Price (RRP): $199
The ALOGIC 27000mAh power bank is a premium offering with the added benefit of Qi charging – a perfect travel companion.
The ALOGIC 27000mAh power bank has a massive capacity and accordingly is quite weighty (740g). But then it needs to be as it concurrently supports Qi wireless (10W), 2 x USB-A (15W) and 1 x USB-C PD (60W) outputs.
We think the ALOGIC 27000mAh power bank is perfect to power any USB-C PD 2.0/3.0 device to 60W like a 13” MacBook or Intel-based Ultrabook.
ALOGIC may not be a brand you know, but in the power bank, docks, cable and USB-C world they are an eminent and reliable supplier.
ALOGIC 27000mAh power bank – Qi, USB-A and USB-C PD 2.0 (P27QC10P60-BK)
Price: $199 from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Good Guys (on special at $179) and online
27000mAh – big!
Yes, you can fly with it as cabin baggage!
To put 27000mAh in perspective, it uses a bank of 3.7V 18650 Lithium-Ion batteries in parallel totalling 27,000mA (100W) battery. Of course, it outputs 5V USB so using OHMs law in theory that is 5V/20,000mA (100W) output.
Ports – Exceed
It can concurrently deliver USB-C PD with an 85% charge-to-delivery efficiency (that is good) of:
- 5/9/15/20V to a maximum of 3A (60W) over USB-C. This port also supports fast charge for smartphones and notebooks
- 5V/3A (15W) over 1x USB-A and 5V/2A over two. This is PD 1.0 and will deliver from .3A to 3A depending on what the attached device needs.
- Qi-certified charging 5V/2A (10W) and will deliver 5W/1A (5W) or 9V/1.1A (10W) depending on what the device needs
OK, what does that mean?
Well, you have a 20Ah ‘bucket’.
Considering a large smartphone may have 4-5000mAh battery you would get 4-5 full charges out of it.
Now I am typing this on a Lenovo Yoga with a 60Wh battery (20V/3A), so it will give a full charge for that. Many Ultrabook’s only need 45Wh so at least 1.5x charges.
Charging – Exceed
As it supports USB-C PD 2/3.0 (see our definitions here), you can use any PD compatible charger (not supplied). Its maximum charge rate is 15V/3A or 20V/1.5A (30W) so all you need is a 30W or more USB-C PD capable charger.
It needs 100W to fill from 0-100% less, of course, charging efficiency. Meaning a full charge should take 3-4 hours with the right charger. In our tests, it took a little over that.
Note – don’t try to use a charger 5V/3A or less as it will take 8-10 hours.