The RAVPower 16750 Deluxe is relatively compact for its power, and sports a whopping 16750mAh which’ll charge your average smartphone five times, and does it quite fast thanks to RAVPower’s iSmart technology. If you’re looking for a reliable powerhouse to provide you with multiple charges on the go and simultaneous charging, this power bank is simply one of the best picks out there.
RAVPower is – along with Anker and Jackery – part of the “big three” brands when it comes to power banks. The first RAVPower charger we’ll be reviewing is also one of the most popular power banks on the market: The RAVPower 16750mAh with iSmart Technology.
Design and portability
The RAVPower 16750mAh is very well designed with a sleek black matte finish and silver on the sides, and the casing feels sturdy and has an anti-scratch layer so it won’t damage easily. The power button is in the centered top area with blue LED battery indicators underneath. It all combines very well together and even if you don’t like the dark version there’s an all white version as well. The RAVPower 16750mAh really is an impressive power bank that looks and feels way more expensive than it actually is.
For the power it has, it’s quite compact too. It’s about the size of a fat smartphone and measures 5 x 3.2 inch and is 0.88 inches thick. It’s easily suited for in a backpack or handbag, and—although it may not be ideally comfortable, fits in a jeans or jacket pocket as well. Also, the RAVPower 16750mAh comes with a nice carry pouch so you can easily take it with you. If we’re talking about size to power ratio, it certainly holds up better than most power banks. The IOGear Gearpower GMP10K for example is way bigger, and has less power capacity.
Since the RAVPower is rated at 61.9Wh it is below the 100Wh flight limit, and is therefore perfectly fine to carry with you on airplane flights.
The RAVPower 16750mAh has two charging ports so you can simultaneously charge two devices. These ports have an amperage of 2.1A and 2.4A respectively. Now in our review of the Dulla M50000 we talked about how high amperages can kill your phone battery in the long run, so we were wary when we found out that the RAVPower has two outputs with more than 2A. However, they came up with something called iSmart technology, which is similar to Anker’s PowerIQ function.
iSmart technology automatically detects how much power your device needs and adjusts the amperage accordingly. This not only prevents your battery from being damaged in the long run, but also makes sure your device gets charged as quickly as possible. A very nice feature that’s becoming the norm in power banks lately in 2017, and RAVPower is one of the frontrunners in this area.
The power bank also has multiple safety features like we see in all quality power banks like short circuit and overcharge protection. The power bank shuts itself off automatically when it’s done charging.
It also has a flashlight. It’s brighter than most flashlights we’ve come across on power banks, and might prove useful in situations where you need to charge your phone at night and can’t see a thing.
Its power is very impressive, especially for its size. It’s fitted with premium LG/Panasonic batteries that make up for its huge 16750 mAh power capacity. These are the same type of batteries being used by Anker in their power banks and are as durable as it gets. This 16750 mAh is enough to charge a tablet like an iPad Air 2 one and a half times, or an average smartphone five times. It also charges very fast thanks to the strong maximum output of 2.4A per port, and total maximum output of 4.5A. It takes just under one hour and thirty minutes to fully charge an HTC One M8 and charges an iPhone 7 in under one hour and fifteen minutes. A Samsung Galaxy S8 is charged within one hour and forty minutes.
On a full charge, the RAVPower 16750 is able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S8 nearly four times from 0 to 100 percent. An iPhone 7 can be charged almost six times, which is amazing if you think about the fact that the power bank is just about the size of a smartphone itself.
One flipside of having such a large capacity, is that it takes a while to fully recharge the power bank. Depending on the amperage of your wall charger it can take from six (2A wall charger) to twelve hours (1A wall charger), and charging it via PC or laptop takes even longer than that. However, the RAVPower 16750 allows for pass through charging. So you can plug in two devices while the power bank itself is charging as well. This is a great advantage that easily makes up for the long charging time.
There isn’t much to complain about the RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank. In fact, it’s one of the best value power banks I’ve ever come across. It may be too bulky for some, but it’s actually compact compared to other power banks with similar power. It’s not all that much bigger than an Anker PowerCore 10000, but provides you with more power, and two simultaneous charge options instead of one. The RAVPower 16750 Deluxe is an incredibly impressive power bank that combines sleek design with fantastic functionality. It’ll charge your tablet, smartphone, headphones and GoPro at an insanely fast rate and does it multiple times. Overall, it’s an incredible bargain for what you’re getting and simply the best power bank in terms of overall value, versatility and size to power ratio.
|Measurements:||5 x 3.2 x 0.88 inches|
|Charging ports:||2 (2.4A per port)|
|Safety features:||Overcharge protection, short circuit protection and more|
|Compatible with:||iPhone, Android, tablet, digital cameras etc. (most USB devices)|
|Pass through charging:||Yes|
|Qualcomm Quick Charge:||No|
|Battery indication:||4 LED lights|
|Power capacity:||16750 mAh / 61.9 Wh|
|Total max output:||4.5A|
|Total max input:||2A|
|Time to recharge itself:||6 – 12 hours (depending on wall charger used)|