Review: Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger. Anker powercore 10000 wireless

Review: Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger

Most single-port portable chargers are going to have a power capacity to match with their 1 port.

That’s not always the case, though, some power banks have very limited usage, and yet they’re capable of delivering a superb charging experience. These kinds of power banks are meant to be used by a single person while still giving the amount of power that higher-end chargers would have.

This is the PowerCore 10,000 from Anker, and it shouldn’t be a mistake for their PowerCore 10050 because that one has Quick Charge. Let’s take a look at what makes this single ported charger so special in this Charger Harbor Review.

Similar Power Banks:

Power Capacity

The first thing that you should know about every portable charger is power capacity. This one has it in the name with an initial power capacity being 10,000mAh, and although there’s going to be a decreased Output capacity, it’s not going to be by much.

This is because the Anker PowerCore uses Panasonic battery cells with great conversion rates and can last longer.

As a result, you can expect a very close Output capacity to the Initial one, with it being about 8,000mAh, but of course, it could be more, and it could be less depending on the Output charging speed for the device that you’re charging.

Output capacity of 8,000mAh is a very intermediate amount of capacity that is great for smartphones because it’ll charge most smartphones about 4 times or more. As for tablets, you can expect it to do about 1 full charge or possibly 1.5 charges.

This is quite a good power bank for a tablet because it has only 1 charging port, which means that the Amperage is focused and no power is being given to other devices; since a 2-port or 3-port power, the bank will be pulling power from other ports if other devices were connected to it.

DevicesAnker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger (Output Capacity = 8,000mAh )Phone CapacityAnker PowerCore 10,000 Left Over Capacity after One Charge

Output Charging: 5V/2.4A

One of the most bizarre aspects of the PowerCore 10,000 is that it only uses a single charging port, and for its capacity, you’d think it would have 2 charging ports. With that said, it makes sense, and it’s a great power factor when you put things into perspective.

The Output capacity is enough to make it a 1 port power bank because having 2 charging ports would put the Output capacity into dangerously lower levels.

Then there’s the charging speed; with 5V/2.4A, the PowerCore can deliver a Max Standard charging rate. At 2.4 Amps of Output power, nearly any device that you connect to this power bank will be able to charge at its maximum speed.

This goes for most smartphones, except for Quick Charge compatible smartphones, because this charger does not feature Quick Charge. The 2.4 Amp Output is most helpful if you’re charging tablets like iPads because the max charging rate for an iPad is 2.4 Amps, and the same goes for many other tablets on the market.

The main thing about the power aspect of this charger is that it’s focused on precision. It may have a few powering capabilities, but it does very well with the few ones it does have.

Input Charging: 5V/2.0A

The recharging speed is standard, with the power bank can recharge through a Micro-USB port at 2 Amps. If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger or higher (Which we highly recommend you use for the fastest recharge speed), then you’re going to be able to recharge the PowerCore in about 5-6 hours.

If you’re using a 1 Amp wall charger (What we DON’T recommend), then you can expect a recharge time of about 10-11 hours.

Make use of fast wall chargers by taking a look at our Wall Charger Review section.

Anker PowerCore 10,000 has a VERY Small size for its Power Capacity.

The best thing about this power bank is the form factor. The PowerCore 10000 is 3.6 inches; it has a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the charger is 6.4 ounces.

Overall, the size is really small, and you won’t have any problems holding it in a single hand. What’s even better is that you can fit it into a big enough. but more precisely, you can fit it into a back This is because the small size and the thin thickness make it possible for the charger to be placed into very small places.

Attach the charging capabilities and the charger’s size, and you’ve got yourself a very powerful portable charger that can go with you anywhere.

Functional Components

All the functional parts of the charger can be found in the same general area. The Output and Input charging ports are on a short side panel of the charger. There’s a power button on the long side, and there are 4 LED Power capacity indicators on top of the charger.

