Review: Anker 50W 5-Port USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 5

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Car chargers are actually able to have many charging ports because it allows for more people to charge devices their devices at the same time. many car chargers come in different shapes and sizes but the size and design are all connected to the amount of charging ports they’re connected to. It can actually get to a point that too many charging ports can make a car charger rather too big and be obstructive but they try their best to be as small and non-obtrusive as possible.

This is the Anker PowerDrive 5, and it utilizes 5 charging ports. This is a really strange and innovative kind of design for a car charger. Take a look on how 5 charging ports fair in this Charger Harbor Review.

Power

5 Output Charging Ports | 5V/2.4A Per Port | Max Output – 10 Amps

So of course, the PowerDrive has 5 charging ports and as a result, you can charge 5 devices at the same time. Not only that, the charging speed is great with the each port being able to deliver 2.4 Amps of charging. However, the max charging Output is 10A.

This means that you can potentially connect 4 iPads to the PowerDrive 5 car charger and each of them will be able to charge at their max speeds of 5V/2.4A. Charging 4 iPads at the same time will place the Output at 9.6A, which is just at the edge of the Max charging Output. If you were to connect a 5th iPad to the car charger, then each of the ports would default down to 2 Amps, in order to equate to the max charging speed of 10A.

Even when the charging speed is maxed out, 2 Amps per port will still be able to charge tablets relatively quickly and will most definitely be enough power to charge smartphones near or at their max speed. Although, this car charger does not feature Quick Charge, so Quick Charge compatible smartphones won’t be able to charge at their max speeds.

If you are looking for Quick Charge car charger, Anker still provides Quick Charge car chargers like the PowerDrive+2 and the PowerDrive Speed 2.

Design

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So the design is much different than your run of the mill car charger because it doesn’t have the charging ports directly on the car charger. Instead, the charging ports are placed on a separate block that’s connected to the car charger with a cable.

So there are two measurements that need to be taken into account. The charging block with the ports is 3.2 inches in length, 1.7 inches in width, and 0.7 inches in thickness. It’s not that big and it’s used to accommodate the usage of 5 charging ports, which is something that isn’t done with many car chargers.

The car charger itself is 3.5 inches in length, 1.7 inches in width and 0.7 inches in thickness. Since the car charger itself doesn’t have any charging ports on it and just a cable connected to it; it’s basically the size of a 1-port car charger that’s going to be very low profile but we’re guessing that doesn’t really matter since the 5 port charging plate is going to be very noticeable.

Okay, so the design of the car charger is absolutely necessary. We’ve reviewed a 4 port car chargers in the past like Aukey’s 4-Port car charger and the Anker PowerDrive 4. These 4-port car chargers are taken to the apex of what can fit onto them and anymore charging ports would make them too large and obtrusive. Instead, the PowerDrive 5 takes a smart approach with 5 charging ports and uses a 36-inch cable to make it very versatile to move around.

Can it be obtrusive? Maybe. This is because there’s a rather long cable that the car charger uses and then you’re going to be using many cables connected to the car charger. So many cables being used can get confusing and make everything look messy.

Build

The build is something that you need to be careful of. The charging pad and the car charger itself are not something that you need worry about. Instead, it’s the cable in-between them. If the cable gets damaged, the car charger can stop working and the cable that runs between the two pieces is just like any other charging cable. Not many car chargers actually have cables because it’s just the ports ON the car chargers. So it’s important not to strain the cable, so the car charger can be constantly used.

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As for the material, both of the main pieces are made of plastic and they’re structurally strong, but what mostly matters is what’s inside of them. Inside is Anker’s Multi-Safe Protection System that utilizes many safety tech features like Voltage-Control, Surge Protection, Current-Stabilizer and Short-Circuit Protection.

However, the most useful type of tech is the use of PowerIQ and Voltage Boost that are able to deliver a lot of power to the devices that you’re charging.

