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Jackery Power Bar

If you’re looking for something that can charge all of your favorite devices – from smartphones to laptops – look no further than to Jackery’s PowerBar. We had the opportunity to spend some time with this beefy portable power supply. It’s certainly powerful, but is it worth the asking price?

The Jackery PowerBar– At 20800mAh, there’s isn’t much you can throw that the PowerBar that it can’t handle. Portable power supplies are everywhere these days. But few of them are as comprehensive and reliable as the Jackery PowerBar.


How Do You Charge a Jackery PowerBar?

The Jackery PowerBar comes equipped with a USB-C charging port. This is used to recharge the PowerBar when it runs low on power. You will need to use a Type-C USB to USB-A charging cable along with a wall charger.

If you want to take advantage of the PowerBar’s fast charging capabilities, use a Quick Charge adapter for the best results. This will cut your recharge times down by a significant amount of time, ensuring that the PowerBar is primed and ready for use.

How Long Does Jackery Last?

This depends on the devices you are charging throughout the day, as well as how often you’re charging them. With standard smartphones, you can look forward to a few day’s use out of the PowerBar.

High-end tablets can be recharged about three times before you’ll need to plug in the PowerBar. You should be able to recharge most laptops one or two times before the PowerBar runs out of juice.

This is pretty impressive for this kind of power supply. Portable power banks often barely provide 3/4 of a complete charge. So the PowerBar is certainly a convenient companion to have around.

Thanks to its 20800mAh capacity, you can charge up most iPhones and Androids anywhere from four to 10 times. If you’re using an entry-level smartphone, you may not need to recharge the PowerBar for several days. The higher-end your device is, the less time you’ll get out of the Jackery PowerBar.

How Do You Turn Off Jackery Portable Charger?

On one end of the PowerBar is a user-interface. It features the USB-A and USB-C charging ports, an LED indicator, and a power button. To turn off the Jackery PowerBar, simply press in this button for a few seconds.

PowerBar's User Interface

The same action is performed to turn on the power bank. On the opposite end of the PowerBar, you will find an indicator light. This lights up when the device is powered on. Conversely, it shuts off when you power down the PowerBar.

PowerBar's AC Power Outlet and Indicator Light

How Do I Charge My Laptop with a Power Bank?

The Jackery PowerBar comes equipped with a traditional power outlet on one end. To use this, simply press in the power button as detailed above to switch on the outlet. It is now ready to be used as a laptop charger. Portable power banks typically don’t come with a power outlet, so this is impressive, to say the least.

With convenience like this, you’ll have the ultimate portable charging device. The Jackery PowerBar is ideal for business trips or vacations. You can look forward to carrying a reliable, powerful, and highly-portable power bank with you wherever you go.


Review

Jackery PowerBar

For such a robust and powerful portable charging unit, the Jackery PowerBar is incredibly compact. We love the convenience of having such a highly-functional device. It really is the perfect power bank, as it provides for so many needs.

If your work requires you to pack around a laptop all day, a device like the PowerBar is a must-have. This feature-rich unit delivers excellent charging capabilities across a litany of gadgets, making it perfect for all kinds of occasions.

As we mentioned above, it’s a handy companion for vacations, as it allows you to bring devices that you might normally keep at home. Need to power up an electric razor while you’re on the go? No problem there. If you have an electronic device that uses a power outlet, the Jackery PowerBar should be able to handle it (within reason, of course).

And then there’s the Quick Charge feature. This mighty unit makes short work of most recharge times thanks to this handy addition. With less waiting for your devices to top off, you can get back to staying in touch with family, friends, colleagues, or clients.

In today’s modern age, we rely on our devices more than ever. So it stands to reason that we would have a reliable backup to keep them juiced up and ready to go. And that’s what makes the PowerBar such a must-have for the modern individual.

Convenience abounds on this power bank. Not only can you charge up your devices much faster thanks to Quick Charge, but you can also recharge the PowerBar in record time. It comes equipped with the latest Type-C USB charging port.

Whereas micro-USB power banks can take 10 or more hours to recharge, the PowerBar does so in nearly half the time. Simply plug your USB-C charging cable into the Type-C port for faster, more efficient charging power.

Jackery PowerBars Charging Devices

If you rely heavily on your gadgets to get you through the day, this feature will prove to be a major blessing in your life. Less waiting means less downtime. And less downtime means staying in communication with the rest of the world when you need to the most.

You will also appreciate the addition of LED indicators. On the end with the built-in power outlet, a single LED tells you when the outlet is powered on or off.

On the other end, a full numerical LED indicator keeps you apprised of how much battery life the PowerBar has remaining. This is especially handy when you’re away from home or the office. Guesswork is effectively eliminated, as you always know exactly how much power you have left to keep your devices running.

The build quality of the PowerBar is equally impressive. This is one solid, well-made unit. It’s very tough, ensuring that you’ll get plenty of use out of it. As a result, it’s quite durable. Admittedly, we dropped our PowerBar a couple of times throughout our time testing it.

Nothing felt loose, and nothing was damaged. Its ruggedness makes it great for camping, hiking, and just about any other outdoorsy activity you can think of. With that being said, it’s important to note that the PowerBar isn’t waterproof, nor is it water-resistant.

So don’t take it skiing or white water rafting. With the proper care and precautions, however, we could see the PowerBar making an excellent fishing companion. It’s certainly powerful enough to ensure that your depth-finder stays charged up while you’re out on the water.

With so many potential uses, the PowerBar is a clear winner. Sure, it’s a bit pricey when compared to traditional power banks. But considering the convenience and practicality of it, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

PROS

  • 20800mAh Capacity – The Jackery PowerBar is one powerful unit. Its ability to keep a long line of electronic devices charged up and ready to go make it a must-have for any modern consumer. From smartphones to laptops to everyday gadgets and gizmos, this power bank is sure to provide for your needs.
  • AC Power Outlet – How often do you get to take a portable power outlet with you? The possibilities for its use are nearly endless. Being able to keep your important devices and appliances juiced up and functional makes this a power bank you don’t want to be without.
  • Quick Charge – Being able to charge up both your devices and the power bank further adds to the PowerBar’s convenience. By making use of Type-C USB, you can look forward to less waiting around while your power bank finishes recharging. And your devices will charge up in a fraction of the time that it takes traditional portable chargers.

CONS

  • It’s Pricey – Be prepared to shell out more for the PowerBar. It costs two to three times more than that of standard power banks. But when you consider all that you’re getting, the price is more than worth it. You’re investing in a solid, reliable unit that provides more convenience than ever.

Conclusion

The Jackery PowerBar

There’s a lot to like about this power bank, and we sure enjoyed trying it out. The Jackery PowerBar is a handy little unit that yields major benefits. Thanks to loads of great features, like Quick Charge and USB-C, you’re getting a convenient device that is sure to serve you well.