Best Large Capacity Power Banks (26800 mAH+) | Maximum Capacity Portable Chargers for Flights

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If the battery capacity of regular power banks is not adequate for you, 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 12/11 series, XR about six times, iPhone 8/7/6S/6 about eight times, Galaxy S21, S20/S10/S9/S8/S7 six times, iPhone 12 Pro, 11 Pro Max, S20, 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 power 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 maximum charging power output of up to 87 watts, 60-watts or 45-watts and still can be fully charged from empty in just 3-4 hours!

Here is our pick of best 26800 mAH power banks that offer the best mix of battery capacity, features, reliability, quick-charging capability, portability and price –

Best Future-Proof High-output High Capacity USB-C PD Power Banks
for MacBooks, Laptops, Phones, iPads

Features
AmazonBasics 26800 USB-C PD
45-watt USB-C PD
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with 65-watt USB-C PPS PD wall charger
87-watt USB-C PD
Anker PowerCore+ PD 26800 USB-C PD with 60-watt PD wall charger
45-watt USB-C PD
Omni Charge
25600 USB-C PD

60-watt USB-C PD
Romoss 26800 USB-C PD
18-watt USB-C PD
USB-C PD fast charging for Macbooks, laptops, iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS/Max, X, 8, 8+, Pixels, zero to 50% in 30 mins
Fast-charging for Samsung S21, S20, S10, S9, S8 series & Note 20/10/9/8 zero to 50% in 30-35 mins
Special Features 45 watt USB-C PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, Nintendo Switch etc. 87 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 45 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 60 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 18 watt USB-PD for new iPhones, & iPads
Time to charge the powerbank 4 hrs ~2.5 hrs ~4 hrs 3.5 hrs 11 hrs
USB-C PD Support 45-watt USB-C PD input/output 87-watt USB-C PD input/output 45-watt USB-C PD input/output
60-watt USB-C PD input/output 18-watt USB-C PD input/output
Number of Ports 3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB 4 ports - 2 USB-C PD ports & 2 USB 3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB 3 ports
2 USB-C PD ports and one USB port
3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB

Best 18/20-watt Higher Capacity Power Banks for Charging Phones, iPads 

Features AmazonBasics 20100 USB-C PD Anker PowerCore Essential 20100 20-watt USB-C PD Xiaomi Redmi 20000
2.4 amp fast charging for all iPhones and Android phones
Zero to 50% in 50-60 mins
USB-C port for charging power bank
USB-C PD Fast-charging for iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS Max, XS, X, 8, 8+
Zero to 50% in 30 mins
Samsungs' Fast-charging for S20, S10, S9, S8 series & Note 20/10/9/8
zero to 50% in 30-35 mins

0 to 50% in ~30-40 mins for most Samsungs, Androids

0 to 50% in ~30-40 mins for most Samsungs, Androids

0 to 50% in ~50-60 mins for most Samsungs, Androids
USB-C PD support for Macbooks, Laptops, new iPhones
Time to charge the powerbank 7-8 hrs with dual input with 2 cables
13 hrs with regular single cable 2.4 amp
6 hours 12-14 hrs
No of Ports 2 2 2

Best Future-proof High Capacity USB-C PD Power banks

Highest TSA-allowed capacity power bank compatible with fastest charging modes for Macbooks, XPS 13/15, Surface laptops, and latest/upcoming phones including iPhone 12, 11 series, XR/XS/X/8/8+, & Samsung Galaxy S21, S20, S10/S9/S8, Note 20/10/9/8, all Google Pixels etc.

Anker PowerCore 26800 USB-C PD 87-watt with 65-watt USB-C PPS PD charger 

Anker PowerCore 26800 USB-C PD 45-watt with 60-watt USB-C PD charger 

Anker PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-wattPowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt  are our top picks among the currently available highest TSA-allowed capacity power banks. Both these power banks support the fastest charging speed (60% in 30 minutes) for the latest iPhones (iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR/X/XS, 8, 8 Plus), and also support fast charging for the latest Samsung smartphones Galaxy S21, S20/S10/S10+/S9/S9+, Note 20/10/9, S8, S8+, Note 8, etc. as well as most other Android smartphones.

