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Review of the EnergyQC Portable Power Banks

Walter Shillington writes about products he knows firsthand. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items.

The EnergyQC 5000mAh Portable Charger and its sibling, the 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

The EnergyQC 5000mAh Portable Charger and its sibling, the 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

I’ve had fun testing a selection of impressively effective portable power stations this year. I’ve already reviewed two of these handy gadgets and plan to evaluate another later this week.

A portable power station will be a helpful accessory if you own many electronic devices. These stations are powerful and versatile enough to charge several hungry devices simultaneously and usually include an auxiliary AC outlet.

But power stations are not for everyone. They are large, relatively heavy, and burdened with hefty price tags.

Most of us would prefer an inexpensive power bank that could be used to recharge our phone during a power failure or while traveling. A device small and light enough to store in a briefcase or purse would be ideal.

Today I am examining a pair of portable chargers from EnergyQC. While not particularly fancy, these power banks are inexpensive and capable of charging a modern smartphone.

View of 5000mAh power bank being charged at the power station.  The 10000mAh power bank is charging my iPhone

View of 5000mAh power bank being charged at the power station. The 10000mAh power bank is charging my iPhone

EnergyQC 5000mAh Power Bank Description

This tiny charger is about the size and shape of a Maglite. It is 4.3 inches long, 1.06 inches in diameter, and weighs 3.5 ounces.

The power bank’s side-mounted pushbutton is surrounded by a four-segment light that indicates the charge level of its non-removable 5000mAh lithium-ion battery.

A pair of USB ports are mounted to the butt end of this power bank. The USB-A output is limited to 5V 2.1A, and the Micro USB input accepts 5V 2.0A. A short cable used for charging this device is supplied.

This power bank can be fully charged within two hours. The time it needs to charge a phone varies according to the size and state of the phone’s battery. For example, it would require several hours to charge a completely depleted iPhone 13 Pro Max. And, since the capacity of this power bank is 5000mAh, it could only fully charge this phone once.

EnergyQC 5000mAh Power Bank

EnergyQC 5000mAh Power Bank

EnergyQC 5000mAh Power Bank

EnergyQC 5000mAh Power Bank

Specifications

  • Brand: EnergyQC
  • Name: Portable Charger 5000mAh
  • Model: EnergyCell 5000
  • Battery: 5000mAh lithium-ion
  • Input: 5V 2A
  • Output: 5V 2.1A
  • Compatibility: Most devices
  • Weight: 99 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Length: 110 millimeters (4.3 inches)
  • Diameter: 27 millimeters (1.06 inches)
  • Color: Black (other colors are available)
  • Package contents: power bank, power bank charging cable, user guide, and cloth carrying bag

EnergyQC 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger Description

While small enough to fit in a purse or briefcase, this unit is best suited as an emergency charger for your home. The device weighs six ounces and is oblongly shaped. It is 2 inches wide, 4.1 inches deep, and 1 inch high.

Like its smaller sibling, this power bank is fitted with a side-mounted pushbutton surrounded by a light that indicates the internal battery’s charge state.

A pair of USB ports are mounted to the end of this device. The USB-A output is limited to 5V 2.4A and the Micro USB input can accept 5V 2.0A.

It takes about two hours to charge this power bank fully. The time needed to charge a connected electronic device depends directly on the size and state of the device’s battery. For example, charging a fully depleted iPhone 13 Pro Max would require several hours. However, because the internal battery of this power bank is twice the size of its smaller sibling, it could recharge this smartphone twice.

EnergyQC 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

EnergyQC 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

EnergyQC 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

EnergyQC 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger

Specifications

  • Brand: EnergyQC
  • Name: 10000mAh Portable Phone Charger
  • Model: EnergyCell 10000
  • Battery: 10000mAh lithium-ion
  • Input: 5V 2A
  • Output: 5V 2.4A
  • Compatibility: Most devices
  • Weight: 172 grams (6.05 ounces)
  • Width: 50 millimeters (2 inches)
  • Depth: 104 millimeters (4.1 inches)
  • Height: 25 millimeters (1 inch)
  • Color: Black (other colors are available)
  • Package contents: power bank, power bank charging cable, and user guide

Overall Impression

These power banks are aimed at the budget-conscious consumer who, never-the-less, recognizes the value of a device that can recharge their dying smartphone during times when AC power is not available.

The smaller unit is purse-sized, lightweight, and would be worth its weight in gold if you’re trapped in an airport and can’t call a taxi because your phone’s battery has just died.

The larger power bank will keep your electronic devices up and running during those unpleasant and inconvenient power outages.

While these devices are neither exciting nor feature-packed, they are capable, versatile, and well-priced. If the combination of good value and effectiveness is what you require, both the 5000mAh and the 10000mAh models are worth a close look.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Walter Shillington