RAVPower Pioneer 20,000mAh 60W PD Power Bank
Even though there are many power banks to choose from, I will almost always recommend getting a power bank that uses Power Delivery. Most portable devices we use daily are compatible with a USB-C port. If it charges using USB-C, there is a good chance that it’s also compatible with Power Delivery for faster charging. In this review, I’m looking at this RAVPower Pioneer 20,000mAh 60W Power Delivery power bank. This is quite possibly the plainest, simple, and powerful portable charger you can own; it is not the most powerful, but it fits most charging needs.
So 20,000mAh capacity of this RAVPower Pioneer power bank isn’t breaking any limits. Still, for the size of this power bank, it’s surprising it has a 20,000mAh capacity because it has more of a form factor of a 10,000mAh power bank. That said, a 20,000mAh capacity is still good and can get most phones to full power about two or three times; when it comes to charging tablets or laptops, devices with larger batteries, you can expect full charge with some spare capacity left over.
Overall, this Pioneer power bank’s capacity will fit into charging most devices, which is why I think it’s a great all-around power bank. You likely won’t have to recharge it for a few days because the capacity is high enough.
There are two ports on this RAVPower power bank; one is a USB-C port, and the other is a USB-A port. The USB-C port has a 60W Power Delivery output; the other is a USB-A Quick Charge port. So charging power is excellent, especially because 60W Power Delivery can fast charge most USB-C chargeable phones, tablets, and laptops. You can even use the USB-C port on this power bank for fast charging iPhones if you have a USB-C to Lightning charging cable.
The USB-A port can fast charge Android Quick Charge compatible phones and charge Non-Quick Charge phones. Also, charging power is dynamic with this power bank, meaning that you can use the full power of either port when charging a single device. However, when charging two devices simultaneously, the USB-C port will output 45W, and the USB-A port will output 15W, not 18W.
For testing, I plugged a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop into the USB-C port, which could charge at about 30W, the laptop’s max charging speed. Then I plugged a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 into the USB-A port, and it was only able to standard charge because two devices were charging, which means that the output of the USB-A port was 15W. So I unplugged the Lenovo laptop from the USB-C port, and the Note 9 began to charge fast.
So fast charging a laptop and standard charging a phone can be done, but you won’t be able to fast charge two devices simultaneously. This isn’t a big problem, as being able to charge a laptop with a power bank is still pretty awesome, and the charging speed for the Lenovo laptop didn’t change even when I had the Note 9 plugged in.
I also wanted to test if the USB-C port featured a Programmable Power Supply (PPS), so I plugged in a Galaxy S20, and unfortunately, this power bank does not use PPS from its USB-C port.
This power bank has a max 30W input speed from its USB-C port, and I used a 100W UGREEN PD wall charger to recharge it. The power bank was able to recharge at about 28W to 29W, so I highly recommend using a 30W wall charger to recharge this power bank as fast as possible, as it can get the power bank back to full power within an hour and a half from 0% to 100%.
Size and Weight
As I mentioned before, this is a small power bank. It has a length of 5.9 inches, a width of 2.6 inches, and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The power bank weighs about 13 ounces. So you can easily fit this charger into your pocket or hold it in your hands.
Charging automatically starts when plugging a device into any of the two charging ports. A power button off to the side checks the remaining capacity via four blue LED indicators. You can also hold down the power button to stop and restart charging.
Structure and Material
The build quality of this RAVPower Pioneer power bank is solid. Sure, it’s made of plastic, so I recommend not dropping it, and of course, don’t expose it to water. Other than that, it’s built for daily use.
When I had my Lenovo laptop and Note 9 charging simultaneously, the power bank was only warm, which happens with all power banks. I didn’t find any problems with the technical build.
If you have a USB-C chargeable laptop, this RAVPower Pioneer power bank will be very reliable. It can charge larger devices to full power about a single time, and the 60W of Power Delivery or 45W of PD, depending on if you’re charging one or two devices, can fast charge most laptops, tablets, or phones.
Also, you even get a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box.
|RAVPower Pioneer 20,000mAh 60W PD Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A |15V/3.0A |20V/3.0A (60W)|
|USB-A Output||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (QC 18W)|
|Dual Charging Output||USB-C 45W + USB-A 15W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Size||5.9 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches|
The RAVPower Pioneer 20,000mAh 60W Power Delivery power bank is a decent high-capacity and high-power portable charger. It has the capacity and charging power from its ports to fit most charging needs, and I honestly couldn’t find anything really negative about it. It would have made the deal sweeter by adding a 30W wall charger in the box.