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RP-PB159 45 watt C-PD power bank 20100 mAh workhorse - fast 30 watt re-fill rate - Ravpower Official Amazon -UPDATED new link still live 6/12 -$35

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If RAV or Amazon jack up the price or switch ASIN tagain then please post. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PHSFV26 Yes, the new link has now been confirmed to be the Super C.

VALUE for the money: 10/10 for my devices and use. Best spec'd high output bank I have ever seen for the deeply discounted $35 price. Strong buy recommendation to try with your own devices. 30 day free return. Next closest deal was the RAV for $28 from B&H but that was the non- U.S. Blade series which was no deal for reasons I and others posted.

SUPER C Ver. 2 Model RP-PB159 20100 mAh 45 watts C-PD 30 watt refill charge speed.
$35 when you click coupon from Ravpower Official. Condition is NEW with pouch and cables Free Shipping, Free returns no questions asked.
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edit June 9: specs updated after receiving my example today.
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RP-PB159 is one of only three models Rav builds for pass through charging. See link below.

Wanted a Super C for some time. Jumped on it when I saw the price. Averages $48 on sale.

Voted best of by many tech editors incl Wirecutter
https://www.powerbankguide.com/be...ueformoney

45 watt C-PD output
30 watt input, 3-1/2 hour re-fill

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Type C OUTPUT: 45 watt max C-PD 3.0, 5 PDO's 5V 9V 12V 15V 20V
3 amps@5V-9V and 2.25 amps@20V

USB A output: 12 watts iSmart 2.0 5V/2.4A ( no quick charge protocols on A )

INPUT, FAST REFILL, two options:
30 watt C-PD input for fast refill charge in 3 to 3 1/2 hours ( confirmed by my own testing ) ,or, 18 watt mico B: QC 3.0 charger , 5V/9V , or, Samsung AFC phone charger

PASS THROUGH charging. One of only three models RP recommends for pass through charging.

https://blog.ravpower.com/2019/09...endations/
Ravepower discusses pass through charging and recommends three models

Specs:
6.3 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches weight 14.1 oz
RP-PB159_V2.0 SUPER C
cell capacity 20100mAh/3.6V, 72.36 Whr
lowest min rated capacity fully boosted to 20V output: 3647mAh/58.21Wh (20V⎓2.25A)
58Whr full boost @20 volts

C-PD power delivery output: 45 watts max 3 amps @ 5V 9V 12V 15V and 2.25 amps @20V
Type A output: 12 watts iSmart 5V/2.4A only, no QC, ( corrected after receiving unit)

Re-Fill charging:
3 to 3 1/2 hours max 30 watts in C-PD ( confirmed by me using Samsung 30W C-PD wall charger with 3 PO's 5V 9V 15V C-PD )
estimated time with QC charger on micro B input, 5 to 6 hours

Selecting a PD charger: Battery accepts up to five PDO's: 5V 9V 12V 15V 20V

Charging with QC on Micro B: 5V 9V only, common Samsung EP-TA20 ( faster 24 watt QC recharge available on Turbo+ RP-PB043 )

CRITICAL REVIEWS: updated 6/14: Has kept my Chromebook Plus V2 powered up 18 hours before the last light on bank began to flash leaving the CB with another 6 hours to go on its full battery I started with.

Proper evaluation requires weeks not the mere days I have had and testing with more than the Chromebook Plus currently at my disposal is needed. Stock photos do this bank no justice. Great form factor, compact comfortable to hold, conveys confidence by apparent solid build quality. Supplied C-C cable is heavier than the PB201 cable. So far I am impressed especially for $35.

Recharging my Chromebook Plus V2 from 10% to 98% while computing was slower than with the 60W PB201. Time: 2 hours 8 min while computing. Asleep refill takes about 45-60 minutes. Does not imply old stock as initially thought. If I needed to run my CB down first before recharging without battery attached for higher portability followed by obtaining the fastest CB charging, either asleep or in use, then I'd use the model 201. If I know I will have an hour break for sleep charging then I will choose the 159 for the greater reserve I suspect it has. Too early in testing to be conclusive.

Waiting on a dummy load so I can report metrics. Reserve capacity or number of additional minutes of computing a bank can provide is more important to me than a faster speed while computing so the 60W PB201 is not made a clear winner with its ability to recharge a working CB at faster speed.

Love the form factor of the Super C. It is slim, comfortable in the palm and coveys the feeling being very solidly built in a pleasing but industrial way. iSmart on the A output instead of Qualcomm could be an issue for some. Most will like the PB159 Super C for these reasons if it works as advertised for their devices.

Ryne Hager's PB159 review, Android Police
( edit: Ryne appears to have reviewed the earlier not-Super C version ) Ryne puts the 159 through its paces using diagnostic equipment:
https://www.androidpolice.com/201...as-issues/

Other high output models to consider: ELECJET POWERPIE Top tier bank that charges nearly everything well is finally priced within in reach. Anker Speed and Power+

60W 20000 mAh RP-PB201 is still recommended albeit with less reserve than some competing 72 Whr models. Slick under $37 only.
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Last Edited by timbertop June 13, 2020 at 07:24 PM
45 watt RP-PB159 I received from this deal is on the left. The 60 watt RP-PB201 is on the right.

