EC Technology 22400mAh with the Nintendo Switch

EC Technology 22400 – A Budget, Large Capacity Power Bank

EC Technology 22400 with the Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

EC Technology 22400 with the Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

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The EC Technology 22400 is a large, low cost USB-A power bank. It works well charging your Switch while asleep. But its performance is limited during play. It is good for Switch owners who want high capacity at a low cost where time isn’t a concern.

EC Technology 22400
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Tech Specs:

  • Ports: USB-A x3, micro-USB x2
  • USB-A Output: 5V/2.4A (5.5A total for all ports)
  • micro-USB Input: 5V/2A (4A total for all ports)
  • Capacity: 22,400mAh | 82.88 Wh
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.25 x 0.8 inches | 173 x 83 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 15.8 oz | 447 grams

Switch Chargers Ratings:

Included In Box:

  • EC Technology 22400
  • micro-USB cable x2
EC Technology 22400mAh in a Nintendo Switch case

EC Technology 22400mAh in a Nintendo Switch case.

Pros
  • Charges Switch while you play under some conditions
  • Cheaper than similar capacity USB-C power banks
  • Recharge fast with two USB-A chargers
  • Will fit in most Switch carry cases, but takes up most of the accessory pocket
Cons
  • Slower charge than USB-C power banks
  • Heavier than the Switch itself
  • Doesn’t include a USB-C to USB-A cable ($7-10 value)
Compared With Similar Chargers
ChargerEC Technology 22400Anker PowerCore 20100Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition

Review
RAVPower Ace 26800
Cost$$$$$$$$$
Switch Speed RatingGood EnoughGood EnoughGreatGood
Switch Safety RatingNintendo SuggestedNintendo SuggestedNintendo LicensedSafe
FeaturesDual micro-USB input
USB-C CableNoneNoneIncludedNone
Also Good ForPhone, TabletPhone, TabletPhone, Tablet, 12-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet
Size
Weight
6.8 x 3.25 x 0.8 inches
15.8 oz
5.91 x 2.44 x 0.91 inches
12.5 oz
6.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
12.7 oz
6.50 x 2.60 x 0.79 inches
14.3 oz
Good For
  • Total of 13.5+ hours playtime
  • Road trips
  • Flights
  • iPhone and Android phones
  • iPad and tablets

Times based on 3 hours per full Switch charge, and assumes both Switch and power bank are at 100%.

First Impression

The EC Technology 22400 has the same form factor as other 20,000mAh power banks. It is a bit longer and wider, but thinner than Anker’s 20100 models. A side button lights up four LED lights, which are a bit dim against the black matte finish. The three USB-A ports limit power output for the Switch. But USB-A vs USB-C of the same capacity is cheaper. On the side are two micro-USB ports, allowing for dual input charging of the power bank.

Power meter readings

Summary

The EC Technology 22400 is a typical 20,000+mAh USB-A power bank. It works as well with the Switch as any other USB-A power bank. It’s selling point is its price. Especially if you catch it on sale.

Like most any other USB-A power source it’ll charge the Switch fine while asleep. From 0-80% it charged the Switch’s battery 10% every 18 minutes. After 80% charging slows down, typical of lithium ion batteries. When the Switch was idle charging took twice as long, but still charged. With a game running it most likely won’t keep up with the power usage of the Switch. Reducing screen brightness and disabling Wi-Fi helps. With its high capacity it’ll provide about 5 hours of extended playtime.

Unlike most USB-A power banks, this one has two micro-USB ports. They work together, allowing you to double the charge into the power bank. You’ll need to use a multi-port USB charger or two USB chargers to use both input ports. But doing so reduces the power bank’s charge time by half.

Its USB-A ports are upside down. That doesn’t impact function. But I did catch myself having to flip the USB-A end of my cable every time I went to plug it in.

The Amazon listing has incorrect pictures. They are of the 2nd gen model, with a single micro-USB port and built-in flashlight. There are two micro-USB ports and no flashlight. The actual power bank looks like the pictures for the “26800mAH Black” model.

IEC Technology has U.S. based support contacts (web, email, phone) and warranty service.

Bottom Line

The EC Technology 22400 is as good as any other USB-A power bank for the Switch. It is best for Switch owners who want high capacity at a low cost, at the expense of a slower charge.

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