Review: XTPower MP-32000 Power Bank

XTPower MP-32000 Power Bank

8.3

Power

7.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

8.0/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Very High Capacity that can last for days or even weeks. With it being able to recharge smartphones plenty of times and charge tablets a few times.
  • Has a DC Output that allows you to charge a wide range of laptops.
  • Power Capacity is shown on a LCD screen, as well as voltage.

Cons

  • It has really large size and it's heavy as well. Not your most portable power bank.
  • The Output charging speeds of the USB Ports could be better. One port is 2.1A and the other is only 1.0A.

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There are high capacity portable chargers, then there are portable chargers that take their capacities to a whole other level. These kinds of capacities are literally, without a doubt the ones that can last for days and weeks without needing to be recharged.

Of course, they aren’t exactly “Portable” anymore with the capacities of their size but they are manageable in the way of taking them to a location and being used there. These chargers are NOT meant to be carried around.

This is 32,000mAh XT Power bank. You heard, right. That’s a lot of power, and now we’re doing a review on it.

Power

Power Capacity

So the first thing that you should know is that this power bank has a humongous power capacity of 32,000mAh. It’s a very large initial power capacity and even with the Output power capacity being lower, there’s plenty of power to go around. Although Output capacity is going to depend on how you use the power bank.

This is because there are 3 charging options to charge with it. There are 2 USB charging ports that have the mediocre charging speed of 1.0A and 2.1A. Then there’s the DC Output that can power devices up to 60 Watts.

So if you’re ONLY using the USB ports then you can expect a very close Output capacity to the initial power capacity because of the slow charging that generates less heat. If you’re using the USB ports along with the DC Output, then the Output power will be noticeably lower.

We’re going to assume that for the most part, you’re going to be using at least 1 USB port and the DC Output and with that, the Output power will on average be 28,000mAh. That’s still plenty of power to charge smartphones 8 times and even beyond.

This power bank is also perfect for charging tablets since tablets like iPads have large battery capacities, so does this power bank; and with that, you can get 2 full charges for iPads like the Mini 2 and 4 versions. For larger iPads, it’s going to be about 1 full charge or 1.5 charges.

The power capacity is everlasting, to be put simply because it’s so large, no matter how many times you charge your devices it will most likely have more power to give.

It’s the perfect portable charger for Road Trips and Camping.

DevicesXTPower MP-32000 Power Bank (Output Capacity = 28,000mAh)Phone CapacityALLPOWERS 15,600mAh Portable Charger
iPhone SE28,000mAh1,624mAh26,376mAh
17.2X
iPhone 628,000mAh1,810mAh26,190mAh
15.4X
iPhone 6 Plus28,000mAh2,915mAh25,085mAh
9.6X
iPhone 6s28,000mAh1,715mAh26,285mAh
16.3X
iPhone 6s Plus28,000mAh2,750mAh25,250mAh
10.1X
Samsung Galaxy S628,000mAh2,550mAh25,450mAh
10.9X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge28,000mAh2,600mAh25,400mAh
10.7X
Samsung Galaxy S728,000mAh3,000mAh25,000mAh
9.3X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge28,000mAh3,600mAh24,400mAh
7.7X

Output Charging:   Port 1: 5V/2.1A  | Port 2: 5V/1.0A |  DC Output: 60W

So this power bank has 3 ways of providing power.

USB Ports

There are the 2 USB Output ports that are like any other USB ports on other power banks and this way of charging might be the most used type of powering that you’re going to use.

One of the Ports is 5V/2.1A and the other is 1.0A. If you’re charging a tablet, it’s best to connect it to the 2.1A port.

However, if you’re not charging a tablet, and only charging smartphones with USB ports, then it’s best to always use the 2.1A port and avoid using the 1.0A port at nearly all times. This is because the 1 Amp port is going provide slower charging, even for smartphones.

We’re disappointed to see a such a high capacity power being so poor at performing for charging speed. The usual case for power banks with this much power capacity is that they have fast charging.

Alas, XT might have thought that a very high capacity would have been enough to provide value but that’s not always the case. It also depends on how you’re using the power capacity.

 

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DC Output

The DC Output is another main feature that this charger has, and it’s able to provide up to 60W of power. It’s important to know that because if you want to power something with this power bank, it must be 60W or below for its power requirements.

In most cases, the DC Output is going to be able to power small fans and to charge laptops.

