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I need a new charger with PD and usb ports. This seems like a good price from a reputable brand.
Update: Back down to $55 now.
Is this much 'better' than the Tronsmart one @ $25? (other than the USB-C port)
I'm assuming the reason this one is more expensive is the fact that it has USB-C and PD, which means it can charge the Google Pixels and Macbooks to spec, quickly.
I have the tronsmart one and I also have a Macbook Pro 13" 2016 [non touch bar]
I can tell you right now that the Tronsmart one can't charge the Macbook Pro 13" 2016 while you're using it at the same time.
This one, however, can apparently do that with no problem according to these amazon.com reviews:
They say it won't charge the Macbook Pro 13" as quick as the Apple Charger but it's still charging regardless when you're using the laptop. So yeah this thing is definitely a notch better than the Tronsmart one.
The USB-A ports would be better than Tronsmart one in terms of voltage quality and noise level. The USB-C is still 30W only - so Macbook is okay, Macbook Pros - no, too slow.
I use this to charge my 13 pro Touch Bar everyday at 30W
it is very good even if not as fast
Well, it charges slowly. Also, I don't know whether it is worth it considered you can get original 61W one at discounted price from time to time. For Donglebooks, I prefer to use Apple chargers.
When you run these chargers through an USB-C tester/checker, you can see Apple giving original chargers/cables a slight advantage and they offer better reliability in terms of getting fast charge working properly.
I use this as a secondary charger on my 13" 2017 Macbook Pro. No issues with charging while using and does the job well even though its theoretically not rated highly enough to do so.
Purchased because Amazon reviews indicated this would be the case, and I've found that to be correct.
Well, you could also get the Apple 30W one if you want for $15 more. Warranty would probably be better. I managed to get some discounted Apple 29W ones for less than the price of the Anker one.
Tronsmart voltage control is a bit crappy. It doesn't up the voltage smoothly enough for some devices (ie cheap Chinese tablets) to pull full currents. For example, Chuwi Hi10 will pull 2.1Ah from this or 1 - 1.5 from a Tronsmart charger.
Most phones don't have an issue with this though - the Tronsmart my phone pulls 1.5A at ~4.95V, on this 1.5A @ ~5.05V. Haven't got any branded tablets to try it with.
Note if you want a cheap charger and don't need QC or PD you probably want this.
Difference is PowerS/VoltageIQ/PowerIQ/etc. Just differences in how it ups voltage for higher current draws to maintain a stable 5V. Other than that it's PD vs QC vs standard USB - depends which you need.
Anker are definitely among the best for equipment like this. Can't go wrong with them.
I have this, one of the ports failed, which is apparently quite common on this model. Unfortunately I ordered mine from Amazon JP so returning it was going to be to much of a pain to bother.
I now have the 2nd generation version which is much better, would certainly recommend that over the original above. You can score it for the amazing price of $214.04 on Amazon AU (screw you, Amazon AU).
Lol I thought you were joking but it actually is 214.04. Screw you Amazon AU
it's a third party seller who set the price. Amazon marketplace is about as reputable as eBay or Ali Express - it all depends which sellers you're buying from.
Thank you so much for the clarification. It actually saves me another $55. : )
Always read the comments. Thanks, dude. Saved me $55. I've already spent $450 today. Didn't see that coming.
I have one of these. It's not bad but without a light, it's not always clear if it's on or not.
Also be mindful it's a 30w PD (ie Retain Macbook is fine, but nothing more substantial if you want to charge it as fast as possible).
The PD supports 45W 2.25Ax20V
Can I check where you got that from? I'm trying to find out if it supports 12V or 15V over the USB C so I can charge a GPD Win 2 (which the first batch are picky with on it being 12v, whilst newer ones support both 12v and 15v).
See Benson Leung's answer here, seems like 15V only
This charger follows the new Power Rules from USB PD 2.0 to supply up to 45W to the Type-C port, meaning it provides the following combination of voltages and max currents : [email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected]
@tukanglistrik: Thanks for that. Hopefully will work when my GPD Win 2 arrives.
