Choetech 15,600mAh Quick Charge 2.0 portable charger review
Choetech has released a 15,600mAh portable power bank with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 output and input. This means you can charge your devices at up to 2.4amps, but you can also recharge the massive power brick in under eight hours.
It has dual USB output: one Quick Charge 2.0 capable of delivering 2.4amps, and the other is a standard 1amp universal, which is kind of sad as this limits the battery pack to 3.4amp total output and only one person getting QC2 speeds.
What’s very interesting is the inputs. The Choetech 15,600mAh charger has two inputs – a microUSB and an Apple Lightning connector. If you’re on the Apple side of the ecosystems, it means you can carry around one fewer cables. The MicroUSB side, according to the product page, can charge via QC2.0 at 2.1amps.
Interestingly, according to the manual, it will also charge via anything at 2.1 amps, and I don’t have a good test to tell if a 2.1amp microUSB QC 2.0 charges faster than an Apple Lightning connector, but if it does do QC2.0 input, it might. Also according to the manual 10 hours to charge via lightning connector, 7.5 via QC2.0. There ya go.
The unit comes in fairly bland packaging and includes a charging cable, but you’ll need to provide a power source. It uses Samsung brand batteries as a back end, so if you’re not too familiar with the Choetech line of products, most of the lifting side is Samsung.
I’ll point out that this is a brick, but a brick with enough juice to charge six cell phones from dead to full in about six hours (assuming they’re QC2.0), or you could drop it to about four hours by charging on both ports and doing some swap outs.
Eh, it’s a good charger, thick, only drawbacks are weight and the single QC2.0 2+ amp charging port; however, that might not be an issue for you. I have very little use for a 1amp charging port and wish this unit could charge my phone quickly and my tablets. Your needs will vary of course.
The Choetech 15,600mAh Quick Charge 2.0 portable charger is available from Amazon for $35.99.