Anker Charger Buying Guide

Anker chargers

This Anker charger buying guide will help you get the best bang for your buck when buying an Anker product. A wall charger from Anker can smaller, lighter, and/or cheaper than buying from your device’s manufacturer. And a second wall charger is convenient for charging in another room, at work, or travel.

Anker chargers

This guide focuses on Anker’s wall chargers. If you’re interested in a portable charger/power bank from Anker check out that guide here.

Anker has the best selling USB chargers in the US. Check out Amazon’s best sellers list and you’ll find it full of Anker products. As a well known and trusted brand they are a natural first choice when shopping for a charger.

Skip to the recommended Anker chargers.

Ports

What type of USB ports and how many depends on what you’re wanting to charge. Some may say more ports the better. But you can end up with more than you’ll actually use. More ports also means a higher price tag and more weight. Chargers with too many ports aren’t as travel friendly. You don’t want to pay for and carry around a multi-port charger when a cheaper, more compact model would work as well. Then again you don’t want to juggle charging both you and your SO’s phone while on vacation. That where this Anker charger buying guide comes in. To help you get what you need. And only what you need.

How Many Ports?

The simple answer is how many devices do you need to charge together? For most people the answer is 1 or 2. Here’s a few things to consider:

  • Will this charger be in the living room? Or your home office?
  • How many devices do you travel with?
  • Can some devices be charged during the day, while others charge at night?
  • Do you travel with someone else? What devices do they bring and need daily?

USB-A

Older and cheaper devices still use USB-A as their preferred charging port. If your device has a micro-USB port that connects to a USB-A port to charge. It can work with a USB-C port. But that requires a special cable and isn’t worth the added expense and hassle.

Anker still offers USB-A chargers. But most of their newer chargers have been focusing on USB-C.

Anker USB-A Wall Chargers
NameModelPortsOutputSizeWeightPrice
PowerPort Mini Dual PortA2620USB-A x212W PowerIQ

Max total output
1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 in1.3 oz$11.99
PowerPort Elite 2A2023USB-A x212W PowerIQ per port2.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in3.8 oz$8.99
PowerPort II 2A2027USB-A x212W PowerIQ per port2.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 in4 oz$13.99
PowerPort 4 PortsA2142USB-A x412W PowerIQ

Up to 40W max
2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in5.1 ozNo products found.
PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0A2013USB-A18W Quick Charge 3.02.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in2.5 oz$15.99
PowerPort 2 PortsA2024USB-A x218W Quick Charge 3.0

12W PowerIQ
2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in5.1 oz$28.97
PowerPort Speed 2 PortsA2025USB-A x218W Quick Charge 3.0 per port

2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in4.2 oz$17.98
PowerPort Speed 4 PortsA2040USB-A x418W Quick Charge 3.0 (1)

12W PowerIQ (3)

Up to 24W max on PowerIQ ports
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in5 oz$27.99

USB-C

USB-C is the new standard for connecting and charging devices. From Bluetooth earbuds up to laptops and monitors. If you don’t have any USB-C devices now you will soon.

For charging USB-C offers new tech, USB Power Delivery. Where USB-A ports could only get up to 12W (24W with Quick Charge), USB-C ports with USB PD can get up to 100W. The right charger can work for your phone, tablet, and laptop.

USB-C Explained: What it is and why you want it

Anker’s newer chargers all include USB-C. Most offer USB PD, from 18 to 60W.

Anker USB-C Wall Chargers
NameModelOutputSizeWeightPrice
PowerPort C 1A201815W USB-C2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in2.1 oz$13.99
PowerPort PD 1A201918W USB-C PD2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in2.1 ozPrice not available
PowerPort III NanoA261618W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in1.1 oz$19.99
Anker PowerPort PD NanoA271618W USB-C PD1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in1.1 oz$22.95
PowerPort Speed PD 30A201430W USB-C PD2.3 x 2.4 x 1.1 in3.6 oz$25.99
PowerPort Atom PD 1A201730W USB-C PD1.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 in1.9 oz$32.99
PowerPort III miniA261530W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in2.2 oz$25.99
PowerPort Atom III SlimA261430W USB-C PD3 x 1.8 x 0.6 in2.9 oz$34.99
PowerPort Speed PD 60A201560W USB-C PD2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in5.1 oz$36.99
PowerPort Atom III 60WA261360W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
2.4 × 2.3 × 1.1 in4.6 oz$27.89

Dual Port Wall Chargers

These chargers offer two ports. Either USB-C and USB-A, or two USB-C. They are great when you have two devices to charge at once. Or if you want one charger that supports different fast charging technology.