Charging behaves the same way as most of the other Anker’s power banks like the PowerCore 5000 and PowerCore 20100. This power bank can begin charging automatically once a device is connected.

The charger turns off if there is no device connected to it. Altogether, the power button is mostly used to check the amount of power capacity left in the power bank.

A simple and very few user interactions need to be done.

Structure and Material

The PowerCore is made of plastic and is separated into 3 pieces with a large main centerpiece and two side panels. It’s a very well-made power bank, just as Anker is known for, and there’s no need to worry about the charger warping its shape since it’s NOT using Lithium Polymer batteries.

With that said, dropping the power bank isn’t that bad either. No, you shouldn’t take dropping this power bank lightly because it might get damaged, but it does well with its shape and lightweight.

It’s not a Rugged power bank, but it is built to a certain standard that has made it very tough.

Tech

The PowerCore users Anker’s Multi-Safe Protection system takes advantage of an array of Safety tech features from Short-Circuit and Over-Current Protection.

On the charging tech side of things, as we mentioned before, this charger uses Panasonic battery cells that can provide a superior conversion rate than normal Lithium-Ion batteries aren’t capable of. Panasonic batteries are also able to have a longer lifespan.

Along with the awesome batteries comes Anker’s PowerIQ, which can provide max charging to whichever device is connected to it, and Voltage Boost can keep Voltage stable during charging.

Reliability

What we perceived to be a power bank that needed 2 charging ports to fulfill its true potential ended up being false.

The PowerCore 10000 can do just perfectly with its 1 port and power plenty of capacities.

It’s usually thought of that power banks with just a single port don’t have too much to offer because they usually have lower capacities, but in this case, this power bank is very reliable in the way it can serve just a single person and FOCUS on charging a single device.

Couple the powering with the form factor and weight, and you can very well take this powerful charger with you anywhere.

Waterproof 10,000mAh Power Bank: Dark Energy Poseidon Power Bank

Summary:

Power:

Output Power capacity is quite good, with it losing about 2,000mAh on average, but you may be left with more or less depending on the charging speed that’s being delivered to your device.

Even so, there’s still enough capacity since there’s only 1 port with this power bank, so the power capacity is more focused. The charging speed is 2.4 Amp, which is the Max standard charging speed.

Design:

It’s a portable power bank with really small dimensions and lightweight that makes it possible to put this small charger into a Of course, you can hold it in your hand as well. It takes advantage of Auto-Start charging and automatically turns off if there’s nothing connected to the power bank.

Build:

The PowerCore 10000 has a surprisingly strong physical structure for being made out of plastic, and even though it wasn’t made for falls, it can take them quite well. Just don’t test it. The charging tech is top tier with Anker’s Multi Safe Protection system, Pansonic battery cells, PowerIQ, and Voltage Boost.

Reliability:

Besides being limited to a single charging port, this 1 port power bank does very well and is so reliable because of how objective it is.

Portable Chargers within the Same Power Capacity Range

Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank Specs

Conclusion:

Most power banks try to push more ports in because the logic is that the more ports you have, the better the power bank will be, but that’s simply not the case here.

In this case, the PowerCore 10000 strives to use a single port and take advantage of all the elements that make a power bank a great one.

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million powered by our leading technology.
  • Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.
  • High-Speed Charging: Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
  • Certified Safe: Anker’s MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.
  • What You Get: Anker PowerCore 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service. USB-C and Lightning cable for iPhone / iPad sold separately

Review: Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger

Most single-port portable chargers are going to have a power capacity to match with their 1 port.

review, anker, powercore, portable

That’s not always the case, though, some power banks have very limited usage, and yet they’re capable of delivering a superb charging experience. These kinds of power banks are meant to be used by a single person while still giving the amount of power that higher-end chargers would have.

This is the PowerCore 10,000 from Anker, and it shouldn’t be a mistake for their PowerCore 10050 because that one has Quick Charge. Let’s take a look at what makes this single ported charger so special in this Charger Harbor Review.

