Gender Supertank Pro is an updated version of the existing Gender Supertank Power Bank. The original has become one of the preferred power banks for those who need to significantly expand the MacBook Pro battery revenue, and the new model has the same large 26,800mAh capacity.
The proteins differ from the original in several ways, which we will go to below. But the most visible difference is that the ports on USB have been replaced by four USB-C …
Appearance and feeling
The Supertank Pro has an aluminum casing that looks very reminiscent of the Zero Hollyburton suitcase. It opens at just 5 inches long, 3 inches wide, 2 inches thick, and weighs 1 mm, weighing 4.5 ounces.
It fits in the hand but you must know that you are holding it. It’s not something you’re going to carry in a pocket of pants without cart pants and even then you won’t see too much on one side. Don’t even think about putting it on a suit jacket. It is a power bank designed for those who value efficiency over pocketability and most people carry it in their bags.
It has a huge display, showing residual power in both watt-hours and percentages. When it is charged, it displays the charging rate and time until it is fully charged. When it is used, it displays the current power drawing (in this case, my MBP drawing is 56.4W) and the remaining time available in that drawing
There is a single button on the side to wake it up and display the current power.
The Supertank Pro is designed for travel, exceeding the 100-watt-hour limit for carrying a lithium-ion battery on an aircraft in Gendo.
You get a USB-C cable from a single USB-C with it (capable of maximum power output) but you won’t get a charger – something more at the moment.
Charging Supertank Pro
The power bank needs a very fun charger for fuel, which is why you don’t get any with it – it will add enough to the cost.
The good news is that it supports pass-through charging, so plug your MacBook Pro charger into the Supertank Pro and then connect it to your Mac and it will charge both. Using the Apple charger for my 16-inch MacBook Pro, I found that it took more than 1.5 hours to fully charge from scratch.
There is a complex matrix to illustrate in a variety of ways that you can use Supertank Pro. It’s shown below, but for Apple users the configurations are probably:
- Use one of the high-power ports to supply 100W and one low-power port to supply 18W; Or
- Both use a high-power port to supply 60W each, and a low-power port to deliver 18W.
Although the 16-inch MacBook Pro can shoot at a maximum of 100W and the 15-inch model at a maximum of 87W, I’ve never seen this kind of draw near from a machine even after rendering video in the background. In reality, this means that the power bank will simultaneously power two MacBook Pro machines plus an iPad Pro.
Here are the chapters and verses:
There are two main ways you can use a power bank like this. First, if you have been using your MacBook away from electricity all day, you can plug in the Supertank Pro, first drain the battery from the power bank, and then switch to your MacBook battery.
This is the most demanding way to use it and I have found that it has only increased my total battery life by about 2.5 hours. It didn’t have to be sniffed, and would certainly add up to a very reasonable amount a day, but it was much less than I expected.
The second way, if you keep your Mac on and off for a long time, is when using the MacBook Pro’s own battery, and then recharge it. When traveling, for example, you can use the Mac on a taxi or on a train between hotels and airports, charge it when traveling through the airport, use it in the lounge or gate, then charge it again until you need it on the flight, use it as much as possible during the flight , Then charge the other end again ready for use.
Testing this type of usage basically doubles the battery life of my MacBook Pro.
Gender Supertank Pro Prices and Decisions
Prices for the Super Earlybird start at 14 149.
I’m a bit wary of Kickstarter projects, although there are now a number that failed to deliver, but in this case it’s an updated model of an organization with a good track-record. It was also fully funded in 20 minutes. I think, to be honest, some companies use Kickstarter instead of primarily using it as a marketing tool because they need funding to launch.
The Gender Supertank Prot is expensive by the quality of the battery pack, but not unreasonably powered. Not to be outdone.
Only when you purchase it do you know that you need power to extend the life of a laptop like the MacBook Pro. If you need one of these to work like this, it is probably a relatively small expense in the scheme of things. I’ve even seen multiple professionals for things like outdoor shoots with no immediate Mac review or editing needs.
The extra power is frustrating when running your Mac directly from it. But the recharging power is great and for most of us it’s a realistic view. Traveling now seems like a distant dream, but when flying is again a regular part of my life, it will be a power bank to come with me.
Gender Supertank Pro is available at Kickstarter with Super Early-Bird prices starting from early 149.
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