RAVPower 61W USB-C iPhone 12 Charger review

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RAVPower 61W USB-C iPhone 12 Charger with PD 3.0 – Quick Summary

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 is a dual port USB-C PD charger for iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPads & MacBooks (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 USB-C adapter is capable of charging a USB-C PD Macbook/laptop/iPad and a smartphone simultaneously with a combined output of 57 watts. It is well suited for fast-charging the iPhone 12 and MacBook Pro as it can fast charge the iPhone 12, 12 Pro to 50% in 25 mins at 20-watts or charge MacBook 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, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, Spectre and occasional simultaneous charging of smartphones with the laptop/MacBook.

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 Pros

  • Fast-charges iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, & iPhone 12 Mini via USB-C PD 20-watt charging
  • 61-watt output from PD port – fast charges MacBook Pro 2018 in 2.1 hours.
  • Supports simultaneous charging of a Macbook/laptop/iPad Pro and smartphone (45-watt from PD port and 12-watt from USB port).
  • Compatible with latest PD smartphones, Macbooks, iPads, and most USB-C PD laptops.
  • PD port fast charges other new iPhones 11/11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/Max/X/8/8+ from zero to 50% in 30 mins with a USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • PD port fast-charges ALL the latest iPhones, Samsung phones, and Pixels from zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • 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

  • The regular USB port is limited to 12-watt or 2.4 amps. This will charge most iPhones/Android phones from zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes. An 18-watt or 15-watt USB port would have been better.iPhone 12 USB-C Fast Charger and 61W PD adapter

RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 Charger has a 45-watt USB-C PD port and a 12-watt USB port

RAVPower 61W USB-C iPhone 12 Charger & MacBooks – 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 as well as latest iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, & iPhone 12 Mini. 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.

It excels as a fast-charging adapter for the latest iPhone 12 series phones as it can output the maximum supported 20-watt for the 12 series Apple iPhones.

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 latest USB-C compatible Apple iPhones/iPads. The USB-C PD port can fast charge MacBook Pro 13″ in 2.1 hours, and the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, & iPhone 12 Mini , iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR, XS, X, 8 Plus, 8 at a speed of zero to 50% in 30 minutes with a USB-C to Lightning Cable. RAVPower 61W USB-C PD will also fast charge the latest PD compatible iPads, Pro 11/12.9 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.

61-watt USB-C PD fast charger
RAVPower 61W USB-C PD 3.0 charger for iPhone 12 simultaneously charges laptop and a smartphone

RAVPower 61W USB-C Adapter – 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 Charger 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).

Dual port USB-C PD charger for iPhone 12 with 60-watt total output
Anker’s PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD iPhone 12 USB-C charger is also great for Macbooks

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 iPhone 12 and also charge laptops, especially MacBook Pro, from the 61-watt output from PD port.

RAVPower 61W iPhone 12 Pro Max Charger with 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).

60W PD USB-C power adapter
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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