Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't on board. Adata's A10050QC Power Bank brings Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility and reversible USB-C connectors to mobile users unable to make it back to a plug in order to charge their ever-thinner mobile devices. The model number refers to the Power Bank's capacity: 10,050mAh carried in Panasonic battery cells. According to Adata's calculations, this is enough juice to charge four smartphones or one full-size tablet.

Adata claims the A10050QC can charge a typical QC-compatible phone from empty to an 80% charge in less than half an hour, with a maximum Quick Charge 3.0 output of 23W. The old-school USB Type-A connector on the device is limited to a peak output of 15W, and non-QC3.0 devices can draw up to 18W over the newfangled Type-C port. Charging the Power Bank itself takes place over a conventional Micro-USB port.

Perhaps an even better trick is the Power Bank's ability to charge the battery while topping off another device. The battery can be charged at a rate of 2.5A. Both outputs can be tapped simultaneously at a combined 4.6A. With this feature, the Power Bank could be used as a UPS of sorts for devices that rely on 5V input.

Adata thinks $45 is a fair price for the A10050QC. There's no exact availability information, but the company said Newegg and Amazon will carry blue and gray versions of the device.

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