Review: Anker PowerPort+ 6 with Quick Charge 3.0

Anker PowerPort+ 6 with Quick Charge 3.0

9.3

Power

10.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • 6 Charging port to charge 6 devices all at once
  • Fast charging speed throughout each of its ports
  • Max Output of 12 Amps
  • Great Build and Tech Quality

Cons

  • Can get hot if you're charging 5-6 devices at once
  • The use of a power cord is necessary but can be a nuisance if you're traveling

When it comes to wall chargers, there’s a lot of options of what kind of wall charger you want to get. More precisely you’re going to have to choose how many ports you want with your wall charger.

You can have anywhere from 1 single port to a USB wall charger with a total of 10 ports (Yeah it does exist, it’s called the Anker PowerPort 10). Your choice of determining what wall charger you want is a very important choice because it can affect your overall charging life.

You’re going to need a wall charger with enough ports, with enough power, and with a great design.

In this review, we’ve got this Anker PowerPort+6 wall charger that is pushing the limits of what USB wall chargers are able to offer. It might just be able to give you what you need when it comes to charging your devices and recharging your power banks in a timely manner.

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Power

 

There’s a total of 6 charging ports with this wall charger and there’s a lot of power to go around.

Output:        Power IQ: 5V/2.4A Per Port          Single Quick Charge 3.0 Port:  3.6-6.5V/2.4A | 6.5-9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

Powerful PowerIQ charging Ports that offer 2.4A Speeds

There are 5 charging ports that feature Anker’s PowerIQ charging, which is basically saying the PowerIQ ports are standard charging without Quick Charge but are still able to deliver fast charging.

Each of the PowerIQ ports is able to have an output of 5V/2.4A, which means that they’ll be able to charge most non-compatible Quick Charge devices at their max speeds.

iPads are a great example because the max charging speed for an iPad is 2.4 Amps, so using this wall charger to charge an iPad is ideal.

The same goes for smartphones because most smartphones that aren’t Quick Charge compatible have a max charging speed of 1A to 2A. Overall, you’d use the PoweiQ ports for nearly all your non-Quick Charge compatible devices simply because it’s able to deliver the most power to those devices.

Quick Charge for Compatible Devices

Then there’s the Single Quick Charge 3.0 charging ports that should be used by Quick Charge 3.0 or 2.0 compatible devices.

The charging speed that you’ll get from the Quick Charge port is actually quite good. It’s not really different in terms of Amperage Current that you’ll be receiving, however, there’s an increase in voltage during charging from the Quick Charge port.

As a result, you can expect faster charging for your Quick Charge compatible devices with Amp current being more stable throughout the charging process. Also, as we mentioned before, you can use this Quick Charge 3.0 port with Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices as well because it’s backward compatible.

A Limit but a Hight Limit

With all the faster charging going on, there’s still a limit to the Output charging. The Total Output of the charger is 12 Amps, which means that the charging speed will be capped at 12 Amps if you keep adding devices.

So you can actually charge 5 iPads with all 5 PowerIQ ports at 5V/2.4A at the same time because at that point the total Output will be 12 Amps.

However, if you plug a device into the Quick Charge port, then the charging speed of the PowerIQ ports for the iPad will be lowered to be equal to the 12 Amp limit.

With that said, this kind of limit will most likely not be reached unless you’re actually charging more than 3 iPads at a single time. If you’re charging 6 smartphones, then the wall charger will most likely not reach its limit because smartphones require less Amperage Current.

This is one the best USB wall chargers we’ve ever seen because it will not only provide plenty of power for charging smartphones or tablets, but it also applies to charging a power bank.

Many power banks have 2A Input changing and some power banks like the Anker PowerCore 268000mAh or EasyAcc 26,000mAh power bank have 2 Micro-USB Input ports.

So using this wall charger would be ideal for recharging a power bank at full speed. Actually, it can charge many power banks at full speed.

 1 iPad Charging2 iPads Charging3 iPads Charging4 iPads Charging5 iPads Charging
1st iPad Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
2nd Pad Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
3rd iPad Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
4th iPad Speed5V/2.4A5V/2.4A
5th iPad Speed5V/2.4A
Total Output5V/2.4A4.8A7.2A9.6A12A

Design

Of course, this wall charger does not feature built-in plug pins because if that were to happen, then the charger would be sagging from the wall outlet and falling out.

