If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills portable battery pack that can recharge your phone or tablet overnight then look no further than the anker powercore fusion 5000. It’s unlike any other power bank in our roundup because it doubles as a wall charger and can charge itself while you’re using it. It’s also smaller than most power banks since its prongs fold down and it’s about the size of a tape measure.
The anker powercore fusion is equipped with Anker’s standard multi-safe protection system to prevent overcharging, overheating and surges. It also has the company’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies to ensure your devices receive the fastest charging speeds possible.
This powerful 5,000mAh battery is enough to recharge most smartphones twice and almost fully charge a tablet. It can also partially recharge a MacBook (about 40%). This battery is fairly compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry in your bag or pocket. It has a length of 2.8 inches and a width of 1.2 inches and is just about thick enough to fit into a large jacket pocket.
While it’s technically capable of charging itself while in use, it isn’t recommended because this could damage the internal battery cells. It’s much safer to recharge the powerbank before recharging your devices. Recharging the Fusion takes about 3.5 hours when using a 2 amp wall charger or 9 hours with a regular micro-USB cable. The included travel pouch and USB-C to USB-C cable help protect the PowerCore fusion when it’s not in use.