iPhone 12 USB-C Adapter – Anker PowerPort+ Atom III Review

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Anker PowerPort+ Atom III Dual iPhone 12 USB-C Charger – Quick Review

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III is a dual port PD fast-charging USB-C adapter for iPhone 12 mini,  iPhone 12 Pro/Max etc.,  (45-watt USB-C PD port and 15-watt USB-A port). It features the new GaN tech that makes it way lighter and smaller than any other comparable chargers. PowerPort+ Atom III is perfect for simultaneously fast-charging a 45-watt PD capable laptop (such as Macbook Air/Pro and Chromebooks), fastest charging for Apple iPhone 12 series , iPhone 11 series, XR/XS/X/8/8+ via a USB-C to Lightning Cable, latest USB-C iPads and any latest Samsung phone such as S20, S10+, S10 etc. 

Pros

  • iPhone 12 USB-C Adapter with 20-watt fastest charging support for iPhone 12, iPhone 12  mini,  iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max etc
  • 60-watt total combined simultaneous output (45 watt USB-C PD + 15 watt USB).
  • PD port output of 45-watt is great for MacBooks, Chromebooks, and USB-C laptops
  • PD port fast charges iPhones 11/11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/Max/X/8/8+ from zero to 50% in 30 mins with a USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • PD port fast-charges ALL the latest iPhones, Samsung phones, and Pixels from zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • Both PD and the USB port can fast-charge Samsung phones – S10/S9/S8/S7, Note 10/9/8 etc.
  • The latest PowerIQ 3.0 PD port can also charge Quickcharge 3.0 phones
  • Can simultaneously charge a 45-watt Macbook and a Samsung S10/S9/S8.
  • Compact size & light weight (5 oz) compared to equivalent chargers.
  • Compatible with almost all latest smartphones.
  • Premium build quality
  • Foldable pins

Cons

  • Priced a bit high
Dual port iPhone 12 USB-C Adapter
PowerPort+ Atom III USB-C adapter for iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 45-watt PD port and a 15-watt USB port

iPhone 12 USB-C PD Adapter Anker PowerPort+ Atom III Dual USB Charger – Charging Features

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III USB-C adapter is a 60-watt USB-C PD charger (45-watt USB-C PD + 15-watt USB & 60-watt simultaneous combined output). It is one of Anker’s most recently launched USB-C chargers and comes with many new features.  This wall charger uses gallium nitride (GaN) chips instead of the silicon chips which make it much more compact and easier to carry compared to most similar output chargers in the market.

This dual port charger offers a total output of 60-watts and features one USB-C PD port for charging Macbooks as well as iPhone 12 series phones etc.and a regular USB port. The USB-C PD port can output up to 45 watts and the USB-A port outputs up to 15 watts. Anker PowerPort+ Atom III uses Anker’s most advanced charging technology – PowerIQ 3.0.

The USB-C PD port is powered by the PowerIQ 3.0 and can charge both USB-C PD devices (up to 45 watts) and Quickcharge 3.0/2.0 phones. The PD port will fast charge all USB-C PD phones, and also charge Macbooks, Chromebooks, and other USB-C laptops at 45-watt charging output.

The regular USB port is powered by the PowerIQ 2.0 and outputs up to 15 watts for Quickcharge phones. This enables it to fast-charge all Samsung smartphones at their fastest supported 15-watt charging speed and most older iPhones and older Android smartphones at 2.4 amp speeds.

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III adapter is well suited for fast charging all the latest Apple products and also fast-charges the iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/8 etc. from zero to 50% in 30 minutes with a USB-C to Lightning Cable. It fast charges iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8, 8 Plus, iPad Pro 11/12.9 2018, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3 as well as all the older iPhones and iPads. Anker PowerPort+ Atom III will charge MacBooks at 45 watt charging speeds.

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III will fast charge all latest Android phones, including Samsung S10, S10 Plus, S9, S9+, S8, Note 10, Note 9/8, LG G8, G7, V50, V40 and all Google Pixels. The adapter fast charges these phones at charging speeds of zero to 50% in 30 minutes.

iPhone 12 USB-C Charger PowerPort+ Atom III Dual USB Charger – Design

20-watt USB PD adapter charger for iPhone 12 Pro & MacBook
Anker PowerPort+ Atom III USB-C charger is smaller than MacBook 60-watt charger

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III is smaller in size compared to Apple’s 60 watt Macbook charger and a good choice for iPhone 12 owners who also own Macbooks and want a common charger. The adapter has dimensions 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches or 6.86 x 6.86 x 2.79 cm and weighs 5 oz (142 gm). It has a foldable-pin design which fold in the adapter when not in use. This design makes this adapter occupy the least possible space while travelling.

Fast-Charging USB-C Charger PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD vs PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W

Anker’s PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W is the closest competitor to Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W . Both these chargers output a maximum 60-watt but there are some important differences between the two.

PowerPort+ Atom III 60W has one 45 watt PD port while PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W has two PD ports with maximum output of 60-watt PD from a port when one port is used at a time and 30 watt PD + 30 watt PD output (30 watt from each of two PD ports) when both PD ports are used simultaneously. This unique feature makes the PD2 excellent for fast-charging iPhone 12 at its fastest supported speed of 20-watt from the PD port and also charging latest Macbooks from the other port.

Dual USB-C Port PD Charger for iPhone 12
PowerPort Atom PD 2  USB-C adapter can fast-charge iPhone 12 & macbooks at same time

The two PD ports of PowerPort Atom PD 2 USB-C adapter make it more suitable if you want to charge two heavy output PD devices at one time. For example, if you want to charge a iPad Pro 12.9/11/Macbook and an iPhone 11 Pro/XR/XS at fastest speed at the same time.

However, it is important to note that if you have a Quickcharge 3.0 phone such as LG G8 or V50/V40, then  Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W is the better choice as it can charge QuickChare 3.0 phones via its PD port.

PowerPort+ Atom III 60W PD vs RAVPower 61W PD 3.0 USB-C Charger

RAVPower 61W PD 3.0 charger gives a tough competition to Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W in terms of charging Macbooks at high speed.

PowerPort+ Atom III 60W can output maximum 45-watt from PD port, whereas, RAVPower 61W can output maximum 61-watt from its PD port.

Both of these adapters fast-charge iPhone 12 series at 20-watt from the PD port.

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W can output maximum of 15-watt from USB-A port and hence it can fast charge all the Samsung smartphones, whereas, RAVPower 61W can output maximum of 12-watt from its USB-A port, however, it cannot fast charge Samsung smartphones from USB-A port.

RAVPower 61W PD 3.0 is a better choice in terms of charging devices like MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, etc, as they can benefit from 61-watt power supply for charging.

Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 60W is a better choice for charging of smartphones and laptops, specially MacBook Air, simultaneously.

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