RAVPower Power Banks Review: The Special 20000mAh Power House

Updated on July 2, 2020
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RAVPower 80W AC Power House (top) - RAVPower 60W PD Power Bank (bottom)
RAVPower 80W AC Power House (top) - RAVPower 60W PD Power Bank (bottom) | Source

RAVPower's Pioneer (PD) Power House Power Banks

RAVPower's Pioneer Series power banks have a massive 20000mAh battery capacity, PD/QC 3.0 ultra fast charging, and the Power House variant comes with a 80/100W AC port for laptop adapters, drones, camera battery packs and more.

RAVPower has many power banks ranging from 10-32K mAh capacities with variations based on number of outputs, power ratings, and charging protocols.

But the two I want to focus on have a perfect mix of features that will make your home/office and travel life easier. I've purchased several power banks and few have impressed me as much as RAVPower's units.

Their attention to detail, safety, and usability is on another level and their power banks units are the culmination of those features...so let's talk about them.

RAVPower Product Information

Model
RP-PB201
RP-PB054
Name
PD 60W 2-Port Power Bank
Power House 80W 2-Port AC Adapter
Battery Capacity
20000mAh
20000mAh
Dimensions
5.96 x 2.62 x 0.98" (151.5 x 66.5 x 25mm)
2.7 x 2.7 x 5.8" (6.9 x 6.9 x 14.6cm)
Net Weight
371.7g (13.11oz)
206.6g (7.3oz)
USB-C Input
5/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15/2A, 20V/1.5A, 30W Max
5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A, 30W Max
USC-C Output
5/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A, 60W Max (PD 3.0)
5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A, 30W Max (PD 3.0)
USB-A Output
5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, 18W Max (QC 3.0)
5V/2.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, 18W Max (QC 3.0)
AC Output
N/A
110-120V/60Hz - 80/100W Max (80W Rated)
Recharge Powerbank Time
3hrs w/30W PD Charger
3.1hrs w/30W PD Charger
Number of Device Charges
iPhone 11 Pro Max (2.6x) - iPad Pro 2018 (1.6x) - Galaxy S10 (3.4x)
iPhone 11 (4.1x) - MacBook 12" (1.1x) - iPad Pro 2018 (1.5x)
Sample Charge Times
MacBook Pro 13" - 0 to 60% in 1hr
MacBook 12" - 0 to 100% in 2.2hrs
Device Compatibility
MacBook Pro (2019) - Dell XPS 13/15 - iPad Pro - BT Headphones - Nintendo Switch - Digital Camera - Galaxy/Note - iPhone 11/Pro/Max - Google Pixel
Drone - Nintendo Switch - Camera Battery - GoPro - iPhone/Samsung - Google Pixel - MacBook
Passthrough Charging
Yes (PD/QC)
Yes (PD/QC)
LED Indicator
Yes (4 Lights)
Yes (5 Lights)
Safety/Warranty
FCC/CE/RoHS - Overcurrent/short-circuit/high temperature - 18 Month Warranty - Lifetime Tech Support
FCC/CE/RoHS - Overcurrent/short-circuit/high temperature - 18 Month Warranty - Lifetime Tech Support
What's Included
Power Bank - USB-C/C Charging Cable - User Manual - Support Card
Power House - Storage Box - Carrying Pouch - USB-C/C Charging Cable - User Manual - Support Card
Product info taken from Amazon product pages, user manuals, and item boxes

RAVPower 80W AC 2-Port Power House Series Review

The Power House 20000mAh 2-Port 80W AC Adapter is a mouthful to type out.

But in all seriousness it absolutely packs a punch with a USB-A QC 3.0 port, a 30W USB-C PD input/output, and an 80W rated AC port which can max out at 100W.

Think of this unit as a mini generator for all your electronics, and yes it can power a lot including original laptop adapters (up to 80W) for Macs/PCs, drones, camera batteries, smartphones, GoPros, and Nintendo Switches to name a few.

It has other neat tricks too including:

  • Passthrough charging for QC/PD ports
  • Blue LED battery indicators
  • Power bank recharge time of only 3.1hrs when using 30W PD charger (not included)
  • Charges MacBook 12" in 2.2hrs and can recharge an iPhone 11 up to 4x
  • USB-C/C charging cable
  • Advanced QC/PD 3.0 fast charging
  • Protection activation which cuts off all connections if an abnormal connection is detected
  • Dual charging

That's not a bad list of goods and it far exceeds any cons that I'm about to highlight.

