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
- Juice it up: Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL
- Universal solution: USB C Power Bank RAVPower
- The workhorse: MAXOAK 36000mAh Power Bank
- Another suitable choice: Zendure 20100mAh Ultra-Durable PD Power Bank
- Budget pick: ZMI USB PD Backup Battery & Hub
- Great price: USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20100mAh
- Blazing charging time: Crave PD Power Bank
- Includes wall charger: Jackery Supercharge 26800 PD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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