A powerful, compact option for portable power.
In recent years, it’s very rare to catch me without a portable power source in tow. I don’t like to be caught off guard and since I use my mobile devices practically nonstop these days, I want to make sure I can always stay charged up. The problem I end up with is not having a portable battery with a large enough capacity that is also small enough to carry around. AUKEY has the answer for me with their 10000mAh 18W Fast-Charging Power Bank. It’s got a large enough capacity to top off my iPhone and has a powerful enough output to charge my iPad Pro.
The power bank is one of AUKEY’s smallest and lightest portable chargers available. It’s designed to fit in the palm of your hand while still maintaining all of the features users come to expect from a power bank such as an LED power indicator. The power bank is considered ‘future-proof’ because it utilizes 18W power delivery and quick charge 3.0 ports. It’s optimized with dual USB ports (USB-C Max Output/Input 18W and USB-A Max Output 18W) so that you can charge two devices simultaneously and it also supports pass-through charging. The power bank features intelligent safety protection complete with short circuit protection, over current protection, and NTC temperature detection. These protections ensure that your devices won’t experience excessive current, overheating, or overcharging while you are using this power bank. AUKEY even made sure that this power bank would be travel-friendly and meets the criteria for international flying.
- Model: PB-N83
- Technology: QC 3.0, PD 3.0
- Capacity: 10000mAh/37Wh
- USB-C Input: DC 9V 2A, 5V 3A
- USB-C Output: DC 9V 2A, Max
- USB-A Output: DC 9V 2A Max
- Max Power Output: 18W
- Dimensions: 1.06” x 2.27” x 3.17”
- Weight: 6.14 ounces
The power bank arrived in a simple brown cardboard box. This is indicative of AUKEY products. They don’t have a very aesthetically pleasing product box, but it does feature the product’s name, main details, and model number on the outside of the box. Upon opening the box, you will find the power bank wrapped in plastic. Below the power bank, is a storage compartment that holds the user manual, USB-C to USB-A charging cable, and a warranty card. I rather appreciated that AUKEY included this type of charging cable because it means that you can use it for either end of the power bank. When I removed the power bank from the box, I noticed that it only had one bar of power. The manual recommends charging the battery up full before using it for the first time, so I did. It took approximately 2 hours to charge the battery to 100%.
To test out the power bank I decided to plug my iPad Pro into it. I used the cable provided along with the power bank. When I started the test, the iPad only had 70% power. After 26 minutes, it had gained 5% battery power. This equals a charging rate of approximately 0.19% per minute. Apple products do employ trickle charging after a battery reaches 80% as a method to prolong battery life. This technology slows down the charging rate until the battery reaches 100%. I left the iPad to charge after that first 26-minute period and came back about 90 minutes later and the battery had fully charged. After that charging session, the power bank was drained by 25%.
There are few things better than a compact, high capacity power bank. AUKEY makes some pretty awesome products and I’m very excited to add this little power house to my battery collection. I really haven’t found any problems with the battery and I hope the AUKEY makes more products like this one.