Anker Dual Port Wall Chargers
NameModelPortsOutputSizeWeightPrice
PowerPort PD 2A2625USB-C
USB-A
18W USB-C PD

12W PowerIQ
2.4 × 2.5 × 1.1 in4.7 oz$22.99
PowerPort Speed+ DuoA2622USB-C
USB-A
30W USB-C PD

12W PowerIQ
2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in5.3 oz$25.99
PowerPort II PDA2321USB-C
USB-A
30W USB-C PD

18W PowerIQ 2.0
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in5.3 oz$29.99
PowerPort+ Atom IIIA2322USB-C
USB-A
45W USB-C PD

18W PowerIQ 2.0
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in5 oz$28.15
PowerPort III DuoA2628USB-C x218W USB-C PD on each port

PowerIQ 3.0
2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in3.5 oz$20.99
PowerPort Atom PD 2A2029USB-C x260W USB-C PD (single port)

30W USB-C PD (dual port)
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in6.2 oz$54.99

Desktop Chargers

A desktop charger is a larger type of USB charger. Wall chargers have built-in prongs and plug right into a wall outlet. Desktop chargers have a separate power cord and often sit on a desk. Desktop chargers can offer more USB ports, great for charging several devices at once. But they aren’t travel friendly. They are larger, heavier, and you have to keep up with the power cord.

Anker offers a few desktop chargers. All aimed at charging a bunch of devices at once.

Anker Desktop Chargers
NameModelPortsOutputSizeWeightPrice
PowerPort 5A2124USB-A x512W PowerIQ per port

Up to 40W max
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.0 in8.3 oz$20.99
PowerPort 6A2123USB-A x612W PowerIQ per port

Up to 60W max
3.9 × 2.8 × 1.0 in6.7 oz$22.99
PowerPort 10A2133USB-A x1012W PowerIQ per port

Up to 60W max
4.4 x 2.7 x 1.1 in13.8 oz$39.99
PowerPort Speed 5 PortsA2055USB-A x518W Quick Charge 3.0 (1)

12W PowerIQ (4)

Up to 32W max on PowerIQ ports
3.3 x 2.6 x 1.1 in6.8 oz$29.99
PowerPort Speed 5 PortsA2054USB-A x518W Quick Charge 3.0 (2)

12W PowerIQ (3)

Up to 24W max on PowerIQ ports
4.0 x 3.0 x 1.1 in7.2 oz$35.99
PowerPort Speed PD 5A2056USB-C
USB-A x4
30W USB-C PD (1)

12W PowerIQ (4)

Up to 30W max on PowerIQ ports
4.1 x 3.2 x 1.1 in8.8 oz$49.99
PowerPort Atom PD 4A2041USB-C x2
USB-A x2
100W USB-C PD

Max of 50W per port if both USB-C are in use
4.1 × 3.3 × 1.3 in13.5 oz$99.99

Output

Along with ports Anker charges vary by their power output. That determines how well a particular charger will work with your phone, laptop, or other device. Anker offers several different charging technologies in their various models. But this Anker charger buying guide will get you to the right tech.

