Keep your devices charged while you’re out and about. 

I’ve had different types of power banks for several years now and I’ve found that it’s always best to be prepared when you are on the go. In this day and age when everything is battery operated it’s always a good idea to have a backup ready and waiting to power your devices. Having so many devices that have different power requirements it’s hard to be able to carry just one power bank. AUKEY has launched a new high-capacity power bank that is designed to charge multiple devices at one time — the PB-Y24 65W PD Power Bank. 

DETAILS

The PB-Y24 65W PD Power Bank has a huge capacity of 26,800 mAh. That’s enough power to change an iPhone 11 Pro Max 5 times. As the name would suggest, the power bank provides 65W of power delivery output charging, which is enough to charge 13-inch MacBook Pros or a Google Pixelbook. The power bank has built-in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. The package contains AUKEY PB-Y24 26700 mAh Universal Power Bank, USB-C to C Cable, User Manual, and 24-month product replacement warranty card. 

AUKEY PB-Y24 65W PD POWER BANK REVIEW

SPECS

  • Model: PB-Y24
  • Technology: USB Power Delivery 3.0; Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 26,800 mAh 
  • Battery Type: Lithium polymer
  • Input: 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 3A, 20V 2.25A
  • Output: 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 3A, 20V 3.25A
  • USB-C Output: 5V 3A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A
  • USB Output: 5V–6V 3A, 6V–9V 2A, 9V–12V 1.5A
  • Max Power Output: 65W
  • Dimensions: 6.46” x 3.4” x 1.18”
  • Weight: 595g

USER EXPERIENCE

The power bank comes in a plain brown cardboard box with an illustration of the product on the cover on the box. There is no other information included on the box other than the contact information for Aukey and the model number of the device. When you open the box you will find the power bank nestled into a travel pouch, warranty card, user manual, and USB-C cable. The power bank comes wrapped in a plastic bag. When you pull the power bank out of its pouch you will find a sticker on the end that reads, “Caution: Only accepts power input via the USB-C In/Out Port.” 

AUKEY PB-Y24 65W PD POWER BANK REVIEW

There are 4-LED power indicator lights on the front of the power bank. Out of the box, the power bank had 3 LEDs lit up, which indicates that the battery had 75% of its capacity. The first charging test I ran was to plug the power bank into my laptop. I have a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro. It worked really well and gained approximately 0.4% battery percentage per minute. 

In addition to the MacBook Pro, I also tested the power bank by charging my iPhone 11 Pro. When I started charging it, it had 69% battery. When I charged the phone, I, of course, needed to use the USB-A port. The phone ended up charging at a rate of 0.44% per minute. Both of those charging rates are a little slower than some chargers, but decent for a power bank. 

AUKEY PB-Y24 65W PD POWER BANK REVIEW

CONCLUSION

The PB-Y24 65W PD Power Bank is a solid option for keeping multiple devices charged. It doesn’t overheat and it charges devices effectively and efficiently. It is heavy and that’s probably the only thing that I would change about this battery. I love that it has a power indicator and that there are multiple ways to charge devices. This AUKEY Power Bank is a great accessory to carry around. 

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