Review: RAVPower 16,750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger

RAVPower 16,750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger

8.8

Power

8.5/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Fast Charging
  • Two Charging Ports
  • Great Design

Cons

  • Just a Bit Large and Heavy

High capacity power banks are a norm nowadays. They are able to provide some fantastic portability while holding onto their high capacities, fast charging speeds, and amazing design. The RAVPower 16,750mAh power bank is an example of a power bank that holds its roots down for what it was made for, while still not sacrificing for what it should deliver.

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Power

Power Capacity:

This high capacity power bank features two charging Output ports, which is the perfect amount for a power bank that’s packing a 16,750mAh power capacity. However, when you’re dealing with power bank at this high capacity, the power is too good to be true since quite a bit of energy is lost during actual charging. So we’re rating this power bank at a 14,750mAh capacity.

Even with the lost capacity, the power bank is still very much capable of charging many smartphones 4 times over and more. You can expect to charge an iPad about 2 times. Either way, the RAVPower portable charger does a great job with providing ample power to last a few days before needing to be recharged. At least that’s the purpose.

 RAVPower 16,750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger (Real Capacity 14,750mAh)Phone CapacityRAVPower 16,750mAh Power Bank Left Over Power Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for your Device
iPhone SE14,750mAh1,624mAh13,126mAh

9 Full Charges
iPhone 614,750mAh1,810mAh12,940mAh

8.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus14,750mAh2,915mAh11,835mAh

5 Full Charges
iPhone 6s14,750mAh1,715mAh13,035mAh

8.6 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus14,750mAh2,750mAh12,000mAh

5.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S614,750mAh2,550mAh12,200mAh

5.7 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge14,750mAh2,600mAh12,150mAh

5.6 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S714,750mAh3,000mAh11,750mAh

4.9 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge14,750mAh3,600mAh11,150mAh

4 Full Charges

Output Charging:

Fast Charging Speeds through Each Port

RAVPower’s power bank has two charging ports. One of the charging ports offers a speed of 5V/2.4A and the other has a 5V/2.1A output charging speed. It’s a high capacity power bank that’s able to send a fast charge to nearly any device connected to it. A smartphone will have no problem charging quickly, and tablets like an iPad can be charged at max speed via the 2.4A port and near max speed through the 2.1A port. The best part is that you can charge two devices at those potential charging speeds.

Remember, though, we said that the power bank can possibly last for days. Since it has two charging port, the usage of the two ports will ultimately cut down the portability very quickly. It’s not a bad thing, though, you’re still getting the high capacity power bank with fast charging, it’s just that you’re depleting the energy faster by using the two ports at the same time. As a result, there will be fluctuations in a number of charges that you get with the power bank, depending on how you use it.

Input Charging:

The Input charging speed of the power bank, or also known as the Recharge speed is 5V/2A. It’s a standard recharging speed for a power bank of its capacity and if you want to take full advantage of the 2 Amp recharging speed, then we recommend getting a wall charger that’s rated at an Output of 5V/2.0A or higher. This way, the charger actually recharges at 2 Amp charging speed. The RAVPower portable charger recharges fully in about 6-7 hours.

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Design

High capacity power banks tend to take the long lengthy design to make the power bank more portable and slim. At least that’s the idea for companies that create power banks, just by looking at the Anker PowerCore 20100 & EasyAcc Monster 20,000. That’s not the case with the RAVPower portable charger. Rather than elongating itself, the power bank takes a square design to make itself more compact.

Size and Weight:

The length of the power bank is 5 inches which is about an inch off from similar capacity power banks, its got a thickness of 0.8 inches and a Width that measures 3 inches. Altogether the size dimensions of the power bank are well designed enough to fit into one hand; Although it’s kinda bit of a stretch, if you’ve got small hands this power bank may be somewhat of a challenge to carry in on hand because of its length and width but the 0.8 inches thickness is what makes it much more manageable to carry.

Then there’s the heavyweight from being a high capacity power. The charger weighs 10.9 ounces. This is actually really heavy if you’re searching for a power bank that you plan on carrying in your hands for a long time, and if you do then you will get tired. Other than that, the power bank’s size and weight don’t matter too much if you’re putting it into a bag, as long as you’re using an appropriate size for the charger to fit into.

Ultimately we think that the RAVPower portable charger just meets enough to be considered “Portable” because it’s not the kind of power bank that you’d take with you while you’re on the go walking or going for a run. However, it’s a great power bank if you’re stationary and in need of power for your lower powered devices.

