Review: Aukey 10 Port USB Wall Charger

USB wall chargers come in all different shapes and sizes because much like power banks, it depends on what they feature. When a power bank has a higher power capacity it tends to be bigger. The same thing is similar to USB wall chargers but in their case, when there are more charging ports, then the USB charger is larger. USB wall chargers provide a great stable, and fast charging experience because portability isn’t that important because all your devices are simply kept in a single place. With that said, it’s the small aspects of USB chargers that are the most important.

In this case, this Aukey USB charger has 10 charging ports and the power behind them is just as good as the amount of charging ports there are.

Power

Output Charging:

There are 10 USB charging ports on the USB charger and that means that you can charge 10 devices at once. But more importantly, it’s better to know what those 10 charging ports are capable of.

With that said, 8 of the charging ports use Aukey’s AiPower charging and the other 2 charging ports use Quick Charge 3.0 that are able to charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.

Ai Power Charging Ports:

The Green charging ports on the USB charger are able to Output 5V/2.4A charging speeds each. That means nearly all standard charging devices (Devices that don’t use Quick Charge) are going to be able to charge at their max charging speeds. This means that you can charge iPads at their max charging speeds with each of the AiPower charging ports.

Just how far can you take the max charging for iPads?

Well, the Max Output of the Aukey 10 Port USB charger is 14 Amps all at once. That means you can charge 5 iPads at once and all 5 of that iPad will be able to charge at their max charging speeds; because when you’re charging 5 iPads at once, then the Output of the USB charger is going to be 12 Amps, but adding another iPad will go beyond the Max Output capabilities of the USB charger because then it’d be 14.4A and that ‘s not possible.

So if you’re mainly using this USB charger to charge smartphones because you may be just placing this in the living or dorm room and have people charge their smartphones with the many charging ports that it has. Then each of the smartphones that are charging are going to be able to charge at their max charging speeds.

Quick Charge 3.0 Charging Ports:

Also, the charging speeds aren’t just limited to standard charging devices, it makes use of 2 charging ports that are dedicated to Quick Charge 3.0 charging. This is where the Aukey 10 port USB charger is actually better than the Anker PowerPort 10 because it actually makes use of the fast charging tech.

The charging speed of the Quick Charge ports doesn’t the disappointment because it outputs 3.6-6.5V/3A 6.5V-9V/2A 9V-12V/1.5A and those speeds are able to charge either your Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 compatible devices three times faster than regular charging.

Design

Size and Weight:

Along with the many charging ports, comes a larger size to match.

The USB charger block is 6.6 inches in length, it has a width of 3.5 inches and a thickness of 1 inche. Quite a manageable size that can be simply placed on a table and used as a charging hub. We’re quite surprised by the weight of the charger because it weighs 10.4 ounces when normally chargers like these weigh 1 pound at least.

Functional Components:

Instead of how normally USB chargers are designed with their charging ports on the side, this Aukey USB charger has all of its charging ports on top of it. This way there’s a LOT of space between the charging ports and there’s no issue with spacing, which makes organizing your charging cables very easy. The AiPower charging ports are colored Green and the Quick Charge charging ports are colored Orange.

On the side of the USB charger is where the there’s the PowerCord insert and the power switch. It’s very convenient to have the ability to simply switch the power off rather than having to unplug the USB charger. It uses a 3 Foot power cord that is perfect for placing the charging block on a desk for easy access.

When you plug the USB charger into an AC Outlet, there’s small green light that turns on and that makes it useful to see the charger in the dark. Also, there 4 rubber placing under the USB charger that raises the charger from the surface that it’s on as a way to prevent scratching and sliding of the charger.

Build

Structure and Material:

The USB charger is made of plastic and it’s VERY well constructed with the use of just 2 main pieces; the top and bottom piece.

Tech:

When you have the ability to charge 10 devices at once, then there should definitely be the safety tech to back it up. In this case, the USB charger uses safeguards like Current-Control, Over-Charging and Over-Heating Control to ensure that charging is as safe as possible no matter how fast or how many devices you’re charging.

Reliability

If you think that you’re going to need a USB charger that is able to charge 10 devices at once or at least close to that number, then this USB charger is very useful. However, there’s also the Anker PowerPort 10 that has very similar features but actually, in some ways, the Aukey 10 Port USB charger is better.