PowerIQ

  • Anker’s own tech
  • Uses USB-A port
  • Similar to Apple 2.4A
  • Charges any smartphone
  • Fast charges iPhones, though newer iPhones charge faster with USB Power Delivery

Quick Charge 3.0

  • Fast charging standard found on many Android phones
  • Uses USB-A port on Anker chargers
  • Charges any smartphone
  • Fast charges Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones

PowerIQ 2.0

  • Anker’s own tech
  • Uses USB-A port
  • Similar to Quick Charge 3.0
  • Charges any smartphone
  • Fast charges iPhone, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones
  • Newer iPhones charge faster with USB Power Delivery

Anker charger portsUSB Power Delivery (USB-C PD)

  • Newer fast charging standard developed alongside USB-C
  • Uses USB-C port
  • Charges any smartphone
  • Fast charges iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy S8 and onward, Google Pixel, and other USB PD supporting Android phones
  • Also used by Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro, and laptops with USB-C
  • Anker’s USB-C PD charges only go up to 60W output

PowerIQ 3.0

  • Anker’s own tech
  • Uses USB-C port
  • Similar to Quick Charge 4+, in that it supports both USB Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0
  • Unlike Quick Charge 4+ it is against USB-C specs, but no known issues
  • Fast charges most smartphones (Motorola, Huawei, and OnePlus being the big exceptions)
  • Can I also charge Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro, and laptops with USB-C
  • Anker’s USB-C PD charges only go up to 60W output

What Is Fast Charging? How Different Standard Works

You can charge any phone, tablet, or the Switch with any of Anker’s chargers, regardless of the tech they use. But in order to fast charge you need a charger that is compatible the tech in your device.

If you want straight up recommendations this Anker charger buying guide has them. Click on the device you want to charge for the best recommendations.

iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11 | iPhone, Older Models | Samsung Galaxy | Google Pixel | LG | Motorola | Huawei & OnePlus | Other Android

Nintendo Switch| iPad | iPad Pro | Samsung Tab

MacBook, MacBook Air, & 12-inch PC Laptops | MacBook Pro & 13-inch PC Laptops


iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11

My Picks:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Almost the same size as the charger included with most iPhones. But offering three times the output in a similar package. Fast charging any newer iPhone. Its PowerIQ 3.0 technology doesn't do anything for iPhones. But allows it to fast charge many Android phones. In case you have a mixed household.

  • Fast charges iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11
  • Future iPhones with USB-C ports will continue to support USB PD
  • PowerIQ 3.0 = Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility for popular Android phones
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. Larger than the Nano model above. But same performance for iPhones. And unlike the Nano it has folding prongs and USB-IF certification.

  • Fast charges iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11
  • Future iPhones with USB-C ports will continue to support USB PD
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Both chargers require a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included.

Dual Port:
Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. Will fast charge two newer iPhones at the same time. And I expect it will fast charge future iPhones, even when they replace Lightning with USB-C.

  • Fast charges two iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11
  • Future iPhones with USB-C ports will continue to support USB PD
  • Will also fast charge Samsung, LG, and many other Android phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included.

Budget:
Anker PowerPort Mini Dual Port

Dual USB-A, 12W PowerIQ on each port. Will fast charge two iPhones at the same time. But uses the slower Apple 2.4A standard, not USB PD. You can use a regular Lightning cable.

  • Fast charges two iPhones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 in | 1.3 oz


iPhone 4/5/6/7

My Pick:
Anker PowerPort PD 2

Dual port with 18W USB-C PD and 12W PowerIQ USB-A. The USB-A port will fast charge your older iPhone today. The USB-C port will fast charge your future iPhone.

  • USB-A fast charges older iPhones
  • USB-C fast charges newer iPhones
  • Fast charges two iPhones, either old/new or new/new
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.4 × 2.5 × 1.1 in | 4.7 oz

Budget:
Anker PowerPort Mini Dual Port

Dual USB-A, 12W PowerIQ output. Will fast charge one iPhone at a time. Or normal charge two together. Without USB PD it doesn't future proof you for a new iPhone with USB-C.

  • Fast charges two iPhones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 in | 1.3 oz


Samsung Galaxy

My Picks:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Its USB PD tech will fast charge the latest Samsung Galaxy models. With future Galaxies expected to continue to support USB PD. And its PowerIQ 3.0 tech (Quick Charge 3.0 compatible) will fast charge older model Galaxies. If your Samsung has USB-C this will fast charge it.

  • Fast charges Samsung Galaxy
  • PowerIQ 3.0 = Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility for popular Android phones
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. Larger than the Nano model above. But same performance for Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10 and Galaxy Note 8/9. And unlike the Nano it has folding prongs and USB-IF certification.

