Best Power Banks – Buyer’s Guide

Smart Phones, Laptops have become an important part of our daily life and work. They have become so entwined with our normal day-to-day functioning that without them, proper functioning is not guaranteed.  All these electronic devices work on battery. The batteries usually last only a day after full charging on normal usage, even lesser on intensive Usage. Laptops work on an average of 4-5 hours without charging. This is not just limited to smartphones and laptops. Even digital cameras, eBook Reader or any other portable devices that work on rechargeable battery face the same problem. This is where Power Banks come in to help. Power Banks are a portable battery device that can charge electronic items like phones, laptops, etc when a charging point is unavailable. They extend the battery life by a day or two.

Best Power Banks In India

Let us look at some of the top Power Banks available in India. But before that let’s discuss a few points to be kept in mind before finalizing which power Bank to invest in.

1. Capacity

Capacity is the most important factor to be considered while buying a Power Bank. Capacity depends on the type of the phone or device to be charged. In case a phone has a battery of 2000 mAH, it is advisable to get a power bank with 2-3 times the phone battery i.e. between 4000 mAH to 8000 mAH.

Bigger devices like laptops require higher capacity power banks. However, one should be careful as the capacity increases the size of the lithium batteries also increase which makes the power bank bulkier and heavier. Which may make it difficult to carry during travel

2. USB Ports

Power banks usually come with single output ports for charging. However multiple USB ports are preferred as they would allow charging of multiple devices at the same time. Some power banks also provide the feature of having multiple output current rating. Most USB ports come with standard ports. however, some ports have different sizes so that the scope of supported devices is increased.

3. Quality

It is advisable to buy power banks from brands which have already been established and are widely used. They may prove to be costlier than their less popular counterparts. But this is safer than connecting the cheaper power bank to costly smartphones or laptops. Cheaper power banks may not have security features that prevent overheating, short circuit protection, over charging, etc which may result in damage to the device being charged and to the power bank itself.

4. Led Indicators

Led Indicators are very useful to gauge the level of charging present in the power bank. It would become very difficult otherwise to guess if the power bank is fully charged or not. Most power banks have led indicator bar with different colors so that the user is immediately aware of the status of Power Bank.

5. Weight Size ratio

Weight and size of the power bank are important as we need a portable device rather than a bulky, cumbersome one which a person would rather keep at home. This beats the purpose of having a power bank. The dimensions of the power bank should be such that it easily fits into travel luggage or carry on.

Since we have discussed some of the important factors to be kept in mind while choosing a Power Bank let us look at some of the best power Banks in India.

List of Best Power Banks With Specifications:

1. Mi Power Bank

mi power bank

  • Capacity: 20,000 mAH. Since it has a large capacity it can also support laptop devices along with smartphones
  • Dimension: 15cm x 7cm x4cm
  • Body: It has a complete Plastic Body, with textured back to improve grip and prevent slipping
  • Colour: Only white
  • Output Ports: Two USB ports are available for charging
  • Weight: 358 grams

2. Intex IT PB11K

intex

  • Capacity: 11,000 mAH.
  • Dimension: 14.2cm x 6.3cm x 2.6cm
  • Body: It has a complete Plastic Body
  • Colour: Black, White
  • Output Ports: Three USB ports are available for charging. Two ports provide an output at 5V and 2A. A third port provides an output at 5V and 1A
  • Weight: 308 grams
  • The power bank charging cord is separate
  • Led Indicators are available

3. Lenovo PA1

 Lenovo PA1

  • Capacity: 13,000 mAH.
  • Dimension: 14.1cm x 6.4cm x 2.2cm
  • Body: It has a complete Plastic Body, rounded edges with a matte finish on the exterior to prevent slipping.
  • Colour: Only White
  • Output Ports: Two USB ports are available for charging.
  • Weight: 399 grams
  • The power bank charging cord is separate
  • Led Indicators are available

4. Ambrane p1111

Ambrane

  • Capacity: 10,000 mAH.
  • Dimension: 14.2cm x 6cm x 2.6cm
  • Body: It has a complete Plastic Body, with an octagonal shape for good grip.
  • Colour: Black, White, White – Blue, Silver, Gold
  • Output Ports: Two USB ports are available for charging.
  • Weight: 277 grams
  • The power bank charging cord is separate
  • Led Indicators are available
  • Torch feature is also present in this model

5. Syska Power Pro 200

Syska Power bank

  • Capacity: 20,000 mAH.
  • Dimension: 15.8cm x 8.2cm x 2.4cm. It is bigger than the average size of power banks available on the market. But it can be justified due to the larger capacity.
  • Body: It has a complete Plastic Body
  • Colour: Black, White
  • Output Ports: Two USB ports are available for charging. One port provide the output at 5V and 2A. The second port provides the output at 5V and 1A
  • Weight: 404 grams
  • The power bank charging cord is separate
  • Led Indicators are available

All the voltage values indicated are DC voltages.

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