Review: Anker Quick Charge 3.0/USB-C 4-Port Car Charger

Most car chargers just have normal USB-A charging ports but more often than not, the charging ports on most car chargers are powerful with the ability to charge most devices at their max charging speeds. However, not many car chargers make use of special charging techs like USB-C or Quick Charge. That basically changes with this Anker car charger because it has USB-C, a Quick Charge port and 2 standards USB-A charging ports. It’s offering all the standards of charging with a car charger! This isn’t something that you see too often.

Let’s see what this uber powerful car charger has hidden under the hood and if you should get it.

Power

Output Charging:

This car charger has 4 charging ports, so there’s quite a lot of power going around. Let’s start with the 2 USB-A charging ports.

2 USB-A Charging Ports:   5V/3.0A

The standard with this car charger sets a high bar and this kind of standard is becoming very common among many of Anker’s charging electronics from their wall chargers to their power banks. We say this because the max charging speed of each of the ports including the 2 USB-A ports is 3 Amps.

For these 2 standard USB charging ports, the max charging is 5V/3.0A. So you’ll be able to charge nearly any device at its max charging speed. This is especially true if you’re charging Non-compatible Quick Charge or USB-C devices. Charging Quick Charge compatible devices will result in them being charged at or at least near their max charging speeds even when using the standard USB-A charging ports.

USB-C Port:   5V/3.0A

The USB-C port can be used by using a USB-C to USB-C charging cables, and it can only be used by devices that are compatible to use USB-C charging. The charging speed of this port is 5V/3.0A so it can charge devices that do use USB-C to charge their max charging speeds. Also, if you’ve got a Macbook that uses Type-C to charge, then you can use the Type-C port to charge your MacBook while you’re driving to your location. Not something that is commonly done but the option is there to do so.

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

Lastly, is the Quick Charge port that can be used by Quick Charge compatible devices that are either Version 1 or 2. Charging is at its highest with 3 Amps and when charging is slowed down, then Voltage is increased making the charging speed more constant. This port is also able to deliver a max charging power to standard charging devices that don’t work with Quick Charge too, however Anker explains that the Quick Charge can only charge an iPad Pro at 1 Amp.

Overall Charging Power:

The Overall charging power is quite impressive because the car charger is able to Output 6 Amps at once. With that said, this means that you can’t use all the charging power of each port at the same time. So you’ll have to prioritize what devices you’re charging all at once if you’re charging 2 devices or more at the same time.

Design

Size and Weight:

Okay, so it’s a pretty large car charger and that’s not something that is said about car chargers in general. This mostly because the Anker car charger is packed not only with 4 charging ports but also because of the fast charging speeds that each of the ports is able to offer. So it only makes sense.

It has a length of 2.1 inches, the width of the charging block is 3.1 inches and is the best portion of the charger, and the thickness is 1.3 inches. Not that it really matters but the weight is 0.8 ounces.

Functional Components:

All you have to do is plug the car charger into your car’s V12 outlet, and once it’s plugged in a red ring around the charging block will turn on. It’s a low red light that is not distracting at all but perfect for telling where the car charger is in night time and easily plug your devices in.

Build

Structure and Material:

The entire wall charger is made of plastic and is built well. This is mostly because the charger has a Zinc Alloy finish that makes it strong and resistant to environmental effects like moisture in the air and any other effects that would make the plastic underneath degrade.

Also, all the components are placed strongly with the car charger not falling apart even when you pull it out in a quick fashion.

Tech:

It features Anker’s Multi Safe Protection system that uses an array of safety features like Short-Circuit protection, Temperature control, Total Current Limiter, and a Surge Protection. So charging 4 devices at once is safe even when you’re pushing the car charger to its limits.

Reliability

Of course, charging 4 devices makes it very reliable. The charging speeds of each of the charging ports are very fast and you’re going to get max charging for whatever devices you’re charging. You can even charge a Macbook with this car charger.

However, we found that the USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0 charging ports are mainly for those that can actually take advantage of the fast charging these ports offer. Ultimately, this car charger is more for those that use either of those charging technologies.

Summary:

Power:

It’s a really powerful car charger with 4 charging ports. Each of the charging ports has a possibility of Outputting 3 Amps of power. The Max Output limit of 6 Amps can be quite limiting so you’ll have to choose what devices you want to charge the fastest at a single time.

Design:

It’s a large one, and it’s actually larger than Anker’s PowerDrive 4 and that also has 4 charging ports. In this case, it’s big not only because it has 4 charging ports but also because each of the charging ports are very fast at charging.

Build:

Even though it’s made of plastic the Zinc Alloy finish on the car charger is what makes it strong. It uses an Anker Multi Safe Protection System.

Reliability:

For the most part, this car charger is more aim towards those that can take full advantage of the Quick Charge 3.0 port, and USB-C port.

Specs of the Anker Quick Charge 3.0/USB-C 4-Port Car Charger:

  • # Of Ports: 4
  • Output:

Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

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

Max Output: 6 Amps

  • LED Power Indicators: A Red line that goes around the car charger
  • Size: 2.1 x 3.1 x 1.3
  • Weight: 0.8 Ounces

 

  • Comes with Welcome Guide

Conclusion:

Car chargers are at a very high point right now. They’re able to use all the charging technology that power banks and wall chargers are able to use. We’re even at a point that you can charge your laptop while you’re driving. If that doesn’t scream “progress” then we don’t know what does.

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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: Tronsmart 3-Port Car Charger Quick Charge 3.0

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Car chargers tend to be the type of charging electronics that most people don’t put much thought into because it’s just charging in your car, right? Car chargers aren’t expected to charge fast because people think that car chargers are actually a very primitive way of charging but the truth is that car chargers are just as advanced as Wall chargers and power bank chargers. The most important thing to find value is to look at the right car chargers.