  • Fast charges Samsung Galaxy
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Review of Anker PowerPort PD 1

Both chargers require a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Dual Port:
Anker PowerPort II PD

Dual port with 30W USB-C PD and 18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A. Either port will fast charge most Samsung Galaxy phones.

  • USB-C fast charges Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10 and Galaxy Note 8/9
  • USB-A fast charges newer and older Samsung Galaxy models
  • Fast charges two phones at once
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5.3 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable and/or USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.

Review of the Anker PowerPort II PD

Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. Will fast charge two newer S8 or newer Samsung phones at the same time.

  • Fast charges two Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10 and Galaxy Note 8/9
  • Will also fast charge newer iPhones, LG, and many other Android phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Budget:
Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Single USB-A, 18W Quick Charge 3.0. An older charger, but still fast charges most Samsung Galaxy phones. With the exception of the S10 5G model.

  • Fast charges newer and older Samsung Galaxy models
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 2.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.


Google Pixel

My Picks:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Its USB PD tech will fast charge the Google Pixel. As the Pixel line has always support USB PD the PowerIQ 3.0 tech doesn't offer anything. Buy it for its smaller size and weight.

  • Fast charges Google Pixel
  • PowerIQ 3.0 = Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility for popular Android phones
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. Larger than the Nano model above. But same performance for Google Pixel. And unlike the Nano it has folding prongs and USB-IF certification.

  • Fast charges Google Pixel
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Review of Anker PowerPort PD 1

Both chargers require a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Dual Port:
Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. Will fast charge two Google Pixels at the same time.

  • Fast charges two Google Pixel
  • Will also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung, and LG, and phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.


LG

LG V30 and ThinQ series supports Quick Charge 4+. Older LG phones support Quick Charge 3.0.

My Pick:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Its USB PD tech will fast charge LG V30 and ThinQ series models. And its PowerIQ 3.0 tech (Quick Charge 3.0 compatible) will fast charge older LG phones with USB-C.

  • Fast charges LG phones with USB-C
  • PowerIQ 3.0 = Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility for popular Android phones
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Budget:
Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Single USB-A, 18W Quick Charge 3.0. An older charger, but still fast charges LG phones. A USB-C PD option would be better for the LG V30 and ThinQ series. But not cheaper.

  • Fast charges all LG models
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 2.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.


Motorola

The Moto G7 can support USB PD. But other Moto USB-C phones only support TurboPower, which mimics Quick Charge.

My Pick, Moto G7:
Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. It'll offer fast charging to the Moto G7. And likely the G8 and future Moto phones. It will only normal charge older Moto models.

  • Fast charges Moto G7
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Review of Anker PowerPort PD 1

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

My Pick, Older Motos:
Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Single USB-A, 18W Quick Charge 3.0. An older charger, but still fast charges Motorola phones.

  • Fast charges all Moto models
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 2.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.

Future Proof:
Anker PowerPort II PD

Dual port with 30W USB-C PD and 18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A. Fast charges current Moto phones. And will work with future models if Motorola changes charging tech.

  • USB-A fast charges all current Moto models
  • USB-C can be used with other devices
  • If Motorola adopts Quick Charge 4+ or USB PD the USB-C port will fast charge future models
  • Fast charges two phones at once
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5.3 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.

Review of the Anker PowerPort II PD


Huawei & OnePlus

Huawei and OnePlus phones use proprietary fast charging technology. Which is not compatible with any of the standards Anker includes on their chargers. So you will only be able to charge these phones up to 10W. Compared to their included chargers, which range from 20 to 40W.

Single Port:
Anker PowerPort C 1

Single USB-C, 15W USB-C. Small and cheap. And no performance loss for Huawei and OnePlus phones, as they'll only charge at their normal rate with any Anker charger.

  • Charges Huawei or OnePlus phones at their normal rate
  • Doesn't support any fast charging tech
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Dual Port:
Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. Will charge up to two phones together.

  • Charges two Huawei and/or OnePlus phones together at their normal rate
  • Fast charging tech doesn't come into play
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.


