[One of the Most Powerful 10000mAh Power Bank] Anker PowerCore+ 10050 Premium Aluminum Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology
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- Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0: Charges compatible devices up to 75% faster. Get up to 8 hours phone use from just 15 minutes charging! Perfect for Galaxy S6 / Note 4 / Edge, LG G4, Nexus 6, HTC M9 / M8 and more. (Not compatible with Galaxy S8, 2015 Moto X or Motorola Droid Turbo 2)
- Fast Charging Technology: Exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost charging technologies combine to provide the fastest possible charge up to 2.4 amps for all other devices. PowerCore+ itself recharges up to twice as fast as normal power banks.
- High Capacity: Charges the iPhone 6s almost four times, the Galaxy S6 three times or the iPad Air almost once. Safely recharges with a 2 amp charger (most phone chargers have a 1 amp output).
- What You Get: Anker PowerCore+ 10050 portable charger, Micro USB cable, premium travel pouch, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Charge compatible devices up to 75% faster. That's up to 8 hours use from just 15 minutes charging!
PowerCore+ 10050 is able to be recharge twice as quickly as other portable chargers. When charged with PowerPort+ 1.
PowerCore+ 10050 is one of the most powerful 10000mAh portable charger on the market. Experience a lightning fast charge in the palm of your hand.
MultiProtect Safety System
Surge protection, short circuit prevention and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.
For Optimal Use:
• Use the included cable, your original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
• Compatible with the new 12 inch MacBook 2015 (USB-C cable needed), Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, Dell Venue 11 Pro, Asus tablets, Moto Droid Turbo 2, Asus ZenFone 3 and some GPS and Bluetooth devices.
• This product charges iPhones and iPads at full speed, though those devices do not support Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
Quick Charge 2.0 Compatible Devices:
Galaxy S6 / Edge*
Galaxy Note 4 / Edge
LG G Flex2
HTC One M8 / M9
HTC Desire Eye
Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact / Z3 Tablet Compact / Z4 Tablet
*based on Anker internal testing
Will not provide a high-speed charge for Samsung Galaxy S8.
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This Powercore+ 10050 has, you guessed it. 10050 mah. Or 10.05 AHr. But a lot of people doesn't get that 10050mah has a voltage rating. The nominal voltage of the batteries used. Most likely the 3350 mah LG INR18650F1L batteries. 3 of them to be exact. So the correct full capacity should be 10050 mah at a nominal voltage of 3.7v (most lithium ion batteries.) After some math, you get 37.185 Whr, more than what Anker states on the battery itself.
So let's skip over to the circuitry. You would think that you should get 10050 mah out of the usb ports to a "usb charger doctor". However, that is not how it works. Based on a one run test of the battery. At 1.2 amps constant current. I was able to draw 6560 mah from the usb port, but take note, this is at ~5 volts (4.97v to be exact). So if you calculate current x voltage = wattage. So 6.56AH x 4.97v = 32.6 WHr. If you compare that value to what Anker stated on their power bank (36.18 WHr) you quickly find out that the efficiency of this charger is pretty incredible. 32.6/36.18 = 90.1%
Keep in mind. I did the test with a pretty normal usage scenario, normal phone that draws a good 1.2 amps. (LG G3) Of course if you use the QuickCharge 2.0 technology, you will see a much worse efficiency as you will be converting 3.7v into 9 or even 12 volts. Since the principle behind the step up switch mode converter basically chopping up the DC to make AC then doing the normal AC-AC transformation, then lastly making it back to DC; the more you raise the voltage, the more heat is produced, thus lowering the efficiency of the converter.
So now we got a fully discharged power bank. You can charge it one of two ways. The first is the traditional 5v 2a. Which in my opinion takes way too long for a power bank of this size. So that is why this power bank has the option go charge at 18 watts. 9v 2a. So I set my power supply at 9.2 volts because of wire resistance, and a current LIMIT of 3 amps, just in case things go haywire. I have measured the voltage drop, and at the end of the micro usb cable, I get exactly 9 volts when I put a 2 amp load. The powerbank was reluctant to draw the full 2 amps it was rated for, but I soon figured out the reason why that was the case. Only after 15 minutes of charging, the whole battery bank heated up to 140F (60C). Which is way out of the Charging specifications for the battery used. 45C Max. *Disclaimer... I basing my researches on what batteries I think Anker used, I cannot confirm what batteries Anker used without destroying my power bank taking it apart. So Anker, It would be nice to share some pictures with me to prove me wrong, or agree with me. Anyhow, back to the review, curiously enough, Anker programed the charge controller to ramp the input current so there is not a current spike at the power supply end. A very nice touch that no other manufacturers implemented into their products. So I tried a charging test. With 9v and 1.8 amps at the micro USB head. I was able to charge the power bank to the 50%+ led in one hour. So in theory, with only 15 minutes of quick charge, you can have enough charge to charge a iphone 5 once.
Okay, to conclude this. I was NOT given a free item nor was I paid for this review. So you can expect a real review. Even if I was given a free product, you can expect real reviews from me. As an Electrical Engineer person, I look into the more important side of things. I will attach a screenshot of the datasheet for the battery I think that was used. And pictures of the test equipment I used and values used in this review. I hope you gained some important knowledge about the other side of products on the market.
The 10050 is small, and claims to be the smallest 10,000 power bank you can get. It's a little larger than a deck of cards, but with a surprising amount of heft for its size. I found the size perfect for fitting in the pocket of my jeans, or one of the smaller side pockets of my backpack. You have to make a compromise when buying a power bank, because you can definitely get twice the capacity in a power bank twice the size.
