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Carry Along a Power Bank for Your Nintendo Switch with the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Nintendo Switch Edition PD Portable Charger

The Nintendo Switch allows using not only its own AC adapter but also third party chargers such as the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Nintendo Switch Edition PD Portable Charger to keep itself charged. The Anker charger offers the convenience of a power bank which is highly portable to power the Switch on the go. Simply by connecting the Switch console to the Anker USB Type-C charging port, the Switch can be rapidly charged over USB Power Delivery. The Anker USB Type-C charging port can work both ways to allow not only charging out but also charge the Anker portable battery itself through USB Power Delivery.

The Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Nintendo Switch Edition PD Portable Charger states on the back of its packaging to support up to 22.5W for Power Delivery charging out over its USB Type-C port using the following power profiles- 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 22.5 watts (9 volts @ 2.5 amps) and 22.5 watts (15 volts @ 1.5 amps). For Power Delivery charging in, the charger also claims on its box to support max 22.5W using 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 22.5 watts (9 volts @ 2.5 amps), 21 watts (15 volts @ 1.4 amps) and 20 watts (20 volts @ 1 amps) power profiles. The charger also includes a standard 7.5W USB Type-A port for charging other USB peripherals. Note that you will actually see different power being advertised on the product page for this charger.

With 22.5W charging, the Anker charger unfortunately fails in comparison with the Nintendo Switch AC Adapter or even other similar alternatives like the Insignia Switch Dock Kit’s AC adapter and the AmazonBasics Dual Voltage Switch AC Charger which offer up to 39W charging for the Switch. However 22.5W should still be able to provide sufficient charging to the Switch for mobile gaming.

Since it has been licensed by Nintendo, the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Nintendo Switch Edition PD Portable Charger should have no issues working with the Switch.

It’s nice to also receive a USB Type-C to Type-A cable along with a handy pouch and user manual with the Anker charger.

Using the USB Power Delivery Compliance C2 Tester from Granite River Labs to run just a subset of the full USB Power Delivery compliance test suite, we can see that the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Nintendo Switch Edition PD Portable Charger actually supports the following fixed PDO’s- 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 23.4 watts (9 volts @ 2.6 amps), 22.8 watts (12 volts @ 1.9 amps) and 24 watts (15 volts @ 1.6 amps) for charging out. For charging in, the charger can be seen to support a fixed PDO of 5 watts (5 volts @ 1 amps) and variable PDO of 0.45-1.8 watts (5-20 volts @ 0.09 amps). Note some compliance failures were observed.

Anker PowerCore 20100 USB-C Charger Battery for iPhone/iPad/Cameras/MacBook/etc

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The Anker PowerCore 20100 USB-C battery @AMAZON is a 20100 mAh battery (74 watt hours) specified to be able to fully charge an iPhone about 7 times, and to be capable of charging the 2016 Apple MacBook at 5V/2.4A. That’s a lot of power—the internal Apple MacBook battery is only 41.4 watt hours, while an Apple MacBook Pro Retina has about a 99 watt hour battery—so 74 Wh is a lot of charge.

It takes a lot of charging to empty the Anker PowerCore 20100. As such, it makes a highly suitable choice for 3-4 day off-grid usage. For example, the Sony NP-FW50 battery for the Sony A7R II is 7.3 watt hours, or about 1/10 the watt hours of the Anker PowerCore 20100. Charging incurs some losses, but it is reasonable to expect something on the order of 8 recharges of that Sony battery (not tested/verified however).

Suggested buying approach

Anker offers various other capacity models (smaller and larger) as well as the similar significantly less costly @AMAZON than the PowerCore 20100 USB-C except that the non-USB-C model charges slightly more slowly via a standard micro USB port (and has no USB-C port, so it cannot power an Apple MacBook or other USB-C device).

These considerations come to mind for the power user, versus the Anker 26800 battery (non USB-C):

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  • and more devices besides the Apple MacBook are likely to support USB-C, such as new Apple laptops in fall of 2016. The Smart move is to spend the extra money for the Anker 20100 USB-C battery.
  • It makes more sense to get dual 20100 batteries than the larger 26800 battery. Any kind of travel then gives the option of taking 74 watt hours or 148 watt hours of battery. Many outings will need only one battery, hence a lighter load than the larger 26800 battery.
  • Dual 20100 batteries means one battery can recharge while the other is in use via wall or solar. It also means a total of 4 charging ports—consider two people on a backpacking trip both with iPhone and camera.

Charging iPhone, cameras, etc

Recharging was just as fast as with a desktop charger with the following: iPhone 6s Plus, Lupine Rotlicht Tail-Light, Fenix RC11 flashlight, and the Sony A7R II (direct charging in camera).


If fast recharge is a priority, then it is best purchased with the PowerPort 1 USB-C with Quick Charge 3.0, which is about 22 @AMAZON (various bundles might lower that cost). Otherwise, the included USB-C to USB cable charges it via standard USB for a slightly longer charge time. The larger/heavier and higher capacity PowerCore 26800 can be purchased as a bundle with the high-power charger for about 79 @AMAZON, but that model has no USB-C option.