Reliability

It’s a very reliable car charger and it may very well be one of the most reliable car chargers on the market. It uses 5 charging ports, so you can charge anywhere from 1 device to 5 devices all at the same time. This car charger will be very useful for things like road trips because you just place the charging pad in the center of the car and everyone can just connect their charging cable to the pad. We find this to be a very versatile car charger that can deliver on the apex of what car charging tech can deliver. Adding another port would be ridiculous but hey, why not?

Summary:

Power:

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The power of the PowerDrive 5 is nearly perfect because each of the charging ports is able to deliver 5V/2.4A, which is the max standard charging. Even with the Max Output being 10A, each of the ports will be able to deliver 2 Amps of power and that’s still enough to charge any device quite fast.

Design:

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It’s an odd design but a logical one. There are two separate pieces of the car charger, the charging pad, and the car charger plug. There’s a 36-inch cable that connects the two pieces. It’s easy to use and it’s nice to place the charging pad wherever you want, but the cable for the charger and charging cables that you connected to the pad can get messy.

Build:

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It has a good physical build but the cable that connects the charging pad and the car charger’s plugin just like any other charging cable that can break, so it’s important to be gentle and lot let the cable tangle.

Reliability:

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Of course, it’s a reliable charger with it having 5 charging ports that can charge 5 devices at once with really good charging power.

Specs of the Anker 50W 5-Port USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 5:

  • # Of Ports: 5
  • Output: 5 Output Charging Ports | 5V/2.4A Per Port | Max Output – 10 Amps
  • LED Power Indicators: No
  • Size:

Charging Block – 3.2 × 1.7 × 0.7 inches

Car Charger Piece –  3.5 × 1.7 × 0.7 inches

  • Weight: 3.8 Ounces
  • 18-month warranty
  • Comes with Welcome Guide

Conclusion:

There are not many car chargers with 5 charging ports because most people don’t imagine the need to charge 5 devices at once in their car. But here we are, this car charger is ideal for those family road trips, when having your devices all charged up and ready to go is vital.

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Review: Anker PowerDrive Speed 2 Car Charger

 

The latest charging technology is being implemented with more car chargers. You can basically expect car chargers to be on the same level as power banks and wall chargers. This is very important and vital because car chargers need to have the latest kind of tech since charging with a car charger is really only happening when the car is on and you’re driving. As a result, vehicle chargers are being created to adapt to a faster moving world where our expectations of charging speeds need match our needs.

In this case, Anker is one of the most prominent companies to be creating these fast car chargers and they’re really pushing the envelope with this highly objective and universal car charger that gives the best charging tech.

Power

 

Powering capabilities is what the main part of this car charger because that’s what you’re mostly going to experience. This is called the PowerDrvie Speed 2 and features two USB charging ports with the same exact tech in both. The two ports feature 3 of Anker’s main technologies that they specialize in; which is Quick Charge, PowerIQ and Voltage Boost. So the PowerIQ is able to deliver a max charging speed for any USB charging device that you connect to the charger.

Power IQ – 5V/2.4A

PowerIQ is basically Anker’s way of saying that the charger is able to give out a fast charging speed. In this case, both of the charging ports are capable of speeds at 5V/2.4A, which the max standard charging speed. This means that the car charger will be able to charge any standard USB charging device at its max speed. Assuming that the device is not Quick Charge compatible, it will charge at its max speed. This definitely applies to tablets such as iPads because the max charging rate for iPads is 5V/2.4A, so if you wanted to, you can charge 1 or 2 iPads at the same time at max charging speed. As for smartphones, as we mentioned, your smartphone will able to charge at its max speed as well.

The Voltage Boost from Anker is basically the technology that is able to keep voltage at a more constant rate, you can get a more in-depth explanation of what voltage is right here; but to basically sum it up, the Voltage Boost is able to keep the charging speed stable by keeping the voltage during charging at a constant speed. By doing so, the fast PowerIQ charging is more stable, this is especially useful if you’re charging devices that require lots of Amperages.

