Review: Villain 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

Villain 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

9.5 Villain 20,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Users score: 0 with 0 votes

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery and Quick Charge for fast charging
  • Digital power capacity display
  • Has three input ports for recharging

Cons

  • 18W Power Delivery charging speed will charge USB-C laptops slower
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Design
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Power Delivery power banks are everywhere now, and that’s because of just how widespread Power Delivery is now used for many devices. At the start, smartphones were compatible with PD charging, but that soon spread to laptops and tablets, too. With the use of this powerful charging tech used across a range of devices, you’re able to use the same charger to charge your laptop and phone.

One of the most reliable types of chargers that you can use for charging USB-C PD compatible devices are Power Delivery power banks. One of the best parts of owning a Power Delivery portable charger is that they often use PD along with another fast charging tech. This Villain power bank is one of those chargers, as it not only uses PD charging but other features that can help with charging other devices.

Power

Power Capacity:

So this Villain power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity, and this is a great amount of power currently because smartphones, laptops, and tablets are using larger batteries. The reason for devices using larger batteries? It’s because they use more power.

In this case, this Villain power bank would be able to charge most modern smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra which has a 5,000mAh battery to full power about three times. Charging laptops to full power with this power bank is also possible but you may fair about two full charges for most laptops. As laptops have larger batteries and use more power while being used.

Overall, you can expect about two or three days of use with this Villain power bank without having to recharge it.

Output Charging:

The charging from this Villain power bank can be done through three ports.

One of the ports is of course the USB-C Power Delivery port. The Power Delivery port on this Vilain power bank has an 18W charging speed. So, this is where the Villain power bank somewhat falters and that’s because an 18W PD charging speed is great for fast charging smartphones. You’re able to fast charge most USB-C PD compatible Android smartphones and you can also charge the newer iPhone models such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the newest iPhone 11. That said, for fast charging an iPhone with a Power Delivery port, you have to use a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.

On the flip side, an 18W charging speed when it comes to charging laptops is pretty slow. You can charge a few laptops that are compatible with USB-C Power Delivery such as the MacBook and Chromebook, however, even those laptops will charge slower than, say, a 30W or higher Power Delivery port.

So the Power Delivery port on this power bank is perfect for charging smartphones, but when it comes to laptops you will experience slower charging than the charger that came with your laptop.

The other two ports are USB-A ports. One port features Quick Charge and can fast charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones. The other USB-A port has a standard charging speed of 5V/3.0A. Even the standard port on this Villain power bank is faster than most other standard ports on other power banks because it has 3 Amps rather than the regular 2.4 Amps that most ports tend to have.

Input Charging:

Recharging this power bank is just as impressive as the output charging and that’s because this Villain power bank has three input ports that it can be recharged from. The USB-C and Micro-USB port are the two main ports that you want to use to recharge this power bank because they’re able to recharge the power bank at 18W. That said, to recharge the power bank at 18W you’re going to need an 18W PD wall charger or a Quick Charge wall charger for the Micro-USB input port.

The one other input port is a Lightning input which is very rare to have on power banks, but it’s what makes this portable charger more unique to own for iPhone users. The only downside of the Lightning input is that it has a 7.5W recharge speed for the power bank only.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size and weight of this power bank won’t be much of a problem. When it comes to 20,000mAh power bank most of them are pretty small now, and this Villain power bank is an example of that. It has a length of 5.5 inches, a width of 2.7 inches, and a thickness of 0.8 inches. The weight of the power bank is 12.5 ounces.

This charger can fit into your pocket or you can carry it, too.

Functional Components:

Charging automatically starts once you plug a device into the Villain power bank. That said, there is a power button to the side that you can press to restart charging if it has stopped, and you can use the power button for checking how much power capacity is left. Speaking of checking the power capacity there is a digital display at the top.

Build

Structure and Material:

Build quality of this Villain power bank is solid and there isn’t anything special about it. It’s not made of Aluminum and instead, it’s made of plastic. There is no water-resistance or shock-resistance either. That said, adding those things would make the power bank large and weigh more.

Tech:

The charging tech behind this power bank is fast and because of that we thought the charger would heat up, but it didn’t. This is standard for power banks that do feature Power Delivery and Quick Charge as those two fast charging technologies have been around for quite a while.

Reliability

For the most part, this Villain 20,000mAh power bank is going to be reliable for most people. The power capacity is enough for charging smartphones and laptops to full power a few times until its depleted.

The charging is pretty good as the power bank features Power Delivery and Quick Charge. That said, the 18W Power Delivery charging is going to be more useful for charging smartphones than laptops as most laptops require more charging power.

Summary:

Power:

With a 20,000mAh power capacity and two fast-charging technologies, along with three ways to recharge this power bank, this Villain power bank is only lacking with having more charging power with its Power Delivery port.

Design:

Using this Vilaint power bank is simple as charging automatically starts and checking the power capacity is simple because of its digital display.

Build:

The charger has a plastic build, but it’s a solid one that won’t be breaking apart anytime soon.

Reliability:

It’s a reliable power bank for charging smartphones, but if you’re looking to use the Power Delivery port for charging your laptop then you may not have the best experience as 18W is best suited for smartphones.

Power Capacity20,000mAh
Standard Port5V/3.0A
USB-C PD Port (18W)5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Quick Charge Port5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C PD Input5V/2A | 9V/2A
Micro-USB Input5V/2A | 9V/2A
Lightning Input5V/1.5A
LED Power IndicatorDigital Power Indicator
Size5.5 x 2.7 x 0.8 inches
Weight12.5 Ounces

Conclusion:

Villain has created an all-in-one type of power bank with then charger featuring a Quick Charge, Power Delivery, and a more than powerful standard port. Along with that, you’re able to recharge from one of the input ports, with one of them being a Lightning input port, which is very rare to find with power banks. At the same time, it makes this power bank very reliable for iPhone users.

VILLAIN 20000mAh Power Bank【USB C Input & Output】 PD 3.0 18W Portable Charger Qualcomm Quick Charge with 3 Inputs & 3 Outputs - Fast Charging Cell Phone External Battery Pack for iPhone, Android
  • [UL TESTED & CERTIFIED] - Villain X9 has been tested and certified by the world's leading safety certification organization.
  • [QUALCOMM QC 3.0] - 18W PD & Qualcomm's advanced QC 3.0 technology allows compatible devices to charge 4X faster.
  • [LED DIGITAL DISPLAY] - The LED indicator displays the available power level of battery pack and charging status.
  • [COMPATIBILITY] - Fully compatible with all USB-C and USB-A powered devices including laptops, tablets, cameras and more.
  • [SUPERIOR SAFETY] - UL Certified battery cells provide 100% safe charging experience with advanced overcurrent protection, overdischarge protection, overvoltage protection and short-circuit protection. (UL Test Report No: 60356762 001)

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