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8000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bankwith Power Delivery 2.0 and Qualcomm3 Quick Charge 3.0

User Manual

Thank you for purchasing the AUKEY PB-Y25 8000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank with Power Delivery 2.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge” 3.0. Please read this user manual carefully and keep it for future reference. If you need any assistance, please contact our support team with your product model number and Amazon order number.

Package Contents

8000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank USB-C to C CableUser ManualWarranty Card

Specifications

What is USB Power Delivery (PD)?USB Power Delivery is a new, universal multi-voltage charging standard that dynamically negotiates power output over a USB Type-C connection to safely and efficientlyrecharge a wide range of compatible devices.

To get USB PD, the following are required:

  • Device (phone, tablet, laptop) that supports USB PD
  • USB-C Charger with USB PD
  • USB-C to C cable or Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable

What is Quick Charge 3.0?Charge compatible devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and is up to 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Backward-compatible with Quick Charge 2.0/1.0 devices.

Getting Started

Charging the Power Bank

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Fully charge your power bank before first use.

  • Connect the included USB-C to C cable or your own micro-USB cable to a USB charger or charging port
  • Connect the other end to the USB-C / micro-USB input port on the power bank
  • Unplug the power bank when fully charged

Charging Your Device

  • Double-press the power button on the power bank
  • Put your Qi-compatible phone on the power bank (the AUKEY logo side)
  • Remove your phone when fully charged
  • To check the remaining battery level, press the power button

Wireless charging receiver (not included) required for non-wireless- charging phones.

Wired Charging

  • Connect the charging cable to your device charging port
  • Connect the other end to a USB-C or USB output port on the PB-Y25
  • Unplug your device when fully charged
  • To check the remaining battery level, press the power button

Low–Current Charging Mode

This model is customized to charge low-current devices (below 60mA). Try switching to this mode if a low-powered device (such as a fitness tracker or wireless headphones) isn’t charged in the standard charging mode.

  • Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds to enter or exit low-current charging mode. The LED indicator light nearest the power button will turn white, while any other lights will stay green
  • After 2 hours of charging in this mode, the power bank automatically switches back to standard charging mode and turns of
  • To end charging early, exit low-current charging mode. However, extra charging in this mode won’t harm your device battery

Product Care Use

  • Keep away from liquids and extreme heat
  • Don’t charge your devices while recharging the power bank
  • Recharge the PB-Y25 at least once every 3 months
  • Dispose of battery according to local environmental law
  • The PB-Y25 doesn’t accept simultaneous micro-USB and USB-C power input

Warranty Customer Support

For questions, support, or warranty claims, contact us at the address below that corresponds with your region. Please include your Amazon order number and product model number.

  • Please note. AUKEY can only provide otter soles service for products purchased directly from AUKEY. If you have purchased from a different seller. please contact them directly for service or warranty

AUKEY International Ltd.www.aukey.com I support@aukey.comNo.102, Building P09, Electronics Trade Center Huanan City,Pinghu Town, Longgang District Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518111, CN

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Hands on: Aukey power banks keep your gear charged while you’re on the go

Aukey’s new power banks are ideal for recharging devices with dramatically different power needs. One will wirelessly charge your phone, while the other can keep your bigger gear.- like a Nintendo Switch or MacBook Pro.- topped up while you travel.

Aukey USB-C Power Bank charging a Nintendo Switch Lite

If you’re like us, any time you travel, you bring along a ton of tech.- laptops, phones, game consoles, cameras, headphones, and more. Like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for power banks that can help keep your gear charged while you’re out and about.

Aukey allowed us to take a look at two of their new power banks, perfect for charging portables on the go.

Aukey Wireless Power Bank

Aukey Wireless Power Bank

Read from AppleInsider

The first thing we noticed is the size of the Aukey Wireless Power Bank. It’s a bit larger than an iPhone 11, but not heavy.

It fits comfortably in a laptop bag or backpack, though it does take up a fair bit of real estate in a purse or back If you’re a person who prefers to travel light, it may be a bit on the bulky side, but we didn’t think it was too big to take with us most places.

