I recently got the PowerWave 7.5 stand to complement my new Galaxy S9+. I knew getting this phone it uses USB C cables and also had wireless charging, after reviewing the powerport 5 I was sold on wireless charging and sought out to continue using it when I’m at home.
The powerwave comes in the standard blue and white packaging, one thing I loved is that the packaging was embossed so you can see some of ankers product lineup. Inside the white box is a blue box that holds the stand, the quick charge 3.0 wall plug,and a anker micro USB cable, the standard happy/ not happy cards, instructions on various languages and a quick guide so to speak. One of the things the instructions say to do, is make sure you use the included quick charge plug to power up the stand, I tried to use different plugs but none would power the stand like the charger it comes with, so make sure to use it together.
Now when I tested the powerpad 5, the phone took almost 3 hours to charge and this was at a lower wattage…but, with the powerwave my phone took just under 2 hours to fully charge.
In testing the times and charge rate I was able to learn that the phone never once got hot to the touch and even the screen was cool to the touch.
Thanks to ankers higher charge rate at 10watts since I’m using a Samsung phone( iPhones charge at 7.5 W) and the use of an Internal charging fan. With Ankers proprietary tech, if the phone overheated the thermal sensor will kick in thus triggering the fan to turn on, once temperatures drop the fan turns back off until its registered as being needed again. The higher charge rate of this stand compared to the pad is significant enough that it’s worth having and using bedside or even at an office desk. The ability to just set it and forget it, ready to go as needed is a great plus.
The convenience of using a stand over the pad is significant, this stand has dual charging coils so it will charge your phone in both vertical and horizontal orientations. It was also able to charge my phone with a Zizzo case on it, I charge with and without the case and only noticed a 1 to 2 minutes changing difference. My phone also charged similar times in both vertical and landscape orientations. Charging time via the adaptive charging plug that came with my phone was around 100 minutes or so. So wireless is still not as fast as a regular plug, but still quicker enough to warrant without much of an issue. So if your in the market for a wireless charger,I would recommend this as it works great for me.