RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank at a glance
What a beast! This monster charger from RAVPower has got our attention. Not only is it not much bigger than an iPhone 6s, it has three ports to charge 3 devices simultaneously. At 22000mAh, there isn’t much the RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank can’t charge at least twice. This does mean there’s a little extra weight on the unit but it’s sturdy construction and the reliability of its core components more than make up for a little extra bulk.
Capacity & Charging speed
Similar to Anker’s “PowerIQ technology”, RAVPower use their iSmart 2.0 to achieve a similar result. This means that the RAVPower 22000mAh detects the device it’s charging and optimizes the rate at which it sends charge.
Not only is the capacity huge (22000), each of the 3 USB ports have a maximum charging speed of 2.4A which is about as fast as it gets. Note however, if you are charging 3 devices simultaneously, the combined charge speed recedes to 5.8A. This is still really fast and the lithium polymer battery that powers the portable charger is reliable and powerful. It’s also quite unique in this market to use a battery of such high quality in an external charging device.
There are also a range of fail safe protection systems that RAVPower have used to ensure you don’t overcharge, overheat or short circuit your devices. The RAVPower 22000mAh does take a while to fully charge directly from the wall socket. Something to take into consideration when purchasing a power bank of this size.
How many times will the RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank charge my device?
|iPhone 5s||9.1 times|
|iPhone 6s||7.8 times|
|Samsung Galaxy S6||5.1 times|
|Samsung Galaxy S7||4.7 times|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 7||4.1 times|
|Sony Xperia Z||6.1 times|
|HTC One M7||6.2 times|
|iPad Mini||2.2 times|
|iPad Air 2||2 times|
|iPad Pro 9.7||2 times|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7||2.4 times|
Look and feel
The RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank comes packaged neatly and looks quite nice out of the box. There are 4 LEDs to indicate charge level and the 3 iPower USB ports sit on the flat end of the power bank. It’s smooth to the touch and looks much like other portable chargers of this size.
It comes in either white or black and I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty darn heavy! It’s attractive enough although I feel like the focus of the RAVPower 22000mAh is more on its utility rather than its looks.
Durability & Construction
One of RAVPower’s main points about the construction of this power bank is the UL94 V-0 fire-resistant shell. Apparently the same material used by popular car brands like BMW and Mercedes. The overall build quality is sound, with very few reports of device failure.
Out of the box, the RAVPower 22000mAh comes with:
- 1 x RAVPower Ace Series 22000mAh Portable Charger
- 2 x Micro-USB Charging Cables
- 1 x Carry Pouch
- 1 x Lifetime Warranty Card
- 1 x User Guide
The charging cables are of good quality (although it would be nice to have 3!) and the carrying pouch also appears to be quite sturdy and well made.
It comes with a carrying bag, did I mention that?! You may need it too. Due to the sheer size of the external battery, the RAVpower 22000mAh is not for those of us with small pockets.
When compared to its capacity however, the size of the unit is very reasonable. There are certainly plenty of portable chargers on the market that weigh more, look bigger and don’t hold as much power.
|Size||6.5 x 0.9 x 2.8 inches|
|Charging Capacity||22000 mAh|