging your own devices or you’re recharging it. Mainly because of its 20W max output.
With its use of a 20,000mAh power capacity, and three fast-charging ports that use Power Delivery and Quick Charge, this Odec power bank is reliable for most fast charging compatible smartphones and tablets. It’s not nearly as reliable for Power Delivery laptops as 20W of PD charging is not enough for most laptops.
The use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge enables you to fast charge most smartphones on the market, as well as tablets. You’re also able to charge your devices to full power a few times before having to recharge the power bank.
The charger is quite small and lightweight enough that you can carry it in your pocket.
It has a good build that is perfect for everyday use. Just don’t drop it onto hard flooring.
The power bank is reliable because it features Power Delivery and Quick Charge, two very common fast charging technologies. Not so reliable for Power Delivery laptops as 20W of USB-C Power Delivery charging power is not enough power.
|Odec 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery - Quick Charge Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||18W|
|USB-A Quick Charge Ports||18W|
|Power Delivery Input||18W|
|Size||5.6 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches|
Odec has created a great universal 20,000mAh Power Delivery and Quick Charge power bank. It’s perfect to use for most smartphones and tablets. When it comes to charging laptops, though, we recommend one with more powerful Power Delivery charging power.