Omars Mini Pro 10000 - Compact form with three USB ports, but limited output
The Omars Mini Pro 10000 is a compact power bank offering USB-C and two USB-A ports. But offers limited fast charging. And its 15W output limit can’t cover all three USB ports at once well.
User Review( votes)
- Charges most model phones at their normal rate
- Fast charges iPhones
- Charges Switch while you play
- Can be recharged by Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
- Fits in most Switch carrying cases
- Supports pass through charging
- Charge 2-3 devices at once (15W max total)
- Within FAA limits for lithium batteries and flights
- Won’t fast charge Android phones
- Doesn’t include a USB-C to USB-C cable
Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Omars provided the product in this review.
- Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USB
- USB-C Output:
- 15W USB-C (5V/3A)
- Apple 2.4A
- USB-A Output:
- 12W USB (5V/2.4A)
- Apple 2.4A
- Input: 15W USB-C PD (5V/3A), 10W micro-USB (5V/2A)
- Capacity: 10,000mAh | 37Wh
- Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches | 90 x 62 x 22 mm
- Weight: 6.7 oz | 190 grams
Included In Box:
- Omars Mini Pro 10000
- micro-USB cable, 8 inches
- Nintendo Switch (handheld)
Estimated Number of Charges:
- iPhone 6/7/8: 4 charges
- iPhone Plus/X/XR: 2 charges
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S9: 2 charges
- iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S10: 2 charges
- Nintendo Switch (2017): 4.5 hours of play
- Nintendo Switch (2019): 7 hours of play
- Nintendo Switch Lite: 7.5 hours of play
The Omars Mini Pro 10000 reminds me of the classic 10,000mAh USB-A power banks before USB-C hit the market. Though it offers twice as many USB ports. A simple design, with all the USB ports on the same side. The USB-A ports are just far enough apart to work with two cables. But the USB-C and micro-USB ports are too close to use together. Cutting out some pass through charging options.
Compared To Similar Power Banks
|Charger||Omars Mini Pro 10000||Anker PowerCore 10000|
|RAVPower 10000 USB-C|
|AUKEY PB-Y12 10000 USB-C|
|Price||$21.99||$25.99||$26.99||Price not available|
|Ports||USB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USB||USB-A, micro-USB||USB-C, USB-A, micro-USB||USB-C, USB-A, micro-USB|
|Output||15W USB-C||12W USB-A||15W USB-C||15W USB-C|
|Features||Pass Through Charging||Pass Through Charging|
|Pass Through Charging
|Cable||No USB-C cable||No USB-C cable||No USB-C cable||No USB-C cable|
|Dimensions||3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in|
|3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in|
|5.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 in|
|4 x 2.4 x 0.8 in
Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2020-01-26.
Check with your device’s manufacturer to verify which charging standards it supports.
USB Power Delivery & Quick Charge 4+ Phones
- Apple iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11
- Essential Phone
- Google Pixel
- LG ThinQ/V30
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9
- Xiaomi Mi 8/9
- ZTE Axon Pro 9/10
As USB PD isn’t supported there’s no fast charging for USB PD supporting Android phones.
iPhones do get fast charging with the older Apple 2.4A standard being supported. It’ll work with either a regular Lightning cable. Or a USB-C to Lightning cable. Even the latest iPhone still supports the old standard. But it will charge about 15 minutes slower than USB PD would.
Quick Charge 3.0 Phones
- Samsung Galaxy
- Xiaomi Mi 5/6
Using a Moto G6 for testing we get normal charging rates. As no Quick Charge or compatible fast charging standard is supported that’s as fast as it goes. Still, 10W is a decent charge rate.
Even without USB PD it still works well for all model Nintendo Switch in handheld/tabletop mode.
- Nintendo Switch (original) – Charges while you play under all conditions.
- Nintendo Switch (2019 update) – Charges while you play under all conditions.
- Nintendo Switch Lite – Charges while you play under all conditions.
With all three models you’ll get up to a 10W charger. The Switch doesn’t use more than 8.9W, and usually less. So the battery will charge. But more slowly than with USB PD.
It will not support the Switch’s dock, as it doesn’t offer the required output.
Multiple Device Limit
Omars lists it as supporting up to three devices at once. And I was able to charge three devices. But be aware it has a max output limit of 15W across all USB ports. How it divides that up depends on what devices are connected and their requested power draw.
At 15W split you can charge two sleeping phones at a respectable rate. Going up to three drops the average charge to 5W. That’s what an iPhone gets from its included charger. But is half (or less) what most Android owners are use to.
You could also keep up with the demands of a Nintendo Switch in most cases with one phone connected. But I wouldn’t recommend it for running two Switches at once.
Pass Through Charging
Pass through charging allows a portable charger to both charge itself and a connected device. The power received from the wall charger splits. Some to the portable charger’s own batteries. And some to the connected device. How it handles the split varies. And there are more inefficiencies than normal.
This portable charger supports pass through charging under these connections:
- Input: USB-C, Output: USB-A
- Input: micro-USB, Output: USB-A
Under either setup output is severally limited. I couldn’t get more than 6W. That will charge a phone overnight. But don’t count on it for a quick hit of battery life.
You cannot do micro-USB input with USB-C output, as the two ports are too close to plug in cables at the same time.
Pass through charging is useful when you only have one USB wall charger. But it is not recommended to use this feature on a regular basis. It puts more heat and stress on the portable charger. Which will affect its lifespan. It can also provide an inefficient charge to your device. Again, not great for its own battery’s lifespan.
If you like to have the option when traveling, fine. But don’t set this up next to your bed at home every night.
The Omars Mini Pro 10000 can keep your smaller devices topped off while traveling or on a day trip. And it’ll work with several devices at once, so long as you understand its limits. Its compact form makes it easy to toss in a bag or jacket pocket. But it only hase basic USB-C power output. With its fast charging being limited to Apple 2.4A for iPhones and iPads.
For phones it will fast charge any model iPhone. Only charging about 15 minutes slower than a USB PD charger. But Android phones are out of luck for fast charging. The USB-C port can offer up to 10W, where most fast charging standards get up to 18W.
For the Nintendo Switch it charges in handheld mode while you play. It’ll be a slow charge with demanding games, but enough to keep up.
An advantage of no fast charging is the power bank’s capacity goes further. When you use USB PD or Quick Charge the voltage is increased to accommodate the higher output. A lithium battery’s nominal voltage is ~3.7V. Compared to 5V for regular USB and 9-12V for fast charging a phone or Switch. The higher the output voltage, the more energy is lost as it is up converted to the higher voltage. The difference isn’t big. But it is enough to add an extra 30-60 minutes of play time for newer models.
Omars is a subsidiary brand under Wellmade Brands. Who also makes Novoo power banks. They have U.S. based support (web, email) and a 12 month warranty on both Omars and Novoo branded products.
The Omars Mini Pro 10000 took a classic USB power bank design added USB-C. It’ll fast charge iPhones and iPads. It doesn’t support newer fast charging standards for Android. But by sticking to 5V output it can keep your device running a bit longer than a fast charger with the same capacity.
Buy if you:
- Have an iPhone, old or new
- Care more about power efficiency than charge speed
- Want more than two USB output ports
Don’t buy if you:
- Want modern fast charging tech support
- Need to fast charge an Android phone
You’ll want a USB-C wall charger to quickly recharge this USB-C power bank. I recommend the Anker PowerPort C 1. It only supports 15W USB-C, but that’s the limit of the power bank’s input. Most any other USB-C charger you have will also work.
Be sure to check the Deals page to see if this or a similar charger is on sale.
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