RAVPower Power Bank vs Xiaomi

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RAVPower Power Bank vs Xiaomi

I recently ordered a RAVPower 10050 mAh power Bank from Amazon. Original cost was $14.99 and with a $5.00 promotion I got it for $9.99.
Unfortunately the light indicating the charge did not work and I returned. I wanted a replacement, but so far I have a refund of $9.99. I am hoping they will apply the promotion to the price if I reorder. I will see. However if they do not I may opt for the Xiaomi 10000mAh Power Bank which costs $19.98.

How do the two; RAVPower and Xiaomi compare? The extra $5.00 is not a large factor if the quality of the Xiaomi is better. I have a Mophie at present. So far I like it, but I think it is more expensive.

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Jerry

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The ravpower is good quality, up there with Anker kit in my experience. My friend bought a Xiaomi and he is happy but to me the rav is better value.

Blitzwolf are also worth a look but I’d put them 4th, similar to Aukey stuff I’d guess.

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Thanks, Jeansy,
I just got an email from Amazon and they are going to give me the $5.00 credit for the promotion. I will go w ith the
RAVPower. I am well pleased with Amazon in all the business I have done with them.
I do appreciate your comment. Thanks, again.
Jerry

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We have both. A rav and Xiaomi. the wife loves the Xiaomi and brings it to work everyday.

She says the USB cables fit tighter in the Xiaomi and it doesn’t come unplugged in her purse. The Rav loosened up in time and the cables pop out.

They both see hard use and still keep a good charge. I’m sure charging in a purse heats them up and is terrible for them, but no I’ll effects yet

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If you are referring to the xiaomi powerbank 2 then it should out-perform the RAVpower by a great margin. The Ravpower uses 3× 18650 cells and normally powerbanks this type have peak efficiency around 85% delivering ~30Wh on the output side. The Xiaomi uses high density 3.85V LiPo and paired with the high efficiency boost chip it will put out up to 36Wh. That is about 20% extra output while having the same capacity rating.

Here I reviewed the xiaomi and in my opinion this is one of the best 10,000mAh powerbank money can buy.

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Thanks, Will,
No, I was looking at the Original 10,000 mAh Xiaomi.
In truth I have little need for any Power Bank as I do not travel any longer, but I enjoy “fooling with” some of this “stuff.” My Daughter gave me a Mophie, but I don’t know what its capacity is. There was no box and I cannot find anything on the unit.
I appreciate your input.
Regards,
Jerry