Quick Charge 3.0 – 5-9-12V/3.0A    5V/2.4A     9V/1.5A

The second most important aspect this car charger is the use of Quick Charge 3.0 in both of its USB ports. That’s right, you can charge 2 Quick Charge compatible devices at Quick Charge speeds at the same time. If want to know more about Quick Charge technology, then check it out here. Overall, you’re going to be getting a higher voltage and Amperage output if you’re using a Quick Charge compatible device. The higher Amperage will charge your device faster and with the higher voltage, the charging speed will be kept at a more constant speed.

The powering from this car charger is easily second to none. It has the fastest Standard charging speed and the Quick Charge technology that Quick Charge compatible devices can take advantage of. There’s no need worry about having a slow charge during your drive, but it’s important to think about if you’re really going to take advantage of the full tech package that it has. The main reason the car charger is priced at $31.99, is because the charging tech is the latest.

Design

On the design side of things, there’s not much that the car charger does differently, but it does very well with its size and the way it’s designed. The charge is 2.6 inches long and 1.4 inches in width and thickness. So it’s a very lower profile car charger that has the charging stem end, being able to stick fully inside the V12 outlet of your car.

 

The part with the charging ports is where the most distinguishable design aspects are; with the charger has a Carbon Fiber mesh that is enveloped around the USB charging ring. The Carbon Fiber makes it really easy to change the orientation of the car charger and taking it out because it’s really easy to grip.

 

Then there’s the Blue LED light within both of the charging ports. The light isn’t really bright but is a cool Blue color. It’s a perfect way to see the charger if you’re looking to plug in a device while it’s dark.

That all about sums up the design of the PowerDrive Speed 2 car charger. Its minimalistic design has features that make it easy to use and its small design leaves it to be very low-profile.

Build

Nearly the entire car charger is made of plastic, expect for a few parts. The charger’s stem and the area surrounding the car charger are made of plastic. It’s not a bad build, and most car chargers are made of plastic. There’s aren’t any parts that are going to fall apart simply by pulling the car charger out of its socket, and this can mostly be attributed the Carbon Fiber mesh ring that’s in between the stem and charging port area. The Carbon Fiber piece isn’t only to make the charger easier to handle but it’s also a catalyst to move the charger around and not to move the vital parts such as the USB charging port cover.

By reinforcing a part somewhat separate from the charger itself, the build is able to be less vulnerable from falling apart.

Along with a strong physical structure, Anker has implemented a smart safety tech features like Surge Protection, Temperature Control, and Short-Circuit protection to ensure that your devices are safe during fast charging situations. The Temperature control will most likely be the most apparent safety that’s used because during fast charging situations when Amperage Current is higher, that means there will be higher temperatures. To ensure that the Temperature inside the car charger doesn’t get too high, the charging speed may be lessened.

Reliability

This is one of the most reliable car chargers that money can buy. Sure, there are car chargers with more charging ports, but for a two-port car charger with its capabilities, it’s able to give an optimal charging experience to whoever uses it. It’s able to deliver max standard charging speed for non-compatible Quick Charge devices, and if do have a Quick Charge compatible device, then both devices are able to accommodate Quick Charge 3.0 speeds at the same time. Even if you have a Quick Charge 2.0 compatible device, then that will charge at QC 2.0 speed, since it’s backward compatible with QC 3.0.

It’s a low profile and very easy to use a car charger with its Carbon Fiber mesh being the main reason why it’s so easy to move around and remove. The Carbon Fiber mesh is also attributed to the build since you’re not pulling to twisting on vital points of the car charger.

However, with all that said, the car charger may be delivering too much for what you need. If you don’t plan on charging or don’t eve have a Quick Charge compatible device, then you have to ask yourself: “Do I really need it that much?”

 

The power is the aspect that you will mostly use during charging. Standard devices that don’t use Quick Charge will be able to charge at their max speed, and you can even charge two iPads at their max speeds. The two charging ports feature Quick Charge 3.0, which means that you can charge two Quick Charge compatible devices at the same time.

 

The design is much like other car chargers, with a small size and low profile. The most noticeable part is the Carbon Fiber mesh that makes it easy to move the car charger and to remove it from the V12 socket. There are Blue LED lights that are within both USB ports, and it makes it easy to see and access the charger.

