[23 Tested] The Best Affordable Multiport USB Chargers 2753

[20 Tested] The Best Affordable Multiport USB Chargers

Sneak  Peek

  • We rounded up 64 products, and after sifting we chose 23 of them for testing. Finally, we settled on 9 products for recommendation.
  • People have different requirements on charging ports. So, we divided the chargers into four categories based on their port numbers and functions.
  • Original chargers are very slow? We tested each charger’s charging speed with multiple devices and found out some models that can fast charge multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Not every USB charger can reach their rated charging speeds. In our test, we found some shoddy products charge at very slow speed.

Sneak  Peek

  • We rounded up 64 products, and after sifting we chose 24 of them for testing. Finally, we settled on 9 products for recommendation.
  • People have different requirements on charging ports. So, we divided the chargers into four categories based on their port numbers and functions.
  • Original chargers are very slow? We tested each charger’s charging speed with multiple devices and found out some models that can fast charge multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Not every USB charger can reach their rated charging speeds. In our test, we found some shoddy products charge at very slow speed.

  Last updated: February 16, 2019

In the follow-up product searching, we found out a dual-port charger with powerful charging performance, Xiaomi 36W Dual-Port Charger, and a 3-port charger that supports both QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge, 3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger. We bought them in for testing, and found that they both feature decent performance and quite reasonable price.

1 to 2 Ports

Our Pick

ZMI Dual USB Fast Charge Wall Charger 18W

A small and fast charger

Almost as compact as an iPad charger, it offers you faster charging at a low price, supporting QC3.0 and dual-port output.
US$ 11.99 from DIGSHOPAED 34.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & Apple 2.4A+Dual ports 18W output+Compact size+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-Dual ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

If you just use a few devices in daily life but want an adapter with more charging ports and faster charging speed than the original one, this ZMI wall charger can meet your demand. Its output ports support both Apple 2.4A quick charge and QC3.0 fast charge. This is relatively rare among the comparably priced chargers. Another bonus is that it is way compact and portable. With foldable prongs, this charger doesn’t take up too much space, making it ideal to take on-the-go. More importantly, it features excellent charging performance at a bargain-basement price.

Read our detailed review here.

Besides, we’ve added Xiaomi 36W Dual-Port Charger as our Upgrade Pick, which offers powerful charging performance — its two ports can output the maximum power at once.

3 to 4 Ports

Our Pick

Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W

A portable 4-port fast charger

Four ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charge, able to deliver a total of 8A of current at full load. It can charge most electronic devices at a fast rate.
AED 59.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports Apple 2.4A+4 ports 40W output+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-4 ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

If you have more power-hungry devices to charge, but don’t want your chargers to take up too much space, Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger is the way to go. Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger is not bulky (74 x 53 x 26mm). But it includes 4 charging ports and each of them can deliver 2.4A charging speed. Moreover, the prongs are foldable, making it easy to store and carry.

Read our detailed review here.

Also, we’ve added 3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger as an Also Great option, which supports both QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge

5 to 6 Ports

Our Pick

Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Ports 63W

With more output power

It has five ports, able to output 63W massive power. Its five ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charging, and two of them implement QC3.0.
US$ 30.99 from DIGSHOPAED 112.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & 2.4A+LED indicator included+5 ports 63W output
Cons:
-Relatively pricey

You may live in a larger family and every night you have to scramble for chargers with your family members, or almost every day you need to juice a bunch of devices (smartphones, tablets, power banks, cameras, you name it) but without enough chargers or power outlets. If so, you must desire a charger with more charging ports. Among all 5- or 6-port chargers we tested, Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Ports 63W (A2054) takes the crown for the best one.

Read our detailed review here.

Beyond that, we also recommend an Also Great option that offers more charging ports – Anker PowerPort 6 Ports 60W (Read more here), and an Budget Pick with powerful performance at a lower price – CRDC 5-Port Charging Station with QC3.0 55.5W

2-in-1 Pick

Our Pick

ZMI QC 3.0 2-In-1 Charger 5200mAh

The best charger for travel

The 2-in-1 design solves your daily trouble of charging the phones and power bank separately. Especially when you are on a trip, you do not need to bring different charging devices to burden your luggage.
AED 84.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE)US$18.99 from Amazon US£21.99 from Amazon UK Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+2-in-1 portable charger and wall charger+As an adapter, it supports QC3.0+As a power bank, two ports support Apple 2.4A
Cons:
-Easily fall off from a wall outlet

The ZMI QC 3.0 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger 5200mAh is the best companion for travel. It can replace two phone chargers, a power bank, and a power bank charger, greatly reducing your travel burden. The 5200mAh capacity is enough to meet your high-intensity usage of your phone all day long. As a wall charger, both the ports support QC 3.0 fast-charging technology. In our tests, it outputted up to 16W fast charging speed. In addition, its compatibility is great. Both of the ports can automatically identify Apple devices to achieve Apple 2.4A fast charge.

Read our detailed review here.

Additionally, we also have an Also Great pick for Anker fans – Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger

OUR DISCOVERY

Who is this for

The smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices we own generally come with dedicated chargers, but most of the time these original chargers may fail to juice up the devices at their fastest charging speeds. For instance, iPhone 7’s exclusive charger provides only 1 amp of current, while in fact an iPhone 7 can draw up to 2.1A. That is to say, the iPhone 7 can actually charge at a twice speed, way faster than charging with the original adapter.

The iPhone’s original charger is only 5V⎓1A

Moreover, these original chargers have only one charging port in general. With the increasing devices we own, it is more difficult to find a vacant outlet to meet our charging demands.

No vacant outlets available

Or you are satisfied with your current chargers, but they get damaged or lost. Obviously, you still need to buy a new one. For the issues mentioned above, a multiport charger with higher power can make a big difference, because they can simultaneously charge multiple devices at a fast rate.

When traveling, instead of having to pack a number of chargers for the family or your other devices, you just need to take a multiport USB wall charger that can handle everything. Of course, you still have to bring the relevant charging cables, since nothing is perfect.

