Today we will be reviewing the Top Anker Power Bank, the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD. Anker is known for manufacturing one of the best mobile accessories that include chargers, cables, headphones, earphones, etc and Anker power banks are also no secret. When it comes to Power Banks, Anker is known for manufacturing one of the best.
The Anker PowerCore 26800 PD is quite similar to that of The Anker PowerCore 26800. The main difference between both power banks is that this one comes with the Power Delivery. Another difference might be the no of ports. The prior one, I am talking about The Anker PowerCore 26800 PD, contains 3 USB charging ports. That power bank allows you to charge three devices at the same time. While we will discuss the functionality and components of this power bank below.
Anker PowerCore 26800 PD Specifications
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger Specifications:
|Both USB-A Charging Ports||5V/3.0A|
|Input||30W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger|
|LED Power Indicator:||YES|
|Size||6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches|
As you all know that the charging technologies have transformed our lives with the new breathtaking components. The charging technologies also glorify the importance of having a fully charged gadget with you. With the passage of time, numerous power bank manufacturers have set a new standard for the development of the best power banks. Similarly, Anker has brought up the quality standard for delivering the best Anker power banks.
Here in this detailed review, we will be looking at different aspects of the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD.
Before, going into further details, let me clarify the increasing importance of portable power banks. The portable power banks constitute various onboard rechargeable batteries. Moreover, it is always suggested to use a reliable charger for charging power banks. Whenever you need to charge your smartphone or tablet, you can just take these portable monitors off and connect it with your smartphones.
In the modern era, charging technologies have been improving very fast. Every new version contains the superior components as compared to the prior one. With this fast advancement, more charging technologies are coming with Power Delivery features.
It is just to provide more charging power with an increase in charging speed. Let us get started with The Anker PowerCore 26800 with Power delivery.
USB-C Power Delivery Offers a Lot More Flexibility
Nowadays, the power delivery is mostly used with devices that are compatible with USB-C ports. The modern devices such as MacBooks and Chromebooks constitutes USB-C ports. Still, there are a number of devices that come up with a power delivery feature. The power delivery allows you to charge your device quickly at their max charging speed. The latest iPhone X and the Google Pixel constitute Power delivery for fast charging.
The USB-C charger with Power Delivery charging becomes really common nowadays. But the main thing is that a particular device should be portable with high power capacity. Here we are going to discuss a similar product that delivers fast charging experience with portability.
The Anker PowerCore 26800 PD is from a well-known company, that delivers quality products.
The Anker PowerCore 26800 PD belongs to the family of heavy-duty Power banks from Anker. As it is capable of delivering a high power capacity of 26,800mAh. This one is one of the best portable Anker chargers that you have ever seen. This power bank with an amazing power capacity can last for a couple of days just like its brother power bank Anker PowerCore 26800.
As a whole, you will be entertained with a power capacity of almost 20,000 mAh, that you can actually use. Even though you cannot get use 6000mAh power as an initial capacity but still it’s amazing to get that much power capacity.
Enormous Power for Charging Phones and Tablets:
So you might be thinking that why I am saying it as an amazing power capacity? The reason is that this power bank allows you to charge your smartphones for about 8 times or even more but in rare cases. Moreover, the charging ratio remains the same even if you charge some large-capacity battery devices including the Samsung Galaxy Phones.
As well as, you can also charge multiple tablets through this power bank. But, there will be a reduction in the charging ratio because of high charging capacities. The charging ratios might get half but that’s ok.
The charging ratio will reduce to 2 if you charge some more heavy capacity battery devices like that used in iPad Pro 12.9 inches. Since the iPad Pro has a capacity of 10,000mAH power, so the charging ratio will definitely reduce.
With all those statements explained above, we suggest you charge smartphones and tablets. Similarly, all the power bank manufacturers including Anker expects that their valuable customers will charge some other large devices such as laptops.
This all can be achieved with Anker PowerCore 26800 PD because the power bank has been utilizing the Power Delivery with enormous power capacity.
Capacity for Laptops:
The most amazing part of this power bank is that you can charge the Chromebooks as well as MacBooks. Because both of these devices use USB-C ports to get recharged. Thanks to its prominent Power Delivery capabilities which help you in charging both MacBooks and Chromebooks. As a result, you will be using the entire power capacity of this Anker Power bank for charging both of the above-mentioned laptops. Moreover, you can charge them for almost 2.5 times.
But, the questions arises that with such a high power capacity you can charge laptops for more than 3 or 4 times why only 2.5 times? The answer is that the conversion rate while charging with Power Delivery just increase so much and which results in large power loss. Therefore, you will be having less power capacity that you can use.
Additionally, the important thing is that this power bank allows you to charge the Nintendo Switch gaming console with it. While the charge to device ratio approaches to 4 times, greater than those for laptops.
Anker suggests you to three ways to charge your smartphone, tablets and other devices with an Amazing Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank. Let us find all three ways of charging.
As the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank contains two USB-A ports for charging. Each of these charging ports has the ability to charge devices at the speed of 5V/3.0A. And it seems really interesting and awesome because the 3A charging speed is enough to charge a particular device at its maximum power.
Fast Charging via Power Delivery:
Just like numerous other Anker power banks, the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank does not contain a Quick Charge feature. Yes, it is not a good sign for those, who love to charge their devices within one hour or so. So, the devices containing Quick Charge Capacity will not be able to get charged with this power bank at their max charging speed.
