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Charge your phone on the go with the best power banks in Malaysia for 2021! With one of these portable battery chargers, you won’t have to worry about running out of battery.

Or having to search for a usable charging port! This makes them highly convenient if you’re constantly on the move.

If you want to know which are the best fast charging power banks to get, have a look at our streamlined list of the 13 best power banks you can find in Malaysia today.

Power Bank Types

Apart from the size and capacity, there are a few types of power banks you can get:

1. Standard Power Bank

Also known as universal power banks, these are the most common type of power banks.

They usually have LED lights to indicate the power level or charging status, a USB port to charge the power bank itself, and one or two output ports to charge your devices with.

2. Wireless Power Bank

Through inductive charging, these power banks provide a wire-free experience when charging your Smartphone or other small electronics (as long as they’re compatible). 

Though you might still need a wire (e.g. USB slot) to charge the power banks themselves!

3. Solar Power Bank

The photovoltaic panel on top is a prominent feature of a solar power bank.

Which allows them to harness energy from the sun (Albeit slowly) to supplement (i.e. trickle charge) the power they already have.

Other than this, these power banks have the same function as a regular power bank.

13 Best Power Bank Malaysia 2021

  • Best Overall Power Bank (for new devices) – Anker A1231 PowerCore Slim
  • Best High Capacity Power Bank – ELOOP E29 30000mAh
  • Best Lightweight/Slim Power Bank – Aukey PB-XN10
  • Best Wireless Power Bank – Anker A1617 10000mAh
  • Best Budget Power Bank (10000mAh) – Xiaomi 3 (PLM13ZM)
  • Best Budget Power Bank (20000mAh) – KUULAA Power Bank
  • Best Design Power Bank – RAVPower RP-PB201 PD Pioneer
  • Best Fast Charging Power Bank – ELOOP E45 20000mAH or RAVPower RP-PB201 PD Pioneer
  • Best Versatile Power Bank with AC Output – RAVPower RP-PB054 20000mAh
  • Best Power Bank with Huawei SuperCharge – ELOOP E45 20000mAh
  • Best Basic Power Bank (10000mAh) – Aukey PB-XN10 or Anker A1223
  • Best Basic Power Bank (20000mAh) – Anker A1363
  • Best Portable Power Bank (20,000mAh) – Anker A1281

1. Xiaomi 3 (PLM13ZM) Dual Input Powerbank

Heavy for a 10,000mAh power bank (it’s a hefty 280g), Xiomi’s fast-charging 3 (PLM13ZM) Dual Input Powerbank is highly affordable and great value for money.

Build Quality

An Aluminum Alloy Metal Shell gives the PLM13ZM its sleek design (between a choice of silver or black finish) and also makes it highly resistant to fall and collision damage.

Features & Performance

This power bank has both a micro-USB and Type-C charging port, so it is compatible with most modern Android and Apple charging cables. 

Its dual USB output ports allows for 18W fast charging compatibility, allowing you to charge up to two devices fairly quickly.

Depending on what phone you are using, you might be able it to stretch to almost 2 charges!

The power bank also has a low-power charging option for lighter devices such as Bluetooth headphones and smart watches. So you can charge them with ease and without fear of overvolting them.

When charging, the power bank remains at a relatively low temperature.

Verdict – Best Budget Powerbank (10,000mAh)

At around RM50, the Xiaomi 3 is fairly cheaper than comparable power banks on the list, such as Aukey’x PBXN-10 or Anker’s A1223. And worth considering due to its high charge.

Although it’s large size and bulk really doesn’t make it as portable as the devices it can charge.

Detailed review video:

Xiaomi 3 Powerbank PLM13ZM
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 14.8 x 7.39 x 1.53 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Rated Output: 5,500mAh (5.1V/2.6A)
  • Inputs: DC 5V/2.1A, 9V/2.1A, 12V/1.5A (Micro USB / USB-C)
  • Outputs: 2 USB-A; Single USB-A: 5.1V/2.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A; Dual USB-A: 5.1V/2.6A
  • Recharging Time: 4 hours
  • Key Features: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM49.9

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2. Aukey PB-XN10 Ultra Slim Fast Charging Power Bank

Build Quality

With sleek edges and a slim design, the highly portable Aukey PB-XN10 Ultra Slim Fast Charging Power Bank has enough juice to charge your phone twice!

