Best Portable Chargers for iPads

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The iPads (2018/2020/2021) come with a battery capacity of around 9000 mAh. If you are like us and want to Netflix, watch countless cat videos and play games when on the move or while travelling, then you will need a portable charger for your iPad! 

Here are some of our preferred choices of best portable chargers for iPad.

Best Ultra-Light Future Proof Power Bank for iPads

ZMI PowerPack 10000 18-watt USB-C PD (Comes With USB-C + micro-USB input)

ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD supports fast-charging of all the latest iPhones/iPads and is our pick as the best compact portable charger for iPads. Its 10000 mAh capacity is enough for charging the iPads from from 20% to 100% once or you can top-up the iPads from 50% to 100% once, and charge your iPhone 13, 12, 11/XR/8/7 once. ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD supports both USB-C Power Delivery and QuickCharge 3.0 so the power bank will fast-charge all the latest iPhones (13/12/11 series, XR, XS, X, XS Max, 8, 8 Plus, 7 Plus) from zero to 50% in 30 mins and also fast-charge most of the latest Android phones (Samsung S10, S10+, S9, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3 etc.).

The ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD  portable charger supports the highest possible charging speed for iPads @ 2.4 amps. This means it will also charge all iPhones at twice the speed of Apple iPhone 5-watt charger.

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ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD will fast charge all latest iPhones such as iPhone 13/12/11/XR etc.

A unique feature of  ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD is that it can be charged in three ways – directly with the Apple Lightning cable, or with USB-C and micro-USB chargers that come with Android phones . So, you would not have to carry a separate cable everywhere just to charge the power bank. with a USB-C cable. ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD gets fully charged in 3.5 hours with a USB-C PD charger or an Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max charger. It gets charged in 6 hours with the iPads charger and in 12 hours with the standard 5-watt Apple iPhone charger.

Weighing 8.3 oz (235 grams), ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD has dimensions of 4.21 x 2.72 x 0.94 inches.

ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD Pros

  • Reasonably priced
  • Charges iPads from 20% to 100% once.
  • Charges iPads at its maximum possible charging speed of 2.4 amps.
  • 18 watt USB-C PD + Quickcharge 3.0 means it can fast-charge all latest iPhones and the latest Android phones
  • Fully charges large-screen iPhones (8+, 7+, XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, 13/12 series) more than two times
  • Charges small-screen iPhones (8/7/6s/5s) more than three times
  • Can be charged in three ways, most importantly with Apple lightning cable
  • Takes 3.5 hours to be fully charged with USB-C PD chargers

Cons

  • A bit thick at 1-inch thickness

Best Future Proof Portable Charger for iPads (Gen 3, 4, & 5) 

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD is our top pick as best future-ready power bank for iPads as it has adequate 20000 mAh battery capacity and supports fast-charging of all the latest iPhones/iPads.  The power bank will fast-charge the iPads at it fastest possible charging speed and has enough battery to charge the iPads fully once and still have enough battery left to charge iPhone XR/11/11 Pro/XS fully once.

It has same USB-C PD and Quickcharge 3.0. support as its 10000mah smaller brother and hence can charge all latest iPhones including 13, 12 & 11 series, and most Android phones.

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Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD has USB Power Delivery port that fast charges your iPhone 11/11 Pro/XR/XS/8/8+ to 50% in 30 mins

Just like, ZMI PowerPack 10000 PD, Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD can also be charged in three ways – with an Apple Lightning cable, or with USB-C cable or with a micro-USB cable. It can get fully charged in 3.5 hours with any USB-C Power Delivery wall charger or the iPhone 13, 12 series, 11 Pro/11 Pro Max Charger. Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD is hence an excellent all-in-one solution for iPhone/iPad users as you won’t have to carry a different charger or cables just to charge the power bank. Your iPhone, iPad, and the power bank can all be charged with one cable only – the Lightning cable.

PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD gets fully charged in 6 hours with a USB-C PD charger or an Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max charger. It gets charged in 12 hours with the iPads charger and in about 22 hours with the standard 5-watt Apple iPhone charger.

The power bank has a weight of 13.5 oz ( 380 grams) which is light for a portable charger with 20000 mAh capacity. Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD has dimensions of 6.98 x 2.71 x 0.97 inches. 

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD Pros

  • Can charge your iPads fully once + iPhone 13, 12/XR/11/11 Pro/8 fully one time
  • Can be charged with a Lightning cable
  • Charges all large-screen iPhones (8+, 7+, XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, 12/13 series) about five times
  • Charges small-screen iPhones (8/7/6s/5s/SE) about seven times
  • Supports both 18-watt USB Power Delivery and Quickcharge 3.0
  • Weighs 13.5 oz which good for 20000 mAh
  • Gets fully charged in 6 hours with PD chargers
  • Reasonably priced for such high capacity

Cons

  • None

Best Power Bank for iPads in Maximum Capacity allowed by TSA 

EasyAcc 26000 USB-C

EasyAcc 26000 comes in maximum battery capacity allowed by TSA (Transportation Security Administration) for in-flight carrying. This is one of the lightest premium 26800 mah power banks available in the market today and charges the iPads at its fastest possible 2.4 amp speed.

