Review: Poweradd 5-Port USB Wall Charger with USB-C and QC 3.0

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Poweradd 5-Port USB Charger Desktop Charging Station
88.75

Power

9/10

    Design

    10/10

      Build

      10/10

        Reliability

        7/10

          Pros

          • All of its charging ports are fast. With them being able to Output 2.4 Amps out of standard ports, a USB-C port and a Quick Charge port.
          • Has a Max Output of 8 Amps.
          • Really small size that makes it perfect for traveling.

          Cons

          • The wall charger is more geared towards those that can use USB-C and Quick Charge ports.

          USB wall chargers are the basis of charging electronics and this is mostly because they must be relied on for many other charging electronics.

          Power banks may be portable powering devices, but after they run out of power capacity they have to be recharged using a USB wall charger.

          The same goes even for Wireless chargers, and even though there isn’t a wire going into your smartphones, the Qi wireless charger must have a charging cable going into it that’s plugged into a USB wall charger.

          Overall, USB wall chargers are vital for the charging technology circle as they play vital roles into other charging electronics functioning properly.

          This USB wall charger is wall charger that takes advantage of some very important and powerful charging technologies that are now slowly growing.

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          Power

          Output Charging:      USB-C: 5V/3.0A    |     3 USB Ports: 5V/2.4A    |      Quick Charge 3.0:  3.6-6.5V/3.0A    –   6.5-9V/2.0A    –    9-12V/1.5A

          The most important aspects of this Poweradd USB wall charger is that it uses a bunch of fast charging tech that is able to accommodate nearly every way of charging for devices that can use the tech. Let’s go through them all.

          3 USB Ports  – 5V/2.4A

          The 3 USB ports in the middle of the wall charger are able to Output a Max standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A each.

          This means that you can charge all your standard charging devices, which are basically a device that doesn’t use USB-C or Quick Charge, at their max charging speeds.

          This is very useful for not only smartphones but VERY useful for charging tablets at their max speeds like a tablet since tablets like iPads have a max charging speed of 2.4 Amps.

          Even if you want to charge your Quick Charge and USB-C compatible device with these Standard Output ports, there’s really no negatives as the 2.4 Amp charging speed is basically the max charging speed before getting into Quick Charge territory and it should still be fast enough to charge those devices still quite fast.

          Overall, using these 3 ports can provide a perfect recharge speed not only for smartphones, and tablets but also for devices like power banks. Since most power banks have a recharge rate of 2 Amps or higher, you can very well charge 3 power banks at the same time at their max charging speeds.

          Quick Charge 3.0 Port:

          The Quick Charge port is able to accommodate those devices that are compatible with Quick Charge tech and when done so you’re able to receive blazing fast charging. This is because Quick Charge speeds are up to 3 Amps with increased Voltage of up to 6.5 Volts.

          Even when Amperage charging goes down, the Voltage increases and this means that you’re charging for Quick Charge compatible smartphones is able to stay more constant.

          It’s with this port that you can very well charge your smartphones that are compatible with either Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 to a power capacity of 60% in about just 30 Minutes.

          USB-C:

          Lastly, there’s the USB-C Output port that can be used with smartphones and other devices that use USB-C for charging. This port must be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable for it to actually be used.

          It’s with this port that you can charge your USB-C charging devices at their max charging speeds, or you can use the Quick Charge port for max charging as well if your smartphones are compatible with Quick Charge.

          The Type-C charging port is able to Output 5V/3.0A, so it’s not enough to charge MacBooks at their max charging speeds but it’s still enough to accommodate a USB-C device to charge very quickly.

          Overall Output Charging:

          So the max Output of the USB wall charger is 8 Amps and this means even if you’re pushing all the charging ports to their limits, the max charging speed for each of the ports is going to be 5V/1.6A.

          This isn’t that bad in terms of how the charging speeds of 5 devices are. with that said, if you want the fast possible charging for the device that you’re charging, then it’s best to know what the max charging speed of each of the devices you’re charging is.

