USB wall chargers are one of the most used charging methods as nearly any new device that you purchase such as a smartphone or tablet come with a wall charger. That said, USB wall chargers usually have very few USB ports with about a single port or two ports. That can be a problem if you have lots of devices to charge at a single time, and also those types of chargers don’t always have special charging technologies such as Quick Charge or USB Type-C.
That is why USB charging stations such as this QICENT charger are the most useful products when it does come to powering lots of devices at once. In this case, Quick Charge and USB-C are being used and that opens more options for some people that are able to use those technologies. Let’s take a closer look at what this QICENT charger has to offer.
In total there are 6 USB ports with this charger and each of them is quite powerful
There are 4 standard ports meaning that they don’t use Quick Charge and neither are they USB Type-C. They’re basically universal ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and are great for charging standard devices such as iPhones or iPads as an iPad has a max charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Also, these ports are perfect to use with any Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices too.
Single Quick Charge port and USB Type-C:
The main attraction of this USB charging station is its use of Quick Charge and Type-C. The Quick Charge port has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A and so it’s able to charge your Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed. Of course, if you’re using a device that doesn’t use Quick Charge with this port, then it defaults back to being able to output 5V/2.4A and no Quick Charge power.
Lastly, the Type-C port is for devices that use USB-C only for charging. As you can only use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable with this port to charge USB-C devices such as the Newer MacBooks, the Galaxy S8/ Newer HTC smartphones and there are even quite a few tablets that are using Type-C to charge as well. The charging speed that this port is able to output is 5V/3.0A.
Max Output Power Usage:
The max output of power with this USB charging station is 10A or 50W in other terms. That’s a good max output of power. There are just a few things to know. If you want to use the Quick Charge and USB-C port at the same time, and also use the standard ports too, then it’s best to use just use a single standard port when you’re using the Quick Charge and USB-C port. That’s because using two standard ports along with the other two powerful ports goes over the max output of power and that’s when charging power is separated between the ports.
As a result of the power splitting, you may not be receiving max charging power when it comes to the Quick Charge or USB-C port. That said, If you’re only using the 4 standard USB ports, then you can use them all at the same time with at their max power of 5V/2.4A, as the max output of power being reached will be 9.6A out of the 10A that the QICENT USB charging station is capable of.
Size and Weight:
The size of this QICENT USB charging station is great. That’s because it has a length of just 3.9 inches, a width of 2.8 inches and a thickness of 1.1 inches. Even though it does have a lot of ports, this USB charging station isn’t going to take up a lot of space at all when you place it on a surface. The weight of it is 12.8 ounces, so nothing too heavy and weighs similar to other 6-Port USB wall chargers.
Just like most USB charging stations that use 6 ports, all of the ports are on the same side and they’re faced horizontally. There’s just a certain order that the ports are in, with the Quick Charge 2.0 port being all the way at the top, the USB-C port is all the way at the bottom and the 4 standard ports are in between the two other ports.
The charger uses a 3.9 feet power cord. Even though we did go over the dimensions of the charger, the design that it has is very modern. With very precise sharp edges, it’s able to look rather aesthetic on any surface. Just one thing is missing though and that would be the usage of a LED power indicator. When you plug it in, you don’t really know if it’s activated other than knowing that it’s plugged into an AC Outlet. It’s a minor aspect that would have added to this charger’s already great presentation.
Structure and Material:
The structure of this charger is absolutely solid. As the charger is just made up of two separate pieces. There’s a silver part that has all the USB ports and then there’s the white part that has a fully uni-body structure which is something that not too many other USB charging stations have.
On the tech side, this USB charger does a great job at keeping things cool. As you can charge lots of devices at once, which includes the usage of the Quick Charge and USB-C port and still not have this charger overheat on you.
Of course, the reliability of this QICENT USB charger is relying on whether you need to use the Quick Charge or USB-C charging ports as that’s the main part of this product. That said, if you do have devices that are Quick Charge compatible and also need to use the USB-C port too, then this QICENT charger is one of your best options on the market.
If you have no use for either of the fast charging technologies that this charger has to offer, then we recommend just normal USB charging stations.
The power is plentiful with this charger as it has 6-ports and the use of Quick Charge and USB-C ensure that you can charge your compatible devices at their max charging speed. While at the same time charging standard devices too. The 10A max output is enough to charge quite a few devices at the same time.
It has a very small size and the straight edges really make this a good looking USB charger to use on any surface.
Its build quality can only be described to be solid with it having a near uni-body structure and the absence of heating is very welcoming.
To put it simply, if you need the Quick Charge and USB-C power then this USB charging station can be your best option. If not, then it’s a no-go.
Specs of the QICENT 6-Port Quick Charge and Type-C Charging Station:
Standard USB Ports: 5V/2.4A
Quick Charge Port: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A
Type-C Port: 5V/3.0A
Max Output: 10A total
AC Input: 100-125V
- Type-C: Yes
- LED Power Indicator: No Power Indicator
- Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 12.8 Ounces
QICENT’s 6-Port USB charging station is one of the most useful chargers that we’ve reviewed with its use of two very helpful charging technologies. When you add in its stellar design it all comes together to make a powerful and sleek charging experience.