But speaking of cons, here's a few that I came up with; note that some aren't cons but more or less helpful tips to keep in mind.

Cons, Notes & Tips

  • 30-65W PD charger is recommended for fastest recharge speeds including GaN adapters from RAVPower
  • Unit doesn't support Apple's 18W charger
  • USB-C charger is not included
  • Only 1 USB-C PD port and 1 USB-A port
  • Printing errors on product box says 65W when it should be 80W
  • AC output must be manually turned on by pressing & holding power button for 3 seconds
  • AC output will shut off if max power limit is reached or exceeds 100W and if the power bank's battery is too low

Very few of these "cons" bother me, and I think the main issue people will have is the lack of a PD charger in the package. If you don't own a 30-65W+ PD charger then your power bank's recharge time could take up to 12hrs, so be aware of that.

Also side note: the device comes with a stylish carrying pouch and storage box that you can zip up, which is suitcase and backpack ready in case you were wondering.

RAVPower 60W 2-Port Power Bank Review

If you're looking for a more basic, less dense, and much cheaper power bank then the RAVPower PD 60W 2-Port unit will suffice.

It's another 20000mAh adapter that comes with an iSmart aka QC 3.0 USB-A port (18W max), a USB-C 60W PD output (30W input), and dual charging at a 45/15W split when using both outputs.

It also contains perks like:

  • 18 month warranty and lifetime tech support
  • 3 hour recharge time with 30W PD charger (not included)
  • USB-C/C charging cable
  • Safety protections like overcurrent, overheat, short-circuit and over voltage with certs from the FCC/CE and RoHS
  • QC/PD 3.0 protocols for ultra fast charging
  • Charges 13" MacBook Pro from 0-60% in 1 hour
  • 20000mAH battery capacity that can fully recharge an iPhone 11 Pro Max 2.6x, iPad Pro 2.6x and Galaxy S10 3.4x

Note: The safety protections, certifications, and warranties also apply to the House series power bank.

One advantage this device has over the Power House bank is the 60W PD port, which is more powerful than the 30W version and can substitute a laptop adapter.

This multi-usage makes everything less messy given the fact that I can use the 45/15W dual charging to recharge a laptop and phone simultaneously.

On the other hand there are definite drawbacks to keep in mind.

Top 5 Cons

  1. Slow charging if laptop requires <60W charging
  2. Less powerful vs 80/100W Power House
  3. PD input maxes out at 30W and isn't included
  4. Only 1 USB-C PD port and 1 USB-A port
  5. Bulky and lacks carrying pouch

My Lenovo laptop uses a 135W charging adapter so this won't do much to help that but it works with 2019 MacBook Pros, Dell XPS 13 and the 2018 iPad Pro along with a list of other laptops/tablets (see full list on Amazon product page).

This product maxes out at 60W, which gives the 80/100W Power House the advantage however both units can only be quickly recharged with a 30W PD charger. You can use a more powerful charger but it won't recharge faster than 30W.

Finally the adapter only has 1 USB-C PD and 1 USB-A port, which is limiting though each port contains either the 3.0 QC or PD protocol plus the PD port has a 60W output. The device is rather bulky too and doesn't come with a carrying pouch like the Power House bank did.

I hope this list of cons won't deter you from trying this product because the pros easily outweigh anything negative, and in my opinion it's far more cost effective than the Power House series.

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RAVPower PD Pioneer Power Banks: Final Review

The RAVPower Pioneer Series has delivered fantastic devices that can meet all your daily electronic needs.

I now own two GaN PD adapters and two power banks from them, and I couldn't be happier with the quality. They are an excellent alternative if you're in need of extra phone/laptop accessories.

I give the RAVPower Pioneer Series 60W & 80/100W 2-Port PD Power Banks 4.85 out of 5 stars.

I've stated in other reviews that power banks are my favorite phone accessory, and my love for them has only grown as they've evolved with the times.

RAVPower's banks offer fast charge/recharge times, dual ports, and massive battery capacities that can fully charge the most power heavy devices. They also come in a multitude of sizes, capacities and ports to satisfy your electronic and budgetary demands.

The only downside is that I wish they had even more ports and greater power limits, but that shows how spoiled we've become.

RAVPower has brought its A game and I highly recommend these devices.

The RAVPower 20000mAh 80W 2-Port AC Power House & RAVPower 20000mAh 60W 2-Port PD Power Bank are high quality, highly efficient accessories that you should absolutely be taking along whenever you leave your house and wherever you go.

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