Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W Dual PD Port charger review

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 Dual PD Port – Quick Summary

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is a dual PD port charger (max 60-watt from one port and 30w+30w if both ports are used simultaneously). It uses GaN tech which makes it more compact and lighter than equivalent chargers. It is capable of charging two PD devices simultaneously with outputs of 30-watt each. The charger fast charges latest iPhones (XR, XS, 8,etc.), iPads (Pro 2018, Mini 5, Air 3, etc.) and laptops (XPS, Spectre, MacBook Pro, Air,  etc.). It is specially suited for the MacBook Pro with its 60-watt output.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 Pros

  • Dual PD ports – with support for simultaneous 30W PD + 30W PD output
  • 60-watt maximum output from one PD port, suits Macbook Pro
  • Simultaneous charging of two PD devices
  • PD ports fast-charge ALL the latest iPhones, Samsung phones, and Pixels from zero to 50% in 30 mins.
  • Compact Size and light weight (6.2 oz/176 gm) compared to equivalent chargers.
  • Compatible with most latest smartphones.
  • Better deal than Apple’s 61-watt MacBook charger.
  • Foldable pin design
  • Premium build quality.

Cons

  • None.
Dual Port PD Charger
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is Anker’s first dual PD port charger

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 Dual PD Port – Charging Features

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is a recently launched 60-watt PD wall charger featuring two PD ports (60-watt max output from one port and 30w+30w if both ports used simultaneously). The 60-watt USB-C PD output makes it perfect for charging MacBook Pro/Air and other high power USB-C laptops such as XPS 13/15, Spectre 13/15 etc.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 can output 60-watt maximum charging current and features 2 USB-C PD ports. Both the ports are capable of giving an output of 60W when used singly and share the combined 60-watt output (30W max each) when used simultaneously.

The USB-C PD ports in  PowerPort Atom PD 2 are of identical specifications and are capable of fast charging any electronic device with an output of 60W. This PD charger can fast charge all the USB-C PD devices including PD laptops, tablets and phones.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 can fast charge MacBook Pro at 60-watt charging speed. It can also charge MacBook Air at its maximum charging current of 45-watt. This PD adapter charges all the latest Apple iPhones (XR/XS/8 etc.) from zero to 50% in 30 minutes. It also fast charges all the PD charging capable iPads – iPad Pro 2018, iPad Mini 5, Air 3.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 is well suited for fast charging most Android phones, including Samsung S10+, S10, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 10, Note 9, Note 8, LG G8, G7, V50, and all Google Pixels. This power adapter charges most PD phones at a speed of zero to 50% in about 30 minutes.

Anker's Dual PD Charger
PowerPort Atom PD 2 Dual PD charger can fast charge two devices simultaneously at 30-watt each

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 – Design

In the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2, the conventional silicon chips are swapped with new high-tech gallium nitride (GaN) chips and this has significantly reduced the size and weight of this power adapter. It is even smaller than Apple’s 60W MacBook Pro charger.

The dimensions of this adapter are 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches or 6.8 x 6.8 x 2.8 cm and it weighs 6.2 oz or 176 gm. It is designed with foldable pins which can be folded in the adapter when not in use. This feature makes it occupy minimum space while travelling.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 Dual PD Port vs RAVPower 61W PD 3.0

RAVPower 61-watt PD 3.0 gives a tough competition to PowerPort Atom PD 2 60-watt in terms of charging devices which require high charging current .

61-watt USB-C power delivery charger
 RAVPower 61-watt PD charger has one PD port and one regular USB port

PowerPort Atom PD 2 can give a combined output of 30w+30w when both USB-C PD ports are used simultaneously, whereas RAVPower 61-watt PD can output a maximum of 45-watt from USB-C PD port and 12-watt from USB-A port. This means, RAVPower 61W PD cannot fast charge Samsung phones from USB-A port while laptop is being charged from the USB-C PD port.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is a better choice than RAVPower 61W if you have two PD charging capable devices to be charged simultaneously.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 vs Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD

Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD is the closest competitor to PowerPort Atom PD 2 because both have PD ports and can output maximum up to 60-watt from one PD port.

75-watt PD charger
Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD charger has four charging ports

Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD can output 60-watt from first USB-C PD port, 18-watt from second USB-C PD port, and 12-watt each from the other two USB-A ports when a single device is connected to one of these ports. PowerPort Atom PD 2 can output 60-watt from any of the USB-C PD ports when a single port is being used.

PowerPort Atom PD 2 can give a combined output of 30w+30w when both the PD ports are used for charging, whereas, in the Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD the second USB-C PD port is limited to an output of 18-watt only.

This means that of the two, only the PowerPort Atom PD 2 can charge a PD laptop and a PD phone/iPad simultaneously. Similarly, only the PowerPort Atom PD 2 can charge a 30-watt PD laptop and a 30-watt PD power-bank simultaneously.

Therefore, Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is better than Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD if you have two high-wattage PD devices which are to be charged simultaneously.

Also, the PowerPort Atom PD 2 is lighter, smaller, more reasonably priced, and has a much better build quality than Satechi 75W Dual PD charger.

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