4 of the Most Useful USB-C Power Banks
Overtime, just like anything, charging has evolved. We use to have just standard 5V/1.0A charging for most devices and now we have fast charging technologies such as Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0 and of course the rising standard of charging is called USB Type-C. USB-C is the going to be the new standard of charging that is going to be used with nearly all the devices in the near future and that’s because it’s simply a better way for faster charging, syncing for sharing files and of course, it’s s reversible so you’re able to place your charging cable in the right way every time.
Well, now there are currently quite a few USB-C compatible devices on the market and that is one of the main reasons why I have created a guide to knowing what the best USB-C portable chargers are. USB-C offers faster charging speeds and with that, you’re going to want to know what power banks are able to deliver the faster charging speeds and also which power banks are even able to recharge using USB Type-C too.
Let’s take a look at some of the best power banks that use USB-C on them whether it’s for charging your devices or for recharging the power bank itself.
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 with USB-C
Basically another version of Anker’s regular 20100 power bank, this PowerCore 20100 of course also has a 20,100mAh power capacity which is a lot when you’re charging smartphones and it’s quite enough to charge most tablets about two times. The main attribute that this power bank has though is its charging ports. It has two USB-A ports with each of them having a charging speed of 5V/3.0A, while the main standard is 5V/2.4A. Also, this PowerCore has a USB-C port that can be used as an output port and input port.
The charging speed when you’re using it has an Output or an Input is 5V/3.0A. To use it as an Output port you have to use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable so you’re able to charge your USB-C compatible devices such as a new MacBook that uses USB-C or smartphones such as the Google Pixel. In order to recharge this power bank as its max recharge rate, I recommend that you use a Quick Charge USB wall charger to recharge it to its full power as fast as possible.
EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh Power Bank
This EasyAcc power bank is one the most of the most useful chargers on the market. As it has both very powerful output ports and input ports for recharging too. There are two USB-A output ports; there’s one Quick charge port and the other one is a standard port. The standard port has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and of course, the Quick Charge port is able to charge the compatible device at their max charging speed. So this power bank does have a USB-C port but it can only be used as an input port. So why am I recommending it?
It’s because most USB-C compatible devices use Quick Charge and therefore, you can go from charging your USB-C phones at its max charging speed to recharging this power bank. Speaking of recharging, it can basically be better than the Output charging speed that this power bank has.
That’s because it uses two input ports that you’re able to use at the same time. There’s one Micro-USB input port that has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A and then there’s the other USB-C input port that has a recharging speed of 5V/3.0A. As a result, when you use them both at the same time you’re able to have a max recharging speed of 5A that is able to recharge this power bank to its full power within just 3.5 hours. This type of mid-range power bank is a great portable charger for Galaxy S8, as you can go from charging the smartphone to recharging the power bank itself.
One of the fastest recharging high capacity power banks on the market.
Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank
Going into the very high power capacity range is this 30,000mAh power bank that is able to charge smartphones to their max power many times over and tablets are also able to charge to their max power many times. The charging power that this power bank has is also really good with its use of 3 output ports.
It has two USB-A ports, with one of them using Quick Charge and the other one having a 5V/2.4A charging port. Then the third output is the USB-C port that can be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C compatible devices.
The recharging for such as high capacity power bank also needs to be really fast and it is pretty good. As this portable charger has two input ports, with one of the ports being Micro-USB and the other being the USB-C port which can also be used as an input port too. The best part about recharging this power bank is that you can use both of its input ports at the same time with a max recharge rate 4A and that results in a full recharge within just 6 hours. For a 30,000mAh power bank that is quite fast.
RAVPower 26800 Power Bank with Power Delivery
The last and possibly one of the best USB-C power banks on this list is RAVPower’s 26800 charger. It has a power capacity of 26,800mAh that can charge your smartphone and tablet alike to their full power many times over. There’s no shortage of power when it comes to this power bank that has some of the most useful charging options.
There are two USB ports and each of them has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and then there’s the USB-C port which is the main part of this power bank. The USB-C port is very important for this power bank because it has Power Delivery which in this case means that it’s able to output 30W of power. That said, in order to use the Power Delivery capabilities that this charger has, you have to use the USB-C port only and not have anything else charging.
The use of Power Delivery is very useful as you’re able to charge most USB-C compatible devices at their max power. Such as the being used as a charger for the Nintendo Switch, the newer MacBook models that use USB-C and also Chromebooks that use USB-C too. Then there’s the recharging with this power bank which is also really good.
When it comes to recharging this power bank you’re really going to want to use the USB-C port as it can also use power delivery for when you recharge it too. The two main components that you’ll need to recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds is the use of a 30W USB-C Wall charger and also a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and by using Power Delivery, you’re able to recharge this power bank to its full power in about 5 hours.
Or you can settle for the more standard recharging method which is through the Micro-USB input port that can recharge this power bank at a charging speed of 5V/2.0A. It’s nice to have the Micro-USB input port as not everybody has a USB-C port wall charger quite yet.