Best Portable Batteries for Mac mini iMore 2021
If you've picked up a recent Mac mini, then presumably you want to use it at a desk, as part of a home theater setup, or in some other creative way where it mostly stays put. But, if you are looking to use your Mac mini as a portable computer, you'll need a hefty power supply to make it happen. While none of these batteries will allow you to use your Mac mini at maximum power, they'll allow you to use your Mac for most tasks at least. Here are some of the best Mac mini portable batteries you can buy right now.
- Maximum power: Anker Powerhouse II 400
- Power it all: Powkey 200-Watt Portable Power Bank
- Small, but powerful: Energizer Portable Power Station
- Power through it: Jackery Portable Power Station
- Your power pal: Rockpals Portable Generator
- Powerful Progeny: Progeny Portable Power Station
Maximum power: Anker Powerhouse II 400Staff Favorite
Anker's Powerhouse II 400 packs a lot of power, featuring a 108,000mAh battery, three USB-A ports, and one USB-C port for charging your gadgets, a car charger, two DC ports, and a standard power outlet. It should give your Mac mini enough power to perform basic tasks for a few hours.
Power it all: Powkey 200-Watt Portable Power Bank
Powkey's power bank provides enough power to get your Mac mini up and running, featuring two AC power outlets, four USB slots, and a 12V power output. You can charge this bank through a standard wall outlet or a separate solar charger.
Small, but powerful: Energizer Portable Power Station
This battery bank is small yet powerful. This 240-watt, 75,000mAh power bank supports powering your devices with two USB-A ports, a QC3.0 port, a USB-C port, two AC outlets, and three DC outputs. Its small size makes it a good companion for the Mac Mini.
Power through it: Jackery Portable Power Station
This 67000mAh battery bank is ready for any adventure on which you want to take your Mac mini. It can be charged through an AC adapter, a 12V car charger, or a solar charger.
Your power pal: Rockpals Portable Generator
This 64,800mAh battery will offer your Mac mini a few hours of usage. It features a couple of USB ports for phone charging as well as AC outlets you can use to power your Mac. Solar panels can charge it, so it's great for outdoor trips.
Powerful Progeny: Progeny Portable Power Station
This 80,818mAh battery weighs only seven pounds. The Progeny features three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one AC outlet, three DC ports, and a wireless charger at the top for your phone.
Of all of these portable power supplies, I'd probably go with the Anker Powerhouse. It's expensive, but it packs a lot of power, more than any of the other batteries on this list. Just keep in mind, with any of these, that you don't want to push your Mac mini to its limits, or these power supplies will trip and cut off power to your Mac.
You could also take a look at the Progeny Power Station. It doesn't have the capacity of the Powerhouse, but it's also much less expensive while providing much of the same functionality, including built-in power outlets, USB charging ports, and it has wireless charging for your phone, which the Powerhouse doesn't include.
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