Omars Mini Pro 10000 Review

Omars Mini Pro 10000

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Omars Mini Pro 10000

Omars Mini Pro 10000

Omars Mini Pro 10000 - Compact form with three USB ports, but limited output

Summary

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.

Overall
4.6
  • Performance
    (4)
  • Design
    (5)
  • Safety
    (4.5)
  • Recharge Time
    (5)
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Pros

  • 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

Cons

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Omars provided the product in this review.

Model: OMPBW1810BKWTB
Omars Mini Pro 10000 specs

Omars Mini Pro 10000 specs

Tech Specs:
  • 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
Omars Mini Pro 10000 box and contents

Omars Mini Pro 10000 box and contents

Included In Box:
  • Omars Mini Pro 10000
  • micro-USB cable, 8 inches
Good For:
  • Commute
  • Travel
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • Nintendo Switch (handheld)
  • iPad
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

First Impression

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

ChargerOmars Mini Pro 10000Anker PowerCore 10000

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RAVPower 10000 USB-C

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AUKEY PB-Y12 10000 USB-C
PortsUSB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USBUSB-A, micro-USBUSB-C, USB-A, micro-USBUSB-C, USB-A, micro-USB
Output15W USB-C12W USB-A15W USB-C15W USB-C
Capacity10,000mAh10,000mAh10,000mAh10,000mAh
FeaturesPass Through ChargingPass Through Charging

Dual input
Pass Through Charging

Dual input
CableNo USB-C cableNo USB-C cableNo USB-C cableNo USB-C cable
Dimensions3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in
6.7 oz
3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 in
6.3 oz
5.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 in
6.9 oz
4 x 2.4 x 0.8 in
7.7 oz
Price$19.99$17.99$23.99Price not available

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2020-05-20.

 

You can see more USB-C power banks here.

Device Testing

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
  • Razer
  • 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

  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Sony
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
  • ZTE

 

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.

Nintendo Switch

 

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.

Learn more about charging the Switch.

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.

Summary

Omars Mini Pro 10000 ports

Omars Mini Pro 10000 ports

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.

About Omars

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.

Bottom Line

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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