In a test of how long a fully charged bank will support computing on a fully charges Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 I got the following results. The heavier cable supplied with the PB159 was used in both tests. Test ended when bank low power light started to blink and it was depleted:
45 watt RP-PB159: 18 hours
60 watt RP-PB201: 12 hours

The 60 watt recharged the notebook faster while computing but had significantly less reserve.

Anecdotal tests like these may be interesting but don't mean much without several examples, actual metrics using instrumentation and trials with different devices.

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Deal price needs to be updated. Per Ops detailed description price should be $34.99 not $19.
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Should be getting more love!

Super C ver 2 has advanced circuitry with proven dependability. Compact palm size too.

Aside from the 45 C-PD output it has 30 watts of Qualcomm certified listed true QC 3.0 output not shared by other Rav models.

Also accepts fast recharge from a QC charger on the micro B input.

Built for pass through charging.

edit: posted specs are directly from Ravpower for the V2. Someone tagged the thread "incorrect information" without leaving a reply. If anything is not correct they should say so.
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Can anyone chime in if there is a point to getting this over the Anker 20000 that is on sale for $39 now also?

I purchased an Aukey 20000 from amazon last week and it won't charge so I am sending it back and looking for a different one. I was waiting for an Ankey one to go on sale so it's between that and this one. I really don't have plans to use it for a laptop though.. just cell phones and portable speakers and stuff.
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What is the difference between the one from the post and this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFI...9f10c70INT
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What is the difference between the one from the post and this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019IFI...9f10c70INT
The RP-PB043 Turbo+ is the ultimate QC 3.0 bank with a C-PD capability limited to 5V/3A in/out. It is certified and listed by Qualcomm and a perfect match to Samsung AFC/QC 2.0 phones. On the PD side the 5V 15 watts can power Nintendo Switch, PD phones and more.
Lifetime warranty. It full refill charges from either PD or QC chargers but faster on QC as it can do 24 watts , 12V/2A in on micro B. Also had two Type A ports plus C port. Parallel charging. I own four of them. QC: 18 watts out/ 24 watts in max. PD: 15 watts max

This deal RP-159 SUPER C as the name implies is geared toward C-PD charging with multiple available power objects, 5V 9V 12V 15V 20V and a 45 watt capacity to charge just about any C-PD device. It can support my Chromebook well where the Turbo+ can only charge it asleep. Conversely, 159 has only 18 watts in on QC which is fine but only iSmart 5 volt out on the A port. 45 watts out PD / 30 watts in PD...15 watts in QC ( micro B ) / 15 watts out iSmart on A port. It is a tad smaller and lighter than 043 making it pocket-able.

Both have Ravs most advanced circuity and make up only two of three models Rav builds for pass through charging.

If having the slimmest and lightest 20000 is more important to you than the features on the above consider the Anker Essential 20000 PD 18 watt deal just posted.

Never buy a bank on specs alone. Determine the charging protocol(s) used by your devices. Check the voltage(s) required by your devices including noting which PO's are required. i.e just 5V or multiple. By noting max amperage at each voltage you can insure buying a charger which will allow fastest possible charging.

As a practical example I noted that my 043 accepts up to 2A @12V ( 24 watts ) on micro B input. Therefore I chose a QC charger listed for 12V/2A. I can use a lower power wall charger but will not achieve a fast 3 hour or less charge with it. This comes in handy even when I only have 15 minutes to refill charge because I will still walk away with more power in the battery.



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Can anyone chime in if there is a point to getting this over the Anker 20000 that is on sale for $39 now also?

I purchased an Aukey 20000 from amazon last week and it won't charge so I am sending it back and looking for a different one. I was waiting for an Ankey one to go on sale so it's between that and this one. I really don't have plans to use it for a laptop though.. just cell phones and portable speakers and stuff.
Only you know if thin light slim is more important for you than needing 6.7 hours to refill the Anker. Ignore the uninformed on here who will always advise getting one model over the other based on their often false perceptions on what is required for fast charging or what they think is obsolete.
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Is the 60W version from Rav Power [amazon.com] any good compared to the one in this post? It currently is $5 off, $45.
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Is the 60W version from Rav Power [amazon.com] any good compared to the one in this post? It currently is $5 off, $45.
Hi Daveydave, As with all power banks how your own devices work with the bank is more important than what others report. I'd suggest buying both and doing the free return on the slower one or the one with less reserve. Refill speed on both is excellent. 60 watt 201 at $40 is a good price. Its been lower but not by much and not often.

I've only had my 159 for a day so am not ready to give a full comparison to my 60 watt PB201. It did not charge my Chromebook Plus V2 as fast as the 60 watt PB201 does on the first test with CB in use. It was noticeably slower. I am waiting on a USB multimeter before I can see what it is doing.