Anker PowerCore 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for MacBook, Nexus, Nintendo Switch PowerIQ for iPhone iPad Samsung

PowerCore is our flagship series of portable chargers, built using only premium materials and one of the most advanced charging technology.

Make sure your charger is as advanced as your phone.

PowerCore 20100

An amalgamation of advanced charging technology and premium materials. Aluminum-alloy casing holds components that are capable of providing USB and USB-C output, with PowerIQ high-speed charging technology.

The realisation of a vision to provide one of the fastest, most durable and streamlined charging experience possible.

  • USB-C input and output, ideal for the latest flagship devices.
  • Ultra-high capacity provides a full charge for one MacBook or up to 7 smartphone charges.
  • Premium matte aluminum finish offers durability and style.

Our most popular charging series ever. With faster charging, more advanced technology and even better portability.

Superior Portability: PowerCore 20100’s huge power is squeezed into a.sized body that is ready to go anywhere you do. It’s the perfect partner whenever, and wherever you need to charge.

PowerCore 20100

A new frontier in portable charging. PowerCore 20100 offers an unbelievable size to capacity ratio along with best-in-class charging speeds.

Thanks to Anker’s advanced charging technology, you’ll wonder why you ever wasted time plugged in to the wall.

  • Huge 7-Day Charge Capacity
  • Portable.Friendly Size
  • High-Speed Universal Charging
  • Dual-Device Output

PowerIQ Technology

By intelligently identifying any connected device, PowerIQ delivers the optimum, high-speed charge to all devices. Includes Apple and Android phones and tablets as well as cameras, consoles and more.


Smart technology that determines when charging output is encountering cable resistance. By compensating for this resistance, VoltageBoost ensures charging speeds are unaffected by long or old cables.

High-Performance Cells

PowerCore utilizes market-leading battery cells to ensure that you receive the highest possible capacity, efficiency, reliability and safety. Your phone, cables and chargers will thank you.

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Superior Portability

PowerCore 20100’s huge power is squeezed into a.sized body that is ready to go anywhere you do. It’s the perfect partner whenever, and wherever you need to charge.

PowerIQ Technology

By intelligently identifying any connected device, PowerIQ delivers the optimum, high-speed charge to all devices. Includes Apple and Android phones and tablets as well as cameras, consoles and more.

VoltageBoost Technology

Smart technology that determines when charging output is encountering resistance. By automatically compensating for this, VoltageBoost ensures charging speeds remain fast—regardless of cable or device.

The Perfect Match

Slots perfectly into your tech ecosystem. The slimline looks and casing are designed fit seamlessly with the latest flagship devices.


A combination of 10 safety features that work together to provide ultimate protection for your devices, your chargers and most importantly, you.

Product Description

PowerCore 20100 USB-C

The Premium Portable Charger

From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand

Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology

10 million happy users and counting

Optimal Speed

We integrate our Smart-charging PowerIQ and current-stabilizing VoltageBoost technologies to get the fastest possible charge up to 2.4A per port (3A with USB-C).

Ultra-High Capacity

With a capacity of 20,100mAh, PowerCore can charge a typical phone 7 times without itself needing a recharge.

Rapid Recharge

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Despite its massive capacity, PowerCore can be fully recharged in 8 hours by a 2.4A charger and the included USB to USB-C cable. That’s 20% faster than a typical charger of similar capacity.

USB-C Compatibility

PowerCore 20100 is one of the first portable chargers to utilize USB-C input and output. A reversible, high-power connection that recharges the 2015 MacBook and other USB-C devices up to 5V/3A.

MultiProtect Safety System

Surge protection, short circuit prevention and more advanced safety features protect you and your devices.

For Optimal Use:

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– Press the LED Power Wheel before connecting your device to activate USB-C output.

– Disconnect your USB-C device once it is fully charged. This will prevent the device from returning charge to PowerCore.

– Use the included cable, your original cable or a third-party-certified one (such as MFi).

– The included USB-A to USB-C cable is designed for charging PowerCore. Performance may be limited with other devices.

Compatible Devices:

– The new MacBook 2015/2016 (with included USB-C cable)

– Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including Nexus 7)

– Nexus 6P / 5X, Oneplus 2, LG G5, HTC 10 etc.

What’s in the Box

Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger Micro USB cable Travel pouch Welcome guide

  • Note: Not compatible with Dell XPS 12 9250 (2015), Dell XPS 15 (9550), Dell XPS 13 (9350) or HP Spectre x2

USB-C battery banks, First Take: Iceworks 7000 and Anker PowerCore 20100

They’re ideal for other gadgets, but not all external USB-C batteries put out enough power to charge a laptop on the go.

USB-C is fast becoming the default connector for new devices like smartphones, headphones, Bluetooth speakers and tablets. Apple’s MacBooks have switched over to USB-C charging, but PC laptops are moving more slowly: you can charge the Surface Go over USB-C, for example, but you can’t charge the new Surface Laptop 2 the same way. Since plugging into the wall isn’t always convenient, can you carry a USB-C battery bank instead of a charger to get a top-up on the go? Maybe.- but you’ll have to choose carefully.

