Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD review: Quick Charge 3.0 and PD together!

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

In today's review we will analyze theAnker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD, a power bank with excellent capacity and cutting-edge technologies thanks to the support Quick Charge 3.0 e Power Delivery. But what are they more detailed for? Was it really useful? We just have to find out in our full review.

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD review


Inside the sales package we find the following equipment:

  • Anker PowerCore Essential PD 20000;
  • Type-C - Type-C cable;
  • fabric case;
  • manuals.

Design and construction

Il design of Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD it does not change much compared to that of the other products of the Chinese house, in fact, it has a rectangular shape and a knurled texture on the upper profile.

The dimensions are of 15.8 x 7.4 x 1.9 centimeters for a weight of approx 280 grams, the numbers that count, but that are a fair compromise to have a portable battery from 20.000 mAh useful for both smartphones and notebooks. In general, however, at home I have power banks with fewer capacities that have the same footprint, so the Chinese manufacturer has done everything possible to contain the measures.

Above we find the power button with circular status LEDs that indicate the battery charge status, while on the side there are the standard USB and USB Type-C inputs.


As said in the opening theAnker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD supports both the Quick Charge 3.0 and the Power Delivery and has a maximum output a 18W.

This means that we can quickly charge all smartphones with support for fast charging Qualcomm with identical timings to those guaranteed by the normal wall power supply. At the same time, you can top up yours notebook with entrance Type-C.

However, we have to do one Premise because not all notebooks with support Power Delivery they can be recharged, as the power bank does not have an output powerful enough to function. Indeed, I had negative result both with the BMAX Y13 that with theHP ENVY X360 13. I have not had the opportunity to test with a MacBook, but theoretically it should be fine.

As for charging smartphones, I did some tests with mine OnePlus 6T with battery from 3700 mAh and it took around 2 hours to pass by 0 to 100%, timings in line with standard wall power supplies with QC 3.0, but higher than the charging times of the Dash Charge owner of OnePlus.

So I managed to take advantage of theAnker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for well- 70 times the radiating power, with my smartphone. I recommend taking it with you on trips, because it will avoid you looking for a wall outlet wherever you go.

The downside is the power bank really requires it too long to recharge. If we use a PD power supply then approx 6 hours, but with a standard power supply the timing can also double.

Conclusions - Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

In conclusion theAnker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD it could be an excellent solution for all those who want a power bank with an excellent capacity that can recharge both the smartphone and the notebook (as long as this is supported). Obviously for such a technology the cost is not low, because up Amazon it's available at about 46 €.

If you don't need PD support for your laptop then I suggest you buy one same version, but without that feature, effectively halving the sale price (approx 24 €).

Last updated the 08 / 08 / 2020 04: 05