Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 2

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By twister6
  • 1 Post By twister6

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 13th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
twister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,807
 
Device(s): Fascinate, Droid X, Nexus 7, Note 2, S5
Carrier: V

Thanks: 140
Thanked 813 Times in 428 Posts
Default Review of Anker dual usb port 4.8A (24W) car charger w/lots of pics!!!

This is a review of Anker dual usb port 4.8A (2x 2.4A, total 24W) car charger. AnkerŪ USB 24W / 2.4A + 2.4A (4.8A max) Car Charger - The World's Most Powerful Dual-Port Charger

Just a few months ago I reviewed Anker's dual usb car charger with 3.6A combined output. One of the comments I heard back was about charging Note 2 and iPad 4th gen. As you know, Note 2 needs 2A for a full charge while 4th Gen iPad needs 2.4A. Or perhaps you got Note 3 in addition to Note 2 and need to charge up both of these 2A phablets in your car. In that case 3.6A doesn't cut it. The solution: 4.8A charger with dual usb port output each being able to deliver 2.4A.

Continuing with their new environmentally safe cartoon package, this one arrived in a neat little box. In addition to car charger, it came with Instruction manual which I want to mention specifically since Anker has been updating these with more and more useful details. They might as well call it a car charging Guide. But one thing I do have to mention, even so this charger has 2 ports labeled Android and Apple - in case of Note 2 or any other newer Galaxy phones, both ports can be used to charge your phone at full speed as I captured in the pictures below using Galaxy Charging current app.

This new 4.8A charger is the same size as their previous 3.6A model. Its very compact at 31g with 2.9" in length and 1" x 0.9" at the dual usb port opening which is smaller than some of the other single output car charger. This car charger is able to accommodate simultaneous charging of 2 plugged in devices at 2.4A each for a total output of 4.8A, and according to instruction manual has built-in multiple circuit protections. With Anker's standard 18 months warranty from the date of purchase, and a current price of $11.99 - this is one fantastic value and definitely a highly recommended accessory if you want to charge multiple power hungry devices at full speed in your car.

Here are the pictures.



















Harry2 likes this.

Advertisements
__________________
If you find my post helpful, please hit Thanks!

Complete List of all smartphone and tablet Accessory and Gadget REVIEWS by Twister => HERE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
twister6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to twister6 For This Useful Post:
Harry2 (October 14th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old October 13th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 555
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon Schmishmizon
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 45
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Does this mean if I run GPS and stream Bluetooth music for 5 hrs my battery will actually charge instead of hold steady/slowly drain?
chmodx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
twister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,807
 
Device(s): Fascinate, Droid X, Nexus 7, Note 2, S5
Carrier: V

Thanks: 140
Thanked 813 Times in 428 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chmodx View Post
Does this mean if I run GPS and stream Bluetooth music for 5 hrs my battery will actually charge instead of hold steady/slowly drain?
... and keep screen on and take some calls As long as you don't have usb cable with thin pc-wires (intended for 500mA current) - you can get your battery to 100% in 5 hrs. I use GPS 2hr+ a day at full brightness (with iBolt car dock app), stream SiriusXM and take occasional calls. Battery charge goes up by 10%-20% in an hour.

Just remember, full speed 2A charging is a combo of the charger and the cable.
twister6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,342 Times in 1,116 Posts
Default

I'd like to add that Customer FAQ from the Anker web site

Q2. How is the Anker car charger customized to charge Android products at full speed?
Unlike Apple products, some Android phones will enter into USB data sync mode and charge at only half speed (500mA/h) when they detect the D+/D- pins of non-OEM chargers. To address this conflict, the Micro USB power wire of the Anker car charger adopts a unique circuit design to properly set the D+ / D- pins and signal the Android device to charge at full AC charging speed (1000mA/h or higher). In this way, the Anker car charger is custom-designed to charge both Apple and Android products at full speed.


Harry
__________________
Google Translate is to blame for my grammar
Harry2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
AshtonDurkhun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: GA, USA
Posts: 83
 
Device(s): Note 2 (Sprint), Note 10.1 (wifi only), iPhone 5 (JB) Sprint.
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 6
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Will an android device charge in the "apple" slot at full power? (i.e. can I charge both my Note2 and my Note10.1 at the same time?)
AshtonDurkhun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
twister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,807
 
Device(s): Fascinate, Droid X, Nexus 7, Note 2, S5
Carrier: V

Thanks: 140
Thanked 813 Times in 428 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AshtonDurkhun View Post
Will an android device charge in the "apple" slot at full power? (i.e. can I charge both my Note2 and my Note10.1 at the same time?)
Yes it will. Look at the last two images. I had Note 2 hooked up to Apple port charging at full speed and also hooked up to Android port charging at full speed.
Harry2 likes this.
twister6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to twister6 For This Useful Post:
Harry2 (October 14th, 2013)
Old December 19th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
I had Note 2 hooked up to Apple port charging at full speed and also hooked up to Android port charging at full speed.
In that case, do you have any theory why Anker didn't just make both ports to the 'Apple spec'? If that were the case then all bases would be covered and neither would need to be labelled.
dabotsonline is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
twister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,807
 
Device(s): Fascinate, Droid X, Nexus 7, Note 2, S5
Carrier: V

Thanks: 140
Thanked 813 Times in 428 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dabotsonline View Post
In that case, do you have any theory why Anker didn't just make both ports to the 'Apple spec'? If that were the case then all bases would be covered and neither would need to be labelled.
Actually, not all phones will charge from Apple port. Samsung works, some other phones might not or will charge capped at 500mA. You know how apple puts proprietary hooks in their specs for everything, Sammy guys find a way around it
twister6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wow, great review.
I found you from Twister Reviews of Android Accessories and Gadgets and must say you are really professional to review accessories!
kunkka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

Announced at IFA 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 follows its predecessor with a focus on creativity. The device improves the experience by adding more S-Pen functionality and new-generation specs, not to mention the slightly larger 5.5-inch display... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.