UK PowerPort Atom III Slim 63w Lands on Amazon.co.uk

It’s landed!
Dual USBC and USBA, great travel companion.

Check it out here,

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About time lol, hope I sells good over there

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I think it will especially with the 45/18w USBC.
Although the 45w output drops to 30w drop if both USBC outputs are in use. But still a very useful charger @ikari04warrior :+1:t2:

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Are you sure? I think only the 45W drops down to 30W.

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Now it’s out and more details, this is definitively a step in the right direction.

The ratio of C to A is more in balance to our needs, the slim design makes is easier to pack and the C8 cord makes it work in more places, like the typical travel issue of one power socket in an awkward place now becomes 4 USB sockets in a more accessible spot. You’d tend to pair this with short USB cables as you get the net cable length you need from the C8 cord. The bundled 5ft cord you can replace with longer if you needed a bit more flexibility.

I’m back home now having lived off a Nano and a Mini giving me 1 C 2 A 30W, and so this is more suited to my needs.

If it’s launch price is £46 implies within days it will be £37 using the usual 19% discount and patience will get you the odd £28

To keep momentum, the obvious next step is to work on the intelligence. To ringfence 15W to two A ports is the wrong way to go you should be able to take the total 60W budget and allow it to all go to 1 port if used, or share it out on a basis TBD as ports used. So this current product shares

  • C port is 45W, unless other C port is used then its 30W + 18W
  • A ports share 15W
  • max is therefore 63W made up of 30W+18W+15W
  • so you have one port which is either 45W or 30W, another port always 18W and two ports always sharing 15W.

To make it more intelligent it should be moving in a direction of:

  • C port is 60W (or 65W)
  • unless other port used, and then 60W drops based on the demands of the other ports

There are plenty of laptops which won’t accept less than 45W but benefit from 60W, if you swapped the bundled laptop charger for my imagined better future version of this product then so long as you didn’t plug in anything needing more than 15W in the other ports, your laptop would still recharge. Under this current product as soon as you plugged anything in the other C port, the laptop would stop recharging even if the added device needed only 10W. So for weight / size conscious travelers, there is a need for more intelligence within these multiport chargers. Once I see that, then I’ll give it a wow response.

My interpretation of the listing agrees with yours, the 45W drops to 30W if 2nd C port is used, so you have basically two chargers here sharing a power cord. A dual C charger is 45W if one of its 2 ports used, becomes a 30W+18W if the 2nd C port used, the dual A charger is 15W. These 4 ports total don’t share a power budget, you have a 48W budget and a 15W budget independent of each other, no intelligence across 4 ports, only intelligence across just 2 of the 4 ports. A step forwards but more can be done.

Not true. It isn’t 45W+18W when using two C ports. It’s 30W+18W when using two C ports as 15W is always locked away in the 2 A ports. Anker need to really tighten up and 100% precision in all the words in their listings, someone will buy this charger, plug in their iphone into the 18W port and then say the product is not giving 45W to their laptop, it’s getting 30W, not 45W.

You’re not getting 45W port and 18W port, you’re getting either 45W port, or a 30W and 18W port. Anker should edit this to match the rest of their details.

If you bought this charger, and had a MPB and an iPhone, you’d get more Wattage if you carried a C-C cable and a A-L cable so the iPhone got 12W from the A port when plugged in and the MBP would always get 45W, and if you needed to charge a smaller Wattage device (buds, say) you’d use the 2nd A port. So certain combinations of port use are dumber to use, if you carried a C-C and a C-L cables you’d get 48W but if you carried C-C and A-L cables you’d get 57W. You’d need to rarely to use the 2nd C port as it takes away from the 45W port, you’d 1st priority use the A port, and only if you needed 4 ports then use the 2nd C port. So there’s substantial room for improvement from Anker in the intelligence in power budget.

If Anker is making the next version, please reach out via PM and let us share feedback.

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You are correct @Insider

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