Best Chargers for the Galaxy Tab A

Tablets from Samsung are some of the best tablets on the market and that is mostly because Samsung has quite a lot of them. With so many iterations, they have been able to improve on each tablet.

When it comes to tablets, the charger that you use should offer a fast charging speed to charge the device at its max speed. Mainly because tablets have higher power capacities than smartphones and so if you’re using a slow charger, it could take a while to charge a tablet to its max power.

In this case, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has three versions:

Largest – Galaxy Tab A 10.1” – 7,300mAh

Galaxy Tab A   8.0” – 4,200mAh

Galaxy Tab A   7.0” – 4,000mAh

So the Tab A 8” and the Tab A 7” basically have the same battery capacity, but when it comes to charging the Tab A 10.1” then there’s a lot more power that needs to be refilled.

That said, the chargers in this guide are best to use with your Galaxy Tab A, and are going to be very useful for all the types of Galaxy Tab A tablets that Samsung has.

Just one more thing to note is that the max charging speed for the Galaxy Tab A is 5V/2.1A and that is mostly the case with all of the Galaxy Tablets on the market.

Now let’s see what chargers you should really consider getting.

Portable Chargers for the Galaxy Tab A

As I said before, you’re going to want to purchase a portable charger that has a high power capacity, since you’re going to be charging a high capacity device. Also, a power bank with fast charging speeds with its USB ports matter as well.

However, having a fast charging speed with a high capacity portable charger is quite common, so that’s good.

EasyAcc 26,000mAh Monster Portable ChargerEasyAcc Monster 26,000mAh Power Bank

The first portable charger that we have to recommend is from, EasyAcc. It’s a brand that has quite a few portable chargers on the market but at the same time, the chargers they have, hold some great quality. This portable charger is their Monster 26,000mAh power bank.

It does indeed have a 26,000mAh power capacity so it’s able to charge Galaxy A tablets to their full power about 3.5 times if that’s all you’re charging with this power bank. That said, just charging a single device at a time with this power bank isn’t the only option that you have.

Tons of Power with Four Ports

That’s because there are four USB-A output ports on this charger.

Each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the power bank is 4.8A. Not bad, but if you want the most out of the charging speed, then it’s best to charge only two devices at once.

As charging three or four devices at once with this charger will result in slower charging speeds for the devices that you’re charging at the same time.

Two Input Ports to Use at Once

Recharging this EasyAcc power bank is another great part of it, and that’s because there are two Micro-USB input ports that can be used at the same time. Each of the input ports has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A and you can use them both at the same time, which will result in a 4A recharging speed.

Read Review for EasyAcc Monster 26,000mAh Power Bank

Specs of the EasyAcc Monster 26,000mAh Power Bank (Basically the same as the 20,000mAh Version) :

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 26,000mAh             Real Capacity: 22,000mAh
  • Output:      Per Port: 5V/2.4A     Max Output: 4.8A
  • Input:        2 Micro-USB Input Ports   /   Per Port: 5V/2.0A  /  Max Input:4.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Power Indicators
  • Size: 6.6 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 Pounds

Anker PowerCore 20100

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If you want a portable charger that basically has it all with its power capacity and also its charging speeds, then this PowerCore 20100 portable charger is a great option for the Galaxy Tab A.

The power capacity of this charger is 20,100mAh as you could probably tell by the name of it and it can charge the two smaller Galaxy Tab A models to their full power about 3 times.

Charging the larger 10.1” model is going to result in two full charges if you’re using the entirety of the power capacity on charging the tablet.

Use Both Ports at Max Power

What really makes this portable charger shine though is the two USB charging ports that it has. As both of the USB ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output is 4.8A.

As a result, you can charge two tablets at the same time at their max charging speed, or you can have a tablet charging and a smartphone charging at one time and they would both be charging at their max speeds.

It’s important to know that this power bank does not feature Quick Charge and so it will not charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speed.

However, Anker does have a PowerCore 20100 with Quick Charge and even a version that has two of its USB ports using Quick Charge as well. So you can take a look at those if you have Quick Charge devices that need recharging.

One of the reasons that the Anker PowerCore 20100 is selling so well is not only because of its high power capacity and fast charging speeds but also because of its compact form factor that is rather easy to take places.

Read Review for Anker 20100 Power Bank

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 Portable Charger

Going as far as you can with a power capacity while still being a portable charger, rather than a power supply is what this RAVPower portable charger has. I say that because this power bank has a 32,000mAh power capacity that can charge the smaller Galaxy Tab A models with 4,000mAh battery capacities to full power about 6 times.

Then if you’re charging the larger model that has a 7,000mAh capacity, you can charge it to its full power about 4 times. Overall, this is the type of portable charger that you’re definitely going to want with you if you’re going to be without a stable source of charging power for a while as it could last you a week with its full charge.

Charge Devices Multiple Times with Three Ports

Charging smartphones with this power bank can basically offer a double-digit number of full power charges as smartphones have lower battery capacities.

