If your portable power backup needs exceed the limited recharges provided by regular powerbanks, then 26,800 mAH is the maximum capacity at which portable and reasonably priced power banks are available. 26,800 mAH (or 100 watt-hours) is also the maximum power bank capacity allowed by TSA for cabin or carry-on luggage in flights. The latest 26800 mAh large capacity power banks will recharge most smartphones up to 6-8 times (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR about six times, iPhone 8/7/6S/6 about eight times, Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7 six times, iPhone 11 Pro Max, S10+/Note 10+/Note 10/Note 9 four times, iPad Air 3 two times).
Large capacity portable chargers enable smartphone use for nearly a week without coming near a wall outlet – an incredibly handy feature for professional users, disaster preparedness kits, mobile gaming and entertainment enthusiasts, power users, outdoor lovers and campers, as well as survival enthusiasts. The latest 26800 mAH USB-C PD power banks can even charge Macbooks and USB-C laptops with charging power output of 45-watts and can be fully charged in just 3-4 hours!
Here is our pick of four best 26800 mAH power banks that offer the best mix of battery capacity, features, reliability, quick-charging capability, portability and price –
#1 Best Future-proof High Capacity Power banks
Highest TSA-allowed capacity power bank compatible with fastest charging modes for Macbooks and latest and upcoming phones including iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/X/8/8+, & Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10/9/8, Google Pixel 4, 4 XL, 3XL/3, etc.
(New) Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD 45-watt with 60-watt charger
Anker PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt and RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt are our top picks among the currently available highest TSA-allowed capacity power banks. All these power banks support the fastest charging speed (50% in 30 minutes) for the latest iPhones (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/X/XS, 8, 8 Plus) and also support the fast charging for the latest Samsung smartphones Galaxy S10/S10+/S9/S9+, Note 10/9, S8, S8+, Note 8, etc. as well as most other Android smartphones.
PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt is an ideal choice if you want a high output 45-watt fast charging powerbank with a bundled USB-C PD wall charger. The PowerCore 26800 PD has three charging ports (one USB-C PD 45-watt port and two USB 3-amp ports). The powerbank itself can be charged in just 3.5 hours using the bundled 60 watt USB-C PD wall charger or any other 45+ watt USB-C PD wall charger such as Macbook or USB-C PD laptop wall chargers. We now recommend the 45-watt version of PowerCore 26800 PD instead of the older 30-watt version as it offers much higher output, much better bundled PD charger, and a one hour less recharge time (3.5 hours).
The feature that makes RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt and PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt future ready is that both these power banks support USB-C PD output. USB-C PD supports a large range of varying voltages and currents (including QuickCharge 2.0 used by Galaxy S10, S9, etc.). With both Apple and Google Android now supporting 18 watt USB-C PD fast charging in their latest phones, you can be sure that these power banks will support upcoming phones for some time.
Both the power banks can also recharge the latest Macbooks and iPads at speeds equal to or higher than of stock Apple wall chargers thanks to the 30/45 watt maximum USB-C PD output. Additionally, many USB-C ultrabooks such as Pixelbook can also be charged with the RAVPower 26800 PD and PowerCore 26800 PD powerbanks.
The 9 volt @ 2 amp max (18 watt) mode of USB-C PD ensures that both PowerCore 26800 PD and RAVPower 26800 PD support QuickCharge 2.0 used by the latest Samsung smartphones (S10, S10+, Note 10/9 etc.). The Pixel series phones also use 9 volt @ 2 amp maximum charging current.
The 15 volts @ up to 1.2 amp support charges the latest iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR/XS/X/8/8+ at speeds (50% in 30 min) that even the stock Apple iphone wall chargers can not provide.
Anker PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt comes bundled with a 60-watt USB-C PD wall charger that costs about $30 if purchased separately. PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt is the best choice if you want high 45-watt PD output for charging Macbooks and USB-C laptops.
RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD comes with a USB-C reversible cable but does not come with a USB-C PD wall charger, which has to be bought separately.
RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt is an ideal choice if you just want to buy a high capacity power bank and already have a Macbbook or Laptop USB-C wall charger or if you want to use your existing Android USB wall charger. You can charge the RAVPower 26800 PD power bank using any standard USB wall charger in about 15 hours or by using a Macbook charger or USB-C PD 30 watt+ wall charger in 4.5 hours. This selectable dual charging feature makes RAVPower 26800 PD the best option if you want a quality high capacity USB-C PD power bank at minimum cost.
Please Note: Only a 30-watt+ USB-C PD wall charger such as Anker Powerport 30 watt PD charger will charge RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD in 4 hours. A regular (non-PD) 30 watt USB-C wall charger will not charge RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD in 4 hours and will take about 15 hrs to charge it. We recommend RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt with Anker Powerport 30 watt PD charger for the best combination of performance and price.
…And of course both , PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt and RAVPower 26800 PD are allowed to be taken in carry-on luggage on flights, both domestic inside US as well as internationally. The total power capacity is 96.4 Wh – less than the 100 Wh maximum limit set by TSA and other international airline safety authorities.
Best 26800 mAH Power Bank for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/SE/5s/4/4S
Best High Capacity reasonably priced powerbank for Android Smartphones
EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank- 12 watt max
EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank has a real capacity of 26800 mAH (higher than given on the package). This monster capacity powerbank has an innovative 2-input feature that allows you to charge the powerbank in just 8 hours using two 2 Amp input ports! This clever feature allows you to charge it in half the time taken by the RAVPower 26800 at #2 in the list.
Another distinguishing feature of EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh is its 4 dynamically adjusting USB charging ports. All the four “smart” ports automatically adjust current and can deliver fast charging current up to 2.4 Amp at a single port. Total overall power is limited to 4.8 Amp.
Such a large number of ports may allows you to charge phones for your entire family at once!
The EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank measures 6.57 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.86 inches and weighs 1 pound.
We are ranking it almost as equal to RAVpower 26800 even though it has a total power output of 4.8 Amp compared to 5.5 for the RAVPower 26800. EasyAcc’s Monster’s dynamically adjusting ports mean that you can plug your phone in any port for fast charging of up to 2.4 Amp per port. However, only two maximum fast charging 2.4 amp ports can be used at a time as total power is limited to 4.8 amp.
The 8 hour fast charging using dual input ports makes EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh twice as fast to charge than RAVPower 26800. Overall, the two power banks compete closely in terms of features and flexibility.
EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh What We Like!
- 12 watt (2.4 amp) charging gives fastest possible charging speeds for iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6, SE – twice as fast as Apple chargers
- Charges all iPhones including iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XS/XR/8 zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes (2.4 amps)
- Charges Samsung/Android phones at zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes (2.4 amps)
- 4 dynamically adjusting ports for up to maximum 2.4 A fast charging at one port.
- Unique 4 Amp dual input that charges the powerbank in 8 hours
- Four charging ports
- Excellent compatibility with portable solar chargers – great for camping/travel use
- Built-in Flashlight – a nice feature for emergency/camping use.
What we do not like!
Best High Capacity power bank for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6+/6/SE/5s/4/4S
& Best Reasonably Priced High Capacity Power Bank for Android Smartphones (Runner Up)
If you have iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S or older iPhones and require the fastest charging powerbank for your current needs than there are many reasonably priced models available in the market with 2.4 amp maximum charging. These portable chargers will also charge Android smartphones at more than twice the speed of regular wall-chargers & powerbanks (though about 30-40% slower than QC 3.0 or USB-C PD 18 watt).
RAVPower 26800 external battery pack is our top recommendation as a massive capacity reasonably priced powerbank for iPhone 7 and 6S. iPhone 7 and 6S support a maximum charging current of 2.1 amp and the RAVPower 26800 portable charger pack offers enough battery power to charge two iPhone 7 or 6s at the maximum charging speed at once with a port to spare. This feature is of great utility to families with multiple iPhones. The RAVPower 26800 powerbank is scratchproof and has a very sturdily build that inspires confidence.
