Silicon Power 10,000mAh Slim QP60
- Features three fast charging ports, that includes two Quick Charge ports and an 18W Power Delivery port
- Can be recharged Quick Charge or Power Delivery speeds
- Enough power capacity to charge most smartphones about two times and can fit into a pocket along with your phone
- Does not come with a QC or PD wall charger
Power banks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. One of the most versatile types of power banks are ones that have 10,000mAh power capacities. Power banks that have 10,000mAh power capacities now have form factors of a 3,000mAh power bank, and at this point, it makes more sense getting a 10,000mAh because they’re able to charge a smartphone to at least full power or more.
Whereas a 3,000mAh mini power bank won’t be able to charge most phones to full power.
This new Silicon Power 10,000mAh QP60 power bank is an example of just how great mid-range portable chargers can be. It has enough power capacity, fast charging, and a form factor that makes it easy for daily use.
The power capacity of this Silicon Power portable charger is 10,000mAh. This much power is perfect for charging smartphones, and at the same time, it can be limiting when it comes to charging phones, too.
Newer smartphones are now using larger batteries, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series is a great example of that. The base GalaxyS20 has a 4,000mAh battery, the S20+ has a 4,500mAh battery and the S20 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery. When you combine these larger battery sizes along with the power usage of these phones and the fast charging that this Silicon Power portable charger can offer, then you’re only able to get a single full charge from this power bank.
You may have some power left over to charge your phone to half power, though.
Overall, that’s what you can expect from basically any other 10,000mAh power bank because phones are using larger batteries in general. That said, a single charge for a phone isn’t a bad thing, because you’re looking at about another day’s use of your phone without needing to recharge it.
The charging that you get from this power bank is the more impressive part, and that’s because this Silicon Power portable charger has a total of three fast charging ports.
There are two USB-A Quick Charge ports and a single USB-C Power Delivery port. So you can fast charge most Android smartphones that are compatible with Quick Charge with either one of the USB-A ports. Two ports using Quick Charge are rare because most power banks tend to have just a single port using Quick Charge. Not two.
The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed, which is perfect for fast charging smartphones, and most Android smartphones that have a USB-C port can fast charge with a Power Delivery port. Another benefit of the PD port is that you’re also able to fast charge iPhones with a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.
Even though there are three ports to fast charge from, you can only fast charge from a single port at a time. This is because when you’re charging from two ports or three ports at the same time, the charging speed is split.
We tested this out by connecting an LG G7 to a USB-A Quick Charge port, and it was fast charging. Then we connected a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to the PD port, and the LG G7 changed to standard charging and so did the Note 9.
There are two ports that you can use to recharge the power bank, but they can only be used once at a time. There is a Micro-USB input port and the USB-C PD port can also be used as an input port to recharge the power bank, too.
The best part is that both of the input ports can recharge the power bank at 18W, however, to do so you will need a Quick Charge wall charger to recharge from.
Size and Weight:
What is even be better than the fast charging is the form factor of this power bank. The charger has a length of 5.3 inches, a width of 2.6 inches, and a thickness of 0.5 inches. The weight of this Silicon Power QP60 power bank is 7.9 ounces.
It’s smaller than most phones on the market except for its thickness measurement. We found that we can easily place this power bank in the same pocket that we placed a phone in and charge it while it’s in a pocket.
Using the power bank is simple, it’s so simple that this charger does not even use a power button. This is because charging automatically starts when you plug a device in.
All the ports are on the same side, and there are four power indicators. When you’re fast charging a smartphone there is a green light that turns on to indicate that you’re fast charging your device.
Structure and Material:
The build of this power bank is great because it’s made of Aluminum, while most other power banks are made of plastic. That said, this does make the charger heavier.
Since this power bank does use three fast charging ports and you’re able to charge three devices at the same time, you might be concerned that it can overheat. Well, we can confirm that there is no overheating. This is because you can only fast charge a single device at a time, and even if you’re charging three devices at the same time, the max output of the power banks is set to 15W only.
This QP60 power bank is meant for charging smartphones that are compatible with Quick Charge or Power Delivery. This is due to the power bank having a 10,000mAh power capacity, and because Quick Charge is mainly used for smartphones and an 18W Power Delivery port is mainly useful for charging smartphones.
There are plenty of Power Delivery compatible laptops, but many of them are not able to charge with only 18W of charging power.
There is enough power capacity to charge most phones to full power once and then have a little bit of capacity left over. The charger uses Quick Charge and Power Delivery, but you can only fast charge a single device at a time.
The form factor of this power bank is great because it’s about the same size as a phone and therefore can fit into the same pocket that you place your phone in.
The build quality of this power bank is better than most others because it’s made of Aluminum. It doesn’t overheat either because it has a lower max output of power.
This QP60 portable charger is going to be most reliable for those that own smartphones that are compatible with either Quick Charge or Power Delivery. It’s not a power bank that is meant for charging laptops, even with its use of Power Delivery.
|Silicon Power 10,000mAh Slim QP60 Specs|
|USB-A Ports||5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/2.5A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Max Output when Charging Three Devices||15W|
|Micro-USB input||5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A|
|USB-C input||5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A|
|Power Indicator||Four Power Indicators|
|Size||5.3 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches|
Silicon Power’s QP60 10,000mAh PD power bank is a must if you own a Quick Charge Android phone or a Power Delivery Android phone or iPhone. It has the perfect amount of power capacity and charging from its three ports.