The Zendure SuperTank Pro 100W power bank is the mother of power banks – in fact, it is better to call it a mobile power station. And it matches a classy Rimowa aluminium travel case.
There are so many features to the Zendure SuperTank Pro 100W power bank that we need to list a few to start the review.
Zendure SuperTank Pro 100W power bank
26800mAh power bank in about 30% of the size of similar capacity power banks
4 USB-C ports
Passthrough charging (charge the Zendure and charge three devices from it at the same time)
Upgradeable firmware gives it some degree of future proof as PD standards evolve
OLED screen shows each port and current draw
Maximum 138W output over four ports
PD 3.0, QC 3.0 and PPS support
124 x 74.5 x 45.5mm x 580g
#1 USB-C in or out 5V/3A/15W, 9VB/3A/27W, 12V/3A/36W, 15V/3A/45W and 20V/3A (60W) or 20V/5A/100W
#2 USB as above plus PPS Quick Charge 5-11V/5A
#3 USB-C out only 5V/3A/15W, 9V/2A/18W, 12V/1.5/18W
#4 UCB-C as above
Being USB-C PD, it can charge lower 2-5W amperage devices like Apple Watch, most buds and older micro-USB devices.
And its fully protected!
Charging the SuperTank Pro
Zendure have a SuperPort S4 100W 4-port GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger that can charge the SuperTank in 1.75 hours. It comes with four power plugs – /US/AU/EU/UK.
Yes, you can use any other lower wattage USB-C PD charger, but it is going to take a long time to charge.
GaN means that it is ultra-compact at 77.6 x 60 x 29mm x 225g – 30% smaller than an Apple 96W charger.
It has four output ports too.
#1 USB-C provides 5V/3A/15W, 9VB/3A/27W, 12V/3A/36W, 15V/3A/45W and 20V/3A (60W) or 20V/5A/100W
#2 as above but shares the 100W
#3 USB-C 5V/3A/15W, 9V/2A/18W, 12V/1.5/18W
#4 USB-A 4.5/5/22.5W, 5V/4.5A/22.5W, 9V/2A/18W and 12V/1.5A/18W (QC 3.0, SCP and FCP)
The maximum shared output is 108W.
SuperPort S4 supports fast-charge protocols including PD 3.0, QC 3.0, PPS 5A (for Samsung S/Note20 fast charge), AFC (Samsung Galaxy 9 series fast charge) and SCP/FCP 22.5W (for HUAWEI P40 and Mate 30 fast charge).
Tests – EXCEED
It is extremely easy to test because the OLED panel has input/output readouts for all ports and shows remaining charge. We double-checked with a Power-Z monitor as well.
Samsung S20 Ultra 5G – it started at 45W for most of the charge dropping to 15W for the last 20%.
HP 2019 Spectre x360 i7 65W – it delivered 64.2W
Microsoft Surface Go – 15.3W
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ – 5W
UE Boom – 2W
It was able to charge all devices at the same time.
GadgetGuy’s take – Zendure SuperTank Pro 100W power bank is the ‘current’ king (bad pun)
If you wanted to make a better 100W 26800mAh powerbank and charger today, you would be hard-pressed to beat the Zendure. Add to that its 2-year ACL warranty and you know you are buying quality.
It’s a shame we can’t travel, or this would be standard kit for every long haul flyer. BTW it is permissible as cabin-baggage under FAA rules.
The OLED screen is terrific, firmware upgradeable is a great idea, but best of all it works like a treat. Only one minor caveat. If you do use 100W, make sure the cables are rated for it. The Superport Charger comes with one but 99% of your USB-C-USB-C cables lying around are going to max out at 25W! It also comes with a USB-C male to USB-A female adapter if you want to convert one port.
So, lets put this in perspective. Enough juice to recharge a big smartphone for a week’s use. Two full IPad Pro charges. Run your 96W MacBook for a day.