5000mAh power banks can be useful whether you’re on the go or need something for general-purpose everyday use. They’re often extremely lightweight, small, dependable, reliable, and safe to use. Plus, their compact design is an added bonus since they can be carried around in your pocket, bag, or purse quite easily, making them some of the most portable power banks. There is also always enough juice to last throughout the day, providing a full charge or two to most smartphones available on the market.
If you’re looking to get the best 5000mAh power bank for your needs, you should at least ensure it has fast charging technology. This feature is very useful in portable chargers because it provides quick power-up whenever you need it the most for connected devices and the power bank itself. The two main types of fast charge technology are Power Delivery and Quick Charge, but those aren’t the only ones available. Other technologies like PowerIQ, i-Swift, VOOC, etc. are also available in various power banks, depending on the manufacturer.
Since these features are more reliable to use in our everyday lives, we chose to review portable chargers that have fast charging technology.
Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger
Anker’s PowerCore 5000mAh Portable Charger comes with only one option to power up your gadgets. The PowerIQ USB-A output port provides the quickest possible charge with a maximum rating of 5V/2A. It even has VoltageBoost technology, which delivers more power to the output to overcome cable resistance, ensuring a rapid charge throughout its use.
It’s also compatible with most USB devices, including Apple (Lightning cable required) and Android products except for the iPod Nano and iPod Classic. The built-in safety features provide protection against surges, short circuit, and much more to keep your devices safe. This charger has enough juice to power up an iPhone 6S two times, Galaxy S6 1.3 times, and an iPhone 6S Plus one time.
Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000
The Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000mAh is a two-in-one power bank and wall charger that has PowerIQ and VoltageBoost, which can provide a high-speed charge for your devices. It comes with a dual USB-A output port and one micro-USB input port. The USB-A output port has a rating of 5V/3A when it’s not plugged into a wall outlet. However, it’s a bit slower when it’s plugged into a wall socket with a rating of 5V/2.1A.
If you plug the charger with AC input (60 Hz) into a wall outlet, it will replenish connected devices first, then the charger, which will take 2.5 hours. You can power up any of your smartphone, tablet or USB devices thanks to the universal compatibility. This also has ten safety features built-in, providing protection for you and your gadgets. It will charge an iPhone 6 1.5 times, an iPhone 6 Plus once, and an Galaxy S7 once.
How many charges will a 5000mAh power bank provide?
In order to calculate how many times will a 50000mAh power bank charge your phones, you’ll first need to know two things:
- the actual capacity of the power bank
- the capacity of your phone’s battery
For reasons already discussed on this site, the actual capacity of a power bank is different than it’s listed or advertised capacity. In order to calculate the exact capacity as per this article, you’ll first need to actually own the device. In case you don’t already own it and are just looking to buy one, then your best bet is to estimate it.
In general, it’s safe to assume that the real capacity is somewhere around 2/3 of the listed capacity. So in the case of a 5000mAh portable charger, that would be somewhere around 3333mAh. Now you can more easily estimate how many charges you’ll get out of a 5000mAh power bank. So for example, an iPhone 12 has a 2227mAh battery, which means that you could realistically power it about 1.5 times.
Here’s a table with some common mAh values, so that you can easily estimate just how many times you’d be able to recharge your phone:
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