USB-C Power Bank – iPhone, Samsung, Nintendo Switch, MacBook Pro

USB-C power banks

Find the best USB-C power bank for your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Android, Nintendo Switch, MacBook Pro, or other USB-C devices.

18-20W USB-C PD | 25W USB-C PD | 30W USB-C PD | 45W USB-C PD | 60+W USB-C PD

Wireless Charging | Power Stations

Which output (W) should I use for my phone?

How much capacity (mAh) do I need for my phone?

Which output (W) should I use for Nintendo Switch, tablets, and laptops?

How much capacity (mAh) do I need for Nintendo Switch, iPad, and laptops?

Start with the output level (W) for your largest device. Higher output chargers will safely support lower-demand devices.


18-20W USB-C Power Banks

Great for: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Android, and iPad Pro (Lightning)

Assume a power bank can only support one fast-charging device at a time unless otherwise noted.

There is only a 1-minute difference in charge time between an 18W and 20W charger for the iPhone 12. If buying for the first time 20W chargers are newer, 18W may be cheaper. If you already have an 18W then a 20W upgrade does almost nothing for you.

Smaller Capacity

Up to 10,000mAh will recharge most phones two or more times over, more than enough for a long day.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
AmazonBasics 10000 18W18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-A cable4.x 2 x 1.1 in7.4 oz$27.82
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD ReduxReview
(4.8)
18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable4.2 x 2 x 1 in6.7 oz$49.99
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.9 x 2.7 x 0.6 in7.5 oz$31.99
INIU 22.5W 1000020W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

15W USB-A

22.5W total output
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-A cable4.2 x 2.6 x 0.9 in6.9 oz$19.99
Novoo Explorer 10000Review
(4.6)
18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 in7.7 ozDustproof, waterproof$25.99
Omars SlimPack 18W PD18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAh5.7 x 2.7 x 0.5 in7.3 oz$17.99
No products found.20W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A x2
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.5 x 2.6 x 0.6 in6.8 ozIncludes 20W USB-C PD wall chargerNo products found.
ZMI PowerPack Ambi 10K Dual USB-CReview
(4.8)
18W USB-C PD x2 (20W shared)10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 in9.8 oz$29.99
ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-CReview
(4.4)
18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.5 x 2.8 x 0.6 in7.4 oz$19.99

Recommendation: No products found. is the best value if you also need another 20W USB-C PD wall charger. Otherwise ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-C is the best value for just a power bank.

Larger Capacity

Enough capacity to support several devices or to keep your phone going for a weekend or more. With more capacity comes more weight and a higher cost.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
AUKEY PB-Y39 18W 1500018W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
15,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable4.3 x 2.8 x 1 in11.9 oz$29.99
dec OD-B8 15000 USB-C20W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

12W USB-A
15,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable4.3 x 2.7 x 1 in13.6 oz$19.99
No products found.18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
15,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.9 x 2 x 1 in9.9 ozNo products found.
AmazonBasics 20000 18W18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
20,100mAhUSB-C to USB-A cable6 x 3 x 0.9 in13.4 oz$34.78
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD20W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge compatible USB-A
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.2 x 2.9 x 0.8 in12.1 oz$66.99
INIU 20W 2000020W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

15W USB-A

22.5W total output
20,000mAh5.3 x 2.8 x 1 in12.8 ozLED display$27.99
mophie powerstation XXL18W USB-C PD

10.5W USB-A x2
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-A cable3 x 6.2 x 1 in18.2 oz$59.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000 3-Port20W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A x2
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.5 x 2.6 x 1 in12 oz$29.99
ROMOSS 30000mAh Power Bank Sense 8+18W USB-C PD

10.5W USB-A x2
30,000mAh6.6 x 3.2 x 1.3 in23.7 oz$35.99

Recommendation: No products found. is the best value, as long as you’re okay with its non-traditional form factor. If you need all the capacity you can get the ROMOSS 30000mAh Power Bank Sense 8+ is very popular world wide.


25W USB-C PPS Power Banks

Great for: Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer phones

Assume a power bank can only support one fast-charging device at a time unless otherwise noted.

These chargers support 25W PPS, a lower heat and stress fast charging mode supporting by newer Samsung devices among others. They are considered optimal and help prolong battery life, but an 18-20W charger can get the same job done. Apple devices do not support PPS, so while these chargers would work with an iPhone there is no special benefit to using them.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
Samsung 25W USB-C Super Fast Portable Charger25W USB-C PD w/PPS

15W USB-A
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.5 x 4 x 0.8 in8.8 oz$39.99
Samsung 25W Wireless Super Fast Portable Charger25W USB-C PD w/PPS

15W USB-A

7.5W Qi Wireless
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.3 x 4 x 0.9 in10.5 oz$49.01

30W USB-C Power Banks

Great for: Nintendo Switch (handheld), iPad Pro (USB-C), Samsung Galaxy Note, MacBook Air

Assume a power bank can only support one fast-charging device at a time unless otherwise noted.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch EditionReview
(4.9)
22.5W USB-C PD

7.5W USB-A
13,400mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable3.8 x 3.1 x 0.9 in9.2 oz$57.78
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PDReview
(4.8)
30W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7 x 3.1 x 0.9 in20.5 oz$139.99

Recommendation: Slim pickings at this output level. Include 45W power banks in your search as you can find better value there.


