Review: Type-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Lumsing Power Bank

Type-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Lumsing Power Bank

8.1

Power

9.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Build

8.0/10

Reliability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Enough Power capacity to charge smartphones 3 times or more.
  • All the charging options are fast with the power bank featuring Quick Charge 3.0 and Type-C Port.
  • It has a compact design that makes it easy to hold.

Cons

  • It has a very objective purpose, and as a result, if you're not using the Type-C port then there's not much to look forward to

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More than anything, quality is something that is quite difficult to come by in nearly every product category. There are some companies that are advertising their products to be the best product in the world and yet their products are very mediocre.

Then there are some products that may seem like their quality is lacking and yet they’re able to provide the best quality in the market. The main thing to remember is that something doesn’t have to look capable of being capable, it simply has to be able.

This is the Lumsing 13,400mAh power bank with Quick Charge 3.0 and a Type-C Output and Input port. It could have a few novelty types of charging ports but instead, this is a portable charger that takes an objective approach to charging and therefore it is quite great.

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Power

Power Capacity

Starting with the power capacity, it does well. The initial power capacity of 13,400mAh does well and when you cut it down to its Output power capacity, the power that you’ll actually be receiving is actually pretty good and this is because the power bank uses LG battery cells.

LG battery cells are basically on the same level as Panasonic battery cells and if you’ve read our many other power banks reviews, then you know that Pansonic battery cells are resultant of giving awesome conversion rating during charging.

As a result, you can expect anywhere from 9,000mAh – 11,000mAh of Output power capacity and this is mostly because of the charging speeds that this power bank is able to Output, which we’ll be getting to.

So this isn’t exactly a high power capacity power bank but it is indeed enough power to charge devices like smartphones a few times over. Overall, that’s where most of its potential lies, with the power bank being able to provide enough power capacity to charge most smartphones 3 times or more.

As for tablets, that’s where the power bank’s limits are mostly held and if you want to charge a tablet to its full power capacity or at least near its full power capacity, then it’s best to charge it alone.

DevicesType-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Lumsing Power Bank (Output Capacity = 9,000mAh - 11,000mAh)Phone CapacityType-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE9,000mAh

11,000mAh
1,624mAh

1,624mAh
7,376mAh Left Over
5.5 Full Charges

9,376mAh Left Over
6.7 Full Charges
iPhone 69,000mAh

11,000mAh
1,810mAh

1,810mAh
7,190mAh Left Over
4.9 Full Charges

9,190mAh Left Over
6.0 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus9,000mAh

11,000mAh
2,915mAh

2,915mAh
6,085mAh Left Over
3.0 Full Charges

8,085mAh Left Over
3.7 Full Charges
iPhone 6s9,000mAh

11,000mAh
1,715mAh

1,715mAh
7,285mAh Left Over
5.2 Full Charges

9,285mAh Left Over
6.4 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus9,000mAh

11,000mAh
2,750mAh

2,750mAh
6,250mAh Left Over
3.2 Full Charges

8,250mAh Left Over
4 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S69,000mAh

11,000mAh
2,550mAh

2,550mAh
6,450mAh Left Over
3.5 Full Charges

8,450mAh Left Over
4.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge9,000mAh

11,000mAh
2,600mAh

2,600mAh
6,400mAh Left Over
3.4 Full Charges

8,400mAh Left Over
4.2 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S79,000mAh

11,000mAh
3,000mAh

3,000mAh
6,000mAh Left Over
3 Full Charges

8,000mAh Left Over
3.6 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge9,000mAh

11,000mAh
3,600mAh

3,600mAh
5,400mAh Left Over
2.5 Full Charges

7,400mAh Left Over
3.0 Full Charges

Output Charging: Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5V-12V/3.0A      Type-C Output: 5V/3.1A

The charging speed is where the power bank excels the most since each of the Output charging ports are able to deliver an optimum charging speed.

Quick Charge Port

So the Quick Charge port is compatible with Quick Charge compatible devices and if you’re using a Quick Charge compatible device then it’s able to deliver a fast charging with increased Voltage and Amperage. The Quick Charge 3.0 port is backward compatible and this means that Quick Charge 2.0 devices can benefit from its fast charging as well.

As for normal devices, the Quick Charge port is also able to accommodate to standard charging devices with it being able to send out a max charging speed of 5V/2.4A as well. This means that any standard device will be able to charge at its max charging speed.

This is important to know because even tablets like iPads will be able to charge at their max charging speeds. Overall, the Quick Charge port is able to deliver a max charging speed to nearly any device that you want to charge and we’re glad to see a single powerful USB port.

Type-C Output

The Type-C Output is where the charging capabilities of the power become very narrow, and this is because the Type-C port can only be used as an Output if you’re using a Type-C to Type-C charging cable.

Moreover, you can only use the Type-C port as an Output with devices that are compatible with the Type-C charging technology.