This battery pack can charge an iPhone 6 4 times from 20% to 100% with some battery to spare, so it definitely makes good on its claim of capacity. I believe you can get about 1 full charge on an iPad using this power bank. One thing to note is that this battery features quick charge, which is not energy efficient. If you choose to quick charge your phone, know you are doing so at the expense of energy efficiency (you will be able to charge your phone fewer times). This is not Anker's fault, but part of the nature of quick charging. I will update my review if the battery seems to be losing its ability to hold a charge.
In terms of function, I really love the simplicity of this device. You don't have to turn it on/off, it simply charges whatever is plugged into it and stops when the device is charged. If you want to check the battery you can press the only button which will display it in increments of 10%. The PowerIQ technology of the USB port means that it will charge whatever it's plugged into as fast as it can. There is only 1 USB port, and if you are looking for another one Anker PowerCore+ 13400 Premium Portable Charger (Recharges 2X Faster, Aluminum Shell, Leading 4.8A Output External Battery Power Bank) with High Quality Panasonic Battery Cells (Black) this option is very similar with 2 USB ports, a slightly larger battery, at the expense of a slightly larger form factor.
When charging the actual power bank, you have to use your own charger (though the cable is included). I've seen a lot of reviews here saying they can't get the battery to charge to 100%, that it seems to get stuck around 90%. I'd imagine these people are using their small phone adapters to charge up the battery, which really don't supply enough power to get the job done. If you've ever tried to charge an iPad with an iPhone charger, you may have noticed it can get stuck at 99%. When you consider this power bank can charge a tablet 1 full time, it's not surprising they behave similar when being charged. That's why they give you a bigger charger with a tablet, and sure enough this power bank benefits from being plugged into one of these. If you don't have any other options, consider the bundle that includes a quick charger Anker PowerCore+ 10050 Premium Aluminum Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Certified Quick Charge 2.0 Technology includes Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger.
This power bank is definitely the most aesthetically pleasing one I have encountered. The smaller size is a huge plus, and I imagine that's why you're looking at this option in the first place. The battery indicator is a ring of 10 LEDs instead of the standard 4 LEDs, which looks better and is obviously more accurate. The body is made of aluminum instead of the plastic you will see on virtually every competing device. It looks and feels good, as well as helping it remain cool to the touch. In fact, so far the battery has not even gotten warm in my use of it. My biggest gripe aesthetically would be that the end of the power bank with ports is very easily scratched. Your USB and Micro USB cables will leave a noticeable scratch if you don't perfectly line them up before trying to plug them in. The first time I used this power bank I tried to plug it into a charger in a dimly lit room - it is noticeably and permanently scratched. I wish that this end was made of aluminum as well, because it's not going to hold up so well. It comes in elegant packaging, with a mesh carrying case. I will say that the mesh case leaves black threads all over your power bank, including inside the USB port. That was not well thought through, and I will not be using it anymore.
My final point here would be price, and that is the primary reason for the rating I gave the product. Unless you specifically picked this option for quick charge (in which case I'd recommend a larger capacity due to the reason mentioned above), it's about double what you would pay for a comparable power bank. You can find a plethora of options in the $10-$20 range for a 10,000 mAh power bank. In fact, if you're willing to forgo the aesthetic benefits and quick charge, there is an older version of this power bank available for a more reasonable price Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Battery, 10000mAh Ultra-Compact Fast-Charging-Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More. I'd recommend that for an iPhone user who is not concerned with the aesthetics (but likes the size/capacity of this battery), and a larger battery pack for an Android user interested in quick charge (which for some reason isn't available on Amazon, but is available on Anker's website).
In terms of all of the Anker power banks you see on Amazon, the generations go from Astro > Powercore > Powercore+. They are all aesthetically different, and functionally different depending on your phone. The Powercore will charge faster than the Astro, and this is true for Apple and Android devices. The functional upgrade from Powercore to Powercore+ would be the addition of quick charge. So if you are buying this for a non quick charge device, the upgrade from Powercore to Powercore+ is 100% aesthetic. I knowingly chose this model based on aesthetics, but I am extremely disappointed at how easily it scratches and defeats that purpose.
Overall this power bank is extremely nice, but you are going to pay a premium for it. I've made my recommendation for a more cost-effective option, an option for those looking for 2 USB ports, and for a larger option for those using quick charge. If I were to buy another power bank now, I would skip over this one as the aesthetic benefits are diminished by how easily it scratches, which in my opinion makes it overpriced. Regardless of the model you choose, Anker is a trusted name for power banks, and if you don't trust the name you can trust the 18 month warranty.
I was NOT provided with a free product for evaluation purposes. Any review that states as such means the person essentially traded a 4-5 star review for a free product - Anker closely monitors their review history to ensure this. You do not see any 1-3 star reviews from the (many) people who were provided the product for evaluation purposes, which makes it seem more like a bribe to me. In general, read the 2-4 star reviews if you're looking for honesty on Amazon, because this is a pretty common tactic.
Update: I am updating the review to add that Anker reached out to me and offered Anker PowerCore+ 10050 Premium Aluminum Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Certified Quick Charge 2.0 Technology with Premium Travel Pouch(Black) as an alternative. It is actually the same product, but less expensive and includes a carrying case. The lower cost paired with the carrying case would make it a 4 star product in my eyes, but this particular listing is more expensive and does not include the pouch so I will not be adjusting its rating.
Now I bought this because I wanted something smaller and lighter that I can fit in my purse. I was actually surprised how small it is and it fits perfectly in my bag.
The battery has 10 little light sensors which show how much you have left in the battery. Ive fully charged the Anker battery and I've already charged my iPhone plus twice!! I was down to 7% and went back up 76% in about 45 minutes which is pretty fast. I charged it again when I got to work and now at 94% in 15 mins! After those 2 charges I still have 7 little light sensors lit up.
I love it! You can never go wrong with Anker!