Functional Components:

Functional pieces of the power bank are designed very well and easy to access. The Charging Output Port and Micro-USB Input port are all on the same side of the wall charger, with the charging ports clearly labeled as to what Output current they each charge at. There’s also a LED light with the charging ports that is in between the charging ports that’s not exactly the brightest LED flashlight and it seems to hint that the portable charger is meant for Outdoor Charging Purposes but it’s just a filler feature, to be honest.

The LED light power capacity indicators and power button are on top of the charger. The LED power indicators aren’t the normal dots that you usually see with power bank, it’s more of a loading screen with segments and the Segments turn off when the power bank depletes to certain capacities. The power button is used to check the capacity of the power bank and can be held down for 3 seconds to turn on the LED flashlight.

Simple design = Simple Usage

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Build

Structure and Material:

The power bank’s top and bottom side are made of plastic with a black matte varnished finish. RAVPower states that it’s fingerprint and scratch proof on a light basis and we believe them. The plastic casing can easily be tainted with fingerprints and scratches can occur even with things that are relatively sharp. So don’t expect the power bank’s surface to look as pristine as the day that you got it. The middle strip of the power bank is made of aluminum.

Components of the portable charger perform well. The charging ports hold in charging cables in a strong way, the LED power indicators function as they should. Although the LED light could be brighter but using it will ultimately drain the capacity of the power bank faster. The power button is very responsive and with its very few functions, there’s a few low chance that it will malfunction.

Dropping the power bank can prove to be a dangerous thing, though. It weighs just about 11 ounces, so nearly a pound. If the charger does fall on a hard floor, you can expect some physical damage.

Tech:

Along with the physical features of the power, it has safety tech that will force-shutdown the power bank if the current coming from it exceeds the norm; Or if the power bank heats up too much it will shut down as well. Both of those scenarios are ways to prevent a fire or damage to the power bank and your devices.

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Reliability

The reliability the RAVPower portable charger has its ups and down. Capacity is lacking to reach its full potential, but even if the Output capacity is different than the original it still provides lots of power for charging your device a lot of times. It can potentially last for days depending on your usage. Charging two devices at the same time with some fast charging current makes the charger very dependable if you’re away from a wall charger but still want the same wall charging speed.

Portability falls shorts because of its square shape, long width, and heavyweight. So we concluded that the power bank isn’t a charger that you’d carry in your hand for long periods, it’s most reliable in one place and being used as a charging hub.

Summary:

Power:

The power capacity is lower than the advertised capacity and it doesn’t bode well for those expecting to take full advantage of the 16,750mAh capacity, but only to experience at 14,750mAh capacity. It’s to be expected but a true Output capacity that matches what the users are told is the best kind of capacity; either way, the power capacity is still plenty. The charging speed for Output and Input ports is fast for wall charging speeds without being held back by a wall charger.

Design:

It tries to make itself as portable as possible by trying out a square shape but ultimately the power bank is quite difficult to hold with its wide width and heavyweight. It’s the kind of wall charger that you’d use as a charging hub, rather for On-the-go purposes. Functional parts of the power bank perform and are placed well.

Build:

Physical build could use some work with the portable charger’s plastic body being very prone to scratches, smudges, and fingerprints. The weight of the 11-ounce heavy portable charger won’t exactly help if you dropped it on a hard surface. With that said, the components are built solidly and the power bank is able to shut itself off if it overheats as a way to prevent damage to itself and your device.

Reliability:

The power bank is good when it comes to reliability and that’s all that really can be said. It doesn’t offer too much in the way of portability and charging tech. Although the capacity makes the usage of the charger worthwhile and the charging speed is good enough to satisfy the charging speed demon within you. It’s great to rely on if you’re in a single place and don’t want to be constrained by a wall charger.

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Specs of the RAVPower 16,750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,750mAh             Real Capacity: 14,750mAh
  • Output:

Port 1: 5V/2.4A

Port 2: 5V/2.1A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status Load Bar System
  • Size: 5 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 10.9 Ounces
  • Please read this for details about the warranty

Conclusion:

The RAVPower Deluxe portable charger doesn’t really do many amazing things when it comes to a high capacity power bank and that’s okay. It gets some things right with its charging speeds, somethings don’t go the way it should like its capacity and somethings like its size can be cumbersome to carry around with its odd shape and heavyweight. For everything else, though, if you put aside its main flaws and just use the power bank, you’re going to be satisfied for what it has to offer and it might just last you for days depending on your usage before needing to recharge. It tries its best to live up to what it’s supposed to be and we honor it for that.

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