The $27 RAVPower 6700mAh Exterior Battery Pack fulfills its promise of offering a single wall adapter, two USB ports, and a transportable battery pack all in a tidy design. The pack is similar to Anker’s Powercore Fusion 5000, solely RAVPower’s fails to ship in total efficiency and has one design quirk I simply can’t look previous.
Notice: This assessment is a part of our roundup of moveable energy banks. Go there for particulars on competing merchandise and our testing strategies.
Included within the field are a carrying case and a mircoUSB cable. The sq. footprint of the pack simply suits right into a backpack or purse.
On the entrance of the pack you’ll discover two USB ports, each able to 5V/3A of output, or 5V/2.4A max output once you’re utilizing each ports on the identical time. There’s additionally a single microUSB port for charging the battery pack itself, 4 indicator lights, and an influence button.
On the bottom of the pack are the usual wall outlet prongs, which makes charging the battery pack handy because you merely plug it into the wall and don’t need to fuss with discovering a charger on your charger. However, that is the place the design of the pack frustrates me—the outlet prongs are tough to fold out of the battery pack. There isn’t any form of button, swap, or lever to make it simpler to rotate the prongs in both path. Actually, at instances I’ve needed to resort to utilizing a pen to get beneath a prong to maneuver it.
As for total efficiency, the pack has a 6,700mAh/24.12Wh capability. In testing, we have been solely capable of get an output of 15.72Wh or 65.17 p.c of the entire capability. That’s the bottom effectivity of any battery pack we’ve examined, and it’s not even shut—the closest effectivity share is 72.71 p.c, with a mean rating of 84 p.c for all packs we’ve examined.
Backside line: Usually RAVPower merchandise are a number of the finest, however this explicit battery pack lacks a simple option to entry the wall prongs, and its effectivity is the worst we’ve seen.