It is not unusual to see a power bank that has support for fast charging. There are a bunch of them in the market that support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology or the manufacturer’s proprietary fast charging technology. What is unusual is a power bank that has support for 7 different charging protocols, and that is exactly what ORICO’s latest power bank has.
The ORICO power bank has two-way fast charging support and comes in two variants – one has a capacity of 10000mAh and the other has a 20,000mAh capacity. Both contain lithium-polymer batteries.
The unique feature of the ORICO power bank is its support for 7 different charging protocols. Apart from the popular ones such as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge (2.0 and 3.0) and MediaTek’s Pump Express+ (1.1 and 2.0), it also supports Huawei’s FCP fast charging technology, Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charge (AFC), Apple’s 2.4A/12W fast charge, BC1.2, and a smart identification fast charge technology.
The ORICO power bank isn’t done showing off. It has four ports in total – two full sized output ports, a micro USB input port and a USB-C port that charges both ways.
The micro USB and USB-C input ports support 5V/3A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A. One of the full-sized ports supports 5V/2.4A while the other is a fast charge port that supports 5V/3A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A. The USB-C port supports 5V/3A output.
One additional cool feature about the power bank is that the LED lights can indicate if it is fast charging or not. An orange LED means it’s in fast charge mode while a white LED means it is in normal charging mode. ORICO says the power bank comes with a kevlar-wrapped USB cable that can bear weights of up to 60kg without sustaining any damage.
The power bank is currently being crowdfunded on Jingdong for ¥89 (~$13). It is unknown if this is the price for the 10,000mAh model or the 20,000mAh model.