It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a new power bank review. Today we are looking at the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank.
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|20000mAh provides power for multiple charges||None|
|Included 4 ft USB-C cable|
|Textured finish resists marks|
Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank – Unboxing
In the box is the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank (Model # OD-B5), a 4 ft. USB-C to USB-C cable, a User Guide and a 24-month Product Warranty card.
The Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0. For those of you who may not be familiar with these technologies, here is how Odec describes them.
“ USB Power Delivery is a universal multi-voltage charging standard that dynamically negotiates power output over a USB Type-C connection to safely and efficiently recharge a wide range of compatible devices.”
“Quick Charge compatible devices can be charged up to four times faster than conventional chargers. Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and is up to 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Quick Charge 3.0 is backward compatible to Quick Charge 2.0 / 1.0 devices.”
Inside the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank case is a 20000mAh Lithium Polymer battery delivering 74Wh.
The top of the outer case has a textured finish. Aside from adding to the appearance of battery pack, the texture improves the grip of the pack.
The Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank measures 5.6” x 2.7” x 1.1” (142mm x 68mm x 28mm) and weighs 4.5 oz (410g). While slightly heavier than some of the power banks we have reviewed, it stills fits in your hand well and feels solid when placed on a surface. There was no issue putting the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank in our backpack for easy transport.
that indicate the charge status of the unit. There is a slight delay in the LEDs lighting after the button is pushed, but the LEDs also remain lit for almost 40 seconds once the button is pushed, which is a nice feature. We also found it very comfortable to grip the power bank in our hand and press the button with our thumb.
The working end of the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank two (2) USB – A ports for power output and one USB – C port for input and output.. Here are the power specifications for all three ports.
|USB-C Input||20W Power Delivery (3.0)||DC 5V 3A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A|
|USB-C Output||20W Power Delivery (3.0)||DC 5V 3A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A|
|USB Output 1 / 2||Quick Charge 3.0||DC 5V 3A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A|
You can charge multiple devices at once using all three ports but you cannot charge the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank while it is being used to charge another device.
Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank – Test Results
As we have often said, hardware like power banks are difficult to test since we expect them to either work or not. In the case of the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank, we were not disappointed.
Overall, the fit and finish of the power bank was excellent. Initially, we didn’t expect the textured finish on the top of the case to be anything special but we have to admit, it add not only an improved look, but an improved functionality, since the texture makes the power bank easy to hold.
With 20000mAh, you have plenty of power available. The Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank can recharge an iPhone 11 Pro 4.8 times and an iPad Pro 1.8 times.
Finally, we appreciate the 4 ft. USB-C cable included in the box. One of our long time complaints has been the extremely short cables usually included with these products. With a 4 ft. cable, you can at least, connect the power bank to an outlet and still keep it in reach.
Since Odec was a new brand to us, we thought you would like to know a little about them. This information is from their web site.
It all starts with the lost pair of Airpods. We start to think about how to this nonsense and getting cheaper and more fitted headphones for not just me but everyone else. Luckily, we found a group of friends who are also passionate about making better and more affordable products.
A team from America, Australia and Hongkong, coming together, determined to make better and affordable products that stand long-lasting time. With the mission of “Upgrade Your Desk for Less”, Odec has grown to become one of the industry leaders, providing millions of customers from around the world.
Odec is committed to transforming the world positively, not only through our products but through consistent actions.
While ensuring functionality and practicality, Odec attaches great importance to product durability to minimize the impact of waste on the environment. Through continuous innovation and design, we strive to create a sustainable future.
We promise to donate 1% of the profit of each product sold by Odec to environmental charity organizations. To make more contributions to the sustainable development of the earth.
The Bottom Line
The days of small, single use power banks seem to be fading. With fairly compact power banks like the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank, there is really no excuse for not having plenty of spare power while on the go.
With its 20000mAh battery, multiple ports and included 4 ft charging cable, it has the perfect combination of form and function.
The Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank comes with a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty, and is available from Amazon.
We would like to thank the folks at Odec for providing the Odec 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank for our testing and review.
What is your favorite power bank? Do you think 20000mAh is too big to carry around, or perhaps not big enough for a road warrior? Why not join the conversation and leave a comment below.
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