RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 charger review

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 – Quick Summary

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 is a dual port PD charger (61-watt maximum output if only PD port is used and 45-watt from PD port and 12-watt from USB-A port when used simultaneously). This adapter is capable of charging a PD device and a smartphone simultaneously with a combined output of 57 watts. It is well suited for the MacBook Pro as it can fast charge it in 2.1 hours with an output of 61-watt when only the PD port used.

This power adapter is suitable for a use pattern that involves frequent charging of high power drawing 60-watt PD laptops such as MacBook Air, Pro, Dell XPS, Spectre and only occasional simultaneous charging of smartphones with the laptop/MacBook.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 Pros

  • 61-watt output from PD port – fast charges MacBook Pro in 2.1 hours.
  • Supports simultaneous charging of a laptop and smartphone (45-watt from PD port and 12-watt from USB port).
  • Compatible with all latest PD smartphones, Macbooks, iPads, and most USB-C PD laptops.
  • Foldable pins
  • Compact design and light weight (2.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches, 5.3 oz) compared to equivalent chargers.
  • Smaller than Apple 61-watt MacBook charger
  • Premium build quality.

Cons

  • Cannot simultaneously fast charge laptops and latest smartphones (iPhones XS/XR/8 Samsung S10/S9/S8) as the regular USB port is limited to 12-watt.
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RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 Charger

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 – Charging Features

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 is a recently launched 61-watt PD charger: 61-watt maximum PD output when only PD port is used and 45-watt from PD port and 12-watt from USB port when both ports are used simultaneously.

RAVPower 61W features two ports for charging. The USB-C PD port, when used singly, can give 61-watt maximum output and the USB-A port can output maximum up to 12-watt. When both the ports are used simultaneously then the combined output is a maximum of 57 watts (45-watt from USB-C PD port and 12-watt from USB-A port).

RAVPower has equipped the PD port with USB Power Delivery 3.0 for fast-charging of high power drawing PD devices, especially laptops. This PD port is capable of fast charging most PD compatible devices such as MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Dell XPS, Chromebooks, at maximum charging speed of 61-watt as well as iPads, latest iPhones, and most latest Android phones at 18-watt.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD also features a USB-A port which can give 12-watt maximum output. This port is powered with iSmart 2.0 for fast charging of smartphones up to 12-watt. It is capable of charging most smartphones such as Samsung S10 +, S10, S9+, etc. at speed of zero to 50% in about 50-60 minutes.

If both ports are used simultaneously, the PD port will output a maximum of 45-watt and the regular USB port will output a maximum of 12-watt. This makes the RAVPower 61W charger well suited if you have a MacBook and a iPhone 7 plus, 7 or older as both can be charged simultaneously at their respective fastest speeds..

This power adapter is well suited for fast charging of all Apple products. The USB-C PD port can fast charge MacBook Pro 13″ in 2.1 hours, and the latest iPhone X, XS, XR, 8 plus, 8 at a speed of zero to 50% in 30 minutes. RAVPower 61W USB-C PD will also fast charge the latest PD compatible iPads, Pro 2018, Air 3, and Mini 2019 at their fastest supported charging speeds. The 2.4 amp regular USB port can charge all iPhones at a twice the speed of the 1-amp standard Apple iPhone charger.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD will fast charge all PD compatible Android phones, including Samsung S10 +, S10, S9+, S9, S8, S8+, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, LG G8, G7, V50, V40 at a speed of zero to 50% in 30 minutes.

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RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 charger simultaneously charges laptop and a smartphone

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 – Design

The dimensions of the RAVPower 61W are 2.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches (6.6 x 6.6 x 3 cm) and it has a weight of 5.3 oz (150 gm). It is a compact and light weight charger as compared to competitors. It is also smaller than Apple’s 61-watt MacBook charger.

This adapter has a foldable pin design with the pins folding in the adapter body when not in use. The RAVPower 61W USB-C PD charger is available in two color options – black and white.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 vs Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD

Anker’s PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD is the closest competitor to RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 in terms of charging features. Both feature a USB-C PD port and a USB-A port but the outputs given by them are different.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD charger can output a maximum of 61-watt from the PD port when only the PD port is used, whereas PowerPort+ Atom III 60W can output only 45-watt when the PD port alone is used.

The combined simultaneous output from both ports of PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD is 60-watt (45-watt from PD port and 15-watt from USB port), whereas RAVPower 61W is capable of giving a combined simultaneous output of 57-watt (45-watt from PD port and 12-watt from USB port).

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Anker’s PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD charger

PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD is a better option if you want to simultaneously fast charge a Samsung smartphone and a MacBook Pro. This is because the USB-A port of PowerPort+ Atom III can fast charge a Samsung phone with an output of 15-watt and at a speed of zero to 50% in 30 minutes. The USB-A port of RAVPower 61W cannot fast charge Samsung phones as it can only output 12 watts.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD is a better choice if you want to mostly fast charge laptops, especially MacBook Pro, from the 61-watt output from PD port.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 vs AUKEY 60W USB-C PD 3.0

AUKEY 60W USB-C PD gives a tough competition to RAVPower 61W USB-C PD in terms of charging high power drawing PD devices. RAVPower 61W charger features two ports (USB-C and USB-A), whereas AUKEY 60W features three ports (two USB-A and one USB-C).

Both are capable of delivering 60-watt from the PD port if only the USB-C PD port is used.

When more than one port is used, RAVPower 61W can give a combined output of maximum 57-watt (45-watt PD + 12 watt USB),  while the AUKEY 60W adapter can give a combined output of 72 watt (60-watt PD + 12 watt USB).

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AUKEY 60W USB-C PD adapter simultaneously charges laptops and smartphones

Comparing the dimensions and weight,RAVPower 61W USB-C PD charger is much more compact and lighter than AUKEY 60W.

Our impression is that the RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 charger is more suitable if you have a MacBook and an iPhone to be charged simultaneously. AUKEY 60W has less than satisfactory performance while charging MacBook Pro and is overall not as good a package as the RAVPower 61W. The RAVPower adapter is also more reasonably priced than AUKEY 60W as well.

Considering all criteria, we will say that RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 adapter is a much better option than the AUKEY 60W adapter for charging 60-watt PD devices, especially MacBook Pros, in almost all aspects.

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