One multiport charger is enough when going out

Given that not every person has power outlets at hand anytime, if your phone runs out of power when you are hanging out, a reliable power bank can absolutely handle it. Or if you find yourself with a dead phone while driving, then you need a car charger that can fast charge your phone. Of course, you need a durable charging cable whenever you want to charge your devices.

How we picked & tested

As we often do, we searched on many shopping platforms, including Taobao, JD, Amazon, AliExpress, Souq.com and so on, where a large selection of USB chargers is available. Nowadays, most people use either Apple devices or Android devices, so whether the chargers support QC 3.0 fast charge or Apple 2.4A fast charge is the main concern for selection. After weeding out the chargers that have only one single port or do not support fast charging protocols, we got the initial list of 64 chargers. Then, according to the total output power, fast charging protocols, the number of charging ports, appearance, bulk and extra features of all the chargers, we finally picked out 23 models, which we brought in for hands-on testing.

Testing preparation

Based on the port numbers, we divided these 23 models into three categories: 1 to 2 ports, 3 to 4 ports, 5 to 6 ports and 2-in-1 pick. Our testing tools included two testers, an iPhone X, two iPhone 7 Plus, an iPhone 8 Plus, an iPad mini 4, a VIVO X20, and two QC3.0 power banks (ROMOSS Sense 6+ 20000mAh and Anker PowerCore II 20000). In the follow-up testing (2019.02.16), we added the latest iPhone model, iPhone XS Max, as our test tool

Testing tools

A charger’s charging speed actually depends on its output power. We respectively tested the output speed of each port on each charger as well as the charging speed at full load. Generally speaking, the less power an electronic device has, the faster charging speed it will draw. So, in order to test the maximum output speed, we discharged the batteries of all connected devices before testing.

The device’s battery kept below 30%

The perfect capacity parameters claimed by manufacturers are based on the laboratory conditions. In fact, no battery or charger can perfectly realize its performance. Thus, power loss is common during testing. For example, the iPad mini 4 can draw up to 2.4A of current, but due to various losses, we usually see only 2.3A or so.

How we tested

After determining which charger to be tested, we used appropriate devices to test out the fastest charging rate of each port and to see whether the testing results match up with the rated charging speed. For example, we used two QC3.0 power banks—ROMOSS Sense6 20000mAh and Anker PowerCore II 20000—to test the QC3.0 ports. For the output ports implementing Apple 2.4A fast charge, we tested them with an iPad mini 4 which can draw 2.4A of current.

Besides, we charged the iPad mini 4 via each QC3.0 port of each charger. In this way, we can figure out whether its QC3.0 port is compatible with Apple 2.4A fast charge. If it does, that’s a nice bonus. Additionally, we tested the charging speed of each port using the devices which do not support the fast-charging protocol as the port so as to confirm whether the charger is versatile and compatible.

Testing the charging rate of each single port

After testing the single port’s charging speed, we attached the corresponding devices to all ports of the charger to test out the maximum total output and check out whether the charging speed of each port would go down while comparing with the single-port charging. Every time as soon as we got the results, we would record them on the computer. In each test, the figures showed on the tester may slightly fluctuate, so we would take the relatively stable data as test results.

Testing the full-load charging speed

How we decided

Aside from the charging speed, we also considered other factors for each charger, including the price, shape, bulk, quality, the foldability of AC plug, a pluggable style or a built-in charging cable, etc. Once we obtained the testing results, we will determine the best multiport USB chargers based on the survey results and our using experience of each USB charger.

A word on fast charging

As the pace of life grows faster, our charging time is becoming more fragmented than ever. Fast charging does not mean to shorten the overall charging time by exact minutes but to supplement your devices as much power as possible in a short time. You must have encountered the situation that you found yourself with a dying phone when about to go out. At that time, if your phone supports a certain fast charging technology, then a charger with the same fast-charging protocol will replenish enough power to your phone in a short time. 

Everything you need to know about fast charging

There are many fast charging protocols on the market, including Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, QC4.0, Apple 2.1A/2.4A fast charging, Huawei SCP or FCP, OPPO VOOC, and the emerging USB Power Delivery.

A multiport charger that supports any fast-charging protocols will save you more time and space. Click to Tweet

For the direct current, Power (W) = Voltage (V) x Current (A). The charging speed actually depends on the output power, so the way to realize fast charging is either to boost the amperage or to vary the voltage so as to increase the amount of power going to a device. The fast charging protocols that operate by increasing current require thicker charging cables to handle the heavy current, making it poorly compatible and cost relatively higher, so this kind of fast-charging technologies such as OPPO VOOC and Huawei SCP will have a lot of restrictions when using.

Therefore, we believed that the fast charging standards dynamically varying the voltage will be more practical. However, one defect is that the conversion rate will drop down—about 10% of power will turn into heat energy. This effect is not a dealbreaker. That’s why many charging gears will get warm while charging.

Currently, the majority of devices on the market are iPhones and Android phones, so the Apple 2.1A/2.4A fast charge and QC3.0 fast charge are two versatile protocols with extensive application range.

Apple 2.4A fast charge

Apple seems to be very cautious in fast charging, but it has increased its iPhone 6’s charging speed from the initial 1A to 2.1A. And now the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and most iPads are capable of 2.4A fast charging. Although Apple also boosts up the charging rate by increasing current, the standard charging cables are able to handle the load current of 3A. Thus, it does not need to upgrade the charging cables to realize fast charging.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

QC3.0 fast charging varies voltage output for optimized charging speeds at intervals of 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓2A, and 12V⎓1.5A, generally outputting at 18W or even faster. At the same time, QC3.0 is also compatible with QC2.0 fast charging and Huawei FCP, able to fill up Samsung S8+, Google Pixel2, MI 6, HTC U11 and other mainstream Android devices at a fast speed.

Power Delivery

Power Delivery or PD, is now rapidly developing to be one of the mainstream fast-charging technologies. It can supply higher power to your devices via USB-C charging cables and charging gears (chargers and power banks). Power Delivery Standard boosts the electric output of USB up to 100W. That means Power Delivery can not only fast charge smartphones and other mobile devices, but also juice up higher-wattage devices, such as tablets, game consoles, laptops and so on. If you want to know more details about Power Delivery, you can pop over to another guide — The Best Affordable USB-C PD Multiport Chargers.

