Review: Tronsmart USB-C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

Tronsmart USB-C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

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8.8

Power

9.0/10

Design

8.5/10

Build

8.5/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Features a Quick Charge Port and a USB-C port
  • The standard USB-C Port can still fast charge a USB-C Android smartphone
  • Both ports can be used at full power at the same time

Cons

  • Does not feature Power Delivery
  • Does not have a LED light

The use of modern charging technologies with car chargers is perhaps the best type of innovation when it comes to charging in general. This is especially true if you’re one someone that drives a lot, then charging your devices while you’re commuting is probably a common occurrence.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at Tronsmart’s USB-C port Quick Charge car charger. The charger does have a USB-C port and it also has a Quick Charge 3.0 port, too.

Power

Output Charging:

As we just mentioned, there are two powerful ports to use. There are a Quick Charge 3.0 port and a standard USB-C port on this Tronsmart car charger.

So, as you can tell, this charger is going to be most helpful for those that own an Android smartphone. The Quick Charge port can still be used for Non-Quick Charge compatible phones and it can still fast charge Quick Charge 2.0 smartphones, which quite a few Android phones still use, such as many of Samsung Galaxy S and Note phones.

The USB-C port on this car charger does not feature Power Delivery, that’s just something that we’d thought we should make quite clear. However, just because the USB-C port doesn’t have 18W of charging power, it’s the use of 15W is still really good.

Actually, the 15W charging rate from the USB-C port can still be as effective as the Quick Charge port. That’s true in our tests with charging a Samsung Galaxy S8 with the USB-C port. As it’s able to fast charge the smartphone, just as the Quick Charge port can.

Of course, when it comes to using the USB-C port, you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable for a USB-C compatible device.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of the charger is 2.7 inches in length and it has a 1.4 inch in thickness. The charger weighs 0.98 ounces.

Functional Components:

The charger has both of its ports on the same side, with the Quick Charge port being colored Green. The two ports also have labels with the USB-A port being connected to a Qualcomm Quick Charge logo, and the other port has a “3A” logo to show that it’s able to supply 15W of charging power.

The design flaw with this car charger is that there are no LED lights and that can prove bothersome when you’re trying to use the car charger at night. Since you can’t see the charger in the first place.

Build

Structure and Material:

The charger is made of plastic, and the housing for the charger is built in a way that it won’t fall apart when pulling it and placing it back into a 12Volt outlet.

Tech:

The charger doesn’t heat up, and that’s because the charging speed from it slows down if the temperature of it does go up.

Reliability

The most reliable way to use this car charger is if you have a Quick Charge compatible USB-C Android smartphone.

If you have a USB-C Android smartphone that’s not Quick Charge compatible, that works too, as you can still use the USB-C port for a fast charging speed.

Charging an iPhone with this Tronsmart car charger can also be done, but you won’t be able to take advantage of either of the fast charging technologies with the two ports.

Summary:

Power:

The two ports offer quite a lot of power, even though the USB-C port does not feature Power Delivery, you’re still able to fast charge a USB-C Android smartphone that is also Quick Charge compatible.

You’re also able to use the full power of the two ports at the same time since the max output of the charger is 33W.

Design:

The use of a LED power light would have made using this car charger at night a whole lot easier.

Build:

The build quality of this car charger is done well, the frontal part is a single large piece that won’t break apart from pulling it out of the 12Volt port.

Reliability:

The use of USB-C and a Quick Charge port make this a highly reliable car charger for a modern day Android smartphone.

On the other hand, the same cannot be said about an iPhone, even though it can be charged through the USB-A Quick Charge port, it’s better to get a Power Delivery car charger along with a USB-C to Lightning cable for fast charging an iPhone while driving.

Specs of the Tronsmart USB-C Car Charger with Quick Charge:

  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 3.6V-6.5V/3A | 6.5V-9V/2A, | 9V-12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Port: 15W

Max Output: 33W

  • Input: 12-24V 
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size: 2.7 x 1.4 x 0.97 inches 
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

Conclusion:

Tronsmart’s USB-C Quick Charge car charger is one of the best car chargers to get if you want an optimal charging speed while driving for an Android smartphone.

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