My 201 has seen daily heavy use with the CB and mostly seems to charge as fast or faster than the wall charger. It does occasionally exhibit unexpected behavior. I'm not sure which has better reserve yet.

Ryne Hager noted in her review experiencing difficulty with the 159 on Chromebooks. She tested in Feb 2019 and there may have been updates to the battery.

One feature Ryne notes on the 159 is the ability to press and hold the battery test light on to lock the battery in discharge mode to prevent reverse charging of battery by the computer. Sometimes power banks will start sucking power pack to recharge themselves after the charge is complete. Have not tested the feature.
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Can anyone chime in if there is a point to getting this over the Anker 20000 that is on sale for $39 now also?

I purchased an Aukey 20000 from amazon last week and it won't charge so I am sending it back and looking for a different one. I was waiting for an Ankey one to go on sale so it's between that and this one. I really don't have plans to use it for a laptop though.. just cell phones and portable speakers and stuff.
Ravpower is physically bigger 10-30% but the battery recharges in half the time which is important to me when country hopping with a Surface Go and Galaxy phone that use lots of power. The 7 hour recharge time on the Anker means youll need a full evening to recharge it so a "1 hour break" at the hotel with a mostly dead powerbank would mean loss of vacation time or potentially running out of power while google mapping.

There are also cheaper 20K mAh powerbanks that have the charging speed you need for less with 2 USB-A ports that would likely be better for your needs.
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Ravpower is physically bigger 10-30% but the battery recharges in half the time which is important to me when country hopping with a Surface Go and Galaxy phone that use lots of power. The 7 hour recharge time on the Anker means youll need a full evening to recharge it so a "1 hour break" at the hotel with a mostly dead powerbank would mean loss of vacation time or potentially running out of power while google mapping.

There are also cheaper 20K mAh powerbanks that have the charging speed you need for less with 2 USB-A ports that would likely be better for your needs.
Thanks. I actually ordered both the Anker and the Rav from Amazon and they will be here tomorrow. I do like the idea of it charing faster but it's not a deal breaker honestly. Also.. The only USB-C charger I have is from my google pixel 1 which is only 18w I believe so that would still take 6 hours to charge then right?

I think the perfect PowerBank for myself personally would have a USB-C in/out port, two USB A ports, and then a micro USB input for charing just in case.

Hard to say exactly what I need because I am always switching phones. Always used android but got a free iPhone from someone.. now traded that for another iPhone SE for free.. but will still eventually get another android phone. I bought an Aukey 20k PD charger two weeks ago and it has a lightning port as well which is nice.. but for some reason it will not charge via USB-C from my google pixel charger.. yet that charger charges my other smaller anker power bank
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Thanks. I actually ordered both the Anker and the Rav from Amazon and they will be here tomorrow. I do like the idea of it charing faster but it's not a deal breaker honestly. Also.. The only USB-C charger I have is from my google pixel 1 which is only 18w I believe so that would still take 6 hours to charge then right?

I think the perfect PowerBank for myself personally would have a USB-C in/out port, two USB A ports, and then a micro USB input for charing just in case.

Hard to say exactly what I need because I am always switching phones. Always used android but got a free iPhone from someone.. now traded that for another iPhone SE for free.. but will still eventually get another android phone. I bought an Aukey 20k PD charger two weeks ago and it has a lightning port as well which is nice.. but for some reason it will not charge via USB-C from my google pixel charger.. yet that charger charges my other smaller anker power bank
Cheers! Keeping both or just testing to keep 1?

The Ravpower also has passthrough charging meaning you can charge from it while charging it and is very future-proof imo if you are big on rotating tech.

Yes it would be recommended to get a Power delivery capable wall wart for the ravpower if you need that charging speed for the battery, they go on sale here for 10-20$ and an extra power delivery usbc to usbc just in case. PD is specific usbc-usbc cable spec
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I have a Lenovo C740. Looking for a power bank that will charge it. Any ideas if one of these will fit the bill?? THANKS.
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Cheers! Keeping both or just testing to keep 1?

The Ravpower also has passthrough charging meaning you can charge from it while charging it and is very future-proof imo if you are big on rotating tech.

Yes it would be recommended to get a Power delivery capable wall wart for the ravpower if you need that charging speed for the battery, they go on sale here for 10-20$ and an extra power delivery usbc to usbc just in case. PD is specific usbc-usbc cable spec
What charger would I need to take advantage of charging the Ravins in 4 hours? I have this charger with USB-C cable currently.. https://store.google.com/us/produ..._adapter_2

I'm probably only keeping one.. I have a feeling it might be the anker just because it's gonna be smaller and lighter. Or I might keep looking for something else. I like the Aukey one I have because it has USB-C, USB-A, Micro USB, and lightning. Not sure why it won't charger with the charger I posted above though. It was on sale through amazon but it's not anymore.. so idk what the process would be if I wanted to swap it out.. not sure if I could get another at the sale price
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