1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Little Old Lady, here- only semi-techie.
    Just got a Pixel XL and read somewhere that it takes a special type of power bank. Since I can't change the battery in the Pixel like I could with my G5, this is an issue for me. Can anyone tell me which power banks are compatible with the Pixel XL charging system?
    03-12-2018 01:18 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    It can use any power bank. I'm still using my 7800mAh microUSB powerbank (with a microUSB-to-C adapter). But to get the fastest charge of the phone, if that's the way you want to use it*, it can be any powerbank that meets the Qualcom QuickCharge 3 (or 4 when they start coming out) standard.

    (*I just plug the powerbank into the phone when the battery gets down around 40% and use it that way, so I don't care how long it takes to charge. As long as I'm running Accu​Battery [so I don't overcharge it], it doesn't matter.)
    03-12-2018 02:51 PM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    Most power banks will work fine, as long as you have the right cable. If you want the full charge speed you'd get from a wall charger (or close) you need one that supports USB-PD over a USB-C connection. However, just because a battery pack (power bank) doesn't support the native port for the device does not mean it won't work, it just won't be as fast.

    That said - I have a 15,000 mah Anker Astro E5 that I was using with my Nexus 6p and plan to continue using it with my Pixel 2 XL. It worked fine with my Nexus as well as my old Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and now my Tab S3. I used the USB-A to USB-C cable that came with my 6p to charge the phone off that battery pack, this ensured it was a compliant cable.

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    03-12-2018 02:51 PM

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