Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Power Bank (A1235) In-Depth Review: Compact Wonder
At present, there are nearly 100 phones that support USB PD charging, along with more and more notebooks, tablets, and game consoles already begun to adopt the USB PD fast charging protocol. The increasing number of USB PD supported devices has led to the development of related charging accessories, such as chargers, power banks and so on. ANKER, a well-known charging accessories manufacturer, recently introduced a 10000mAh USB PD fast charging power bank with a USB-A port and a USB-C port, which is known as the 1A1C configuration. Let's take a deeper look at this light and compact power bank.
The ANKER PowerCore 10000 PD comes with classic ANKER package design featuring a clean white box with blue accents.
Our review unit is a Chinese domestic version.
PD output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A
PD input: 5V/3A, 9V/2A
PIQ output: 5V/2A
Totall output: 5V/3A
Rated capacity: 5500mAh (5V/3A)
Battery capacity: 10000mAh 3.63V/36.3Wh
The power bank lays inside the blue paper tray.
Package contents: power bank, USB-C to USB-C cable, mesh pouch, user manual, warranty card, qualification certificate, and list of hazardous substances in electronic products.
The included USB-C to USB-C cable, made from TPE material with uni-body connectors.
The included mesh pouch.
The ANKER Powercore 10000PD power bank is made of engineering plastic in an rounded cylindrical body with subtle matte finish. It offers great hand-feel and is also non-slip.
The front has a diagonal 45-degree striped texture, with engraved ANKER logo in the center.
Four LED indicators and a power button at the side.
The Anker Powercore 10000 PD has two ports. The USB-C port is a bidirectional PD port for both input and output, while the USB-A is solely for output.
Specifications on the bottom.
Thickness comparison to a 1 Yuan RMB coin.
Compared to an iPhone Xs.
It weighs 196.1g (6.9oz) which is one of the lighter ones for a 1000mAh power bank.
1. Charging protocols test
With ChargerLAB Power-Z KT001 USB Power Monitor, we know that its USB-A port supports Apple 2.4A charging protocol.
And its USB-C port supports USB PD protocol only.
2. PDO reading
PDO information reveals its USB-C port is capable of PD3.0 quick charging output in 5V/3A, 9V/2A, and 15V/1.25A.
3. Compatibility Test
1) USB-C output
Use the USB-C port to charge the iPhone XS Max, we are getting 8.90V 1.95A 17.32W, under PD protocol.
Our iPad mini5 is getting 14.91V 1.19A 17.79W, under PD protocol.
Our Huawei Mate 20 Pro is getting 8.91V 1.74A 15.47W, under PD protocol.
Our Mi9 is getting 8.90V 1.89A 16.84W, under PD protocol.
Our Samsung Galaxy S10+ is getting 8.92V 1.63A 14.50W, under PD protocol.
As we can see, the USB-C port of the Anker Powercore 10000 PD enables PD fast charging for all supported phones.
2) USB-A output
Use the USB-A port to charge the iPad mini5, we are getting 4.56V 2.13A 9.91W, under Apple 2.4A protocol.
Our iPhone XS Max is getting 5.07V 2.04A 10.32W under Apple 2.4A protocol.
As we can see, the USB-A port of the Anker Powercore 10000 PD enables Apple 2.4A charging for supported Apple devices.
1) USB-C input
Use the Apple 61W PD charger to charge the Anker Powercore 10000 PD, we are getting 15.11V 1.12A 16.87W, under PD fast charging protocol.
er bank supports dual-port simultaneous output, and the output has a two-way independent design. Using its USB-C port to charge the Mi 6 and while using the USB-A port to charge the iPhone Xs Max, the USB-C port output is 8.89V 1.57A 13.97W, while the USB-A port output is 5.06V 2.12A 10.71W, a total power of 24.68W. Imagine such powerful dual port output in such a small package, that's darn impressive.
III ChargerLAB conclusion
Anker Powercore 10000 PD offers great versatility with its compact size and a 10000mAh capacity with USB-C and USB-A dual port design.
Powerful dual port output with USB PD and 2.4A output at the same time, which is very rare on the market for its size.
It is a great choice for Apple consumers and PD device owners who what fast charging and portability.