This is because there’s the Quick Charge 3.0 charging ports that those with Quick Charge 3.0 compatible devices can use, and the charging port design is far better as there’s more space between the charging ports for better organization.

Summary:

Power:

Power is not an issue because you can potentially charge 10 devices at once and each of the charging ports is able to Output either a Max Standard charging speed of 2.4A or Quick Charge speeds. That Max Output of 14 Amps ensures that you receive a lot of power even when you’re charging multiple devices at once.

Design:

It has a very good design because all the charging ports are on top of the charger and that provides lots of spacing with them. There’s a switch to turn it On and Off

Build:

An absolutely solid build that that only uses 2 main pieces and safety tech that ensures that charging is always safe.

Reliability:

This USB charger is very reliable for either charging 1 or 10 devices at once. Not only that, it’s the power that is reliable too.

Specs of the Aukey 10 Port USB Wall Charger:

  • Output:

AiPower (Green Charging Ports): 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 3.6-6.5V/3A 6.5V-9V/2A 9V-12V/1.5A

  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: Yes
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 6.6 x 3.5 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces

Conclusion:

USB chargers are very useful when you want to charge many devices at once. This Aukey charger does a great job at providing an optimal charging experience with its 10 charging ports and the Max Output limit of 14A isn’t really a limit because it would take 5 iPads to reach that kind of limit. Even charging 5 iPads at their max charging speeds at once is already impressive in itself.

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Review: AUKEY USB Wall Charger with USB C & USB Port

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USB Type-C is a new type of charging technology that is becoming more prevalent with the devices that we use commonly. Smartphones are now starting to use them and even laptops like the new Macbook models. This is because Type-C is able to charge faster and is able to sync faster. This type of new tech is an overall improvement to the charging experience and the implementation within power banks, wall chargers, and car chargers is an assurance that a new standard of faster charging is growing.

This Aukey wall charger takes advantage of the Type-C tech in a very objective way and those that use the Type-C cable to charge their devices should definitely look into purchasing this wall charger.

Power

USB Charging Port: 5V/2.4A

Type-C Port: 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A

There are 2 options to charge from this Aukey wall charger. The USB charging port and the Type-C port. The USB charging port is just like any normal USB port and it’s able to Output 5V/2.4A. The Type-C port is for devices that are compatible with Type-C port and you’d have to use a Type-C to Type-C port to take advantage of this port.

Overall, the charging speeds are great, because the USB charging port is able to Output 2.4 Amps, which is the max standard charging port and any devices like a smartphone or tablet are going to charge at their max speeds

If you’re using the Type-C port with a smartphone that’s compatible with Type-C then you can expect Quick Charge 3.0 levels of charging speed. This is because the charging rates are: 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A. There’s an increase in Amperage and Voltage, and charging at 3 Amps will result in your compatible smartphone to charge very quickly. Also, the Type-C port can be used to charge MacBooks that are charging compatible with Type-C.

Design

The size of the wall charger can very well be compared to the size of Aukey’s 3 Port USB wall charger. This one is 2.8 inches in length, 1.9 inches in width and 1 inch in thickness. It’s quite a large wall charger for a 2-port wall charger. We say this because the size of the charger can actually cause problems with blocking another outlet on a wall outlet and this results in an outlet becoming useless because it’s covered. This kind of design is thought to be obsolete, or at least that’s what we thought but alas here we are with the wall charger actually blocking the outlets.

A wall charger that’s been designed well, isn’t supposed to obstruct anything. Also, if you’ve got old outlets that haven’t been replaced for a long time, then this wall charger may fall out because of its back weight. Although this shouldn’t be a problem for more modern outlets. The weight of the charger isn’t really a problem with it being 3.8 ounces and best of all, the plug pins are retractable to make traveling with it very easy.

Build

The physical build of the wall charger is really good and it doesn’t suffer from the frequent tragedy of the plug pins falling out like their 3-port wall charger was known to do. It’s made of plastic and there’s so sign of it wearing down even after constant use.

It comes with a Type-C to Type-C cable, but the cable isn’t really that high on quality since it’s been known to charge Type-C compatible devices at slower charging speeds than the stated charging speeds. This is why we recommend getting quality charging cables for Type-C and we think it’s best to get cables in bundles because you never know how many devices you’re going to need a cable for.