45W USB-C Power Banks

Great for: Samsung Galaxy Note Plus

Good for: MacBook Pro 13-inch, most 13 and 14-inch PC laptops

Assume a power bank can only support one fast-charging device at a time unless otherwise noted.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
J-Go Tech XCOREsion 15-45Review
(4.8)
45W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

12W USB-A
15,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.8 x 2.8 x 0.8 in12.4 ozPrice not available
Anker PowerCore III 19K 45W45W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2

60W total output
19,200mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.7 x 3.1 x 0.9 in15 ozIncludes 65W USB-C PD wall charger$79.99
ZMI PowerPack 20000Review
(4.6)
45W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

12W USB-A
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.3 × 3.2 × 0.8 in14.3 ozUSB hub function$59.99
AmazonBasics 26800 45W45W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.9 x 3.3 x 0.9 in17.3 ozPrice not available
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45W45W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.1 x 3.1 x 0.9 in25.6 ozIncludes 60W USB-C PD wall charger$129.99
J-Go Tech The TankerReview
(4.9)
45W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.3 x 3.1 x 0.9 in16.8 oz$109.99

Recommendation: ZMI PowerPack 20000 is the best value and has taken care of my laptop charging needs every time. Only go after a more expensive 26,800mAh model if you’re sure you need the extra capacity.


60+W USB-C Power Banks

Great for: MacBook Pro 13-inch, most 13 and 14-inch PC laptops (60W)

Great for: MacBook Pro 15 and 16-inch, most large PC laptops (87-100W)

Assume a power bank can only support one fast-charging device at a time unless otherwise noted.

A USB-C to USB-C cable which supports 100W (5A) power is required to get the full 65-100W on supporting chargers. Otherwise, they act like a 60W charger.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
No products found.60W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6 x 2.6 x 1 in13.2 ozNo products found.
ZMI PowerPack 20K ProReview
(4.8)
65W USB-C PD w/PPS (45W w/USB-A)

18W Quick Charge USB-A x2 (30W shared)
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 in15.5 oz$85.95
Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 60W60W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge compatible USB-A x2
25,600mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.2 x 3.2 x 0.9 in20.8 ozIncludes 65W USB-C PD wall charger$159.99
Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 87W87W USB-C PD x2 (shared)

18W Quick Charge compatible USB-A x2
25,600mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.2 x 3.2 x 1 in21.1 oz$159.99
ZMI PowerPack No 20Review
(4.8)
100W USB-C PD w/PPS

45W USB-C PD w/PPS

18W Quick Charge USB-A (can act as a 100W USB-C PD with included Xiaomi cable)

210W total output
25,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable

Xiaomi proprietary USB-A to USB-C cable
7.4 × 3.2 × 1.1 in20.8 ozPrice not available

Recommendation: ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro is my pick for the 60W range. It isn’t the cheapest option, but it has a higher quality build than cheaper options. The ZMI PowerPack No 20 is your best option if you need maximum power output, or to fast charge 2-3 devices at once.


Qi Wireless Charging

Great for: Wirelessly charging newer iPhones and Androids with MagSafe and/or Qi wireless support

Qi wireless power banks are often larger and heavier, making room for the needed charging coil. Wireless charging is always slower than wired charging using a fast-charging connection. The upshot is the convenience of not having to deal with cables.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable5.9 x 2.7 x 0.8 in8.5 oz$49.99
AUKEY PB-WL02 Basix Pro WirelessReview

(4.6)
18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
10,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.1 x 3 x 0.6 in8 ozPrice not available
No products found.18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-A cable6.3 x 2.6 x 0.8 in12.5 ozNo products found.
ZMI LevPower M10 USB-CReview
(4.9)
18W USB-C PD

10.5W USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
10,000mAh5.9 x 2.8 x 0.7 in10.7 oz$29.99

Recommendation: ZMI LevPower M10 USB-C is the best value. Though the built-in phone stand function of the No products found. is nice if you watch a lot of video.


USB-C Power Stations

Great for: Laptops and similarly sized devices which use a wall charger, camping/outdoor power source, backup power

Power stations are large power banks offering both more capacity and an AC outlet, with a similar function to a wall electrical outlet. Note they are more limited than a wall outlet, so be sure your device doesn’t draw more watts than a power station can offer. The units below also include USB-C PD as output options.

Charger OutputsCapacityCableSizeWeightNotesPrice
Anker Powerhouse 10045W USB-C PD

15W USB-A x2 (shared)

100W AC Outlet
27,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.9 x 4.7 x 1.1 in30.4 oz$199.99

Novoo 85W AC Portable Power Station
Review
(4.6)
15W USB-C

18W Quick Charge USB-A

85W AC Outlet
22,500mAh5.9 x 3.2 x 3.2 in26.8 ozIncludes power adapter for recharging$99.99
RAVPower 3-in-1 Power House30W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

80W AC Outlet

100W total output
20,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6 x 2.7 x 2.7 in34 ozPrice not available
RAVPower AC Power Bank60W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A
12W USB-A

100W AC Outlet

150W total output
30,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable6.7 x 5.4 x 1.4 in45 oz$199.99

RAVPower 252.7Wh Power House
60W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge compatible USB-A

12W USB-A x2

250W AC Outlet x2

300W total output
70,200mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.4 x 5.1 x 5.1 in89 ozIncludes power adapter for recharging$249.99

Recommendation: Go with the model that meets your specific power needs. AC output is critical, it must be equal to or less than the demands of the devices you plan to use it with. After that comes capacity, especially if being used as backup power.


Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2021-10-18.