Review: Puridea 20,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

Puridea 20,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger with Quick Charge

8.8

Power

8.2/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

10.0/10

Reliability

8.5/10

Pros

  • Uses two Quick Charge Ports
  • Has two Input ports that can be used at the same time
  • Has a Digital Power Capacity indicator

Cons

  • Does not actually feature Power Delivery Charging Speeds

At this point power banks are very powerful charging electronics and it most cases you should actually be more reliant on a portable charger than a wall charger.

That’s because portable chargers are just as powerful as wall chargers as they’re able to feature the same charging tech.

They’re also able to go with you everywhere and therefore you have don’t have to have your smartphone or other devices in a single place waiting for them to charge. Instead, if you rely on a power bank for charging your devices, then you can just use a wall charger to recharge your power bank.

Portable chargers these days are just that impressive with the charging tech that they feature, and this Puridea portable charger is proof of that.

It has a high power capacity and along with that capacity, there’s some versatile and powerful charging.

That said, Puridea claims that this power bank actually features quite a lot, but at the same time its specifications say otherwise. So let’s take a closer look.

Power

Power Capacity:

Owning a high capacity power bank just makes sense these days and that’s because most of the portable devices that we own have large batteries.

It’s one of the main reasons that this PURIDEA power bank is very useful along with its charging power.

It has a 20,000mAh power capacity and then you have to consider the conversion rate of the capacity. Since this power bank uses some powerful charging tech such as Quick Charge and USB-C, you’re going to have less than an average conversion rate as faster charging dissipates more power during charging.

3.7 x 20,000 = 74,000 / 5 = 14,800

If you’re charging just Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices with this power bank that will result in an output power capacity of 15,000mAh.

However, with the use of Quick Charge that takes about 2,000mAh away from the power capacity. So 13,000mAh is what you’ll be able to use if you’re using a Quick Charge compatible device along with a standard device charging at the same time.

With all that said, even with the output power capacity being lower than the initial this is still enough power capacity to charge smartphones to full power about 4 times or more.

Charging tablets or USB-C compatible laptops with this power bank is actually possible. As a result, larger devices which feature larger batteries are going to be able to charge to full power about 2 times.

DevicesPuridea 20,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0(Output Capacity = 15,400mAh)Phone CapacityPuridea 20,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE15,000mAh1,624mAh13,376mAh

9.2 Full Charges
iPhone 615,000mAh1,810mAh13,190mAh

8.2 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus15,000mAh2,915mAh12,085mAh

5.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6s15,000mAh1,715mAh13,285mAh

8.7 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus15,000mAh2,750mAh12,250mAh

5.4 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S615,000mAh2,550mAh12,450mAh

5.8 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge15,000mAh2,600mAh12,400mAh

5.7 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S715,000mAh3,000mAh12,000mAh

5 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge15,000mAh3,600mAh11,400mAh

4.1 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S8+15,000mAh3,500mAh11,500mAh

4.2 Full Charges

Output Charging:

This is where this PURIDEA power bank excels the most, but at the same time saying that this charger uses Power Delivery is actually misleading and that’s because it doesn’t really feature Power Delivery.

USB-C Port

The USB-C port on this power bank can be used as an output port with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C compatible devices.

The output of this port is 5V/3.0A or 15W. For a power bank or any charging electronic to be using Power Delivery, it would have to be outputting 30W or more and this one doesn’t. Many power banks on the market that use a USB-C port use a 15W USB-C port and that simply is not Power Delivery.

Also, you can use a USB-C to Lighting charging cable to charge the iPhone X or iPhone 8 at a faster charging rate, but it still won’t be at Power Delivery charging rates.

USB-A Ports

Each of the two USB-A ports on this charger features Quick Charge 3.0 and this is actually very impressive as most power banks on the market just have a single Quick Charge port.

In this case, you’re able to charge two Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speeds at the same time.

Also, you can use standard Non-Quick Charge devices with this power bank and that will default the charging speed to 5V/2.4A.

The standard charging rate of this power bank is fast enough to charge most other devices at their max charging speed.

Input Charging:

Recharging this PURIDEA power bank is versatile and the recharging rate that you’re able to charge it at is powerful too. It has two input ports. With one input port being a Micro-USB input and the other one is the USB-C port can also be used as an input port.

The Micro-USB input port has a recharge rate of 5V-12V/2.0A so it can recharge the power bank at Quick Charge speeds.

The USB-C input port has a recharge rate of 5V/3.0A. As a result of both of the recharge rates through the two input ports is quite fast. You’re going to have to use a Quick Charge wall charger to make sure that you’re making the most out of the recharging power.

Even though there are two input ports, you can only use one at a time.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of this PURIDEA portable charger is actually larger than your average high capacity power bank.

As it has a length of 7.2 inches, a width of 4.5 inches and a thickness of 1.3 inches. The weight of this charger is 1 pound. Its what you can expect from most high capacity power banks, but at the same with most other high capacity chargers actually having smaller sizes and weigh less.

However, you have to account for the charging tech that this power banks features and it then makes sense why it’s larger and heavier than the norm.

Functional Components:

Using this power bank is very simple and that’s because all of the functional parts of this charger are on a single side.

With all charging ports being on a single side, there’s a Digital power capacity display that only shows two digits and then there’s the power button (meaning when the power bank read “99” then it’s at 100%).

You do have to press the power button when you want to charge your devices.

Build

Structure and Material:

Build quality of this power bank is very good as it has an Aluminum shell and one side of the power banks has ridges that make this charger easier to hold.

Tech:

On the tech side, this PURIDEA power bank does get warm when you’re charging Quick Charge compatible devices, while at the same time charging other devices too. Charging 3 devices at once with this power bank will very likely make it warm as there’s more power being outputted all at once.

Reliability

This PURIDEA power bank has a lot of powerful charging and recharging features. With that said, it’s going to be most reliable if you’re someone that owns a Quick Charge compatible device that uses USB-C.

As this charger has not just one but two USB-A ports that use Quick Charge. The USB-C port can be used as an input and output too for USB-C compatible devices and for charging an iPhone X and iPhone 8.

But if you do own an iPhone, it’s best to go with a more minimalistic charger that has a lower cost and has more to offer with better portability.

Summary:

Power:

There’s a good amount of power capacity to be used with this charger and it can charge smartphones multiple times over.

Charging is very powerful with this power bank actually two using Quick Charge USB-A ports and there’s also a USB-C port that can be used as a output too. The use of input ports is also very useful and they both are Quick Charge compatible.

Design:

It has a larger size and weights 1 pound. That said, it makes sense that that’s the case as this power bank has two Quick Charge ports and two input ports.

Build:

Build quality is very good because this charger has an Aluminum shell. It does get warm if you’re charging multiple devices at once.

Reliability:

This power bank is going to be most reliable if you own a Quick Charge USB-C compatible smartphone because the two charging technologies are being used with this power bank quite heavily.

Specs of the Puridea 20,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,000mAh            Output Capacity: 14,800mAh
  • Output:  

Standard Speed of USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Speed: 5V/2.4A | 6.5V-9V/1.5A | 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:

5-12V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input

5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input

  • LED Power Indicators: Digital Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 7.2 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Conclusion:

This PURIDEA 20,000mAh power bank is very powerful and useful for its use of powerful charging. That said, if you can’t find use from the charging then it’s best not purchase it.

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