Similar Power Banks:

Power Capacity

The first thing that you should know about every portable charger is power capacity. This one has it in the name with an initial power capacity being 10,000mAh, and although there’s going to be a decreased Output capacity, it’s not going to be by much.

This is because the Anker PowerCore uses Panasonic battery cells with great conversion rates and can last longer.

As a result, you can expect a very close Output capacity to the Initial one, with it being about 8,000mAh, but of course, it could be more, and it could be less depending on the Output charging speed for the device that you’re charging.

Output capacity of 8,000mAh is a very intermediate amount of capacity that is great for smartphones because it’ll charge most smartphones about 4 times or more. As for tablets, you can expect it to do about 1 full charge or possibly 1.5 charges.

This is quite a good power bank for a tablet because it has only 1 charging port, which means that the Amperage is focused and no power is being given to other devices; since a 2-port or 3-port power, the bank will be pulling power from other ports if other devices were connected to it.

DevicesAnker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger (Output Capacity = 8,000mAh )Phone CapacityAnker PowerCore 10,000 Left Over Capacity after One Charge

Output Charging: 5V/2.4A

One of the most bizarre aspects of the PowerCore 10,000 is that it only uses a single charging port, and for its capacity, you’d think it would have 2 charging ports. With that said, it makes sense, and it’s a great power factor when you put things into perspective.

The Output capacity is enough to make it a 1 port power bank because having 2 charging ports would put the Output capacity into dangerously lower levels.

Then there’s the charging speed; with 5V/2.4A, the PowerCore can deliver a Max Standard charging rate. At 2.4 Amps of Output power, nearly any device that you connect to this power bank will be able to charge at its maximum speed.

This goes for most smartphones, except for Quick Charge compatible smartphones, because this charger does not feature Quick Charge. The 2.4 Amp Output is most helpful if you’re charging tablets like iPads because the max charging rate for an iPad is 2.4 Amps, and the same goes for many other tablets on the market.

The main thing about the power aspect of this charger is that it’s focused on precision. It may have a few powering capabilities, but it does very well with the few ones it does have.

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Input Charging: 5V/2.0A

The recharging speed is standard, with the power bank can recharge through a Micro-USB port at 2 Amps. If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger or higher (Which we highly recommend you use for the fastest recharge speed), then you’re going to be able to recharge the PowerCore in about 5-6 hours.

If you’re using a 1 Amp wall charger (What we DON’T recommend), then you can expect a recharge time of about 10-11 hours.

Make use of fast wall chargers by taking a look at our Wall Charger Review section.

Anker PowerCore 10,000 has a VERY Small size for its Power Capacity.

The best thing about this power bank is the form factor. The PowerCore 10000 is 3.6 inches; it has a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the charger is 6.4 ounces.

Overall, the size is really small, and you won’t have any problems holding it in a single hand. What’s even better is that you can fit it into a big enough. but more precisely, you can fit it into a back This is because the small size and the thin thickness make it possible for the charger to be placed into very small places.

Attach the charging capabilities and the charger’s size, and you’ve got yourself a very powerful portable charger that can go with you anywhere.

Functional Components

All the functional parts of the charger can be found in the same general area. The Output and Input charging ports are on a short side panel of the charger. There’s a power button on the long side, and there are 4 LED Power capacity indicators on top of the charger.

Charging behaves the same way as most of the other Anker’s power banks like the PowerCore 5000 and PowerCore 20100. This power bank can begin charging automatically once a device is connected.

The charger turns off if there is no device connected to it. Altogether, the power button is mostly used to check the amount of power capacity left in the power bank.

A simple and very few user interactions need to be done.

Structure and Material

The PowerCore is made of plastic and is separated into 3 pieces with a large main centerpiece and two side panels. It’s a very well-made power bank, just as Anker is known for, and there’s no need to worry about the charger warping its shape since it’s NOT using Lithium Polymer batteries.

