AUKEY 2-Port USB-C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0
Car charging isn’t really the most used type of charging electronics on the market, but at the same time, they can actually be very useful for us. That’s because many people these days drive a car, and if you’re reading this review then there’s a high chance that you’re searching for a car charger to use while you’re driving. It’s a good idea to always have a car charger because you never know when you’ll have to charge your smartphone while you’re driving. As apps such as Google Maps are used quite heavily because they’re very useful if you’re going somewhere that you’re not familiar with.
This Aukey car charger isn’t just your regular car charger and that’s because it has two charging ports. With one port using Quick Charge and the other pots being a USB-C port. Both of these are fast charging technologies that are very useful for most smartphones these days.
As we mentioned, there are two charging ports on this charger, so let’s see what each of them has to offer.
USB-C is the new standard of connectivity and charging for portable devices. At least it’s a rising one anyways as many new Andriod smartphones are now using the new USB-C standard. It doesn’t just stop at smartphones though, and that’s because many tablets and even laptops are using USB-C. So we’re getting to a point where you’re able to charge your smartphone and laptop with the same charger.
So the use of a USB-C port with this Aukey car charger is actually very innovative as you can use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable with it to charge USB-C compatible devices. That said, just something to know is that this car charger’s USB-C port does NOT feature Power Delivery. Of course, it has a fast charging speed of 5V/3.0A. So that can charge USB-C compatible smartphones at a fast charging speed, but it’s not Power Delivery.
So Power Delivery compatible smartphones such as the Google Pixel 2 or the Essential Phone are not able to charge at their max charging speed. Neither is a USB-C compatible MacBook because it’s also Power Delivery compatible, but you can still charge USB-C laptops with a 5V/3.0A (15W) charging speed.
Another thing to know is that you can also use this USB-C port to charge a device such as an iPhone X and iPhone 8 with a USB-C to Lightning charging cable.
The USB-A port on this car charger uses Quick Charge and so it’s very useful for those that own Quick Charge compatible devices. That said, if you’re just charging standard, Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices, then this charger will be able to output a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.
The max output of this car charger is 33W, and that’s perfect. That’s because with the max output of this car charger being 33W, you’re able to use the max power of both the USB-C port and Quick Charge at the same time. As the USB-C port has an output of 15W, and the Quick Charge port has a charging speed of 18W. Add that together and you get 33W.
Size and Weight:
The size of this car charger is very small and Aukey is basically the master of creating very small car chargers. Just take a look at their 2-port flush fit car charger. The entire charger can fit into a 12Volt outlet and basically becomes a part of your car.
This Aukey USB-C Quick Charge car charger is also quite small with its length of 2.3 inches and a width of 1.2 inches. The weight of it is 0.8 Ounces.
Just like any car charger, all you have to do is just place this car charger into a 12Volt outlet, turn your car on and you’re ready to charge your devices. The two charging ports, the USB-A port, and USB-C port are at the front.
The one thing that was missing from this car charger’s design is a LED light. Most car chargers on the market use some sort of light to indicate that the charger is ready to be used and charge your devices. This one does not, but at the same time, it makes sense. Tha’s because lights can be distracting while driving, especially if they’re coming from within your own car.
Structure and Material:
The build quality of this charger is solid. Ther are really only two pieces that make up the centerpiece of the charger and that would be the large front and the charging ports panels at the back.
If you’re using the max power of this charger, then the car charger will actually get a little warm. If you’re charging on those hot summer days, then there’s nothing to worry about and that’s because the charger is able to slow down charging if it does get too warm.
This is a great car charger to purchase if you’re someone that owns a Quick Charge compatible smartphone, and also if you have a USB-C compatible device; the USB-C compatible device could be your smartphone and any other USB-C devices that you may own. At those two charging technologies are the main reason that you should be getting this car charger for.
If you’re just able to use standard charging without Quick Charge, or USB-C, then it’s best to go for Aukey’s very simple but powerful Flush Fit car charger.
Charging power is very good with this car using a USB-C 15W port and a Quick Charge 18W port. You can use both of the ports at the same time.
It’s a very small car charger that’s also very easy to use as soon as you connect it to a 12Volt Outlet. That said, it would have been nice to have an LED light.
The build quality of this car charger is good and it does slow down charging if it gets too hot.
It’s a very reliable car charger if you’re able to take advantage of the charging tech from each of the ports. If not, then it’s better to go for something more simpler.
Specs of the Aukey 2-Port USB-C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:
USB-C Port: 3.6V-6.5V 3A | 6.5V-9V 2A | 9V-12V 1.5A
USB-A Port: 5V/3.0A
Max Output: 33W
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 0.8 Ounces
This Aukey car charger is one of the most useful and powerful car chargers for the new generation of fast charging tech. If you already own a device that is compatible with either USB-C or Quick Charge, then this car charger is a great option to purchase.
AUKEY USB-C Car Charger with 5V/3A USB C & Quick Charge 3.0 Ports for Google Pixel / XL, Samsung Note8 / S8, LG V20 and More | Qualcomm Certified
- Refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A Port + 5V 3A USB Type-C Port
- Compatible with all USB powered devices including Quick Charge 2.0 & Apple phones & tablets
- Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
- Package Contents: AUKEY CC-Y1 Car Charger, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Product Replacement Warranty Card