Anker's new 24,000mAh portable battery can charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in under one hour

Anker’s new 24,000mAh portable battery can charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in under one hour

Anker has released a new $149.99 portable PowerCore 24K GaN charger with a large 24,000mAh battery that can be quickly charged at 140W but can also provide power at the same pace (via 9to5Toys). That’s enough power to charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro to 50% in 40 minutes if you use the MagSafe to USB-C connector.

The PowerCore incorporates the new Power Delivery 3.1 standard, which allows it to provide more than the previous limit of 100W from a single USB-C connection. Anker’s new battery bank can output 140W of power from any of its two USB-C connectors, and it also has one USB-A port capable of charging at 18W.

PowerCore also contains features from Anker’s new “GaNPrime” chargers, which were unveiled last month and are based on high-powered GaN 3-based technology. GaNPrime chargers offer improved AC-to-DC conversion efficiency, increased overall power output, and improved temperature monitoring in a little smaller footprint.

Other chargers recently introduced by Anker do not support PD 3.1, like the new Anker 747 GaNPrime, which can charge at 150W but can only produce 100W at a time.

The PowerCore 24K’s smart display is a noteworthy feature, providing information such as power draw for each connected device, the remaining power in the tank, and recharge time. According to the product FAQs, the screen consumes 0.36W of power, thus Anker suggests turning it off when not in use.

The Anker PowerCore 24K is now available for $149.99 on Amazon and straight from Anker. It does not come with a USB-C cable or an AC charger, so you’ll need to provide your own, and both must be capable of PD 3.1 if you want to take full benefit of the PowerCore 24K’s 140W input/output.

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