RAVPower 20100mAh External Power Bank Review

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RAVPower

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Rating:
5
On October 14, 2015
Last modified:October 14, 2015

Summary:

RAVPower's 20100mAh power bank incorporate 1 amp, 2 amp, Quick Charge, and USB Type-C charging while still maintains a compact form factor. The power bank itself can be recharged with a 2 amp charger or a Quick Charge wall charger, allowing it to recharge faster than many other high capacity power banks.

Charge your device at the fastest speed possible with RAVPower’s 20100mAh external power bank, featuring Quick Charge 2.0 technology and a USB Type-C output.

PROs

  • 20,100mAh capacity: The 20,100mAh is enough to recharge an iPhone about 7-8 times and an iPad almost 2 times. This makes the unit great to have on hand when you’re traveling, camping, or otherwise away from an outlet for a day or two.
  • Charge gauge: Tapping the power button on the unit shows the remaining capacity using 4 blue LEDs. This makes it easy to see if you need to charge the unit before your next trip.
  • iSmart port: This smart identification technology from RAVPower means that the unit can adapt to basically any device you plug it into it. In my video, you can see that the smart port provides 1 amp to my iPhone, and i higher 1.86 amp charge to my iPad which allows it to charge at full speed.
  • Quick Charge port: If you have a smartphone that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, you can fast charge it with the designated port on this power bank.
  • USB Type-C output: If you have a device that charges by USB Type-C, there is also a designated port for it as well.
  • Design: The smooth matte finish doesn’t attract fingerprints, and while the charger incorporates a lot of different charging technologies (iSmart, Quick Charge 2.0 output and input, and USB Type-C output), it is still very compact and portable.
  • 2 amp input: Since this has a 20,100mAh capacity, it would normally take a long time to recharge (up to a full 24 hours at 1 amp). However, this unit has a 2 amp input, so it charges twice as fast as other units (it can typically fully charge in about 12 hours at 2 amps). You will need a 2 amp charger to get the fastest charging speed, such as the charging brick that comes with an iPad.
  • Quick Charge input: The Micro USB input can also use a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger, allowing it to charge even faster than a 2 amp charger.

CONs

  • AC charger not included: This is typical with most power banks, but I thought I would point out that there is no AC charger (or Quick Charge 2.0 charger) included with this unit. You can likely use the power brick that came with your phone or tablet. In a pinch you could use your computer’s USB ports, but recharging can be extremely slow from a computer USB port (especially if it is an older USB 2.0 port).

Overall, this is another solid product from RAVPower that can adapt and charge a wide variety of devices, including smartphones, Bluetooth speakers, tablets, and Quick Charge 2.0 devices. The compact size and included carrying pouch also makes it easy to grab for on-the-go charging.

Check out the RAVPower 20100 Power Bank on Amazon

— Sample provided for review

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