Anker PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-watt is top-of-the-line with 87-watt PD output and is the ideal choice if you require a high output 87-watt fast charging powerbank with a bundled USB-C PD wall charger for charging Macbook Air/Pro, XPS 15/13, Microsoft Surface and almost all latest HP/Dell/Acer/Asus laptops that support USB-C charging. It has two USB-C ports and two USB ports. This allows it to fast charge a laptop and fast-charge a latest iPhone/iPad/Samsung phone fast at the same time.  The included 65-watt USB-C charger will completely charge this huge portable charger in just 2 hrs and 15 mins!

PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt is an ideal choice if you are OK with lower output and just require a 45-watt fast charging powerbank with a bundled USB-C PD wall charger for Macbook Air, XPS 13, chromebooks etc. 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. The included 60-watt charger completely charges this power bank in 3.5 hrs.

Best USB-C PD powerbanks for iPhone X
PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt  comes with a 60-watt USB-C wall charger and can charge the latest iPhones 12/11/XR to 8/8+ & Macbooks/iPads at maximum speed

The feature that makes PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-watt , PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt  future ready is that all 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 older Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, etc.). With both Apple and Google Android now supporting 20 or 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.

All the above 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, or 60 watt maximum USB-C PD output. Additionally, many USB-C ultrabooks such as Pixelbook can also be charged with the PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-watt and PowerCore 26800 45-watt PD powerbanks.

Best Macbook powerbank
From Macbooks to Ipads and iPhones – all devices can be charged at fast charging speeds with the Anker 26800 PD or AmazonBasics 26800 PD

The 9 volt @ 2 amp max (18 watt) mode of USB-C PD ensures that both PowerCore 26800 PD and PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-watt 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 12/11 series, 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.

PowerCore 25600 USB-C PD 87-watt  & PowerCore 26800 PD 45-watt What We Like

  • Offer up to 87/60 watt USB-C PD charging for Macbook Pros/Airs and Dell/HP/Microsoft/Lenovo laptops
  • Fast Charges all iPhones including iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS/XR/8 zero to 60% in 30 minutes (2.4 amps)
  • Fast charge all latest iPads including iPad Pro 2021/2020/2018, Air 4 etc at fastest 20-watt speeds
  • USB-C charging to fully charge the power bank in 2.5 to 4 hrs
  • USB-C input allows you to charge the powerbank with your iPhone/Samsung USB-C charger directly in 6-8 hrs
  • Fast charges all latest Samsung & other Android phones at zero to 50% in 30 minutes 
  • Charges iPhones  7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and earlier at maximum possible speed.
  • Solid build
  • Three charging ports
  • 87-watt version has two USB-C charging ports + two USB ports
  • Come with 65 watt or 60 watt+ PD adapter.

What We Do not like

  • None

Best USB-C PD Value for Money High Capacity Power Bank  

AmazonBasics 26800 USB-C PD 45-watt  

AmazonBasics USB-C power bank
AmazonBasics 26800 PD can be charged in with a USB-C 45w+ wall charger in 4 hrs 

AmazonBasics 26800 PD 45-watt PD is an ideal choice if you just want to buy a high capacity power bank at a very reasonable price and already have a Macbook or Laptop USB-C wall charger or if you want to use your existing Android USB wall charger. You can charge the AmazonBasics 26800 PD power bank using any standard USB-C wall charger in about 8-10 hours or by using a Macbook charger or  USB-C PD 45 watt+ wall charger in 3 hours. Given its slightly more weight and size compared to the Ankers, AmazonBasics 26800 PD is an option if you want a quality high capacity USB-C PD power bank at minimum cost.

AmazonBasics 26800 PD 45-watt comes with a USB-C/USB-C reversible cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable but does not come with a USB-C PD wall charger, which has to be bought separately.

Please Note: Only a 45-watt+ USB-C PD wall charger such as AmazonBasics 68 watt PD charger will charge AmazonBasics 26800 PD in 4 hours. A regular USB-C wall charger will take about 8-10 hrs to charge it. We recommend AmazonBasics 26800 PD with AmazonBasics 68 watt PD charger for the best combination of performance and price.

The AmazonBasics 26800 PD  is 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.

