Excitrus PDW100208 100W portable battery review

A massive capacity and a MagSafe wireless charging pad makes this heavyweight option a hub that excels with phones, laptops and cameras

Excitrus PDW100208 review
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Who wants a portable battery weighing over half a kilo? The Excitrus PDW100208 makes a case for carrying spare capacity with 20,800 mAh of energy, a MagSafe wireless charging pad and the ability to recharge a laptop or a camera via USB-C.


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    MagSafe wireless charging pad

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    Huge capacity

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    Can recharge laptops

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    Can cope with 4x devices


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    Very heavy

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    Super-fast wall charger not included

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    Wireless charging is slow and hot

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Are the days of proprietary camera batteries and chargers over? Not quite, but if you invest in the latest mirrorless cameras there’s a decent chance you’ll be able to refuel your camera via USB-C from something like the Excitrus PDW100208. A talented (if rather long and heavy) battery that reaches a whopping 20,800 mAh capacity, the Excitrus PDW100208 can recharge four devices at the same time. If one of them is an iPhone 12 or later you can make use of the MagSafe wireless charging pad on top, too. 

Here’s why we think the Excitrus PDW100208 is a good choice for photographers who don’t mind carrying a little extra bulky in their camera bag. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.