1 to 2 Ports

Our Pick: ZMI Dual USB Fast Charge Wall Charger 18W

Our Pick

ZMI Dual USB Fast Charge Wall Charger 18W

A small and fast charger

Almost as compact as an iPad charger, it offers you faster charging at a low price, supporting QC3.0 and dual-port output.
US$ 11.99 from DIGSHOPAED 34.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & Apple 2.4A+Dual ports 18W output+Compact size+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-Dual ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

When choosing products, we consider different user needs, and of course, the brand reputation, quality assurance, sales volume and so on. If you don’t use many devices in daily life, or you plan to take a short trip, ZMI PowerPlug V2 Dual USB Fast-Charge Wall Charger is the best option for you, because it is able to quickly juice up your smartphone and power bank at the same time. Plus, it is compact enough for easy carrying.

Compact yet powerful

ZMI PowerPlug V2 is very small (almost as compact as the iPad’s original charger) with a stable and foldable plug. It is great for daily use. Its two ports both support Apple 2.4A fast charging and QC3.0 fast charging. They can intelligently identify the connected devices, able to deliver the appropriate amount of current. Perhaps many people don’t know that ZMI (Jiangsu, China) is one of the first Xiaomi-funded ecosystem companies. All Xiaomi power banks and USB chargers are manufactured and supplied by ZMI.

almost as compact as the iPad’s original charger

Supports two fast-charging protocols

In our test, we used it to charge a QC3.0 power bank—Anker PowerCore II 2000. The charging speed reached up to 18.5W. This result surprises us very much, because there are many chargers that can provide the single QC port output of 18W on the market, but a few of them actually output over 18W power. When charging an iPad mini 4, this charger delivered 12.45W power. It is proved again that ZMI chargers feature reliable performance and can charge most Apple devices at the maximum speed. 

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
Anker PowerPore ll 2000 9.2V⎓2A (18.5W)
iPad mini 4 5.3V⎓2.3A (12.45W)
18W total power output

In the full-load test, when simultaneously charging two QC3.0-compatible power banks—ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh and Anker PowerCore II 20000, this ZMI charger delivered only 8.36W and 10.33W respectively, which were much slower than the single-port output. When we charged an iPad mini 4 and an iPhone 8 Plus via its two ports at the same time, one port pushed out 10W to the iPad and the other port pushed out only 8.96W to the iPhone. The charging speed still slower than the single-port output.

Testing the full-load output 

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Port ①
QC3.0
Port ②
QC3.0
ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh(①)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (②)
4.86V⎓1.72A
(8.36W)
4.86V⎓2.13A
(10.33W)
iPad mini 4 (①)
iPhone 8 Plus (②)
4.89V⎓2.06A
(10W)
4.96V⎓1.77A
(8.96W)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
4.97V⎓2.13A
(10.28W)
5V⎓1.68A
(8W)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Its two contenders from Anker—Anker PowerPort 2 and PowerPort 2 Lite—do not support QC3.0 fast charging. And the Anker PowerPort 2 Ports costs 2.5 times as much as ZMI’s.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The only drawback is that with only 18W max output, this charger cannot simultaneously charge two QC3.0-compatible devices at full speed. But anyway, this charger is way faster than the original 5W chargers of many phones (especially iPhones). Since we often charge our devices overnight, the whole night is enough to fully juice up your devices even if the charging speed is relatively slow. And that is acceptable, considering its affordable price.

Upgrade Pick: XIAOMI 36W QC 3.0 Dual USB Wall Charger

Upgrade Pick

XIAOMI 36W QC 3.0 Dual USB Wall Charger

Dual ports with high power output

Though a bit pricey, its two ports both support QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge, which is ideal for people who pursue faster charging speed.
US$ 16.99 from DIGSHOPAED 49.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & Apple 2.4A+Dual ports 36W output+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-It's larger than the regular dual-port chargers.

The two ports of XIAOMI 36W QC 3.0 Dual USB Wall Charger both support QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge. It’s total output power reaches up to 36W, so its two ports can deliver fast charging at the same time. In that sense, this charger makes up the defect of the ZMI Dual USB Fast Charge Wall Charger 18W which offers relatively small total output. I can tell that this Xiaomi charger has the best performance among all dual-port chargers we tested. And of course, it costs more than the ZMI above.

Beat out Anker PowerPort Speed 2 in charging performance

In our tests, when we charged an iPad mini 4 via one of its ports, it put out up to 11.55W. When charging the Anker PowerCore ll 10000 which supports QC3.0 fast charge, the charging speed went up to 17.55W.

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
Anker PowerPore ll 2000 9.09V⎓1.93A (17.55W)
iPad mini 4 4.98V⎓2.31A (11.55W)

The two ports of Anker PowerPort Speed 2-Port Charger also support QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge. Yep, it has similar specs to the Xiaomi’s, but it only maxed out at 10.56W (2.2A) when charging iPad mini 4 via one of its ports. It didn’t live up to its rated 12W (2.4A), and its price is much higher.

Anker PowerPort Speed 2-Port Charger

The most powerful dual-port USB charger

When two QC 3.0 power banks (ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh and Anker PowerCore ll 20000) plugged into this XIAOMI 36W charger at the same time, they were charging at 17.6W and 17.4W, respectively. When it simultaneously powered up an iPad mini 4 and an iPhone XS Max, the iPad drew up to 11.79W and the iPhone drew 11.78W. Again, when charging an Anker PowerPore ll 2000 QC3.0 power bank and an iPad at once, this charger delivered 17.52W to the QC-enabled power bank and 11.89W to the iPad. Whatever sort of gadgets we plug in, this XIAOMI charger is the fastest among all dual-port chargers we tested.

Testing the multiport output 

Port ①
QC3.0
Port ②
QC3.0
ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh(①)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (②)
9.06V⎓1.94A (17.6W) 9.05V⎓1.92A (17.4W)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
9.11V⎓1.92A (17.52W) 5V⎓2.37A (11.89W)
iPhone XS Max (①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
4.99V⎓2.36A (11.78W) 5V⎓2.35A (11.79W)
Flaws but not dealbreakers

As this XIAOMI charger doubles the total power of Our Pick ZMI HA622, it is bulky and not that portable. But if you only charge a few gadgets at home or in the office, and you place charging speed more than literally everything else, this charger is the best-in-class choice.