The wattage is slightly less than the Xiaomi 3 (which has 18W), but it makes up for it by being both lighter and slimmer.

Features & Performance

While the P8-XN10 allows you to charge up to two devices (similar to the Xiaomi 3) it only has one main USB-A output:

This means you have to rely on the USB-C input/output port for the 2nd device, which is a problem if you don’t have the appropriate cable for it.

However, its USB Type-C input/output port is widely praised for its compatibility with Apple Thunderbolt cables.

Verdict – Best Lightweight/Slim Power Bank

All of this makes (i.e. slim but sturdy build, overall lightness, high storage capacity and speedy charging) the Aukey P8-XN10 a great backup battery for your smartphone.

Especially if you own newer Apple and Android devices that use a USB C cable, as older devices may only have USB-A to USB-C/Micro-USB charging cables.

Aukey PB-XN10 Ultra Slim Fast Charging Power Bank
  • Weight: 200.8g
  • Dimensions: 12.56 x 7 x 1.5 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Inputs: Micro USB: DC 5V/2A; USB-C: DC 5V/3A
  • Outputs: USB-A: DC 5V/2.4A; USB-C: 5V/3A (MAX 15W)
  • Recharging Time: 5 hours (via USB-C); 6.5 hours (via Micro USB)
  • Key Features: Low Current Charging Mode
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM79

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3. Anker A1223 PowerCore Select 10000mAh Power Bank

Need a power bank that fits into your pocket? The Anker A1223 PowerCore Select is a highly-portable, dual output power bank which allows you to charge two devices at a speedy 12W.

Anker A1223 PowerCore Select 10000mAh Power Bank - Ports

Features & Performance

These make the power bank versatile. However, the A1223 lacks a USB-C input/output port.

And thus, the A1223 is incompatible with more recent Apple devices, which use Type-C Thunderbolt cables.

Besides the two USB-A outputs (12W), there is a Micro-USB input at 10W to charge up the powerbank.

Verdict – Best Basic Power Bank (10,000mAh)

So, if you happen to have an Android or one of the older iPhones, the A1223 offers quick charge in a lightweight package. 

It’s great for its price but is slightly outclassed if you have a higher budget to spare, and doesn’t work as well for newer devices.

Anker A1223 PowerCore Select 10000mAh Power Bank
  • Weight: 211g
  • Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 10,000 mAh
  • Micro USB Input: 10W Max
  • USB-A Outputs: 12W Max
  • Recharging Time: –
  • Key Features: –
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM83

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4. Anker A1231 PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger Power Bank

If you’re looking for a high-quality, mid-range option, the A1231 by Anker has enough power to keep your device going for up to 46 hours.

Features & Performance

When fully-charged, the power bank has enough juice to give modern phones up to 2 charges, and can even charge a 2018 11” iPad Pro to 80%.

Furthermore, this power bank has great universal compatibility, being able to take both USB-A and USB-C based cables. With its 12W USB-A output port and 18W USB-C input/output port.

The A1231 also offers a trickle-charge option for smaller devices as well.

Most impressively, the Anker A1231 only takes an average of 3.5 hours to recharge (with a USB-C to USB-C cable, charger not included). Faster than any of the other power banks on the list so far!

Note: If you use a USB-A to USB-C charger, the A1231 may take up to 9 hours to fully charge.

Verdict – Best Overall Power Bank (for new devices) 

For those with the budget to spare:

The Anker A1231 is our top pick for a single-device charger boasting a high charge capacity, fast charging and recharging times, and a well-designed casing to go along with it!