The build quality of the Wireless Power Bank is sound. The non-slip surface keeps your iPhone from tumbling off onto the floor, and all the ports are sufficiently tight when you plug a cable into them.

Aukey Wireless Power Bank’s ports, allowing you to charge via a wired connection

The battery itself is a 10,000mAh battery capable of 5 Watt, 7.5 Watt, and 10 Watt wireless output. If you plug a cable into it, the Aukey PB-Y32 can offer 18W through the connection. If you’ve got an iPhone 11, you can expect to charge your phone fully almost three times.

Wireless charging with the Wireless Power Bank is excellent, and was able to charge an iPhone 11 up to 50% in just barely over a half-hour. It can also charge wearables, such as your Apple Watch and your Airpods or Airpods Pro.

You’ll get a bit of a faster charge if you directly plug in a Lightning cable.- which, you’ll have to provide yourself.- but the convenience of dropping your phone on a wireless charger can’t be denied.

Overall, the Aukey Wireless Power Bank is a solid choice if you’re looking for a portable wireless charger. It’s certainly not the smallest charger, but the convenience of getting nearly three full charges combined with the wireless charging capabilities makes it feel right at home in our tech go-bag.

Priced at only 33.99, you can get your own Aukey Wireless Power Bank from Amazon.

Aukey USB-C Power Bank

If you’re looking for a truly beefy charger, the Aukey USB-C Power Bank may be more up your alley. Sure, you can use it to charge your phone, but it can charge so much more.

The benefit of this charger is a bit more circumstantial, we’ll admit, but we do enjoy having it around. It’s a 65W, 26,800mAh charger that is only slightly smaller than a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Incidentally, that’s something you can charge with this power bank as well. Aukey suggests using it to charge your Nintendo Switch, 13 MacBook Pro, Google Pixelbook Go, or your iPad.

We found that it worked great when tossed in a backpack and hooked up to our Switch Lite, perfect for recharging after a particularly long Animal Crossing session.

We tested the Aukey USB-C Power Bank with our 15-inch MacBook Pro as well, and while it charged slower, it’s an option.

Again, the best use-case scenario is connecting it to your MacBook while you’re not actively using it. However, as long as you’re not doing anything that is fully taxing the battery, you’ll still manage to charge your MacBook Pro without hunting for an outlet.

The USB-C Power Bank also comes equipped with built-in safeguards to prevent overcharging, overheating, and excessive currents, meaning its safe to charge lower-power devices like wearables.

We think the Aukey USB-C Power Bank could easily be indispensable for anyone who travels with larger devices. If you want to get your own, you can head over to Amazon, where the USB-C Power Bank retails for 79.99. You may want to act fast, as they have been known to sell out quickly.

Hands on: Aukey power banks keep your gear charged while you’re on the go

Aukey’s new power banks are ideal for recharging devices with dramatically different power needs. One will wirelessly charge your phone, while the other can keep your bigger gear.- like a Nintendo Switch or MacBook Pro.- topped up while you travel.

Aukey USB-C Power Bank charging a Nintendo Switch Lite

If you’re like us, any time you travel, you bring along a ton of tech.- laptops, phones, game consoles, cameras, headphones, and more. Like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for power banks that can help keep your gear charged while you’re out and about.

Aukey allowed us to take a look at two of their new power banks, perfect for charging portables on the go.

Aukey Wireless Power Bank

Aukey Wireless Power Bank

Read from AppleInsider

The first thing we noticed is the size of the Aukey Wireless Power Bank. It’s a bit larger than an iPhone 11, but not heavy.

It fits comfortably in a laptop bag or backpack, though it does take up a fair bit of real estate in a purse or back If you’re a person who prefers to travel light, it may be a bit on the bulky side, but we didn’t think it was too big to take with us most places.

The build quality of the Wireless Power Bank is sound. The non-slip surface keeps your iPhone from tumbling off onto the floor, and all the ports are sufficiently tight when you plug a cable into them.

Aukey Wireless Power Bank’s ports, allowing you to charge via a wired connection

The battery itself is a 10,000mAh battery capable of 5 Watt, 7.5 Watt, and 10 Watt wireless output. If you plug a cable into it, the Aukey PB-Y32 can offer 18W through the connection. If you’ve got an iPhone 11, you can expect to charge your phone fully almost three times.

