Convenient charging in a compact package.
It’s my opinion that you can’t have too much portable power at your fingertips. I’ve tested dozens of batteries over the years and sometimes certain designs just stick out. When the AUKEY PB-Y32 came across my desk, I took notice of it right away. It has a slim design and includes all the major forms of charging options available — including wireless charging.
The AUKEY PB-Y32 provides up to 18W of power delivery. It will charge Qi-compatible devices and even wireless charging cases for earbuds. The battery has a non-slip surface built-in for ease of use when charging wirelessly. The battery has several safety features including excessive current protection, overheating protection, and overcharging protection. Users have the option of charging two devices at once with an 18W total output. The power bank uses USB Power Delivery, which is a universal multi-voltage charging standard that dynamically negotiates power output over a USB Type-C connection. This type of connection allows an iPhone 11 to charge up to 50% of its battery life in approximately 30 minutes.
- Model: PB-Y32
- Technology: Qi, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- Capacity: 10000mAh/38.5Wh
- Battery Type: Lithium polymer
- Micro-USB Input: DC 5V/2A, 9V/2A
- USB-Input: Power Delivery 3.0; DC 5V/2A, 9V/2A
- USB-Output: Power Delivery 3.0; DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
- USB Output: Quick Charge 3.0; DC 5-6V/3A, 6-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A
- Wireless Charging Output: 5W, 7.5W, 10W
- Max Power Output: 18W
- Dimensions: 5.67″ x 2.64″ x 0.67″
- Weight: 227g/8.01oz
AUKEY does a nice job with packaging. It’s nothing flashy, but it gets the job done. Their box is just a brown cardboard package with an outlined illustration of the product on the cover. The name of the product is clearly printed above the image. Inside the box, the user will find the battery (wrapped in plastic), a short USB-C charging cable, a user manual, and a warranty card. The user manual includes instructions in six different languages.
The battery is just about the same size as my iPhone 11 Pro (length-wise) and it has a really nice non-slip surface on the top of it so that when you are charging, you don’t have to worry about the phone slipping off the top of it. I found the wireless charger to be quite convenient. I have a slim case on my phone, but some chargers still can’t charge the phone through it. I’m happy to say that the AUKEY PB-Y32 has been able to charge wirelessly without any problems. After testing, I ended up noting a 0.6% per minute charging rate.
The next test I performed was actually to charge the iPhone using a Lightning cable. I was glad that AUKEY included a USB-C to USB-C cable, but I have to admit that I was surprised that a standard USB-A cable wasn’t included. I didn’t expect a Lightning cable, but I thought there would at least be a Micro USB cable. So, before I started charging my iPhone with a cable connection, I dug out a Lightning cable from my collection and plugged it into the USB-A output port. I ended up receiving a charging rate of 1% per minute.
The AUKEY PB-Y32 Wireless Charging Power Bank is a really good option for charging efficiently. It’s a very versatile battery since it provides power using many different methods. The power bank has a sleek design and because it’s the size of a mobile phone, you can carry it anywhere.