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Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger, 26800mAh External Battery with Dual Input Port and Double-Speed Recharging, 3 USB Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android and other Smart Devices
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- Colossal Capacity: 26800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times, tablets at least 2 times and any other USB device multiple times.
- High-Speed Charging: 3 USB output ports equipped with Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology ensure high-speed charging for three devices—simultaneously (Not compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge).
- Recharge 2X Faster: Dual Micro USB (20W) input offers recharge speeds up to twice as fast as standard portable chargers—a full recharge takes just over 6 hours. (wall charger not included)
- What You Get: PowerCore 26800, 2X Micro USB Cable, Travel Pouch, Welcome Guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service. USB-C cable and Lightning cable for iPhone / iPad sold separately.
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|PowerCore 20100||PowerCore Speed 20000||PowerCore 26800||PowerCore+ 26800 with Quick Charge 3.0||PowerPort 2 Elite||PowerHouse|
|Color Selection||Black / White||Black||Black||Black||Black / White||Black|
|Charging Technology||PowerIQ||Quick Charge 3.0; PowerIQ||PowerIQ||Quick Charge 3.0; PowerIQ||PowerIQ||PowerIQ; 12V Car, AC & USB Outputs|
|# of iPhone 6s charges||7.3||7.2||9.7||9.5||/||40|
|# of iPad mini 4 charges||2.5||2.5||3||3||/||12|
|# of Samsung S6 charges||5.2||5.1||6.9||6.8||/||30|
|# of USB Charging Ports||2||2||3||3||2||4|
|Output||5V 4.8A (2.4A max per port)||Quick Charge 3.0: 5-8V=3A, 8-10V=2.4A, 10-12V=2A;PowerIQ: 5V=2A||5V 6A (3A max per port)||Quick Charge 3.0: 18W max; PowerIQ: 5V 3A (3A max per port)||5V 4.8A||AC Outlet: 120W max; PowerIQ: 5V 8A|
|Max Input||2A||Quick Charge 3.0: 5-9V 2A, 9-12V 1.5A||4A (dual input)||Quick Charge 3.0: 5-7V 2.1A, 7-9V 1.6A, 9-12V 1.25A||/||16-17V 6A|
|Size||6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9in||7.4 x 2.8 x 0.7 in||7 x 3.1 x 0.9in||7 x 3.1 x 0.9in||2.4 x 2.28 x 1.14in||7.9 x 6.5 x 5.7in|
America’s Leading USB Charging Brand
PowerCore by Anker.
- PowerCore is our flagship series of portable chargers, built using only premium materials and the most advanced charging technology
With dual Micro-USB inputs, we’ve taken portable charging to the next level of innovation. Now you can recharge 100% faster than with other portable chargers.
Along with a colossal capacity of over 6 phone charges (26,800mAh), PowerCore 26800 is a serious slice of portable power.
- Dual Micro-USB Input for Faster Recharging
- High-Speed Universal Charging
- Triple-Device Charging
By automatically identifying any connected device, PowerIQ is able to deliver an optimum, high-speed charge to all devices. Includes Apple and Android phones and tablets as well as cameras, consoles and more.
Smart technology that determines when charging output is encountering cable resistance. By compensating for this resistance, VoltageBoost ensures charging speeds are unaffected by long or old cables.
Connect two Micro-USB outputs to overdrive charging speeds up to 200%. Recharging twice as fast means you’re ready to charge on-the-go, any time.
A combination of 10 safety features that work together to provide ultimate protection for your devices, your chargers and most importantly you.
The Fast-Recharging Colossal-Capacity Portable Charger
From ANKER, America's Leading USB Charging Brand
• Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology
• 20 million+ happy users and counting
Set Yourself Free
Get freedom from your wall for over a week. PowerCore 26800 provides almost 10 iPhone 8 charges, 6.5 Samsung Galaxy S8 charges or multiple charges for almost all tablets and other USB devices.
Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies combine to ensure the fastest possible charge for all non-Quick Charge devices—includes all Apple phones & tablets and most Android devices.
With dual input ports and a max input of 4A, a full charge takes just over 6 hours—twice as fast as a standard portable charger. Recharge for a night; charge for an entire week.
Anker's MultiProtect technology combines surge protection, short circuit prevention and premium LG battery cells to keep you and your devices safe.
