30000 mAh of juice: the AUKEY PB-T11 Power Bank.

30000 mAh of juice: the AUKEY PB-T11 Power Bank.
10 Apr 2017

There’s never enough battery…

It never fails. I’m out covering an event for work, and my phone battery starts to get low. So I hit the switch for my battery charger case to kick in. It gets fully charged, depletes the charger case’s battery, and then the phone starts to get low again. So I slow down on my usage. But I shouldn’t have to.

30000 mAh aukey craig at ford

Now you may be thinking, “just how much does he use his phone?” Valid question. The answer is “more than the average person does”. I work as an online community manager for Ford of Canada. I cover events like auto shows and experiential events that our fantastic PR team hosts for media. While at those events, it is my job to amplify and engage with the content being produced by media, and to moderate our social channels.

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But it’s not just work events. It’s also at events I am covering for my blog where there is travel involved, and I am not around my vehicle or at the hotel to charge my phone. I depend on having portable power.

I’ve purchased many portable charging batteries. Some have worked great, some did okay, and some did not live very long. I need something that has a lot of milliampere hours, and is still compact enough to carry with me.

30000 mAh aukey unopened box

The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank

When AUKEY Canada reached out to me to see if I would like to review their 30000 mAh power bank, I gladly accepted… after I looked at the email a second time and said, “how many milliampere hours?”

30000 mAh aukey in the box

What’s in the box:

• AUKEY 30000 mAh Quick Charger 3.0 Portable External Battery Charger Power Bank
• 20cm USB-A to USB-C Cable
• Warranty Card
• User Manual

30000 mAh aukey top

PB-T11 features:

• Quick Charge 3.0. Charge compatible devices up to 4 times faster than conventional charging
• AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology. Adaptively charges all 5V USB powered devices including Android and Apple devices at up to 2.4A
• 30000 mAh Huge Capacity. Fully charge your iPhone 7 10 times or a Galaxy S7 Edge 5.5 times, or a 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2.5 times and more
• Recharge your power bank using either Lightning cable or micro USB cable. Now you can conveniently use the same cable to charge your phone and your Power Bank

30000 mAh aukey product diagram

Product Specs:

1. USB Output: Quick Charge 3.0
2. Flashlight
3. USB Output: AiPower Port
4. Micro-USB Input: 5V 2.4A
5. Lightning: 5V 2.4A
6. Power Indicator Button
Capacity: 30000 mAh
Battery Type: Li-Polymer
Dimensions: 5.9” × 3.3” × 1.1”
Weight: 580g

30000 mAh aukey indicator

Battery Indicator Light

Most battery chargers I have tested come with 4 LED lights indicating the power in the unit (usually in 25% increments.

The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank uses the power button as the battery indicator meter. This button also doubles as the flash light button (with the flashlight near the inputs/outputs).

When you press the power button quickly, it gives you a read on the amount of battery left. If the light is white, there is 70% to 100% charge. If the light is green, there is 30% to 70% charge left. If the lights is red, there is 0% to 30% charge left.

30000 mAh aukey flashlight

To activate the flashlight, press and hold the power button for 2 to 3 seconds. The flashlight will come on. Press and hold the power button for 2 to 3 seconds, and the flashlight will shut off.

30000 mAh aukey warranty card

The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank comes with a 24 month product warranty. You need to register your AUKEY product for warranty at aukey.com. You can also join AUKEY’s insight program for early access to they latest products.

30000 mAh aukey charging iphone

First Impressions

This is no Mickey Mouse power bank. Weighing 580g, the AUKEY PB-T11 packs 30000 mAh of power. And, it has two output ports, capable of charging 2 devices simultaneously.

30000 mAh aukey charging iphone and case

I’ve used it a few times to charge both my phone and my charger case while sitting at my girls taekwondo class. The PB-T11 does a fantastic job charging both units at the same time.

One thing I noticed is that the PB-T11 does not get warm while charging. Other power banks I have owned get quite warm. This may have something to do with the casing used. The PB-T11 has a very durable 3-piece hard plastic outer shell. It is really sturdy and solid.

30000 mAh aukey charging ipad

I’ve even tested the PB-T11 with my iPad. It charges great, even while playing a game. Lauren often borrows my iPad, and forgets to plug it in afterwards. Having the PB-T11 around to charge the battery is very convenient, wherever I am. Even at home, if I am not near an outlet, I can use the PB-T11.

Using the AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank

Our family got great use out of the PB-T11. In some cases, more than one of us used it in a single day.

Last week at youth group, Lauren brought her iPod with her so she could play games. She forgot to charge her iPod. I got her set up with the PB-T11 Power Bank, and she was able to use her iPod for the evening.

Later in the evening, I noticed my phone battery was low, so I plugged in as well.

Then, Stephanie (on of our fellow youth group leaders) said her phone was low… so we plugged her phone into the PB-T11 Power Bank. It got her phone from 12% to 74% in under an hour (we really weren’t keeping track of the exact time).

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The Verdict

In all of our searching, we have yet to find a more powerful, durable power bank out there, at a price point better than the PB-T11. AUKEY has done a great job packing so much punch into a mid-size charger.

