Nowadays, a 10000mAh power bank is a type of portable charger highly recommended for daily use, as it allows a complete recharge in most smartphones and can be carried comfortably in a trouser pocket or bag thanks to its compact design and reduced dimensions and weight.
In addition, the unstoppable advance of technology has also reached this type of power bank and we find models adapted to the latest fast charging protocols and even with the new USB type C port.
In this buying guide, we will know the features to consider when buying a 10000mAh power bank, what is the recharge time, what types of devices recommended to charge, how many charges we will have and which Amazon models we currently recommend.
No time to read? No problem! In the list below you can see the power banks we like the most on Amazon according to the criteria outlined in this guide:
If you want to know more about this type of power banks to choose another model, keep reading! 😉
- 1 What devices are recommended for charging with a 10000mAh power bank?
- 2 How many times can a 10000mAh power bank charge a smartphone?
- 3 Features of a 10000mAh power bank
- 4 How long does it take to recharge a 10000mAh power bank?
What devices are recommended for charging with a 10000mAh power bank?
As you may already know, with a power bank you can recharge any electronic device that incorporates a USB charging port: cell phone, tablet, iPad, camera, smartwatch, smartband, speaker… and even a laptop or Macbook of the last generation thanks to Power Delivery technology.
However, taking into account that this model has a capacity of 10000mAh, it is advisable to use it in devices whose battery has a lower capacity to achieve one or more full recharges. For example, it could be used to recharge a smartphone, a smartwatch, a smartband, or a bluetooth headset.
For any other higher-capacity device, such as a tablet or iPad, you don’t get a full recharge, so it could be used for a partial charge in an emergency situation. However, if your idea is to recharge this type of device regularly, it would be convenient to use a 20000mAh or 26800mAh power bank.
Once we know the recommended devices to be used with a 10000mAh power bank, let’s see how many charges we would have approximately in a smartphone.
How many times can a 10000mAh power bank charge a smartphone?
First of all, you should know that, although a power bank indicates that it has 10000mAh capacity, the capacity available at the output port will always be less due to a voltage conversion process in which the efficiency of the power bank will also be affected according to the quality of its electronic components.
In order not to go into very technical explanations in this article, we can assume that a power bank has an overall efficiency around 70% which translates into that of 10000mAh only 7000mAh is transferred to the device.
The following tool can help you to know the approximate number of charges you would have in your smartphone using a 10000mAh power bank:
Features of a 10000mAh power bank
Next, we are going to analyze the main features of this type of power bank:
In general, the new 10000mAh power banks have dimensions similar to a smartphone and an increasingly thinner thickness, so we say that they are ideal to carry with you without taking up much space … it’s as if you were carrying another cell phone on you!
USB input port
Most power banks on the market already incorporate the USB Type-C port which, except for some specific models, behaves as an input port (recharging the power bank) and as an output port (charging devices). However, we still find models that maintain the classic micro-USB input port.
Another important aspect to note is the improvement in power bank recharging time thanks to the fact that the new models support Quick Charge 3.0 and/or Power Delivery fast charging protocols in the input port*.
*Obviously, to take advantage of the fast charging of the power bank you will need a charger compatible with these technologies.
USB output ports
The new 10000mAh power banks typically include up to 3 USB output ports (2x USB-A + 1x USB-C) capable of supplying up to a power of 15 watts (W) in standard charging (5V-3A) and between 18-20W if the ports support Quick Charge 3.0 and/or Power Delivery fast charging protocols.
Fast charging and USB-C port
As we have mentioned, the new fast charging technologies and the USB-C port have also reached power banks and, in the case of the new 10000mAh models, it is already a requirement to adapt to the charging needs of the mobile sector.
For this reason, if your smartphone supports Quick Charge (QC) and/or Power Delivery (PD) and has a USB Type-C charging port (probably yes) it would be advisable to buy a power bank with these technologies for faster charging.
How long does it take to recharge a 10000mAh power bank?
As we explained in our main guide, the charging time of a power bank depends on several factors:
- Power bank input port specifications.
- Charger and cable used.
- Type of recharge: standard or fast (QC and/or PD).
- Efficiency of the charging process.
In the following table you can check the time and efficiency of the charging process of some 10000mAh models tested by our team:
|Brand||Model||Recharge Type||USB Input Port||Charging Time (h)||Avg. Charging Voltage||Battery Energy (Wh)||Supplied Energy (Wh)||Recharging Efficiency (%)|