EasyAcc 26000 supports the fastest charging mode for iPads, iPad 2017 as well as older iPads. The power bank provides 2.4 amp charging, which means charging speed of zero to 50% in 30-35 minutes for iPhones 8/7/6s/SE and zero to 50% in about 50 minutes for iPhone 12, 11/XR/8+/7+/X/XS and most Android phones. The portable charger will fast-charge the large-screen iPhones (8+, 7+, XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, 13/12 series) about seven times and all the small-screen iPhones (8/7/6s/5s/SE) almost ten times. 

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EasyAcc 26000 charges iPhone 8 ten times and can be charged in 8 hours with a dual charger

The portable charger can charge 2 devices at high-speeds at the same time as it has 4.8 amp total combines output. For example, EasyAcc 26000  will fast-charge iPads at 2.4 amps and also charge an iPhone at 2.4 amp speed at the same time with the second port.

EasyAcc 26000 weighs 16 oz (450 grams) which is great for such high capacity and has the dimensions of 3.21 x 7.09 x 0.87 inches

EasyAcc 26000 gets fully charged in 15-16 hours with the iPads charger and in about 28 hours with the standard 5-watt Apple iPhone charger. You can also charge it in just 8 hours using a the provided dual cables with a 2.4 amp charger such as Anker Elite Dual charger.

EasyAcc 26000 Pros

  • Charges iPads fully more than two times
  • Charges iPads and iPhone 7/7+ and older at their fastest charging speed of 2.4 amps
  • Charges all iPhones at twice the speed of Apple 5-watt charger.
  • Very Reasonably priced for 26800 mAh battery capacity
  • Charges all large-screen iPhones almost seven times
  • Charges all small-screen iPhones almost ten times
  • Charges iPads, and iPhones at 2.4 amp speed
  • Highest battery capacity approved by Transportation Security Administration
  • Comes with a flashlight

Cons

  • Very long charging time of 15 hour minimum with the iPads charger or any 2.4 amp charger. However, you can use a dual port charger such as Anker Elite Dual charger with provided two cables to charge it in just 8 hours

Best Portable Charger for iPads and MacBooks + iPhones

ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD  

If you also own a Macbook, then you will require much higher output from your portable charger to charge the Macbook at speeds comparable to your Macbook charger. ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD  comes with 45-watt output that is perfect for charging Macbooks as well as fast-charging all the latest iPads and iPhones including iPhone 13/12 series. The ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD   portable charger will fast-charge a macbook Air about once or charge the iPads about two times. Or it can charge the iPads once and charge most iPhones fully once.

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ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD  charges Macbooks and USB-C laptops @45 watts

ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD  provides charging speed of zero to 50% in 30 mins for the latest iPhone 13, 12, 11/11 Pro/Max, XR, X, 8, 8+.  The portable charger can charge all the large-screen iPhones (13, 12 series, 11, 11 Pro/XR/XS/X/8+/7+) about five times and all the small-screen iPhones (8/7/6s/5s/SE) about seven times. 

The portable charger has two charging ports – a USB-C PD port and a regular USB port.

The RAVPower 20000 45-watt USB-C PD power bank is very reasonably priced for 20000mAh battery capacity with USB-C PD. The portable charger gets fully charged in 4 hours with a USB-C PD wall charger or a Macbook Air/Pro charger . It also has a micro-USB port for charging it with old Android chargers, if needed.

ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD  weighs about 15 oz (about 395 grams) which is a good weight for 20000mAh capacity and has the dimensions of 6.3 x 3 x 0.9 inches.

ZMI Powerpack 20000 45-watt PD   Pros

  • Charges iPads more than two times
  • Charges Macbooks at 45-watt and charges Macbook Air 2018 almost once
  • Fast charges latest iPhone 13, 12 series, 11 series, 2019/2018 iPads and Macbooks
  • Charges large-screen iPhones about five times
  • Will charge all the small-screen iPhones about seven times
  • USB-C to USB-C cable included
  • Gets fully charged in 4 hours with the Macbook charger or any 45-watt USB-C PD charger
  • Weighs 15 oz which is great for 20000 mAh
  • Charges old iPhones (7/7+ and older) twice as fast as Apple 5-watt charger via the USB port
  • Fast-charges most latest Android phones as well such as Samsung S21, 20, S10/S9/S8/Pixel 3 XL/3/2XL etc.

Cons

  • Cannot be charged directly with the Lightning cable

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