2 big thumbs up!

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Get Social with AUKEY!

Visit AUKEY’s website to read more about the PB-T11, and all of the other power banks, chargers, and fun gadgets they have. You can also follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I received an AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your service, product, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and blogger. At work, he leads the social media community management team for Ford of Canada. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, reviews, and giveaways.

Comments

  1. My iPhone 5s has been slowly losing its ability to keep a charge. A power bank with this many mAh would be awesome. Thx for including the comment that it doesn’t seem to warm up. So many of them do, and it’s a good sign their batteries won’t last too long either.

  2. My cell phone is the hardest to keep charged

  3. I definitely have trouble keeping my smartphone charged.

  4. My IPAD is hard to keep charged while travelling, this would be great.

  5. I never can manage to keep my phone charged when I travel. It’s a constant battle to stay connected.

  6. This would be great for a CF draw for my friend.

  7. My iPhone. ave to constantly charge it when traveling.

  8. When my kids and I are out about we often run out of juice before we make it home, So that means we have awkward silence or awkward conversations. This AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank will help us avoid those moments. LOL good luck everyone.

  9. I have trouble keeping my cell phone charged when travelling. Love this because we travel with Ipads also.

  10. I have trouble keeping my phone’s charged. I am using them for many hours during the day and night. Having the ability to keep them charged using the AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank would be awesome. No longer would I have to carry my charging cords and search for an electrical outlet.

  11. We have trouble keeping both our cell phone & Tablet charged when traveling. The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank would be perfect for keeping them both charged up.

  12. My cell phone is what I have the most trouble with keeping it charged.

  13. I have trouble keeping my Kobo charged.

  14. our cell phones and tablets always seem to run out while travelling.

  15. I have trouble keeping my tablet charged.

  16. Another vote for trouble keeping the cellphone charged while travelling.

  17. We have the most trouble keeping my phone and my Samsung Galaxy tablet charged.
    The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank device sounds like it would be perfect to
    have for keeping them both charged up.How awesome!! :)

  18. When travelling it would be my cell phone and tablet (and the kids’ tablets) that I have a hard time keeping charged.

  19. My cell phone is the hardest thing to keep charged, but I also travel with my kobo, fitbit plus iPad so there is always something that needs charging

  20. my cellphone because I use it a lot for GPS mapping and picture taking

  21. I have troubles keeping my smartphone charged with all the pictures I take! What an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  22. I have trouble keeping the cell phone charged.

  23. It is always my phone I have trouble keeping charged.

  24. My cellphone and my laptop’s battery never lasts long!

  25. My smartphone because I’m always on it!

  26. my phone

  27. my cellphone is the most challenging to keep charged while travelling

  28. It would definitely be my cellphone because I use it as my GPS and all the pictures we take.

  29. My Samsung cell phone is rarely charged, I don’t know why it sucks up so much energy.

  30. I have trouble with my phone keeping it’s charge. Especially whle travelling. I try to use it so rarely and yet it still goes down

  31. Would love to win this
    Thanks for the chance

  32. My tablet needs to recharged often.

  33. Definitely my ipad!

  34. my phone, its the oldest device I have and it just doesn’t hold a charge, this charger would be super cool to win

  35. My cell is the device I have the most trouble keeping charged while travelling

  36. I most have trouble keeping the iPad charged while traveling.

  37. My ipad needs the charging the most when I am travelling.

  38. I have trouble keeping my iPhone charged.

  39. My cell phone is old so the battery isn’t great anymore. This would help.

  40. I love my aukey battery!

  41. I carry my phone and iPad wherever I go. The iPad is a backup for when my phone dies during an outing or event. Taking pictures and video really drains the power. I totally agree with other power banks, they didn’t work well at all. This would definitely be worth checking out.

  42. We have a hard time keeping our cell phones charged.

  43. I use my phone as a gps so I have to charge it often

  44. My cellphone and Ipad always need recharging while I travel

  45. I definitely have trouble keeping my smartphone charged.

  46. our cell phone is the hardest to keep charged

  47. The most trouble keeping charged while travelling is the cellphone

  48. My laptop is the hardest to keep charged when I am away

  49. Our tablet is the device we have the most trouble keeping charged while travelling

  50. Definitely my cell phone, it is forever running out of power when we are on the go. This would definitely be helpful.

  51. Definitely my cell phone, it is forever running out of power when we are on the go. This would definitely be helpful.

  52. I have the most trouble keeping my phone and my teen’s phones charged when we travel!

  53. My cell phone. The battery don’t seem to last long.

  54. My cell phone battery don’t seem to last long

  55. My cell phone battery donlt seem to last very long.

  56. Definitely my cell phone, it is always losing its charge when we are out and about.

  57. I have trouble keeping my phone charged when on the go.

  58. I have the most problem keeping my cell phone charged.

  59. The device we have the most trouble keeping charged while travelling would be the tablet and cell

  60. The three devices that I have problems with are my family’s cell phones, tablets and myself. But with the AUKEY 30000 mAh Quick Charger 3.0 Portable External Battery Charger Power Bank two of the problems are solved but I’m still working on the third one. Good luck everyone

  61. I have the post trouble keeping my iPhone charged.

  62. My’ phone is the most troubled to keep its charge.

  63. My phone has the most trouble to keep its charge

  64. lori_mark@shaw.ca : April 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

    my cell phone is my biggest complaint in keeping charged

  65. Keeping the cell charged while travelling would be the hardest

  66. My cell phone is the item that I have the hardest time keeping charged, it is always telling me low battery.

  67. i always lose my charged up status while traveling.

