Review: PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank

PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has two 30W Power Delivery Power Banks
  • Also has a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port
  • The charger has a small form factor, is made of aluminum and comes with a very high quality USB-C to USB-C cable and carrying pouch

Cons

  • You're unable to use both USB-C Power Delivery ports at 30W at the same time

A few years ago, the change to USB-C ports began and it was a necessary change as the USB-C port was able to bring faster charging, connectivity, ease of use with it being reversible, and few other ways to use the port. Perhaps the best part of USB-C is its use of Power Delivery fast charging that was able to be used with smartphones and laptops as the charging tech was so powerful.

Here we are now, and most portable devices are using Power Delivery for connectivity and for Power Delivery charging, and because of that, there are now many types of chargers on the market that use the tech.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at this PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W USB-C Power Delivery power bank. The charger comes from a bit of a new brand, but we’re surprised to see the value that this portable charger holds with its charging power and build quality.

Power

Power Capacity:

The somewhat unusual part of this PowerArc portable charger is that it has a 15,000mAh power capacity, and yet the charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports with 30W of charging power. It’s not a negative part of the power bank, but most Power Delivery portable chargers with a 30W USB-C PD output feature a 20,000mAh power capacity or over.

That said, a 15,000mAh power capacity is welcome as it does make the size of the charger smaller, and it’s still a good amount of capacity for charging quite a few devices to full power.

If we’re talking about charging smartphones with this power bank, then you’re going to fair about three to four full charges. Most smartphones these days, especially Android smartphones have very large batteries. Just take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with a 4,300mAh battery or the larger Note 20 Ultra with a 4,500mAh battery.

Those are very large battery sizes, and you also have to account for the power bank losing some power capacity as some is lost, especially if you’re using Quick Charge or Power Delivery, both of which this power bank has.

Charging laptops will get you fewer charges though, as tablets and laptops use larger batteries, so expect either one or two full charges for those larger types of devices. Overall, the 15,000mAh power capacity with this PowerArc portable charger can last a few days depending on what device you’re charging.

Output Charging:

The charging from this PowerArc portable charger is powerful, and if you have a Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible device, then you’re going to be able to make great use of the power bank. That’s because there are three ports to use, there are two Power Delivery ports, and a single Quick Charge 3.0 port.

The charging on this PowerArc portable charger is somewhat dynamic. The first thing to know is how much each port can output. The Input / Output USB-C Power Delivery port can output 30W, and so can the other USB-C Power Delivery port. The USB-A port has an 18W charging speed, which means that it features Quick Charge.

In our case, we tested this power bank first by charging from the USB-C Power Delivery port that was next to the USB-A port. We tested this port with a Microsoft Surface Go which is a Power Delivery compatible tablet and the port was able to charge the tablet from 23W to 25W.

We then tested charging from the Input / Output Power Delivery port and the Surface Go was charging very slowly, and this was to be expected, as the PowerArc comes with a manual that states that if you’re charging a laptop or USB-C PD compatible tablet only with the power bank, then you should use USB-C Power Delivery port 2, not the first one.

However, if you’re charging three devices at the same time, such as charging a laptop like a Macbook, a tablet, and a smartphone, then you should connect the laptop to the first Power Delivery port for a 30W charging speed, and the other USB-C PD port and the USB-A Quick Charge port will both output 12W.

This is still very good because the max output of the power bank is 60W, so you’re still using a great amount of Power Delivery for charging a laptop.

We also did test a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and a Google Pixel via the USB-C Power Delivery ports, and they were able to fast charge. Note 9 and an LG G7 were also able to fast charge from the USB-A Quick Charge port.

Overall, the charging from this PowerArc Arcpack portable charger is great for USB-C PD laptops and Quick Charge Android smartphones, too.

Input Charging:

The recharging can only be done from the Input / Output Power Delivery port, and the max recharge rate is 30W for the power bank. This is a very fast recharge speed, and we support having a 30W PD wall charger to recharge the power bank as it’s able to recharge this 15,000mAh power bank very fast.

The charger may not come with a PD wall charger, but it does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Design

Size and Weight:

This PowerArc portable charger is a bit chunky, but it’s not a real problem that will prevent you from taking the power bank with you anywhere every day.

 

The charger does have a very small length of 4.5 inches, a width of 3.1 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch. The 1-inch thickness does make the charger seem larger and does make int a bit more difficult to fit it into a pocket, but with a small footprint, the charger is a lot easier to hold and you might as well just place it into a backpack if you can.

