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Most of the electronic devices I purchase come equipped with a lithium-ion battery. While these gadgets are convenient, they must be recharged regularly. Unfortunately, I have acquired so many of these devices that they have commandeered every spare AC outlet in the house.
To fix this problem, I picked up a Ravpower charging station with six USB-A charging ports, providing the ability to charge several different devices at the same time.
The Ravpower RP-PC028 weighs in at 9.88 ounces. It is 4 inches in length, 2.8 inches wide, and 1.2 inches thick. This device connects to AC via a five-foot detachable power cord and is fitted with six USB-A output ports. While my unit is colored black, it is also available in shades of blue and white
This charger can output up to 60 watts of power. A maximum of 12 amps can be drawn, with each port capable of handling up to 2.4 amps.
Ravpower iSmart Smart Charging Technology automatically identifies connected devices and their unique charging requirements.
- Brand: Ravpower
- Name: 60W 6-port charger
- Model: RP-PC028
- Weight: 280 grams (9.88 ounces)
- Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 3 centimeters (4 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches)
- Input: 100-240VAC 1.3A max
- Output: 60 watts total
- Ports: 6 USB-A
- iSmart USB output: DC 5V/2.4A max each
Ravpower is trademarked by Sunvalleytek International.
Charging a Device using a USB Port
The charger is first plugged into an AC outlet and then connected, via USB cables, to the gadgets being charged. This type of device generates 5-volts DC with an output varying between 0.1 and 2.4 amps.
While USB ports on computers have an upper limit of 500 milliamps, the chargers that come with cellphones and other devices can usually handle one or more amps.
Many modern USB chargers can automatically identify connected devices and their unique charging requirements.
The wattage of a charger refers to its maximum power output. This figure is obtained by multiplying the output voltage by the amps being drawn from it.
The RP-PC028 charger outputs 5VDC with a maximum current draw of 12 amps. It can provide up to 60 watts of power.
Each of its six ports can handle a current draw of up to 2.4 amps, resulting in a power output of 12 watts. The amount of current drawn depends on the requirements of the device being charged.
iSmart Charging Technology
The RP-PC028 charger automatically identifies connected devices and their distinctive charging requirements. Every USB port then delivers exactly the right amount of power to the device. Please note, however, that the RP-PC028 does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
Protection and Safety
The Ravpower 6-Port Wall Charger is equipped with circuitry designed to prevent overcharging, overheating, and short circuits.
I plugged the Ravpower charger into a power outlet and connected six devices using their original USB cables.
Every connected device charged at roughly the same rate as when they were charged using their original power adapters. This suggests the iSmart system correctly identified the power requirements of each device connected to RP-PC028 and allowed them to draw the appropriate amount of current.
I tested this charger with nine different devices. These include an Android phone, tablet, earbuds, Kindle, power bank, Bluetooth speaker, flosser, electric toothbrush, and a smartwatch.
By utilizing a single multi-port charger, I can charge my devices at one central location. This saves me a lot of time and hassle trying to locate free AC outlets in which to plug my many devices.
This device is capable of charging six battery-powered gadgets simultaneously. And, because of its built-in iSmart technology, it can identify and satisfy the charging requirements of each connected device.
If you are looking to declutter your home and free up a few AC outlets, the Ravpower RP-PC028 is exactly what you are looking for. The manufacturer is offering a site-wide price reduction of 35 percent for those who use the code: 35hubpages.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Walter Shillington