We share our thoughts and experience in this review of the Zendure SuperTank Pro.
Have you experienced running out of battery when you’re out and about? If you have, it’s likely you learned your lesson and now carry a power bank. But what if you have more than one gadget with you? How about four?
Well, that’s where the Zendure SuperTank Pro power station comes in. This literal tank of a power bank features a 26,800mAh capacity, up to 100W PD charging , an OLED display, and four USB-C ports.
Is this the answer to your power needs? Well, we’re here to find out. Let’s go.
Price and Availability
Performance and Features
The Zendure SuperTank Pro mobile power station has a huge 26,800mAh capacity with up to 100W PD output. Meant to be taken with you while travelling, it’s capacity is actually the most you can carry in air travel to both Philippine Airlines and the United States’ FAA.
The four USB-C ports on the top of the power station can charge up to four devices (including USB-C charging laptops) at the same time. Do take note that charging speeds slow down with each additional device you add.
Two ports provide up to 100W output, while the other two maxes out at 18W. The OLED display tells you remaining battery capacity and charging speed information, which prove very useful.
Out of the box, you get a heavy-duty carrying case, a USB-C cable, and a USB-A to USB-C adaptor. That means you have to bring additional cables if you want to charge more than one device at a time. Also, make sure your cables support up to 100W charging, otherwise, you won’t be able to maximize the charging speed it offers.
The power station is built like a tank with an aluminum body and an appearance that resembles a hardshell suitcase (think Rimowa). It’s big, measuring in at 4.9 x 2.9 x 1.8 inches, and hefty, weighing in at 566g. It’s safe to say that you will hurt yourself should you accidentally drop this on your foot.
To be honest, I wasn’t able to test the power station outside of my home because I was almost always in the house due to current restrictions. But I did use it constantly to charge my iPhone 12, iPad Air, and laptop.
I have a small area for writing, but I often relocate to the dining room or the living room just to change it up, and I don’t usually bring the chargers with me when I do.
Charging speed is pretty good. I separately charged an iPhone 12 (from 40%), an ASUS Zenfone 8 (from 30%), and the realme X50 Pro (from 30%). Each one took less than an hour to reach 100%.
To name just some of the things I charged on the Zendure SuperTank Pro — an ASUS ZenBook 14 (using a 100W USB-C to USB-C cable, of course), a Nintendo Switch, an iPad Air, an iPhone 12 with several smartphones for review, TWS earphones, a wireless speaker, etc.
Charging the power station itself is another matter. Generally speaking, the faster (and the higher wattage) your charger, the quicker you can charge the SuperTank Pro. I used a 64W USB-C laptop charger and it took a bit over an hour to reach 100%. That’s actually a good number considering the huge capacity.
If you have a 100W charger, you can probably top it up to full in less than an hour.
The Zendure SuperTank Pro is the ideal partner for travelers or professionals who need a versatile power bank for multiple gadgets, including a laptop and accessories. Its a pricey at Php 9,990, but it will save you in a pinch when you need battery power to get work done and there’s no plug available.
Obviously, the power station is not for everyone. It’s a bit of an overkill for people with a smartphone or two who frequently goes out for leisure. But if you travel a lot, often work away from your home, or carry a lot of essential gadgets with you, then you should consider the Zendure SuperTank Pro.