Anker A1231 PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger Power Bank
  • Weight: 212g
  • Dimensions: 14.9 x 6.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Inputs: USB-C: DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 15V/1.2A
  • Outputs: USB-A: DC 5V/2.4A (MAX 14W); USB-C: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 15V/1.2A (MAX 18W)
  • Recharging Time: 3.5 hours (via USB-C power delivery); 9 hours (via USB-A charger and cable)
  • Key Features: Trickle-Charging mode for low-power devices
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: RM165

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5. ELOOP E45 20000mAH 45W Powerbank

Now for something more heavy-duty:

Build Quality

The power bank’s aluminium frame is stylish and makes it highly durable. It is fingerprint-proof. There is a real-time digital display, to show how much charge you have left.

ELOOP E45 20000mAH 45W Powerbank

Features & Performance

At 20,000mAh with a 45W output, the ELOOP E45 doubles the charge and charging speed of the earlier 10,000mAh power banks on the list. At the cost of doubling the weight as well.

With its large Lithium-Polymer battery, the E45 is able to charge a MacBook, tablets, and other laptops.

It is possible to charge 3 devices simultaneously (two 36W USB-A output ports, and one 45W USB-C input/output port). Compatibility should not be an issue as it supports common quick charge protocols.

As for recharging, it’ll take you ~2 to 3 hours to fully charge the power bank with its 45W USB Fast Charger.

Verdict – Best Fast Charging Power Bank  (With Huawei SuperCharge too)

To conclude, the ELOOP E45 may be heavy and lacking portability, but is a great investment for those looking to charge larger electronic devices.

Or who want to have a long-lasting backup charger for their Smartphone! That charges fast!

ELOOP E45 20000mAH 45W Powerbank - Black & Blue
  • Weight: 410g
  • Dimensions: 10 x 6.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Inputs USB-C: 45W Max
  • Output USB-C: 45W Max
  • Output USB-A: 36W Max
  • Recharging Time: 2.5 hours with 45W USB Fast Charger
  • Key Features: QC3.0, QC4.0, PD3.0, Huawei SuperCharge
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM138

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6. KUULAA Power Bank 20000mAh USB Type C PD Fast Charging + Quick Charge 3.0

Build Quality

While the KUULAA’s plastic shell isn’t going to win any prizes for durability or aesthetic appeal, it does allow it to be slightly lighter than other power banks of its size.

For reference, this KUULAA power bank is lighter than the ELOOP E45 or Xiaomi Powerbank 3 Pro (368g vs 410g vs 399g) mentioned previously.

What’s more, the KUULAA power bank complies with flight carrying standards, making it a great choice for frequent flyers.

Similar to the E45, the power bank also has a digital charge display that shows the the input/output voltage.

Features & Performance

The KUULA is also incredibly versatile, offering not 1, but 3 input ports (Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C)! As well as 3 output ports (two USB-A and one USB-C) with support for quick-charge protocols.

So it’s compatible with both Apple and Android devices. And you can charge up to 3 devices at the same time!

Do note that the power bank’s max output is only 18W, which is significantly lower than other 20,000mAh power banks. Like the pricier ELOOP E45!

Verdict – Best Budget Power Bank (20,000mAh)

Its most appealing quality is the price! It is the cheapest 20,000mAh power bank in our list. And if you’re on a budget and need a high-capacity power bank, you can’t go wrong with this one.

KUULAA 20000mAh QC PD3.0 Fast Charging PowerBank
  • Weight: 368g
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 6.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Inputs Lightning: DC 5V/2A
  • Inputs Micro USB: DC 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A Max
  • Inputs USB-C: DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A Max
  • Outputs: DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (USB1 & USB2 & USB-C)
  • Recharging Time: –
  • Key Features: QC3.0, QC2.0, PD3.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM70

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7. Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 3 PRO (PLM07ZM) Fast Charging 3 Outputs

The Mi Powerbank 3 Pro has just about everything you need in a 20,000mAh power bank:

A high-quality lithium polymer battery, 45W USB-C two-way fast charge and excellent recharging times, all wrapped up in a sturdy aluminium finish.

