Review: RAVPower 6-Port Charging Station Filehub with Quick Charge & Power Delivery

RAVPower 6-Port Charging Station Filehub with Quick Charge & Power Delivery

9.3

Power

8.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Uses a File Transfer feature that allow you to send files to a flash drive, right through the charger itself
  • Has a dedicated app to use with the file transfer feature
  • Has a USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port

Cons

  • Charging power from the two file transfer ports is rather weak, the permissions that the apps asks for can put some people off

Most people think of a charger just to be a charger, but that’s not the case anymore. The electronics that we use to charge our devices can more useful and that is proven with this RAVPower 6-port desktop charging station file hub. Yes, this charger can double as a way to share files with a USB flash drive. 

Let’s see exactly what this means, how it’s done and what the charging power is like with it.

Power

File Transfer:

As you can tell by the images, this charger does indeed have six ports. That said, we wouldn’t’ really say that there are six “charging ports”, and that’s because the two File Sharing ports are considerably slower than the rest of the ports.

On RAVPower’s product page on Amazon, they mention that the Storage port and the Phone port have a charging speed of 5V/1.0A. On the charger itself, the Storage port has a charging speed of 5V/0.5A and the Phone port has a speed of 5V/1.5A. So one is slower and faster than what is stated. Overall, it’s safe to say that you’re not going to be using the file transfer ports on this charger for charging and they are best used for sharing files only.

Speaking of sharing files, the file share feature for this charger is the highlight of this charger, as not many other chargers do it. Also because of how easy it is to use file-sharing. To use the file share feature with this charger you have to download RAVPower’s very own U-Hub app. You can find the two app versions below.

Android App

Apple App

One of the main setbacks with the app is that it asks for access to your contacts and many users do not like that.

In the Storage port, we have a USB Flash Drive connected and in the Phone port, we have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 connected.

However, once you’re in the app, everyone is quite smooth. You have to connect a flash drive to the “Storage” port and your phone to the “Phone” port. When that’s done, the app can show how much storage you have on your phone and on the flash drive you have connected.

When it comes to actions that you can do, you’re able to do an Album backup of your photos and pictures, back up your contacts (the reason that it asks for contact permissions), Phone backup and Restore phone.

We transferred photos over to the flash drive that we had connected and everything went smoothly.

Output Charging:

A Google Pixel, LG G7 and a Samsung Galaxy S6 charging at the same time.

As for the other four ports, they are meant for charging.

 

There are two iSmart USB ports, which are standard ports that have a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The other USB-A port is a Quick Charge port that can fast charge Quick Charges compatible Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy phones or LG phones, too.

A Google Pixel fast charging and an LG G7 standard charging. The USB-C PD port is taken priority over the Quick Charge port for fast charging.

The USB-C Power Delivery port on this charger has a 24W charging speed, and that is slightly faster than a base 18W PD charging speed. The PD port on this RAVPower charger is going to be most useful for charging smartphones, and you may be able to charge a few USB-C laptops but they will charge slowly.

Charging stats for the Google Pixel

We would have liked if the Power Delivery port on this charger was a lot more powerful, though. It would have made this into a highly reliable charger if you were able to charge laptops with it. Even 30W of PD charging power would have been great.

An LG G7 now fast charging after the Google Pixel was disconnected from the USB-C PD port.

Design

Size and Weight:

When it comes to a charging station, the only part that makes them feel bigger is their use of a power cord. The charger itself is only 4 inches in length, has a 2.9-inch width and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The power cord that it comes with is about 4 feet long.

The use of a power cord with a charging station can prove to be more useful than a wall charger as you have more control over where you want to place the charger.

Functional Components:

Using the charger is simple, and you just have to plug it in. There are two LED power lights in this case. One is the Blue light that turns on when you plug the charger in and that indicates the charging ports. The other light is for file sharing and the turns on only when you have a device connected to the file-sharing ports.

Build

Structure and Material:

If you’ve purchased a RAVPower charger, then you know what to expect. If you haven’t, well, you’re in for a treat. RAVPower products are top tier and this one is no different. The charger holds together well and does not feel cheap. The fact that they created an app solely for this charger is very cool and shows their dedication to quality.

Tech:

While charging a few devices at once and sharing files, this charger did not overheat.

Reliability

This is one of the most reliable desktop charging stations that we have ever used. That’s because it also doubles as a file-sharing hub. With regular 6-port charging stations, most people don’t charge six devices at once.

This charging station takes two ports and makes them more useful by adding the ability to share files, something that can be of use if you ever need it. At the same time, there are still another four charging ports with two 2.4A standard ports, a Quick Charge, and even a Power Delivery port.

Summary:

Power:

There may be six ports on his charger but four of them are only useful for charging, but we find that to be enough because the file-sharing is smooth to use. Also, because the actual charging ports are powerful and this port features Quick Charge and Power Delivery among them.

Design:

It’s easy to use a charger and this includes the file-sharing part. That said, the permissions the app asks for may put some people off.

Build:

It’s another quality product from RAVPower that you can count on to work, and we say that for the file-sharing part and the charging.

Reliability:

The reliability of this charger is great, but of course, not extraordinary. The ability to share files is easy and innovative. The use of Quick Charge and Power Delivery is very welcome. We just wished that the Power Delivery port had more power to be more useful for charging laptops with.

Specs for RAVPower 6-Port Charging Station Filehub with Quick Charge & Power Delivery:

  • Output:

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

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

Standard USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A (12W)

Storage Port: 5V/0.5A

Phone Port: 5V/1.5A

  • Input: 100V-240V, 5V/12A, AC IN 50/60HZ
  • LED Power Indicator: White Charging Light | Blue Share FIle Light
  • Size: 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.6 Ounces

Conclusion:

RAVPower’s 6-Port charging station file hub features innovation with its use of two share files, while at the same time, providing powerful charging with its other four ports.

RAVPower USB C Wall Charger 60W 6 Port with Quick Charge 3.0, Backup Function and iSmart Multiple Port, 24W Power Delivery Desktop USB Charging Station Filehub for Phone and Tablet

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Features

  • High-Speed Technology: 24W Max output power delivery & QC3.0 delivers fast power to your iPad Pro, iPhone, Samsung & Switch; colossal 60W USB charging station with 6 ports to charge phones & tablets; charge a phone to 80% in just 35mins
  • Wide Compatibility: Charge 4X faster than conventional chargers thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. 0 & USB C Quick Charge; just need one USB charging station to fast charge all your devices
  • Protected Inside, Solid Outside: TÜV Rheinland / CE / FCC / RoHS Certified, RAVPower ensures 100% safe charging with overcharging, overheating & short circuit protections
  • Auto Back Up While Charging: Plug in your phone & wake up with a full battery & plenty of space, best backup tool for your iPhone & iPad to any portable hard drive & SSD
  • What You Get: RAVPower 60W 6-Port USB Charging Station, 5ft / 1.5m detachable power cord & a user guide

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