Jackery Bolt 6000 Portable Charger Review

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3.7 stars

Jackery Bolt 6000 – Quick Summary

Jackery Bolt 6000 is a light and compact portable charger with a battery backup of 6000mAh. It features an in-built Mfi certified Lightning cable with a maximum output of 2.4 amps for charging iPhones, iPads, and iPods. It also features an in-built micro-USB cable with an output of 2.1 amps, and a USB port which outputs a maximum of 2.4 amps. Bolt 6000 has a charging time of about 4 hours at 5V/2A and is charged via micro-USB port. It also features a LED flashlight for emergency use.

Jackery Bolt 6000 charges iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s stock iPhone charger. It provides a charging speed of zero to 50% in about 30 minutes for iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE etc. and a charging speed of zero to 50% in 45-50 minutes for iPhone XR/XS/X/8+/7+ etc.

It is compatible with all Android phones including Samsung S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, Note 9/8, LG V40, V50, G7, G8 and charges them at a speed of zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes.

In this price, weight, battery capacity range, we recommend RAVPower 6700 as it is a much lighter power bank than Bolt 6000 and also provides 10% more battery backup.

Jackery Bolt 6000 Review
Jackery Bolt 6000 features an in-built Mfi certified Lightning cable and a micro-USB cable

Jackery Bolt 6000 Pros

  • In-built Lightning cable.
  • In-built micro-USB cable.
  • Charges iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s iPhone charger.
  • Provides two full charges to iPhone 8/7/6s/6.
  • Provides about 1.5 charges to iPhone XR/XS/8 plus/7 plus etc.
  • Provides about 1.2 charges to Samsung S10/9/8 and nearly one complete charge to Samsung Note 9/8.
  • Fully charges in 4 hours.
  • Provides a charging speed of zero to 50% in about 30 minutes for iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE etc.
  • Can simultaneously charge 3 devices (one from Lightning cable, one from micro-USB cable, and one from USB port).
  • Features a LED flashlight which can be handy in emergencies.

Cons

  • No PD output.
  • Poor build quality.
  • Does not support QuickCharge.

Jackery Bolt 6000 – Charging Features

Jackery Bolt 6000 is a portable charger with a battery capacity of 6,000mAh. It is one of the rare power banks which feature an in-built Mfi certified Lightning cable and an in-built micro-USB cable. Besides the two in-built charging cables, the Bolt 6000 also has a USB-A output port for charging phones.

The in-built Lightning cable has a maximum power output of 12 watts (5V/2.4 Amp). It is capable of charging iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s stock iPhone charger (1 Amp) and is compatible with all iPhones including the latest XS, XR, X etc. Jackery Bolt 6000 provides a charging speed of zero to 50% in about 30 minutes for iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE etc. and a charging speed of zero to 50% in 45-50 minutes for iPhone XR/XS/X/8+/7+ etc. This power bank is primarily intended for use with iPhones, iPads and iPods.

The in-built micro-USB cable is capable of a maximum power output of nearly 10 watts (5V/2.1A). Jackery Bolt 6000 can be used to charge older Android phones that come with a micro-USB port and some wireless headsets as well.

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Jackery Bolt 6000 can be used to charge multiple devices simultaneously

The USB charging port in this power bank can output a maximum of 2.4 amps of current at 5 volts (12 watt power). Jackery Bolt 6000 can be used to charge Android phones, iPhones, iPads, wireless headsets, etc.

This power bank is compatible with all the Android phones including Samsung S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, Note 9/8, LG V40, V50, G7, G8 and charges them at a speed of zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes.

The Jackery Bolt 6000 does not support QuickCharge input/output.

The micro-USB port on the side of the power bank is used to charge the power bank. It takes about four hours to completely charge the power bank with a 5V/2A charging adapter and eight hours with Apple’s iPhone adapter or any other 1 amp adapter.

The Jackery Bolt 6000 can provide two full charges to iPhone 8/7/6s/6 and about 1.5 charges to iPhone XR/XS/8 plus/7 plus etc. It is also capable of providing about 1.2 charges to Samsung S10/9/8 and nearly one complete charge to Samsung Note 9/8.

Jackery Bolt 6000 – Design

Jackery Bolt 6000 is rectangular in shape with curved edges. The body is made up of premium finish aluminium alloy which resists bumps and fingerprints.

It has two in-built cables (an MFi-certified Lightning cable and a micro-USB cable) that can be folded into the power bank body when not in use. There is a USB-A port for charging phones and a micro-USB port at the side of the power bank. The power bank also features a built-in LED flash light adjacent to the ports and this can be very handy in emergencies. There are four blue battery status indicator lights on top of the power bank body.

The dimensions of the power bank are 3.79 x 3 x 0.85 inches (9.65 x 7.61 x 2.16 cm) and its weight is 5.9 oz (170 gm). The Jackery Bolt 6000 is available in two colors – black and orange.

Jackery Bolt 6000 vs Anker PowerCore II 6700

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Anker PowerCore II 6700 supports 2.4 amp charging, and has one micro-USB port for input and one PowerIQ USB port for output

Read Powercore II 6700 power bank review

The Anker PowerCore II 6700 is a close competitor to Bolt 6000 in terms of charging features. The Anker power bank provides 10% more battery backup at a lighter weight (4.6 oz) than Bolt 6000.

Anker PowerCore II 6700 features a USB-A port which is powered by PowerIQ) for charging phones and a micro-USB port for charging the power bank. Both provide same output of 2.4 amps from the USB port and have similar dimensions as well.

Jackery Bolt 6000 features an in-built Lightning cable for charging iPhones, iPads and iPods. It also features a in-built micro-USB cable which can be used to charge older Android phones and wireless headsets.

The Bolt 6000 can be used to simultaneously charge three devices, while Anker PowerCore II 6700 can charge only one device.

Thus, we recommend Jackery Bolt 6000 over Anker PowerCore II 6700.

Jackery Bolt 6000 vs RAVPower 6700

 

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RAVPower 6700 has a USB port for output and a micro-USB port for input

Read RAVpower 6700 power bank review 

RAVPower 6700 is also a challenger to Jackery Bolt 6000 in terms of compactness and battery backup. The RAVPower power bank has a battery capacity of 6700mAh and is smaller in size than Bolt 6000.

RAVPower 6700 weighs just 4 oz and its dimensions are 3.7 x 1.7 x 0.8 inches. Comparing the size and weight, it is clear that RAVPower 6700 is a much smaller, and lighter power bank than Bolt 6000.

RAVPower 6700 features a USB port for charging phones and a micro-USB port which is used to charge the power bank. Both power banks offer a maximum of 2.4 amps from the USB port. The charging time for this power bank is about 3 hours via a 5V/2.4A charging adapter which is less than Bolt 6000’s charging time (4 hours).

Considering portability and battery backup, we recommend RAVPower 6700 over Jackery Bolt 6000.

RAVPower 6700 features only one port for output, while Jackery Bolt 6000 features an in-built Lightning cable, an in-built micro-USB cable, and a USB port for charging other devices such as Android phones, iPads, Bluetooth headsets etc. Bolt 6000 can be used to simultaneously charge multiple devices (one from Lightning cable, one from micro-USB cable, and one from USB port).

If you have multiple devices to be charged simultaneously then, we recommend Jackery Bolt 6000 over RAVPower 6700.

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