          This is mainly to ensure that you’re charging your devices at the fastest possible charging speed, and this is absolutely vital for when you’re using the USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0 port, since those charging ports offer the fastest charging speeds, and you can don’t want your Quick Charge or USB-C compatible device to charge 5X times slower than it should.

          The Max Output of the wall charger is pretty good, it’s just that you’re going to need to limit charging for a certain amount of devices.

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          Design

          Size and Weight:

          It’s a very small wall charger that is perfect for traveling as its dimensions are short and the weight is really light.

          The PowerAdd USB wall charger has a length and width of 3.1 inches, and a thickness of 0.78 inches. So it can easily just fit into a backpack, purse or any bag for that matter. Weight won’t be an issue as the wall charger weighs only 5.7 ounces.

          It’s perfect for traveling, taking to the office, or library.

          Functional Components:

          There’s not much to say about the functional side of things since the USB wall charger simply has all of its charging ports on a single vertical side.

          It doesn’t use any built-in plug pins and instead, it just uses a power cord that’s about 5 feet long and this allows you to conveniently place it onto a desk and keep the devices that you’re charging close to you.

          The wall charger has a single LED light on top of it that turns on when the wall charger is plugged in.

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          Build

          Structure and Material:

          It’s made of plastic and it holds quite strong with just 3 pieces holding it together with the centerpiece and 2 large side panels. Other than that, there’s not much to say, but the wall charger is built well enough for traveling purposes.

          Tech:

          Of course, what would a powerful multi-port USB wall charger be without its safety tech? The wall charger has a multi-safe protection system that is able to keep charging smooth no matter how many devices you’re charging at the same time.

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          Reliability

          It’s really reliable, and with that said, we feel that this USB wall charger really means for those that either own USB-C or Quick Charge compatible device. It’s even better if you’re using both because then you can take advantage of both of those fast charging options.

          We say this because if you’re just buying the wall charger to just use the Normal USB ports, then all you have are 2 Ports that are completely useless to you.

          Then, in that case, it’s better to search for a USB wall charger that is more on the universal side like this RAVPower 4 port wall charger that has all of its standard USB charging ports at Max standard charging rate, and no usage of special charging tech.

          We do think it’s a reliable USB wall charger, but we think that it’s the MOST reliable for those that can use the 2 main fast charging technologies.

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          Summary:

          Power:

          Even though it does have a power cap that can result in all of the USB ports being limited to just 1.6 Amps each, the charging speeds of each of the ports are very fast. The 3 standard charging ports are able to Output 5V/2.4A and that’s the max standard charging speed.

          The other 2 ports can provide blazing fast charging for the devices that are compatible with them like USB-C and Quick Charge compatible smartphones.

          Design:

          It’s small and really light, it’s those qualities that make it perfect for traveling. The usage of a power cord is completely understandable as it provides better versatility for placing the wall charger to where you want it and having your charging devices close by.

          Build:

          The build is nothing special but it holds well and has a Multi-Protection safety system in place to keep charging smooth.

          Reliability:

          For the most part, this Poweradd USB wall charger is highly reliable but it’s much MORE reliable for those that can take advantage of the Quick Charge and USB-C port.

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          Specs of the Poweradd 5-Port USB Charger Desktop Charging Station:

          • Output:  

          USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

          3 USB Ports: 5V/2.4A

          Quick Charge 3.0 Port:  3.6-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

          • Input:
          • Quick Charge: Yes
          • LED Power Indicator: Yes
          • Size: 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.78 inches
          • Weight: 5.7 Ounces

          Conclusion

          We’re now in an era where USB wall chargers, just like power banks, are able to make use different charging technologies.

          So now it’s gotten to the point that you can purchase a wall charger based on your special charging needs. If you want a USB wall charger with a few max standard charging ports, along with USB-C and Quick Charge ports, now you can. This is because this Poweradd wall charger is able to provide that.

           

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