What We Like

  • Offer up to 45 watt USB-C PD charging for Macbooks and Dell/HP/Microsoft/Lenovo laptops
  • Fast Charges all iPhones including iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS/XR/8 zero to 60% in 30 minutes (2.4 amps)
  • USB-C input allows you to charge the powerbank with your Android phone’s USB-C charger directly in 6-8 hrs
  • Fast charges all latest Samsung & other Android phones at zero to 50% in 30 minutes 
  • USB-C charging to fully charge the power bank in 4 hrs
  • Charges iPhones  7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and earlier at maximum possible speed.
  • Solid build
  • Three charging ports
  • Comes with two cables – a USB-C/USB-C and a USB-C USB-A cable
  • Great price!
  • 1.1 pound (495 grams) weight is good for the battery capacity and high output.

What We Do not like

  • Not as polished as Anker power banks

Best USB-C PD Value for Money High Capacity Power Bank  

Romoss 26800 USB-C PD 18-watt Power Bank

Romoss 26800 USB-C PD 18-watt is offers massive capacity value for money power banks and support 18-watt USB-C PD input/output charging for the powerbank and phones/iPads. This power bank can be conveniently charged over USB-C, Lightning or micro-USB ports in about 11-12 hours and offers good solid build and finish.

The Romoss 26800 USB-C PD is a measures 6.7 inches by 3.2 inches by 1.3 inches thick and has a weight of 23.8 oz (675 grams), which is quite a bit on the higher side! It  has a total maximum USB-C PD output of 18-watt and has 2 USB charging ports and one USB-C charging port that can be used both for charging phones and for charging the power bank..

The Romoss 26800 USB-C PD 18-watt portable charger features USB-C as well as Lightning and micro-USB input charging, meaning you can charge this massive capacity battery in 11-12 hours using USB-C wall charger, your iPhone Lightning adapter, or a regular USB charger. We recommend Anker Powerport PD 2 dual port if you want to charge this power bank in 11-12 hours via USB-C.

Romoss power bank review
Romoss 26800 USB-C PD has three charging ports and supports Lightning input as well 

What We Like

  • USB-C input allows you to charge the powerbank with your Android phone’s USB-C charger directly in 11-12 hrs
  • Great option if you want maximum battery at lowest cost AND also want USB-C charging/recharging 
  • Fast Charges all iPhones including iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS/XR/8 zero to 60% in 30 minutes (2.4 amps)
  • Charges Samsung & other Android phones at zero to 50% in 30-40 minutes (3 amps max)
  • 18-watt USB-C charging to fully charge the power bank in 11-12 hrs
  • Charges iPhones  7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and earlier at maximum possible speed.
  • Digital battery status display with voltage/current readout
  • Robust build
  • Reasonably priced if you have spare cables lying around.
  • Three charging ports
  • Has additional Lightning and micro-USB input ports for charging the power bank

What We Do not like

  • No charging cable included! A USB-C to USB-C cable included for PD charging of the power bank. If you include the price of  a USB-C/USB-C cable, then AmazonBasics 26800 PD 45-watt PD is a much better deal as it comes with two cables and offers higher 45-watt future-proof input/output. So basically, Romoss 26800 USB-C PD 18-watt makes sense only if you plan to charge with your phone’s USB-C/Lightning charger or have a spare USB-C/Lightning cable for charging your phone. If you need to buy a cable, then AmazonBasics 26800 PD 45-watt PD is a far better deal
  • Quite heavy at 675 grams/24 oz and 1.3 inch thickness.
Features
AmazonBasics 26800 USB-C PD
45-watt USB-C PD
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with 65-watt USB-C PPS PD wall charger
87-watt USB-C PD
Anker PowerCore+ PD 26800 USB-C PD with 60-watt PD wall charger
45-watt USB-C PD
Omni Charge
25600 USB-C PD