Features & Performance

The Mi Powerbank 3 Pro is highly compatible with Smartphones and USB-C interface laptops (MacBooks, Pixelbooks, etc):

It does not lack output ports – there’s a single USB-A output, a dual USB-A output, and a USB-C input/output port. Charge up to 3 devices at the same time, if you want!

And since it is capable of 45W for both input and output (through USB-C), you can get fast charging times for your devices. And fast recharging times for the power bank (~5 hours) too.

With the right cables and some patience, it’s possible to charge your laptop up to 80% – great for emergency situations!

Verdict – Best Power Bank For iOS Phone 

Compared to the ELOOP 45, the Xiaomi Powerbank 3 Pro is pretty similar in features, weight/size and price point.

And is a pretty good power bank in its own right. Apple enthusiasts should take note of it!

The only distinct difference being that the E45 only takes S2.5 hours to fully charge with the same setup!

In-depth review:

Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 3 PRO PLM07ZM Fast Charging Power Bank
  • Weight: 399g
  • Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 2.4 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Rated Output: 12,600mAh (5V/5.4A)
  • Inputs: USB-C: DC 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 20V/2.25A
  • Outputs: USB-C: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 20V/2A (MAX 45W); Single USB-A: 5V/2.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A; Dual USB-A: 5V/3A
  • Recharging Time: 4.5 hours (via 45W charger)
  • Key Features: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • ~Price: RM124.9

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8. Anker A1281 PowerCore Metro Essential 20000 PD Fast Charging Power Bank

Whether you’re a frequent camper or constantly on the move, the Anker A1281’s high charge capacity and versatility can keep your phone charged for days on end.

Features & Performance

This power bank has two output ports (USB-A and USB-C), offering 18W per port for high-speed charging of your devices.

You can also simultaneously charge two devices, with the shared total output being 15W max. For single charges, the power bank has an exceptionally high charge capacity:

Around 4-5 charges for the newest Smartphones!

Anker A1281 supports both PowerIQ 2.0 and Power Delivery too. Hence, it is suitable for many smartphones and tablets.

And since the power bank has trickle-charging, so you charge smaller Bluetooth devices as well.

On the other hand, charging the power bank to full will take ~7 hours, together with the right PD charger and cable.

Verdict – Best Portable 20,000mAh Power Bank

The Anker A1281 is doubtless one of the priciest 20,000mAh power banks in this list (RM100 more than the ELOOP E45 or Xiaomi Powerbank 3 Pro), but it is a portable work-horse!

And surprisingly, the Anker A1281 is the lightest 20,000mAh power bank on the list at only 345.5g! It’s 20g lighter than the KULAA 20,000mAh.

With multiple charges, fast charging speeds and a short recharging time!

Anker A1281 PowerCore Metro Essential 20000 PD Fast Charging Power Bank
  • Weight: 345.5g
  • Dimensions: 15.7 x 7.4 x 2 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Inputs: USB-C: DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 15V/1.2A (MAX 18W)
  • Outputs: USB-A: DC 5-9V/3A, 9-12V/1.5A, 12V/1.5A (MAX 15W); USB-C: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 15V/1.2A (MAX 18W)
  • Recharging Time: 6.5 hours (via USB-C power delivery)
  • Key Features: Has a mode for lower powered devices
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM269

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9. Anker A1363 PowerCore Select 20000mah PIQ2.0 Fast Charge Input & Output Power Bank 18W

The Anker A1363 isn’t the most exciting power bank (appearance or feature-wise), it does its job very well, at a decent price point to boot.

Features & Performance

The main selling point of the A1363 is its dual USB-A charging ports, for simultaneous charging of 2 devices at 12W each. You can also charge a single device at 18W.

Moreover, the A1363 has a large battery capacity but takes only around 5 hours to fully charge with a Quick Charge Charger. There’s a free Micro-USB to USB-A cable for charging too.

While all this sounds great, the A1363 does lack a USB-C output port. Meaning you won’t be getting supremely fast charging speeds, as with the Anker 1281 or Xiaomi Powerbank 3 Pro.

