I was lucky enough to win this charger in the “Share Your Robovac Moments and Win” promotion and wanted to share my initial thoughts.
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Anker produces quite a few PowerPort chargers in various shapes, sizes, outputs and connections so there’s one to suit your requirements.
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So what do we have here?
This is a premium charger with a USB and USB-C output.
It has GaN technology, never heard of it? You’re not alone.
Its essentially a different kind of material used inside which gives better efficiency, cooler operation and a smaller size.
Have a read here if you want to know more about GaN;
USB - PowerIQ 2.0 15w
USB-C - PowerIQ 3.0 45w
Depth is 7cm without a cable inserted.
Here it’s compared to the PowerPort III Mini for size.
Simple packaging in the brands regular blue and white colourway.
Nice looking charger, gloss white finish with light grey front section surrounding the output ports.
Plug it into the wall socket, grab your favourite PowerLine and start charging your device!
I’ve used both outputs for simultaneous charging and the charger doesn’t generate any heat which is reassuring.
With Power IQ 3 you can trust this to charge almost whatever you plug into it at the highest speed possible.
For testing purposes I’ve charged the iPad Pro 10.5” which has a 8134mah battery using the PowerLine+ II USB-C to Lightning cable.
From completely flat (won’t turn on) the following are screen grabs of charging percentages per 30 minutes of charging.
Who Would Use This?
Anyone with anything to charge, simple!
Fast charging for most devices.
With dual output types you can utilise existing cables.
It’s still quite deep and factoring in the addition of a cable this would stand proud 10cm from the wall socket - not so good if you need this to go behind a unit.
If you’re in the market for a new, or want to upgrade the charger that came with your device, there’s absolutely no reason why you wouldn’t buy this charger.