Randy from RAVPower sent me an email and asked me if I would review their RAVPower Element 5600mAh External Power Bank ? I said, “sure” and in a two days I got the power bank in the mail. It was funny because Randy gave me a confirmation number when to expect the package in the mail. When I got the power bank, I will look at it and the contents of it. Then I will plug it in and charge the battery before using it. After I let the power bank charge I plugged into my iPhone to test it out. The batter would not turn on to charge, so I check the cables and same thing. I even charged the batter again and nothing. The thing is I know RAVPower would not send me a bad battery to write a review. I emailed Randy and told him what happened. He replied back to me and sent me out a new battery. They even went out of their way to charge it and double check to see if it works. Monday in the mail I got a new battery, charged it up and works fine. I’m really thankful that they contacted me and went out of their way for me. Any companies who does that, will be the place I shop at for a very long time.
These are all the contents that come with RAVPower Element 5600mAh Power Bank. you get the battery pack, a micro USB cable and a black velvet bag to store your cable and power bank battery pack.
There’s the actual power bank in my hot little hand…can you see me ? It has a button to turn on the flash light and to start charging your mobile devices. You also have a 4 LED indicator lights to let you know how much battery you have left or will let you know when the battery is fully charged. I like how small and compact the battery pack is and you can pack it away real easily in your camera bag or backpack. It’s small, yet powerful enough to give your iPhone 2 full charges and a little left over for emergencies.
The micro USB slot to plugin your power bank in to be chagred, it does take a few hours to charge. You want to make sure always give your power bank a full charge, so you don’t run down the battery cycle.
It’s a little blurry but you can see where the USB will plug into the power bank to charge your mobile devices. There is also a small LED flash light that will come in handy when you need to look in your bag or purse. It’s also good when your in a dark area and you need a little light to help you out.
-Output: DC 5V 1A; Input: DC 5V 1A; 4 intelligent LED status bar indicates the current battery status; flashlight for night and darkness use.
-5600mAh high capacity, the 2 top-rated 2800mAh Samsung A+ 18650 battery cells enable you run 6 extra hours for iPad, 30 hrs extra talk, 140 hrs extra music and 2-3 charges for most mobile phones.
-Automatically power off function in 20 seconds without charging can largely save the energy.
-Compact & Portable design ensures you the perfect On-the-Go experience. Mini smart outside but giant and powerful inside.
-Package includes: RAVPower® RP-PB03 External Battery; USB Charging Cable; 1 free flannel bag; detailed using instruction. 1 Year Warranty and Money back guaranteed at any time within 30 days of purchase.
If you’re a mobile photographer like me this power bank will come in handy for those tight spot of when your smartphone battery is really low. All you have to do is plug in your smartphone and it will charge your device in about an hour. The 5600 mAh is small enough to fit in your pocket without feeling you have a battery pack with you, which is important if you’r a mobile photographer on the go…like me.
Here are my power bank rules:
1. When you get this battery make sure you read the direction and plug in your battery to get a full charge first.
2. Charge the battery where you can see so it you when it does you can unplug it. Because if you don’t unplug the battery after it reaches it’s full charge, the battery will go through an cycle and you only have 500 recycles charges on these lithium polymer battery. All you’re doing is running your battery down so it will not hold a charge after awhile.
3. Charge only small devices with this power bank and not your mini tablets or tablet. This battery will only do a trickle charge since it’s 5V 1A output. This power bank will give you a full charge on most small devices.
4. Last thing when you plug your power bank onto you small devices and smart phone, try not to use the device so it can get a full charge. These power banks are not an extra battery, they are back up systems that are handy in a pinch.
I wanted to give a huge thanks for contacting me, Flynn and for helping me, Randy. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great evening and see you soon !!!
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