Reliability

It’s a really reliable wall charger if you’re going to take advantage of the Type-C cable, and we’re gonna assume that you’re already going to use the USB charging port for some devices that you already have; but if you don’t have a device that’s not compatible with Type-C, there’s not much reason to get this wall charger because it would just be like paying extra for a 1-Port wall charger.

Instead, we implore you to look at wall chargers with only USB charging ports if you don’t plan on using the Type-C port.

Summary:

Power:

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It’s a wall charger with power charging options, with UBS charging port being able to deliver 2.4 Amps and the Type-C port being able to deliver Quick Charge 3.0 charging speeds to Type-C compatible devices.

Design:

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It’s a rather large 2-port wall charger and as a result, it can cover up Outlets when it’s connected to a wall outlet. Also, if you’ve got old outlets, then the charger may fall out. Other than that, though, the charger is really portable with it having retractable plug pins.

Build:

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The build is strong structurally and there aren’t signs of it wearing down even after constant use. However, the Type-C to Type-C cable that comes with the wall charger is somewhat low quality because it doesn’t provide the Quick Charge speeds that are stated.

Reliability:

reliability

It’s a reliable wall charger for those looking to use the Type-C port, and this is because if you’re not using the Type-C port, then you’re simply purchasing a 1 port wall charger. Taking advantage of the Type-C port is very important to get the most out of this wall charger.

Specs of the Aukey USB Wall Charger with USB C & USB Port:

  • Ports: 2
  • Quick Charge: Yes. USB Type-C pOrt
  • Output:

USB Port – 5V/2.4A

Type-C Port – 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A

  • Protective Technology: Yes
  • Size: 2.8 x 1 x 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Price: $21.99

Conclusion:

It’s a strong wall charger that is very objective with its purpose of using only a single USB charging port and a Type-C port. With that said, it’s important to take advantage of both of the ports to get the most out of this fast charging wall charger.

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Review: Aukey 1-Port Quick Charge 2.0 Wall Charger

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One-Port may not seem like much. Especially in times when charging multiple devices is nearly a must. However, that’s not always the case if all you really need is to charge a single device. That’s when the Aukey 1-Port Wall charger comes in. What if we told you that having a 1-Port wall charger isn’t all that bad, as long as you know what you’re buying. It’s definitely the case with this 1-Port wall charger because it gets many things right, that nearly all 1-port wall chargers should.

Power

With just 1 charging port, the wall charger is only going to charge 1 device at a time but that’s not what makes this wall charger so great. It’s what that single charging port has to offer, which is Quick Charge 2.0 technology that is able to charge nearly any device that you connect it to at full charging speed.

This means that users with Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices can take advantage of faster charging speeds of 6.5-6V/3.0A. Non-Quick Charge compatible devices will be able to charge at 5V/2.4A max standard charging speed. This is where a simple 1-port wall charger is still able to hold value, which is with its quality to charge any device connected to its single charging port at max speed. When you have a Wall charger that is powerful enough to give out the most output power, then that means most of the devices that you connect to it will perform very well.

Power banks with this wall charger are able to recharge at max speeds, which means that input ports that are rated to charge at 5V/2.0A or higher will charge at their max recharge speeds.

Design

The Aukey one port wall charger takes advantage of its shape as much as possible. With its capsule and rectangular shape, it brings compactness in a delightful way that is very easy to place and portable enough to take anywhere. Its best design facet is the choice of making the wall charger horizontal. The wall charger is very flat, the USB charging port is placed horizontally and as result, the wall charger’s whole physical shape is flat and takes up very minimal space when it’s placed into a wall outlet or Surge protector; This design choice allows for no outlets to be covered.

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However, if your outlets are placed vertically on a Surge protector, then the wide side of the wall charger will most likely cover the outlets that are next to it. Along with its flat design comes a somewhat long length of the wall charger that will stick about 3 inches from an outlet. It’s not as bad as you think; We found that the wall charger sticking out from an outlet made it more convenient for me to plug in my charging cable. You may have to be cautious if you have the Wall charger connected to a wall outlet because that’s where you can most likely hit it and the only reason the the wall charger is long, is because it’s so flat. It’s an equivalent exchange, so making the wall charger flat means that it has to be long.

