Thinking about buying a power bank for your smartphones and tablet, why not take it one step further and get one that is also capable of charging your laptop. A complete portable power bank that keeps all your gadgets going while you are out and about.
Fresh from looking at some of the Best Solar Panel Chargers for Laptops, we now take a look at some of the best portable external battery chargers for laptops. We know that there are only so many hours that a solar panel can see day light in a day and it is not alway convenient to charge your laptop during those hours.
It is likely that you will need your laptop to work on during the day but do not want to sit under the hot sun to get your work done. The answer is one of these high capacity external battery chargers that also chargers laptops.
It would still come with a USB port or two (or three) for your mobile devices; tablets and smartphones but unlike the basic power banks, there is a DC port offering different voltage levels suitable for charging a huge range of laptops with a handful of laptop connectors.
The combination of both the Solar Panel and Battery would ensure that you do not need a wall socket for a long time. So be sure to check out the some of the Best Solar Panel Chargers for Laptops together with the batteries listed here.
Best Portable Power Bank for Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones
NOTE: Always check the DC voltage output offered by these external chargers against the voltage output from your laptop’s power adapter and that a suitable connector is available. While most connectors or tips are offered, certain DC connectors such as those for MacBook and Surface Pro 3 are available to buy separately.
- Coosh 20,000mAh Portable External Battery Charger with USB & Universal Laptop Adapters
- Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20,000mAh 4-Port Aluminum Portable Charger External Battery with USB & 9V/12V Multi-Voltage Laptop support – ALUMINIUM BODY
- XTPower® MP-50000 Power Bank – Ultra High Capacity External Battery Pack 52,800mAh – DC and USB Charger for Laptops – ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
- OXA Frosted Box F2 20,000mAh Black High Capacity External Battery Charger
- RAVPower 23,000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack (Xtreme Series,3-Port,9V/12V/16V/19V/20V)
- Anker Astro Pro2 20,000mAh Multi-Voltage (5V/12V/16V/19V) Portable Charger
- Aukey 28,000mAh Multi-voltage (5v/12v/16v/19v) External Battery with Quick Charge – ALUMINIUM BODY
- Intocircuit® Power Castle PC26000 26,000mAh External Battery Charger for Laptops – METAL BODY
- Qi-Infinity™ Powerplant 52,800mAh External Battery Charger for Laptops – ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
- Qi-Infinity™ Powergrid 34,200mAh External Battery Charger for Laptops – HIGH CAPACITY, ALUMINIUM BODY
- Powertraveller Powergorilla 21000mAh Multi-Voltage Portable Charger
- Poweradd™ Pilot Pro 32,000mAh Monster Capacity Multi-Voltage (5V 9V 12V 16V 19V 20V) Portable – HIGH CAPACITY
- Tursion/Turcom Ultra Capacity High Quality 33,600mAh Portable Charger External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger For Laptops
- Lizone Extra Pro External 40000mAh Battery Charger with Aluminum Unibody for Laptop and Smartphones – Black/Silver – ALUMINIUM BODY
- Qi-Infinity Powerhouse 60,000mAh Battery Pack Charger – ALUMINIUM BODY, ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
A Closer Look
- One of the best rated external battery charger in the market, the Coosh, while available in only in the US is very similar to>>>
- Capacity: 20,000mAh with LED battery level indicator
- Output: DC 12V/4A,16V/3.5A,19V/3A, USB 5V/2.1A with DC voltage selector switch, 10 different DC connectors
- Dimensions & Weight: TBC, 562 g
Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20,000mAh 4-Port Aluminum Portable Charger External Battery with USB & 9V/12V Multi-Voltage Laptop support – ALUMINIUM BODY
- This is the second generation Astro Pro 2 from Anker, the equally popular first generation Astro Pro 2 is also on our list below
- Capacity: 20000mAh LCD display for battery power level
- Output: 3 x USB 5V ports with auto fast charge up 3A to DC Output 9/12V,
- Dimensions & Weight: 11.3 x 16.8 x 1.7 cm ; 508 g – LIGHTWEIGHT
XTPower® MP-50000 Power Bank – Ultra High Capacity External Battery Pack 52,800mAh – DC and USB Charger for Laptops – ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
- Overcharge protection, discharge protection and short circuit protection. The same model is also available from Qi-Infinity below.
- Capacity: 52800mAh (Laptop DC Connectors x 10 DC, DC Cable 70cm; USB to Micro USB Cable 70cm.
- Output: 2x USB 5V 2.1/1A output with a 9V, 12V, 16V, 19V and 20V (4A max) at 80W max.
- Dimensions & Weight: 215x80x57mm, 1385 grams
- Capacity: 20,000mAh with more than 500 recharge cycles and 4 LED battery level indicator
- Output: 1DC 19V/3.5A port and 1USB 5V/500mA-2000mA port; 1 Input: 19V/3.5A (DC Power connectors x 10, Phone connectors x 5)
- Dimensions & Weight: 7.7×4.8 x 0.6 inches; 24ounces
- With enough juice to charge an iPhone 12 times, a Galaxy S4 7 times and tablets serveral times. The
- Capacity: 23,000mAh
- Output: USB 1 5V 1A, USB 2 5V 2.5A, DC Output: 9V, 12V, 16V, 19V, 20V
- Dimensions & Weight: 185 x 124 x 19mm
- Similar in design to the Intocircuit Power Castle below bar the capacity, the Anker Astro Pro2 has an all metal body in brushed finish. The slightly lower capacity at 20,000mAh compared to Intocircuit Power Castle at 26,000mAh allows it to be ultra slim.
