Review: RAVPower 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

RAVPower 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

8.7

Power

8.5/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

7.5/10

Pros

  • Feature Quick Charge and Power Delivery
  • Has a small enough form factor that it can fit into the same pocket as your smartphone

Cons

  • You cannot use the full power of Power Delivery and Quick Charge at the same time

Portable chargers are a common charging electronic. Right up there with wall chargers, meaning that everybody probably has one, but just because it’s a common tech device doesn’t mean that you should just get any regular power bank out there. It’s more important than ever to know what a portable charger features so you can get the best portable charging experience.

The main reason for that is because many smartphones are now fast-charging compatible. Both Power Delivery and Quick Charge are heavily used with many Android smartphones and even the iPhone.

In this review, we’re taking a look RAVPower’s 10,000mAh Power Delivery power bank that also features Quick Charge. This power bank practically has it all, in our opinion from its charging power to its form factor.

Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity of this power bank is 10,000mAh. With its use of a Power Delivery and Quick Charge, there’s a high chance that you’re going to be using one of its fast charging methods. With that, the conversion rate of the power capacity is going to worsen as faster charging creates more heat and that means less power going to your devices.

It’s an equivalent exchange with fast charging techs like Quick Charge and PD, as your devices will recharge faster but there’s going to be less power to do it with.

3.7 x 10,000 = 37,000 / 5 = 7,400

Most of the time when it comes to power banks, they make use of a 3.7V battery and you multiply that by the initial power capacity of the charger. Then you divide by the Amperage that the charger has to offer. That gives you the “standard output capacity”, but this is without the use of QC and PD charging.

If we account for Power Delivery or Quick Charge being used, you’ll easily lose about 2,000mAh of power. This means that you’ll be able to use about 5,500mAh of power capacity from this RAVPower power bank.

This isn’t all that bad, because with this power you’re able to charge most smartphones such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Samsung Galaxy S9 to their full power about two times. Or you might fair only a single charge from this portable charger if you’re charging one of the more modern phones that have a 4,000mAh battery such as the Samsung Galaxy S10+ or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

You may also use this power bank to charge larger devices such as tablets as it does have a USB port, and a USB-C Power Delivery port. Speaking of a USB-C Power Delivery port, you can even charge a Power Delivery laptop with it such as a MacBook. With that said, these types of devices make use of larger batteries and have more power usage.

So charging those larger devices to full power may prove to be futile as there’s not enough power to use from this power bank.

Output Charging:

There are two output ports to use on this RAVPower power bank.

One is a Quick Charge 3.0 port that can fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones, and that means you’re able to fast charge Samsung, LG, Sony and quite a lot more phones on the market with the USB-A port. The Quick Charge port can also charge any Non-Quick Charge compatible phones, too.

There’s also the USB-C Power Delivery port, too. The Power Delivery port on this charger has an 18W charging speed, so it’s power level for fast charging smartphones. The Power Delivery port can also be used to charge most USB-C smartphones, but the better thing about the USB-C port is that you can use it to fast charge iPhones, too.

Charging a Google Pixel and a Samsung Galaxy S8 at the same time. The Power Delivery port still “Rapidly Charges” the Google Pixel, but the QC port does not fast charge the S8 while two devices are charging.

If you have an iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or an iPhone XR, then congratulations, you have an iPhone that is USB-C Power Delivery compatible. The new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 are also Power Delivery compatible, too. What’s even better is that the iPhone 11 Pro comes with a Power Delivery fast charger! Finally! Thank you, Apple.

The way you would use the Power Delivery port to fast charge your iPhone is to use a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.

If you want to use Power Delivery port to also charge a USB-C laptop, the only option would be to charge a USB-C MacBook. Even then, your MacBook will charge quite slowly as 18W of PD charging power is very much for charging a laptop.

Another thing to know is that when you’re using the two ports together, the fast charging is done only through the USB-C Power Delivery port, while the Quick Charge port is downgraded to regular charging.

Input Charging:

There are two input ports that you can use to recharge the power bank. One is the USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is the Micro-USB input port.

You can recharge the power bank at Power Delivery speeds (18W) if you use a Power Delivery wall charger to recharge it with. Or you can use recharge it at Quick Charge speeds with a Quick Charge wall charger with the Micro-USB input port.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of the power bank is likely going to be the first thing that you’re going to like about the power bank as soon as you get it out of the box. That’s because the charger has a length of 5.6 inches, a width of 2.7 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the charger is 7.5 ounces.

So this power bank is small than most smartphones, and you’re able to fit it into the same pocket as your smartphone if you wanted to.

Functional Components:

Using this power bank is simple. All the ports are on the same side, with there being the USB-C Power Delivery, the Micro-USB port, and the USB-A Quick Charge port. The power button is off to the side and is right next to four Blue Power indicators.

Build

Structure and Material:

The entire charger is made of plastic, it has a good build that is perfect for everyday use. Just be careful not to drop it from a high height as its plastic build may not be able to withstand a hard fall.

Tech:

On the tech side, the charger does not get warm even if you’re charging two devices at once. 

Reliability

The power bank comes with Micro-USB cable and a Micro-USB to USB-C adapter.

The reliability of this charger is great if you own a USB-C smartphone or an iPhone that is either the iPhone X, iPhone 8 or newer. This is for two reasons, with one being that you can fast charge your phone with this power bank and the other is that you’re able to charge your phone to its full power twice.

It’s also an easy portable charger to have on hand at all times because it’s smaller than most phones, length-wise.

Summary:

Power:

There’s enough power capacity to charge most phones to full power about two times. The use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge with an 18W charging speed ensures that you’ll be able to fats charge most phones on the market.

Design:

The charger has a small form factor and it’s easy to use as it automatically starts to charge.

Build:

The build quality of this power bank is pretty good even though it’s made of plastic, and it doesn’t overheat even if you’re charging from both ports.

Reliability:

This RAVPower portable charger makes use of two fast charging technologies that are widely used among smartphones which makes it a highly reliable power bank for smartphones in general.

Specs of the RAVPower 10,000mAh 18W Power

Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity

Initial: 10,000mAh

Output Capacity: 5,500mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

  • Input:

Micro-USB Input: 5V2A | 9V/2A (18W)

USB-C Input: 5V3A | 9V/2A (18W)

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 Blue LED Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 Ounces

Conclusion:

RAVPower has created a balanced power bank that is great for charging smartphones that are either Quick Charge or Power Delivery compatible. It can also be recharged using both methods, too. Top that with a 10,000mAh power capacity and a form factor that is smaller than most phones, and you have a simple but powerful power bank.

Portable Charger RAVPower 18W PD 10000mAh Portable Charger 10000 USB C Power Bank External Battery Pack for Smartphone Tablet iPhone X/Xs Max/XR, Galaxy S9/S8, iPad Pro 2018 Power Delivery Support

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Features

  • Powerful Pocket Sized Power Bank: With a 0. 5 inch frame, this PD power bank is so slim that it can easily be stored in any bag – or even your jeans pocket!
  • Outstanding Charging Speed: 18W PD and QC output ports charge your phone 2. 5 faster than a standard 5V 1A charger; your iPhone Xu Max will be fully charged in 2 hours
  • Keep All Your Devices Charged: Dual output ports that support almost all PD and non-PD devices mean you can charge Galaxy S9 and your iPad Pro simultaneously
  • All Day Power: 10000mAh battery supports fully charging an iPhone X twice so you never miss a moment
  • No More Waiting Around: PD input and output means the power bank itself only needs 3 hours and 16 minutes to fully recharge from 0%

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