Review: RAVPower Portable Charger 13,400mAh

RAVPower Portable Charger 13,400mAh

9.1

Power

9.5/10

Design

9.5/10

Build

8.0/10

Reliability

9.5/10

Pros

  • A capacity that can charge smartphones multiple time and can even withstand charging tablets.
  • Charging speed is fast with both ports offering 2 Amps and a Max Output of 4.5 Amps.
  • It's quite portable with its small size and lightweight.

Cons

  • Placement of functional parts can be awkward at times.

Even though lots of charging electronics have lots of aspects to them, the portable charger is one charging product that probably has the most.

A car charger just has its size and charging speeds, a wall charger has its size, charging ports and speed, and a Wireless charger is more dependent on how many coils it has and how powerful it is.

The portable charger, however, has to focus in on many of its areas as much as it can to really be powerful and stand true to quality. There’s the power capacity, charging speeds, size, tech and so many other variables that should be taken into consideration before evaluating a power bank as a great one.

This is the RAVPower 13,400mAh power bank that is actually very capable of providing in most aspects of what a portable charger is supposed to offer. Let’s see how far the important details have been worked on, if at all.

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Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity starts at 13,400mAh and it’s actually not going to go much lower than that that during charging even with conversion happening.

This is mainly because this RAVPower portable charger uses Panasonic battery cells, but on the other, hand, the charging speed of the charging ports is fast and overall the power bank is able to offer a Max Output of 4.5A. It’s with those 2 things that this RAVPower charger is able to Output 10,500mAh on average.

It’s with 10,500mAh that this power bank can be very useful to use to charge smartphones because for smartphones, you’ll be able to charge them 4-5 times and even more for smaller power capacity smartphones like iPhones. Since this power bank has fast charging, using tablets with it is a very logical thing to do.

Mini tablets can charge to their full power capacities while the power bank can still have 70% of charge still left in it. Charging Full-Sized tablets is also possible, but you’ll end up using all the power capacity that this power bank has an offer.

With that said, it’s also fine to just charge a tablet to a good power capacity and stop charging it, and save the rest of the power for some other device.

The Output power capacity of this RAVPower Portable Charger is very versatile and can be used to charge most devices to their full power, even if that means using the entire power capacity.

 RAVPower Portable Charger 13,400mAh (Output Power Capacity = 10,500mAh)Phone CapacityRAVPower Portable Charger 13,400mAh Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE10,500mAh1,624mAh8,876mAh Left Over Capacity

6.4 Full Charges
iPhone 610,500mAh1,810mAh8,690mAh Left Over Capacity

5.8 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus10,500mAh2,915mAh7,585mAh Left Over Capacity

3.6 Full Charges
iPhone 6s10,500mAh1,715mAh8,785mAh Left Over Capacity

6.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus10,500mAh2,750mAh7,750mAh Left Over Capacity

3.8 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S610,500mAh2,550mAh7,950mAh Left Over Capacity

4.1 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge10,500mAh2,600mAh7,900mAh Left Over Capacity

4.0 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S710,500mAh3,000mAh7,500mAh Left Over Capacity

3.5 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge10,500mAh3,600mAh6,900mAh Left Over Capacity

2.9 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S8+10,500mAh3,500mAh7,000mAh Left Over Capacity

3 Full Charges

Output Charging:       USB Port 1: 5V/2.4A          USB Port 2: 5V/2.1A

It’s not very common for a power bank with this kind power capacity to provide the charging speed that it does. With that said, it’s very welcoming with the level of charging that it does give.

USB Port 1:   5V/2.4A

The first USB port is able to Output a Max standard charging speed and this will be able to charge your standard charging device at their max charging speeds.

When we say “Standard charging devices” we mean a device that doesn’t charge using USB-C or Quick Charge, since this power bank does not feature Quick Charge, nor does it make use of a USB-C Output port.

With that said, even if you use USB-C and Quick Charge compatible device with this charging port, they will still be able to charge at fast charging speeds.

Its charging speed of 5V/2.4A will be able to charge tablets at their max charging speeds which are 2.4 Amps. Overall, USB Port 1 is going to be the first port that you should plug into for the device that you want to charge the fastest with.