Instead, it opts to use to use a power cord, for easier access and an overall better user experience. The wall charger itself is perfectly designed with a very predictable size.

It’s 4.1 inches in length, 3.1 inches wide and 1.1 inches thick. It weighs 7.8 ounces. Overall the dimensions and weight of the wall charger are to be expected for a 6-port wall charger.

 

The power cord that comes with the wall charger is 5 feet long, and when you connect it to an outlet or a surge protector, you can freely place it on a desk or whichever surface is easy to access.

The best thing about wall chargers like these is that the charging ports are all on aligned one after another in a horizontal orientation. It’s very easy to plug in 6 charging cables and to charge 6 devices all at once.

For traveling purpose, there’s really nothing holding you back. If you find that the power cord or the size of the wall charger itself is a hassle to travel with; then it would be best to search for a lower port wall charger. This is because nearly every 6 port wall charger will have the same design scheme.

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Similar 6-Port Charging Station

Build

Most of the wall charger is made of plastic, except for the faceplate that’s made of Aluminum Alloy. It’s a brushed metal surface that makes the wall charger look quite good and is strongly placed so it won’t fall out.

Overall, the outer structure of the wall charger is great and there’s nothing wrong with it unless you drop it.

It’s on the inside that the 6 Port wall charger is supposed to excel and it does well at it. It has Anker’s Multi-Protection safety system which has various safety tech like Temperature control,

Total Current Limiter, Surge Protection, and Short-Circuit Protection. When 5 or 6 devices are connected to the wall charger all the same time, the charger can tend to get quite hot.

This is because there’s a lot of Amp current that’s being pushed out during charging, which generates heat. As a result, the temperature controller is able to limit Amp current if the wall charger becomes too hot and by doing so it avoids damage to the wall charger and your devices.

Reliability

This is near the max potential that wall chargers can be taken. Not only can you charge 6 devices all at once, but you can most likely charge nearly all of them at max speed.

This wall charger is perfect if you expect a to be charging many of your own devices all at the same time, or if you have many people that need to charge their devices in a single place; then this would be the ideal charging machine. It’s definitely a wall charger that would make the best use of in a college dorm.

If you’re worried about traveling with this wall charger, there’s not much reason to be. This is because the power cord is removable and the charger itself is quite small considering the number of ports it has.

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Summary

Power:

There’s nothing to complain about here. The PowerPort 6 has 6 charging ports to charge 6 devices at the same time. You’ll most likely be charging every single one of your devices at its max speed.

Additionally, one of the 6 ports uses Quick Charge 3.0 that can be used to charge Quick Charge 3.0 or 2.0 compatible devices at a fast charging rate. Even with the 12 Amp Output limit, there’s not much holding this wall charger back.

Design:

The one real problem that few people will have is the use of a power cord. This is because you may want to travel and the power cord may be just another thing to worry about.

However, everything else is good from the short dimensions to the relatively lightweight. Although there’s no LED light to indicate that the wall charger is working, that would have been nice to have.

Build:

It’s a strong and solid build on the outside with  Aluminum Alloy plate where the charging ports are.

The real build is on the inside with plenty of safety tech, but the wall charger can heat up if you’re charging 5 to 6 ports at the same time.

Reliability:

Of course, it’s reliable with the ability to charge 6 devices at the same time and near their max charging speed. Portability can be a tough thing with the power cord, though.

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Specs of the Anker PowerPort+ 6 with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Output:

Power IQ: 5V/2.4A Per Port

Single Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 3.6-6.5V/2.4A | 6.5-9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: Yes
  • LED Power Indicator: No
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7 Ounces

Conclusion:

If you’re questioning whether you should get this wall charger, then the answer is a “Yes”. It really doesn’t have any limit unless you want to charge more than 6 devices at once.

It’s not even charging smartphones, and tablets at what it’s great at; recharging devices like power banks will be done at their max speeds. Ultimately, for any USB charging needs, this fast charging 6-port wall charger has got you covered.

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