Best USB Wall Chargers

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 17, 2018
When you own more than two mobile devices that require regular recharging, it can be tiresome to carry all the adapters that are needed to charge them. That said, there is a handy solution - a USB charger. The device combines multiple power output ports and may become a true life savior for all of your gadgets. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Input
Output
Total Power
Housing
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The VoltageBoost technology is able to detect the cable resistance and level the output amperage accordingly. As a result, you get a lightning-fast charging speed no matter how long the power cable is.

CONS

The USB ports are positioned too close to each other. 

OUR VERDICT

This model from Anker has more than enough to attract high-tech fans and people who value the quality of the products they purchase. You will be able to charge 6 devices simultaneously twice as fast, compared to a regular adapter.

detailed parameters
Input

100 - 240 V

5 ft. detachable power cord

Output

6 USB ports (with up to 2.4 Amps per USB port)

Total Power

60 W

Housing

Plastic

Extras

PowerIQ™ technology, VoltageBoost™ technology, MultiProtect safety system, LED indicator light

Dimensions

3.9" x 2.8" x 1"

6.7 oz

Warranty

18 months

PROS

A smart LED indicator will display the current status of the charging process and notify you when the devices are fully charged with the help of visual cues.

CONS

The AC plug is somewhat flimsy and may fail you in the long run. 

OUR VERDICT

With this handy and highly powerful unit, you will be able to quickly charge all of your smartphones and tablets (as well as other USB-powered devices) in a just a couple of hours.

detailed parameters
Input

100 - 240 V

Foldable AC wall plug

Output

3 USB ports (with up to 2.4 Amps per USB port)

Total Power

30 W

Housing

Plastic with rubberized sides (anti-skid grooves)

Extras

iSmart™ technology, Overcharge, Overheat and short-circuit protection, LED lighting of USB ports, LED indicator light

Dimensions

2.28" x 2.08" x 1.18"

3.5 oz

Warranty

Limited lifetime (registration required)

PROS

The USB ports have been thoughtfully positioned far enough from each other. Thanks to this design solution, you'll be able to charge multiple devices with bulky cables. 

CONS

The housing is prone to overheating after a few hours of use. 

OUR VERDICT

A budget-friendly yet highly efficient model from iClever features a foldable design, making it a perfect travel option. Plus, this tiny device is capable of delivering up to 2.4 Amps, enough to charge the newest gadgets in a matter of hours.

detailed parameters
Input

100 - 240 V

Foldable AC wall plug

Output

2 USB ports (with up to 2.4 Amps per USB port)

Total Power

24 W

Housing

Plastic

Extras

SmartID™ technology, Overcharge, Overheat and short-circuit protection, LED lighting of USB ports

Dimensions

2.09" x 2.09" x 1.12"

2.9 oz

Warranty

18 months

PROS

The side panels of the housing have special finger pads to plug and pull the device out of the AC socket with a bit more comfort. 

CONS

A rather limited power output per USB port.

OUR VERDICT

One of the smallest devices on the market and also one of the most versatile ones. The product is capable of operating in the range from 100 Volts to 240 Volts, which makes it an essential charger for traveling.

detailed parameters
Input

100 - 240 V

AC wall plug

Output

2 USB ports (with up to 2.1 Amps per USB port)

Total Power

20 W

Housing

Plastic

Extras

Overcharge, Overheat and short-circuit protection

Dimensions

2.16" x 1.25" x 1.25"

0.5 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The 0.7-inch width of the device makes it a perfect stationary choice for power sockets that are located in hard-to-reach spots or between different items of furniture.

CONS

The housing gets scratched easily.

OUR VERDICT

With this convenient device, you will have a true peace of mind since it has one of the best protection systems available on the market. On top of that, it can charge all of your gadgets faster than a regular adapter.

detailed parameters
Input

100 - 240 V

AC wall plug

Output

2 USB ports (with up to 2.4 Amps per USB port)

Total Power

24 W

Housing

Plastic

Extras

Smart IC technology, Overcharge, Overheat and short-circuit protection

Dimensions

2.36" x 0.7" x 2.16"

2.4 oz

Warranty

1 year

Anker AK-848061074772

Outstanding Protection System

The Anker PowerPort 6 is a truly universal model that can be used anywhere you go. The main reason for that is the ability of the device to operate in the voltage range from 100 V to 240 V without overheating or failing. The device features 6 USB output ports that will definitely come in handy for those who have more than a couple of phones and other mobile devices that can be charged via USB.

Although the ports can be used simultaneously, it can be difficult to put all of them to use, especially if you have USB cables that vary in size. More specifically, each USB port is located a bit too close to each other. So, if you intend using all of them at once, it can take some time to fit the USB connectors adjacent to each other.

Unlike many other similar models available on the market today, the Anker PowerPort 6 phone charger features a detachable power cord and acts as a true charger and not as a mere AC to USB adapter.

Furthermore, this model features a state-of-the-art security system that firmly protects both the charger and your cables from voltage drops, overcharge, and short circuits. On top of that, the device is UL certified, which makes this 6 port charging hub a go-to pick if you need a secure way of charging your USB-powered devices.

In short, the 6-port charger from Anker is easily one of the most impressive options on the market, thanks to its ease of use and outstanding protection system.

Review of Anker AK-848061074772 6-Port USB Wall Charger (60W)

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RAVPower US RP-PC094 (B)

The Power to Match

The multiport USB charger from RAVPower is an upgraded version of the 3-port model that will definitely come in handy during long trips. But what makes this product such a fitting option? Let’s take a closer look at its core features and find out.