It also does have a bit of weight, and this is definitely because most of the power bank is made of Aluminum.

Functional Components:

Just like power banks on the market, this ArcPack automatically starts charging once you plug a device in. All the ports are on a single side, and the USB-C Power Delivery port that can be used as an input and output is clearly labeled.

There are four White LED power capacity indicators at the top, and there is a power button in between the power buttons.

The PowerArc portable charger comes with a carrying pouch and it also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Build

Structure and Material:

From the packaging to what’s in the box, everything about this ArcPack portable charger is premium. The power bank itself has an Aluminum shell, the carrying pouch that it comes with is a lot thicker and has more cushion than a lot of the other power banks that come with their carrying pouch.

The USB-C to USB-C cable that this power bank comes with is one of the best USB-C to USB-C cables that we’ve ever seen come with a power bank. The cable is thick and we think that it’s going to last a while.

Tech:

Since this PowerArc charger has a 60W max output heating up would be a concern but we did test out this power bank charging for a 2-hour duration straight, but we did not experience any heat up. In this test, we charged a Surface Go, a Google Pixel, and an LG G7 at the same time. Trying to make the power bank use as close to its 60W max output as we could.

Reliability

For many other 15,000mAh power banks, the use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge would not be prevalent, especially not to the extent of use that this PowerArc charger has gone.

The use of two 30W Power Delivery ports, and a Quick Charge port, along with a 60W max output makes this one of the most reliable power banks under a 20,000mAh power capacity.

Summary:

Power:

The 15,000mAh power capacity is just right as the charger can charge smartphones to full power a few times, and laptops or tablets to full power either once or twice. The charging speed is great as there are two 30W Power Delivery ports and a Quick Charge port. The max output of 60W ensures that you’re able to use a Power Delivery port at its max power without compromise while charging other devices.

Design:

The charger is a bit thicker, but it’s very short. The power bank is easy to use and comes with a few useful accessories.

Build:

The build of the power bank is strong, the carrying pouch was plush, the USB-C to USB-C cable that is included is a cable that you would expect paying a premium price for, and the packaging that this all comes in is one of the most unique unboxings that we’ve ever had.

Reliability:

With two 30W Power Delivery ports, a Quick Charge port, and just a right amount of power capacity, this PowerArc portable charger is going to be reliable for most PD laptop and smartphone users each day.

 PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)
USB-A Port3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A
Three Devices charging at the same timeUSB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W
USB-C PD Port 2: 12W
USB-A Port: 12W
Max Output60W
USB-C PD Input5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)
Size4.5 x 3.1 x 1.0 inches
Weight12.3 Ounces

Conclusion:

The PowerArc ArkPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery power bank is a full package for modern portable charger, with its use of 30W powerful charging, paired with an 18W Quick Charge port. All with a 60W max output that ensures that you won’t be using less power just because you’re charging more devices.

PowerArc ArcPack Portable Charger 15000mAh 60W PD USB Type C Power Delivery Power Bank 3-Port Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro Max, XS, iPad Pro, Air 4th Gen, Watch 6, SE, Galaxy Note 20 Z Fold 2 & More
  • Ultra fast charging in a portable device: Charge your mobile electronic devices at extreme speeds up to 30W Power Delivery via USB Type C Port. Your iPhone will be charged to 50% from 0% in just 30 minutes! (Using USB C to Lightning Cable)
  • Colossal capacity: With 15,000 mAh of battery capacity, you will be able to charge multiple devices with just one ArcPack. Charge an iPhone 11 Pro 3 times, Macbook Air 0.8 times, or an iPad Pro 11” 1 time.
  • Multi-device charging: ArcPack PA1801 is equipped with 2 USB Type C Power Delivery enabled ports as well as 1 USB Type A Port. Charge your latest power hungry devices with the USB Type C Port and other legacy devices via USB A Port. (Caution: Please be sure to unplug all cables when not in use)
  • Premium build: Unlike other portable chargers that use plastic, PowerArc ArcPack is built with high-quality aluminum housing. Not only does aluminum look good and feel better, it also dissipates heat more efficiently keeping the charger at comfortable temperatures for safety.
  • 2 Year Warranty: PowerArc stands behind its most important value. Customers First. We back all of our products with a 2 year, no-questions asked warranty. If it doesn't work, we will replace it. Free of charge.

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