Other Android Phones

Most Android phones not already listed support Quick Charge 3.0/4+. As such any of these Anker chargers will work well.

If you have an Essential Phone or Razer phone then see the Google Pixel’s recommendations instead.

My Pick:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Compatible with both Quick Charge 3.0 and 4+. And future proofs against USB PD.

  • Fast charges Android phones with Quick Charge 3.0/4+
  • Will also fast charge a future phone that uses USB PD
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Dual Port:
Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. Will fast charge two Androids with Quick Charge at the same time.

  • Fast charges two Android phones with Quick Charge 3.0/4+
  • Will also fast charge a future phone that uses USB PD
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Budget:
Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Single USB-A, 18W Quick Charge 3.0. Good support for any Android phone with any version of Quick Charge.

  • Fast charges all Android phones with Quick Charge
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 2.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.


Nintendo Switch

My Picks, Handheld:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Its USB PD tech charges Nintendo Switch while you play in handheld or tabletop mode. PowerIQ 3.0 doesn't work with the Switch. Go for this charger based on size and weight alone.

  • Charges Nintendo Switch while you play
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. Larger than the Nano model above. But same performance for Nintendo Switch. And unlike the Nano it has folding prongs and USB-IF certification.

  • Charges Nintendo Switch while you play
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Review of Anker PowerPort PD 1

Both chargers require a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

My Pick, Docked:
Anker PowerPort Speed PD 60

Single USB-C, 60W USB PD. Charges Nintendo Switch while you play in handheld, tabletop, or TV mode.

  • Supports Nintendo Switch in TV mode, and charges while you play in handheld/tabletop modes
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in | 5.1 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included. Ignore the note on Amazon that it doesn’t support the Switch in TV mode. I’ve confirmed it works.


iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini

Budget:
Anker PowerPort Mini Dual Port

Dual USB-A, 12W PowerIQ on each port. Will fast charge two iPads at the same time.

  • Fast charges two iPads, iPad Airs, or iPad minis
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 in | 1.3 oz

Future Proof:
Anker PowerPort PD 2

Dual port with 18W USB-C PD and 12W PowerIQ USB-A. The USB-A port will fast charge your iPad today. The USB-C port will fast charge your future iPad.

  • USB-A fast charges current iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini models
  • USB-C fast charges newer iPhones and iPad Pros
  • USB-C will fast charge future iPads when they move to USB-C
  • Fast charges two iPads/iPhones
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.4 × 2.5 × 1.1 in | 4.7 oz


iPad Pro

The first two generations of the iPad Pro use a Lightning port and support up to 18W USB Power Delivery. iPad Pros from 2018 and later use a USB-C port and support up to 30W USB Power Delivery.

My Picks, Lightning:
Anker PowerPort III Nano

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD and PowerIQ 3.0. Almost the same size as the charger included with most iPhones. But can fast charge an iPad Pro. Its PowerIQ 3.0 technology doesn't do anything for iPads. Buy this charger based on its size and weight.

  • Fast charges iPad Pro (Lightning) to max rate
  • Charges iPad Pro (USB-C) to normal rate
  • Can also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XS/XR/11
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Single USB-C, 18W USB PD. Larger than the Nano model above. But same performance for iPad Pro. And unlike the Nano it has folding prongs and USB-IF certification.

  • Fast charges iPad Pro (Lightning) to max rate
  • Charges iPad Pro (USB-C) to normal rate
  • Can also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XS/XR/11
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Review of Anker PowerPort PD 1

Both chargers require a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included.

Dual Port, Lightning:
Sale
Anker PowerPort III Duo

Dual USB-C, 18W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0 on each port. iPad Pros with Lightning ports. Will also charge iPad Pros with USB-C, but no better than their own charger.

  • Fast charges iPad Pro (Lightning) to max rate
  • Charges iPad Pro (USB-C) to normal rate
  • Second USB-C port will fast charge iPhone 8/X/XS/XR
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included.

My Pick, USB-C:
Anker PowerPort III mini

Single USB-C, 30W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0. Fast charges any model iPad Pro.

