Chargetech PLUG Pro portable power supply review

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I have become quite the collector of portable power supplys. I have reviewed probably a dozen of them here on the Gadgeteer and I have them everywhere… my house, my office, and my car.  I give them as gifts, and I use just about all of them at some time during the day/week.  I used to have a portable power supply about 4 years ago that had enough juice to charge my laptop almost all the way full, but it died.  So ever since I have looked for one to replace it.  And I believe I have found the solution with the $399 Chargetech PLUG Pro.

What is it?

The Chargetech PLUG Pro (hereinafter referred to as the PLUG) is a portable power supply that can power just about any small gadget or appliance.  It is meant for electronics, so using it with power tools or things with motors probably will not work.  But have no fear, if you do plug something up that the PLUG can’t handle, then it will shut down before short-circuiting or overheating.

Hardware specs

Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
Dimensions: 5.6 in (w) x 8.6 in (h) x 1.6 in (d)
Compatibility: International Power Adapter Available

– 1x Charging Port
– 2x International AC Outlets
– 2x Fast Charge USB Ports
– 1x USB Type-C Port

AC Adapter comes in both 110V and 220V options for worldwide usage.
When finished charging, the LCD screen will display ‘FF’ to indicate a full battery.
Input: 100-240V ~ , 50/60Hz, 1.0A
Output: 24.0V ⎓ 1.8A   L.P.S

Certifications:  CE, FCC Listed

Capacity: 54,000 mAh

What’s in the box?

The PLUG comes with a cloth carrying bag with a drawstring and a power adapter to charge it.

Design and features

The title of this review says the PLUG is ‘portable’, but it should be noted that it is quite heavy for a portable power supply.  I would say it is about the same weight as one of your kids history textbooks from school, should it won’t be a device that you carry around every day.  It will easily fit inside your backpack or large purse, but again, it is heavy coming in at over 2 lbs.  Here is a picture of my Nexus 7 table sitting on top of the PLUG.  It is a little over 1.5 inches in thickness, so it is pretty thick as well.

With a USB-C port on the side, 2 fast-charging USB ports and 2 regular power outlets, the PLUG can charge multiple devices at the same time.  I have a bunch of portable batteries around my house, office, and car.  And none of them have these many ways to charge.  I have the 54,000 mAh model and that means I can recharge my Galaxy S6 Plug about 15+ times.  My laptop requires a 19V/3.42V charger, so the PLUG can charge my laptop from completely dead to fully charged in 1.5 hours, and the PLUG can do that 2 times before it needs to be recharged.  Not bad.

And speaking of recharging, it is going to take you quite some time to charge the PLUG because, after all, the capacity is 54,000 mAh.  It will take at least 7-8 hours to fully charge, so I charge it overnight when I need to charge it and by morning it is ready to go.

So what situations is it best to use the PLUG?  Well, because of the size and weight you won’t be carrying it around in your pocket unless you are MC Hammer (a little throwback to you 80’s music fans). When I travel there are of course wall outlets in the hotel room, and for my cellphone, it is much more convenient to carry one of my small portable charges that really does fit in my pocket.  So I would say that the PLUG is perfect for when you are literally going to a place that has no power outlets.  Like camping, or the park, or working a booth at a convention where your boss won’t spring for a power connection at the booth!  You convention workers know what I am talking about.

It has an LED reading on the top that shows you how much juice is left.  And it has all the bells and whistles you would expect like protection from overheating and short-circuiting.  The model I have also has the international plugs.  Which is another great use for the PLUG.  International travelers will find this gadget invaluable for their US-designed gadgets but will also be able to plug in international devices as well.


  • Portable (sort of)
  • Huge capacity
  • 5 plugs for devices
  • True power outlet on-the-go


  • It is heavy for a portable battery supply
  • It is very expensive
  • Fast-charging USB slows down when you also use the power outlets

Final thoughts

For $399, the PLUG isn’t for everyone.  But for someone who regularly finds themselves without access to a power outlet, it is worth every penny.  With the number of ports it has, and humongous capacity, and the portability it affords, the PLUG is a great gadget.  Plus, unlike most other portable power supplies, you can actually use it with large gadgets like TVs, laptops, gaming consoles, small household appliances, even CPAP machines.  I highly recommend this gadget.

Price: $399.00
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Chargetech.

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8 thoughts on “Chargetech PLUG Pro portable power supply review”

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      1. Thanks for the review and the additional comments. Got me worried bit as I recently purchased it, and it has not arrived yet, so I have not been able to try it out. I am a hobby photographer and want to bring some additional light on field trips.
        So I have calculated the time for my application which is to power 2 x 30 Watt lights, so I need 60 Watts.
        The device can deliver 54 Ah = 54 Ampere for one hour, or 1 ampere for 54 hours.
        At 240V my 60 watt lights need 0.25 ampere. (Watt divided by Volt yields Ampere, so I learned today)
        The device should last me 4 x 54 hours = 216 hours straight or 9 days, not bad.
        I no longer worry, please correct me if I got any of this wrong.

        1. Well, I will let others at the Gadgeteer who are move of an expert on electrical conversions. But I will say this… any device that provides power like the Chargetech is going to have ‘leakage’ over time. You shouldn’t get 100% of the full charge that is inside the device, so I would be more conservative in my estimate of how much juice you will get from a full charge. Hope that helps! – Steve

  2. I bought this Plug 54k device and have used it for about 2yrs now. It was great while it lasted. But one day , without any warning or indication , it just packed up. It wont charge or work.
    What really sucks is the support . There is absolutely no information online about how to fix a faulty unit or where to get support.

  3. Has the product died or something? Becuase I can’t find it anywhere online other it’s offical site anymore.

    Also how is your model is doing? I am considering to purches it but Im afraid it will not last for long.

    1. @Andy I can see that you pretty much can only find it on their website. That doesn’t concern me too much because it is still going strong for me. I use it often. My dad has used it often because he has an RV and it powers lots of his devices in the RV. I still recommend it.

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