Zendure has announced its 20,000mAh power bank, X6, a versatile power bank with USB-C PD, on Indiegogo. X6 is a 20,000mAh backup battery that uses PD technology to power devices that require a wide range of voltages and speeds.
With a maximum output of 45W and up to 20V, X6 can charge a Nintendo Switch, iPhone X, or MacBook Air at the maximum rated speed. The PD port also serves as the input, rated 45W, meaning that compatible power supplies can fully charge X6 in just three hours.
The 20,000 mAh (74Wh) capacity and five outputs allow X6 to charge many devices at once, several times over.
In addition to the 45W PD output, X6 also boasts three standard USB-A outputs that can deliver up to 2.4A/12W and one Quick Charge 3.0 output that offers variable voltage and a maximum output of 18W. Although packed with capacity and power, X6 still remains the lightest and smallest PD power bank on the market with similar specs, thanks to high energy-density battery cells and advanced electronics.
However, what really sets X6 apart from the competitors are two unique features: the UPS function, and the X-Charge low-power mode. The UPS function is a next-generation protocol that offers the maximum possible output regardless of whether X6 is operating on pass-through charging, the internal battery cells or switching between the two.
Many power banks on the market today still do not offer pass-through charging. Most of the ones that do offer it are only able to output the same amount of power that is flowing in, making a solar panel or dynamo effectively useless when charging a cell phone or something that requires more power.
And many portable chargers will interrupt delivery when switching between pass-through and battery power, often forcing connected devices to abruptly reset or stop working altogether. The UPS function demonstrated in X6 makes it suited as a power source for security cameras, microcontrollers, internet-of-things devices and a host of other applications.
Another unique feature of X6 is the proprietary X-Charge function, which allows the user to bypass the typical minimum-current threshold. This makes X6 compatible with smart watches, Bluetooth earpieces, fitness bands and many other products that do not draw enough current to activate a common power bank. This is a great feature for people who love the outdoors.
“X6 has some impressive numbers in its specs, but innovation is more than just a numbers game,” said Bryan Liu, CEO of Zendure. “For this product we set out to find room for innovation driven by the user’s needs, and at the risk of sounding a little too proud, I think we nailed it.”
X6 is currently being crowdfunded on Indiegogo at a starting price of $59.