Review: Aukey 4 Port USB Car Charger

Aukey 4-Port USB Car Charger

Aukey 4-Port USB Car Charger
82.5

Power

10/10

    Design

    9/10

      Build

      7/10

        Reliability

        8/10

          Pros

          • 4-Ports to Charge 4 Devices
          • Small Size
          • Fast Charging Speed

          Cons

          • May Malfunction if pushed to its limit

          Aukey’s 4 port car charger is just that, a 4 port car charger that is able to charge 4 devices at the same time. It’s quite an impressive feat because this means that you can charge 4 devices at the same time while you drive. It follows the general design and technology in terms of what its competitors are doing, however, let’s take a closer look and see what makes this 4-port car charger so phenomenal.

          Power

          Output Charging:

          The power of the Aukey 4 Port wall charger is surprisingly strong. The car charger is able to provide max charging speed to a device with a 5V/2.4A max standard charging speed. Each of the ports in the car charger is AiPower enabled which means that they will send out the most current possible to a device to charge it as fast as possible. Taking into account that the charger is able to charge 4 devices at the same time, while still maintaining a max charging speed for each port; and you’ve got yourself an insanely powerful car charger that will charge any device to its full potential while you’re driving.

          Always remember, though, not all devices will be charging at 2.4 Amps because each device requires a different amount of Amps to charge and the AiPower smart charging will adjust accordingly to how much power a device needs. Otherwise, this Aukey charger welcomes tablets, smartphones, and any other USB charging device to charge at its full speed.

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          Design

          The shape of the Aukey 4-Port wall charger is likely the first thing to stand out to you. The long nose part of the car charger that goes into the car charging outlet is somewhat long and as a result, the car charger sticks out quite a lot; Although the receptacles on the charger are very well placed and as result, the car charger is easily inputted into the charging outlet.

          A well Designed 4 Port Car Charger

          The car charger’s design then becomes wide at the charging end because it has to accommodate for the 4 USB charging ports. The width of the charging end is done very well because the ports take advantage of every centimeter that the car charger allows it to. There isn’t any unnecessary space being used because the charging output ports are lined up alongside each other. What you end up with is a very objective design that offers to charge as its paramount purpose.

          Additionally, as a small amenity, the car charger provides a bright Blue LED light within the car charger once you plug it into the outlet. It’s simply a way for you to see the car charger at night; Other than that, however, it serves no other purpose. The light will be completely blocked if you connect 4 devices to the car charger and there aren’t any individual LED lights for each port.

          Lastly, the most major thing about the Aukey 4-port wall charger is that you can charge 4 devices at the same time. Although we’ve mentioned that already a few times, we can’t capitalize enough on how much potential this car charger holds. 4 USB charging ports mean that nearly everyone within your car could charge their device. Although we do recommend purchasing a Charging Cable Bundle because you may not have 4 charging cables on hand currently.

          Ultimately, this 4-port car charger is designed for those that wish to charge many devices at the same time while driving and for people who simply need a car charger.

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          Build

          Structure and Material:

          The structural build quality of the power bank is completely solid. There aren’t pieces that will fall off, crack or break and ultimately it’s a strong power bank. With that said, though, the technical side of the 4-port car charger is a different story.

          Tech:

          When you have the capabilities of being able to charge 4 devices at the same time at max charging speed, especially with a car charger, then there’s going to be a lot of stress on the car charger. That kind of case is very true here. The Aukey 4-port car charger can deliver on what it promises but there’s still a higher chance for it to get damaged. There are circuits that might get blown and as a result, some charging ports could stop working. Then there are cases in which the car charger may stop working as all together.

          The car charger does take advantage of special charging techs like Current Control, Overheating, and Overcharging control; But it’s very important to remember that 4 ports for a car charger are impressive. For all 4 port to be sending out full Amperage capabilities is on another level. If you’re going to charge 4 devices at the same time, then we recommend doing it for a set period of time and unplugging one or two devices from the car charger to avoid fatal damage.

          If the Aukey 4- port car charger does malfunction, you can always take advantage of the 24 Month warranty. Simply contact Aukey and request a new one to be issued. They stand by their products.

          Reliability

          If you drive long distances a lot, if you simply want a car charger or maybe you just want to have a lot of charging options with your car charging; Then the Aukey 4 port car charger is for you. It offers 4 charging ports that can charge 4 devices at full standard charging speed.

          One thing that may make the car charger not so reliable may be the ominous malfunctioning due to using too much power. The 4-port car charger is strong, it’s headstrong even when charging 4 devices at the same time. However, being strong and going all out is also its greatest weakness because the further you push it, the higher the chance of the car charger malfunctioning there is. Although this may be for a select few Aukey car chargers that are defective, we still recommend caution when going all out with this car charger.

          There are limits to the reliability but at least the car charger is able to fully keep you and your devices safe through safety technology.

          Summary

          Power:

          Every single port of the Aukey 4 port wall charger is able to deliver a charging speed of 2.4 Amps; Which is the max standard charging speed. It can do max charging to 4 devices all at the same time. This is highly impressive since it’s a car charger and for its size, the power coming from all the ports being at a max charge is great.

          Design:

          The design of the power bank is mostly straightforward. The long tip of the car charger is a little too long and as a result, the car charger may stick out quite a lot. However the other end of the car charger is purely objective with no space being spared or wasted, and that’s where the USB charging outputs are all put; one after another for easy access. There’s a LED light within the car charger but it will be covered up fully when all 4 charging ports are used.

          Build:

          Along with the fast charging speed and 4 ports, comes the relatively high chance that the car charger will malfunction or possibly be damaged. That’s because although the car charger is perfectly capable of charging 4 devices at max charging speed at the same time, it also means that there’s a lot of stress on the car charger. We recommend going light when it comes to using all 4 charging ports at the same time as a way to not stress the charger too much.

          Reliability:

          The Aukey 4 port car charger is reliable up to a certain point. You can rely on the charger to charge 4 devices at the same time. You can also rely on it for fast charging. However, you cannot rely on it fully all the way to its limits. It’s a car charger. The charger pulls energy from your car and transfers it from the electronics within the car charger and to your device. Having 4 devices plugged into it cannot be highly reliable because it may not be able to keep up and something may get damaged.

          We’re not saying you can’t take advantage of all 4 ports at the same time but we are saying that there are limits to the car charger.

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          Specs of the Aukey 4-Port Car Charger:

          • # Of Ports: 4
          • Output:

          Per Port: 2.4A Per Port

          Max Output: 9.6A

          • LED Power Indicators: Only One
          • Size: 3.4 x 0.8 x 1.8 inches
          • Weight: 0.3 Ounces
          • 24-month warranty

          Conclusion:

          The Aukey 4-Port Car charger gives it its all when it comes to a strong charging car charger and the ability to charge many devices at the same time. It takes advantages in every way of its design, although being a little too long. With all of its strengths, perhaps the main weakness of the charger is that it’s too strong for its own good. Just take caution when you’re going all out with this car charger (Like charging 4 iPads at the same time)

           

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