What's In the Box
PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger
2X Micro USB Cable
5V ⎓ 4A (5V ⎓ 2A Max Per Port)
5V ⎓ 6A (5V ⎓ 3A Max Per Port)
Not compatible with devices with an input below 50mA (e.g. some Bluetooth headsets and GPS devices).
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What I like:
1. It has 3 USB output ports with 6 Amps total output!
2. You can charge quickly using 2 USB inputs. This is genius!
3. It delivers more power than an OEM Apple wall charger!
4. It comes with 2 high quality Anker micro USB cables and a bag.
What could be improved?
1. I really like the 10 LED battery meter on the Plus series from Anker, so hopefully they will make a Plus version of this charger.
2. Anker includes Velcro cable ties on some products, and this is very handy for keeping cables tidy.
This is another solid Anker product and I would recommend to anyone who needs to charge a bunch of devices while on the go. It is heavy and bulky compared to a 10,000 mAh pack, but it would be lighter and smaller than carrying 3 of these packs, so if you need power for three devices pick up this device.
- Capacity that will last you weeks of power.
- Dual charging ports to charge the power bank faster.
- 3 outputs to charge your devices simultaneously, and at the maximum (safe) rate the battery that you are charging can take in.
- 4 LED bars that tell you how much battery life is available.
- Contains power IQ technology that automatically detects and delivers the fastest charge to the device that you are using.
- A nice, matte black finish.
Now, let's move over to the CONS of this power bank (though there aren't many)
- This is not a small power bank. That being said, It is the smallest and most portable of its size. if you are looking for a small power bank by ANKER, I would suggest buying the Anker PowerCore+ mini lipstick power bank. It's their flagship of all of their lipstick-sized power banks.
PACKAGING: One of the things that always impresses me about Anker, is that they don't try to invest a bunch of money in fancy looking packaging. Instead, they invest their money in functional packaging that actually protects the product inside. All you need is a knife to remove the protective plastic over the box, and then the box opens up like a shell. The battery is inside a foam bag which is located on top of a smaller box, that contains the protective meshed pouch with the elastic closure, as well as the charging cables.
SIZE: This battery is huge, it weighs in just over 1-pound or 17 ounces. And the dimensions of the battery are, 7-inches long, by 3.1-inches wide, and 0.9 inches deep. This puts the battery in the carry case within a backpack or purse class. Its far too big to be pocket-able, and its also too big for a fanny pack. This type of battery is best served for folks who might suffer power outages for long periods of time. Its also best for those who like to travel, or go hiking. Anker does make smaller batteries that weigh less, have less power capacity, however are more suited for the portable on the go pocket-able types.
CASE: The Hermit Shell case does not come with the battery, however, can be purchased along with the battery. It is highly recommended by other's, and I have to recommend it as well. Its a really well made case with two zippers for enclosure, and also comes with a carabiner, so that you can hang it off your backpack while hiking. Inside the case, there are 2 slots. The bottom slot is used for the battery, and the top meshed slot is used for either storing your phone inside the case to charge, or for storing your charging cables. I prefer to use it for my charging cables.
CABLES: The cables that come with the battery are low quality, which is really surprising considering the price you pay for this flagship battery pack. I however always listen to other people's recommendations, especially when thousands of them agree. So along with the battery and case, I also purchased the twin pack, of the red braided cables from Anker. I am so pleased with these cables, as I am able to unwind them from their coiled state easily, the cables do not fight me. And the cables use high quality USB plugs on them, and use a Velcro tie rap to secure them when coiled, I like that! The charging speed will be increased when using these cables as well, so they are a good buy.
QUALITY: This battery comes with many certifications, and has built in safety features, so as to avoid certain inflammations, as seen from a popular phone maker, who's phone, literally was quite fired up. The battery uses Japanese capacitors on the PCB board, and uses 8-Japanese Panasonic brand, lithium 18650 cells. These are the same battery cells used in many CREE LED flashlights used today, and are also found in many notebook battery packs. The case surrounding the battery is made of anodized aluminum with plastic end caps. Aluminum is great for heat dissipation and ads durability, which I like.
