How to Charge a Laptop with Power Bank

Never run out of power again.

By Gunjan Mehta | Updated 22/08/21
How to Charge a Laptop with a Power Bank

I’m sure we have all been in places without an outlet. It’s usually at a time when our laptop battery is low but there are no outlets around. I know it can be a stressful situation and you might feel like your productivity has stopped when you can’t find an outlet or a power bank to charge your laptop with right away.

But don’t worry, there are some easy solutions that can help you get back on track. Here’s how to recharge your laptop with a power bank so you can start working again.

Step 1: Choose the Right Power Bank

There are different factors that need to be considered when choosing a power bank.

Size– The size of the power bank will determine how long it will last. Smaller power banks typically have a shorter battery life than larger ones, so you should take this into consideration.

Weight– Larger power banks can be difficult to carry around and may not fit in your laptop bag or backpack. If you want something that is lightweight and easy to carry, then go with a smaller one.

Input– Some laptops only have USB ports for charging instead of wall sockets. If this is the case, then make sure your power bank has both USB and wall socket inputs so it can work with whichever type of laptop you have.

Output– Most power banks output at a rate of up to 20V, which is the same voltage as your average outlet or USB port on your computer. The only exception to this is one that outputs 45 volts for faster charging rates if you need it.

How Much Power- You can get away with using smaller power banks when connecting devices like laptops and cell phones because these things don’t require much charge in order to work properly. Laptops are different though due to their larger size and higher energy consumption needs. It’s recommended that you use a power bank that has enough capacity so it won’t run out while recharging the devices.

Step 2: Charge your power bank before you leave.

The first thing to do is to recharge your power bank fully before you leave. It’s much better to deal with a charged power bank than one that already needs more juice. If the power bank starts getting low during your travels, then make sure you find an outlet or another power source to charge it back up again.

Step 3: Connect the Power Bank to Your Laptop

Once your power bank is fully charged, you can use it to recharge your laptop battery as well. Connect the power bank via USB cable and then plug it into an outlet or attach it via a wall socket adapter if you have one available.

This should work with any type of laptop, but there are some precautions people should be aware of.

If you are using a laptop with an older power supply, then it’s possible the USB port will not be strong enough to charge your battery. In this case, use the wall socket adapter instead or find another outlet that is close by so you can plug into it at the same time as charging from the power bank.

This will make sure your laptop gets all of its energy needs met and starts working again in no time!

Ways to maximize your laptop battery lifespan.

  • Keep only one program running at a time.
  • Close programs you are not using.
  • Turn off your screen when it’s not in use.
  • Keep the brightness to a minimum if possible.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Always keep your laptop in a cool environment. Don’t leave it outside or near any heat sources, including ovens and fireplaces.
  • Always keep your laptop in a cool environment.
  • Don’t leave it outside or near any heat sources, including ovens and fireplaces.
  • Place it on the floor, not atop of anything warm (such as a radiator).
  • Additionally, don’t put something heavy on top of an open laptop – this will block airflow.