Iceworks 7000 Portable Charger

The Iceworks 7000 (£19.99) is extremely portable: it’s the size and weight of a smartphone (78mm by 155mm by 8mm and 160g), but has 7,000mAh of power.- more than some bulkier and heavier chargers we’ve tested. The integral cable tucks neatly into the corner of the portable charger, making a neat little package and meaning you don’t have to remember to take the a charging cable with you.

USB-C is slightly smarter than earlier versions of the standard: it starts delivering power as soon as you plug it into a device that can draw power instead of you having to press a button, and the power level indicator lights up automatically.

Although USB-C supports two-way power connections as part of the USB Power Delivery spec, you can’t charge the Iceworks 7000 with the built-in cable as it’s not a USB PD device.- you need to power it through a second USB-C port on the side (there’s a cable in the box for that). You can also power a second device from the second port, which means with the right cable you can charge older Micro-USB devices.

For such a small and cheap device, we were impressed with the power it can deliver. If you’re charging a phone, you’ll get about two full charges out of it. The 15W (5V/3A) output is on the low side for a tablet or PC, but we were able to use it to power a Surface Go. After using the Surface Go throughout the day, it was down to 10 percent battery. After plugging in the Iceworks 7000 and switching the Windows power plan to ‘battery optimised’, the Surface Go battery got up to 16 percent after an hour’s use, with Wi-Fi on and OneNote and the app running. The Iceworks 7000 still had 50 percent of its battery charge left.

On a different day, we ran the Surface Go battery down to 6 percent and plugged the Iceworks 7000 in while running a more demanding mix of apps.- streaming video and browsing web pages with live captions for the video that updated in real time. This time, the Surface Go battery stayed at 6 percent for the next half hour and had charged to only 7 percent after an hour (while we continued streaming video), although the battery bank still had 75 percent charge. When we plugged in the external battery and shut the lid on the Surface Go (which puts it into sleep rather than suspending it), it recharged at about 8 percent per hour.

Anker PowerCore 20100

Compared to the Iceworks 7000, the Anker PowerCore 20100 (£32.99) is a much heftier battery bank: we like its rounded edges, build quality and the way the matte design doesn’t show marks, but it’s slightly longer than the Iceworks unit (166mm), more than twice as thick (22mm) and noticeably heavier (365g).

While the PowerCore’s 20,100mAh capacity is nearly three times that of the Iceworks 7000, we didn’t find that it delivered more power. That’s because its 5V/4.8A output.- which would have matched the 24W of Microsoft’s Surface Go USB-C wall charger.- is divided between its two ports, which only put out 2.4A each (although you have to read the specs carefully to spot that). That adds up to just 12W, which meant it didn’t do as well when charging the Surface Go.

Because the price doesn’t include a USB-C cable (you just get the Micro-USB cable needed for charging), it’s also much more dependent on the quality of the cable you use with it.- and USB-C cables vary wildly in quality. The first one we tried was a short multiheaded cable given away as a promotional gift, which didn’t deliver enough power to keep up with using the Surface Go. Starting at 6 percent battery power, the Surface Go dropped to 4 percent after 40 minutes’ use. When we switched to a more substantial multiheaded cable the power indicator in Windows showed that the device was plugged in and receiving enough power to automatically switch to the high-performance profile, but the screen immediately went dark because it wasn’t charging fast enough to keep up with usage.

Switching to a standard USB-C cable designed for phones, we were able to keep using the Surface Go for another 90 minutes, but while the PowerCore still showed almost full charge with all four indicator lights activated, the Surface Go was down to 2 percent and giving us a low battery warning.

Closing the lid of the Surface Go allowed it to recharge from the PowerCore at about 7 percent an hour (consistent with the slightly lower power output of the PowerCore). After 7 hours, the Surface Go was back to 58 percent battery and the PowerCore was almost flat. If you’re using it to charge a smartphone, you can get multiple charges from the Power Core.- five, six or seven times depending on the device.


As our tests show, neither of these battery banks are USB-C PD devices designed to deliver laptop levels of power. The USB-C ecosystem continues to be confusing in terms of how many different options and standards there are, as well as the performance levels delivered by different cables.

Because it’s so small and light, the Iceworks 7000 is the ideal companion for topping up a Surface Go and stretching your working day for another couple of hours. It even fits neatly under the kickstand when it’s open on your lap. When we tried it with a MacBook Pro it delivered power, but here it’s better suited to being an emergency option than a regular companion.

It’s easy to get confused by the high capacity of the Anker PowerCore 20100. It’s designed to charge two devices at once, several times each, but doesn’t do as well as a laptop charger because it splits its output between the two ports. You could use it for supplementary power and get a longer working day from your USB-C-powered laptop, but you need to plan ahead and plug it in before the device you’re charging gets too low on power.


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