Buying a power bank is a great idea if you want to ensure that you always have a way to charge devices while on the go. The thing is, you have a variety of options from a wireless power bank to very small, portable units that are just a pleasure to use. Which brings the question, what features should you focus on when you want to buy a power bank? Here are some of the things you want to think about.
Power bank capacity
Needless to say, power bank capacity is crucial when it comes to what unit you will buy. The capacity is measured in milliamp hours or mAh. Generally, the more mAh your power bank has, the better it is. Smaller units are suitable for a single charge for your phone, and they are up to 7500 mAh. Medium power banks go from there to 15000 mAh, enough for 2+ device charges. There are larger ones that have more capacity than 15000 mAh, sometimes double that. A good rule of thumb is to go with a 20000 mAh power bank, since it can charge most devices, even your laptop in some cases.
Every power bank has a small display where you get to see how much charge you have available. The thing to note is that some devices have an LCD with the current charge, others just show 4 LED lights. If you want to go for simplicity, the latter ones are more than enough.
It’s important to try and ensure that your power bank does have at least some support for fast charging. PD is a great technology here. However, it works only with compatible USB type C cables, and those have chips that prevent overheating.
Generally, you want your regular or wireless power bank to have some ports. There are units with a single USB input, micro USB, USB type C or lightning. Needless to say, this will help you charge a variety of devices. That’s why you want to see what charging type your device has, and then check the power bank to see if it has that type of port or not.
Pass through charging you can find in Veger’s Power Banks
This technology allows you to charge your power bank from single power outlet while in use. It might not sound very useful but it is way helpful in certain situations. Let’s take a scenario, you are travelling and battery of your both power bank and phone have drained, you can charge both of them using single plug socket. It means one less adapter to pack while both devices charging simultaneously from single power outlet. Veger Ace 100 power bank comes with pass through charging technology with built in EU/US/UK plug. In Pic above, you can see how it works.
There will always be things to consider when you try to buy a power bank. It’s all a matter of what you need and the features you expect, For the most part, you will find a variety of technologies and things you can access from the power bank. We recommend taking that into consideration, and if you do it right, the benefits can indeed be second to none. Which is why it’s a great idea to check this out for yourself, and the results can be amazing!