The 10 Best USB-C Power Banks

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in December of 2018. The only drawback of the latest and greatest mobile electronics is that their batteries don't last as long as most users hope they will. Luckily, there are many power banks on the market, with various capacities and charging methods. It's important to select a model that not only comes from a respectable maker, but also has the specs to fill your phone's or laptop's battery as quickly as possible. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Anker PowerCore Slim A1231

2. ChoeTech B626

3. Anker Powercore III A1617

Editor's Notes

October 01, 2020:

USB Type-C utilizes an impressive bit of technology known as Power Delivery to charge compatible electronics considerably faster than a standard Type-A connection. That efficiency, plus the ever-increasing ubiquity of the Type-C port, makes a USB-C power bank a good investment for a lot of people.

If you only need it for phones and other small electronics, the Anker PowerCore Slim A1231 is a very good choice thanks to its small form factor and reasonable capacity. If you have a modern laptop that supports USB PD charging, the ChoeTech B626 might well be the way to go, as it's powerful enough for nearly any laptop available, even a MacBook Pro.

The Zendure SuperTank, Goal Zero Sherpa 22050, and Goal Zero Sherpa 22060 are all similarly powerful, and although they're all pretty expensive, they should last for quite a while. One important feature of the Goal Zero models is their integrated AC outlet, which can accommodate a huge range of devices that don't support USB power. The RavPower PB055, alternatively, is a good choice if you need an AC jack but don't want to spend a fortune. Meanwhile, if portability is high on your list of needs, the Anker PowerCore Redux A1238 and Xcentz 32011 are both worthwhile choices, although the former is still somewhat heavy, and the latter won't be able to recharge most phones more than one full battery cycle.

December 19, 2018:

Depending on what you intend to use these with, you can get away with a simple, lightweight one like the Anker Lite or iWalk. Ultrabook and MacBook pro users will almost definitely need a larger model like the Jackery or the heavy-duty Anker, which put out 45 watts using the Power Delivery specification. The PoderCamino and iMuto Pro appear to be two with the highest capacities. The Sanang is good for those whose phones utilize a fancy, new wireless charging system, while the Luxtude is a good consideration for those traveling to the USA, Europe, or Australia.

Special Honors

TravelCard It doesn't offer a ton of added capacity, but this credit card-sized power bank is about as small as they come. Adding to its convenience is a pair of USB connectors, both Type-A and C, that are fixed to the body and tuck away neatly when not in use. travelcardcharger.com

4. Zendure SuperTank

5. Goal Zero Sherpa 22060

6. RavPower Pioneer

7. Goal Zero Sherpa 22050

8. RavPower PB055

9. Anker PowerCore Redux A1238

10. Xcentz 32011


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 04, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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