USB C RAVPower 20100 Power Bank w/ QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge £26.99 @ Amazon SVT (Ideal for Macbooks / iPhone / S8 & more)
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USB C RAVPower 20100 Power Bank w/ QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge £26.99 @ Amazon SVT (Ideal for Macbooks / iPhone / S8 & more)

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Found 25th Jan
A very good price for this powerbank, has the usual USB ports PLUS USB C quick charge and good reviews - tempted to pick up myself

Apply offer on page (under promotions or use code code 87GFBEHV (states on offers)

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  • USB-C Input and Output: The first ever external battery charger with USB-C / Type-C. Use it to quickly recharge the 20100mah external battery, or to power Apple MacBook with USB-C ports. A Micro usb to Type-C converter will be included

  • First Portable Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology: Charge up to 80% of the battery for QC 2.0 / 3.0 compatible devices when charging for approximately 35 minutes. QC 3.0 is compatible with USB, QC 2.0, & 1.0; and can deliver twice the charging speed of QC 1.0

  • 3.0 Is Just Better Than 2.0: Compared to QC 2.0, QC 3.0 has 15% greater charging efficiency, charges up to 27% faster, and reduces power consumption by up to 45%. Quick charge port cannot charge Samsung Galaxy A series phone

  • Huge Capacity & Rapid Recharge: 20100mAh charges an iPhone 6S & 6 almost 8 times, a Galaxy S6 almost 5 times or an iPad Air more than once; recharge takes only 4.5 hours with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charger

  • Stylish, Practical & Safe: Smooth ebony varnish with 4-LED battery level indicator, 100% safe circuit protection; charger automatically shuts down if short circuit or overload occurs to protect your devices

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Whats the next model up with power delivery

i have this one... but with a switch it doesnt charge and play
Good deal, I would have got this if I didn't get the Aukey one recently. USB-C is a bonus, voted hot.
SackCity10 m ago

Good deal, I would have got this if I didn't get the Aukey one recently. …Good deal, I would have got this if I didn't get the Aukey one recently. USB-C is a bonus, voted hot.



Don't think so! The last good deal is usually the benchmark and that one was £9.99 even tho it was 20000 but at that price compared to this? Nah!
Damn
Muyhee2 m ago

Don't think so! The last good deal is usually the benchmark and that one …Don't think so! The last good deal is usually the benchmark and that one was £9.99 even tho it was 20000 but at that price compared to this? Nah!


Damn, was it that cheap?
SackCity12 m ago

Damn Damn, was it that cheap?



Yep, Aukey 20000 with quick charge...
Muyhee1 m ago

Yep, Aukey 20000 with quick charge...


Ok now i have a benchmark haha missed that one
Sorry in advance for this noob question; if this battery pack has 20,100mAh why will it only charge an S6 5 times, and not 7-8 times per the capacity of the S6 battery (2,550mAh)?
wakkaday38 m ago

Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a …Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a switch it doesnt charge and play


I have this one for my switch. Which I think is next model up.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1

Picked it up for £43 on offer.
SackCity17 m ago

Ok now i have a benchmark haha missed that one



wakkaday1 h, 54 m ago

Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a …Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a switch it doesnt charge and play


Does it charge the Switch when it is off?

My regular power banks charge my Switch using a USB A to USB C cables as seen on this VIDEO
Edited by: "gx3k" 25th Jan
wakkaday1 h, 26 m ago

Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a …Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a switch it doesnt charge and play


AFAIK Macbooks and the Switch require a PD (Power Delivery) compatible power bank (as per the next model up).

