Charge safely and efficiently with this powerful bundle.
When Apple announced that they would no longer be including power adapters with their flagship device, the iPhone, people around the world gasped. While it makes good financial and ecological sense, some people depend on that included power adapter to replace worn out accessories that they’ve had for years. So, Apple leaving those power adapters out kind of left those people in a bind. Fortunately, many accessory companies have started releasing power adapters that are specifically designed to take the place of the Apple adapters. One such option is the RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W 2-Port Wall Charger.
The RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W 2-Port Wall Charger is designed for the iPhone 12 series smartphones and is MFi certified. While the charger provides up to 30W total, the USB-C port provides PD 3.0 fast charging for the iPhone. The efficient charger can charge an iPhone 12 from 0% to 50% battery life within about 30 minutes. The USB-A port provides up to 10W of power and users can charge two devices at once. The power adapter is bundled together with a USB-C to Lightning cable that is MFi certified. This allows you to connect to your USB-C computer to sync data or charge using the USB-C port on the RAVPower adapter. The power adapter features safety protection that keeps devices safe from over-voltage, over-heating, and short-circuiting. The wall adapter is also fully portable since it is equipped with foldable prongs.
|USB-C Output||5V 3A, 9V 2A, 9V 2.22A, 9V 2.77A, 15V 2A, 30W Max|
|USB-A Output||5V 2.4A, 9V 2A, 12V 1.5A (QC 18W)|
|Total Output||30W Max|
|Input||100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.8A|
|What’s in the Box||1 x RAVPower PD Pioneer Wall Charger (Model: RP-PC144) 1 x Lightning to USB-C Cable (3ft) 1 x User Guide|
|Dimensions||1.93 x 1.93 x 1.18in|
The adapter and cable come in RAVPower branded boxes. Because they are two separate accessories, they are in separate boxes, but they are taped together as a bundle. The boxes don’t have pictures of the accessories and there are very few details included for consumers. Model numbers are printed on the back of the boxes along with contact details for the company, but other than that, the only identifying information is the name of the products on the front of the boxes.
The power adapter comes with a small user guide that has instructions printed in several languages as well as illustrations on using the product. The cable does not come with a manual. Both products are wrapped in plastic baggies that are easily removed. The power adapter is small and comparable to the Apple power adapters. I love that the prongs (or pins as RAVPower calls them) fold up for easy transport. Apple’s 20W USB-C Power Adapter does not have foldable prongs. I think the RAVPower bundle is an exceptional value since the power adapter comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Apple lists their 20W charger for $20 and RAVPower’s bundle is currently less than $25 (at the time of publishing) through Amazon. The cable is a pretty standard data sync/charging cable. The cable is fairly stiff and the ends seem to be reinforced to help prevent fraying with continued use.
I ran two different charging tests using the RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W 2-Port Wall Charger. The first was to charge my iPad Pro (1st Gen, 11-inch) using the power adapter and the USB-A port. I plugged the power adapter directly into the wall and used a USB-C to USB-A cable to charge the iPad. Now, I do want to point out that the USB-A port only provides up to 10W of power. So, I was slow charging the iPad Pro since it really requires 18W to charge at a decent pace. That said, after 182 minutes, the iPad gained 58% battery, which was a charging rate of approximately 0.31% per minute.
The second test subject was iPhone 12 Pro. Again, I plugged the power adapter directly into the wall, but this time I used the RAVPower USB-C to Lightning cable and plugged it into the USB-C PD port on the adapter. The battery gained approximately 4% within 30 minutes. The charged rate ended up being 0.13% per minute. One important thing to note here. When I began charging the iPhone it was at 94% battery. This means that I was going to get a slower charge due to trickle charging. That said, I feel the charger did a good job providing power to my phone and ensuring it was charged safely.
I think that Apple was smart to make the decision they did about eliminating chargers from the iPhone packaging. It opens the door for third-party companies like RAVPower to create charging options like this bundle for consumers. The RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W 2-Port Wall Charger is a really nice charger and the inclusion of the cable makes this a hard bundle to pass up.