Link updated 6/13:
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.
edit June 11: ELECJet POWERPIE (expired) has just joined the portable USB battery price war. Buy it now and read the reviews later. Extremely short list of what it does not charge.
edit June 9: specs updated after receiving my example today.
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
45 watt C-PD output
30 watt input, 3-1/2 hour re-fill
Current $39.99 May 18, 2020
Highest * $55.99 Apr 29, 2020
Lowest * $39.99 May 18, 2020
Average + $49.65 -
* since Nov 20, 2019.
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.
Ravepower discusses pass through charging and recommends three models
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)
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:
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.