USB-C Power Bank – iPhone, Samsung, Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, 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
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$41.99
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$19.99
No products found.20W 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 ozNo products found.
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, waterproofPrice not available
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: ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-C is the best value, especially for non-iPhones which can use the included cable.

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
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$69.99
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$29.99
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
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$42.99

Recommendation: 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$75.00
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 ozPrice not available

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$59.44

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: Steam Deck, 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
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 chargerPrice 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 chargerPrice not available
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: Anker PowerCore III 19K 45W is a decent value for a few more hours of life. Only go after a more expensive 26,800mAh model if you’re sure you need the extra capacity. Also consider the 60W range for potentially better value.


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
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$179.99
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$199.99
ZMI PowerPack No. 20 Worldwide EditionReview
(4.8)
100W USB-C PD

45W USB-C PD

PPS

18W Quick Charge USB-A x2
25,000mAhUSB-C to USB-C cable7.4 × 3.2 × 1.1 in20.8 ozPrice not available

Recommendation: ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro is my pick for the 60W range. The ZMI PowerPack No. 20 Worldwide Edition 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 Magnetic Battery7.5W USB-C PD

7.5W MagSafe
5,000mAh4.1 x 2.6 x 0.5 in5 ozFor iPhone 12/13 only$69.99
Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K10W USB-C

5W Qi Wireless
5,000mAh3.7 x 2.5 x 0.6 in4.6 ozConnects with iPhone 12/13 magnetic backs$49.99
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
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.


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$89.99
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 ozPrice not available

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 2022-05-06.