Review of Anker PowerPort chargers with USB Type-C

We often say that the USB Type-C port is the most relevant and promising, and we have long given it priority in comparison with the equally popular microUSB. Among other advantages of a more modern interface is the support for really powerful charging, which allows you to charge not only smartphones and tablets, but also laptops. Today we will talk about three fairly powerful chargers from Anker – two network models and one car.

All of them are delivered in beautiful cardboard packages that open like books. Each comes with a small user manual in several languages.

The first to see the largest and most powerful Anker PowerPort III 2-Port 60W CPU worth about$60. This model is positioned as a tourist, for which the mains plug is made removable, and three plugs for US/UK/EU sockets are included. Fixing the forks is very easy and fast, and the set itself takes up very little space. The PowerPort III 2-Port 60W is admittedly not such a big model for its maximum power of 60 watts. But there are only two ports, but both are Type – C, so you can simultaneously charge, for example, two modern Apple MacBook laptops (well, or a laptop and a smartphone).

Like other models from this review, this memory supports proprietary PowerIQ 3.0 technology, which determines the "voracity" of the connected device and gives it the maximum possible power for the fastest charging. Specifically, Anker PowerPort III 2-Port 60W supports PD with a voltage up to 20 V, as well as QC 2.0 (for some reason there is no support for 3.0). Our measurements showed that the real output power is even slightly higher than the stated one – about 65 watts, and all this power can be taken from one port (the second, of course, remains unused). And when charging two devices, the maximum power will simply be divided between the two devices.

The next in line is the compact ANKER PowerPort III Nano CPU, which costs about 1.5 thousand rubles. It has very compact dimensions and very little protrudes from the socket. It has only one USB Type-C port, of course, with support for PowerIQ 3.0 technology and a maximum power of 20 watts. This means that you can charge a modern iPhone, iPad / iPad Pro and even a MacBook from it (although slower than with the previous memory).

On the charging itself, the maximum permissible loads of 15 and 20 Volts are indicated at a voltage of 5 and 9 Volts, respectively. For some reason, nothing is said about 12V, but in fact the PowerPort III Nano supports such a voltage (again, there is support for QC 2.0, but there is no QC 3.0). Our measurements showed again a slight excess relative to the stated figures – at 9 and 12 Volts at the output, you can "squeeze" about 21.5 Watts, but at 5 Volts you really can't get more than 15 Watts (at least without a significant voltage drop). In general, if your smartphone supports charging 18 watts, then the PowerPort III Nano will charge the smartphone at the maximum possible "speed"for it (the smartphone).

Well, the last one is the Anker PowerDrive PD+ 2 car charger, which uses all the same fast charging technologies, so if you need to quickly charge a tablet, drone or walkie-talkie when traveling outside the city - here is an inexpensive option for you at a price of about $23.

Lutovinov Maxim (aka KoK)

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