Portable Chargers For Constant Power When Traveling
Whenever I am heading out for a longer trip, I always bring my portable charger to make sure my phone stays alive. There is a huge variety of portable chargers on the market and there are definitely some that are better than others.
As I wrote another article regarding the possible battery damage caused by car chargers, I figured I would recommend some better options for charging your phone when traveling.
Portable chargers don’t have to break your wallet, however, it is important to choose one that fits your needs but also is made by a reputable company.
So, that’s where we are heading for today’s article. I decided to go for a few different categories as some may fit your need better.
What are the best long lasting portable chargers for traveling?
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Anker is a reputable brand that is known mostly for their cases, portable chargers and other electronic accessories. If you’ve ever been in a store looking around at phone accessories, you are most likely familiar with the name.
The Anker PowerCore 26800 is the perfection portable charger if you want to step up your game in terms of power, without dipping too deep into your pockets.
This portable charger comes equipped with two USB-A ports as well as one USB-C port. In the package, you’ll get the portable charger, two Micro USB cables, and a travel pouch.
As the name suggests for all the chargers on the list, the number next to their name is the mAh capacity. So, this charger has a capacity of 26,600 mAh. To put that number in perspective, it can charge an iPhone X over six times and a Galaxy S9 almost six times.
This charger is a great overall choice as it is fairly priced, has great capacity and is still fairly slim in size.
- Great capacity
- Two USB-A ports
- Airplane friendly
- Wall charger not included
The Anker Powercore 10000 is very much like a little brother of the 26800. It’s cheaper, more compact and has less power. However, it’s still a great portable charger to bring when traveling.
This charger comes equipped with one USB-A port as well as one USB-C port. In the package, you’ll get the portable charger, a Micro USB cable, and a travel pouch.
This charger has a capacity of 10,000 mAh. To put that number in perspective, it can charge an iPhone X a bit over two times, or a Galaxy S9 a bit over two times.
Overall, the Powercore 10000 is a great lightweight charger that gets the job done for smaller trips. However, if you’re looking for something to carry throughout the whole week, you might want to consider the 26800 instead.
- Lightweight and portable
- Wall charger not included
- Lower capacity
We’re gonna take a slight turn with this portable charger as this is a bigger and more powerful charger.
The Omars 40200 is the only charger on this list that has a built-in AC output. Yes, that’s correct, it has the same kind of AC output you would find in your own home.
Apart from the AC output, it also comes equipped with two USB-A ports as well as a DC-input for charging. An included DC adapter will charge this device.
The capacity within this charger is quite impressive at 40,200 mAh. To put that number in perspective, it can charge an iPhone X up to 10 times, and a Galaxy S9 up to 9 times. As you’ll also have the AC output, you should be able to charge the general laptop close to two times.
The downside of carrying a beast like the Omars 40200 is that you can’t bring this charger on a plane due to its battery capacity. Most airlines will have limits for battery capacity as it could become a safety concern.
It’s quite heavy at a bit over 3 Lbs, but considering the power within this charger, it’s understandable.
However, if you’re planning on going for a road trip or camping and want your devices to have power for a week, this is your winner.
- Extreme capacity
- AC output
- Not allowed on airplanes
I decided to put this one on the list to give you some different choices. This is the only charger on this list that is actually portable while also equipped with fast wireless charging.
Although it’s advertised as being a wireless portable charger, you’ll still have a USB-C port for charging with cable as well. In fact, you can even charge one device through wireless charging while also charging another device through your cable. If you want to be optimistic, you can charge up to four devices at the same time, this is not something I recommend though.
However, as it’s only 10,000 mAh, you are somewhat limited although you will surely get three full charges on an iPhone X or Galaxy S9, to put the mAh in perspective.
It comes equipped with one USB-C input, one USB-A port, one USB 3.0 port, as well as the built-in wireless charging.
In terms of the wireless charging, it is actually fast wireless charging which surprised me as it’s a portable version.
Would I recommend this charger? It’s a low capacity charger that adds a twist with the wireless charging. If you are a fan of wireless charging, it could be a great fit.
- Wireless charging
- Multiple different ports
- Lower capacity
There are a ton of portable chargers and power banks on the market. Although it’s often all about price and power, you should always strive to go for the chargers that are made by reputable companies.
My winner is the current one that I’m using, the Anker PowerCore 26800 This is because it fits my needs in terms of power while still being a quite lightweight device that doesn’t cause any problem while I’m out traveling.
If you have any questions in terms of portable chargers, feel free to leave a comment down below!