 

It’s a good build that uses plastic, just like many other car chargers use. The best thing about the physical build is the use of the round Carbon Fiber part, which is strong and doesn’t move around or damaged other parts of the charger. Additionally, the charger has safety tech to ensure that your devices are safe during some fast charging.

 

It’s a very reliable car charger, with its universal fast charging, great design choices and strong build. However, it may be too reliable for its own good. This is because if you’re not going to using the Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities that it holds, then is there really a reason to pay for the price?

Specs of the Anker PowerDrive Speed 2 Car Charger:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output: Quick Charge 3.0 – 2.0: 5-9-12V/3.0A    5V/2.4A     9V/1.5A

Standard PowerIQ: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicators: Each Port has a Low Blue Light
  • Size: 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 ounces
  • 18-month warranty
  • Comes with Welcome Guide

Conclusion:

This PowerDrive Speed 2 car charger pushes the envelope of what it means to be a car charger. In some ways, it rises above some power banks and wall chargers because it’s able to deliver a fast charging experience constantly; with its use of PowerIQ and Quick Charge. It’s a somewhat new design that strengthens user experience and build quality. However, with all that said, the car charger is being sold at a price point of what it really values. All of the great features and tech that is car charger comes with, literally, comes at a price.

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Review: Anker PowerDrive+2 Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

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Car chargers kind of have it hard nowadays with their minimal usage and their expectations of being powerful, compact and built to last. Although the expectations of a car charger that you get should be high, what are your needs for a car charger you’re looking? The Anker PowerDrive+2 that features Quick Charge 3.0, is a 2-port car charger that takes two-port car charging to a whole other level with the tech side and the price side of $28.99.

Find out if it’s really worth the price or should you settle for a car charger that still holds strong quality, minus the tech benefits and high price tag.

Power

 

This is where the PowerDrive car charger excels the most. The car charger has 2 charging ports that feature Quick Charge technology. One port features Quick Charge 3.0 and you’ll know that it has QC 3.0 because of the QC 3.0 logo that’s next to the charging ports. The other charging port features Quick Charge 2.0 and Anker’s PoweriQ charging that is able to send a maximum charging speed to non-Quick Charge devices.

It’s an absolutely powerful car charger that delivers on both charging ports but there’s a limit for the Quick Charge 3.0 port. The QC 3.0 charging port does not have PoweriQ and that means it won’t be able to charge non-Quick Charge devices at maximum speed if they require higher Amperage amount into the 2.4 Amps category

Quick Charge 3.0 Charging SpeedsQuick Charge 2.0 Charging Speed and PoweriQ
Quick Charge 3.0: 3.6-9V / 3A
Quick Charge 2.0: 3.6-6.5V / 3A
Quick Charge 2.0: 3.6-6.5V / 3ANon-Quick Charge (PoweriQ):
5V / 2A
Non-Quick Charge:
9-12V / 2A

Take a look at the above table. If you’re using the Quick Charge 3.0 port with a Quick Charge 3.0 device then you’re going to receive fast QC 3.0 charging speeds; Similar to connecting a QC 2.0 device and receiving fast Quick Charge 2.0 charging speed because QC 3.0 is backwards compatible with QC 2.0 devices. However, if you’re connecting a non-Quick Charge compatible device to the 3.0 charging port, you’re going to potentially get a charging speed of 5V/2.0A of charging speed. So it’s important to know that the Quick Charge 3.0 charging port does NOT feature PoweriQ and will not charge at 5V/2.4A.

The Quick Charge 2.0 port will deliver to QC 2.0 charging speeds to Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 devices. PoweriQ will deliver a maximum charging speed of 2.4 amps to non-Quick Charge devices.

Power for this car is at a all time high if you’re going to be strictly using Quick Charge compatible devices that will charge at 3.0 Amps. However, if you’re searching for a car charger that’s going to charge non-Quick Charge devices fast as possible we recommend getting a standard car charger without the QC tech, like this RAVPower car charger.

This is a car charger more meant for the Quick Charge users.