The first thing that catches the eye is definitely the overall design of this model. The foldable plug makes this model a perfect pick for traveling and also protects the metal parts of the device from bending. On top of that, the side panels of the housing are complete with special grooves that won’t let the device slip out of your hands while plugging or unplugging it.

As for the specifications of the charger, the 30W may not seem that much at first. But this level of output will be more than enough to replenish the charge of 3 modern gadgets without breaking much of a sweat and, most importantly, without overheating.

Speaking of which, the appliance features a 3-way protection system that prevents any possible voltage or amperage discharges. Each USB port provides up to 2.4 Amps, which is quite impressive for such a small device.

All in all, the mini USB wall charger from RAVPower is a great pick for both your travel and everyday needs, mostly thanks to the rigid construction and reliable safety features.

Review of RAVPower US RP-PC094 (B) 3-Port USB Wall Charger (30W)

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User Manual     Manufacturer


 

iClever IC-TC02

Foldable Design Done Right

Yet another charger with a foldable plug from iClever comes within a portable body. Though the device may look small, don’t let the appearance fool you. Behind the compact packaging hides a powerhouse of a charger that has a lot to offer performance-wise.

First of all, each of the two USB ports can deliver up to 2.4 Amps (the numbers that you would usually get from some of the more expensive models). Thanks to such an impressive amperage output, you will be able to charge the latest portable gadgets in just a few hours. Depending on the battery capacity of your smartphone or tablet, the process will take somewhere between 3 to 5 hours, which isn't too bad all things considered.

Although the model is no slouch when it comes to charging, it wouldn’t be worth much without any means of protection. Fortunately, the device in question comes equipped with a triple-protection system that prevents overcharge, electric surges, and short circuits. For additional convenience, the unit is equipped with LED lights that will indicate that it works as intended.

To wrap things up, the iClever BoostCube charger provides you with an unrivaled amperage level of 4.8 Amps (with two ports combined), a really impressive performance compared to other dual USB devices in the same price range.

Review of iClever IC-TC02 BoostCube Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology (4.8A/24W)

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AILKIN 4327065251

Tiny yet Powerful

The model from AILKIN is a dual USB wall charger that, despite the modest overall dimensions of 2.16 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches, is still capable of delivering up to 2.1 Amps. The device is actually so small that you will be able to keep it in your pocket. However, considering the non-foldable design, we would suggest being a bit more careful with it.

On top of the small size, the device is quite lightweight, so you can always take it with you without worrying about the extra weight. Plus, you can put it in your backpack so it won't take away your luggage space.

Generally speaking, these compact chargers usually aren't that impressive on the protection front but that isn't the case here. The people behind this product have been able to pack a fully-fledged safe charging system with an IC chip inside. The chip is capable of detecting heat and will automatically turn off the device in case of an electric surge or a short circuit.

And if you want something more than a regular white charger, this model is available in 5 other colors, beside the standard plain white option.

In conclusion, the USB charger from AILKIN will definitely surprise you with its performance. Add to that the size of the product and you have one of the most interesting prospects on the charger market.

Review of AILKIN 4327065251 USB Wall Charger, Dual Port Quick Charger (2.1 Amp)

 

Nekmit EL-05273

A Competent Stationary Model

One of the more unusual models in our review, the Nekmit EL-05273 charger definitely has a more intriguing look. But it isn't the looks that determine the quality of a charger, so let's talk about some of the more important aspects of this device.

Designed to be an alternative to wall USB outlets, this particular model from Nekmit embodies all the good features of stationary chargers. The low profile of the unit makes it ideal for indoor use since there's next to no chance that you'll be able to accidentally take the device out of the AC outlet.

On top of the ergonomic design of the product, the relatively high 24W wattage (compared to similar models) of the unit makes it a prime choice for stationary use at your home or in an office. The 0.7-inch wide profile allows you to utilize the device in the sockets that are located behind furniture, the kind of sockets that you would not have been able to put to use otherwise.

Just like the majority of its more expensive competition, the charger is firmly protected against various electric hazards such as short circuits, discharges, and overcharging.

In short, the brick-shaped device from Nekmit is a force to be reckoned with. The high power output, high speed of charging, and well-thought-out design make this model virtually one of a kind.

Review of Nekmit EL-05273 Dual Port Ultra Thin Flat USB Wall Charger with Smart IC

 

What Is a Wall Charger?

When you have multiple devices that have different charger inputs, it may be challenging to power them up. In order to do that, you always have to carry multiple adapters inside your bag, purse, or pockets, which is not convenient at all. That’s when USB chargers come into play. These devices are compact, easy to use, and really versatile. A single charger can be used as an all-in-one adapter that can charge all of your mobile gadgets.

There are quite a few variations of USB chargers. While some act as simple switches and adapters for the AC outlets, the others can be used as fully fledged chargers (although they still need to be plugged into an electrical grid via a power cord). The main advantage of both charger types is their ability to increase the regular power output of the outlets and, as a result, charges your devices almost twice as fast, compared to regular power adapters.

The electric security systems of the wall charges may include protection against electrical discharge, overcharge, and short-circuit prevention that can blow the battery of your mobile device.

If you are looking for more devices that will come in handy during long travels, we recommend taking a deeper look into power banks. Alternatively, you may also be interested in car chargers for a fast charging of your mobile gadgets on the go.

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Publish Date: 2018-10-17 14:53:02