Review: Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger

Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger

9.5

Power

9.5/10

Design

9.5/10

Build

9.5/10

Reliability

9.5/10

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery and 4 USB-A Ports
  • You can use the max power of Power Delivery and the USB-A Ports at the same time
  • The LED Power light is very dim and won't be a disturbance during the night
  • The build quality is one of the best from, Anker

Most of the time when we think about fast charging technologies, we think about the Quick Charge and that’s about it. Fast charging tech is very important these days and that’s many of the batteries that are used with our portable devices are increasing in power capacity. So we have to have fast charging tech that can fill up our device to full power at a faster speed. Quick Charge is great for smartphones, but it can’t exactly be universally used with all portable devices.

That’s where USB-C Power Delivery charging comes in. What is Power Delivery? Power Delivery is a fast form of charging that is compatible with the USB-C standard. The reason that Power Delivery is going to be more universally used, or at least it should, is that it works with USB-C, which is now being used with more than just smartphones, as now there are tablets and even laptops that are using USB-C to charge.

What matters most is the Power Delivery charger that you get to charge your USB-C Power Delivery compatible device. In this case, we’re going to be reviewing this Anker Premium 5-Port Power Delivery wall charger. It’s one of the most powerful chargers from Anker and it has a lot of charging power to offer.

So let’s see if the charging power is all worth it.

Power

Output Charging:

There are two main parts of this Anker wall charger, and that would be the USB-C port, and there are four USB-A ports. So total, there are 5 ports in all.

USB-C Power Delivery Port

The USB-C Power Delivery port on this wall charger has an output charging speed of 30W. So 30W of charging is basically double than the standard charging speed of 15W (5V/3.0A) that standard USB-C ports are able to output.

30W of charging power is enough to charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones at their max charging. Some of these smartphones include the Galaxy S8 that is both Quick Charge and Power Delivery compatible, the Google Pixel 2 and the Essential Phone. Also, in case you didn’t know, you can charge the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 with Power Delivery as they’re PD compatible. If you do want to charge those two smartphones with this USB-C port, you can use a USB-C to Lightning charging cable to do so.

For all other devices that you can charge with the USB-C port, you’re going to end up using a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

Charging when it comes to USB-C laptops like the MacBook and Chromebooks is also quite good with this charger. As each of them is able to charge at or near their max charging speed. The reason that we say “near” is because there are some MacBook models such as the MacBook Pro 13-inch that’s able to charge at 61W for its max charging speed. So this Anker wall charger will still charge it, just not at its max charging speed.

30W of charging is the baseline and that really what matters most, and the great part about this Anker Premium 5-port wall charger is that the 30W of charging power is reserved for the USB-C port.

While the other 30W of charging power is for the USB-A section of the charger.

USB-A Ports

The other part of this charger is the 4 USB-A ports. Each of the USB-A ports has an output charging speed of 5V/2.4A, and that’s enough to charge most standard devices at or near their max charging speed. None of the USB-A ports feature Quick Charge, so just a heads up.

The max output of the USB-A part is 30W or 6A. So you can use the max power of two ports at the same time. If you’re charging four devices with the USB-A port with the 6A max output being reached, then that will result in each port being able to output 5V/1.5A.

Max Output:

The max output of this wall charger is 60W. Half is for the USB-C port, and the other 30W half is for the USB-A port. So you can use the max power of the USB-C Power Delivery while at the same time using the max power of the USB-A port section. There are no compromises when it comes to charging power with this Anker wall charger.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of a wall charger isn’t really a concern as they’re such small devices, to begin with. This charger has a length of 4 inches, a width of 3.1 inches, and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 8.8 Ounces. What does make this charger feel large is its power cord, but that’s about it.

Functional Components:

Using this 5-port wall charger is quite simple. As all you have to do is just plug the power cord into the wall charger, and then plug the power cord into an AC outlet to power it. Then you’re ready to use the wall charger.

With USB-C to USB-C charging cables being used with the USB-C to charge USB-C compatible devices. Or a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge the iPhone X and iPhone 8 at their max charging speed.

Above all the charging ports, there is a dim cool Blue light to show that the wall charger is plugged in, powered, and ready to use.

Build

Structure and Material:

If it’s from Anker, then you can bet that the charger is going to be great quality, and that’s exactly the case here. With this Anker wall charger having one of the best builds out there, even though it’s made of plastic, but the construction holds tight. One part that you will definitely notice when it comes to using this wall charger is that the ports hold on very well to the charging cable that you place into them.

Tech:

If you’re using the max power or near the max power of this wall charger then you can expect the charger to get warm. Simply because there’s quite a lot of power being outputted.

Reliability

The first reason that you should be considering to get this wall charge is because of its use of Power Delivery. That’s because if you’re simply looking for a 5-port wall charger that has USB-A ports, then it’s best to go for Anker’s standard PowerPort 5 wall charger that has just that.

The use of USB-A ports with this wall charger is great and they’re powerful too, but they’re really an add-on when you place the Power Delivery into the mix.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power from the USB-C Power Delivery port is good, and can charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones at their max charging speed. It can also charge most Power Delivery compatible laptops at their max power too. Another powerful part is the USB-A ports, too.

Design:

The charger is easy to set-up and use. It has a Blue indicator to show that the charger is ready to use.

Build:

Thet build quality of this charger is great structurally, but it does get warm if you’re using most or all of the 60W max output.

Reliability:

It’s a very reliable wall charger that you can use to charge Power Delivery compatible devices at a faster charging speed, while at the same time changing other four devices at once. The best part is that you don’t have to compromise charging power from the USB-C port.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A | Max Output of USB-A Section: 6A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
  • Size:  4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 Ounces

Conclusion:

Anker has done it once again, with this Premium 5-port wall charger. We have to say that this is a Premium wall charger indeed and that’s because you can use the max power of its PD port, while at the same time using the max power of the USB-A ports.

USB Type-C, Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger, PowerPort I with 1 Power Delivery Port for Apple MacBook, Nexus 5X / 6P and 4 PowerIQ Ports for iPhone, iPad and More

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Features

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 20 million+ powered by our leading technology.
  • Revolutionary Speed: Charge any USB-C device at top speeds with the Power Delivery port (30W maximum speed), while 4 PowerIQ ports intelligently recognize your device to boost charging speeds up to 2.4A per port.
  • Five-Port Party: Access simultaneous charging for everyone-all from just one wall outlet.
  • Superior Safety: Advanced safety features like surge protection, temperature control, and more let you charge with total peace of mind.
  • What You Get: Anker PowerPort I with 1 Power Delivery and 4 PowerIQ Ports, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

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