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Is this the world's best power bank? The Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

Think of this not as a power bank, but a $200 computer-controlled USB charging station.
Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

Here is the Omni 20 USB-C, the $200 power bank by Omnicharge.

It is supplied in a tough zipped an padded case to offer it additional protection against bumps and knocks.

Tech specs:

  • 2 x USB-C output: 60W single/100W total
  • 2 x USB-A output: 15W single/30W total
  • USB C hub feature to allow file transfer and charging
  • USB C input: 45W total
  • Full recharge time: 3 hours
  • OLED display
  • 12-layers of electrical protection
  • 20,100 mAh capacity
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The Omni 20 C is compact, measuring in at 5.0-inch x 4.8-inch x 1.1-inch, and weighs in at 1.1 lb. The battery capacity of 20,100 mAh meets FAA regulations for air travel.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

Is the Omni 20 USB-C perfect? No. One obvious downside compared to a powerback such as the Anker Astro mini is size. You're not going to be slipping the Omni 20 USB-C into your back pocket when you go out and about. But then remember that the Omnicharge has over six times the capacity of the Astro mini.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The Omni 20 USB-C has a power capacity of 20,100 mAh, and can be fully recharged in as little as three hours using any USB-C charger.

The Omni 20 USB-C can, on a single charge, recharge a MacBook 1.4 times, a MacBook Pro 1.2 times, or a Nintendo Switch four times.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

One of the standout features of the Omni 20 USB-C is the USB hub features. This allows you to connect a hard drive or USB Stick to one of the USB ports to allow file transfer while charging up another devices.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C features an innovative battery limit function that allows you to have control how much you want to discharge/charge the power bank. Omnicharge developed this function to help prolong lifespan of the device by limiting stress placed on the six Panasonic 18650 LiPo cells supplying the power.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C features a 12 layer electrical protection system to protect against all eventualities, and prevent both the power bank or the devices attached to it from being damaged:

  • Battery Low Temperature
  • Battery Over Temperature
  • Battery Over Discharge / Overcharge
  • Battery Self-Balancing
  • Battery Short-Circuit
  • Output Over Power
  • Output Over-current
  • Input Over-voltage
  • Input Over-current
  • Motherboard Over Temperature
  • Motherboard Short-Circuit
  • MCU Reset
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The OLED display shows real-time charge/recharge and system metrics.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The OLED display shows real-time charge/recharge and system metrics.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The OLED display shows real-time charge/recharge and system metrics.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

The OLED display shows real-time charge/recharge and system metrics.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

General settings walk-through.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

General settings walk-through.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

General settings walk-through.

Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C
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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

General settings walk-through.

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Omnicharge Omni 20 USB-C

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