What are USB Wall Chargers?

(Last Updated On: January 24, 2017)

USB Wall Charger

Chargers come in many different sizes and provide different technologies but one of the most used types of chargers is the USB Wall Charger. Why is the Wall Charger so commonly used? It’s because of the versatility behind the charger. USB Wall Chargers will usually have many variants with plenty of USB ports for charging and this means that many people can charge their devices at the same time.

Wall chargers are exceptionally portable with now smaller sizing in the past, it’s easier than ever to take a 5 port Wall Charger anywhere and have people around you depend on charging with your wall charger.

Even though Wall Chargers are popular and easy to use, the use of a charging cable is mandatory because every wall charger has USB sockets and a charging cable has to connect into the sockets to actually use the wall charger. Wall Chargers are quite possibly the most advanced space in the charging tech area with innovation being constant.

Take a Look at this USB Wall Charger

PowerPort +3 with Quick Charge 3.0


The above is Anker’s PowerPort+3 Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger. You’ll notice that the bottom two USB ports feature Anker’s PoweriQ and the top USB port uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology that is able to charge devices that feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processor technology. You can find out more about Quick Charge tech here.

Wall chargers now feature options and these options now create innovation to fast charging. Wall chargers can no longer be seen as just wall chargers that you’d buy at a local store because there are now companies that create better tech and overall wall chargers are now a quality based product. If you were to buy off the brand charger with 5 ports, plug in 5 devices into the wall chargers and expect them all to charge at maximum capacity, then you’re in for a disappointment.

Some wall chargers even feature USB Type-C outputs so you can charge devices like the Nexus 5X and 6P at 3.0A speeds. Doors are opened through wall chargers and it brings transparency to basically anyone seeking to charge their device, regardless what kind of a device they have.

Surge Protection

Safety features such as Surge Protections and Short Circuit Prevention are technologies that are now mandatory when using charging tech such as wall chargers because they are the most common of devices to have safety issues due to the insane amount of devices that you can charge at the same time. However, with companies like Anker, the protection of your devices is assured with their safety tech.


Wintech USB Charger Holder
Wintech Charging Stand

USB Chargers come in different forms as well, just because it doesn’t look like a wall charger doesn’t mean it’s not one. Take a look at the above image, you’ve already figured out that it’s a USB Wall Charger but what its main selling point is that it’s a phone holder AND a charger. This is what has meant that Wall Chargers are versatile in their tech and the way they can be designed.

With intelligent tech being added to wall chargers, an evolutionary design being enabled through how they’re used and their insanely cautionary implemented tech features, wall chargers are a product that will stay and move forward far into the future of charging.

To figure out where to chart out your own wall charger to get, sail with Charger Harbor’s upcoming reviews of USB Wall Chargers and set sail!