Review: Tronsmart 3-Port 42W USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

Tronsmart is quite adept at creating charging technology. Especially with their wall chargers that are rather objective and that’s the kind of the way it should be. Tronsmart’s approach to the charging technology space has always been a low-key one, with providing charging electronics that don’t exactly push the envelope but provide a charging experience that fills a need. We find that charging products from Tronsmart are well put together and thought out, to provide a charging experience that people need, rather than what people want.

The above wall charger is a testament to that by providing a need for some and an overall use for everyone that uses the 3 port wall charger.

Power

Let’s get the strongest point of the wall charger out of the way. This wall charger has 3 ports to charge 3 devices at the same time. The top port is colored blue which features Quick Charge 3.0 charging technology and will charge either your Quick Charge 3.0 or 2.0 compatible devices at 3.0A  speed. Quick Charge 2.0 devices will charge at 9V/3.0A and Quick Charge 3.0 devices will charge at 9V/12V/20V with a 3.0 Amp current.

The other two ports on the wall charger are able to charge at 5V/2.4A, which is the max standard charging rate. Ultimately, this 3 port wall charger is up to par with others in its class

If you don’t have a Quick Charge compatible device and still want to use the Quick Charge 3.0 port, you can, but the port will either charge at 6.5V-9V/2.0A or 9-12V1.5A. It’s somewhat disappointing that the Quick Charge port won’t charge at a full 2.4 Amps but the increased voltage along with the Amperage amount makes up for the charging.

If you have devices connect to all 3 charging ports on the wall charger, here’s how the power works.

Port 1 Quick Charge 3.0: 9V/3.0A, 6.5-9V/2A, and 9-12V/1.5A

Port 1 Without Quick Charge: 6.5-9V/2A, and 9-12V/1.5A

Port 2: 5V/2.4A

Port 3: 5V/2.4A

The conclusion of power is that you will always get 2.4A charging speed on the other two ports no matter if you’re using just one port or all 3 ports at the same time. Charging speed for this wall charger is not a concern, especially if you’re taking advantage of the Quick Charge charging speeds.

Design

This is where the wall charger isn’t going to do very well. We admit that the 3 port wall charger is great to look at, and as we mentioned before that it’s powerful; The wall charger’s design flaws may just keep you reserved from purchasing it.

The wall charger has a rather long rectangular shape with rounded curves at the corners. The chargers have retractable plug pins that make it great for portability if you want to use it as a traveling charger. 3 of the charging outputs are lined up one after another with the Quick Charge port being at the top, so they’re easy to access, and there’s a green LED light to the side of the wall charger to indicate when charging is taking place.

It’s a charger that is great to look at and although the tech is great, then comes the actual use of the wall charger.

The actual use of the Quick Charge wall charger can be a pain if you’re plugging it into a wall outlet because it sags down. The wall charger sags because of its long length and as a result the weight of the charger pulls itself down from the outlet. This is especially a strong case when you’re using all three of the charging ports since all the charging cables are pulling down on the charger; Or if you’re using your device, it could potentially move the wall charger and unplug it. The size of the wall charger is a bit too large on the vertical side of things and as a result, it can cover up other outlets on the wall.

However, these problems that pertain to the sagging of the wall charger and how it can cover up other outlets can be solved by using a Surge Protector, although it’s still a pitfall on the wall charger’s design aspect.

It’s called a wall charger for a reason because people will usually use wall outlets with their wall charger. You shouldn’t have to buy a Surge Protector to just enjoy using this wall charger. If the wall charger were shorter then it wouldn’t be experiencing such a design flaw or perhaps if most of the weight of the wall charger was closer to the plug pin then the charger would fair better by staying in the outlet.

We find it to be a very frustrating thing to have a great powerful wall charger that can’t be used proficiently because it’s not able to keep connected to a power source. Then there’s really no reason to use the wall charger in the first place.

Build

The build of the wall charger is also strong. Hard plastic components aren’t about to shatter from a fall and the best of all, the plug pins aren’t going to fall out. We’re glad to see a retractable plug that has strong plug pins because of the usual case with retractable plugs it that they come out and render the wall charger useless.