Design

 

It’s simple to look at, understand and use. The PowerDrive+2 presents itself with a highly objective design that tries to make the tech inside as compact as possible. We say that because the car charger is integrated with 3 main technologies like Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0 and PoweriQ. The fact that they only put PoweriQ into a single port only signifies that the more charging tech they put into the charger, the bigger it would be. It’s alright, though since Anker has done a great job by constructing the design around the tech quite seamlessly, even though it’s not the smallest or low profile 2-port car charger.

 

The PowerDrive is about 3 inches long with about 1 inch of it sticking out. The 1 inch that sticks out is the charging end with the charging ports. The car charger was designed to make sure that the stem of the charger wouldn’t be sticking out too much or not all and they’ve done a great. The charging head of the car charger is 1.5 inches long, which is quite big for a car charger and the distance between the two charging ports is about an inch. It’s a very simple looking design that has the Quick Charge and PoweriQ capabilities for each port labeled.

Ultimately, does the charger look big and bulky? No, not really. It’s definitely a bulkier look than most 2-port car chargers but considering the tech that’s inside, the general size of the car charger makes sense. The car charger has a red ring that wraps around the charging head and it turns on a LED light when the car charger is on. It’s a nice feature that lets you see the car charger during night rides without being obstructive.

Build

The build of the car charger is substantially better than most high-quality car chargers. The body of the car charger may not be uni-body but the main two pieces of the car charger which is the charging head and stem are both put together very well. The charging receptacles on the stems are strongly installed and placed inward to the car charger rather than outward.

 

The safety tech of the car charger and for any car charger is the most important thing. Chargers can become hot and as result, they need to have the correct tech to adapt to their surroundings; For car chargers, safety tech should be mandatory, because during those hot summer days a car charger can overheat. In this case with the PowerDrive+2 car charger; With Temperature control, current control and Surge protections, it’s able to fluctuate the speed of charging to match the safety of the device. This means if the car charger becomes very hot, then the charging current of the car charger will decrease in order to cool down the car charger.

It’s the build features on the inside that count more than the ones on the outside. After all car chargers are mostly sedentary chargers.

Reliability

The PowerDrive+2 Car charger is HIGHLY reliable for those that have the tech to match it. If you have, lets says 2 Quick Charge compatible devices; Then it would be a good idea to get this car charger that features both Quick Charge 3.0 and Quick Charge 2.0, because both of your devices will be charging at Quick Charge blazing speeds.

If you have a single device that is Quick Charge compatible, you’re going to use the other charging port with just normal charging then we recommend a car charger with either a single Quick Charge port or a 2-port car charger that has a Quick Charge and Normal charging port with standard fast charging.

If don’t own a Quick Charge compatible device then we recommend not getting this car charger simply because the price tag is too high and you won’t be relying on the main features of the car charger; Which is the Quick Charge technology.

This is a car charger that was made for Quick Charge users to take advantage of and although it’s got the tech for normal devices, it’s not worth the price.

 Two Quick Charge DeviecsOne Quick Charge DeviecsNo Quick Charge Deviecs
ReliabilityHighMediumLow
UsageYou'll be able to charge BOTH devices at Quick Charge speedsYou'll be able to charge ONE device at Quick Charge speeds and the other at or near maximum standard charging speedYour Non-Quick Charge devices will charging either at 5V/2A charging speed and 5V/2.4 maximum charging speed. There is not Quick Charge happening

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Both of the ports on this car charger have Quick Charge. One port has Quick Charge 3.0 only and the other port has Quick Charge 2.0 along with PoweriQ. It’s definitely got a lot of power for those with Quick Charge devices and with non-Quick Charge devices. However, we found it a little odd that both of the ports didn’t feature PoweriQ.

design

The design of the car charger is perfectly in line with the tech that it has. It’s a rather bigger than your traditional 2-port car charger but that’s because of the Quick Charge and PoweriQ capabilities. It takes a proud advantage of its size with an objective design and cool LED light to let you see the car charger easily in a dark setting.

build

It’s a well-built car charger if we’re talking about structure. However, the car charger’s build scheme really shines when you take into account the safety tech that is very useful with the special charging tech that’s installed within the car charger. It’s able to regulate charging current through the temperature control mechanism.

reliability

Reliability is a concern for this car charger because it may just be too reliable for what you’re searching for. If you plan on taking advantage of the Quick Charge tech fully, then it’s fully reliable. If you’re only using a single port for Quick Charge, then search for a car charger with just a single Quick Charge charging port. If you don’t have any devices that are Quick Charge compatible, then don’t bother with this car charger because you won’t be relying on it fully and the price won’t be worth it.

