Amoner Universal Travel Adapter Review

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter
Amoner Universal Travel Adapter

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter - World plug adapter with built-in USB

Summary

The Amoner Universal Travel Adapter is a world plug adapter. It can plug into outlets in the US, Europe, the UK, Australia, and China. And power devices from those same countries. While also having USB-C and USB-A ports built-in.

Overall
4.1
  • Performance
    (4)
  • Design
    (4.5)
  • Safety
    (4.5)
  • Portability
    (3.5)
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Pros

  • Charges most model phones at their normal rate
  • Charges Switch while you play
  • Plugs into outlets in the US, UK, EU, AU, and China
  • Accepts any 100-240V charger from those same countries
  • Plugs slide in and out, keeping the form mostly a cube
  • Charge up to three devices at once (5A limit)

Cons

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amoner provided the product in this review.

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  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x3
  • Output: 15W USB-C PD, 12W USB-A
  • USB ports charge phones, small tablets, and accessories
  • Charges Nintendo Switch while you play in handheld mode
  • World plug adapter for US, UK, EU, and Australia/China
  • Will work with any device and AC power adapter up to 6A (must support 100-240V)

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Expires on: 12/31/2019
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Model: HT528
Amoner Universal Travel Adapter world plugs and specs

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter world plugs and specs

Tech Specs:
  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x3
  • Plugs/Outlets: US, EU, UK, China/Australia
  • USB-C Output:
    • 15W USB-C (5V/3A)
    • Apple 2.4A
  • USB-A Output:
    • 12W USB (5V/2.4A)
  • Total 5A max output for USB
  • AC Output: Up to 6A
  • Input: 100V–240V, 6.0A, 50/60Hz
  • Size: 2.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 inches | 70 x 58 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 4.2 oz | 120 grams

 

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter box and contents

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter box and contents

Included In Box:
  • Amoner Universal Travel Adapter
Good For:
  • International Travel
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • Nintendo Switch (handheld)

First Impression

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter world AC outlets

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter world AC outlets

The Amoner Universal Travel Adapter looks like other universal world plug adapters. It has three sets of plugs which slide in and out of the casing for easy packing. A regional label is next to each plug. The US plug can turn at a an angle. This makes it compatible with Australia and China outlets. Without adding a fourth plug. In the center of the plugs is the easy access fuse. As well as a spare.

On the opposite side you have the input AC outlets. It supports the same regions and you simply plug in your charger or power adapter. It’ll work with any device that supports between 100V and 240V. And draws up to 6A. Remember different countries support different voltages. And this adapter does not convert voltage. So only use devices which can support the proper voltage. A 100-240V device is ideal, as it’ll work world wide.

The slides are on the top and sides. On the bottom we have the USB ports. One USB-C and three USB-A.

 

Compared To Similar Chargers

ChargerAmoner Travel AdapterZikko eLUGGAGE X

Review
PricePrice not available$79.99
PortsUSB-C, USB-A x3USB-C x1, USB-A x2
Output15W USB-C

12W USB-A
30W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
FeaturesPlug adapters for US, UK, EU, AU, and ChinaPlug adapters for US, UK, EU, AU, and China
CableNo cableNo cable
Dimensions2.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 in
4.2 oz
2.9 x 2.7 x 1.9 in
8.1 oz

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-11-19.

 

You can see more USB-C chargers here.

Device Testing

Check with your device’s manufacturer to verify which charging standards it supports.

USB Power Delivery & Quick Charge 4+ Phones

  • Apple iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel
  • LG ThinQ/V30
  • Razer
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9
  • Xiaomi Mi 8/9
  • ZTE Axon Pro 9/10

 

Using an iPhone 8 for testing we get normal charging rates. As USD PD isn’t supported.

The USB-C port does support Apple 2.4A. An older, but still functional fast charging standard. With a USB-C to Lightning cable you’ll get a faster charge out of the USB-C port. But the difference is less than 10%.

Quick Charge 3.0 Phones

  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Sony
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
  • ZTE

 

Using a Moto G6 for testing we get normal charging rates. As no Quick Charge or compatible fast charging standard is supported that’s as fast as it goes. Still, 10W is a decent charge rate.

Nintendo Switch

 

The Nintendo Switch charges at the expected rate with a regular USB-C charger, up to 10W. That is 1-2W more than it uses while playing. So it will charge while you play. But slower than you’ve seen with its own charger. Learn more about charging the Switch.

USB-C Laptops

 

The built-in USB-C port is not adequate for any laptop. You need USB-C Power Delivery support, from 30-90W depending on your laptop model. But you can use the AC plugs and outlets to adapter your laptop’s AC adapter to another countries plugs.

To that end I tested charging a MacBook Pro. I connected a US 60W USB-C PD charger. And an EU 45W USB-C PD charger. Both functioned as expected, with negligible power loss. I also took a control reading of the US 60W USB-C PD charger without the Amoner adapter for comparison.

Summary

The Amoner Universal Travel Adapter is for world travelers who visit two or more regions over the course of a year. It is bulkier than simple plug adapters. And you can get a faster USB-C charger in a smaller size, too. But what you give up in size you gain in simplicity. This adapter takes the place of up to three plug adapter. As well as a multi-port USB charger. One item to remember to pack instead of four or more.

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter USB ports

Amoner Universal Travel Adapter USB ports

For phones and tablets there’s no modern fast charging standard supporting. iPhones will charge a bit faster via USB-C as it supports the old Apple 2.4A standard. But otherwise expect a normal charge rate with any of the USB ports.

For the Nintendo Switch it charges in handheld mode while you play. It’ll be a slow charge with demanding games, but enough to keep up.

During stress testing I was able to get 5.24A out of the USB ports with three devices connected at once. A bit more than the 5A the specs list. Figure on two devices charging as fast as possible. With all devices charging slower when you add as third and fourth device.

There is a bit of coil noise when plugged in, but not powering any devices. The coils use electromagnetism to convert AC power to low-voltage DC power. This can cause them to vibrate, producing a high pitch sound. Some manufacturers add glue to the coils to reduce the noise. It was not audible to me outside of a foot away from the adapter. And it is not a sign of a problem. The vibrations go beyond the range of human hearing once under load. So with a device plugged in you won’t hear anything.

About Amoner

Amoner offers support via web, email, and social media. Their products include a 30 day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty. You can view this charger on their site here.

Bottom Line

The Amoner Universal Travel Adapter is a one and done charging companion for world travels. It’ll adapt your own charger, provided it supports the correct voltage and draws no more than 6A. And its built-in USB ports will charge your smaller devices.

Buy if you:
  • Travel to two or more regions of the world, including a UK and EU trip
  • Need to charge several USB devices overnight
  • Have a 100-240V power adapter you want to use in other countries
Don’t buy if you:
  • Don’t travel to two or more different regions
  • Only charge one device at a time
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