The wall charger is highly prepared for traveling purposes by retracting the plug pins and having the wall charger turn into a very simple rectangular cube; This way, there isn’t any chance of something getting damaged.  On the tech side of things, the wall charger has Safety tech features with Over-Current control, Overheating management, Voltage control, and short circuit protections to make sure that you and your devices are safe even if you go all out by using the 3 ports.

It’s a well-built charger that provides a strong physical design and a smart tech side to keep you safe.

Reliability

The wall charger as 3 ports, which means that you can charge 3 devices at the same time at max charging speeds (Expect for the Quick Charge port if you don’t have a QC compatible device), so you can definitely rely on the power. The build is solid with a well-constructed body design. The main flaw with reliability for the Tronsmart 3 Port Wall charger is the design.

Chances are that you’re going to be using this wall charger in a wall outlet but it is highly unreliable when it’s connected to a wall outlet because the weight and length of the wall charger force it to sag down. It can very well fall out of the wall outlet if all 3 ports are being used because you’re most likely going to be using your device while it’s charging. For the wall charger to fall out is highly frustrating but also shows that it can’t be relied on to stay in the outlet and charge.

If you should use a Surge Protector, so the wall charger is facing down, then it could prove to be designed well. Even then, do you want to spend money on a separate component such as a Surge Protector?

It’s a wall charger that can be relied upon up until it can’t be, because it may fall out of a wall outlet.

Power

The 3 port wall charger is very well equipped with power. One of the ports with Quick Charge 3.0 provide speeds of 3.0A charging speeds for Quick Charge compatible devices; The Quick Charge 3.0 device is backward compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 devices as well. The other two charging ports are able to charge at 2.4A max charging speed. Although we found it a little disappointing that if you’re using a non-Quick Charge device with the Quick Charge port, you’re either getting a 2.0A or 1.5A charging speed.

DesignDesigning of the power bank truly meant well in certain areas but ultimately the wall charger’s own design is its own weakness. Curved corners, rectangular shape, and retractable plug pins make the wall charger highly portable. When it’s connected to wall outlet, it slips down because of the long length and heavy weight that the plugin pins are pulling on. Combine it with 3 charging cables plugged into the wall charger, and you’ve got yourself a case of a wall charger that slips out of from wall outlet.

Build

Built quality is perfectly built with a body that is well constructed with the only the charging ports being the noticeable openings. The plug pins don’t show signs of falling out, like other wall chargers may with retractable plug pins. Then there’s the plethora of safety tech measures to keep the entire charging experience safe and fast.

Reliability

The reliability of the wall charger falls short when it comes to the poorly designed weight distribution when it’s connected to a wall outlet. The wall charger can also cover up outlets next to it.

If you’re looking for the Tronsmart 3 port wall charger from a power and portability perspective, it’s perfectly reliable. However, a wall charger cannot be reliable when it won’t stay in the wall outlet.

Specs of the Tronsmart 3-Port Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

  • Ports: 3
  • Quick Charge: Yes. One Port
  • Output: Quick Charge 3.0 & 2.0 – 3.0A / Standard Charging on
  • Protective Technology: Yes
  • Size: 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4 ounces
  • Price: $19.99

Conclusion:

The Tronsmart 3 Port wall charger is an able to give any device that you charge with it, ample amount of power. The design falls short when it can’t keep itself in a wall outlet and can be frustrating if it falls out or becomes loose. Another bad design choice was the vertical length is too long and can cover other outlets. However, the retractable plug pings and smooth curves make it a great traveling charger. The build is on point with hard plastic, plug pins that aren’t going to detach and an array of safety charging tech that will keep everything.safe.

If you can move past the poorly design wall outlet usage that is wall charger is capable of, it’s going to serve you well. Especially as a Quick Charge wall charger.

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Review: Aukey 3 Port Wall Charger

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Aukey provides some of the best charging tech around; Their powerful and amazingly designed products are what keeps people coming for more. Charger Harbor has this 3 Port Wall Charger from Aukey. Looks nice, doesn’t it? Well read on and find out what makes this Wall charger worth getting or not getting.

Power

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There are three USB charging outputs with this Wall charger. All of the ports are able to have an output of 2.4A charging speed. That means if you have 3 devices in the wall charger at the same time, they’re able to charge the devices at 2.4A charging speed at the same time. Although, there’s one thing about the power of the wall charger…..it can go beyond.