ZMI (Left) & XIAOMI (Right)

3 to 4 Ports

Our Pick: Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W

Our Pick

Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W

A portable 4-port fast charger

Four ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charge, able to deliver a total of 8A of current at full load. It can charge most electronic devices at a fast rate.
AED 59.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports Apple 2.4A+4 ports 40W output+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-4 ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

We also use other electronic devices in daily life besides smartphones. If you want to charge your smartphone, tablet, Bluetooth headphones, and power bank at once, but cannot find enough outlets or chargers, Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W (PA-U36) can handle such an annoying situation at ease. Its four ports are enough to rapidly charge four electronic devices we use every day simultaneously. And this charger is portable enough.

Ideal for family travel

Aukey has been devoted to researching, developing, and producing premium electronic devices for over ten years, and Aukey PA-T2 4-Port Wall Charger has obtained plenty of 5-star reviews on Amazon. Its four ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charging. It can speed up the charging for Apple devices to a large extent and even provide over 10W power for some devices which cannot draw 2.4A current.

Plus, it is small (74 x 53 x 26 mm) and lightweight (only 120.9g), and the foldable plug makes it easy to store and carry. Its four ports are enough for the whole family to power up their devices at once, so we think it a great charger for family travel.

Fast charge Apple devices and other regular devices

To test the single-port output of Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W (PA-U36), we used it to charge an iPad mini 4, and the current reached up to 2.22A (11.27W power) which is very ideal considering the internal resistance and the energy conversion loss. This also reveals that it can charge most Apple devices at the highest speed. Besides, we charged a VIVO X20 with it, and the charging speed reached up to 9.62W. So, even when charging devices that don’t support Apple 2.4 fast charging, Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger can still deliver a great charging speed. 

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
iPad mini 4 5.1V⎓2.3A (11.21W)
VIVO X20 5.1V⎓1.9A (9.62W)
The actual total output reached the rated 40W

To measure the total output power of the charger, we used it to simultaneously charge four devices (an iPad mini 4, an iPhone 8 Plus, an iPhone 7 Plus and an iPhone X). The total power reached up to 38.84W, very close to the rated power of 40W. Given that the power loss would occur during energy transfer, this Aukey model can be considered to reach its advertised total output power.

Testing the multiport output 

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Port ①
AIPower
Port ②
AIPower
Port ③
AIPower
Port ④
AIPower
iPhone 8 Plus(①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
5V⎓2.24A
(11.4W)
5V⎓2.25A
(11.45W)
N/A N/A
iPhone 8 Plus(①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone X (③)
5.07V⎓2A
(10W)
5.01V⎓2.34A
(11.7W)
5.06V⎓2A
(10.34W)
N/A
iPhone 8 Plus(①)
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone 7 Plus(③)
iPhone X (④)
5.03V⎓1.9A
(9.4W)
5.02V⎓1.92A
(9.8W)
5.06V⎓1.9A
(9.52W)
5.06V⎓1.99A
(10.12W)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

How does it compare with the popular Anker PowerPore 4?

Compared with similar chargers on the market—Xiaomi Four-Port Charger and Anker PowerCore 4, Aukey PA-T2 4-Port Charger absolutely prevails over them in both power and price, showing a high performance-price ratio. Although the power of Anker PowerCore 4 is quite close to Aukey PA-T2 4-Port Charger, the former costs several times as much as the latter. After making a tradeoff between these two models, we had Aukey PA-T2 4-Port Charger as our pick in this category.

Also Great: 3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger

Also Great

3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger

Supports multiple fast-charging protocols

Its three ports support QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge, all of which are able to fast charge different devices.
US$ 12.99 from DIGSHOPAED 34.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & Apple 2.4A+3 ports 30W output+Foldable prongs
Cons:
-2 AUTO ID ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

Compared to Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W, 3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger has one less port, but the advantage is that one of its ports supports QC3.0 fast charge. So it may be a better choice for people who have QC-enabled devices.

More compact, more fast-charging protocols support

This 3U charger comes with three charging ports, including one QC3.0 port and two AUTO ID ports that implement Apple 2.4A. With that said, if you own both QC3.0 devices and iOS devices, you can take advantage of it and charge them at the fastest speed.

Since it has one less port than the Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W, it’s more compact, only measuring 2.4 x 2 x 1.3 inches (60 x 52 x 32 mm) and weighing 68.9g (2.4oz). Moreover, its foldable plug makes it easy to take on the go.

Aukey (Left) & 3U (Right)

Fast charge different devices

We conducted charging tests for its QC3.0 port and AUTO ID ports respectively. When charging an Anker PowerCore ll 20000 QC3.0 power bank via its QC3.0 port, the charging speed went up to 17.62W, roughly equivalent to the fastest speed of QC3.0. When charging an iPad mini 4 via one of its AUTO ID ports, it put out up to 12.27W, meaning that it enabled fast charging for the regular iOS devices.

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
Anker PowerPore ll 2000 9.15V⎓1.92A (17.62W)
iPad mini 4 5.17V⎓2.37A (12.27W)

In order to test the total power output of this 3U charger, we used it to simultaneously charge an Anker PowerCore ll 20000 power bank, an iPad mini 4 and an iPhone X. The result showed that it totally put out 29.63W, which lived up to its rated 30W.

Testing the multiport output 

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging different devices:

Port ①
AUTO ID
Port ②
AUTO ID
Port ③
QC3.0
iPad mini 4 (①) 5.23V⎓1.42A (7.43W) 4.4V⎓0.99A (4.45W) N / A
iPhone XS Max (②)
iPad mini 4 (①) 5.19V⎓2.36A (12.29W) N / A 9.13V⎓1.92A (17.62W)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (③)
iPad mini 4 (①) 4.59V⎓1.68A (7.58W) 4.52V⎓0.96A (4.36W) 9.14V⎓1.93A (17.69W)
iPhone XS Max (②)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (③)
Flaws but not dealbreakers

Since this charger is from a less-known brand, its overall build quality presumably falls short of other branded chargers’. Initially, we also concerned about its quality. So we bought several samples and gave them to our colleagues to try out. Through a few months of real-life usage, they all worked well, no problem. It’s fair to say that this 3U charger is reliable and durable.