  68. MY CELL PHONE is my biggest complaint

  69. My cell phone is the device that needs charging the most.

  70. In some countries everything is tough to keep charged, but it always our cell we need most

  71. My problems are my kids cell phones and tablets running out of juice then they start asking me questions, when it is suppose to be a quiet ride and enjoyable. So in other words “HELP ME”. This prize will help me with all that nonsense. LOL

  72. I would use this to charge my camera via USB!

  73. my tablet is terrible to keep charged

  74. My cellphone is what I use the most and it does first

  75. It would have to be my cell phone.

  76. I have trouble keeping my mobile charged

  77. My family and I usually have problems with the cell phones while traveling. So, we end up in the Stone Age and having to talk to each other. LOL ;P

  78. i would have to say my cell phone

  79. I would have to say my cell phone

  80. Most trouble keeping my cell phone charged up.

  81. I just recalled a trip where we could not keep our GPS charged! The cord stopped charging!

  82. Oh gosh – I always forget to charge the phones completely before we leave!~

  83. My only device is my phone, and i have trouble with it’s charge keeping

  84. My cell phone needs charging every time I turn around, it loves to eat the battery up

  85. My last cellphone could hardly keep a charge even when I wasn’t travelling!

  86. I have the most trouble with my phone as I use it as a GPS, camera, etc

  87. my lovely , wonderful cell phone

  88. 30,000!!!! This would power everything for days!!!!

  89. My cell phone is always running out of power.

  90. My son’s iPod Touch that he uses to communicate with has a battery that only lasts a few hours & it is the device I have to constantly charge. This power bank would be awesome for when we go camping in the summer to easily keep the iPod Touch at full capacity!

  91. Ran out of power this past weekend on my cellphone due to using the gps

  92. I have to limit my time on my iPhone when traveling so it doesn’t loose it’s charge

  93. Keeping my phone charged is my biggest issue

  94. for sure my cell phone is my biggest problem

  95. My cell phone is my problem.

  96. aside from the always battery eating cell phone the silliest thing that always needs recharging during trips is the flashlight batteries… those bathrooms don’t find themselves in the middle of the night… but powerbank charging wise it’s the cell phones aka mini computer,cameras,gps and everything else in one….

  97. That cell phone is the peskiest to keep charged.

  98. my cell phone dies quickly as i have all sorts of notifications blasting off. i need to be in the know with my sports

  99. The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank will solve a lot of our travel problems because I won’t need to worry about my kids asking me questions because their tablets and phones will be charged up all the time and peace and quick for me, “HEAVEN” LOL :D

  100. Keeping my Iphone charged is my issue

  101. My phone doesn’t like to keep charged. I try with the low brightness, with closing the apps…still, nope

  102. My phone is always needing charging.

  103. That cell is the peskiest to keep charged.

  104. Keeping my phone charged (I use it for everything!) is my issue

  105. my cell phone is terrible to keep charged

  106. our kids tablets that they use for travelling can run out of power if we are travelling long distances, as can my bluetooth for my phone and their headsets for their tablets. It would be great being able to keep some of it working.

  107. The device I have the most trouble keeping charged while travelling seems to be my cell

  108. My phone is loosing it’s charge when travelling

  109. I have trouble keeping my daughters tablet charged.

  110. My cell phone is the main issue when it comes to keeping something charged.

  111. My Samsung Galaxy S6 dies waaay to quick when I’m i’m out with my hubby &/or friends &/or making plans!

  112. I have the hardest time keeping my phone charged while traveling. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  113. my camera!

  114. I find keeping my phone charged is my issue

  115. my cell phone is terrible

  116. My cell is the most problematic to keep charged while travelling

  117. my phone doesn’t like being charged when travelling

  118. I’m feeling soooooo weak right now my kids cell phones ran out of juice and they want to talk to me. The AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank will, Help me!!!!!!! LOL

  119. I have trouble keeping my phone charged while traveling

  120. My cell phone has to be the worst, it is always running out of a charge

  121. A phone is the only device i have and i almost can’t keep up with keeping it charged

  122. I swear the cell battery gets sucked dry while travelling.

  123. When travelling I have a hard time charging my cellphone.

  124. I would say my mobile

  125. I have the most trouble keeping my phone charged – I use it for photos, GPS etc as I travel

  126. My phone is hard to keep charged when travelling

  127. My Ipad

  128. it would be that cellphone hopping from tower to tower while travelling

  129. My cell phone love to run out of battery all the time when we are out and about so this would definitely come in handy.

  130. my iphone for sure! and my kids DS

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