Wireless charging with the Wireless Power Bank is excellent, and was able to charge an iPhone 11 up to 50% in just barely over a half-hour. It can also charge wearables, such as your Apple Watch and your Airpods or Airpods Pro.

You’ll get a bit of a faster charge if you directly plug in a Lightning cable.- which, you’ll have to provide yourself.- but the convenience of dropping your phone on a wireless charger can’t be denied.

Priced at only 33.99, you can get your own Aukey Wireless Power Bank from Amazon.

Aukey USB-C Power Bank

If you’re looking for a truly beefy charger, the Aukey USB-C Power Bank may be more up your alley. Sure, you can use it to charge your phone, but it can charge so much more.

The benefit of this charger is a bit more circumstantial, we’ll admit, but we do enjoy having it around. It’s a 65W, 26,800mAh charger that is only slightly smaller than a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Incidentally, that’s something you can charge with this power bank as well. Aukey suggests using it to charge your Nintendo Switch, 13 MacBook Pro, Google Pixelbook Go, or your iPad.

We found that it worked great when tossed in a backpack and hooked up to our Switch Lite, perfect for recharging after a particularly long Animal Crossing session.

We tested the Aukey USB-C Power Bank with our 15-inch MacBook Pro as well, and while it charged slower, it’s an option.

Again, the best use-case scenario is connecting it to your MacBook while you’re not actively using it. However, as long as you’re not doing anything that is fully taxing the battery, you’ll still manage to charge your MacBook Pro without hunting for an outlet.

The USB-C Power Bank also comes equipped with built-in safeguards to prevent overcharging, overheating, and excessive currents, meaning its safe to charge lower-power devices like wearables.

We think the Aukey USB-C Power Bank could easily be indispensable for anyone who travels with larger devices. If you want to get your own, you can head over to Amazon, where the USB-C Power Bank retails for 79.99. You may want to act fast, as they have been known to sell out quickly.

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless Review

Summary The AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless offers USB-C PD, Quick Charge, and Qi wireless charing options. Each able to fast charge most iPhones and Android. Or charge two phones together using and of these options.

User Review

  • Fast charges iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, LG, and Motorola phones
  • Charges Switch while you play
  • Fits in most Switch carrying cases
  • Qi wireless charging for compatible phones
  • Low current charging mode
  • Travel friendly design
  • Supports pass through charging
  • Includes a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Charge two devices at once, but without fast charging
  • Within FAA limits for lithium batteries and flights
  • Wireless pad gets dusty quickly
  • Quick Charge 3.0 over USB-C is against USB-C specs
  • Can’t be recharged by Nintendo Switch AC Adapter

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. AUKEY provided the product in this review.

Model: PB-Y32

Tech Specs:

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless specs

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A, Qi wireless, micro-USB
  • USB-C Output:
  • 18W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Huawei FCP
  • Apple 2.4A
  • 18W Quick Charge 3.0
  • Huawei FCP
  • Apple 2.4A
  • 5W
  • 7.5W
  • 10W

Included In Box:

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless box and contents

Good For:

  • Commute
  • Travel
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • Nintendo Switch (handheld)
  • iPad Pro (pre-2018)

Estimated Number of Charges:

  • iPhone 6/7/8/SE: 3.5 charges
  • iPhone Plus/X/XR: 2 Charges
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S9: 2 Charges
  • iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S10/S20: 2 Charges
  • Nintendo Switch (2017): 4 hours of play
  • Nintendo Switch (2019): 6 hours of play
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: 6 hours of play

First Impression

The No products found. a portable charger for USB-C, Quick Charge, and wireless charging phones. As well as other handheld devices. It increases capacity up to a more standard 10,000mAh from AUKEY’s previous wireless power bank. In exchange for an extra ounce and not much change in total volume. It can also charge two devices at once, including one wirelessly. Though for the fastest charging rates you’ll want to stick to one device at a time.

