As a Dance Dad, one of the things I carry in my backpack on dance competition weekends is a portable battery pack. That way I’ll have more than enough juice for pre/post performance pics, sharing results with friends on Facebook, and tweeting random thoughts about the competition.
With an external battery back you can recharge your phone without being tethered to a wall. My battery pack of choice is the RAVPower 16750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger.
A battery pack like this would also come in handy during storm season if we lose power. It’ll also be nice when we go camping or spending the weekend at a softball tournament.
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RAVPower 16750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger
Inside the box you get the portable charger, instructions, a carrying pouch, and 2 micro/usb cables (one longer than the other).
The carrying pouch is useful for protecting the pack when not in use and keeping all your cords with it.
My first impression is that I liked the the size and quality of the charger. It’s got a good, compact size and isn’t as heavy as I thought it would be. It’s about the same weight as a can of pop. Not something I’d want to carry around in my pocket all day but nothing you’d notice in a backpack or purse.
It doesn’t come with it’s own charger (although they do sell them) but if you have an Android phone you can just use that charger to charge the unit. I used my Nexus 6 turbo charger. Even with that, it took at least 12 hours to fully charge up the RAVPower.
The RAVPower has 2 charging ports so you can charge two devices at the same time. There’s even a handy LED flashlight.
There are 4 blue LED lights on the top of the unit that correspond to the amount of charge it has left: 25% per light. So if all 4 are lit up it’s fully charged.
To put it to the test I thought I’d start the week with my Nexus 6 at full power and see how far I’d make it only charging it with the RAVPower unit.
Here are the results:
Monday – Phone battery at 100% at 7:30am.
Tuesday at 8:40am – Phone battery was at 39% and was fully powered to 100% at 10:30.
Wednesday at 6:20am – Phone battery was at 39% and was fully powered to 100% at 8:10am.
Thursday at 6am – Phone battery was at 36% and was fully powered to 100% at 7:50am.
Friday at 9:20am- Phone battery was at 40% and was fully powered to 100% at 11am.
Saturday at 9:30am – Phone battery was at 31% and was fully powered to 100% at 11:30am.
By this time the blue indicator light on the RAVPower 16750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger was flashing meaning it was about out of juice. I tried squeezing a little bit more out of it on Sunday but only got my phone battery to go from 40% to 43% before there was nothing left in the external charger.
So, I got 6 full days of use out of my phone and 5 charges from the RAVPower 16750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Based off these results there’s no doubt in my mind that if I was careful with my usage I could get a full week out of my phone charging it with only this portable charger.
It certainly has more than enough juice to get me (and my daughters’ iPhone & iPad Mini 4) through a weekend dance competition, a few days camping, or a ball tournament.
For the price and performance I’ve experienced with the RAVPower 16750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger I have no problem recommending it to you!