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If you’re in the market for a portable battery bank, you have to consider what type of portable battery power will best suit your needs. Different types of power banks have different strengths. We’ll explore some of the differences and what the advantages can be depending on your individual circumstances.
Type of Connection Available
One of the fundamental requirements for your power bank has to be that it connects with the devices with which you want to use this type of portable power. If you have a device that charges with a USB-C, for instance, you’ll need to make sure you get a USB-C power bank or at least one that has one or more slots that fit the USB-C size of cables. Using adapters, while possible, is cumbersome and less than ideal, essentially defeating the purpose of using an all-in-one power solution.
If you want to power multiple devices, you’ll need to check to see that it has the ability to connect with each type of device. A power source that serves as a portable laptop charger could also connect to your phone, but it might not be compatible with your camera and drone, for example. Ideally, you’ll find an all-in-one power source that connects with all your devices. It’s even better if the portable battery bank has the capability to power all your devices at once.
Considering Maximum Power Capacity
Battery banks differ in the maximum power capacity that they can handle. For example, though both of these are high-capacity power banks, a 25600 mAh battery has twice the capacity of a 12800 battery. Even if you are not particularly familiar with the types of measurements for power storage and output, capacity specifications can be important in finding the right battery for you.
Power capacity can be associated with portability for a portable battery bank, meaning that, often, the more portable battery power a bank has, the heavier and/or larger it will be. While this association does not always apply, in general, lower-capacity power banks have the strength of being easier to move around, in contrast to their counterparts, which have the strength of a higher power capacity.
Features and Ease of Use
Obviously, not all power banks are created equal, and different brands or models within the same brand will include differing features. Some power banks work without cables, for example, while others require specific cables to work correctly.
Along with features comes ease of use. Power banks with more features may require a more complicated interface that could be overwhelming for some users who are looking for a simpler experience. The strength of a streamlined user experience could mean choosing a power bank with less features so the focus is just on specified functions.
Customizing Your Power to You
Now that we’ve gone through some of the main differences between different types of portable battery banks, you’re ready to determine what type of portable battery power is best for you. If you’re looking for a bank that charges a large number of devices at once that can sustain that level of power over a long period of time, you may need a power bank with a higher power capacity. If instead you prioritize something that’s easy to immediately learn how to use and is light and easy to carry, a lower-capacity, smaller power bank may be more of your preference.
This guide is a generalized overview on purpose because ultimately the specifics are up to you. Customize your portable battery power to your specific needs so that you find the type of portable battery bank ideally suited to you.
The Strength of Omnicharge
At Omnicharge, we offer portable battery banks that are easy-to-use all-in-one power sources with large power capacity and plenty of features. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate power bank for camping trips or you’re a business owner seeking enterprise solutions to provide company-wide power, Omnicharge devices come in a variety of different strengths to meet your needs.