Best USB-C Portable Power Chargers for MacBook and MacBook Pro iMore 2020

Did you decide this was the year when you finally bought a MacBook? Was the one that you purchased a replacement for an earlier model, or is this your first foray into the MacBook world? Regardless, along with your new computer, you should consider purchasing a portable battery pack or power bank, so you never have to worry about running out of power. Here are some of the best USB-C battery packs on the market.

Our pick: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD

Staff favorite

My favorite power bank, thanks to its compact design, offers high-speed charging for phones, tablets, and yes, USB-C notebooks. It features one USB-C and two USB ports. The Anker PowerCore+ also features a 26,800mAh battery and provides two battery charges for the average laptop between charges.

$130 at Amazon

Juice it up: Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL

Mophie has long been known for making high-quality accessories for Apple products, and the Powerstation USB-C XXL continues this trend. This beautifully-designed battery pack will extend the battery life of a USB-C MacBook for up to 14 hours. It does so thanks to its advanced 19,500mAh battery that provides rapid charging rates up to 30W.

$150 at Amazon

Universal solution: USB C Power Bank RAVPower

With a 26,800mAh battery capacity, this RAVPower portal charger uses iSmart 2.0 technology to automatically detect and adjust the charging current to obtain the fastest charge. You can recharge the battery through the Type-C port in just four to five hours compared to 14 hours for similar products.

$76 at Amazon

The workhorse: MAXOAK 36000mAh Power Bank

The MAXOAK 36,000mAh Power Bank is an ideal companion for your Apple laptop. Able to handle laptops up to 87 watts, you can take this power bank anywhere to get the job done.

$136 at Amazon

Another suitable choice: Zendure 20100mAh Ultra-Durable PD Power Bank

Here's a 45W USB-C portable charger that's available in various colors, including jet black and silver. With a 20,100mAh capacity, this item will fully charge your MacBook 1.5 times between charges.

$60 at Amazon

Budget pick: ZMI USB PD Backup Battery & Hub

With Quick Charge 3.0, the ZMI USB PD offers a 20,000mAH capacity battery and also doubles as a USB 2.0 hub with USB-C port. This is the one to get if you're short on space since it's so tiny.

$70 at Amazon

Great price: USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100mAh

The USB-C power delivery charges almost any device at a huge 45W output, and all for a low price. It's ideally suited for both MacBook and MacBook Air.

$56 at Amazon

Blazing charging time: Crave PD Power Bank

With 50,000mAh capacity, this battery gets the job done rather quickly, although you'll have to pay for the privilege. Compact and portable, it still fits in your bag, suitcase, or purse with ease.

$200 at Amazon

Includes wall charger: Jackery Supercharge 26800 PD

The powerful Jackery charges USB-C laptops and other devices and comes with a 45W wall charger, so you can charge on the go (outlets withstanding, of course). It includes 26,800mAh capacity.

$120 at Amazon

Make your choice

A MacBook is a fabulous computer. However, it's little more than a paperweight if it's out of power. Portal power chargers come in various styles and price points. They are great to have when you're away from home and finding an electrical plug isn't possible. Just make sure your charger has juice before you leave your home!

Hint: Many of these are often on sale so keep that in mind.

Get the one we like the best, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD or try something else like the Mophie Powerstation or Jackery Supercharge. Whichever one you choose will get you added peace of mind. The choice is yours.

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