3a1c multi port charger, Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan charger evaluation

Anker recently launched the powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger, which has four USB output interfaces, and can charge four devices at the same time. It can solve the problems of insufficient plug-in board and messy desktop. The charger also uses today's most popular third-generation semiconductor material Gan Gan Gan components, full of black technology. Today Xiaobian will bring you its evaluation. Let's take a look at it.

1、 Unpacking

First of all, let's look at the product packaging. Charger packaging continues Anker products consistent packaging design, white carton, blue elements. Anker never put product drawings on the outer packaging. It's hard to think what the inner product looks like just by looking at the packaging. It's very mysterious. There is an anti-counterfeiting sticker in the upper right corner of the package, which can be identified by scraping and scanning the code.

Most of Anker's products are packaged with product concept texture, and Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger is no exception.

Product parameter information is pasted on the back of the carton.

Full name of product: Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger

Product model: a2045

Weight: 146g

Product size: 90 * 86.5 * 20MM

Input: 100-240V ~ 2a, 50-60Hz

Output: 5v2.4a/9v3a, 15v3a, 20v2.25a

Origin: China

Warranty: 18 months

Judging from the volume of the outer package, my first impression is that the estimated volume of the product is not small, but when the package is opened, this doubt will disappear completely. The main reason for the large volume of the outer package is that there are two protective linings inside the box, which are stacked up and down to protect the charger and power supply line.

List of internal items, including Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger, power supply line, certificate, warranty card, user manual and list of hazardous substances.

The power supply line of the charger is an "8" line, which can drive the charger to work by occupying only one socket.

Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger gives me the first impression that it is "thin". The official thickness data is 18mm (without rubber pad, with rubber pad is 20mm), which is slightly larger than the radius of a dollar coin.

Compared with the thickness of Zimi 65W 2c1a PD fast charger, which is also a multi port desktop charger, it is thinner.

Let's take a look at the specific appearance design of the charger. Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port gallium nitride desktop charger is made of PC material, which is black in Xiaobian's hand. All sides of the charger are treated with arc chamfering transition, which makes it a little soft on the square body, not stiff.

The top surface drying process brings a kind of frosting texture; The surface is surrounded by a circle of bright decorative strips, and the word "Anker" is gravure printed in the middle, which is the same smooth bright material as the decorative strips; The circular part under the words is the working status indicator of the charger.

The indicator light is a ring shape, when the charger is powered on, it will emit blue light.

Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger has four rubber pads at the bottom, which has good anti-skid performance. The product name plate is also printed on the end face, specifically as follows:

Charger model: a2045

Input: 100-240v-2a, 50-60Hz

Usb-c output: 5V / 2.4a, 9V / 3a, 15V / 3a, 20V / 2.25A

Usb-a output: 5V / 4A (single port maximum 5V / 2.4a)

Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger has the output interface combination of 1usb-c and 3usb-a. The usb-c interface supports the poweriq 3.0 fast charging technology introduced by Anker, and the usb-a interface supports the poweriq fast charging technology.

Poweriq 3.0 is a self-developed Protocol Technology launched by Anker in early 2019. Based on the latest usb-c interface, it is compatible with various fast charging protocols such as PD. The charging products supporting Anker poweriq 3.0 can provide fast charging for mobile phones, tablets, PD laptops and other electronic devices.

The power supply interface of the charger is on the back, "8" type interface.
iPhone 12 charger cable
The attached power supply line is perfectly matched with the interface. It is stable and tight after insertion, and it is not easy to fall off. It may be a little difficult for girls to pull out. Therefore, a bulge is designed at the end of the power supply line. This design will have a better focus, which is convenient to hold when pulling out.

2、 Testing

1. Protocol detection

The chargerlab power-z kt001 tester is used to test the protocol of usb-c port of the charger. It supports apple 2.4a, DCP charging protocol, QC 2.0 (9V, 12V), QC 3.0 (4.4v-12v) fast charging protocol.

In addition, the usb-c port also supports PD 3.0 fast charging, with four voltage output gears of 5V / 2.4a, 9V / 3a, 15V / 3a and 20V / 2.25A.

Usb-a port supports apple 2.4a charging protocol.

The other two usb-a also support apple 2.4a charging protocol. We can see that the three usb-a ports support the same protocol. In the next compatibility test, the editor will only test one of the usb-a output interfaces.

 

iPhone Charger Cable
2. Compatibility test

① Usb-c port

Use Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger, usb-c port to charge iPhone 11 Pro max, voltage 8.82v, current 2.52a, power 22.26w, turn on PD fast charging.

Charge millet 5, voltage 8.87v, current 1.43a, power 12.75w, open QC fast charge.

Charge iPad air2, voltage 5.23v, current 2.64A, power 13.82w, turn on apple 2.4a charging mode.

3、 Summary of charging head network

Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port gallium nitride desktop charger is made of PC material. All sides of the charger are processed with arc chamfering transition, which makes it a little softer in the original square shape, but not stiff. The top surface drying process brings a kind of frosting texture; The surface is surrounded by a circle of bright decorative strips, and the word "Anker" is printed in the middle. It is the same smooth and bright material as the decorative strip, which echoes each other and has a good design.
iPhone 12 charger cable
The charger is connected to the power supply through the 8-wire, which can drive this desktop charger to work by occupying only one socket hole. It will not block other socket holes, so it is more flexible to put it directly on the desktop. It has four USB interfaces. The 3a1c configuration covers usb-a and usb-c, which are the most widely used interfaces on the market, and can meet the charging problems of most devices.

Anker powerport atom 3 slim 4-port Gan desktop charger usb-c port supports 45W PD fast charging and 18W QC fast charging, which can deal with the fast charging problems of different digital products, such as fast charging for mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices supporting PD fast charging, and can also be used to fast charging mobile phones supporting QC fast charging. Usb-a port supports apple 2.4a charging protocol, which has a very good effect on charging Apple mobile phone and tablet. It is worth mentioning that the usb-c and usb-a interfaces are independent of each other, and support 4 ports output at the same time, while charging notebook computers, mobile phones, tablets and other products, to meet the power demand of many of your digital products.