The lack of a USB-C port also makes the A1363 hard to use with latest generation smartphones (which use USB-C based chargers and cables), 3rd party cables notwithstanding.

Verdict – Best Basic Power Bank (20000mAh)

Because it lacks a USB-C port, and requires you to carry a Micro-USB cable to charge it:

The Anker A1363 is best suited for older devices, where you can still take full advantage of its large charge capacity and speedy charging speeds.

Anker A1363 PowerCore Select 20000mah PIQ2.0 Fast Charge Power Bank
  • Weight: 386g
  • Dimensions: 15 x 6.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000 mAh
  • Micro USB Input: 18W Max
  • USB-A Outputs: 18W Max
  • Recharging Time: 6.5 hours
  • Key Features: PowerIQ2.0
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM122

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10. RAVPower RP-PB201 PD Pioneer 20000mAh 60W Portable Charger 2-Port Power Bank

Need a spare battery for your MacBook or other generic USB-C interface laptop?

Features & Performance

The 60W max of power delivery output is enough for a 13-inch Macbook Pro! And the PD Pioneer is the fastest charging 20,000mAh power bank we have on the list for USB-C charging!

However, there are only two ports on the PD Pioneer – one USB-A output port at 18W max, and one USB-C input/output port at 30W and 60W max respectively.

But you can still charge your laptop and Smartphone at the same time though the charging rate will be reduced (i.e. USB-C port 45W max and USB-A port 15W max).

That USB-C port gives the power bank high compatibility with modern handheld devices. The PD Pioneer can hold a high amount of charge for the latest devices too.

Just when it comes to USB-A charging, the ELOOP E45 is still superior (36W max output vs 18W max).

It also takes roughly 3 hours to fully recharge the PD Pioneer using the free USB-C to USB-C cable and a 30W charger.

Again, that’s exceptionally fast but beaten by the ELOOP E45. Which can charge in ~2.5 hours (although that requires a 45W charger).

Verdict – Best Design Power Bank

Particularly for fast USB-C charging, the RAVPower PD Pioneer is a well-rounded power bank that is worth its price.

You may want to ditch the free USB-C to USB-C cable which does not allow you to reach the full charging potential (>50W) of the power bank. And you’ll need to pick up a 30W charger too.

RAVPower RP-PB201 PD Pioneer 20000mAh 60W Portable Charger 2-Port Power Bank
  • Weight: 371.7g
  • Dimensions: 15.1 x 6.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • USB-C (PD) Input: 30W Max
  • USB-C (PD) Output: 60W Max
  • USB QC (iSmart) Output: 18W Max
  • Recharging Time: 3 hours with 30W PD Charger
  • Key Features: PD Port, iSmart Port
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM229

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11. RAVPower RP-PB054 20000mah Built-in AC Outlet Universal 80W Power House

Build Quality

First off, weighing in at 660.5g, it’s definitely the heaviest power bank on our list, nearly 200g heavier than the 2nd heaviest, the 30,000mAh ELOOP E29.

As such, the Power House is inconvenient to carry around on a daily basis, despite it being pretty compact for what it is! Even in a backpack, it’ll take up quite a bit of weight and space!

Features & Performance

One benefit to the weight is that the Power House has an 80W AC Output  to charge/ power almost all electronic devices that charge with a 3-pin plug. You can power your WiFi router. Or charge your camera batteries!

The power bank also has a USB-C input/output port (30W Max) and a USB-A output port (18W Max). So you can still use it with your devices without having to carry the chargers around!

Furthermore, the Power House has exceptional charging and recharging capabilities. It is able to fully charge a 12” MacBook in ~2 hours. And recharges in ~3 hours with a 30W PD Charger.

Verdict – Best Versatile Power Bank with AC Output 

At ~RM430, this power bank is not cheap. But you get a few freebies along with it – a storage box, carrying case and a USB-C to USB-C cable (60cm).

On the whole, the RAVPower 80W Power House is best used for long stretches when you don’t have access to a power outlet (e.g. long road-trips).Or as a backup-battery for your laptop!