60-watt USB-C PD
Romoss 26800 USB-C PD
18-watt USB-C PD
USB-C PD fast charging for Macbooks, laptops, iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS/Max, X, 8, 8+, Pixels, zero to 50% in 30 mins
Fast-charging for Samsung S21, S20, S10, S9, S8 series & Note 20/10/9/8 zero to 50% in 30-35 mins
Special Features 45 watt USB-C PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, Nintendo Switch etc. 87 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 45 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 60 watt USB-PD for Macbooks, new iPhones, laptops 18 watt USB-PD for new iPhones, & iPads
Time to charge the powerbank 4 hrs ~2.5 hrs ~4 hrs 3.5 hrs 11 hrs
USB-C PD Support 45-watt USB-C PD input/output 87-watt USB-C PD input/output 45-watt USB-C PD input/output
60-watt USB-C PD input/output 18-watt USB-C PD input/output
Number of Ports 3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB 4 ports - 2 USB-C PD ports & 2 USB 3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB 3 ports
2 USB-C PD ports and one USB port
3 ports - 1 USB-C PD & 2 USB

22 thoughts on “Best Large Capacity Power Banks (26800 mAH+) | Maximum Capacity Portable Chargers for Flights

  1. Hello. I have smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (845 Snapdragon), Xiaomi Mi 6 (835 Snapdragon) – both smartphones support Quick Charge 3.0 and two Xiaomi wall chargers (supporting Quick Charge 3.0).

    Tell me, please, what better choice powerbank for me?

      1. Thank you for answer. Tell me, please, can I buy Anker PowerCore+ 26800 without wall power adapter? Also are Anker PowerCore+ 26800 and Anker PowerCore+ 26800 and PowerPort+ 1 the same?
        Can I charge powerbank from Xiaomi wall power adapter (from Xiaomi complect)? Is Xiaomi ZMI 10 Power Bank 20000 mAh Type-C Black (QB820) better in quality?

        1. Hi Gregory, Yes, you can buy PowerCore+ 26800 without wall power adapter (link to PowerCore+ 26800 without power adapter). Yes, you get the same powerbank in the two listings that you mentioned.

          You can fast charge PowerCore+ 26800 with the Xiaomi QC 3.0 wall adapter. Xiaomi ZMI 10 Power Bank 20000 mAh Type-C Black (QB820) powerbank is not exactly better in quality when compared to Anker powerbanks with both having similar build quality. ZMI/Xiaomi powerbanks are excellent alternatives to Anker/RAVPower . However, in the US, Anker/RAVPower, in general have better customer service at present.
          Thanks!

  2. Going on a 2 week trip abroad. hoping to buy a charger to power cell phones for movies if kids are having trouble on the flight. whats the largest charger allowable on flight in the $50 range? we have Moto G 4th generation and Samsung S7. Maximum charging is not priority, only capacity and durabilty.

    1. Hi Lalo, We recommend the EasyAcc 26000. Available within your price range, it offers massive 26000 mah capacity, which is well within the maximum allowed on flights and has plenty of ports to charge phones of entire family. It is easily the best high capacity durable powerbank available in your price range.

      Thanks!

  3. Great article. Just want to know some facts more. I am thinking of buying Anker PowerCore + 26800 PD with 30W Power delivery Charger bundle and i am using a pixel 2 xl. The catch is that the power bank will also be used charging several of my friends’ phone which includes Iphone 5s, iphone X and some other androids so is it still wise to buy the Anker PowerCore +26800 PD ? Should i switch to other models of Anker ? Most of the time it will be chargin my phone

    1. Hi Mickey, Besides Google Pixel 2 XL, Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD will also fast charge iPhone XS,X, XR etc. (thanks to 18 watt PD support), o (lder iPhones such as iPhone 7, 6s, 5s etc. (as it supports 2.1 amp charging) and also fast-charge almost all Android phones (all Androids of last few years either support PD fast charging or 2.1 amp fast charging).

      This makes PowerCore+ 26800 a safe choice for your charing requirements. Thanks!

      1. The sad news is our country’s sole distributor only has the non PD one 🙁 i want the 18 W TypeC charging speed 🙁

  4. Great article. I would love if you guys could help me with my question. I need a 26800 mAh powerbank to be used solely for extended backpacking/mountain treks. It will be used to recharge phones, headlamps, tablets, laptops (if possible). The charging for the powerbank will be an Anker Powerport 21w solar charging panel. I have other powerbanks and chargers for home and travel use, this powerbank would be exclusively for use with the 21w solar charger and I would like the battery bank that will charge the quickest using the Anker 21w solar charger.