With that said, dropping the power bank isn’t that bad either. No, you shouldn’t take dropping this power bank lightly because it might get damaged, but it does well with its shape and lightweight.

It’s not a Rugged power bank, but it is built to a certain standard that has made it very tough.

Tech

The PowerCore users Anker’s Multi-Safe Protection system takes advantage of an array of Safety tech features from Short-Circuit and Over-Current Protection.

On the charging tech side of things, as we mentioned before, this charger uses Panasonic battery cells that can provide a superior conversion rate than normal Lithium-Ion batteries aren’t capable of. Panasonic batteries are also able to have a longer lifespan.

Along with the awesome batteries comes Anker’s PowerIQ, which can provide max charging to whichever device is connected to it, and Voltage Boost can keep Voltage stable during charging.

Reliability

What we perceived to be a power bank that needed 2 charging ports to fulfill its true potential ended up being false.

The PowerCore 10000 can do just perfectly with its 1 port and power plenty of capacities.

It’s usually thought of that power banks with just a single port don’t have too much to offer because they usually have lower capacities, but in this case, this power bank is very reliable in the way it can serve just a single person and FOCUS on charging a single device.

Couple the powering with the form factor and weight, and you can very well take this powerful charger with you anywhere.

Waterproof 10,000mAh Power Bank: Dark Energy Poseidon Power Bank

Summary:

Power:

Output Power capacity is quite good, with it losing about 2,000mAh on average, but you may be left with more or less depending on the charging speed that’s being delivered to your device.

Even so, there’s still enough capacity since there’s only 1 port with this power bank, so the power capacity is more focused. The charging speed is 2.4 Amp, which is the Max standard charging speed.

Design:

It’s a portable power bank with really small dimensions and lightweight that makes it possible to put this small charger into a Of course, you can hold it in your hand as well. It takes advantage of Auto-Start charging and automatically turns off if there’s nothing connected to the power bank.

Build:

The PowerCore 10000 has a surprisingly strong physical structure for being made out of plastic, and even though it wasn’t made for falls, it can take them quite well. Just don’t test it. The charging tech is top tier with Anker’s Multi Safe Protection system, Pansonic battery cells, PowerIQ, and Voltage Boost.

Reliability:

Besides being limited to a single charging port, this 1 port power bank does very well and is so reliable because of how objective it is.

Portable Chargers within the Same Power Capacity Range

Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank Specs

Conclusion:

Most power banks try to push more ports in because the logic is that the more ports you have, the better the power bank will be, but that’s simply not the case here.

In this case, the PowerCore 10000 strives to use a single port and take advantage of all the elements that make a power bank a great one.

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million powered by our leading technology.
  • Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.
  • High-Speed Charging: Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
  • Certified Safe: Anker’s MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.
  • What You Get: Anker PowerCore 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service. USB-C and Lightning cable for iPhone / iPad sold separately

Review: Anker PowerCore III Sense 10K PowerCore III 10K Wireless

When we think about power banks or portable chargers, Anker comes to mind simply because of their reliability and trusted build quality. Anker has recently refreshed their PowerCore series with the new PowerCore III Sense 10K and PowerCore III 10K Wireless.

Unboxing

In the PowerCore III Sense 10K box, you will find the following:

  • PowerCore III Sense 10K power bank
  • Anker USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Pouch
  • User manual

In the PowerCore III 10K Wireless box, you will find the following:

  • PowerCore III 10K Wireless power bank
  • Anker USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Pouch
  • User manual

Design and build quality

The PowerCore III Sense 10K power bank has a fabric-like finish on the top and a smooth matte plastic on the back. There are 4 different colours you can choose from – Sun-kissed Coral, Steel Blue, Winter Sage, and Venetian Red. The unit I have is the Steel Blue colour variant.