The charging is another area where this portable charger excels and that’s because it has 3 USB charging ports. Each of the 3 USB ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the portable charger is 6A.

As a result, you can basically charge 1-2 tablets at the same time and have them both charge at their max speeds. If you’re charging 3 tablets at once, then that puts this power bank into its max output range of 6A, as a Galaxy Tab A has a charging speed of 5V/2.1A.

Overall, this RAVPower 32,000mAh portable charger is one of the best power banks that you could get for your Galaxy Tab A. As it offers lots of power and fast charging speeds.

Read Review for RAVPower 32,000mAh Portable Charger

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

Another 30,000mAh portable charger is from, Aukey. This charger has a 30,000mAh power capacity, so you can charge your Galaxy tablet to full power about two times, and still have more power available for charging smartphones or more full charges for your tablet.

The charging from this power bank is another strong factor, as there are three output ports.

USB-C & Quick Charge

There are two USB-A ports on this power bank, with one using Quick Charge to charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed.

The other USB-A port has a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The third output port on this power bank is the USB-C port, and you can use that with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C compatible smartphones.

Use Two Input Ports

To recharge this power bank, there are two input ports.

There’s a USB-C input port, and a Micro-USB input. Both of the input ports can be used at the same time and that can result in a 4A recharging speed when you do so.

Read Review for Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank

Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:  30,000mAh
  • Output:

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

  • Input:

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

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

The final power bank that we have to recommend is another portable charger from Anker. This charger has a 26,800mAh power capacity, and it’s called the PowerCore 26800. It’s Anker’s top-tier portable charger and it has lots of power capacity to charge tablets and smartphones alike to their full power a few times.

The charging from this power bank is great and that’s because there are three powerful USB-A ports.

Three Ports with High Max Output

Each of the USB-A ports has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and the max output of the charger is 6A. So if you’re using all of the ports at the same time with the max output of 6A being reached, each of the ports would still be able to output 5V/2.0A.

4A Input

Also, recharging this PowerCore 26800 portable charger is a great experience because of its use of two Micro-USB input ports.

Each of the input ports has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A and the max input is 4A if you use them both together.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:         Advertised Capacity: 26,800mAh               Output Capacity: 24,400mAh
  • Output:

Per Port – 5V/3.0A

Max Output – 6A

  • Input:

5V/2.0A Per Micro USB Input

4A Total if both Micro-USB Inputs are used

  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 7.1 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 Pounds

 

USB Wall Chargers for the Galaxy Tab A

Getting a USB wall charger for charging a tablet and for any other standard USB chargeable device is quite easy. As most of them have a powerful charging speed with their ports. What matters most is that you get the one that has enough USB ports to utilize the charger with.

Another thing is that if you have a Quick Charge compatible smartphone or devices that use USB-C to charge, then it can be vital to get a USB wall charger that features those technologies.

So let’s take a look at what USB wall chargers would be great to use with the Galaxy Tab A and at the same time, useful for other devices as well.

Anker PowerPort 2

Just starting at the base with this PowerPort 2 wall charger that has just two USB charging ports. Don’t let that fool you though, each of the two charging ports has a max charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the wall charger is 4.8A.

So you can charge a tablet at its max charging speed or two tablets at their max speeds at the same time.

The form factor of this USB wall charger that has 2 USB ports is really good because this PowerPort 2 has a retractable AC Adapter that makes it very portable.

Another USB wall charger from Aukey is basically like this PowerPort 2, as it has 2 USB charging ports and the max output of the wall charger is 4.8A. However, you might prefer the Aukey 2-Port USB charger because it has a smaller size.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort 2

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

RAVPower 6-Port USB Charging Station

A level above USB wall chargers is USB charging stations which are basically the same thing. It’s just that USB charging stations have more USB ports and that means they have to use a power cord instead of a built-in AC Adapter.

Charge Six Devices at Once

The above device is a RAVPower USB charging station that has 6 USB charging ports. Yes, you can charge 6 devices at once with this charger and the most amazing part with these types of chargers is the powerful charging you can receive even when you’re charging lots of devices at once.

Plenty of Power to go Around

With this charging station and also other 6-Port USB charging stations from Anker and from Aukey, each of the USB ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of these chargers is 12A.

So you charge lots of tablets at their max speeds at the same time, and you can even charge 6 tablets at once with these types of chargers.

That’s because if the max Output of a 6-Port charging station is 12A, then each USB port is able to Output 5V/2.0A. You can, of course, charge a wide range of other USB rechargeable devices such as smartphones and lots of other devices too.

Read Review for RAVPower 6-Port USB Wall Charger

Specs of the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charging Station:

  • Ports: 6
  • Quick Charge: No
  • Output: 2.4A Per Port | 12A Max Output
  • LED Light Indicator: Single Green LED Light
  • Size: 3.98 x 2.72 x 1.14 inches
  • Weight: 6.8 ounces

Aukey 5 Port USB Charging Station with Quick Charge

At the beginning of this section I mentioned how there are some USB wall chargers that use special charging tech, well this Aukey charging station is one of them. As it uses 4 standard 5V/2.4A USB ports and it has an Orange Quick Charge 3.0 port that can charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.