    I am not overly concerned how fast the powerbank will charge other devices since that will occur at night while I sleep, so fast charging of devices is not my interest, rather how fast I can charge the bank using the Anker solar charger is the main concern.

    1. Hi Enoch,

      If solar charging is your only priority and fast charging of the powerbank and fast-charging via the powerbank are not a priority for you, then the best ~26800 mAH powerbank that we will recommend is the EasyAcc 26000 MAH powerbank. This powerbank as excellent compatibility with Anker 21 watt solar panel, excellent 4.8 amp total output, and adequate number of ports (4) to charge multiple devices at once. Dual input charging ports further ensure that it gets charged at the fastest possible speed with the solar charger.

      In case fast-charging of phones, PD charging, and fast-charging of powerbank via wall charger in ~4 hours are also important, then the best solar-charger compatible 26800 mah powerbank that we recommend is the RAVPower 26800 PD portable charger.

      Thanks!

  5. Hi!

    Good thing I came across this site as I’m looking for a high-capacity power bank for my Samsung Galaxy Book 12 which is USB-C powered. Any recommendations? Would really need your expertise on this. Will the USB-C power delivery ports of either the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD or the RAVPower 26800 PD be capable enough to power my Galaxy Book 12?

    Thanks in advance and more power!

    1. Hi,
      The great thing about Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is that it supports both Quickcharge and USB PD charging. This is because the 18 watt “Adaptive Fast Charge” used by Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is compatible with Quickcharge 2.0. This means that both Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD and the RAVPower 26800 PD will perfectly charge your Galaxy Book 12. You can even use the much lower cost Anker Powercore+ 26800 with Quickcharge 3.0 to fast charge your Galaxy Book using a USB to USB-C cable.

      A big benefit of choosing USB PD powerbanks is that if you have an iPhone X or iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus, the USB PD powerbanks will also fast charge your iPhone X/8/ 8 Plus. USB PD powerbanks will also fast charge all Samsung phones (S9/S8/Note 9/Note 8) as well.

      If you go for the RAVPower 26800 PD and require a wall charger, we will highly recommend the Anker Powerport II 49.5W PD wall charger. This 49.5 watt wall charger will allow you to simultaneously charge your Powerbank in 4.5 hrs at maximum speed with its 30 watt USB-PD port and also fast charge the Galaxy Book 12 with its 19.5 watt QC 2.0 compatible port. This means that you have to pack just one wall charger to charge both your Galaxy Book 12 and your powerbank at the same time.

      All these powerbanks will fully charge the 5070 mAh battery of Samsung Galaxy Book 12 at least three times.
      Thanks!

  6. Hi Experts,

    Thanks for the great review on powerbanks you created, allowing us to pinpoint the exact model or brand we require.

    However I do have a question for you. Do we need a PD (30W) wall charger to fast charge the 26800MAH PD powerbanks (regardless of Anker or RAVpower)? Or any USB-C wall charger, such as the 60W 6 port USB-C RAVpower wallcharger will be able to do the job just the same?

    Many thanks!

    1. Hi,
      Yes, Fast-charging 26800mAH PD powerbanks requires a 30 watt+ USB-C PD power bank. This is because fast charging requires high input current and regular USB-C wall chargers can only deliver maximum 15 watt of charging current.

      For example, the 60 watt 6 port USB-C RAVPower wall charger can only deliver a maximum of 12 watt charging current from any port and this is not adequate to fast-charge the 26800 mah PD powerbanks. It will only slow charge the 26800 mah powerbanks in about 16+ hrs.

      However, RAVPower 5-port 60-watt USB-C PD wall charger will fast charge any 26800 mah powerbank in about 4 hours as it has a maximum output of 45 watt over USB-C PD port.

      Thanks!

  7. Hi

    Thanks for the guide, found it really useful, but looking for some advice regarding products

    I am looking for a large capacity power bank to use for motorcycle camping trips when away from mains power. The power bank will be charged on the bike during riding, and will be from either a USB socket connected to cigarette lighter socket (the socket on the bike gives out 5amp max power output), or from a direct feed to the battery which has this USB charger connected to it https://www.optimate.co.uk/products/o100-usb-charger

    At night time, the power bank will be used for charging iPhone X, iPhone 8, and also a very low power Bluetooth headset Schuberth SC1 Advanced Bluetooth headset (I have a feeling this headset draws less that 1amp when charging, as I am currently struggling to make my existing power bank stay on, without automatically turning off because it thinks the unit is charged due to low power demand). Possibly a camera too, and might be nice to be able to charge a MacBook or iPad too, but this is not critical.

