Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort 4
Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort 4 started out from a Kickstarter project where it raised a total of US$380,943 out of their initial goal of US$30,000 from 3,293 backers.
It was successfully funded on 6th March 2019. The product was shipped on 19th August 2019, and I received it on 27th August 2019.
My pledge is the US$148 level, and shipping to Singapore is free.
Bundle – SuperTank & SuperPort 4 x 1
Get one SuperTank & SuperPort 4 at 40% off the expected retail price of $248!
Both Zendure SuperTank and SuperPort 4 supports USB-C Power Delivery (USB-PD) of up to 100W.
To support 100W charging, you will need a USB-C to USB-C cable that supports 100W/5A. If you don’t know about it, the chances are that the USB-C cables that you got don’t support 100W.
If you need a 100W USB-C charging cable, I will recommend the Nomad USB-C Cable (1m/100W) or Anker Powerline II USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Cable.
But since the US$300,000 stretch goal is reached, Zendure threw in a Zendure SuperCord 1m 100W/5A USB-C to USB-C cable worth US$19.90 (S$28) for free.
Zendure SuperTank is a 27,000 mAh power bank that is capable of giving an output of 100W. That is enough to charge your 15″ MacBook Pro at full speed.
It weighs 518 g and measures 12 x 7.1 x 4 (cm).
Three colors are available, Black, Silver, and Crystal Blue. The Crystal Blue was unlocked as a stretch goal of US$400,000. I chose Black.
There are four charging ports on the SuperTank, two USB-A ports (15W and 18W output) and two USB-C ports (100W and 60W output). The total maximum output of the four USB ports is 138W.
SuperTank supports pass-through charging. So you can charge your USB-C devices together with it.
There is a LED display in front of the SuperTank that shows you how much battery (in percentage) is left.
X-Charge mode is unique to the SuperTank. Sometimes power banks are unable to charge low powered devices because they draw too little power and that causes the power bank to be switched off automatically as it thoughts it is not charging anything. An example is charging Apple Watch.
To enable X-Charge mode, double-press the power button, and SuperTank will enter X-Charge mode and display the “X” icon. Likewise, to switch it back, double-press the power button again.
The direction of the power delivery can be confusing sometimes. When you use a USB-C power bank to charge a device, sometimes it will mistakenly be thought you are trying to use the device to charge it instead.
To solve this issue, SuperTank comes with a PD Direction Switch. Just long-press the power button to switch the power flow.
Because it is a Kickstarter project, it comes with a hard carrying case for the SuperTank.
Zendure SuperPort 4
Zendure SuperPort 4 is a charging hub that has two USB-A ports (18W combined output) and two USB-C ports (100W and 18W output). The total combined output of all four ports is 136W.
It is encased in plastic, measures 11.4 x 10 x 2.4 (cm) and comes only in black.
Despite both SuperTank and SuperPort 4 are glossy, they are not a fingerprint magnet.