Review: Anker PowerPort Strip 6 Outlet 4 USB Port

Anker PowerPort Strip

9.8

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Reliability

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has 4 USB Charging ports that all feature PowerIQ charging.
  • Very well built
  • Has a ON/OFF Switch

Cons

  • Max Output for USB charging ports is quite low.

Anker Port PowerStrip

Powerstrips are mainly meant to be used with devices that need to be powered. They’re perfect for the many devices that we use in our daily life like Laptops chargers, TVs, or Lamps.

Also, they extend usage because there’s a lot of AC outlets that are on power strips and as a result, that means a lot more can be done with it. Since you can place powerstrips in nearly any part of your house, that means you can conveniently have power wherever you are.

In this case, this Anker PowerStrip goes a bit further because it not only is a PowerStrip with 6 3-Prong AC Outlets, but it also has 4 USB Output charging ports that can be used to charge your USB charging devices.

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Power

AC Outlets:

Anker Port PowerStrip

The Powerstrip features the usual 3-Prong AC Outlets, and the Output power of the AC portion is 1,875 Watts. Nothing new if you’re familiar with what a powerstrip has to offer and you’ll be able to power all your AC adapter devices quite perfectly.

Also, even though this Powerstrip does have 4 USB charging ports, which we’ll be getting to, it’s funny that you can add a wall charger to the power strip and end up making the Powerstrip a very large USB wall charger with many charging ports.

USB Charging:

Anker Port PowerStrip

At the bottom of the Powerstrip is where there are 4 USB charging ports and each of the USB charging ports features Anker’s PowerIQ technology; which basically means that they’ll be able to Output 5V/2.4A.

2.4 Amps is a Max Standard charging speed and makes it so you can charge almost any device at its max charging speed. However, you can’t charge devices that are compatible with Quick Charge at their max charging speed because none of the USB ports feature Quick Charge.

With that said, there’s still a lot of power to be had with the USB charging ports since altogether they’re capable of an Output of 6 Amps all at once. This means that you can charge 2 iPads at the same time and both of them will be charging at their max charging speeds.

If you’re pushing the USB charging portion of the Anker Powerstrip to its limits then each of the 4 charging ports will have an Output of 5V/1.5A because that way, a Max Output of 6 Amps will still be reached.

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Design

Size and Weight:

Anker Port PowerStrip

It’s a regularly sized Powerstrip and if you’ve used Powerstrips in the past, then you should be prepared to make some space in the area that you intend to use the Powerstrip.

The Anker Powerstrip has a length of 12.8 inches, a width of 2.1 inches, and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight is 1.4 pounds.

Functional Components:

Anker Port PowerStrip

Even though it’s the size of a regular Powerstrip, we think that the AC Outlets are too close together and that can make it difficult to plug-in many differently shaped sized plugs and this is very true for when you’re using Power Bricks that can block parts of other outlets on the strip.

The PowerStrip has an ON/OFF switch that is perfect for when you don’t want any power drawn to your devices when you’re not using them at all and makes it a lot more convenient than unplugging the PowerStrip.

The power cord that it uses is 5.5 feet long and it’s a 3-Prong AC Adapter. Also, the Power cord has a velcro tie that you can use for keep storage organized or if you’re not using the majority of the power cord, then you can use the Velcro to conceal the power cord more.

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Build

Structure and Material:

It’s a solidly built power cord that feels like it can last for years to come. By that we mean it can fall, slide and be hit and it’ll still be able to function properly.

Tech:

Anker Port PowerStrip

Anker has made sure that they implemented their Powerstrip with the necessary safety tech like Surge Protection, a Short-Circuit Breaker and Fire-resistant cable that are all able to keep you and your devices safe during charging.

Although, the power strip does not have a UL certification and that can be worrisome to a few users.

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Reliability

It’s a simple Powerstrip but the usage of 4 USB charging ports is what takes it out of that “Simple” phase since it can charge 4 USB charging devices at the same time and each of the charging ports are capable of providing PowerIQ charging.

All the other aspects of the Powerstrip are pretty normal and what you’d expect with any other one.

Summary

Power:

6 AC Outlets are able to provide lots of power to your appliances and device. The use of 4 USB charging port is awesome.

Design:

The same size as most Powerstrips. However, the AC Outlets are quite close together and that can make it difficult to use all of them if you’re using different sized plugs. You can turn off the power to the strip by using the switch on it.

Build:

It’s really well built by providing a strong physical build and a safe powering environment.

Reliability:

It’s very reliable for using your AC power needs, as well as USB charging needs. That can’t be said about too many other Powerstrips.

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Specs of the Anker PowerPort Strip:

  • Output:     Possible Per Port – 5V/2.4A       Max Output – 6A
  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: No
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 12.8 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 ounces

Conclusion

The Anker Powerstrip goes beyond just regular use. You can charge your USB charging device with it like your smartphone and tablets; so that means you don’t have to use a USB wall charger on the Powerstrip and waste an AC Outlet.

There is more space, more power and great build quality going on here that you should not miss out on.

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