Wall Charger Amps

When using a single port, the Aukey wall charger is able to usher out Amps of 3.0A and even 3.5A. Although it’s not just the wall charger that makes it capable of taking out so much energy. The cable being used is a Orico Micro USB cable. It’s a explained to be a Max Power cable that can deliver charging power up to 3.0 Amps and as we can see, it delivers.

The power of the Aukey Wall charger alone is very good because it charges at a maximum charging speed of 2.4A. If you want faster charging, it’s actually possible with cables like the Orico that have the technology to transfer that amount of power. For a wall charger to be stronger than it was made to definitely concludes that power was a heavily worked on aspect for the charger.

Design

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Design of the 3 Port Aukey Wall charger is done in a beautiful way. The charger is a rectangular shape with smooth and curved corners. The curved corners make the wall charger easier to hold and possibly lessen any chance of shock damage if it were to fall. Size of the charger is about the size of a credit card. The small size of the wall charger makes it great for plugging it into an outlet and not taking up too much space. Even better, the wall charger can be taken for travel since it’s so small.

The wall charger has a retractable plug that makes it into a complete cube without any outward stems, which makes it an ultimate wall charger you can take nearly anywhere. The ports of the wall charger are simple to find and use by being in a completely vertical line. Ports on the wall charger are labeled with AiPower, so you know that you’re receiving the fastest charge possible.

At the top surface of the wall charger, there’s a small light which can make it easier to find the wall charger in the dark. Overall the Aukey wall charger has a user experience that will be pleasant to use.

Build

The wall charger looks great with its curves, small size that can easily fit anywhere and perfectly placed USB charging ports. However, does it hold up in terms of using it regularly?

Well take a look at this:

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The main part of the wall charger that actually makes a wall charger functional is not built very well. The plugs of the wall charger are not very durable, this kind of case is actually prevalent with many people who have purchased the wall charger. Plugging the charger into an outlet poses no problems but pulling the charger out of an outlet can very well take a plug pin out of its socket and as a result, makes the wall charger useless. Or even retracting the plugin and unfolding them may wear down the plugs and cause them to fall out.

This kind of build quality is simply not acceptable when it comes to what otherwise is a very good wall charger.

If this problem occurs, we recommend contacting Aukey support and asking for a replacement. There should not be an additional cost because of this problem from the company’s side because they have delivered a defected product.

Reliability

The power and the design are all there when it comes to the Aukey 3 port wall charger. However, the one flaw pertaining to the plug defect is where the reliability falls shorts.

Sure, the power from the wall charger is a standard 2.4A charging output, which is the fastest standard speed. It can even charge devices faster by using the Orico charging cable. So the power of the wall charger is clearly not a problem. Along with the power, is the small and highly portable design.

Although the wall charger cannot be reliable if it loses a plug socket, which will make everything that’s great about the wall charger useless.

Power

Power for Aukey 3 Port wall charger is great. The 3 ports are able to provide 2.4 Amps of power. The Amp power can even be raised if you have an Orico charging cable that’s able to send out Amps of 3.0 or even higher.

Design

It’s a simple and objective design that provides the user with absolute clarity on how to use it. The USB ports are clearly marked, the corners are rounds, it has retractable plugs and most importantly it’s about the size of a credit card.

Build

Build quality of the wall charger could definitely use improvements pertaining to the plug pins have a high chance of being pulled out. Durability with the wall charger is not the best and as a result can render the charger useless

Reliability

The power and portability of the charger may be very well done. Although, the fact is that you may notice the plug loosening or even fall out abruptly if you’ve got a defective wall charger. If it is defective, then there’s nothing to rely on!

Conclusion: The Aukey 3 port wall charger is a very powerful and beautifully designed wall charger that is capable of providing nearly anyone’s charging needs with a wall charger. However, we do recommend caution and that you ask if the problem of the defective plugs with this particular wall charger is still ongoing.

If you’d like to know through Charger Harbor, then please ask. We can most definitely get in contact with Aukey and get you your information.

Specs of the Aukey 3 Port Wall Charger:

  • Ports: 3
  • Quick Charge: No
  • Output: Standard – 2.4A / With Orico Cable – 3.0A
  • Protective Technology: Yes
  • Size: 2.8 x 1 x 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Price: $7.99

 

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