  • Fast charges all iPad Pros
  • Can also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XS/XR
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in | 2.2 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Dual Port, USB-C:
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2

Dual USB-C, 30W USB PD on each port. Or up to 60W USB PD if only one port is used. Fast charges up to two iPad Pros and/or newer iPhones.

  • Fast charges all iPad Pros, one per port
  • Can also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XS/XR, one per port
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 6.2 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Review of the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2


Samsung Galaxy Tab A, S3, S4, S5e

Samsung Galaxy Tab A and S3 only support Adaptive Fast Charging, which is Quick Charge 3.0 and PowerIQ 2.0 compatible.

Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5e support the same. But also work with USB Power Delivery.

My Pick:
Anker PowerPort II PD

Dual port with 30W USB-C PD and 18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A. Either port will fast charge Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

  • USB-C fast charges Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, S5e, and likely newer models
  • USB-A fast charges newer and older Samsung Galaxy Tabs
  • Fast charges two tablets, or one phone and one tablet together
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5.3 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable and/or USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.

Review of the Anker PowerPort II PD

Budget:
Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Single USB-A, 18W Quick Charge 3.0. An older charger, but still fast charges Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

  • Fast charges newer and older Samsung Galaxy Tabs
  • As good as a small laptop's own charger, but smaller and lighter
  • Will also fast charge most Samsung Galaxy phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 2.5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-A cable, not included.


MacBook, MacBook Air, & 12-inch PC Laptops

These laptops work with a 30W USB-C PD charger. You can use a higher wattage charge if you wish.

My Pick:
Anker PowerPort III mini

Single USB-C, 30W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0. Charges your smaller laptop and Quick Charge compatible phone.

  • Charges MacBook, MacBook Air, and 12-inch laptops
  • As good as a small laptop's own charger, but smaller and lighter
  • Will also fast charge iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, LG, and Moto phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in | 2.2 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Even Smaller:
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Single USB-C, 30W USB PD. Charges MacBook Air and 12-inch laptops. And much smaller than their own chargers.

  • Charges MacBook, MacBook Air, and 12-inch laptops
  • As good as a small laptop's own charger, but smaller and lighter
  • Will also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer, and Google Pixel
  • USB-IF certified
  • Prongs don't fold
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 in | 1.9 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable, not included.

Review of Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Dual Port:
Anker PowerPort II PD

Dual port with 30W USB-C PD and 18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A. Charge your laptop and phone together.

  • USB-C charges MacBook, MacBook Air, and 12-inch laptops
  • USB-A fast charges iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, LG, and Moto phones
  • Both ports will charge at max rate together
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5.3 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable not included.

Review of the Anker PowerPort II PD


MacBook Pro & 13-inch PC Laptops

These laptops work best with a 60W USB-C PD charger.

Larger, 15-inch laptops can require up to 90W. But Anker doesn’t make any chargers beyond 60W. Check reviews to see if a 60W charger is sufficient for your 15-inch laptop.

My Picks:
Sale
Anker PowerPort Atom III 60W

Single USB-C, 60W USB PD/PowerIQ 3.0. Anker's latest 60W charger. PowerIQ 3.0 enables fast charging with Quick Charge compatible devices.

  • Charges 13 to 14-inch laptops with USB-C
  • Will also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, LG, and Moto phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.1 in | 4.6 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable not included.

Anker PowerPort Speed PD 60

Single USB-C, 60W USB PD. An older model charger, but works as well as the other options. Only option with USB-IF certification.

  • Charges 13 to 14-inch laptops with USB-C
  • Will also fast charge iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer, and Google Pixel
  • USB-IF certified
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in | 5.1 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable not included.

Dual Port:
Sale
Anker PowerPort+ Atom III

Dual port with 45W USB-C PD/PowerIQ 3.0 and 18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A. Charge your laptop and phone together.

  • USB-C charges most 13 to 14-inch laptops with USB-C
  • 45W may be below some laptop's max draw, including MacBook Pro; best when running office apps, Internet, entertainment, etc
  • USB-A fast charges iPhone 8/X/XR/XS, Samsung Galaxy, LG, and Moto phones
  • Travel friendly
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5 oz

Requires a USB-C to USB-C cable not included.


Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-12-14.

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