Review: RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD – Quick Charge Lightning Tri Input Power Bank

RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD - Quick Charge Lightning Tri Input Power Bank

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Uses Quick Charge and Power Delivery, two very useful fast charging technologies
  • Features a digital power capacity display that makes it easier to show how much power is left
  • Has three input ports, with one being a Lightning input port that can rarely used but highly useful

Cons

  • Weighs a bit heavy at 1 pound

There are many different types of power banks out there, some have tons of power capacity that can last for a day, while some can fully charge your phone one time. When it comes to getting a power bank now, though, you don’t really have to compromise when it comes to portability and power. That’s definitely the case for this RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery tri output and input power bank.

So does this charger basically have everything that you could ask for when it comes to charging your smartphone, and tablets? We think so. Let’s take a look.

Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity of this portable charger is on the higher-end with it featuring a 20,000mAh power capacity. This much power capacity is going to be great for charging smartphones to full power multiple times. Even if we consider the conversion rate for this power bank which will bring it down to about 15,000mAh to use.

Charging Smartphones

With 15,000mAh of power to use, you’re able to charge most smartphones on the market to full power about three to four times. Many phones that have recently been released and ones that will be released in the future have large batteries. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 10, S10+ and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, all have large batteries of 4,000mAh. Depending on what model you get, there may be even a larger battery to use.

What about Charging Tablet or Laptops?

As for charging tablets, or possibly laptops with this RAVPower power bank, you can fair about a single full charge and still have a little power left over. When it does come to fully charge a tablet or laptop with this power, it mostly has to be done when you’re not using the device, because if you’re charging and using your device at the same time, your burning power and gaining power at the same time. Your device will last longer but it won’t necessarily be taken to full power.

Did we mention charging laptops with this power bank? Yes, and that’s because this charger has a USB-C Power Delivery port, it’s not very powerful but it can work for some compatible laptops, so let’s go over that.

Output Charging:

There are a total of three output ports. Two of them feature fast charging tech.

So there are two USB-A ports on this power bank, with one using Quick Charge 3.0 and the other is a standard USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The one other port is a USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging speed.

The Power Delivery port on this power bank is mostly meant to be used for fast charging smartphones. Phones like the Google Pixel, Samsung phones, Apple’s iPhones from the iPhone X all the way to the current iPhone 11 Pro max, and quite a few more on the market are compatible Power Delivery.

Of course, to use the USB-C port as an output, you have to use USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C devices. When it comes to charging the iPhone with a USB-C port, you have to use a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.

An 18W charging speed from a Power Delivery port is most suitable for smartphones. If you want to charge a laptop that is also Power Delivery compatible, then you would have to use a more powerful PD charger that has a 30W charging speed or higher. With 18W of charging power, you will be able to charge a USB-C MacBook, but it won’t charge at a fast charging speed and will slowly charge it.

Input Charging:

There are also three input ports to use. The two main input ports to use for the fastest recharging speed is the Micro-USB input or the USB-C input. If you’re recharging through either of those, the recharge speed will be 18W. Just make sure that you’re using a PD wall charger if you’re recharging with the USB-C port or a Quick Charge wall charger with the Micro-USB input.

The one other input port is the Lightning input port that has a 2.1A recharge rate.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of this power bank is not very large, you might think it’s large based on the power capacity and how many ports it has, but it’s actually very portable.

The charger has a length of 6.2 inches, a width of 2.9 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the charger is 1 pound. So the power bank can actually fit into a pocket, placing it into a back pocket made the most sense for us.

Functional Components:

Charging automatically starts when you plug a device in this power bank. However, there is a power button that can activate the screen that shows how much remaining power capacity there is. Also, the display shows a blue lightning symbol when you’re fast charging.

All the ports can be found on the same side of the power bank.

At the top of the power bank is where there are lines that make it easier to hold the charger.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this power bank is what you can expect from RAVPower products. Their chargers have a solid build whether it comes to the ports that they use or the structure of the charger.  It’s not a shock-resistant power bank though, so you should still be careful about dropping this charger.

Tech:

Even when charging three devices at once, this power bank was not overheating. Somewhat surprising as it features two fast charging technologies.

Reliability

This RAVPower portable charger is going to be most reliable for those that own either Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphones, as this charger features both. It’s one of the main reasons that it’s priced a bit higher than a regular high capacity power bank.

It’s also pretty great to own this power bank if you have an iPhone X to the iPhone 11 Pro Max because you’re not only getting Power Delivery, but you’re also getting the use of a Lightning input port; something that not many power banks have.

Summary:

Power:

There’s enough power to charge most phones to full power about four times, charging tablets and laptops to full power can also be done. Also, the use of Quick Charge and Power Delivery is very helpful, and the use of a Lightning input can be great for iPhone users.

Design:

The size of this power bank is not large, it does weigh a bit on the heavy side, but other than that, you could place it into a pocket or hold it in your hand.

Build:

The build is great and you won’t have to worry about it breaking or wearing down from daily use any time soon.

Reliability:

This RAVPower portable charger is mainly aimed at those that own a Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphone.

Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Conclusion:

This RAVPower portable charger is a great addition to the power bank market. It brings quite a lot of things together from its use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge to its use of a high 20,000mAh power capacity. It also has a Lightning input port that is rarely used on any power banks. Another plus is its use of a digital screen to tell the power capacity, it’s nothing fancy but we find it to be better than using a few dots to tell how much power is left.

RAVPower Portable Charger 20000mAh PD 3.0 Power Bank QC 3.0 18W USB C External Battery Pack Tri-input and Tri-output Cell Phone Charger Battery for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More

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Features

  • Power for Days: Step into the upper echelon of battery capacity with a muscled 20,000mAh, fully capable of recharging your phone or tablet several times over.
  • The LED indicator displays the available power level of battery pack and charging status intelligently. Know before you go.
  • One for All: Compatibility at its finest, not only ready to charge almost all USB powered devices including laptops, tablets, smartphones and more, but also portable charger can charged by all the cables. Moreover, just taking one cable of the latest iPhone is enough when you traveling around.
  • Stay Protected: All ports, including a dedicated iPhone input port, feature complete charging protections alongside RAVPower's comprehensive iSmart technology. Built in UL certified battery cell and complete charging protections make you and your device safer.
  • 2.5x Faster Charging: Powerful 18W PD and QC output for exhilarating charging speeds, do you a great favor in an emergency. Especially bring your new iPhone back to 50 percentage in as quickly as 30 minutes.

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