USB Port 2:     5V/2.1A

Moving onto USB-Port 2, not much changes with this port output close to a Max standard charging rate of 5V/2.1A. So if you want to charge a second device at a pretty fast charging speed don’t be afraid to use this port as its almost the same level as USB Port 1.

Ultimately, what makes the charging speed of this power bank so wonderful is the Max Output of 4.5A. Even when you’re pushing the power bank to its charging speed limits.

Each of ports is able to keep their respective max charging speeds. This means that charging speed of USB Port 1 with its 2.4 Amp speed and USB Port 2 with its 2.1 Amp speed aren’t going to be compromised and are kept constant even at its limit.

Input Charging:

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The power bank is recharged at a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and if you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger it can be recharged to its full power capacity within 6-8 hours.

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Design

Size and Weight:

It’s a really portable power bank, and this is surprising because of its power capacity since most power banks of similar power capacities are rather larger and much heavier. This RAVPower power bank manages to stay compact and lightweight.

A length of 5.5 inches, a width of 2.2 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches are what makes power bank easy to hold in a single hand.

What makes it even better is that the weight is only 6.4 ounces, so the charger can be taken for on-the-go purposes as you walk and use your smartphone while it’s charging at the same time. This can’t be said about too many other power banks.

Functional Components:

All the functional parts may not be as close together as many functional components are with power banks but this one does a good job at keeping everything aesthetically clean and organized.

The 2 USB Output ports are on the long side of the power bank, and a bit to the far left of them is where there’s the 4 LED power capacity indicators and the power button. The Micro-USB Input port can be found on the short-side of the charger.

Charging automatically starts when you connect a device to the USB ports and this most leaves the power button with the ability to check the power capacity that’s left.

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Build

Structure and Material:

The structure and material of the power bank are very much similar to that of KMASHI and EC tech power banks. This one is also made of plastic and the structure is very similar to the power bank having 2 main pieces that make it whole. The enveloping outer shell and the siding.

With those 2 things, this power bank is very strong and even though we don’t know how it would handle a fall, we do know that it’s perfect for everyday use and it’s also really light.

As a result, hopefully not too much shock damage will be produced if it were to fall.

Tech:

The tech side of this RAVPower portable charger is optimally built as it makes use of nearly all the latest tech that a power bank should be using.

Like every power bank should, this one uses lots of safety tech like Over-Current, Surge and Short-Circuit protection that makes sure you and your devices are safe during charging.

The use of Panasonic battery cells is what makes the Output power capacity so good and they also allow the batteries to hold onto their original power capacity for a longer period of time.

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Reliability

It all comes to together to make one very reliable power bank. When you combine the power capacity with the charging ports, the charging ports with the speed, the powering is constantly awesome. It functions like a modern power bank should with automatically starting and it’s small enough to be held in a single hand, it’s also really lightweight at just 6.4 ounces.

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Summary:

Power:

The power capacity, even when it’s lowered down to its Output power capacity is still highly useful and can be used to charge an array of the device from smartphones to tablets, with each of them being able to charge to their full capacities.

Charging speed is wonderful as each of the 2 ports is able to Output 2.4A and 2.1A. Not only that, but they can also be used to their max potential since the Max Output of the power bank is 4.5A.

Design:

It’s small and light. As a result, you can hold it in your hand while you’re using it.

Build:

The build is strong and even though it’s no Rugged power bank that can withstand water or falls, it still holds strong by being able to be used daily.

Reliability:

With the culmination of its features, this RAVPower portable charger is able to come together and provide a powerful charging experience that is hardly limiting and full of sweet design choices.

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Specs of the RAVPower Portable Charger 13,400mAh:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 13,400mAh            Output Capacity: 10,500mAh
  • Output:

Port 1: 5V/2.4A

Port 2: 5V/2.1A

  • Input:  2.0A Via Micro-USB input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 12.3 Ounces

Conclusion:

As we said before. A power bank is one of the most difficult charging electronics to pull off correctly. It takes the understanding that the sum of its parts is what makes the whole thing good or bad.

In this case, RAVPower has created a portable charger that is high on nearly all of its qualities and can provide a great charging experience regardless of what device you’re using it with.

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