Nintendo Switch, the most popular hand held gaming console in the world is also known for being a massive drain on the battery. A day of fun filled Switch gaming requires a dependable and long-lasting power bank as you will definitely not want yourself stranded without power in the middle of a game.
We have compiled best backpack power banks for Nintendo Switch. The power banks have been selected on the basis of three main criteria crucial for Nintendo Switch:
Rapid charging capability: This is important as you will not like your phone to be tethered to the power bank while searching around for Pokemons. Fast recharging features in the latest power banks will allow you to quickly recharge your battery up to 80% in just half-hour and be ready again. Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 is one of the fastest recharge technologies out there and we have selected only the power banks that come with the latest Quick Charge 3.0 that charges your battery 80% in about 35 mins.
Rapid recharge time for the power bank itself: For massive capacity 20000 or 26800mAh power banks, the rapid recharge feature for the power bank itself is a must. A usual 20000mAh power bank takes about 20 hours+ (!!) to charge on a 1 Amp standard phone charger and about 10 hours on a 2 Amp fast charger. But a massive capacity power bank such as Merpower YN-041P power bank with usb-c 18W pd input feature will get charged in about 3 hours flat using PD input. The rapid recharge feature gives you the flexibility to put the power bank on recharge even on the very day of the pokemon catching – you do not have to plan a day in advance. We believe that anything more than overnight charging is simply a hassle best avoided.
Light weight: Light weight is crucial for a Pokemon Go power bank as a bulky battery can be a nuisance during long Pokemon scouting walks. While many cheap power banks will give you the required battery capacity, a light and pocketable power bank will allow you to keep the power bank in pocket and move around with ease while charging the phone. A really light power bank can even be held in the same hand as the phone while charging it. A light pocketable power bank will also allow you to use a short cable for charging while holding the phone in hand or while keeping the power bank in the pocket. This will allow you to extract the maximum battery capacity from the power bank.
Durability and Build Quality: Pokemon Go is almost exclusively an outdoor activity. Pokemon spotting walks will inevitably imvolve stumbles and facing the elements and that often invariably includes dropping of the power bank. To be fully equipped, both your phone and power bank must be robust enough to withstand the rough and tumble imvolved in walking for long periods. Solid and reliable build quality backed by a friendly and quick warranty policy is hence a must in a Pokemon go external battery bank.
Here is the best power banks selected by us for Pokemon Go enthusiasts on the basis of the above criteria:
Merpower 20000 With USB-C PD Input/ Output & Quick Charge 3.0 Output
This model is our top favorite pick as backpack power bank for Pokemon Go players. This power bank not only delivers massive battery capacity and blazing fast charging speeds of PD, it can itself be charged quickly in just 3 hours as it is support PD input. unique combination of massive capacity, Quickcharge 3.0 output and 18W pd output and 18W PD input make it our top pick for hardcore Pokemon Go players.
The massive 20000mAh capacity means that you can simply forget about running out of battery in a day no matter how battery hungry your display or phone is. The QC 3.0 output ensures blazing fast top-ups for your smart phone battery while the PD input means that this huge capacity power bank will get charged in as little as 3 hours.You can also charge your Macbook as well.