The casing is plastic, but a nicer form than I’ve seen in some other recent review products. The front panel has all three USB ports and all LED indicators. The wireless charging pad grips well and I have no concerned about my phone slipping off on its own. But I also noticed the wireless pad can get dirt, fast. If you zoom in on some of my photos you’ll see dust and debris. That was within hours of opening the package, not over several days.

Compared To Similar Power Banks

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Device Testing

Check with your device’s manufacturer to verify which charging standards it supports.

USB Power Delivery Quick Charge 4 Phones

  • Apple iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11/SE
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel
  • LG ThinQ/V30
  • Razer
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10/S20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9/10
  • Xiaomi Mi 8/9
  • ZTE Axon Pro 9/10

Using an iPhone 8 for testing we find USB PD phones will fast charge over the USB-C port. iPhones will need to use a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included. And Android phones will need a USB-C to USB-C cable, also not included.

For iPhones the USB-A port supports Apple 2.4A. An older, but still functional fast charging standard. Older iPhones (4-7) can fast charge using USB-A. Newer iPhones will charge ~15 minutes faster using USB-C.

Quick Charge 3.0 Phones

  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Sony
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
  • ZTE

Using a Moto G6 for testing we see Quick Charge will fast charge over the USB-A port. The same would go with any other Android with USB-C and supporting Quick Charge, or a compatible fast charging standard.

The USB-C port also supports Quick Charge. My Moto G6 doesn’t support that, but newer Motos do.

Nintendo Switch

Works well for all model Nintendo Switch in handheld/tabletop mode.

  • Nintendo Switch (original) – Charges while you play, but the original model Switch under draws at 12V. So it won’t charge as fast as a similar charger offering 9V or 15V (12W vs 18W).
  • Nintendo Switch (2019 update) – Charges near its max rate while playing and sleeping.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite – Charges near its max rate while playing and sleeping.
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It will not support the Switch’s dock, as it doesn’t offer the required output.

Qi Wireless

Qi wireless compatible phones and devices can wirelessly charge with this power bank.

  • Press the power button. An orange light on the front will indicate wireless charging is active.
  • Place your device on the soft side of the power bank with the lightning bolt icon.
  • Device should indicate a charge is active.

Wireless charging will work with another device plugged into a USB port. But charging two devices will slow the charging speed for both devices.

The Qi wireless charging pad supports 5W, 7.5W, and 10W power draws. This allows most phones to reach their max wireless power draw. Though it is worth nothing all are still slower than the 15-18W charging you can see with a wired connection.

The benefit of wireless charging is convenience. You don’t need to carry a cable. You can hold the phone and power bank together with a cable dangling. And is a must have feature for anyone with an Apple Watch or other device which only charges wirelessly.

Low-Current Charging Mode

Low-current charging mode (aka trickle charge mode) is for low power devices. Such as a Fitbit or wireless earbuds. These small accessories draw little current (60mA). So much so a power bank thinks charging is complete, and shutdowns to save power. This means a low power draw device could get only minutes of charging.

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless in low current mode (green LED)

Trickle charge mode corrects for this, by forcing the power bank to stay on for a couple of hours. Allowing small accessories time to charge.

For AUKEY’s power bank you press and hold the power button for two seconds. On the front one of the small white LEDs will turn green, indicating you are in low-current charging mode. The power bank will remain active in this mode for two hours. After which it’ll shut down. Or press and hold the power button again for a few seconds.

Please note you cannot fast charge using Quick Charge on the USB-A port while in this mode. Nor can you wireless charge. But you can fast charge using USB-C PD.

No Fast Charging With Two

If you connect two devices to the power bank it will disable all fast charging tech. This goes for two wired connections. Or a wired and wireless connection together.

There is an 18W max output limit. Under this both ports only support 5V. Which removes fast charging options outside of Apple 2.4A standard.

When you connect a second device you’ll notice the charging resets on the first. This is the power bank stepping down to a lower output level. If you disconnect the second device you’ll want to unplug and replug the first. To make sure fast charging turns back on.

This limitation is typical of many power banks. A few can allow for one fast charging and one regular charging. Fewer still allow for dual fast charging, and those are always large and heavy. There is a limit to how much current can cross its circuits without extra hardware. Which adds size, weight, and cost.

