Review: Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Wall Charger

Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Wall Charger

9.3

Power

10.0/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

10.0/10

Reliability

8.5/10

Pros

  • Feature PowerIQ with all of its charging ports
  • 2 Quick Charge ports

Cons

  • Charging ports are very close together

USB wall chargers can have many different technologies implemented into them which is why they’re one of the most reliable ways to charge our electronics. One of the most prevalent technologies that this wall charger uses is “Smart Charging” and Quick Charge.

Most charging electronic companies have their own Smart charging and what that really means is that the charging ports are able to Output a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Then there’s the Quick Charge technology that’s able to charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speeds.

This is the Anker PowerPort Speed 5 that brings the two main technologies together into the same charging port. In this case, there’s the Quick Charge 3.0 and PowerIQ charging that go together.

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Power

Output Charging:

The PowerPort Speed 5 is separated into 2 parts. There’s the 2 Blue charging port that features Quick Charge 3.0 and PowerIQ charging. Then there’s the normal PowerIQ charging ports.

2 Blue Charging Ports:

The two Blue charging ports feature Quick Charge 3.0 charging that will be able to charge your Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 devices at their max charging speeds. The Quick Charge speeds are 3.6V-6.5V / 3A, 6.5V-9V / 2A, 9V-12V / 1.5A.

Also, the Quick Charge port still uses PowerIQ charging and that means you can still use Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices and the charging ports will still output 5V/2.4A charging speeds to those devices.

3 PowerIQ charging ports

The 3 normal charging ports are the ones that don’t feature Quick Charge tech but do use PowerIQ charging and each of these charging ports have a charging Output of 5V/2.4A.

Ultimately, you can use your standard charging devices with any of the charging ports and they’ll be able to charge at their max charging speeds, it’s just that if you have a Quick Charge compatible smartphone, then that should be used with the Quick Charge ports.

The Max Output of the PowerPort Speed 5 is 8 Amps all at once.

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Design

Size and Weight:

It’s a small USB wall charger and you can take the PowerPort Speed 5 with you on your travels if you wanted to.

It has a length of 3.9 inches, a width of 2.8 inches and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 7.5 ounces.

Functional Components:

The spacing between the charging ports is similar to lots of other wall chargers, take for example the AllMaybe 6 Port wall charger. So if you’re charging 5 devices at once with the PowerPort Speed 5, things can look disorganized.

There’s a 5-foot power cord that comes with the wall charger and that makes it useful to place the wall charger wherever you’d like. Once the wall charger is plugged in, then there’s a Blue Light above the charging ports that turn on to indicate that it’s ready for charging.

Build

Structure and Material:

The PowerPort Speed 5 is made of plastic, but it’s very durable and doesn’t have any weak parts to it. The charging port receptacles hold a charging cable very well and won’t fall out even if you give it a slight tug, which makes using your device while they’re charging a great experience.

Tech:

On the tech side, the PowerPort Speed 5 uses Anker’s Multi Safe Protection to make sure that charging is safe for you and your devices.

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Reliability

We think that even though the PowerPort Speed has 2 charging ports that have Quick Charge, that it’s still reliable for everyone to use. Since even the Quick Charge ports have PowerIQ charging and you can use standard charging devices with it.

In the past, Anker did have this kind of technology, because the Quick Charge ports would have ONLY Quick Charge and not PowerIQ charging. That changes here.

As a result, this wall charger is reliable for everyone that uses it.

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Summary

Power:

There are 2 charging ports that make use of Quick Charge and PowerIQ charging. The other 3 ports use PowerIQ charging. Overall, the charging power doesn’t hinder no matter what device you’re charging with it.

Design:

It’s a small and lightweight charger that can be portable. The charging ports are quite close to each and that can be a hassle if you’re charging many devices at once.

Build:

It has a strong build and makes use of Anker’s Multi Safe Protection system to make sure that things don’t get heated up and dangerous even when you’re using all the charging ports.

Reliability:

Even though the normal the consensus for a wall charger like this would be that it’s most reliable for those that only Quick Charge compatible devices.

That’s not so much the case here because even the Non-Quick Charge compatible devices are going to be able to charge at their max charging speeds because the Blue Charging ports have PowerIQ tech.

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Specs of the Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Wall Charger:

  • Output:

Blue Charging Ports with Quick Charge:  3.6V-6.5V / 3A, 6.5V-9V / 2A, 9V-12V / 1.5A       AND      5V/2.4A

Power IQ Charging ports: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: Yes
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 ounces

Conclusion:

We appreciate what Anker has done not only with the PowerPort Speed 5 but what other of their wall chargers are doing.

Which is combining their Smart Charging technology along with Quick Charge tech to ensure that everyone gets their fast charging no matter what port they use.

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