AUKEY's Guide to Choosing the Most Suitable Power Bank
What's a Power Bank?
A power bank is a portable charger designed to recharge your electronic devices when you're on the move.
Ranging in size from slim, pocket-sized devices up to larger, higher-capacity power banks – they can be used to charge smartphones, tablets etc.
In general, a power bank is able to charge all sorts of devices (except laptops), although you will need to get a USB cable that is compatible with your device (e.g. Lightning cable for iPhone and USB-C cables for Android smartphones).
Hence, compatability here refers to the number of ports your power bank has.
Some wireless power banks can also only charge certain types of devices that are compatible with wireless charging (e.g. some of the newer iPhone models).
2. Battery Capacity
Typically, the smallest power banks in the market have a capacity of around 1,000mAh, medium-size units about 3,000 to 5,000mAh, and larger units can reach 10,000mAh or even 20,000mAh!
In general, the bigger the battery capacity, the better, although a bigger battery capacity will also inevitably lead to an increase in the size of the power bank.
As shared in a previous article, a 20,000mAh power bank can actually charge a 5,000mAh smartphone around 2.66 times before needing a recharge itself!
If you're looking for a power bank with a massive 20,000mAh capacity, our advice is for you to go with the AUKEY PB-N74S 20,000mAh Basix Plus 22.5W Power Bank Portable Charger.
3. Charging Speed
Some power banks in Singapore allow for rapid charging if it is of the same fast charging standard as your device.
Common fast charging standards include Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery.
Looking for a power bank in Singapore that supports fast charging?
Our advice is for you to go with the AUKEY PB-N73 / PB-N73S 10,000mAh 12W / 18W Ultra Thin Portable Charger.
The combination of power delivery 3.0 and quick charge output 3.0 provide optimal charging up to 18W for your device.
You will be able to fast charge your iPhone 12 up to 60% in 30-35 minutes.
Some power banks are more portable than others because of their compact design.
There's no power bank more compact than the PB-N83S 10,000MAH 22.5W Powerbank Portable Charger, which is even smaller than your credit card.
Place this power bank in your bag without it taking up too much space.
The design of a power bank refers to whether it is designed with safeguards in place to ensure safe and reliable charging.
For example, the AUKEY PB-WL03 20,000mAh 22.5W Wireless Powerbank comes with built-in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging.
There are also both the functional and asthetic aspects to consider.
Power banks can have gorgeous designs, ranging from power banks with nifty kick-stands to sleek power banks with an in-built USB-C cable.