CAPACITY: This battery has a capacity of 26,800-MAH or 96-watt hours, which puts it just bellow the FFA regulations of 100-watt max, for bringing the battery with you on a plane. I've heard that China has stricter policies and they may still confiscate it. The battery can by charged by one cable, but will only provide a 2-AMP charge, and at that rate, it would take 14-hours to charge. By using two of the recommended red braided cables, you will get a 4-AMP charge, which reduces charge time to 7-hours. However, the battery came 75% charged from the factory, as lithium batteries cannot be shipped dead, and so it only took about an hour to top the battery off.
The battery has a max output capacity of 6-AMPS, but can only deliver 3-AMPS per port. 3-AMPS is more then enough for all USB devices today, even the fanciest tablets don't require more then that to charge them. This battery charged my Alcatel Android phone 8-times! It can also charge my Dragontouch Android tablet 4-times. On average use of the battery, you can expect the charge to last a week.
POWER AUGMENTATION: Most people will use these as battery chargers. But did you know that these can be used for power augmentation? For example, my tablet doesn't have the best battery inside it. Depending on what I am doing with the tablet, I can expect anywhere from 5 hours, to 1 hour of use. Using this battery, I can get at least 8-hours of use out of my tablet. However, I am not hooking it up via a standard USB cable, I am using a USB A to DC MINI jack. The reason for this, is because my tablet limits the charge AMPS through the USB port, however, allows for higher AMPS, through the DC charge port. This insures the battery in the tablet, does not drop bellow 100%, while connected to the battery.
The main reason I bought the flagship battery pack, was for power outages. In the Pacific North West, we get major wind storms during the winter time. And every year, the power will get knocked out. Sometimes the power will only be out for 1-minute, other times, 1-day, or 1-week! I live in modern times, we don't live out in the wilderness telling each other camp fire stories and singing coombyaa. I live in the city darnnit, and I need my digital entertainment! I love playing Plants Vs Zombies during a power outage don't you? There is nothing better then slaying zombies with plants while your in the dark, waiting for the power to come back on.
And then when the power does finally come back on, and everything suddenly becomes lighted up like a baseball stadium, no you didn't die and go to heaven, you've just been returned to modern civilization, welcome back.
HEAT: The battery never really gets hot when charging my phone, tablet, or other devices. It however does get warm, when being used as augmented power, for the tablet.
PORTS: This unit has 5-ports on one end of the battery, as well as a power switch on the side, and battery level indicators, in blue, on the front face of the battery. Two of the USB ports are MICRO USB, which are used for the twin cable charging system, to charge the battery. The other 3-ports are standard USB A 3-AMP charge ports, to charge your devices with. As stated before, the battery has a max capacity of 6-AMPS output charge. If using 2-ports at the same time, each device will get 3-AMPS per device MAX. If using all three ports, you can expect the charge rate to drop to 2-AMPS MAX.
If you use an APP on your phone for detecting charge voltage and amperage, and you notice that your phone is only getting a 1-AMP charge, this is not the batteries fault, its your phone's programming, preventing a higher AMP charge to the phone.
CHARGING: I really appreciate all the safety features and technology that go into making these battery packs. One of the features that I love, is that I don't have to turn the battery on, to start charging it. Just plug the cables into it, and it auto turns on, and shows level of charge, all throughout the charge time. I also don't have to worry about turning the battery off after charging. The battery automatically detects when its fully charged, and it will shut itself off. That takes a lot of guess work out when it comes to charging. To use the battery Just press the power button once to turn it on, and hold it down for 6-seconds to turn it off. The battery also has auto shutoff if no charging is being applied to a device for a given amount of time.
CONCLUSION: This is by far, the best battery I've ever owned. If you have a thirsty for power personality, or a device that is power hungry, or you just want bragging rights against your friend, you definitely are going to want this battery pack. It has more then enough power for my needs, and then some. It has all the features I need out of a battery, and not useless ones like an LED light, as seen on previous years models. I recommend that you get the Hermit Shell case with yours, as well as the twin pack of RED braided cables. And I highly recommend this battery from Anker, 5 out of 5!
UPDATE!! 11-16-2017. After posting this review, I immediately received an email from Julia at ANKER CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT. She verified my problem and asked if they could send a REPLACEMENT unit for my trial. I, of course said "yes." The replacement arrived promptly along with continued emails inquiring about progress and results. THE NEW UNIT IS PERFECT!!! It fully recharges in less than 6.5 hours from the double input plugs. I couldn't be happier with ANKER and their product. It does EVERYTHING they claim and more!! And Julia deserves a raise and a promotion...
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