As per below:


"The PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 27W. That means it can charge a 12" MacBook at nearly full speed, a Nintendo Switch at full power while you’re playing Zelda on a plane, or an iPad Pro significantly faster than the charger it came with (if you have a USB-C to Lightning cable).".
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 25th Jan
M0nk3h12 m ago

AFAIK Macbooks and the Switch require a PD (Power Delivery) compatible …AFAIK Macbooks and the Switch require a PD (Power Delivery) compatible power bank (as per the next model up).As per below:"The PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 27W. That means it can charge a 12" MacBook at nearly full speed, a Nintendo Switch at full power while you’re playing Zelda on a plane, or an iPad Pro significantly faster than the charger it came with (if you have a USB-C to Lightning cable).".


The 12" macbook can charge from any dumb 5V supply, albeit slowly. This makes them pretty great for travelling since a USB-A port and an A to C cable gets you power anywhere.

The macbook pros need smart Power Delivery chargers to charge, no dumb chargers. They're a bit finnicky though, I had one plugged into my Thunderbolt 3 Dell dock (TB15) and it refused to charge despite the dock speaking PD. It might have worked if the MBP had been turned on first but this was charging from dead.

tl;dr This battery pack will charge a 12" macbook, but not a macbook pro or nintendo switch. Probably not other laptops either.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 25th Jan
They never ship these to Northern Ireland
Divine12 h, 6 m ago

Sorry in advance for this noob question; if this battery pack has …Sorry in advance for this noob question; if this battery pack has 20,100mAh why will it only charge an S6 5 times, and not 7-8 times per the capacity of the S6 battery (2,550mAh)?



I'm no scientist but you'll never 'receive' the full 20100mAh back from the unit. Some of that evergy must be lost throgh power ripple and heat. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong
Edited by: "COYS61" 25th Jan
COYS6138 m ago

I'm no scientist but you'll never 'receive' the full 20100mAh back from …I'm no scientist but you'll never 'receive' the full 20100mAh back from the unit. Some of that evergy must be lost throgh power ripple and heat. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong


You're right, though power ripple isn't what's causing it. I can't adequately explain it but you've got multiple steps of voltage conversion which each waste a bit of power (3.7V battery to 5V for USB, or 9V for QC, back to 3.7V for the phone's battery).
M0nk3h2 h, 3 m ago

AFAIK Macbooks and the Switch require a PD (Power Delivery) compatible …AFAIK Macbooks and the Switch require a PD (Power Delivery) compatible power bank (as per the next model up).As per below:"The PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 27W. That means it can charge a 12" MacBook at nearly full speed, a Nintendo Switch at full power while you’re playing Zelda on a plane, or an iPad Pro significantly faster than the charger it came with (if you have a USB-C to Lightning cable).".


That's right and they're quite a bit more money. I posted the 26800 you mentioned at £50 and it got freezing cold, despite it being a great price for that item.

I think people were comparing it to deals like this. To be honest I'm not sure how many people will want to charge and play the Switch at the same time, so these will probably be fine!
COYS611 h, 1 m ago

I'm no scientist but you'll never 'receive' the full 20100mAh back from …I'm no scientist but you'll never 'receive' the full 20100mAh back from the unit. Some of that evergy must be lost throgh power ripple and heat. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong



CampGareth23 m ago

You're right, though power ripple isn't what's causing it. I can't …You're right, though power ripple isn't what's causing it. I can't adequately explain it but you've got multiple steps of voltage conversion which each waste a bit of power (3.7V battery to 5V for USB, or 9V for QC, back to 3.7V for the phone's battery).


Thank you for the replies. It is quite interesting, I never imagined the difference between the capacity of the power bank and the effective "discharge-able" amount to be so high. It works out that potentially a third of the capacity is being wasted.

Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I hope these battery pack manufacturers come up with more efficient packs that discharge closer to the storage capacity - or at the very least advertise the rated efficiency of the discharge so when someone buys a pack they can more easily discern what they will receive for a whole host of variant devices (not just those listed in some ads).
Divine133 m ago

Thank you for the replies. It is quite interesting, I never imagined the …Thank you for the replies. It is quite interesting, I never imagined the difference between the capacity of the power bank and the effective "discharge-able" amount to be so high. It works out that potentially a third of the capacity is being wasted. Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I hope these battery pack manufacturers come up with more efficient packs that discharge closer to the storage capacity - or at the very least advertise the rated efficiency of the discharge so when someone buys a pack they can more easily discern what they will receive for a whole host of variant devices (not just those listed in some ads).


