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RAVPower Power Bank Reviews: The PD Power House Collection

Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

RAVPower 80W AC Power House (top) - RAVPower 60W PD Power Bank (bottom)

RAVPower 80W AC Power House (top) - RAVPower 60W PD Power Bank (bottom)

RAVPower's Pioneer (PD) Power House Power Banks

RAVPower's Pioneer Series power banks have battery capacities ranging from 20000-70200mAh with the Power House series utilizing an AC port between 80-300W for laptop adapters, drones, camera battery packs and more.

RAVPower has a variety of power banks however their latest series includes ultra-fast QC/PD 3.0 protocols, added outputs, and even pure Sine Wave outlets.

I'll get into that product later, but the two I want to focus on now 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

Product info taken from Amazon product pages, user manuals, and item boxes

Model RP-PB201RP-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

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.

Introducing the Ultimate 70200mAh 300W Power House

The grand daddy of power banks is the 252.7Wh/70200mAh RAVPower Portable Power Station, which uses sine wave outlets, can be charged via solar panels/12-24V car charger or wall outlet, has a 60W PD input/output and three QC USB outputs, and an SOS LED light on the side.

The device has two 110V AC outlets that max out at 300W when used together or 250W when a single device is plugged in. Besides phones or laptops they can charge things like camping lamps, low power fans, a car fridge, radio, and a mini TV.

You'll only get about 2-4hrs of juice out of it when used with non smartphones - laptops - tablets but that's perfect for short-term power outages and for emergency use.

The QC/PD protocols are similar to the other RAVPower banks but you get an additional 120W/60W DC output/input for things like solar chargers as long as the chargers are rated above 80W. In addition the three smart USBs can deliver 12-18W of QC to your devices.

Who Is the Portable Power House For?

Despite being surprisingly compact and lightweight for its capacity, you can't carry this device around in your pocket so why buy it...

Well this item was specifically tailored towards campers, hikers, travelers, and outdoorsy folk, which is why it comes with its very own carrying case with 2 clips on the sides that can be attached to backpacks or other equipment.

The case is especially stylish and is a fantastic add-on.

Besides its traveler appeal, I think this power station would be ideal for emergencies. It can be used a mini backup generator for CPAP and power outages just as long as you don't exceed the intended capacity.

I would not recommend using it for power outs longer than 4 hours unless you're only using it to charge your phone or tablet.

And speaking of phones this power station can theoretically recharge your iPhone or Android device 15-18x over and a Nintendo Switch up to 8.4 times. You can even get nearly 2 full charges when using it with a DJI Phantom 4 drone or MacBook 15.6" (2018) computer.

Unfortunately the downside is that so much power will come at a cost though it's frequently discounted for as little as $210-240. Some other complaints are the lack of extra PD ports; you'd think you'd get more than a single PD port and one that's rated much higher than 60W.

Regardless the welcomed 250W rated AC port is more than enough for my Lenovo Thinkpad Extreme Gen 2, and it's one of the only times I've been able to use a charger other than the in-box 135W adapter without a "slow charge" warning popping up.

Ultimately this device excels in its market and will match well with the target audience, however given its niche status and bulk I don't see it being used as often as the other power banks.

I don't want to carry a brick with me, but for those occasions where I do go on a hike or need some backup power, I'll definitely be unpacking the RAVPower 70200mAh Power Station because it's an innovative product that shouldn't be forgotten.

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