- Capacity: 20,000mAh with over 500 recharge cycles and 4 LED battery level indicator
- Output: DC for Laptop (12V/16V/19V) , 1 x USB port 5V
- Dimensions & Weight: 184 x 124 x 15mm – SLIMMEST
- Brushed aluminium finish, designed to match the MacBook Air, MacBook with Retina Display and MacBook Pro; just need the right MagSafe connector to go with it. Enough juice to charge a laptop up to 1.5 times.
- Capacity: 28,000mAh with 500 recharge cycles, 4 LED battery level indicator in circular formation, Voltage Level indicator.
- Output: 2 USB 5V 1A & 2.1A (3.1A max) port. 1 DC 12V 16V 19V/ 3.2A (max) with 10 laptop connectors, 1 x USB port 5V
- Dimensions & Weight: 10.6 x 6 x 1.9 inches, 2.8 pounds (1.27kg)
Also available: Aukey 18000mAh Multi-Voltage External Battery Charger
- Brushed metal finish in a design similar to the Anker Astro Pro2 above except thicker with bigger capacity battery capable of charging an iPhone 5 up to 12 times and iPad 2 up to 3 times.
- Capacity: 26,000mAh new Li-Polymer cell with overcharge protection, overload, over voltage, over current and short circuit protection.
- Output: DC laptop 12V /16V (65w max) and 19V Voltage Compatible With most laptops that requires 65w (19V 3.42A) with a voltage selector switch, 1 x USB
- Dimensions & Weight: 185 x 125 x 20mm, 665g
Qi-Infinity™ Powerplant 52,800mAh External Battery Charger for Laptops – ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
- Capacity: 55,800mAh
- Output: 2 USB ports, DC laptop output: 9V/12V/16V/19V/20V for most laptops with connectors for a wide range of laptops and tablets. Surface Pro 3 connector available separately.
- Dimensions & Weight: 8.2″x3″x2.3″,2.9 Lbs
Qi-Infinity™ Powergrid 34,200mAh External Battery Charger for Laptops – HIGH CAPACITY, ALUMINIUM BODY
- Capacity: 34,200mAh high capacity with 500 recharge cycles and smart LCD display provides battery capacity and regulate voltage settings
- Output: 2 X USB 5V (1A and 2.1A) ports, DC Laptop Output: DC 9V,12V,16V,19V,20V/4.5A. It also comes with a car battery jump start kit.
- Dimensions & Weight: TBC
Here are five more high capacity power banks with support for laptop charging.
Variable multi voltage DC source for laptops from 5V to 24V (5v, 8.4v, 9.5v, 12v, 16v, 19v or 24v) and a single USB socket. The Powertraveller Powergorilla is rugged and lightweight with an LCD display that shows the voltage and battery level. The unit is only 17mm thick and weights 700 grams.
Supports a wide range of DC voltage levels 9V/12V/16V/19V/20V to meet the needs of different laptops. The power bank also comes with 2 x USB ports for mobile devices.
Tursion/Turcom Ultra Capacity High Quality 33,600mAh Portable Charger External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger For Laptops
This Turcom (or Tursion in some markets) is your standard portable battery charger with multi voltage output to support laptop charging with 14 diffrent connectors and a single USB port.
Lizone Extra Pro 40000mAh External Battery Charger with Aluminum Unibody for Laptop and Smartphones – Black/Silver – ALUMINIUM BODY
- Highest efficiency energy efficiency rate 10% above the previous generation
- Charge MacBook pro 13-inch approach 2.0 times
- Charge HP Compaq laptops approach 2 times; IBM Lenovo laptops approach 2 times (with standard capacity battery)
- Lizone technology enables full speed laptop DC port (up to 4.5A 90W) and USB port charge (up to 2.1A) and universal compatibility
- No expense spared constructed with grade a Panasonic cells and premium chips, up 600 recharge cycles over the life of the battery
Qi-Infinity Powerhouse 60,000mAh Battery Pack Charger – ALUMINIUM BODY, ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY
The Qi-Infinity’s Powerhouse adapter, also known as the Qi-Infinity Slim Charger comes with two power outputs; a USB port and a DC output port. This not only lets you charge your battery and USB device at the same time when you are near a power source but also lets you power up your laptop with the right connector.
MacBook Connectors & Chargers
Most laptop connectors are included with the External Battery Pack but if you have a MacBook, you will need a DC to MagSafe connector. Also, check if you have MagSafe 1 or MagSafe 2 connector and the required voltage and current levels for your MacBook e.g. MacBook Air 13 requires 14.5Volts DC at 3.1A. There are also portable chargers designed specificially for MacBooks, see the Best Portable External Battery Chargers for MacBook.