5 to 6 Ports

Our Pick: Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Ports 63W (A2054)

Our Pick

Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Ports 63W

With more output power

It has five ports, able to output 63W massive power. Its five ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charging, and two of them implement QC3.0.
US$ 30.99 from DIGSHOPAED 112.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & 2.4A+LED indicator included+5 ports 63W output
Cons:
-Relatively pricey

You may live in a larger family and every night you have to scramble for chargers with your family members, or almost every day you need to juice a bunch of devices (smartphones, tablets, power banks, cameras, you name it) but without enough chargers or power outlets. If so, you must desire a charger with more charging ports. Among all 5- or 6-port chargers we tested, Anker PowerPort Speed 5 Ports 63W (A2054) takes the crown for the best one.

Supports multiple fast charge

This Anker charger has two QC 3.0 ports and three 2.4A ports. It is universally compatible and meets the fast-charging demands of both iPhone users and Android users. It comes with a special LED indicator which can clearly show the charging status, informing you in time when it loses connection.

LED indicator

It isn’t a plug charger. Instead, it comes with an 80cm detachable power cable to connect to an AC outlet. This feature can not only prevent the charger from falling off the wall due to overweight, but also make it more convenient to charge your multiple devices.

Connect to an AC outlet via a detachable power cable

QC3.0 port also can fast charge Apple devices

In our test, we used its two QC 3.0 ports to respectively charge an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank, both of which delivered 18.23W power. When we used its PowerIQ port to charge an iPad mini 4, the charging speed reached up to 12.15W. Even we charged the iPad over its QC port, it still outputted up to 11.3W power. 

Testing the single-port output 

Devices Charging Speeds
Anker PowerPore ll 2000 7.3V⎓2.5A (18.23W)
iPad mini 4 (PowerIQ Port) 4.9V⎓2.3A (11.3W)
iPad mini 4 (QC3.0 Port) 5.2V⎓2.3A (12.15W)
Fast charging multiple devices at once

To test its full-load output, we used it to charge five devices (an iPad mini 4, an iPhone 8 Plus, an iPhone 7 Plus, and two power banks—Anker PowerCore II 20,000 and ROMOSS Sense 6+) at once and it provided a total power of 61.57W. Compared with the single-port output, the full-load output drop a bit, though, these two output results are very close. Meanwhile, considering that the internal resistance and energy conversion loss, it didn’t appear to be much different from the rated total power of 63W, so we were very satisfied with it.

Testing the single-port output (Left) and the full-load output (Right)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Port ① QC3.0 Port ② QC3.0 Port ③ PowerIQ Port ④ PowerIQ Port ⑤ PowerIQ
Anker PowerPore ll 2000(①) 8.9V⎓1.9A (17.25W) 8.9V⎓1.88A (16.82W) N/A N/A N/A
ROMOSS Sense 6+ (②) N/A N/A 5.21V⎓2.16A (11.3W) 5.2V⎓2.37A (12.37W) N/A
Anker PowerPore ll 2000(①) 8.89V⎓1.93A (17.19W) 8.9V⎓1.85A (16.55W) 5.2V⎓2.1A (11W) N/A N/A
ROMOSS Sense 6+ (②)
iPhone 8 Plus (③)
iPhone 8 Plus(③) N/A N/A 4.87V⎓1.63A (7.9W) 4.86V⎓2.07A (10.05W) 4.87V⎓1.58A (7.75W)
iPad mini 4 (④)
iPhone 7 Plus(⑤)
Anker PowerPore ll 2000(①) 8.89V⎓1.93A (17.22W) 8.87V⎓1.93A (17.2W) 5.21V⎓2.15A (11.2W) 5.21V⎓2.37A (12.39W) N/A
ROMOSS Sense 6+ (②)
iPhone 8 Plus (③)
iPad mini 4 (④)
Anker PowerPore ll 2000(①) 8.89V⎓1.92A (17.13W) 8.89V⎓1.88A (16.8W) 4.49V⎓1.43A (7.07W) 5.21V⎓2.34A (12.22W) 4.83V⎓1.7A (8.2W)
ROMOSS Sense 6+ (②)
iPhone 8 Plus (③)
iPad mini 4 (④)
iPhone 7 Plus (⑤)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

A minor issue is that it is easy to cause scratches due to its material. Besides, it sells for a relatively high price. But if you do need a 5-port model with two QC3.0 ports, this is the best choice for you.

Also Great: Anker PowerPort 6 Ports 60W

Also Great

Anker PowerPort 6 Ports 60W

A pick with more ports

For people who need more ports, Anker 6-Port USB Charger is a great option.
US$ 24.99 from DIGSHOPAED 94.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports Apple 2.4A+6 ports 60W output
Cons:
-6 ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

Five charging ports are already a lot, but if you need even more ports, we recommend you Anker PowerPort 6 Ports 60W (A2123). Its total output power can reach up to 60W, and its 6 ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charge. However, nothing is perfect. It doesn’t have any QC3.0 port. Despite this, we still choose this charger, considering that not everyone needs QC3.0 fast charging. Additionally, most people tend to charge their devices at night, and the whole night is enough to fully juice up most daily-use devices even without QC3.0 fast charging.

More convenient than expected

In fact, Anker PowerPort 6 is not much larger than other models we picked above. It measures 99 x 70 x 26mm.

Slightly larger than CRDC PA-T15 5-Port Desktop Charger

Instead of built-in prongs, it comes with a 1.5m (59in) detachable power cord, so this charger won’t fall off from the wall outlet due to overweight. And even if the outlet is in a far distance or hidden under the table, you can still easily charge your devices.

Not just friendly to Apple users

During testing, we charged an iPad mini 4 via one of this Anker charger’s port, and found that it could offer 12.03W power. This proves that this charger can fill up most Apple devices at full speed. When we used it to charge a VIVO X20, the charging speed reached up to 9.94W. In other words, even when charging some devices that don’t support Apple 2.4A fast charging, Anker PowerPort 6 Ports is still able to output about 10W, which is a decent charging speed. 