Here’s the Full list of adapters that are included with the power bank so you can charge your compatible devices with the adapters:

For notebooks, notepads, and tablets the following adapters are supplied:

B = Toshiba / NEC ( 6.25×3.0mm )
C = IBM / ACER / Toshiba ( 5.5×2.1mm )
A = Sony / Fyjistu / Panasonic ( 6.0×4.25×1.4mm )
D = Asus / HP ( 4.75×1.7mm )
E = ACER / TOSHIBA ( 5.5×1.7mm )
G = ACER, BenQ ( 4.0×1.7mm )
H = Samsung ( 5.0×3.25×1.0mm ) Chains, I = Dell Ultrabook (3- Pin Sticker)
J = Dell / HP ( 7.4×5.0x0.6mm )
K = IBM / SONY ( 7.9×5.4×0.9mm )

Dimensions DC adapter cable: A-5.5×2.5mm / B plug-5.5×2.1mm

Input Charging: 15-24V/2A

The recharging is done with a DC Input and although there are worries that you can’t recharge it using a universal way like the traditional Micro-USB Input; the DC Input is a much more efficient and much FASTER way to recharge this monstrous power bank.

It has an increased Voltage at 15-24V and it charges at 2 Amps. This makes the 2 Amperage charging much more constant and as a result, the power bank will be recharged within 8-10 hours.

Design

Size and Weight

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It probably goes without saying but we’ll say it anyway. This power bank is large and it is heavy.

The length is 7.2 inches, the width is 4.8 inches and the thickness is 1 inch. Of course, it’s large and then there’s the heavyweight that comes in at 1.8 pounds.

It’s not the type of power bank that you’re going to be able to hold and use. Even if you want to hold the charger in a single hand and use your device at the same time, it will be very cumbersome as its longer than half a foot and nearly 2 pounds.

Instead, the best way to use this power bank is to set it down and use. We know that’s basically like using a wall charger but that’s the most comfortable way to use it. At least you can take the charger nearly anywhere you want, but you can’t treat it like any other normal sized power bank.

Functional Components

All of the charging ports on are on a single side with the 2 DC Ports and 2 USB Output ports. Then there’s the power button and power capacity display on top of the charger.

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The power button must be pressed to turn on the power bank and the power bank is turned off when there is no device connected to it. The power button is also used to change the Voltage amount that is outputted so you can match up the power output with the laptop that you’re charging.

This done by holding the power button down until the V for voltage sign on the digital display starts flashing. When that’s done, then you can tap the power button and change the Voltage.

Here are the Voltage ranges:

  • 9 Volts
  • 12 Volts
  • 16 Volts
  • 19 Volts
  • 20 Volts

The capacity display is digital with it showing the power capacity in a percentage display and surprisingly, the display also shows the Voltage that’s currently being used.

Build

Structure and Material

It’s a well-structured power bank that uses plastic throughout its build. It is separated into 3 pieces and each of them holds very strong.

There aren’t any unnecessary structures on the charger. With all that said, it still a heavy power bank and it shouldn’t be dropped. With a weight of 1.8 pounds, the charger is most likely going to get damaged because of the amount of shock inflicted onto to it when it drops.

This is not a rugged charger.

Tech

On the tech side of things, it does alright. With something this large, there is definitely a need for safety tech and this portable charger has some.

When you are charging with this power bank there are safety tech features like Overcharge, Discharge and Short-Circuit protection. Other than that, the tech build doesn’t have very much else to offer.

Reliability

When you take into account the power capacity and just how many charges you’re going to be able to get with it, reliability already seems like it’s off the charts.

Although that is mostly true, the max Output of charging speed for the USB ports could be better and improve the charging experience because it also depends on HOW you’re using the high power capacity.

Also, it’s not the kind of power bank that you’d use with you while you’re on the go because of its large size and heavyweight. So it’s not so reliable in the event of needing a power source nearby while you’re walking or running.

Summary

Power:

The power capacity is really big and we have no doubt that it will be able to last you for several days or even weeks as it provides various charges for smartphones and a few for tablets. The USB charging speeds could be better. There’s a DC Output port that is able to charge devices like laptops.

Design:

It’s a large and heavy power bank. Although that’s to be expected with its large power capacity. It’s not meant to be walked around with, rather, you would place it down and use it.

Build:

The physical build is alright but it’s best to avoid dropping it as it can break quite easily because of its heavy weight causing more shock during a fall. The tech side is normal with a few safety tech features to keep charging stable for this monstrous beast.

Reliability:

Reliability is actually really good when you consider just how long you’ll be able to constantly use it without needing to recharge it. It’s mostly the portability that makes the reliability a problem.

Specs of the XTPower MP-32000 Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 32,000mAh             Real Capacity: 28,000mAh
  • Output:   Port 1: 5V/2.1A  | Port 2: 5V/1.0A |  DC Output: 60W
  • Input: 15-24V/2A
  • LED Power Indicators: LCD Power Capacity Display
  • Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 Pounds

Conclusion

High capacity power banks may very well have their own separate categories. This is because high capacity power banks can still be very portable but in this case, with a power capacity of 32,000mAh, this charger isn’t going to be very versatile with how you have it on you.

With that said, it’s not meant to be very portable, it’s meant to provide lots of power to devices so they can charge constantly.

It’s a very reliable source of power.

 

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