Well, USB Type-C is no more a luxury for smartphones these days. Almost every other upper mid-range phone is adopting the modern USB port for charging, followed by laptops, headphones, and even some gaming consoles. Now, given that the USB Type-C is futureproofed, and if not all, a lot of devices and gadgets have started getting it on board, buying a good power bank with USB C can be a good investment for the coming time.
However, most of the power banks available in the market ship with typical USB-A ports for output and a micro-USB port to charge the power bank itself. As a result, you need to carry an extra cable, specifically to keep the power bank alive. And while some of them do get a Type-C port, it’s merely there for input, making it difficult for users who want to charge their MacBooks or devices with reversible type-C to type-C cables.
Now that there are very limited choices in the market, we’ve managed to curate this list of the 5 best USB Type-C Power Banks in India that we think you should consider as your daily power companion.
5 Best USB Type-C power banks in India
1] Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
Capacity: 20100mAh/3.7V (72.36Wh)
Output: 5V/2A, 5V/3A, 9V/2.6A, 15V/1.6A
Input: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Price: INR 6,999
The Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD is a premium battery pack, built particularly to charge laptops including MacBook Air with Type-C PD, followed by tablets, smartphones, and even Bluetooth speakers.
With a total capacity of 20,100mAh, the power bank can charge an iPhone 7 for about six times, an iPad Air2 for almost two times and a 2016 MacBook Air for once.
It delivers an output speed of 22.5W while boasting of an enormous 30W input with the bundled charger. This allows for a full recharge in just 4 hours, making it one of the fastest recharging portable charger available in the market.
2] RAVPower RP-PB097 20100mAh 45W PD
Capacity: 20100mAh/3.7V (72.36Wh)
Output: iSmart- 5V/2.4A; Type-C- 5V/3A; QC 3.0- 5V/ 2.4A, 6.5V~9V/ 1.5A, 9V~12V/ 1.2A
Input: QC 3.0- 5V/ 2.4A, 6.5V~9V/ 1.5A, 9V~12V/ 1.2A; Type-C- 5V/3A
Price: INR 7,000
Just like Anker, RAVPower is a trusted brand when it comes to power banks and chargers. Having said that, the PB097 power bank comes with a massive 20,100mAh capacity, supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and offers up to 45W of power delivery.
There are a total of four ports onboard, comprising of a Quick Charge 3.0 input port, an USB Type-C port for output, which is followed by a QuickCharge 3.0 port and an iSmart port with a standard output of 2.4A. Notably, the USB C port can also be used to charge the power bank itself, reducing the charging time to just about 4 hours.
It can be used to power devices such as the 12-inch Apple MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, and modern Android smartphones. Moreover, you can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously, pulling a total of 6A at one go without compromising on safety features.
3] Stuffcool Type-C 10000mAh Power Bank
Capacity: 10,000mAh/3.7V (37Wh)
Output: Type-A (QC 3.0) x 2- 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A; Type-C PD: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Input: MicroUSB- 5V/2A, 9V/2A; Type-C- 5V/3A, 9V/2A
Stuffcool is an Indian brand that has been selling mobile accessories and related stuff for a while now in the market. The company’s 10,000mAh power bank offers a versatile approach with two Quick Charge 3.0 Type-A USB ports, one Type-C port that can be used for both input and output, and one Micro-USB port, intended solely for charging the power bank.
Interestingly, the USB Type-C output port not only offers fast charging but also boasts of 18W USB Power Delivery. Hence, you can fast-charge all devices that support USB PD, including the Google Pixel lineup.
The Stuffcool PD Powerbank can charge three devices at the same time without compromising on speed and performance. Following which, the QC 3.0 Charging port duo can charge two devices at the same rate simultaneously while the Type-C port can deliver a consistent output of 3.0A at 18W.
4] LCARE QC 3.0 10000mAh Power Bank
Output: Type-A (QC 3.0)- 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Input: MicroUSB- 5V/2A
The LCARE 10,000mAh power bank is a solid option for those looking for USB type-C output at a budget. Priced at just INR 1,195, the power bank comes with a standard USB C port, a quick-charge USB A port and a micro USB inlet onboard for charging the power bank.
It is lightweight and offers bi-directional quick charging. There’s also an LED indicator for remaining battery life, followed by necessary safety features like over-charging protection, over-voltage protection, and over-temperature protection. Unfortunately, the type-C port doesn’t support fast charging which might be a bummer for some.
5] RAVPower RP-PB096-10500 mAH Waterproof Power bank
Output: Type-A (QC 3.0)- 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A; Type-C- 5V/3A
Input: MicroUSB- 5V/2A; Type-C- 5V/3A, 9V/2A
Price: INR 2,590
Being yet another product from RAVPower, the PB096 power bank is apparently a toned-down version of PB097 and is made for charging majorly of mobile devices. It gets a total capacity of 10,500mAh and touts a rugged design with IP67 rating for resistance against accidental splashes, dust, and shock.
It features a powerful 18W PD Type-C port and a QC3.0 USB port, making it compatible with almost all fast charging Android smartphones including Google Pixel-series. Amongst other things, it boasts of built-in short-circuit, over-charge, and over-heat protection. Plus, there’s a built-in flashlight for emergencies.
So this was our list of the 5 best USB Type-C Power Banks in India that you can buy right now. Notably, the people who want to charge their MacBook and other large-capacity devices can look at the AnkerPower Core. Whereas, the ones willing to have a versatile charging solution for multiple devices can settle with the one by Stuffcool.
Anyways, what’s your favorite power bank amongst the ones mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below. Moreover, feel free to reach us in case of any doubts or queries."5 Best USB Type-C Power Banks Available in India",