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Anker Nintendo Switch 20100mAh Portable Power Bank

Licensed by Nintendo so will not brick you Switch, and if somehow you win the awful luck lottery your Switch will be replaced.
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MikeyG115/07/2019 01:20

Why cold?


It's triple the price of a similar sized power brick. Switch compatibility or no, it's still a rip off
Its because its got a steep price for the Switch branding. Its the same powerbank as amazon.co.uk/Ank…-17 just this one ismore expensive.
Simi6915/07/2019 01:28

It's triple the price of a similar sized power brick. Switch compatibility …It's triple the price of a similar sized power brick. Switch compatibility or no, it's still a rip off


Consider use every other power has a chance of brick your £280 console I don't think anyone in the right mind would consider this a rip. Just because something seem over priced at first look to the uneducated eye doesn't mean it is. The switch has unique power delivery protocol charging it normal has a chance of bricking it. It is not about compatibility, it is about not damaging your expensive device. It is like pulling up to the petrol station with half a tank and then putting unleaded in you diesel tank because it was cheaper.
Johnathon_Newman15/07/2019 01:30

Its because its got a steep price for the Switch branding. Its the same …Its because its got a steep price for the Switch branding. Its the same powerbank as https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-PowerCore-20100-mAh-Powerbank-Delivery-Black/dp/B071JWNQ8Y/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=anker+powerbank+usb+c&qid=1563150509&s=gateway&sr=8-17 just this one ismore expensive.


It isn't just branding, I would agree paying that if it was just branding would be illogical but the fact is it not just branding.
It uses a special power delivery protocol which is unique and not many device outside of the switch. Also it is a form of insurance so if something were to happen you 280 quid device will be replaced. Again as I replied to the other guy, it is like putting unleaded in you diesel car because it ran the first few miles on that you should get more at the next station, meanwhile it is causing major damage to an expensive machine. (I know it is not the analogy ever, but it show my point in a way you will hopefully understand).
MikeyG115/07/2019 02:02

It isn't just branding, I would agree paying that if it was just branding …It isn't just branding, I would agree paying that if it was just branding would be illogical but the fact is it not just branding. It uses a special power delivery protocol which is unique and not many device outside of the switch. Also it is a form of insurance so if something were to happen you 280 quid device will be replaced. Again as I replied to the other guy, it is like putting unleaded in you diesel car because it ran the first few miles on that you should get more at the next station, meanwhile it is causing major damage to an expensive machine. (I know it is not the analogy ever, but it show my point in a way you will hopefully understand).



The Switch does indeed have a unique version of PD. When looking at the voltages that this one has there is 2 more for the Switch than the non branded one. However there has been no reported issues with good quality powerbanks and Switches since the Switch launched 2 and a bit years ago. Therefore there is no protection needed because there is no issues with powerbanks so your protecting against something that is not a risk. A decade or so ago and yes you would need to be careful but with the safety measures in place devices are able to control their power draw to not exceed their maximum as to not overload. Also with the non branded ones they dont go up to the same levels so the charge is *slower* however in real world performance is non existent.
There has been major talks in length about these on Reddit after the scare that happened with portable docks but that was a completely different issue that had nothing to do with power in those cases.
You are free to purchase this over the non Switch one if you wanted and it made you feel more secure in your purchase but after much testing by the Switch community on Reddit there is no advantage to spending more for this version.

There is no chance of bricking a Switch with a quality Powerbank.
Edited by: "Johnathon_Newman" 15th Jul
£40 for a very specific insurance. Is it worth it?
Simi6915/07/2019 01:28

It's triple the price of a similar sized power brick. Switch compatibility …It's triple the price of a similar sized power brick. Switch compatibility or no, it's still a rip off


I hope you know that the Anker Non-Switch Branded equivalent of this is £49.99 on Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Ank…8-1
MikeyG115/07/2019 02:02

It isn't just branding, I would agree paying that if it was just branding …It isn't just branding, I would agree paying that if it was just branding would be illogical but the fact is it not just branding. It uses a special power delivery protocol which is unique and not many device outside of the switch. Also it is a form of insurance so if something were to happen you 280 quid device will be replaced. Again as I replied to the other guy, it is like putting unleaded in you diesel car because it ran the first few miles on that you should get more at the next station, meanwhile it is causing major damage to an expensive machine. (I know it is not the analogy ever, but it show my point in a way you will hopefully understand).


Anker have stated that all of their power banks are Nintendo Switch safe. So it is just an issue of being overpriced for the sake of branding.
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