This powerbank will also charge all Android phones at quite fast maximum speed of 12 watt. Even though this is not “fastest possible charging”, this is still very good charging speed as the fastest charging speeds for even the latest Android phones are 18 watt in the beginning with charging current gradually dropping to 10 watt and lower levels as the battery gets full.
RAVPower 26800 powerbank comes with three charging ports – one fast charging 2.4 Amp port, one fast charging 2.1 A port and a regular 1 Amp port. Total output comes to 5.5 Amp.
It also offers 2.4 Amp rapid input charging which allows you to charge the powerbank in about 14 hours – twice as fast as regular 1 Amp chargers.
RAVPower 26800 USB battery bank measures 6.8 inches x 3.2 inches x .9 inches and weighs about 1 pound.
What We Like!
- Price!!! 🙂 Great for those who do not require 50% in 30 minutes fast-charging feature for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 8, 8+, X.
- Charges all iPhones zero to 50% in 35-50 minutes (2.4 amps)
- Charges Android phones at zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes (2.4 amps)
- Fast charging 2.4 A ports charge iPhone 7 or 6s at maximum possible speeds.
- 12 watt fast charging is great for both iPhones and Android phones & charges devices in less than half the time of traditional 5 to 2.5 watt USB charging
- Charges almost all Androids or iPhones from 0 to 50% in 1 hour or less.
- Reliability and robustness
- Scratch proof design and compact powerbank for its capacity (6.5 inches x 3.2 inches x .8 inches) with weight of 16oz.
What we do not like!
- No fast-charging for the power bank. This massive power bank will take long to charge (14 hours+), with a 2.4 Amp charger. For power banks with such high capacity, fast recharge is useful. USB-C (~ 4.5 hours) or Quickcharge charging. (~5 hours) greatly cut the recharge time.
Best QuickCharge 3.0 26800 mAH Powerbank for Samsung S10, S9, S8, S8+Note 10/9/8, HTC U11, Sony XZ Premium
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 (with Quick Charge 3.0)
Without QC3.0 With QC3.0
Wall Charger Wall Charger
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 is hands down the winner when it comes to massive capacity powerbanks with support for the latest QC 3.0 input/output thanks to its smooth output and rock-solid build and finish. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 is a sleek and slim device measuring 7.1 inches by 3.1 inches that is just .9 inches thick. It comes with both QuickCharge 3.0 input and output. The QuickCharge 3.0 output feature charges your QuickCharge compatible smartphones up to 80% in just 30 minutes.
The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 comes with a QuickCharge 3.0 wall charger and weighs about 20.8 ounces (590 grams). Here is a list of Quickcharge compatible smartphones/tablets. Even if your phone does not have QuickCharge compatibility, the PowerIQ feature in this battery pack senses the maximum charging current for your device and can charge at up to 3 Amps – nearly 3 times faster than a standard wall 1 Amp charger.
The QuickCharge 3.0 input feature allows you to charge your massive capacity power bank in about 6.5 hours flat!
What We Like
- The latest QuickCharge 3.0 – Both Input and Output
- Charges iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and below at maximum speed.
- Charges Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, 8, S8 plus, Note 9/8, at maximum speed
- 3 amp charging charges Nexus 6, 5X etc. at maximum speed
- Slim, long and stylish design
- Robust construction and QC 3.0 wall charger included
- Reasonably priced considering its feature-set
- 10 LED indicator
- Three charging ports
- 6A total output for simultaneous charging
What We Do not like
- No USB-C port. (USB-C PD version now available, though at a higher price. See update below.)
- Will not charge iPhone 11, XR, X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 plus at fastest possible speed
Update: Anker has recently released a version of its PowerCore+26800 power bank with USB-C PD charging port. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD features a 30-watt USB-C/USB PD port for charging USB-C devices such as the latest Macbooks, many latest laptops, latest high-end phones such as the IPhone 11, 11 Pro, Pro Max, XR, iPhone 8+, iPhone 8, & other devices such as Nintendo Switch. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD can also be fully charged using the accompanying 27-watt USB-C wall charger in just 4.5 hours!!
