Left: ROMOSS Sense 6+. Right: ROMOSS Sense 8+.

ROMOSS Sense 6+ and Sense 8+ Product Analysis

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ROMOSS Sense 6+ and Sense 8+ QC Type-C power banks.

ROMOSS Sense 6+ and Sense 8+ QC Type-C power banks.

A member of the Nintendo Switch Philippines Facebook group ask me to take a look at ROMOSS brand power banks for use with the Nintendo Switch. Many of their members prefer ROMOSS over Anker or AUKEY due to local prices. I agreed and did a product analysis of two ROMOSS power banks with USB-C PD.

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. A product analysis is not a comprehensive review. It is based on listed specs and information of the product. I have not handled the product or done my own testing.


ROMOSS Sense 6+ vs  Sense 8+

I took a look at ROMOSS’ two USB-C power banks: the Sense 6+ and Sense 8+. Both share the same type of ports, power output, and power input. The big difference between the two is capacity. The Sense 6+ is a 20,000mAh model, the Sense 8+ is a heftier 30,000mAh.

 ROMOSS Sense 6+ROMOSS Sense 8+
ModelPH80 ProPHP30 Pro
Tech SpecsPorts: USB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USB, Lightning
USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-A Output: 5V/2.1A + Quick Charge 3.0
USB-C Input: 5V/2A, 9V/2A
micro-USB Input: 5V/2A, 9V/2A
Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A
Capacity: 20,000mAh | 74Wh
Size: 6.6 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches | 167 x 80 x 23 mm
Weight: 16.4 oz | 466 grams
Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USB, Lightning
USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-A Output: 5V/2.1A + Quick Charge 3.0
USB-C Input: 5V/2A, 9V/2A
micro-USB Input: 5V/2A, 9V/2A
Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A
Capacity: 30,000mAh | 111Wh
Size: 6.6 x 3.2 x 1.3 inches | 167 x 80 x 33 mm
Weight: 23.7 oz | 671 grams
Switch Chargers RatingsSpeed Rating: Good+
Safety Rating: Safe
Capacity: Recharge a Switch ~3 times, good for 9+ hours of play
Speed Rating: Good+
Safety Rating: Safe
Capacity: Recharge a Switch ~4.5 times, good for 13+ hours of play
ProsCharges Switch while you play
Supports Quick Charge
Supports iPhone fast charging with Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable
Charge Switch and phone at same time
Fits in most Switch carrying cases, but takes up most of the accessory pocket
Within FAA limits for lithium batteries and flights
Charges Switch while you play
Supports Quick Charge
Supports iPhone fast charging with Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable
Charge Switch and phone at same time
ConsDoesn't charge Switch as fast as other USB-C PD power sources
Doesn’t included a USB-C cable ($8-10 value)
Doesn't charge Switch as fast as other USB-C PD power sources
Doesn’t included a USB-C cable ($8-10 value)
Too big for many Switch carrying cases
May be too big for some airlines, check before you fly
Good ForTotal of 12 hours playtime
Charging while you play
Commute
Road trips
Flights
iPhone and Android phones
iPad and tablets
Quick Charge enabled devices
Total of 16 hours playtime
Charging while you play
Commute
Road trips
Flights
iPhone and Android phones
iPad and tablets
Quick Charge enabled devices
Flying with Power Banks In the Philippines

The Philippines use the same rules for lithium batteries on flights as the United States.

  • Any device with a lithium battery (phone, laptop, Switch, power bank) must be in your carry on bag. Do not put them in checked luggage. Do not gate check a bag without first removing them.
  • You may carry any number of power banks up to 100Wh (27,027mAh) each. The Switch and ROMOSS Sense 6+ are within these limits.
  • An airline may allow you to carry up to two 160Wh (~42,000mAh) batteries. This would cover the ROMOSS Sense 8+. Check with the individual airline for their lithium battery restrictions.
  • If flying overseas contact your airline to check on the lithium battery limits. Rules are based on the country you are departing.
  • Airlines will use watt hours (Wh) when giving you lithium battery limits. The Sense 6+ is 74Wh. The Sense 8+ is 111Wh.

The Sense 6+ is fine for domestic flights and should be fine for most international flights. The Sense 8+ is going to depend on the airline. In the USA the four largest airlines would all allow it. Enforcement of these restrictions also varies by country.

Summary

The ROMOSS Sense 6+ and Sense 8+ have similar specs. Their differences being is total capacity, size, and weight. Both offer 18W USB-C PD output, which is enough to charge a Switch in handheld mode while you play. Unfortunately they include a 12V/1.5A power profile. That isn’t a problem in itself, but the Switch under draws from 12V. The Switch will uses the highest available voltage, except for 20V.

Nintendo Switch Power Draw – 18W USB-C PD Charges

  • 5V/3A, 9V/2A: up to 18W
  • 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A: up to 12W
  • 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, 15V/1.2A: up to 18W

Again, the 12W is still enough to charge the Switch while you play. But it won’t be as fast as the Switch’s official charger. There is less of a difference when charging a sleeping Switch, only ~1.5W.

A USB-C to USB-C cable is required to charge the Switch as fast as possible. A USB-C to USB-A cable can use used with these power banks. But you lose all fast charging advantages (7.5W draw) and might as well have bought a USB-A only model.

Both power banks have several options for their own recharge. A USB-C PD wall charger is the fastest option, provided it supports 18W or better. The Switch’s official charger is NOT a good option. It may not charge the power bank at all. If it does it’ll be much slower than most other options. A USB-A wall charger will work, even better if it supports Quick Charge. That would connect to the power bank’s micro-USB port. You can also use an iPhone/iPad charger with the Lightning port. An iPhone charger would be slow, but works better than nothing.

Bottom Line

Both the ROMOSS Sense 6+ and Sense 8+ are good options for charging a Nintendo Switch on the go. They may not be the fastest option, but will keep up with the most demanding of games. Both perform the same with the Switch. The Sense 6+ is the better buy for most players. The Sense 6+ will get you a few more hours of play, but be mindful of travel restrictions and the extra weight.