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
iPad mini 4 5.2V⎓2.3A (12.03W)
VIVO X20 5.2V⎓1.9A (9.94W)
Anker PowerPort6 5.2V⎓2A (10W)
Better than advertised

To measure the full-load output, we connected six devices into this charger, including an iPad mini 4, an iPhone X, an iPhone 8 Plus, an iPhone 7 Plus, an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank, and a ROMOSS Sense 6+ power bank. To our surprise, it pumped out a total power of 64.64W, exceeding the advertised power of 60W. This is rare, as many models exaggerate their parameters while the actual power is lower than what they claimed. Among all multiport chargers we tested, only Anker PowerPort 6 Ports is capable of outputting such high total power.

Testing the multiport output 

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Port ① PowerIQ Port ② PowerIQ Port ③ PowerIQ Port ④ PowerIQ Port ⑤ PowerIQ Port ⑥ PowerIQ
iPhone 8 Plus(①) 5.25V⎓2.17A (11.1W) 5.18V⎓2.33 (12.11W) N/A N/A N/A N/A
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone 8 Plus(①) 5.26V⎓2A (10.6W) 5.23V⎓2.35A (12.29W) 5.08V⎓2.17A (11.26W) N/A N/A N/A
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone X (③)
iPhone 8 Plus (①) 5.23V⎓2.13A (11.1W) 5.23V⎓2.37A (12.41W) 5.2V⎓2.34A (12.1W) 5.25V⎓1.98A (10.42W) N/A N/A
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone X (③)
iPhone 7 Plus (④)
iPhone 8 Plus (①) 5.2V⎓2.14A (11W) 5.21V⎓2.38A (12.42W) 5.21V⎓2.36A (12.22W) 5.21V⎓1.98A (10.33W) 5.24V⎓2.02A (10.61W) N/A
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone X (③)
iPhone 7 Plus (④)
ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh(⑤)
iPhone 8 Plus (①) 5.24V⎓2.15A (11.2W) 5.22V⎓1.99A (10.47W) 15.24V⎓2.08A (10.75W) 5.21V⎓2.01A (10.47W) 5.2V⎓2.05A (10.66W) 5.2V⎓2.13A (11.09W)
iPad mini 4 (②)
iPhone X (③)
iPhone 7 Plus (④)
ROMOSS Sense6+ 20000mAh(⑤)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000 (⑥)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Even though it doesn’t pack with a QC3.0 port, it has 6 ports for simultaneous charging with the maximum output power of over 60W, which is enough to satisfy most people’s charging demands.

Budget Pick: CRDC 5-Port Charging Station with QC3.0 55.5W

Budget Pick

CRDC 5-Port Charging Station with QC3.0 55.5W

A multiport option, supports multiple fast-charging protocols

For people who need more ports and pursue faster charging, CRDC 5-Port Charging Station is a no-brainer.
AED 89.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Supports QC3.0 & Apple 2.4A+5 ports 55.5W output+Relatively small size
Cons:
-5 ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once

If you want to get a multiport charger with powerful performance at a lower price, then CRDC 5-Port Charging Station with Quick Charge 3.0 55.5W (PA-T15) will be appealing to you. It packs one QC 3.0 port and four 2.4A ports. Its QC 3.0 port also supports Apple 2.4A fast charge, which makes this charger more versatile.

No idle outlets available

For people who have multiple devices

This charger is of high practicability and meets the fast-charging needs of both iPhone users and Android users. The total power can reach up to 55.5W, ensuring fast charging for each device at full load. With the size of 94 x 60 x 25mm and the weight of only 149g, it is the best pick for use at home or on the road. It also comes with an 80cm detachable power cord to connect to a power outlet, so this charger won’t fall off from the wall outlet due to its weight. The included Velcro strip helps you to organize the cable and allows you to adjust the cable length, making it easy to charge your device even in a far distance from an outlet.

QC3.0 port also supports Apple 2.4A

Before testing, we never expected that this charger could perform so well. What’s rare is that its QC port also supports Apple 2.4A fast charge (many chargers we tested cannot make it). In our test, whichever ports we used to charge an iPad mini 4, its charging speed was able to reach 12W. When we plugged ROMOSS Sense 6+ QC3.0 power bank into its QC port, this port pumped out 17.7W. 

Testing the single-port output

Devices Charging Speeds
iPad mini 5V⎓2.2A (11W)
ROMOSS Sense 6+ (QC3.0 Port) 9.3V⎓1.9A (17.7W)
Huge total power output

To test the full-load output, we charged five devices (an iPhone X, an iPhone 7Plus, an iPad mini 4, an iPhone 8 Plus, and an Anker PowerCore ll 20000 power bank) over its ports and the total power reached up to 53.69W. The charging speed of each 2.4A port would slow down, but the QC3.0 port still provided the power bank with 18.04W power. Although the full-load power dropped a bit, considering the internal resistance and energy loss, we are very satisfied with this result.

Testing the full-load output

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Port ① QC3.0 Port ② AIPower Port ③ AIPower Port ④ AIPower Port ⑤ AIPower
Anker PowerCore ll 20000(①) 9.37V⎓1.92A (18W) 5.02V⎓2.2A (11W) N/A N/A N/A
iPhone 8 Plus (②)
iPhone 8 Plus(②) N/A 5V⎓2A (10W) 5.04V⎓2.08A (10.4W) N/A N/A
iPad mini 4 (③)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000(①) 9.38V⎓1.92A (18W) 5.02V⎓2.2A (11W) 5.04V⎓2.07A (10.8W) N/A N/A
iPhone 8 Plus (②)
iPad mini 4 (③)
iPhone 8 Plus(②) N/A 5.04V⎓1.82A (9.2W) 4.98V⎓2.34A (11.63W) 5.04V⎓1.95A (9.84W) N/A
iPad mini 4 (③)
iPhone X (④)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000(①) 9.36V⎓1.92A (18.07W) 5.04V⎓1.8A (9.05W) 4.98V⎓2.36A (11.77W) 5.02V⎓2.09A (10.48W) N/A
iPhone 8 Plus (②)
iPad mini 4 (③)
iPhone X (④)
iPhone 8 Plus(②) N/A 4.86V⎓1.8A (9W) 4.84V⎓2.13A (10.39W) 4.91V⎓1.91A (9.4W) 4.87V⎓1.9A (9.2W)
iPad mini 4 (③)
iPhone X (④)
iPhone 7 Plus(⑤)
Anker PowerCore ll 20000(①) 9.34V⎓1.93A (18.04W) 5.05V⎓1.89A (9.57W) 5.02V⎓1.85A (8.65W) 5.06V⎓1.73A (8.62W) 5.03V⎓1.72A (8.81W)
iPhone 8 Plus (②)
iPad mini 4 (③)
iPhone X (④)
iPhone 7 Plus (⑤)

