I have a Nexus 6P, and I’ve been interested in purchasing the PowerPort+ 1 USB-C charger, but there seems to be some discrepancies on whether or not the phone will actually receive true USB-C speeds (3A):
My testing equipment can only analyze USB-A to USB-C cords and devices, and the app Ampere is only so reliable; it’s better than nothing I suppose.
In the product description, it states that the charger will deliver up to 2.4A per port (even though there’s only one port). As the Nexus 6P does not utilize QC 3.0, I’m wondering if the charger will see it as a “regular” device and max out at 2.4A.
Does anyone have any feedback on this? I’m tempted to call Anker CS, but since we now have this community, I figured I’d see what responses you have. Thanks!
I skimmed through the bullet points description and it states that For non-Quick Charge-compatible devices, PowerIQ provides their fastest possible charge (up to 2.4A per port). So the max is at 2.4A, but I’m not sure if your phone will allow that speed.
The Nexus 6P is capable of receiving full USB-C speeds, which is 3A. It’s odd that Anker would create and then market this for my particular phone but then have the speeds reduced to normal IQ port speeds.
I’m wondering if that part of the description is in error (or may have been copied and pasted from another similar product).
Ahhh I’m sorry, I misinterpreted your question. If you have the Nexus 6P, then the PowerPort+1 USB-C should charge your phone at the full speed. The QC 3.0 is for the other phone models that support the QC technology and uses the micro USB cable.
microUSB? This is a USB-C only device, unless they have cables that are USB-C to microUSB, which seems odd.
Thanks for your prompt responses!
Very interesting, thanks for the info!
the Nexus 6P can only charge @ 5V/3A when it’s plugged into a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C port wall/car/battery, or a directly-wired USB-C cable which supports 5V/3A.
When plugged into a USB-A to USB-C cable, it honestly depends (I’m still not sure to this day if USB-C to USB-A is limited to 1.5A, 2A, or 2.4A), but regardless you will not ever reach USB-C 5V/3A charging speeds using a USB-A to USB-C cable.
Separate logic applies if you’re considering QuickCharge, USB-PD, and/or VOOC/Dash
I’ve received over 2A through a regular Anker IQ charger using a USB-C to USB-A cable.
The issue, potentially, with this charger is that the description notes that when QC 3.0 is not utilized (i.e., the Nexus 6P), it will revert to 2.4A. My thoughts are either this is a typo or the charger doesn’t fully output at USB-C speeds (3A).
you keep saying USB-C speeds and referencing 3A, which is honestly wrong since USB-C can go up to 20V/5A (via USB-PD), or as low as 5V/1.5A - the latter of which is what it defaults to when USB-C is used and nothing else is supported.
Thank You for that comment. This is what most users don’t realize: The specs for USB-C are very different than previous USB-A, Micro, mini, etc. All of these assumed the voltage of 5V, so simply stating current output was sufficient. The specs for USB-C include many more combinations of currents associated with different voltage levels. The important limitation is actually the power throughput. Since power is voltage multiplied by current, you need to have both to understand what the specs can tolerate. 3 amps at 5 volts is definitely not the same as 3 amps at 12 volts. The first Anker USB-C charger I got specified that the power requirements for the Macbook were limited to 2.4 Amps (we all assumed that this had to be at 5 volts). The actual Macbook spec for USB-C power input was indeed 2.4 Amps, but at a significantly higher voltage of 12 volts which translates to 29 Watts. The Anker charger I received could output 2.4 amps but at only 5 volts which translates to only 12 Watts. I think we are all still on the learning curve for what these differences represent. This will require us as power users to be more specific when referring to USB-C charging capabilities.
Have you any updates for what the best Anker has to offer for Nexus 6P cables for various uses?