The PowerCore III 10K Wireless power bank has a textured finish on the top with an anti-rubber rubber ring to keep phones steady when charging wirelessly. The back has a smooth matte finish which seems to pick up fingerprints more easily than the PowerCore III Sense 10K.

One interesting design aspect about the PowerCore III 10K Wireless is that is has a hook like thing at the corner of the power bank. That hook like thing is actually a phone stand which you can prop your phone up at 70º – 80º angle. You can charge your phone while charging if you set the phone in landscape mode.

Comparing both power banks, they are about the same size – height is about the same as an iPhone 11. The PowerCore III 10K Wireless is slightly thicker. With regards to build quality, both power banks feel really well built and the buttons are all responsive and tactile.

Both power banks also come with pouches in the packaging. The pouch that comes with the PowerCore III 10K Wireless is made of a stretchy mesh-like material, while the one that comes with the PowerCore III Sense 10K is a smooth silk-like fabric.

Tech specs

Both the PowerCore III 10K Wireless and PowerCore III Sense 10K are rather similar, only that the PowerCore III 10K Wireless is capable of Qi-wireless charging. Both have a single USB-A and USB-C port. The USB-C port is capable of delivering 18W of power and has Anker’s proprietary PowerIQ 3.0 technology which offers high-speed charging to a wide range of mobile devices. The USB-A port on the other hand, supports charging speeds of up to 12W.

For the PowerCore III 10K Wireless, the wireless charging speed is up to 10W. Both power banks is able to be fully charged via the USB-C port in just 4.5 hours if you use at least a 18W power adapter such as the Anker PowerPort III Nano.

Functionality

Anker states that you can charge your iPhone 11 with the 18W USB-C port to 50% in 30 minutes. For my testing, both power bank averaged around 42 minutes to get my iPhone 11 from 3% to 50%.

Wireless charging with the PowerCore III 10K Wireless took longer due to its 10W cap, I got my iPhone 11 to 50% in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Conclusion

It’s hard not to like the Anker PowerCore III Sense 10K Wireless and PowerCore III 10K Wireless. They have great build quality, exude a premium design, and have trusted charging technologies so that you can feel safe charging your phone without worrying about any battery health impacts.

Currently, only the PowerCore III Sense 10K is available for purchase in Singapore and it retails for S69.90. It is quite expensive for a 10,000mAh power bank, but Anker do offer a 18-month warranty period which should sweeten the deal.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux Review

Summary The Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux offers peak charge rates for the Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro. And similar devices using 15V input. But otherwise it is fairly ordinary compared to its competitors. Putting much of its price tag into preferring the Anker brand over others.

User Review

  • Fast charges iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel
  • Charges Switch while you play
  • Can be recharged by Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
  • Fits in most Switch carrying cases
  • 15V power profile
  • Trickle charge mode for small devices
  • 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
  • Won’t fast charge Quick Charge 3.0 enabled phones; but does normal charging
  • No fast charging when both USB ports are in use

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

Tech Specs:

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux specs

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  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • USB-C Output:
  • 18W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 (5V/3A, 9V/2@, 15V/1.25A)
  • 12W USB (5V/2.4A)
  • Apple 2.4A

Included In Box:

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux 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): 5.5 hours of play
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: 5.5 hours of play

First Impression

The Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux is the compact version of Anker’s 18W/10,000mAh power banks. The Redux model has a large, round button on top. Used for checking capacity and activating trickle charge mode. Unlike some older models, there are only 4 LEDs on the button, not 8-10. Don’t expect the circle to fill when recharging, the LEDs cover less than half of the curve. The top also has a grip-friendly surface. But the bottom doesn’t, lessening the gripping surface’s effectiveness.

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, which is included.

For older and newer 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 get normal charging rates. As no Quick Charge or compatible fast charging standard is supported. The USB-A port provided for the faster charge rate, around 10W.