For a detailed review of the product:

RAVPower RP-PB054 20000mah Built-in AC Outlet Universal 80W Power House
  • Weight: 660.5g
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 6.9 x 14.6 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • USB-C (PD) Input: 30W Max
  • USB-C (PD) Output: 30W Max
  • USB-A Output: 18W Max
  • AC Output: 80 / 100W Max
  • Recharging Time: 3 hours with 30W PD Charger
  • Key Features: PD3.0, QC3.0, AC Output
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM429

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12. ELOOP E29 30000mAH 18W Fast Charging Powerbank

If you’re looking for something with a large battery capacity, we would recommend the ELOOP E29 for its 30,000mAh battery, the largest we have on the list.

Build Quality

Barring the RAVPower Power House, the ELOOP E29 is technically the heaviest standard power bank on our list too.  Weighing in at 460g due to both its high-density lithium polymer battery and sleek aluminium case.

Features & Performance

With 3 output ports (USB-C input/output port and USB-A output port both at 12W max, and another USB-A output port at 18W max):

You’re able to simultaneously charge up to 3 devices! Plus, the power bank also supports numerous fast-charging protocols. So you’re guaranteed a speedy charge no matter your device.

However, with an 18W max output, the ELOOP E29 is slower than some 20,0000mAh power banks:

Such as the ELOOP E45 and Xiaomi Powerbank 3 Pro (which has 45W max output). While the RAVPower has 60W max output.

It’ll also take you up to 10 hours to fully charge the E29 (via its Micro-USB input port) due to its battery size. As such, it’s not the speediest power bank on the market!

Verdict – Best High Capacity Power Bank 

Plenty of 20,000mAh power banks charge and recharge faster, such as the ELOOP E25 (2.5 hours), Anker 1281 (6.5 hours) or the Xiaomi PowerBank 3 Pro (4.5 hours).

But in return for slower charging speeds and considerable weight, you’re getting more charges with the ELOOP E29 than your standard 20,000mAh power bank. So, it’s definitely a personal choice trade-off!

ELOOP E29 30000mAH 18W Fast Charging Powerbank
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 16.4 x 8.6 x 1.9 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 30,000mAh
  • Micro USB Input: 18W Max
  • USB-C Input: 18W Max
  • USB-C Output: 18W Max
  • USB-A Output: 5V/2.4A (12W Max)
  • USB-A (QC) Output: 18W Max
  • Recharging Time: ~10 hours
  • Key Features: PD3.0, QC3.0, QC2.0, Huawei SuperCharge
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM128

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13. Anker A1617 Wireless Power Bank 10,000mAh

As stated in its name, the A1617 can wirelessly charge your smartphone at 10W max output, provided your phone supports the feature.

Features & Performance

What’s more, if you connect the power bank to an 18W or higher charger, it can also function as a wireless charging station for your phone, making it a very versatile accessory.

With its 2 standard ports (USB-C input/output port and USB-A output port at 18W max each) and wireless charging, you’re able to charge up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Fair warning though, simultaneous charging can drain the power bank rather quickly.

As for charging speeds, wireless charging with the A1617 can fully charge an iPhone 11 in 4 hours. Using the USB C port is noticeably faster!

Which is not surprising, as wireless charging is slower than wired charging. The power bank also recharges to full in 4.5 hours with an 18W charger, which is pretty speedy.

Verdict – Best Wireless Power Bank 

All-in-all, if you’re not fond of fussing with wires and usually have a power bank in your pocket, the Anker A1617’s wireless charging option and versatility is definitely for you.

Compared to the Energizer QE10005CQ (which supports Qi-charging), the Anker A1617 Wireless Power Bank is cheaper.

Another similar priced powerbank capable of 18W max output (to the Anker A1617) is the AUKEY PB-Y32. But the AUKEY PB-Y32 is 30g heavier and is a magnet for dust!