Fast Charge a Device while Charging Others

Aukey also has a 6-Port charging station that uses 4 USB charging ports and has two Quick Charge 3.0 charging ports. So you can charge two Quick Charge compatible smartphones at the same time while charging your standard chargeable devices.

A Galaxy Tab A is a perfect device to use with a charging station because you can charge it at its max speed and still have so many other ports open to charge other devices at their max speeds; all at the same time.

There’s also another 6-Port charger from Aukey that uses two USB-C ports and 4 USB ports for those that want to charge their smartphones/tablets and also some of their USB-C compatible devices such as Chromebook, MacBook or even USB-C compatible smartphones like the Google Pixel 6P and the Nexus 5X.

Specs of the Aukey 5-Port USB Charging Station with Quick Charge:

  • Ports: 5
  • Quick Charge: Yes
  • Output:

Each USB Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 3.6V-6.5/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2.0A | 9V-12V/1.5A

  • LED Light Indicator: None
  • Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.2 ounces

Anker PowerPort 4

Going back to the basics is this Anker PowerPort 4 USB wall charger that, of course, has 4 USB charging ports. A USB charger having 4 USB ports is usually the cut off until it becomes a USB charging station.

Take Four Ports Anywhere with a Small Form Factor

So having 4 USB Ports with a wall charger is very convenient as there’s no power cord to deal with. Also, each of the charging ports on this charger is able to output a 5V/2.4A charging speed and the max output of the wall charger is 8A. There’s enough power to go around for all USB chargeable devices.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort 4 Wall Charger

Specs of the Anker 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger:

  • Output:          Max Output Capabilities: 8A             Max Output Per Port: 5V/2.4A
  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: No
  • LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED at the top of the Charging ports
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces

Car Chargers for the Galaxy Tab A

Car charging for a tablet can be a very convenient thing to have and that’s because you can charge your devices while you’re driving and once you reach your destination you have a filled up device.

Overall, car chargers can be very reliable as there are now lots of devices that are compatible to work with them since it’s basically like a USB wall charger that you’re using in your car.

Anker PowerDrive Elite with Micro-USB Built-in Cable

One of the most useful chargers that you can purchase are ones that use built-in charging cables, as ones that have their own cables are going to be usable at all times.

A Reliable Car Charger at all Times

This PowerDrive Elite car charger from Anker is one of those power banks, as it has a single Micro-USB charging cable that’s built into the car charger. So you can use it to charge your Galaxy Tab A when you hop in the car or the cable can be used for any other devices that use Micro-USB to charge.

The other great part of this car charger is that it uses a USB port that can be used with any charging cable, so you can have two devices charging at once.

The charging speed of the built-in Micro-USB cable and the USB port are both 5V/2.4A and what’s even better is that the max output for this PowerDrive Elite car charger is 4.8A, so you can charge two devices at once at their max speeds.

Specs of the Anker PowerDrive Elite 2 Car Charger with Micro-USB Cable:

  • Output:     USB Port – 5V/2.4A  | Micro-USB Cable: 5V/2.4A | Max Output – 4.8A
  • Input: 12V-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: A Single Blue LED Light
  • Size: 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 Ounces

Aukey 2-Port Car Charger

However, if you want a car charger that doesn’t have a built-in charging cable and instead, want your choice of what cables to use with your charger, then consider this Aukey car charger.

This is one of the smallest car chargers on the market and yet it has two USB charging ports that have fast charging speeds of 5V/2.4A.

The max output of the car charger is 4.8A.

Specs of the Aukey CC-S1 Car Charger:

  • Output:     Per Port – 5V/2.4A       |     Max Output – 4.8A
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.3 Ounces

Anker PowerDrive 4

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There are even car chargers that use 4 USB charging ports, such as this Anker PowerDrive 4 car charger. You can indeed charge four devices in your car, while you’re driving, at the same time.

What’s even more bizarre is that each of the ports on these two car chargers has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the car charger is 9.6A. You can potentially have a Galaxy Tab A charging while still charging a few smartphones at the same time, without compromising too much charging speed.

Read Review for Anker PowerDrive 4

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

Aukey 4 Port Car Charger with Quick Charge

Another 4-port car charger that we have to recommend is RAVPower’s 4-port car charger that features Quick Charge with one of its ports. So you can charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed with this car charger.

The other three USB-A standard ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. So it’s the perfect car charger if you tend to have lots of passengers and want to charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed.

Read Review for RAVPower 4-Port Quick Charge Car Charger

Specs of the RAVPower 4-Port Car Charger with Quick Charge:

  • Output:

Standard USB Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 3.6V-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2.0A | 9V-12V/1.5A

Max Output: 7.2A

  • Input: 12V-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 0.83 x 1.79 x 3.68 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 Ounces

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