When it comes to charging tablets you’re going to want a fast charger, as tablets, in general, have very high battery capacities. Even though it’s a great thing to have such a large battery, the negative part to them is that recharging can be quite bad experience if you have chargers that charge it slowly. In some instances, you could be using a charger that has such a slow charging speed that you could be waiting a few days for a full recharge. That is why Charger Harbor has created this Guide on what chargers are best to use with your Galaxy Tab 4.
Just a few things to know before we start, the Galaxy Tab 4 has a battery capacity of 6,800mAh and that’s basically the equivalent of having 2 smartphones batteries put together. Another thing is that the charging speed of the Tab 4 is maxed out 5V/2.1A, so this guide to the best chargers for your GalaxyTab 4 are based charging your tablet quite quickly; also, with the portable charger section, the charger are going to be able to charge your Tab 4 a few times over.
Let’s get started.
Portable Chargers for the Galaxy Tab 4
Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger
This is quite a standard power bank from Anker, but it’s also one of their best selling chargers on Amazon. It has a power capacity of 20,100mAh and that means you can basically charge your Tab 4 to its full power about 2.5 times. That said, these full charging estimates are based on the assumption that you’re charging your Tab 4 alone. As this power bank has two USB charging ports, so you can charge two devices at the same time.
The two USB ports on this portable charger have charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max Output of the power bank is 4.8A. As a result, you can charge either one or two Galaxy Tab 4 tablets at their max charging speeds at the same time. Or you can charge your Galaxy Tab 4 and have your smartphone charging at the same time as well. The way this portable charger is so objective with its purpose of offering a high power capacity and still having powerful charging is what makes it truly wonderful.
Also if you own a Quick Charge compatible smartphone that you want to charge at its max charging speed, and charge your Galaxy Tab 4; Anker also has a PowerCore 20100 with Quick Charge.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 20100:
- Capacity: 20,100mAh
- Output: 2.4A Per Port | 4.8A Max Output
- Input: 2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
- Size: 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 12.6 ounces
- 18-month warranty
RAVPower 32,000mAh 3-Port Power Bank
If you want a power bank that is basically going to supply an endless amount of power to your Galaxy Tab 2, then this RAVPower portable charger is the one. This power bank has a 32,000mAh power capacity and there aren’t too many other portable chargers on the market that provide the same amazing quality that this charger has. It’s with a 32,000mAh power capacity that this charger is able to charge a Tab 2 to its full power about 4 times over. You can basically use this power bank for a full month if all you’re doing is using it to charge your tablet. That said, charging smartphones along with portable charger will still provide a great experience as there’s still so much power to use.
The charging experience that you get from this portable charger is great as well. That’s because this RAVPower charger uses 3 USB Ports and each of the charging ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The max output of the charger is 6A. Any of the 3 USB ports can charge your Tab 4 at its max charging speed and even if you were to charge three Galaxy Tab 2 tablets at the same time, each of them would have a charging speed of 5V/2.0A. Basically, any combination of a device that you plan on charging at once is going to be able to charge quite quickly.
Specs of the RAVPower 32,000mAh Power Bank:
- Capacity: 32,000mAh
- Output: 2.4A Per Port | 6A Max Output
- Input: 2.4A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
- Size: 7.7 x 5 x 1.5 inches
- Weight: 1.6 Pounds
Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank
One of the most innovative portable chargers currently on the market is this Aukey 30,000mAh power bank that has quite a few parts that make it a great charger. That’s because it has a two USB Ports; with one USB charging port having a 2.4A charging speed, then the other port uses Quick Charge. There is also a third Output with the portable charger, which is the Type-C port. The Type-C port on this charger can be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge Type-C compatible devices. The Type-C port can even charge devices such as Chromebooks.
The USB port that you’re going to want to use with your Galaxy Tab 4 is is the standard 2.4A charging port. So that leaves the Quick Charge and Type-C port for other charging needs. Also, the recharging of this portable charger is really good too. That’s because the Type-C port can be used as an Input port to recharge the power bank, and there’s also a Micro-USB Input port. Both of the Input ports can be used at the same time to recharge this 30,000mAh portable charger faster.
The power capacity of this charger is also another great reason to purchase it, as it can charge your Galaxy Tab 4 to its full power about 3.5 times.
Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:
- Capacity: Advertised: 30,000mAh Real Capacity: 27,000mAh
Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A
USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A
USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A Individual Usage: 5V/3.0A
Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A Individual Usage: 5V/2.4A
- LED Power Indicators: Power Button Indicates 3 Colors
- Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 1.4 pounds
USB Wall Chargers for the Galaxy Tab 4
PowerPort 2 USB wall charger
If you want the simplest type of USB wall charger to charge your Galaxy Tab 4 with, then you can’t go wrong with this PowerPort 2 USB charger. It has just 2 USB ports, but each of those two charging ports is very powerful. That’s because the two ports on this charger have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and so each of them can charge your Galaxy Tab 4 at its max charging speed. The max Output of the charger is 4.8A. As a result, you can use both of the USB ports at their max potential.
