Review: Anker PowerPort 6 Desktop Wall Charger

Anker PowerPort 6 Desktop Wall Charger

Anker PowerPort 6 Desktop Wall Charger
9.4

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

8.5/10

Pros

  • Each of the six ports has a 5V/2.4A charging speed
  • The max output of the charger is 12A (60W)
  • It's actually a small charger when you consider that there are six USB-A ports

Cons

  • Does not use Quick Charge

A charging station can actually be a lot more useful than a USB wall charger. The reason that we say that is because most of the time when it comes to wall chargers, they tend to just have one or two ports. That’s not really a lot and that can be far too little if you’re someone that wants to charge many devices at once. A charging station certainly sounds a like a good purchase if you’re someone that still uses the wall charger that came with your smartphone or tablet as it likely has just a single USB-A port.

A charging station can make use of multiple ports, which means that you can charge many more devices at the same time.

This is Anker’s PowerPort 6 Desktop charging station. Coming from a brand that is very well-known in the charging electronic space, let’s see what one of their most purchased charging stations has to offer with its six USB-A ports.

Power

Output Charging:

There are a total of six USB-A ports on this charger and each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. A 2.4A charging speed is quite fast as it can charge most Non-Quick Charge smartphones and tablets at a fast charging speed. That said, this charger does not use Quick Charge with its ports, and if you do want a Quick Charge desktop charging station, Annker does have their PowerPort 5 Speed Charger.

So a 2.4A charging speed is great for charging smartphones, tablets and any other USB rechargeable devices that you may have to charge. Nothing extraordinary really going on with the charging power when it comes to the ports.

The max output of this PowerPort 6 is 12A. So even if you’re using each of the six ports at once with the max output of 12 is reached. Each of the ports would still be able to provide a charging speed of 5V/2.0A. Which is a slightly slower charging speed than what the ports are able to deliver at their optimal level.

Design

Size and Weight:

With the use of six USB-A ports, you might think that this charger is actually quite large and heavy. It’s actually not. This desktop charger is really the size of a wall charger but it uses a power cord because of its slightly larger size and heavier weight. So it has a length of 3.9 inches, a width of 2.6 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch. The weight of this charger is 9.4 Ounces. Easily placeable on a computer desk or any surface where there’s a good amount of free-space. The free space with this charger and basically all other desktop chargers that you own aren’t meant for the charger, rather for the devices that you’re charging at the same time. As you can potentially have 6 devices charging at once, and that can take up a lot of space.

Functional Components:

The back of the PowerPort 6 desktop charger is where the power cord goes and once you plug the power cord into an AC outlet, you’re ready to use the charger. Another thing that happens when you power on the charger is that there’s a Blue LED light that turns on at the top to indicate the charger is on and ready to use.

All of the USB-A ports are a single side and actually, have some decent spacing in-between them.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this Anker products is very good and that’s definitely the case with PowerPort 6. As the center of this charge is just one piece, and then the front and back are two panels. Simple, yet it’s constructed very well.

Tech:

If you’re using all six of the charging ports at the same time, then this charger will get warm. Simply because 60W of charging power is quite high and when you consider that it’s all happening with this 4-inch long device, then it’s actually very surprising that it doesn’t become hot.

Reliability

This is a very reliable desktop charger that’s practically universally reliable because of its six USB-A ports. There are no USB-C ports nor are there any Quick Charge ports, So it’s not for a specific sample of device users. Rather, it’s reliable for anyone that wants to charge many devices at once as it’s perfect for using as a charging hub in a dorm room or living room too.

Summary:

Power:

There are six USB-A ports, so you can charge six devices at once. Each port has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, and the max output of this charger is 12A. So even if you’re using the max output, there’s still very good charging power.

Design:

It’s a very small charger that doesn’t take up a lot of space. What will take up the most space are the many devices as you can charge six at the same time.

Build:

The build quality of this charger is great structurally. It does get warm if you’re charging many devices at once.

Reliability:

This PowerPort 6 desktop charger is very standard and because of that, it’s also very reliable.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 6 Desktop Wall Charger:

  • Output:

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Max Output: 60W | 12A

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue Power Indicator
  • Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 9.4 Ounces

Conclusion:

Anker’s PowerPort 6 provides a completely powerful standard charging experience with it not using any fast charging tech or even new tech such as USB-C to be used to make a desktop charger great. As simplicity can really make the best solution.

Anker 60W 6-Port USB Wall Charger, PowerPort 6 for iPhone X/ 8/ 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini/ iPod, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More

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as of April 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Features

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by America's leading USB Charging Brand.
  • Advanced Charging Technology: PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to provide the fastest possible charge up to 2.4 amps per port or 12 amps overall (Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge).
  • Ultra Powerful: 6 ports pump out 60 watts of power, enabling simultaneous multi-device charging.
  • Certified Safe: Anker's MultiProtect safety system and UL certification ensure complete protection for you and your devices. Worldwide 100-240 volt AC input voltage.
  • What You Get: Anker PowerPort 6 (60W 6-Port USB Charging Hub), 5ft / 150cm detachable power cord, extra hook-and-loop strip, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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