I disagree. This is pretty common and widespread knowledge now, about 70% of the 'rated power' (if you are comparing the mAh to what it would charge at the other end) on the best units is what you can expect out the other end, the other 30% is losses as wasted heat (your phone, cable and power bank all heat up a little when charging). It won't get more efficient anytime soon, Lithium batteries are already pretty efficient as it stands - compared to say, an internal combustion engine which is about 20% efficient.

The rating of 20100mAh is correct as that's what the physical batteries will hold, there is nothing wrong with them describing them this way. If manufacturers did it your way, people would complain if they were using their phones while charging and didn't meet their expectations.
CampGareth4 h, 2 m ago

You're right, though power ripple isn't what's causing it. I can't …You're right, though power ripple isn't what's causing it. I can't adequately explain it but you've got multiple steps of voltage conversion which each waste a bit of power (3.7V battery to 5V for USB, or 9V for QC, back to 3.7V for the phone's battery).


And the fact that the device being charged is often left switched on, using power

I've only just started to look for a power bank so I'm not sure what the going rate is for the options you can get, obviously the £10 aukey was a bargain and I can't even find that deal, is this one a good price or is there anything as good that is cheaper?
plewis003 h, 37 m ago

I disagree. This is pretty common and widespread knowledge now, about 70% …I disagree. This is pretty common and widespread knowledge now, about 70% of the 'rated power' (if you are comparing the mAh to what it would charge at the other end) on the best units is what you can expect out the other end, the other 30% is losses as wasted heat (your phone, cable and power bank all heat up a little when charging). It won't get more efficient anytime soon, Lithium batteries are already pretty efficient as it stands - compared to say, an internal combustion engine which is about 20% efficient.The rating of 20100mAh is correct as that's what the physical batteries will hold, there is nothing wrong with them describing them this way. If manufacturers did it your way, people would complain if they were using their phones while charging and didn't meet their expectations.


It may be due to a lack of competition or sufficient demand that has allowed devices of this kind to be sold with an effective inefficiency of this kind, but when you think about what you buy and only getting 60-70% of what you were told - something is probably going amiss.
Your example of someone using their phone while charging and being disappointed made me chuckle, because as it stands said person is quite possibly doubly worse off. At the moment you may not even know to what extent, in terms of discharge, the battery you're using will deliver - so your expectations of what you will get is far more inaccurate.
Looking at RAVPower battery pack listings on Amazon, they are not too bad in that they do detail in the product descriptions examples of what devices could be charged and by how much. I suppose as consumers we may always have differing perspectives on the responsibilities of manufacturers and/or sellers of products. I'm just saying that if the product stated what capacity you will likely get (not just hold) then you have a bit more useful information.
Divine12 h, 23 m ago

It may be due to a lack of competition or sufficient demand that has …It may be due to a lack of competition or sufficient demand that has allowed devices of this kind to be sold with an effective inefficiency of this kind, but when you think about what you buy and only getting 60-70% of what you were told - something is probably going amiss. Your example of someone using their phone while charging and being disappointed made me chuckle, because as it stands said person is quite possibly doubly worse off. At the moment you may not even know to what extent, in terms of discharge, the battery you're using will deliver - so your expectations of what you will get is far more inaccurate. Looking at RAVPower battery pack listings on Amazon, they are not too bad in that they do detail in the product descriptions examples of what devices could be charged and by how much. I suppose as consumers we may always have differing perspectives on the responsibilities of manufacturers and/or sellers of products. I'm just saying that if the product stated what capacity you will likely get (not just hold) then you have a bit more useful information.


