Switch compatible portable battery pack and USB C cable?

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    Anyone have a portable battery pack and USB C cable combination that can charge the Switch faster than the power usage while playing?
     
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    Yeah the RAV POWER 21000 USB C 3A battery bank will work
     
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    Does the USB C cable matter? I see various types with different Ohm resistors for "fast" charging, etc... What cable did you get?
     
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    Apparently the switch will not draw more than 2A regardless of voltage, even if the powerbank is capable of supplying more, so if you want a powerbank that will actually charge the Switch at a reasonable rate, get one with USB-PD, preferably supporting 15V@2A to charge it at the fastest speed. However it will accept 9V as well.
    Yes, it does matter. If you get one that has the wrong resistor value it can fry the device/charger you're using to charge it.
    http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-find-safe-usb-type-c-cables
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6p/accessories/verified-trusted-list-usb-to-usb-c-t3240969
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wJwqv3rTNmORXz-XJsQaXK1dl8I91V4-eP_sfNVNzbA/edit#gid=0
    A good cable should have a 56k ohm resistor.
     
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    I was considering using my powergorilla with the hori car charger.
     
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    I have an Anker Powercore+ 20100. It keeps the Switch at 100% while playing Zelda and it'll fully charge a Switch a little over 4 times.
     
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    The Anker Powercore+ 20100 is great power bank but it's too expensive for my taste, I'm highly considering the iMuto 16750mAh power bank which has high quality LG Lion battery cells for much cheaper.

    https://www.amazon.com/Compact-16750mAh-Portable-External-Nintendo/dp/B01KHDFXCE

    One reviewer has this power bank connected to a Switch and gets 3 hours for every 40% drain on the power bank which should effectively get 7.5 hours from 100% to 0% on the power bank plus up to 3 hours more from the Switch own battery for a total of 10.5 hours before having to charge both the console and power bank...not bad at all for the price.

    The Anker is higher quality, lighter, more compact and has more battery juice however it's double the price of the iMuto power bank at least in Canada plus it'll probably only give about an 2 hours of battery life which is not worth the price premium IMHO.