    Are any of the devices you review above suitable for this application? I was erring towards the Anker Powercore+ 26,800 PD, as this would give me the fast charge for the iPhone X, and would be able to be used to charge my MacBook Pro, on the rare occasions I ever need, but reading above it is not clear if it is possible to charge this from a normal USB/cigarette lighter socket, or if it only charges from mains power/plugs?

    Any assistance or suggestions you could offer would be fantastic! I have spent hours trying to find something suitable, but manufacturers are far more interested in boasting about how powerful their units are, than they are about telling you the minimum power input required to charge, and the minimum power draw required to keep the units from turning themselves off every time you try to use them!

    Thanks

    Tom

    1. Hi Tom,

      # Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD is a good choice and it can be charged perfectly well with the Optimate O100 2.4 Amp USB charger using an USB to USB C cable. PowerCore 26800 PD can withdraw a maximum of 3 amp current over regular 5V USB but will charge fine at lower current as well such as with the O100 or any other such charger.

      # Regarding the Bluetooth headset charging, Powercore+ 26800 PD supports minimum charging current of .050 Amps (50 milliamps). It does charge my Bluetooth headset which has a powerdraw of .060 amps or 60 milliamps. I went through the Schuberth SC1 Advanced manual but could not find its power draw anywhere in it or on the web. The only powerbank that I know (and also personally use) which supports lower current draw (.020 amps/20 milliamps ) for ultra-low power devices is Mi PowerBank Pro 10000. It is not as well known as Anker/RAVPower etc. but is an excellent powerbank from the world’s #3 smartphone maker Xiaomi and one of our top picks for 10000 mAH range. I am quite confident that power draw of a bluetooth headset is unlikely to be below 20 milliamps. I will hence recommend the following:

      Buy the PowerCore 26800 PD for the high-capacity requirements and check if it charges the Schubert SC1. Most likely it should. If it does not charge the headset, then getting an additional Mi PowerBank Pro is a better (and lower cost) option than buying additional SC1 batteries/charger. Mi PowerBank Pro is a lightweight (7.8oz/225 gm), slim and pocketable portable charger (compared to PowerCore 26800 PD) and will make for an excellent backup powerbank.

      Thanks!

      PS. Please accept my apologies for the query/comment not displaying immediately. All comments automatically go for moderation due to unusually high spam comment activity. We go through all comments daily and try posting the response within 24 hrs.

  8. Hi guys love the guide.

    Any chance you could add to the comparison table a mAh/volume or a mAh/weight ratio.

    I find the biggest disadvantage of checking this kind of product online is the real life physical characteristics and feel of each bank.

    Ciao
    Marco

    1. Thanks Marco! The reason we do not give mAH to volume/weight ratios is that the mAH/weight/volume ratio for the latest powerbanks from top brands are almost same with very minor differences. For example, all top 26800 mAh powerbanks weigh about 1 pound (about 454gm) The similar levels of relative bulkiness of top powerbanks in the market means that mAH/weight ratios are not really helpful for readers while comparing.

  9. Hey guys i’m extremely confused about whether i should take the RAVPower or the anker 26800 mAh, i would really appreciate if you guys tell me which one you guys like more and regardless of the price which one is the best fit

    1. Hi Fadi, RAVPower 26800 mAh powerbanks are our top pick at the moment as they offer great build quality at very reasonable prices.
      However, if price is NOT a factor, our recommendations are –

      #If you do not need USB-C PD & if you plan to charge only iPhones only at maximum charging speed, go for RAVPower 26800. If you plan to charge latest USB-C Android smartphones at max charging speed, go for Anker 26800 as it supports 3 amp charging.

      #If you need USB-C PD and plan to charge USB-C laptops such as Macbooks, Ipads, Nintendo Switch, and USB-C smartphones, go for RAVPOwer 26800 USB-C PD

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