Specs of the Anker PowerDrive+2 Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output:           Quick Charge 2.0: 3.6-6.5V / 3A       |       Non-Quick Charge (PoweriQ): 5V / 2A

  • LED Power Indicators: Yes
  • Size: 1.9 x 1.4 x 2.8
  • Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • 18-month warranty

Conclusion:

The PowerDrive+2 Car charger with Quick Charge 3.0 is a great car charger. There’s no doubt that it’s a powerful car charger; With its Quick Charge capabilities and PoweriQ. It has a design that is rather bigger than most 2-port car chargers but it takes advantage of its shape and does well to make itself low profile and stylish. Smart safety technology makes the car charger safe to use as it adapts to the environment. With all that said, the car charger is really meant for those with Quick Charge devices. That’s because users will get the most out of the car charger by charging it at Quick Charge speeds; If not, then the $28.99 price tag is not worth it.

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Review: Anker 4-Port Car Charger

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We’ve reviewed a 4-Port Car charger from Aukey, and we found it to be absolutely stellar when it came to a full-on charging experience but it did have its share of limits by being able to malfunction. Now we’ve got the Anker 4-Port car charger that may be just as good, with a different look. How does it stand in terms of power? Are all 4-Port chargers equal or should you be very selective when it comes to having so much charging ports with a car charger?

Know what makes this Anker 4-Port car charger a well-defined competitor among the rest.

Power

Car chargers tend to be a category of charging tech that is expected to stay a few steps behind, because since they’re small and used within a car, their abilities seem to be underrated. That’s a mistake, though because car chargers are absolutely capable of performing at the same level as other charging technologies like power banks and wall chargers. It’s shown to be very apparent with this Anker 4-Port car charger.

 

Anker’s 4-Port car charger can indeed charge 4 devices at the same time. What’s even more amazing about the car charger is that it can charge 5V/2.4A charging speed through each port. Let’s take it to another level by telling you that the car charger can even keep its max charging speed of 5V/2.4A per port even when 4 devices are connected to each of the car charger’s ports.

This means the car charger is actually capable of charging 4 iPads at full charging speed at the same time because the max Amperage output of the car charger is 9.6 Amps. 2.4 x 4 = 9.6A

 1-Port2-Port3-Port4-Port
1-Port Charge Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
2-Port Charge Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
3-Port Charge Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
4-Port Charge Speed5V/2.4A
Total Charge Speed2.4A4.8A7.2A9.6A

This 4-port car charger may not be equipped with Quick Charge but it’s sure to give the fastest charge for any of your USB charging devices from your smartphones to your tablets.

Design

 

It’s a very well designed car charger that takes as much advantage that its 4 ports give it. The stem of the car charger, which is the part that goes into the electrical outlet is about 2.2 inches long; It makes the car charger quite long and as a result, the car charger does stick out quite a lot from the outlet. Although, it’s important to remember that this kind of design can’t be helped because of the 4 charging ports. You can’t exactly compare it in the range of RAVPower’s Insanely small 2-Port car charger because this car charger has 4 ports.

 

The best thing about the car charger is the brick-like shape where the charging ports are installed. It’s a very organized way to show where the car charge is and a blatant way to put the charging ports in an easy access location. Although the brick piece will be sticking out, along with the charging stem piece; Some may not like this kind of design. With that said, the car charger is “Low Profile” in its own way because it’s not taking up too much space that you’ll be annoyed by its presence.