Please note that the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD also includes support for QuickCharge 2.0 compatible charging used by phones such as Galaxy S10, S9, S8, S7, etc. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD comes with a 30-watt USB-C wall charger and its ability to charge USB-C laptops and Macbooks, besides the latest USB-C phones makes it Anker’s most versatile portable charger ever and among the best portable chargers available.
Best USB-C Input Value for Money High Capacity Power Bank
RAVPower 26800 USB-C Dual Input Power Bank
RAVPower 26800 USB-C is hands down the winner when it comes to massive capacity value for money power banks that support the USB-C charging for the powerbank and 3-Amp USB-C charging required for most Moto phones and Google Nexus 6P/Nexus 5X phones. This powerbank also features dual inputs for charging the powerbank quickly over USB-C/micro-USB and offers a rock-solid build and finish.
The RAVPower 26800 USB-C is a sleek looking portable charger measuring 6.8 inches by 3.2 inches that is just .79 inches thick with a weight of 16 oz. It has a total maximum output of 5.4 amps and has 2 USB charging ports and one USB-C port that can be used both for charging phones and for charging the power bank..
The RAVPower 26800 USB-C portable charger features a unique dual USB-C and micro-USB input feature, meaning you can charge this massive capacity battery in just 7-8 hours using USB-C wall charger AND regular 2 amp USB wall charger simultaneously. We recommend RAVPower 33-watt dual port USB-C PD charger or Anker Powerport PD 2 dual port if you want to charge this power bank in 7 hours using this feature.
What We Like
- USB-C input allows you to charge the powerbank with your Android phone’s USB-C charger directly in 10-12 hrs
- Great option if you want maximum battery at lowest cost AND also want USB-C charging/recharging
- Support for 3 amp USB-C fast-charging used by most Moto phones, Google Nexus 6P & Nexus 5x phones
- Charges iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and earlier at maximum possible speed.
- Charges all iPhones including iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XS/XR/8 zero to 50% in 35-50 minutes (2.4 amps)
- Charges Samsung & other Android phones at zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes (3 amps max)
- Dual-input charging to fully charge the power bank in 7-8 hrs
- Compact and sleek design for a battery of such capacity
- Robust build
- Reasonably priced
- Three charging ports
- Slim at just .79 inches thickness
- Has an additional micro-USB input as well
- Lifetime warranty after registration
What We Do not like
- Will not fast-charge Galaxy S10, S8, S7, etc. zero to 50% in 30 mins
Please note that the RAVPower 26800 USB-C is not suitable for charging USB-C laptops as laptops require much higher charging currents than 15 watt. If you intend to charge Macbooks and other USB-C laptops, the best alternative is RAVPower 26800 USB PD which offers 30 watt charging for Macbooks as well as 4.5 hr charging of the Powerbank itself over USB-C.
RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD
|Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with 60-watt PD wall charger||RAVPower 26800||Anker PowerCore+ 26800 QC 3.0 with QC wall charger|
EasyAcc Monster 26000
|Fast-charging for Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, Note 10/9/8 zero to 50% in 30 mins||zero to 50% in 50-60 mins for Samsung phones||zero to 50% in 50-60 mins for Samsung phones|
|USB PD fast charging for Macbooks, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS/Max, X, 8, 8+, Pixels, zero to 50% in 30 mins||All iPhones zero to 50% in 35-50 mins||All iPhones zero to 50% in 35-50 mins||All iPhones zero to 50% in 35-50 mins|
|Special Features||30 watt USB-C PD charging for Macbooks, Nintendo Switch etc.||45 watt USB-PD for charging Macbooks, laptops||Maximum 2.4 Amp fast charging. No USB-C or QC 3.0||Has QuickCharge 3.0 input and output||Gets charged in 7 hours using dual-input, No USB-C or QC 3.0|
|Time to charge the powerbank||4.5 hrs||3.5 hrs||~14 hrs||5 hrs||~8 hrs|
|USB-C PD Support||30-watt USB-C PD input/output||45-watt USB-C PD input/output||HAs 18-watt Quickcharge 3.0 input/output|
|Number of Ports||3||3||3||3||4|