Anker A1617 Wireless Power Bank 10000mAh
  • Weight: 243g
  • Dimensions: 14.7 x 6.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • USB-C (PIQ3.0) Input: 18W Max
  • USB-C (PIQ3.0) Output: 18W Max
  • USB-A (PIQ2.0) Output: 18W Max
  • Wireless Qi-certified Output: 10W Max
  • Recharging Time: 4.5 hours with 18W Charger
  • Key Features: PD3.0, QC3.0
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM175

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Choosing The Best Power Bank

In the end, it’s a matter of power vs weight when selecting which power bank to buy.

More battery capacity usually means the power bank will be heavier, while lighter power banks may not have enough charge for your needs.

It’s also a good idea to think about which devices (Apple or Android?) you’ll be charging with your power bank.

There are also power banks that can charge laptops too, although they are often much heavier than power banks meant for smaller devices.

In addition, multiple ports are always useful, but not strictly necessary.

1. Battery Capacity

Charging capacity is measured in mAh or “milliamp-hours.” Most power banks will have a battery capacity between 5,000 mAh to 20,000 mAh.

higher number indicates more power and hence, more charges for your Smartphone!

Look at the battery size (mAh) of your device to determine how many times you can charge it.

Quick tip, the majority of the best phones under RM1000 usually have a battery capacity of 5,000mAh.

Now, there are power banks that can store even more energy (i.e. 50,000 mAh)!

2. High Charging Input And Output

Obviously, fast charging is preferable over slow charging.

You need to consider the input (i.e. the speed at which the power bank charges) and the output (i.e. the speed at which power bank charges your device) port ratings and port types!

For fast charging, a port should be rated for at least 2A.

Also, USB-C or USB 3.0 ports are faster than the older USB 2.0 ports.

The power bank should also support common fast-charging protocols, to ensure compatibility with your devices.

3. Number Of Charging Points (Ports)

The more, the merrier! Just make sure the ports are compatible with all your devices first.

A quick word of warning, plugging multiple devices into a power bank may slow down the overall speed in which those devices charge.

For a faster charge, be sure to only use one charging port!

4. Weight & Dimensions

Nobody likes extra weight:

And ideally, you want your power bank to be able to fit into your day bag or even pocket. Close to your phone, for convenience’s sake.

Note that a power bank rated at 10,000mAh will usually weigh ≈200g, while a power bank rated at 20,000mAh may weigh more than 400g!

5. Price/Budget

The price of a power bank in Malaysia can be as low as RM50. And the larger ones with a higher charge capacity can cost around RM300!

6. Brand Reputation

Brand reputation helps in determining if you’re getting the right bang for your buck for your power bank choice. Some of the best power bank brands that are available in Malaysia include:

  • Anker
  • Aukey
  • RAVPower
  • Mophie
  • Romoss
  • Xiaomi
  • YOOBAO
  • Huawei
  • Energizer
  • ELOOP

7. Other Nice-To-Have Features

  • Built-in cables
  • Power indicator
  • Warranty
  • Over voltage and over current protection
  • Pass through charging (can simultaneously charge the power bank while it is charging a device)

8. Don’t Overlook Cables

Cables actually play a very important role!

They can determine how fast your devices charge, and higher quality cables can withstand higher temperatures and the occasional power surge!

Are Power Banks Allowed on Planes?

In general, power banks must meet the following criteria if you want to carry them onto a flight.

  • For personal use
  • Not to be checked in
  • Less than 100 Wh (most mobile power banks will not exceed this!)

Conclusion

Keep your phone and other critical devices going with the best power bank in Malaysia! While there are plenty of great power banks in Malaysia to choose from:

Go with a Xiaomi Powerbank 3 or Anker A1223 (for older devices) for something light and portable to charge your Smartphone.

Or go for any of the 20,000mAh power banks for your tablets and laptops. With RAVPower Power House being the premium option if you really need a spare battery.

Guan Hong

Guan Hong is the tech writer for BestBuyGet.com. He grew up loving stories so much he did a degree in English. Currently works as a content writer and has written far more listicles than he’d like to admit. His interests include tech, music, video games, and animation.