Together with USB-C getting a more widespread standard for charging laptops, most battery makers are incorporating the port to mobile power banks. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 ($119.99), for example, includes a USB-C interface for charging your MacBook or alternative another compatible laptop, as well as two USB-A interfaces to power up your tablet and phone. It is a sound, dependable backup battery, even although the Muto Portable Charger X6 Guru makes our Editors’ Choice for providing a little more electricity at a lower cost.
Layout and Characteristics
The PowerCore+ 26800 is a sleek, black polycarbonate slab having curved borders. Just about any battery with a power over 10,000mAh will have to be carried in a bag.
Each one the vents are seen on the top border, adjacent to some round power/status button using a pair of white LEDs to show charging status. The 30W USB-C interface works with the Electricity Saver 2.0 standard, allowing for quicker charging for both output and input. It did a nice job of charging a MacBook along with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in varying outputs of 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A, and 20V/1.25A. As an input, the battery encourages rapid charging using all the added 30W USB-C adapter.
The USB-A vents output at a typical 5V/2.4A. Technically it is 5V/3A, but the huge majority of devices are only effective at 5V/2.4A.
Pass-through charging isn’t supported, which means that you can not control different apparatus while the PowerCore+ has been billed. It’s possible, however, charge apparatus connected to each of three of those PowerCore’s interfaces concurrently.
Performance and Conclusions
Using its 26,800mAh of battery capability, the PowerCore+ maintained a MacBook running to get 9 hours 17 minutes when streaming movie in maximum display brightness. That is enough electricity to get you through a complete day of work, or even quite up to the 30,000mAh Muto X6 Guru (11 hours, 43 minutes).
The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD has virtually all you want to stay a number of devices running when there is not a power socket in sight. However, it does not bring about the table compared to the auto Portable Charger X6 Pro, that provides somewhat more battery capacity at a lower cost, which makes it our Editors’ Choice for big batteries.