The Tronsmart is an example of car chargers that provides value in nearly all four aspects of our reviewing criteria. To know what makes this 3 port car charger on par with the best that car chargers have to offer, take a look at our Charger Harbor Reveiw!

Power

 

The Tronsmart 3 port car charger is capable providing ample power through each of its ports. The most notable port that is colored blue features Quick Charge 3.0. Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 compatible devices can charge at 3.0 Amps of charging speed. The other two ports can provide a max charging speed of 2.4 Amps of charging speed. Although one thing that we found underwhelming was that if you used a non-compatible Quick Charge device on the Quick Charge port, then you’d only receive charging speeds of either  6.5-9V/2A or 9-12V/1.5A. This is kind of disappointing because on one spectrum you’d be getting super fast Quick Charge speeds of charging with a compatible device; But if you use a non-compatible Quick Charge device, it won’t charge with 2.4 Amps.

Although that’s not really logical, the higher voltage within the Quick Charge port makes up for the lack of Amperage speed. Altogether, if you’ve 2 more people in the car with you that want to charge their devices and do so quickly, then this car charger is a must. From your smartphone to iPads or other devices, will be charged at their full speeds or at least the fastest charging speed they they’re able to accept.

Design

 

The higher the ports with a car charger, the bigger the size tends to be but in this case, Tronsmart truly designs their car chargers in a stylish and intelligent way. The stem of the Tronsmart Charging cable goes into the electrical outlet very easily and is very short; Which isn’t the case with many car chargers that are in the 3-port and 4-port range. As result, the car charger doesn’t stick out very much. The only noticeable thing about the car charger is the port end.

The port end of the car charger is quite wide which is to be expected to accommodate the 3 charging ports. This is actually one of the best 3 port car chargers that we’ve reviewed because of the shape of the charging end; It’s an oval shape that takes the least amount of space up, with the ports taking nearly every bit of space. It’s a well thought out design because it makes the car charger very low profile and simple to use with all the ports being visible and at the same angle.

Build

An extremely solidly built car charger that takes advantage of every bit of space that its got. The car charger’s small design is what makes the build quality so good. The charger is able to keep everything compact and by doing so, there aren’t any components of the charger that become loose. The car charger uses spring charging receptacles on the stem end, which in my opinion, is alright for inputting it into the charging outlet but a built in a receptacle that is depressed into a car charger proves to be better in the long run.

The Car charger takes advantage of charging techs such as Over-current control, Overcharging control, and Heat control. The most useful type of safety technology that we found was the Heating control. In the hot months of the year, the car charger won’t be giving a full Output and that’s to be expected because it’s for the better; That’s because if the car charger were to send out 2.4 Amps or 3.0 Amps in very hot weather then the car charger and your devices would get damaged due to high heat. It’s this well built-in technology that proves it to be strong and smart at the same time.

You can’t always have the fastest charging that you’ve come to expect but it’s for the greater good. Would you rather have a fast charging rate or have to buy a new phone and car charger?

Reliability

 

Like most car chargers, the reliability part mostly relies on the user end. This car charger as we’ve mentioned within this review is powerful, designed beautifully and is built to prevent damage and control its power. However, the car charger can only get its job done, if you’re willing to let it charge your device depending on how long you’re driving.

It’s a great wall charger for road trips not just because it’ll keep your devices charged on a long car ride but also it will be able to charge the devices of others in the car. To be precise, 3 devices will be able to charge at the same. If you’re searching for a car charge that is able to give you the most power during your car rides, then this car charger will do definitive justice.

 

The power of the Tronsmart car charger is as simple as calling it strong. It has one port that has Quick Charge 3.0 that can charge Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices at rapid speeds. The other two ports deliver 2.4A max charging speed. We were just a little disappointed that the Quick Charge port won’t charge at 2.4A when using a non-compatible Quick Charge device but the increased Voltage somewhat makes up for the lost speed.

 

Design is the strongest point of the car charger. It takes into account every piece that’s used and how it can make itself as low profile as possible. The charger has a short stem and a charging head that is objectively oval with the charging ports taking up every bit of space.

 

 

The build of the charger is connected to its design. Since the car charger is so compact, all the components are close to together as a way to prevent anything to fall apart. The smart safety tech is very useful when it comes to hot weather as a way of not frying your devices or the car charger itself. We did find that the charging receptacles are the springing kind and this car charger would have been better for it, but it’s not a deal breaker.

 

Give this car charger a chance to show you its potential and it shall deliver. The car charger is able to charge devices at their highest potential. Also, the main attraction for this charger is that you can charge 3 devices at the same time. Going on a road trip or simply going to a location with a few people in the car, and this car charger will give power to those 3 that use it.

Specs of the Tronsmart 3-Port Car Charger Quick Charge 3.0:

  • # Of Ports: 3
  • Output: Quick Charge 3.0 – 2.0: 3.6-6.5V/3A        Two Standard Ports: 5V/2.4A
  • LED Power Indicators: No
  • Size: 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • 18-month warranty
  • Comes with Welcome Guide

Conclusion:

The Tronsmart 3 Port car charger is very well designed and powerful car charger that has been created to provide the most optimal experience a car charger can give. It takes advantage of special charging technology like Quick Charge 3.0 that’s backward compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 devices. Although non-Quick Charge devices will receive a 2A charging speed from the Quick Charge port but with a higher voltage. The other two ports give out a 2.4A max charging speed. The design of the car charger takes advantage of every nook and cranny; As a result, the car charger is extremely compact and low profiled with the charging ports always visible and accessible. The build of the car charger is connected to its design but what makes the Car charger so strong is the safety tech behind it. It’s a well put together wall charger that gives you the most while  you charge’n drive.

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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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