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mrinterested wrote: If you read some of the reviews for the item you will see someone reporting that the USB-C port is indeed input/output.
This is correct. I purchased this power bank during the holidays and can confirm that the USB-C port works for both input and output.
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ASharp wrote: This is correct. I purchased this power bank during the holidays and can confirm that the USB-C port works for both input and output.
Do you recommend this product?
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one review states
"You can't charge and use the phone at the same time, ..."

which is usually indicative of a lower quality charging chip
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HammerJoe wrote: 10000 is not that big imo.
I bought couple weeks ago a 20000 for $20.00 on Amazon.
These things are always on sale, look around.
Some people value portability over capacity, 10k might fit in a pocket, 20k definitely won’t. This is a nice price for QC 3.0 with USB-C.

Link to the 20k? With a lot of cheap brands they’ll say that but it’s actually much less capacity.
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I have a couple and they’re great! charges my xs max relatively quick while i have pokémon go running. They have been cheaper though, the 2 i bought were $15 about 6 months ago and $12.99 during the last black friday sale.
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mrinterested wrote: USB-C ports are usually input/output by definition.
That is unless the manufacturer went out of their way to configure the port to be one way only (which is possible but seems unlikely)

If you read some of the reviews for the item you will see someone reporting that the USB-C port is indeed input/output.

While i don't own this particular power bank, i do own another power bank that also has USB-C and micro-USB ports, and the USB-C port is both input/output.
The online description for my power bank also incorrectly listed input only for the USB-C port. The manual that came with it, plus the printed specification written on the physical device clearly stated input and output values for the USB-C port.

I think that many sites are just lazy and instead of reading the manuals, they are listing specifications with a cut and paste of older micro usb models, and they don't grasp the fact that USB-C ports can do both input and output.
This is game changing info for me. Thank you so much!
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HammerJoe wrote: 10000 is not that big imo.
I bought couple weeks ago a 20000 for $20.00 on Amazon.
These things are always on sale, look around.
You can find 15k or 20k for $20-30 on amazon but you likely won't find one that has ubc-c on it. That's the true value in this and honestly this is only a good deal if you plan on using the powerbank to charge a switch or a type-c device (non-PD). If you don't need that, i recommend waiting for a sale on anker, ravpower, or other brand powerbanks that go on sale pretty regularly cause a better deal can be had. However if you need/want that usb-c port, this is a good deal. I'm thinking of buying one just to toss in the car to have an extra powerbank (and one with usb-c so slightly faster charge on some devices).
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Paigne wrote: You can find 15k or 20k for $20-30 on amazon but you likely won't find one that has ubc-c on it. That's the true value in this and honestly this is only a good deal if you plan on using the powerbank to charge a switch or a type-c device (non-PD). If you don't need that, i recommend waiting for a sale on anker, ravpower, or other brand powerbanks that go on sale pretty regularly cause a better deal can be had. However if you need/want that usb-c port, this is a good deal. I'm thinking of buying one just to toss in the car to have an extra powerbank (and one with usb-c so slightly faster charge on some devices).
You think it can charge a Switch?
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xumei wrote: You think it can charge a Switch?
Any usb charger can charge a Switch.

If the USB-C can output 15W then you can charge and play the Switch also (I assume that's what you are REALLY asking). Probably only in handheld mode though.
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number8888 wrote: Any usb charger can charge a Switch.

If the USB-C can output 15W then you can charge and play the Switch also (I assume that's what you are REALLY asking). Probably only in handheld mode though.
How does the "output" of this power bank compare with similar priced Type C ones?
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xumei wrote: You think it can charge a Switch?
Based on specs yes, it advertised as 3A so it should charge faster than most powerbanks that advertise at 2.4A (or lower). It won't charge as fast as a PD usb-c charger that goes up to 18W (any higher won't matter for switch).

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