The most significant feature of this power bank is that it utilizes the USB-C port for charging purposes. And, I think the main reason behind the addition of this port is that the Power Delivery requires USB-C port to deliver an output of almost 30W power. So, in order to charge your devices, you will have to use the USB-C to USB-C charging cable for charging devices that supports USB-C cables and ports.
Else, you can also utilize the USB-C to lightning cable in order to charge various smartphones such as iPhone X and the iPhone 8. These devices can be charged at their max charging speed. Additionally, both of these devices are compatible with Power Delivery.
Since this device is offering the 30W of power, so you will have an option to charge some larger devices that supports USB-C ports. Moreover, this charger will be one of the best Anker power banks if you get the USB-C wall charger constituting the same power capacity.
With Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank, the input charging is satisfactory. And, this is all because of the high-speed Power delivery feature. Thanks to the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank that comes with a 30W power delivery USB-C wall charger, you can charge most of the devices that support USB-C ports. Therefore, you will be requiring a USB0-C to USB-C charging cable to charge this power bank at 30W. With all that max power delivery charging speed you can be able to charge this Anker power bank within 4 and a half hours. Of course, it is a lot better than ordinary power banks that use to take more than 12 hours to get fully recharged. So, it seems to be a portable power bank from all aspects.
Size and Weight:
Since this power bank contains a very high power capacity, therefore you can expect that this powerful Anker power bank contains a large and bulky size. As well as, it will be a bit heavier than ordinary power banks at the same price.
Like numerous other power bank manufacturers, Anker has done a great job. The company has perfectly designed this power bank. The perfect crafting capabilities of the company allows it to reduce the size of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank. With the introduction of a small size, the company manages to deliver a high power capacity in the meantime. If we take a look at the dimensions of Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank, the power bank attains a length of 6.5 inches along with the width and thickness of 3.1 inches and 0.9 inches respectively. Additionally, the weight of the power bank is 1.3 pounds, a bit lighter than its other family members.
But, still, it is too big and heavy. Although, the power capacity along with charging abilities is fine for you. With such amazing features, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank is a perfect fit for you despite having greater dimensions.
The company has managed to organize the functional components of this power bank flawlessly. Since, all components are located in the same general area, where you can access them easily. Like all other conventional power banks, this power bank contains a power button along with ten White LED lights on the upper surface of this PowerCore+. The LED lights are used as power capacity indicators. Whereas on the shorter side of the power bank, there are two USB-A charging ports for output purposes and the USB-C port for input purposes. Overall, the components are managed precisely.
This portable charger is quite different from various other portable power banks. The difference is that this power bank contains ten LED power capacity indicators whereas others include 4 power capacity indicators. And, in my opinion, this power bank will give you an accurate percentage of power capacity. It is to be noted that each LED indicator represents ten percent of the total power capacity. So, a total of 10 LED indicators will indicate 100 percent of power capacity.
Structure and Material:
The build quality of the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank is marvelous. Like other power banks from Anker, this power bank is made up of Aluminum Alloy. It is just to increase the quality of this power bank.
The entire build quality of this power bank is marvelous. Although, this PowerCore+ does not belong to the family of a rugged one. It is specially built for daily use, therefore, it is not much secure as like the rugged one. You should protect this power bank from hitting the floor, else the potential damage to this PowerCore+ awaits you.
On a lighter note, the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank does not heat up and the charger remains cool as compared to Anker PowerCore 20100. It does not mean that this power bank remains cool every time the charging process continues. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank gets a little warm at times. And, it is all due to a lot of power output when you use Power delivery.
As you know that the charging technologies from Anker are reliable so far. Therefore, the reliability of Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank differs from person to person. In other words, the reliability of this power bank depends upon the type of use. Moreover, it depends upon the use of the Power Delivery as well.
Well, if you have been looking for a power bank that contains enormous power capacity and contains some powerful charging features then we recommend you to buy Anker PowerCore 26800 PD. Because the other variants without Power Delivery contain the Quick Charge feature. Moreover, the normal Anker PowerCore 26800 power bank contains powerful standard charging ports. So, you have a lot of power options before you with this series.
But, if you love to buy a PowerCore that comes with additional Power Delivery options then you should go for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank.
The supplementary and the most interesting feature of this Power Bank is that it comes with a Power Delivery of 30W. And that Power Delivery supports USB-C wall charger. You can use this wall charger for recharging the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank. But like every other portable power bank, the limitation exists here as well. You can only use this power delivery with the devices that support USB-C port or cables if you want to charge them at max charging speed.
As suggested with the name of this power bank, the power bank constitutes the power capacity of 26,800mAh. And, I think it is enough charging power capacity to charge numerous devices for multiple times at their max charging speed. The charging power of Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank is satisfactory. Since the power bank constitutes two USB-A ports and one USB-C port. The two USB-A ports have the ability to charge devices at the speed of 3A. Whereas the USB-C port is being used to recharge the Power Delivery having 30W of power.
This power bank seems bulky. It is also categorized in the list of large and heavy power banks in the market. Let us be honest, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD power bank seems compact and we should appreciate Anker for precise and perfect crafting work.
As cited above, the build quality of the Anker PowerCore 26800 PD power bank is tremendous. The PowerCore+ is made up of some fine quality aluminum. In my opinion, it is quite natural that this power bank gets warm if we put it into charging. And this is all due to power loss during the charging conversion rate. So, overall, the power core does not belong to the family of Anker rugged power banks because it does not resist potential damages if fallen on a hard floor.
As discussed above, the power bank is very reliable. But, I have already mentioned that its reliability depends upon the type of use. With the use of Power Delivery, this power bank is reliable. But, if you do not want to have a Power Delivery, then you should go for another alternative at the same price.