After real-world testing, we listed out the charging speeds of each port on this charger when charging various devices:

Compared with Anker PowerPort Speed 5, a five ports charger, this CRDC charger lacks a QC3.0 port, but it just costs half the price of Anker PowerPort Speed 5. Thus, we can safely say that CRDC PA-T15 5-Port Desktop Charger is the best value for money.

2-in-1 Pick

Our Pick: ZMI QC3.0 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger 5200mAh

Our Pick

ZMI QC 3.0 2-In-1 Charger 5200mAh

The best charger for travel

The 2-in-1 design solves your daily trouble of charging the phones and power bank separately. Especially when you are on a trip, you do not need to bring different charging devices to burden your luggage.
AED 84.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE)US$18.99 from Amazon US£21.99 from Amazon UK Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+2-in-1 portable charger and wall charger+As an adapter, it supports QC3.0+As a power bank, two ports support Apple 2.4A
Cons:
-Easily fall off from a wall outlet

My power bank has been out of juice for a long time, because every time I find it has no power, I leave it aside and then look for an adapter and an outlet to charge my phone; after fully filling my phone, I always forget the drained power bank or I am too lazy to recharge it. If you are also tired of charging both your phone and power bank every day, ZMI QC 3.0 2-In-1 wall charger power bank is a no-brainer. It can easily handle this issue, able to charge your devices and at the same time function as a power bank to recharge itself.

Imagining that when you need to use two mobile devices and a power bank, you have to bring three chargers to juice them simultaneously, while a ZMI 2-in-1 wall charger power bank can turn four charging gears into one (ZMI 2-in-1 = 1 power bank + 3 chargers).

Compatible with multiple fast-charging protocols

As an adapter, each of the USB port support QC3.0 fast charging and Apple 2.4A fast charging. In this 2-in-1 category, it is difficult to find a model like ZMI QC 3.0 2-in-1 charger which is exceptionally handy and implements QC3.0. In our test, when charging a QC3.0-compatible power bank—Anker PowerCore II 20000, it outputted up to 18.3W power, perfectly triggering QC3.0 fast charging. Similarly, it could deliver 2.31A of current to an iPad mini 4, which means that it can satisfy most Apple users’ fast charging demand and is able to charge most Apple devices at the fastest speed. 

Testing the charging speed

Devices Charging Speeds
Anker PowerCore II 20000 9.2V⎓1.9A (18.3W)
iPad mini 4 5V⎓2.31 (11.5W)
Ease your journey

As a power bank, it packs 5200mAh capacity which is enough to charge most phones twice to offer extra power throughout the day. Inevitably, with the size of 72 x 71 x 32mm, it is larger than the regular 5,000mAh power banks, but given that it can replace four charging gears (two phone charger, a power bank, and the power bank’s charger), it actually saves you more space. Plus, this charger also supports Apple 2.4A fast charging.

Doubles as a power bank with Apple 2.4A

It is worth mentioning that when functioning as a power bank, this 2-and-1 model doesn’t support QC3.0 fast charging, but it is able to output the total power of up to 12W (5V⎓2.4A). In addition, this is a rare 2-in-1 charger that implements QC3.0 fast charging—only acting as an adapter can it trigger fast charging. With an affordable price of 64.99 AED, it is a quite cost-effective choice.

Also Great: Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger

Also Great

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger

For Anker fans

If you desire a 2-in-1 portable charger and wall charger from Anker, we recommend it to you.
AED 94.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE)US$29.99 from Amazon USCA$35.99 from Amazon CA *At the time of publishing, the price was AED XXX.
Pros:
+2-in-1 portable charger and wall charger+Dual ports support Apple 2.4A+Supports AC or Micro USB input
Cons:
-Slightly expensive-Easily fall off from wall outlet

Anker’s products have been well recognized by many customers, so Anker has built a strong reputation on the market. If you do want an Anker 2-in-1 model, Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 is a great option.

It can even use for laptop-charging

Not all people require QC3.0 fast charging. If you only own Apple devices, Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 (A1621) supports Apple 2.4A fast charging, able to charge your Apple devices at a fast rate. In our test, it provided an iPad mini 4 with 2.33A current. As a power bank, with 5,000mAh capacity, it is capable of satisfying your daily charging demand. 

Testing the charging speed

Aside from extending your phone’s service time, its single-port output can max out up to 3A of current, so it can temporarily replenish power to your dying laptop.

Charge a laptop in a pinch

Device Charging Speed
iPad mini 4 5V⎓2.33A (11.6W)
Two input ways

It supports both AC input and Micro-USB input with 2.1A charging. When the outlets are limited, you can use other appropriate charging devices to recharge this Anker model itself via its Micro USB port, enriching its application scenarios.

Recharge itself via a Micro-USB cable

Compact and solid-built

Measuring only 72 x 70 x 31mm, it is slightly smaller than ZMI QC3.0 2-in-1 charger. Its exterior is coating finish, making it effectively anti-fingerprint and well-protective for its look. Additionally, Anker features finer craftsmanship in detail. As a global leader in charging technology, Anker’s products earn more trust from consumers.

This Anker charger is smaller in size

Products to avoid

Cheapie: Shoddy counterfeits often cause accidents, because these low-cost chargers are made of inferior recycled plastics that just cost half the price of the natural plastics, while the premium chargers are made of natural plastic with high hardness. Without the hard and flame-retardant plastic case, the charger will be melted due to high temperature and even catch fire during charging.