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The plug pins on the wall charger are not retractable and we think that’s one of the best design choices for this wall charger. Take a look at our review for the 3-Port Aukey wall charger; One of the main flaws of its design are the plug pins and how they’re weak to hold the wall charger straight and strong when it’s connected to a wall outlet. However, that’s the not the case here. The plug pins may not be retractable but they are very strongly placed so the wall charger does not sag down or move. Portability is important when it comes to wall chargers but portability at the cost of usability is a very poor design choice.

Overall the wall charger is already portable enough with its flat design and generally small size.

Build

The quality of the Aukey 1-Port wall charger holds integrity, just as any 1-port wall charger should. The outer shell of the wall charger is plastic with a varnished finish, that makes it resistant to some corrosion. Coming in at 5 ounces, we found it a relief that the wall charger isn’t heavy and if it were to fall, it wouldn’t take much damage along with its lightweight and curved shaped not generating too much shock.

There have been problems in the past with users having badly placed plug plates. The covering body plates that the plug pins come out of can prove to have bad durability and although it’s quite possible that it may happen to the one you purchase, we found that the body piece is actually strongly built in and showed no signs of falling out. It’s most likely a manufacturing error that is rare, and if it does happen to the wall charger that you purchase, no worries. Aukey has a 24 Month Warranty in place when you buy the Aukey 1-Port wall charger.

Reliability

The reliability of this wall charger is optimal when you only need to charge one device and we won’t be judging the reliability any other way. If you’re searching for a wall charger that can charge 4 devices at the same time, then this isn’t it. If you want to charge your most used device, such as your smartphone, quickly and hassle free as possible then this Aukey wall charger is going to deliver on all cylinders.

Its got the speed that you’re searching for, and maybe even more if you’ve got a Quick Charge compatible device. The design is highly reliable when you’re connecting it to either wall outlets or Surge Protectors because the plug doesn’t sag or cover up outlets around it. Build quality is strong and although the front plate of the plug pins is the most notable problem for the wall charger among users, we think that the warranty compensates for it quite well.

power

Power for a 1-port wall charger should hold lots of power and that’s what the Aukey one Port wall charger delivers. With a Quick Charge 2.0 port, the wall charger will not only charge Quick Charge compatible devices very quickly; It will also charge non-Quick Charge devices at maximum standard charging speed.

design

The design of the wall charger was well thought out because its flat design makes it so that it doesn’t cover up surrounding outlets. Although it does sticks out a little too much from an outlet, we found it fair enough since its flat shape is what makes it long. It’s a small sized wall charger that takes advantage of its structure as much as possible. Along with the strongly placed plug pins, the wall charger does not sag even with its relatively long length.

build

The build of the power bank matches the design that it’s built on with a lightweight, and curved body, the wall charger can protect itself from a fall and high-quality finish on the wall charger’s body can prevent corrosion. The plug pins are strongly put in but the plug pins face plate has caused some problems for some users in the past. Although that can be compensated with the 24 Month warranty.

reliability

The reliability of this 1-port wall charger is just that. A highly reliable ONE PORT wall charger that is able to deliver a powerful charging experience for any USB device that’s connected to it. Along with a size and build that will accommodate a superior user experience.

Specs of the Aukey PA-U28 Quick Charge 2.0 Wall Charger:

  • Output:              Quick Charge – 6.5-6V/3.0A             Standard – 5V/2.4A
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicator: No
  • Size: 1 x 3.8 x 2.3 inches
  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Comes with a 3 Foot Micro-USB Cable

Conclusion:

The Aukey 1-Port wall charger is one of the best wall chargers that we’ve reviewed and that comes as an odd result, it’s only got one charging port, but it’s a 1-port wall charger that takes everything a wall charger needs and puts it all into one. Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 devices can take advantage of the 3.0 Amps of fast charging. Non-Quick Charge devices can charge as their maximum standard speed. The design of the wall charger was well thought out enough to not cover outlets next to it and strong plug pins that don’t make the lengthy wall charger sag. The build is good enough, even with the fear of a possibly weak plug pin face plate, the 24-month warranty is there as your very long-term safety net. It’s a highly capable 1-port 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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