That’s being said… This doesn’t inspire confidence for charging other laptops given the other responses to the question indicated it did not work for other devices which are 45w.
@jace88: I've been using it daily for a few different 45W ThinkPad models, also see my comment below. I would've bought it again at this price if I hadn't got 2 already, one sitting permanently in my desk and one for travelling.
For those looking for a similar charger (4x USB3, 1xUSB-C ports) but outputs 60W PD for charging Macbook Pro 13" at full rate, have a look at Kogan's 80W USB-C charger — seems to be sold out at the moment.
DELL XPS charger is alternative
And the Kogan actually is a wallplug unlike these for others like me that don't like the bricks on the floor.
I have one of these (white model - same specs) that I have been using for the past year everyday at work.
Use it to power my MacBook Pro 15" /w Touch Bar along with a 2 Android phones and a set of wireless earbuds.
Hasn't skipped a beat and works great for my setup
Had been waiting for this, didn't pop up in the list of "prime day deals" so thanks for the post!
Not a bad deal for Anker but you’d be better off with a min 45w USBC PD port if you’re running a laptop. With a MacBook you could get away with it, but a Lenovo or Dell XPS unit you may run into issues.
It does support 45W, the product page was made when Macbook 29W was the only laptop with PD available
Does anybody know if this will charge a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 6th gen?
Don't need it to be fast-charging or anything, just want a lighter all-in-one spare.
As long as you aren't using the laptop, it'll be fine to charge over time. If you're using it at the same time though, it won't actually charge. If anything, it may even deplete over time.
(I'm using an X1 Carbon at the moment with an underpowered 30w charger rather than the 65w included USB C charger)
On a related note, I found this other item on sale at Prime Day but it only has one review… which doesn't give me confidence: https://www.amazon.com.au/Charger-Adaptor-Delivery-Nintendo-...
The standard small adapter for the ThinkPad is 20V/2.25A.
This won't have the juice to charge it while in use. I just bought a USB-C PD charger for this exact reason (have a Lenovo Yoga X1 which has same power requirements), and bought a mBeat Gorilla 45w charger instead:
I'm using this for ThinkPad 13, T470s, X1 and can confirm it's charging as fast as the built-in charger while using it. It does support PD at 2.25Ax20V.
I ordered this in the end and tried it; it is NOT ABLE to charge the X1 Carbon (6th gen) whilst in use. I only just realised as my battery hit 5% and I got the warning despite being plugged in for the past few hours.
@jace88: Sorry to hear that. It charges my colleague's X1 (5th gen) just fine. How many watts is the charger that comes with your laptop?
@jace88: Also you can only charge one other device to get the full 45W, as the max total power is 60W.
I think the gap was too big from the 65w needs of the 8th gen CPUs in the X1 6th gen.
@jace88: Oh so that explains why. It's supposed to replace the same 45W charger so if yours comes with 65W then this may not be enough.
S quick question before I buy. This has QC 3.0?
Nope.. PowerIQ, which is different to QC 3.0 (it will still work mind you just not as fast). Here's Anker's take on the differences:
I recently bought the mbeat 80w 5 port for $79 from MSY. It’s a beast!
If you have a pixel 2, it won't fast charge.
If you have a samsung galaxy S8, it won't fast charge.
I would avoid this… Have one sitting on my desk right now.
Samsung S8 supports fast charging with USB PD, so plug it to the USB C port and it will fast charge at 3V/5A.
tried that… it doesn't support it via the PD port….
It does, mine shows quick charging with USB C to C cable. Keep in mind that Samsung phones revert back to 5W charging when being used, presumably to keep the battery cool.
Get this instead.
1 x USB-C port w/Power Delivery 2.0
4 x USB-A ports w/Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
I agree mBeat 80w is better but its cheaper here on Amazon
If you're a eBay Plus member, it actually cheaper from the eBay Link ($105 - 25% = $78.85) using coupon code 'PROXY'.
I paid $79 at MSY
Price showins 79.95
Back down to $55 now.
Showing as $79.95 for me as well and Im prime.