Whether you should fast charge one device or regular charge two depends on battery levels and your immediate needs. The closer both devices are to 100%, the less impactful not fast charging becomes.

Pass Through Charging

Pass through charging allows a portable charger to both charge itself and a connected device. The power received from the wall charger splits. Some to the portable charger’s own batteries. And some to the connected device. How it handles the split varies. And there are more inefficiencies than normal.

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless ports

This portable charger supports pass through charging under these connections:

Pass through charging is useful when you only have one USB wall charger. But it is not recommended to use this feature on a regular basis. It puts more heat and stress on the portable charger. Which will affect its lifespan. It can also provide an inefficient charge to your device. Again, not great for its own battery’s lifespan.

If you like to have the option when traveling, fine. But don’t set this up next to your bed at home every night.

Quick Charge 3.0 Over USB-C

The presence of Quick Charge over USB-C is against USB-C specifications. Such chargers have been around for years without issue. But we don’t know what the future holds.

Under section 4.8.2 of USB-C specifications a proprietary charging method cannot change the voltage of USB-C output (between 4.40V and 5.25V) in a manner not defined by USB methods. Quick Charge operates at higher than default voltages. And so goes against the specifications. USB Power Delivery is an open source charging method. Created alongside USB-C, it is with specs even though it also increases voltage. The big difference is USB PD uses communication lines to negotiate power transfer. While proprietary methods take over the data lines for their negotiation. They do so because legacy USB connections, such as USB-A, don’t have comm lines.

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There is no known risk with running proprietary charging standards over USB-C. Manipulating the data lines does disrupt data transfers. But when plugging into a wall charger or power bank there is no data transfer anyway. Some USB-C engineers warn against using any USB-C chargers with third party standards. Their concern is unforeseen consequences. Future technology may prove to be incompatible with such configurations. And pulling out a charger several years from now with a new device could have a bad result.

I have not run into any issues with these fast charging standards on this or any other charger. But as it is a spec violation I want you to be informed. If you’re a stickler for meeting USB-C specifications this isn’t a good charger for you. If you’re more pragmatic it works fine and has no known issues.

Summary

The AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless power bank is a part of a new generation of both fast charging and wireless charging power banks. Aimed at newer model phones.

AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless Qi charging pad

For phones it fast charges iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11/SE, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel. As well as LG and Motorola phones. And any other Android which supports Quick Charge.

The Qi wireless pad supports up to 10W wireless fast charging. Auto sensing and adjusting for your phone’s specs. It is an essential feature if you want to charge a wireless only device on the go, such as an Apple Watch.

The Nintendo Switch charges in handheld mode while you play. Due to the 12V power profile the original model Switch charges slower than it should. But still enough to charge the Switch with the most demanding games. The newer models (August 2019 and later) aren’t affected.

I like the all ports and LEDs on the front panel. As well as the space gray part of the enclosure. The wireless charging pad is easy to identify and will grip onto your phone well. But it collects dust and hair. My test unit was dirty within minute of being out of the package.

Dual device charging and pass through charging are made to favor the wireless pad. You can charge a wired and wireless device together. Or two wired devices, too. Pass through only outputs to the wireless pad. Making it a viable, portable wireless charger for travel. Not to mention a trickle charge mode for your wire charging wearables.

About AUKEY

AUKEY has U.S. based support (web and email) and a 24 month warranty. You must have purchased the product either from them or through Amazon for support. They also have an online community for news, reviews, and support.

Bottom Line

The AUKEY PB-Y32 10000 Wireless power bank is a capacity upgrade over their first offering. With dual device, pass through, and trickle charge options to meet more device demands. But its grippy wireless pad holds dust as well as it holds your phone.

Buy if you:

  • Need wireless charging support on the go
  • Want to support the optimal charging requirements of several different devices
  • Are interested in an overnight wireless charging solution when traveling

Don’t buy if you:

You’ll want a USB-C wall charger to quickly recharge this USB-C power bank. I recommend the AUKEY PA-Y18 18W PD. Travel friendly, supports the power bank’s faster recharge mode, and works with the power bank’s included USB-C cable.

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