What’s great about 2-Port USB wall chargers is their small form factors. That is especially the case with this one because the AC Adapter can actually be folded into the USB charger; that enables the charger to be taken anywhere and everywhere.
Specs of the Anker PowerPort 2:
- Ports: 2
- Quick Charge: No
- Output: 2.4A Per Port
- Protective Technology: Yes
- Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 4.6 ounces
PowerPort Speed 4 Ports
However, if you want more USB ports because if you have more devices that you want to charge at the same time you’re charging your Galaxy Tab 4, then consider a charger like this PowerPort Speed 4. As this charger has a single Quick Charge 3.0 Port and 3 PoweriQ ports. You’d use a single PoweriQ port to charge your Tab 4 at its max charging speed, and that would still leave 3 other USB ports open for charging your devices. The use of a Quick Charge port is great because it allows you to charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed while other devices are charging at the same time.
The form a factor of this charger is just as good as the PowerPort 2 because the AC Adapter is retractable.
Specs of the PowerPort Speed 4:
- Ports: 4
- Quick Charge: Yes
- Output: Power iQ Ports: 5V/2.4A | Quick Charge Port
- Input: AC 100-240V
- Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 5 Ounces
Aukey 5-Port Charging Station
With those other two USB wall chargers out of the way, there are charging stations. Charging stations are basically like USB wall chargers, the major difference is that these charging stations use a power cord, rather than a built-in AC Adapter for them to be powered on. The main reason that these types of chargers use a power cord is that they use lots of USB ports.
In this case, this Aukey charging station uses 5 USB Ports and there are even charging stations on the market that use 6 and even more ports than that. It might seem like it’s overkill to recommend a charger like this, but if you’re going to charge a Galaxy Tab 4, which requires a 2.1A charging speed and at the same time want to charge other devices. Then these types of the charging stations can be very helpful.
This charging station is quite helpful because all of its USB ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the Max Output is 10A. You can potentially charge five Galaxy Tab 4 tablets at the same time and each of them will be able to charge near their max speeds. This is the power that you can get from USB charging stations.
Specs of the 5-Port USB Charging Station:
- Ports: 5
- Quick Charge: No
- Output: 2.4A Per Port | 10A Max Output
- Input: AC 100-240V
- Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1 inches
- Weight: 3.2 ounces
Car Chargers for the Galaxy Tab 4
Aukey 2-Port Car Charger
Being able to charge your USB device in your car isn’t something as there are lots of car chargers that are able to charge a wide range of devices. The car charger above is one of the simplest car chargers on the market as it currently has two USB ports and the form factor of this charger is very very small. That said, the size of this car charger doesn’t stop it from being able to charge your Galaxy Tab 4 at its max charging speed. As both of the charging ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The Max Output of the car charger is 4.8A. So if you want a powerful yet very small form factored car charger, then this one is great.
Specs of the Aukey CC-S1 Car Charger:
- Output: Per Port – 5V/2.4A | Max Output – 4.8A
- LED Power Indicators: None
- Size: 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 0.3 Ounces
Anker PowerDrive 4
Lots of people might find it unnecessary but this 4-Port car charger from Anker is a highly useful one to have in your car. That’s because you can charge 4 devices at once. Each of the ports with the car charger has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max Output of the charger is 9.6A. So you can use each of the ports at their max potential at the same time.
Of course, the Galaxy Tab 4 will have no problems charging at its max charging speed with any of the ports.
Specs of the Anker 4-Port Car Charger:
- # Of Ports: 4
- Output: 5V/2.4A Per Port
- LED Power Indicators: Just a single Blue LED light within the car charger
- Size: 3.4 x 1.9 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
- 18-month warranty
Anker PowerDrive 3
Then if you want a car charger that’s a level down from the PowerDrive 4, there’s always 3-Port Car Chargers such as this PowerDrive 3. It has all of the same specs as the PowerDrive 4, but this one has 3 Ports with each of their charging speeds at 5V/2.4A. The max Output of this car charger is 7.2A. So you can use the max power of each port at the same time.
Overall, it’s a great type of car charger to use if you’ve got a Galaxy Tab 4 and other devices to charge at the same time while you’re on a road trip or just on your way to work.
Specs of the PowerDrive 3:
- # Of Ports: 3
- Output: 5V/2.4A Per Port | Max Output: 7.2A
- LED Power Indicators: Red Ring Around Car Charger
- Size: 1.6 x 1.1 x 2.8 inches
- Weight: 0.8 ounces