RAVPower 22000mAh Power Bank Review – Ace Series Portable Phone Charger

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The Ace Series RAVPower power bank reviewA hands-on review of the New Ace Series RAVPower Power Bank. Featuring their updated iSmart 2.0 voltage adjusting technology to fast charge multiple mobile devices.

RAVPower’s latest Power Bank offers the biggest Max Output of any portable phone charger on the market. With some high capacity external batteries putting out just 3.1A, the RP-PB052 provides almost double the amount.

Brand Model No. Capacity USB ports Max Output Latest Price* Buy Online
RAVPower RP-PB052 22000mAh 3 5.8A $99.99 $35.00 view

Price updated on the 27th of March 2017 at 10:32 GMT
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This RAVPower power bank is ideal for charging multiple devices. Its impressive output can handle two iPads and an iPhone 6.

1Full Review – Intro

These days I’m hugely selective when it comes to reviewing portable chargers. If there’s no noteworthy new feature or design to interest me, I’m quick to pass on the opportunity.  Fortunately, RAVPower has managed to raise the bar with their latest Ace Series high capacity Power Bank.

2Design and Build

Over the years, the typical design of a portable power bank has changed from a wide box shape, to more of a stretched bar of soap. This has been a clever evolution in terms of practicality, there’s no place for sharp edges on portable devices. Every edge and corner on the RAVPower Ace series is rounded and smooth to touch.

Size and Weight

Its size and weight is certainly on the lower end of the scale when compared to other high capacity power banks. This is likely due to the choice of material used in its construction. Its shell is made from the same UL94 V-0 fire-resistant thermoplastic used by Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Length Width Depth Weight
162mm (6.5 Inches) 70mm (2.7 Inches) 21mm (0.7 Inches) 415g (14.6oz)

The three iSmart 2.0 USB ports are evenly spaced on the top edge with the micro USB charging port off to the side.

There’s the familiar four-LED battery indicator lights on the front and a small power button on the left.

The Design and build quality of the Ace Series RP-PB052 RAVPower Power Bank

The Ace Series power bank comes with two anti-tangle USB cables and soft carry pouch. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but RAVPower offers the best carry pouches in the business. The branded high-quality charging cables are also great additions to the product.

The USB cables and carry pouch included with the Ace Series RAVPower Power BankThese days I really try and nitpick on the small things when reviewing a product. On this occasion, I can’t think of a single thing to moan about. The build quality is great and probably the reason why RAVPower have slipped a lifetime warranty card in the box.

3Features and Spec

The Ace Series RP-PB052 power bank has improved high-density Li-Polymer batteries. The same cells used by Microsoft, Lenovo, Huawei, and Motorola. These provide exceptional efficiency rates of up to 80% and a 500 charge lifespan. If you were to recharge this power bank once a fortnight, it could last you a whopping 20 years.

Capacity Technology Input Port Output Max Output
22000mAh iSmart 2.0 DC 5V/2.4A Max 2.4A Max DC 5V/5.8A

The 22000mAh capacity will provide roughly nine full phone charges (based on an iPhone 6). This could potentially get you through two weeks without access to a mains power source.

The technology inside the Ace Series RAVPower Power Bank

The new and improved iSmart 2.0 works by adjusting the current and voltage during charging. The technology is able to balance the charge to each connected mobile device to ensure the optimal speed from each USB port.

These ports are backed up by ten different protection measures. There’s protection against high temperatures, short circuits, surges and over charging.

A look inside the RAVPower RP-PB052 portable charger

The stand-out feature for me has to be its huge Max output. As far as I’m aware it’s the largest of any portable phone charger on the market. This won’t be of any real benefit if you’ve little need to charge more than one device.  However, For those that have multiple mobile devices, it’s extremely useful.

I was amazed to see the RP-PB052 was able to charge both my boys Fire HD Tablets faster than they could deplete them. Just what I needed to keep them quiet on the back seat of the car.

4Verdict

The New Ace Series RAVPower Power Bank is set to fly straight to the top of our Best 20000mAh Power Banks of 2017 List. Its high capacity, huge output, and solid build quality makes this portable charger amazingly good value for money.

Brand Model No. Capacity USB ports Max Output Latest Price* Buy Online
RAVPower RP-PB052 22000mAh 3 5.8A $99.99 $35.00 view
Price information last updated on the 27th of March 2017 at 10:32 GMT
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4 COMMENTS

  1. thank you for the review, I’m plan on buying this Power Bank over the Anker PowerCore, it’s a bit cheaper and I definitely like the look of the carry bag

  2. Useful power bank review, I need a portable charger with over 5.5A max output to charge 2 phones and a tablet at the same time. Looks like the Ravpower charger is perfect for the job. What’s the efficiency like, out of the 22000mAh what am I realistically going to get?

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