No it isn't. Nothing in the world is perfectly efficient, it's simple physics. You are buying a 20100mAh power bank and you are getting 20100mAh of nominal capacity in the internal battery. Who is to say you aren't using some cheap phone with an older SoC that drains more power during idle, who is to say you aren't using the phone while it's charging or the screen isn't left on or a background virus scan isn't taking place? The manufacturers aren't doing anything wrong and I guarantee that even if they did what you think they should do, some tosser would come along and sue them because they said it would charge their iPhone 4 times and it only did it '3 and a bit'.

Honestly, just about everyone looking for a power bank knows about losses in conversion and waste heat and doesn't look at a 20100mAh power bank, see their phone has 3000mAh battery and then go 'therefore it must charge exactly 20100/3000 = 6.7 times'...
plewis004 m ago

No it isn't. Nothing in the world is perfectly efficient, it's simple …No it isn't. Nothing in the world is perfectly efficient, it's simple physics. You are buying a 20100mAh power bank and you are getting 20100mAh of nominal capacity in the internal battery. Who is to say you aren't using some cheap phone with an older SoC that drains more power during idle, who is to say you aren't using the phone while it's charging or the screen isn't left on or a background virus scan isn't taking place? The manufacturers aren't doing anything wrong and I guarantee that even if they did what you think they should do, some tosser would come along and sue them because they said it would charge their iPhone 4 times and it only did it '3 and a bit'.Honestly, just about everyone looking for a power bank knows about losses in conversion and waste heat and doesn't look at a 20100mAh power bank, see their phone has 3000mAh battery and then go 'therefore it must charge exactly 20100/3000 = 6.7 times'...


Fabulous - then we are in agreement; that we both agree on different ways manufacturers/sellers should advertise to us consumers
Divine113 m ago

Fabulous - then we are in agreement; that we both agree on different ways …Fabulous - then we are in agreement; that we both agree on different ways manufacturers/sellers should advertise to us consumers


I genuinely can't work out if you seriously believe that all power banks/batteries are mis-sold or are just trolling.
peterc260926th Jan

Whats better? This one or the Anker Powercore: …Whats better? This one or the Anker Powercore: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-PowerCore-20100-Capacity-Technology-Black/dp/B00VJSGT2A


Your one is not good as missing Quick Charge 3.0. Voted hot for Quick Charge 3.0
I bought 2 months ago this model and i am happy with it. The only problem i have is that takes me about 15 hours to charge completely the powerbank.
CampGareth25th Jan

The 12" macbook can charge from any dumb 5V supply, albeit slowly. This …The 12" macbook can charge from any dumb 5V supply, albeit slowly. This makes them pretty great for travelling since a USB-A port and an A to C cable gets you power anywhere. The macbook pros need smart Power Delivery chargers to charge, no dumb chargers. They're a bit finnicky though, I had one plugged into my Thunderbolt 3 Dell dock (TB15) and it refused to charge despite the dock speaking PD. It might have worked if the MBP had been turned on first but this was charging from dead.tl;dr This battery pack will charge a 12" macbook, but not a macbook pro or nintendo switch. Probably not other laptops either.


Thanks for the confirmation on mbp. I'm hopeful shortly 40ah/50w powerbanks will be out. I could see new phones with 5A charging current in gearbest now.
wakkaday25th Jan

Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a …Whats the next model up with power deliveryi have this one... but with a switch it doesnt charge and play


It does charge and play the Switch, quickly too, if you have a USB-C to USB-C cable that is. I got this powerbank for the Nexus 6P about 2 years ago because it was the only powerbank which would fast charge it. I still use it to this day and it's the best powerbank I've ever seen. With the Nexus 6P charger I have, it only takes 3-4 hours to fully charge this as well. The 'iSmart' USB socket also charges my iPhone faster than with the included mains adapter in the box.

Can't recommend this powerbank enough!
Ordered! Heat added thank you OP
Price is back to 35.99
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