 

On the charging brick portion, you’ll find the 4 charging ports lined up at the same angle, the PoweriQ logo to signify that all charging ports offer max standard charging speed, and a blue LED light. The LED light is on regardless if a device is connected to the charger or not, and it’s meant to illuminate the charger so the car charger is more accessible during low light situations. All the ports do not light up blue, it’s only the charging port at the end of the car charger that lights up because that’s where the LED light is placed closest to.

The 4-Port car charger’s design is actually necessary for anyone actually seeking to charge 4 devices at the same.

Build

Build quality of the car charger is surprisingly very good and we say “Surprisingly” because usually, the case with higher port car chargers is that they tend to lose their quality of build.

The stem of the car charger is made of plastic and is a uni-body piece. There aren’t any slits throughout the middle of the stem so there’s really no chance of it falling apart from there. Then there’s the charging port block that’s made of Aluminum that has a rough varnish finish that actually feels alright and looks stellar. The charging block is a uni-body design as well and simply goes on top of the charging stem. Ultimately the car charger has only a single point that involves two pieces sticking together and that’s the car charger’s stem and block coming together.

The USB charging connectors within each of the ports hold strong and we didn’t find any bending between any of them. Along with the structurally sound construction of the car charger, are charging safety tech features. This kind of technology is especially important for car chargers within the higher port range because there are times that the 4-port car chargers can become heated and as result the safety tech Temperature Control is able lower Amp current to cool down the car charger to prevent damage to the charger itself, your devices and ultimately keeping you safe.

Reliability

It’s a reliable charger that’s going to offer the MOST reliability when you take the utmost advantage of it. Let’s just say that if you plan on only charging a single device at any time within your car, then maybe this 4-port car charger isn’t for you and maybe lower ported car chargers are a better choice.

However, this car charger can be heavily relied upon for nearly any situation because it’s able to charge 4 devices at the same time and at full charging speed. We did mention that if you’re only going to charge a single device, it may not be worth it, but the car charger will still charge that single device at full speed. Then there may be times when you’re riding with family and friends and they want to charge their devices; It’s times like those that this car charger is the most helpful and reliable. It’s a car charger that can mean the most in the most important of times because it can fulfill many people’s charging needs all at the same time.

 

It’s got the absolute most output of power at 5V/2.4A. You can quite literally charge 4 iPads at the same time, all at max charging speed. Most smartphones will be meeting their max charging potential as well. It’s a great charger for anyone in your car wanting to charge their device because no matter what device they have, it’s going to charge at max standard speeds. Best of all there’s 4 ports for it.

 

A well kept and neat design can make even a 4-port car charger seem small and low profile. Sure, the car charger does stick out than most other car chargers but that’s mostly because of its 4 charging port. The block that features the ports is well designed with all the charging ports aligned the same for easy access and a blue LED light within the car charger shines brightly for easy visibility of the car charger.

 

The build of the car charger is tight. The stem and block parts of the car charge are both uni-body. The two main body pieces connect and form only a single spot that is connected from two different  pieces. The charging stem is made of plastic and the block is made of Aluminum. The USB connectors within the ports actually hold up well but if they do bend due to the somewhat heavier weight of a 4-port car charger, then you can always take advantage of Anker’s sweet warranty.

 

The reliability of the Anker 4-port car charger is naturally universal. The car charger has 4 charging ports, which means that you can potentially charge 4 devices at the same time. However, if you’re sure that you’re only going to be charging a single device with a car charger, then maybe going with a lower port range is a better idea. If not, no worries because it’ll be ready for any of those car pool moments.

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

Conclusion:

The car charger is powerful, the charger has 4 ports to charge 4 devices at the same time; Or 3 or 2 or 1 device. It’s got a larger size than your conventional car charger but that’s how it is because of its charging capabilities. The safety tech within the car charger is designed for the power it can output so it’s prepared for those heated situations of charging. The Anker 4-Port car charger is everything that you’d hope for what a car charger could be. It gives if you use it solo, but the car charger gives, even more, when you use more of its charging ports. If you’re searching for a car charger for those long road trips or a car charger that is going to accommodate your passengers in the best way, then we recommend this sublime car charger.

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