So if you have Type-C compatible smartphones or newer Macbook models that now accept Type-C to charge then the powering capabilities of the Lumsing power bank are going to exponentially increase as you can take advantage of fast 5V/3.1A charging on the go. With that said, there are 2 main things to remember:

  1. If you want to charge a Macbook with the power bank, the Macbook will charge slowly since the Voltage is much slower than what it’s supposed to be for normally charging a Macbook through a wall charger like the Aukey wall charger with a USB-C Output Port.
  2. If you’re not taking advantage of the Type-C port, then doesn’t it really make sense to get this power bank.

Input Charging: Micro-USB: 5V/2.5A    Type-C: 5V/2.5A

So there are 2 ways to recharge the power bank and unfortunately, you can’t use both of them at the same time to recharge the power bank faster.

With that said, you can either use a Micro-USB charging cable or a Type-C charging cable to recharge the power bank and they both have the same charging speed by being able to recharge at 2.5 Amps.

In order to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed, we recommend using a Quick Charge wall charger and this is because a standard 2.4 Amp wall charger won’t be able to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. By using a Quick Charge wall charger, you’ll be able to recharge the power bank within 5-6 hours.

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Design

Size and Weight

The size of the power bank is really convenient with it being quite small and that’s what makes it portable.

It has a length of 4.4 inches, a width of 4.3 inches and a thickness of 1.6 inches. So the size and overall dimensions of the power bank can best be explained to be square shaped, but even though the size is small the weight is what makes the Lumsing power bank not nearly as portable as it can be.

This is because the weight is 12.8 ounces, this makes it really close to being 1 pound. However, the weight, in our opinion, isn’t enough to offset the portable charger from being portable and we still think that it’s very capable of being held in a single hand while you use your smartphone.

Functional Components

All the functional areas on the power bank are in the same general location.

The 2 Input ports, the Quick Charge 3.0 port, and the LED flashlight are all on the same short side. On the long side is where you’ll find the power button and on top is where there are 4 LED Power capacity indicators.

The power button isn’t used very much and most of its functions are centered around checking the power capacity that’s left on the power bank and to turn on the flashlight by double tapping.

Charging automatically starts when a device is plugged into the power bank and charging stops when there are no devices connected to the charger.

Build

Structure and Material

The physical build of the Lumsing power bank is done very well with it mostly being made of Aluminum. There is a small rubber lining at the ends of the portable charger and those are able to help keep the power bank safe in the event of a fall. Overall, the structure of it makes it very usable as an everyday use power bank charger.

Tech

On the tech side of things, the power bank does very well not only with its safety tech that features Surge, Short-Circuit, and Over-Charge protection. It’s also the use of LG battery cells, as we mentioned before in our Power section is that the use of LG battery cells is what makes the power capacity have such a good conversion rate.

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Reliability

It’s a reliable power bank charger in nearly every way.

It doesn’t have the highest power capacity or the most charging ports, and that’s mainly because it doesn’t need to. Instead, the strongest points of the power bank are that it excels in its few areas and as a result, that’s what makes it such a reliable power bank.

First off, though, if you don’t plan on using the Type-C port as an Output port, then the reliability of it is practically cut in half.

If you’re using the Type-C Port along with the USB port then it will prove to be very useful. along with the power capacity that can charge smartphones 4 times or more, it is very capable of delivering a powerful charging experience.

One of the most important things is just how portable a power bank is and this one is very versatile because of its very short dimensions. With that said the weight can be quite heavy. Overall, it’s a very minimal and powerful power bank.

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Summary:

Power:

The Output power capacity is really good and this can be thanked for because of the usage of LG batteries. Charging speeds are great with the USB Port being Quick Charge 3.0 and still being able to send out full charging speeds to standard charging devices.

It has a Type-C port that can either be using as an Input or an Output. The power bank can either be recharged through the Micro-USB port or the Type-C port, but it can’t be charged through them at the same time.

Design:

It’s a really small shape and it’s basically the shape of a square. Even with its small size, the power bank can still feel quite big with its heavy weight.

Build:

The structure is strong with it being made of Aluminum and-and the rubber moldings at the edges can help it in the event of a fall. The use of LG batteries is great innovation because it’s able to help the conversion rate during charging.

Reliability:

This is a very reliable power bank at its base and if you’re anything below its base capabilities, then it’s not as reliable. If you don’t own a device that uses Type-C then it’s best to reconsider purchasing this power bank, since you’d only be relying on half the capabilities that the power bank is capable of.

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Specs of the Type-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Lumsing Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 13,400mAh             Output Capacity: 9,000mAh – 11,000mAh
  • Output:  

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5V-12V/3.0A

Type-C Output: 5V/3.1A

  • Input:

Micro-USB: 5V/2.5A

Type-C: 5V/2.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 4.4 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 12.8 Ounces

Conclusion

Most power bank chargers always want the highest power capacity, the most charging ports, and the biggest size to look like they hold value. That’s not the case here and that is what’s most important.

Instead, the Lumsing 13,000mAh power bank keeps it minimal and by doing so, it gives a powerful charging experience through each of its Outputs delivering fast charging, a very well controlled power capacity, and a small compact design.

1 thought on “Review: Type-C/Quick Charge 13,400mAh Lumsing Power Bank”

  1. hi. a function that lots of people ask are the passthrout option . Please try this function on next review. Other wise best power bank informational and reviews site. Thank you.

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