Anker PowerCore Lite Powerbank 10.000 & 20.000 mAh from $33.99
Anker produces a wide range of products, from headphones to LED beamers. But for most people they are certainly known for their Powerbanks. The two PowerCore Lite models are some of the latest mobile batteries and are equipped with Anker’s own PowerIQ technology.
|PowerCore Lite 10.000||PowerCore Lite 20.000|
|Capacity||10,000 mAh||20,000 mAh|
|Input||5 V / 2 A||5 V / 2 A|
|Output||5 V / 2.4 A||5 V / 4.8 A|
|Dimensions||144 x 72 x 14,5 mm||155 x 71 x 25 mm|
|Weight||211 g||387 g|
Processing, appearance, connections
Anker does not change the basic design of the PowerCore Lite series. No reason, the shape has proven itself. The 10,000 version corresponds approximately to the dimensions of a smartphone, the 20,000 is logically somewhat heavier and larger. However, both models are remarkably light: weighing only 211 grams, the small version in particular is one of the lightest with this capacity.
The material of the cladding is plastic, which is smooth on the underside and slightly hatched on the top. All in all, the batteries lie well in the hand.
The connections and keys are almost identical on both Powerbanks. Both have both a Micro-USB and a USB-C port for charging. So no matter which smartphone you have, you can also use the respective charging cable for the Powerbank – practical. Only iPhone users need an additional Lightning cable for their mobile phone.
Charging via PowerIQ 2.0
The Anker PowerCore Lite 10.000 has a USB port that supports the in-house PowerIQ technology. Firstly, it is a fast-charging technology that can charge corresponding devices with up to 18 W output power.
In addition, the maximum possible charge current of each device is also detected and adjusted accordingly. According to their own statement, this should work with a wide range of different devices. With up to three amps per USB port, the current of the 20,000 version is even higher.
When charging Bluetooth headphones or Smartwatches, the ” maintenance charging ” mode is recommended, which is activated and deactivated by holding down the power button.
Not the most important thing with a Powerbank, but still a few little extras are welcome. Both batteries come with a USB cable – unfortunately only with Micro-USB connection. Too bad, because the Powerbank also supports USB-C, the newer connection would have been nice.
There is also a small pocket for the power bank. These plain black fabric bags don’t protect against falls, but at least against scratches when you transport the Powerbank in the bag.
Anker PowerCore Lite
The name says it all, with the Lite version Anker delivers the lightest version of its own PowerCore series to date – at least as far as models with PowerIQ 2.0 are concerned. A nice addition is the choice between Micro-USB and USB-C, which gives you some freedom in cable selection. But these remain the only real advantages of the rechargeable batteries, which are fair in price, but not exceptionally cheap.
Altogether there are two reliable Powerbanks to choose from. The previous models have consistently scored well in the Amazon ratings, while the still comparatively new PowerCore Lite have a score of at least (4.5 of 5.0 stars) in 157 ratings so far.To the gadget