Zendure A8QC 26800mAh Power Bank with Qualcomm QC 3.0 Technology

Funded with a Kickstarter project this is heavy duty charger and no mistake. It has a sort of industrial chic retro look to it and appears to have been made in a Glasgow steelworks in about 1939. In fact it is no more heavy than any other similarly sized charger I have tried.

In the rather attractive mid market box is the charger itself, a short USB to micro-USB charging cable with a weird USB plug of a type I have not seen before, a soft carry bag and a User Guide. The User Guide is well printed and well written if rather small. I enclose a scan of it on the end of my unboxing video.

The device has a fold out two pin USA plug built into it but this can be easily replaced with either the EU or UK plugs included which snap in place to make a single robust and secure charger. The unit has four USB ports. There is one One QC 3.0 port which can output at 5V/3.0A,9V/2.0A,12V/1.5A (18W Max) compatible devices and this port is colour coded green for easy identification. Coloured blue are the three standard USB ports which will smart power your devices up to 5V/.1A per port. It is a pity there is no USB-C port available and this is the only feature this charger lacks. It does however have pass through charging which means even when the internal battery is depleted it will still charge at full power when itself connected to a suitable USB 5V power source.

It works well I found. All the devices I attached charged up speedily enough with no sign of over heating either from the attached devices or the charger itself. The charger is well made and robust enough for sustained heavy use.

One of the selling points of this charger is the robust construction and I was able to replicate their sales video by driving my own car over the PowerBank. I was nervous enough to protect the unit from tarmac scratches with a cloth but probably need not have bothered as it came through fully unmarked.

This is a very capacity, high output Power bank and charger with This is a good quality charger, not the cheapest available but well worth the price for the build quality and high power output.

The Good
Great Build quality
QC 3 port
Smart charging ports
Good User Guide
Pass through charging

The Bad
No USB-C port
Expensive

 

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