In my eternal goal to find the perfect USB charging solution for my varied use cases, I came across a 5-port unit from a company called Anker that is as close as I have found thus far. My needs are pretty concrete: lots of ports, high power to those ports and the ability to sit on a desk or table. The Anker E150 5V/5A 5-port wall charger is pretty close.
Though ideally I would like to see more than 5 ports, this capacity seems to be reasonable for most people with the standard allotment of electronics. As the name suggests, the Anker unit maxes out at 5A of output TOTAL for all 5 ports, though each port is rated at different amperage. The two ports labeled iPad will output up to 2.1A, the rest vary a bit.
Obviously the total amp output of those ports goes PAST the 5A maximum of the unit, so expect charging to slow down if you have all ports populated. I also wish that Anker would just label the outputs with their respective amperage rather than attempting to get product SEO with the current naming scheme.
Even better, the Anker E150 5V/5A 5-port wall charger can be picked up at Amazon for an impulse purchase price of $19!
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I just bought this same
I just bought this same charger in October. Amazon had it for $16 then hence the reason I bought it. The build quality on this is actually pretty amazing for the price. I’ve used it with my Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nokia Lumia 520 phone. It works fine with the phones, but for whatever reason the 2.1 amp outlet takes a lot longer to charge the N7 than the factory charger.
I put it in my bedroom where it charges both my wife’s and my phone at night. I figure for $16 it was worth it to upgrade from the cheap $3 dual usb charger I got off of Ebay. It was starting to make a strange noise and I was nervous plugging my new Nexus 5 into it. The Anker will work out great when we go on vacation too.
now if it just had a usb hub
now if it just had a usb hub built in, i would be interested
Put a “W” before its name.
Put a “W” before its name. Its pretty amazing!!!
Though this one is pretty
Though this one is pretty nice, I get a USB hub from Hootoo with AC adapter, it’s great that it includes an extra bonus that I could use the hub to charge my phone plugging into a wall. It’s great to share this one with you guys here. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DKOVVR4