Best Portable Chargers for iPad Pro

ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C and AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 Universal

A portable charger (aka power bank) can mean the difference between stressing over your iPad Pro’s battery life. Or being able to use it all day long without worry. The best portable chargers for iPad Pro can all fast charge. While also offering enough capacity to keep you going, whether for a busy work day or long trip.

Looking to charge at home, work, or for travel? Check out Best Fast Chargers for iPad Pro.

ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C and AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 Universal for iPad Pro

ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C and AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 Universal for iPad Pro

Fast Charging iPad Pro

The iPad Pro (Lightning) supports both USB Power Delivery (USB PD) and Apple 2.4A. If yours came with a USB-A charger then that is using Apple 2.4A. If you have a USB-C charger then that is using USB PD. Apple 2.4A has a limit of 12W, but USB PD can go up to 29W with the iPad Pro (Lightning).

The iPad Pro (USB-C) also supports both USB Power Delivery (USB PD) and Apple 2.4A. Its USB-C charger offers 18W USB PD. But the iPad Pro (USB-C) is able to go up to 30W USB PD with a higher output charger.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery and other fast charging standards.

USB-C to Lightning Cable

The iPad Pro (Lightning) will need to use a USB-C to Lightning cable to connect with a USB-C PD charger.

Find a good selection of USB-C to Lightning cables here. All listed cables are MFi certified by Apple. Meaning they meet Apple’s standards and testing to work with iPhones and iPads. Pick your cable based on length, color, and price.

USB-C to USB-C Cable

The iPad Pro (USB-C) will need to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect with a USB-C PD charger. Such a cable was included with these model iPad Pros. But you may want to buy a new one to keep with your new charger.

Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. Stick with USB 2.0 cables. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.


Best Portable Chargers for iPad Pro

20,000mAh Power Banks

These portable chargers approach and meet the max power draw rate of the iPad Pro. While providing enough battery capacity to recharge even the largest iPad Pro more than once.

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch: 1.8 charges
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 1.6 charges
  • iPad Pro 11-inch: 1.75 charges
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1.4 charges
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD

A full service charger bundle that works well with the iPad Pro. The power bank itself offers 24W, near the 29-30W limit of an iPad Pro. Close enough you don't notice a difference in charge time. Its included wall charger is a full 30W, working even better with an iPad Pro. Both power bank and wall charger are USB-IF certified.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 24W USB-C PD, 10W USB-A
  • Capacity: 20,100mAh
  • Bundled with a 30W USB-C wall charger, also able to fast charge iPad Pro
  • USB-IF certified
  • Size: 6.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in | 12.7 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD

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RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000 60W

Offering up to 60W, it has more output than an iPad Pro can use. But it also offers a unique form factor and a lower price than some slower options.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 60W USB-C PD, 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Size: 6 x 2.6 x 1 in | 13.2 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

A more budget friendly alternative to the popular brands. The USB-C port tops out at 27W, just shy of the 29-30W an iPad Pro can handle. But the highest charge rates only occur when the battery is below 20%. You'll likely not notice a difference in charge time, but you will in price.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 27W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Unique dot matrix display to show remaining charge
  • Size: 5.9 x 2.8 x 1 inches | 13.4 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

ZMI PowerPack 20000

This power bank's 45W can support small laptops, as well as an iPad Pro. It offers a wide range of fast charging standard support and features. A good option if you have more than just an iPad Pro to worry about charging on the go.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 45W USB-C PD, 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Size: 6.3 × 3.2 × 0.8 in | 14.3 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the ZMI PowerPack 20000

26,800mAh Power Banks

These portable chargers meet the max power draw rate of the iPad Pro. While providing enough battery capacity to recharge all but the largest iPad Pro more than twice. They also meet all FAA regulations about lithium batteries on US flights.

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch: 2.4 charges
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 2.2 charges
  • iPad Pro 11-inch: 2.3 charges
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 1.8 charges
AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 Universal

This large power bank was designed for fast charging a laptop and phone together. Given its high output it can do the same for an iPad Pro and phone. Or even fast charge an iPad Pro, though not at best possible speed, while still supporting a full laptop.

  • Ports: USB-C x2, USB-A
  • Output: 60W USB-C PD, 18W USB-C PD, 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
    • Use USB-C In/Out port to max charge iPad Pro
    • Use USB-C Out port to fast charge iPad Pro while a larger device is on the USB-C In/Out port
    • 63W max total output
  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 in | 24.6 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 Universal

RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800

Provides 30W USB-C PD to maximize the charge time of an iPad Pro. With as much capacity as you can take onboard any US and most international flights. Either of the USB-A ports will also fast charge an iPhone using the older Apple 2.4A standard.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD, 12W USB-A
  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches | 16.3 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800


Comparison of All Recommended Portable Chargers for iPad Pro

 

Charger NoteOutputCapacitySizeWeightPrice
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD

Anker PowerPort Speed PD 30 wall charger
Review
(4.9)
Includes USB-C to USB-C cable and 30W USB-C PD wall charger

USB-IF certified
24W USB-C PD20,100mAh6.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in12.7 oz$65.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000 60WIncludes USB-C to USB-C cable60W USB-C PD20,000mAh6 x 2.6 x 1 in13.2 oz$44.99
ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-CReview
(4.6)
Includes USB-C to USB-C cable27W USB-C PD20,000mAh5.9 x 2.8 x 1 in13.4 oz$35.95
AUKEY PB-Y24 26800 UniversalReview
(4.6)
Includes USB-C to USB-C cable60W USB-C PD

18W USB-C PD
26,800mAh6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 in24.6 oz$79.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800Review
(4.6)
Includes USB-C to USB-C cable30W USB-C PD26,800mAh6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 in16.3 oz$59.99

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