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.

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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

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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!

30000 mAh aukey WIN

Win a AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank!

The folks at AUKEY Canada set me up with a PB-T11 30000 mAh Quick Charger 3.0 Portable External Battery Charger Power Bank to give away to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do to win is click through the Giveaway Tools link, and follow the prompts. Be sure to enter in your email (very important). The more options you choose to do, the more chances you have of winning.



If you don’t want to wait to see if you win one, you can purchase an AUKEY PB-T11 30000 mAh Power Bank from Amazon.

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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

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and Director of Community Management for Ford of Canada through SJR / Hill & Knowlton Strategies. He 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, recipes, health, reviews and giveaways.

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