I previously reviewed the excellent RAVPower 61W Power Delivery GaN charger, which is a single port charger that is smaller and more affordable than the official Apple 61W USB‑C Power Adapter.

Now RAVPower is back with a dual-port charger, this time with the USB-C port capable of up to 65W, and a USB-A port capable of 18W, with the total output being 65W max.

Features

  • 65W Power Delivery: USB-C PD charging port powers up your MacBook Pro 15.4” from 0% to 100% in only 2 hours via a USB-C to USB-C cable with E-Mark chipset (Not Included)
  • Ultra Compact: 30% smaller than other 60W chargers, perfectly fits in your pocket, purse and the palm of hand. 
  • Latest GaN Technology: Powered by GaN tech, USB C charger becomes smaller & maximizes charging efficiency while generates less heat
  • Intelligent Power Allocation: Cleverly distributes 65W of power between 2 devices when charging simultaneously and supports high-speed charging up to 65W when a single device is connected
  • Monumental Compatibility: One-stop charging solution that works flawlessly with virtually all USB-C and USB-A powered devices
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Price and Competition

Really, the only important thing about a USB plug review is how this specific plug competes with other options on the market.

The RAVPower will set you back £45.99 however there is currently a £10 off voucher available on the product listing page (which seems to intermittently show for me)

Choetech has a 100W charger at just £42.99, but this only has USC-C type C ports which limits the cables you can use with it.

Anker has a 60W  PIQ 3.0  GaN similar to this, and they also charge £45.99. The Rav power weighs just 125g with dimensions of 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm. The Anker is 159g with dimensions of  9.3 x 6.9 x 2.9 cm, so RAVPower has a slight advantage over portability.

The official Apple 61W USB‑C Power Adapter is still £69.00 just for the plug itself.

In Use

There is not much to review when it comes to a plug, but I have used this for both my HP Envy X2 and Dell Lattitude, and it keeps them running happily, while still allowing my to charge a phone via the USB-A port.

The 65W rating means this can charge most low powered laptops, the Dell Latitude 5285 needs a minimum of 27w before it accepts a charge, and needs 45W for a full charge speed. So there is plenty of headroom with 65W giving me enough power to keep the laptop and another device charging with no issues.

This is actually a better buy than the previous charger I reviewed, the RRP is £5 more but you get two ports and a higher total output

Overall

Overall, this is a superb little charger, I much prefer multi-port chargers and having a mixture of Type A and Type C allows you to charge any device you have on hand.

The 65W charge speed is enough to handle most of the demanding power delivery based laptops, and a third party solution is considerably cheaper than brand chargers for your laptop.

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RAVPower USB C Charger, 65W PD Charger [GaN Power Tech] Dual Port Wall Charger Adapter for MacBook Pro/iPad Pro/Nintendo Switch/Pixel, iPhone 11/Pro/Max/X/XS/XR/8, Galaxy S9/S9+/S10/S10+/ NOTE 10/10+
  • 65W Power Delivery: USB-C PD charging port powers up your MacBook Pro 15.4” from 0% to 100% in only 2hrs via a USB-C to USB-C cable with E-Mark chipset (not included)
  • Ultra-Compact: 30% smaller than other 60W chargers, perfectly fits in your pocket, purse and palm; foldable plug is easy to fold back for maximum portability
  • Latest GaN Technology: Powered by GaN tech for a USB C charger that’s impossibly small yet maximizes charging efficiency – while generating less heat
  • Intelligent Power Allocation: Cleverly distributes 65W power between 2 devices when charging simultaneously; Charge up to 60W for USB-C when a single device is connected; Charge up to 18W for USB-A when a single device is connected
  • Monumental Compatibility: One-stop charging solution that works flawlessly with virtually all USB-C and USB-A powered devices like iPhone, Samsung, USB-C laptops and more
RAVPower USB C 65W PD Charger Review Rating
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Summary

More power and more ports compared to the previous RAVPower 61W Power Delivery GaN charger and considerably better value for money than the official Apple 61W charger.

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