The battery features four ports: USB-A for input and output, microUSB for recharging, Lightning input also for recharging and a Quick Charge 3 USB-A port. Apart from charging the Nintendo Switch, I’ve found the Quick Charge 3 port to be the battery pack’s most useful port, allowing me to charge supported devices — like the HTC 10 and LG G5 — at a rapid rate. I can also charge basically any USB powered device via the battery, including almost any phone I own. The battery pack itself is charged via microUSB or Lightning.
While the power pack doesn’t feature a USB-C port, which is admittedly disappointing, it does include a USB-A-to-C cable, allowing for easy charging of USB-C devices like the Nintendo Switch or any recently released smartphone that features the newer charging technology.
The charger does, however, have downsides beyond its hefty weight. For example. Aukey’s multi-coloured power lights are difficult to follow, with the battery opting to display zero to 30 percent battery with a red light, 30 to 70 percent with green and 70 to 100 percent with white. This makes it hard to tell exactly how much battery life is left in the pack.
It’s also worth mentioning that while I rarely used the battery pack to charge my MacBook, in one instance while trying to hit a tight deadline and traveling on a plane, putting my computer to sleep first and then charging it, allowed me to jump back into working on the story roughly 20 minutes later with about 30 percent battery life.
All in you can expect the battery to last at least 12 hours of charging with some devices, though it depends on what port you’re using and how often you charge your device as well as what its voltage is.
The Aukey 30,000mAH Quick Charge 3.0 battery pack is priced at $69.99 CAD on Amazon.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Engineered to refuel devices up to 4x faster than conventional charging. Powered by INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage) Technology for fine-tuned power output and more optimized charging cycles. Up to 45% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 & compatible with a full range of USB connector types, from A to C.
Advanced circuitry and built in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and over charging.
Designed to work with all popular USB powered devices from iPhones to Android phones, tablets, photography gear, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and more.
24 Month Warranty
Whether it’s your first AUKEY purchase or you’re back for more, rest assured that we’re in this together: All AUKEY products are backed by our 24 Month Product Warranty.
Battery Indicator Light
Press the power button once to check the remaining battery level. Battery level is indicated by the color of the LED indicator light. green battery indicator light means your Power Bank is charging, when it reaches 100% the light will turn white.
Red 0 – 30%
Green 30% – 70%
White 70% – 100%
Micro-USB Input: 5V 2.4A
Lightning Input: 5V 2.4A
Output 1 (Quick Charge 3.0): 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
Output 2 (AiPower): 5V 2.4A
Dimensions: 5.9” × 3.3” × 1.1”
Weight: 20.46 oz