Nintendo Switch

Works great for all model Nintendo Switch in handheld/tabletop mode. The rare 15V power profile support allows all model Switches to reach their max charge rate.

It will not support the Switch’s dock, as it doesn’t offer the required output.

15V Power Profile Support

A stand out feature of the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD series is the inclusion of 15V in their power profiles. Most other brands either stop at 9V or 12V. Which is fine for most devices. iPhone and Android supporting USB PD don’t need more than 9V. Smaller accessories stick with 5V.

The 15V is nice for larger devices, namely the Nintendo Switch and iPad Pro. Both of those devices accept and thrive at 15V. The original model Switch goes from 12W with a 12V option to 18W with a 15V option. Newer model Switches and the iPad Pro has less of a jump. But an increase in power max power draws nonetheless.

The 15V power profile isn’t enough to fully justify the cost of an Anker power bank. But if you’re trying to pick between it any other option it makes for a good tie-breaker.

Trickle Charge Mode

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux in trickle charge mode

On the Anker, PD Redux press the button once to turn it on. Turn double press the button to active trickle charge mode. One of the four blue LEDs will turn green, indicating the mode is active. It’ll stay active for up to two hours. Or you can turn the mode off by pressing the button once.

No Fast Charging With Two Devices

The total output is limited to 18W. With no fast charging available when both USB ports are in use.

When you connect the second device you’ll notice the charging resets on the first. This is the power bank stepping down to a 5V 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 most power banks. The few I’ve seen which allow for two fast-charging devices are unusually large. There is a limit to how much current can cross its circuits without extra hardware. Which adds size, weight, and cost.

Most smaller devices will revert to their normal charging rate. Which will continue to charge the battery while they are in use. The total charge time for the two devices is about the same. Whether you fast charge them one at a time. Or charged them at a slower rate together.

Summary

The Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux has its pros and cons. Whether it is worth the price will depend on your personal needs.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux ports

On the upside, it offers a trickle charge mode for small accessories. Including Bluetooth earbuds such as Apple Airpods. It also offers a 15V power profile, making it a better option for older model Nintendo Switches. It includes a USB-C cable and travel pouch, but cable inclusion isn’t as exclusive to Anker as it once was.

On the downside, there’s no Quick Charge support. Making it less desirable for some LG and Motorola phones. Unlike previous Anker models, you lose fast charging support when using both ports. You will also pay a premium for the Anker brand and customer support. Worth it for some, but less so for others.

It’ll fast charge iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11/SE, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel. No fast charging for Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

All models of the Nintendo Switch can charge at or near their max rate. of an advantage for launch day model Switches.

Larger tablets, including the iPad Pro, will also take advantage of the 15V power profile. Though the 10,000mAh capacity is more limiting for those devices.

It comes bundled with a good USB-C cable and travel pouch, which can carry both a power bank and cable. Anker is renowned for their customer service. With 15V also supported on the input side you can use most of any USB-C power adapter to recharge it in a few hours. Including the Nintendo Switch’s AC adapter and older Apple USB-C power banks.

About Anker

Anker has U.S. based support (web, email, phone) and an 18-month warranty. And their own online community with forums. They are a beloved brand within many USB-C communities.

Bottom Line

The Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux offers the usual Anker quality and support. Including the needed USB-C cable and a decent travel pouch. Its 15V power profile offers better charge rates for some devices. But it has the same weak dual device charge rate as cheaper competitors.

Buy if you:

  • Need to fast charge iPhone, Samsung, Pixel, iPad Pro, or Nintendo Switch
  • Want to charge an original model Switch as fast as possible
  • Prefer the Anker brand and customer support

Don’t buy if you:

  • Need to fast charge a Quick Charge supporting Android phone
  • Value price over potential performance drop

You’ll want a USB-C wall charger to quickly recharge this USB-C power bank. I recommend the Anker PowerPort III Nano.

Be sure to check the Deals page to see if this or a similar charger is on sale.

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