Ravpower PD Pioneer 61W Wall Charger RP-PC112

RavPower RP-PC112

Wall chargers for phones are not something I generally get excited about but as this handles “Power Delivery” (a new standard for charging) for phones AND has enough power for a Raspberry Pi 4 or modern tablet/notebook, here goes. The RP-PC112 UK version is a white, neat-looking USB-C wall charger weighing 105g and sized at 82.8x52x48.1mm. Equivalents for other countries may vary in size. Here’s an Amazon link.

But I’m writing about this because of size and weight (just getting the specs out of the way). The important bit is that the connector on the front (no USB lead supplied) is USB-C. Power output is 5v or 9v or 12v or 15v or 20v or 20.3v at 3A regardless. There are tester units that can trigger specific voltages but these are currently on long lead times from AliExpress. I desperately need that the tester above but they are talking about June delivery.

If you are familiar with fast chargers you’ll know that they can automatically adapt the output using a special technique depending on what they are charging. So for a simple 5V USB gadget you are looking at 5v at up to 3A whereas for phones able to handle quick-charging, higher voltages are used.

I tested my Pocophone F1, starting at 47% and plugging it into the charger using a handy USB-C to USB-C lead. Let’s see what happened:

SO, first things first – the only USB-C to USB-C lead I have is 1 metre long – normally I would not use a USB lead that long for charging a phone. In this case my Pocophone F1 responded with “Quick Charge” – that’s a good beginning.

Charging rapidly

Start time at 3:35pm with the phone initially at 47% (the phone on standby, with WIFI connected but apart from taking and processing then uploading a photo of the charger, not in use). By 15:51pm the battery was at 73%, thats 25% charge in 16 minutes, WIFI on, Bluetooth off. At 4:20pm (50 minutes) the phone had reached 92%. With that success, I put my Xiaomi Redme Note 8 Pro on chsrge – this said “charging rapidly”.

Can’t complain – and that’s on a long USB-C lead. For assistance, contact support@ravpower.com

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6 thoughts on “Ravpower PD Pioneer 61W Wall Charger RP-PC112

  1. that can power way more than an rpi4 😀
    they’re ment for newer notebooks that use usbC PD functions, so that’s a very good psu for general bench stuff…
    Pete, can’t see any link to some store for the item…

    suggest buy an USBC PD trigger, to fully use even for other stuff all that power:
    https://it.aliexpress.com/item/32996516968.html

    also called USBC DECOY:
    https://it.aliexpress.com/item/4000037025173.html
    https://it.aliexpress.com/item/4000459863567.html

    (no, i don’t know why the price difference, just saw these devices in some video, maybe by voltlog, can’t remember…)

  2. Couple of things, Ive been watching ‘C’ adapters for a while (waiting for the next gen GAN stuff) and bought this a few weeks ago…its a beauty, charges my apple kit (with USB-C to Apple adapt) at full chat, my work Galaxy A70 at full chat, Partners Mac again full chat and my work Dell laptop on USB C at full chat, measured at 48w max all on 2m Amazon lead.

    Current and power were measured with my TC66C which is a great bit of kit.

  3. “…AND has enough power for a Raspberry Pi 4…” – does that means that it doesn’t need any additional gadgets between this wall charger and RPi 4? Do RPi 4 know how to request 5V? Or some Fast Charging Decoy Detector is needed in between?

    I remember that “The original Pi 4 has a non-compliant USB-C power port implementation. Smart power adapters which use “e-marked” cables with chips to negotiate power may not work. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/raspberry-pi-4-uses-incorrect-usb-c-design-wont-work-with-some-chargers/

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