Rough-made Chargers: Good phone chargers have no visible burrs on the exterior. Besides, the seams are intact and the metal contacts are thick and symmetrical. However, chargers with rough-made housing generally have shoddy internal structures. That may affect the charging speed or even pose potential safety hazards.

Chargers that are difficult to plug and easy to get overheating: Chargers must be simple plug-and-play. Those chargers which are difficult to plug in and out will easily get damaged. Besides, it is common that the phone charger gets a little warm (30°C-40°C) during charging, but excessive heat—the chargers feel hot to the touch—would be a warning sign. Similarly, it is a red flag that your phone gets overheating when charging, and the battery will break down if your phone runs under high temperature for a long time.

Non-safety-certified chargers: Being-certified (such as CE, FCC, CCC, and IC) is the most basic criterion for selection. The safety certification marks indicate that electronic products have been certified to meet the mandatory standards of different countries and found to be guaranteed safety.

The rivalry

1 to 2 Ports

Xiaomi CDQ03ZM 2-Port Charger: It is identical to our pick ZMI PowerPlug V2 Dual USB Fast-Charge Wall Charger. Both two ports support QC3.0 fast charge and Apple 2.4A fast charge. When charging two devices at the same time, it cannot enable fast charging. And Xiaomi CDQ03ZM is slightly more expensive than our pick.

RAVPower RP-PC006 2-Port Charger: It has only one QC3.0 port and one 2.4A output port. However, its QC3.0 port isn’t compatible with Apple 2.4A. It can simultaneously fast charge a QC3.0-compatible device and a device that implements Apple 2.4A, but when charging two QC devices at once or two Apple 2.4A devices, it cannot realize fast charging. In addition, it costs much more than ZMI PowerPlug V2 and CRDC PA-T13.

Anker PowerPort 2 Lite: It packs two Apple 2.4A ports but no QC3.0 port. When simultaneously charging two devices that support Apple 2.4A fast charge, the charging speed will drop a bit, failing to deliver fast charging at once. Its charging performance is not a patch on that of our pick ZMI PowerPlug V2.

Anker PowerPort Speed 2: It includes two QC3.0 output ports, both of which also support Apple 2.4A. However, when charging an iPad with it, to our disappointment, it outputted only 10W or so, failing to reach 2.4A charging. Besides, its price is substantially higher.

CRDC PA-T13 2-Port Charger (with only one QC port):  It has only one QC port and costs only a bit less. It is not that cost-effective. Plus, its QC port doesn’t support Apple 2.4A fast charging.

CRDC PA-T13 Dual-Port USB Charger: It has powerful performance. Both two ports support QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge, with a total output of up to 39W. However, it’s relatively bulky. And its plug is unfoldable, which makes it not that portable.

CRDC PA-U28 2-Port Charger: It is very compact and portable. However, it outputs only 14W power, and merely supports single-port 2.4A fast output rather than dual-port fast charging.

3 to 4 Ports

Anker PowerPort 4 Ports: We dismissed it because it’s way too expensive. The test results came close to Aukey 4-Port Wall Charger 40W (PA-U36), but it costs three times as much.

Xiaomi 4-Port Charger: It seems a nice option according to the test results. However, its four ports only output a total power of 35W. When charging four iPhones or iPads simultaneously, the charging speed will greatly slow down.

5 to 6 Ports

Tronsmart U5-PTA 5-Port Charger: This charger has one QC3.0 port and four 2.4A ports. The same as CRDC PA-T15, Tronsmart U5-PTA can also deliver the maximum power of 55.5W, but its QC port doesn’t support Apple 2.4A fast charging. Therefore, Tronsmart U5-PTA cannot rival Our pick in performance.

Aukey PA-T55 5-Port Charger: Similarly, it packs one QC3.0 port and four 2.4A ports, but its QC3.0 port isn’t compatible with Apple 2.4A fast charging.

Aukey PA-T11 6-Port USB Charger: It comes with six ports. Two of them are QC3.0 ports and other four support Apple 2.4A. Its QC ports also cannot implement Apple 2.4A fast charging. If you charge your Apple device via its QC3.0 port, it just delivers 5W output.

Updated Log

  Updated: February 16, 2019

In the follow-up product searching, we found out a dual-port charger with powerful charging performance, Xiaomi 36W Dual-Port Charger, and a 3-port charger that supports both QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge, 3U 30W 3-Port QC3.0 USB Wall Charger. We bought them in for testing, and found that they both feature decent performance and quite reasonable price.

  Updated: July 24, 2018

When you go on a business trip, have you ever think that you carry way too many power banks and adapters that take up too much space in your bag? We found that 2-in-1 chargers are optimum for business trips, because it turns four charging gears (the power bank, the corresponding adapter and cable, and the phone’s charger) into one and it only occupies a single outlet to recharge itself and simultaneously charge your phone. In this guide, we have updated two 2-in-1 chargers with powerful charging performance and reasonable prices. They are ZMI QC 3.0 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger 5200mAh (APB01) and Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-In-1 Portable Charger & Wall Charger.

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  • Ali Demir says:

    i have 6 devices and Anker PowerPort 6 Ports 60W is perfect. charges my devices at once. and the speed is awesome.

  • Saif al-Badri says:

    Hi,

    Do you have more options for 7-10 ports?

    Thanks.

  • Cheri Galvan says:

    Great article! Thanks for doing the research for us.

  • Federico says:

    Thank you for a very useful article. I travel with my phone, Smart watch, tablet, and other devices, all of which require frequent charging. I do need even more ports.

  • Robert says:

    Ha, great review! I’m trying to get a charger in every room.

  • Rick says:

    Anyone who has bought them from here? Are these reliable?

    • 2seconds says:

      I’ve bought one from here yesterday. hope it to be nice.

    • super alex89 says:

      Don’t worry. I got the product a few days before, and it is as amazing as the article said.

  • chavez says:

    The anker 5 ports one is awesome! I used several anker products but this is one of my favorite. The ability to charge multiple devices at 2.1 amp is amazing!

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