Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C Charger with Nintendo Switch. USB-C cable not included.

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C – More Than It Appears

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C Charger with Nintendo Switch. USB-C cable not included.

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C Charger with Nintendo Switch. USB-C cable not included.

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The Anker PowerPort+ 5 Port is a multi-port desktop charger. It can charge your Nintendo Switch and other USB devices at the same time. While the older of Anker’s two 5 port chargers, it is the more powerful model.

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C
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Tech Specs:

  • Ports: USB-C x1, USB-A x4
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A*, 20V/1.5A
  • USB-A Output: 5V/2.4A (6A max)
  • Power Input: 100-240V, 1.7A, 50-60Hz
  • Size: 4 x 3 x 1 inches | 101 x 76 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 7.7 oz | 218 grams (10.9 oz | 310 grams w/power cable)

Switch Chargers Ratings:

Included In Box:

  • Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C
  • Power Cable, 5 foot
Pros
  • Charges Switch at the fastest rate in handheld mode
  • Charge Switch, phone, and other USB devices at same time
  • Supports iPhone fast charging with Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Can reach 11 feet from outlet to device with power cable and 6 foot USB-C cable
  • Works worldwide with 100-240V power input (may need a plug adapter)
Cons
  • Not a travel friendly design
  • Doesn’t included a USB-C cable ($8-10 value)
Compared With Similar Chargers
ChargerAnker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-CAnker PowerPort Speed PD 5Nekteck 4-port 72W USB ChargerRAVPower 60W USB-C PD Wall Charger
Cost$$$$$$$
Switch Speed RatingGreatGreatSuperbSuperb
Switch Safety RatingSafeUSB-IF CertifiedUSB-IF CertifiedSafe
Features4 USB-A ports4 USB-A ports3 USB-A ports
Dell XPS 13-inch warning
4 USB-A ports
USB-C CableNoneNone3 foot/0.9 meter (USB-IF Certified)None
Also Good ForPhone, Tablet, 13-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, 12-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, 15-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, 13-inch Laptop
Size
Weight
4 x 3 x 1 inches
7.7 oz
4 x 3.15 x 1.14 inches
8.5 oz
3.14 x 3.74 x 1.97 inches
8.5 oz
3.5 x 2.3 x 1 inches
6.1 oz
Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C Charger

Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C Charger.

Good For
  • Second home charger
  • Work charger
  • iPhone and Android phones
  • iPads and tablets
  • Power banks
  • Laptop, up to 13-inch (MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, etc)

Times based on 3 hours per full Switch charge, and assumes both Switch and power bank are at 100%.

First Impression

I purchased the Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C as a second charge station for my wife’s office. Her laptop and phone chargers were by her desk and she wanted something for a separate work space. This fit the bill for charging any and all her devices. She uses a 13-inch MacBook Pro. My one concern was it being able to keep up with her laptop’s needs. But it turned out to do quite well.

Power meter readings

15V/3A, Not 15V/2A

During testing I found that the USB-C 15V output was not limited to 2A. It would go up to 3A. The box says 15V/2A, but in performance it is 15V/3A. Naturally I was concerned this was a technical issue, but further research showed it wasn’t anything to worry about. A review by Nathan K found the same discrepancy. He goes into the technical more, but in summary he called it an overbuilt and overspec, but excellent charger.

Since it outputting 15V/3A I tested it with the Nintendo Switch dock, which requires 15V/2.6A. Unfortunately it did not power the dock. My power meter showed an active connection, but no current (15V/0A). My guess is that between the dock’s unusually PD protocols and this charger’s unique power profile situation they couldn’t negotiate properly.

The newer version of this charger, the Anker PowerPort Speed PD 5, also listed 15V/2A. But unlike the PowerPort+ model it actually only supports 15V/2A.

Summary

The Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C is a solid choice for setting up a shared charging space in their home or office. Its USB-C port allows fast charging of the Nintendo Switch. As well as mid-sized laptops and smaller USB-C devices. It’s four USB-A ports will charge several regular USB devices at the same time.

It’s 15V output is different that what’s on the box. It will output up to 15V/3A, but due to unique setup it will not power the Nintendo Switch dock. The newer Anker PowerPort Speed PD 5 lists the same specs. But it sticks with 15V/2A and likewise wouldn’t power the Switch’s dock.

My wife has used this charger weekly for over a year. It has kept her MacBook Pro topped off regardless of the work load it is under. Likewise her phone and USB radio charge right alongside.

Anker has U.S. based support contacts (web, email, phone) and warranty service. They are a beloved brand within and outside of the Switch community.

Bottom Line

The Anker PowerPort+ 5 Ports USB-C is a good option for charging a Switch and other devices. It works best on your desktop, workspace, or as a shared charging space.

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