Powerwave 7.5 Wireless charger review

After spending a few days with this fast wireless charger I am very happy to report Anker has once again produced a very nice product. First let me say that I had a little trouble getting the pad to work at first it would not charge my Samsung Note 8. When you first plug in the pad to the included charger and cable the status light on the pad is supposed to light up for three seconds my pad status light would only turn on for a half a second or so and the pad would not charge my phone. After some experimenting where I tried another shorter Anker cable the status light lit up for three seconds and would fast wireless charge my phone. Then I tried it with the included 6 foot cable and it worked as it should. I am very impressed with the speed at which it charges my phone and how cool my phone stays thanks to the built in fan. I was never able to hear the internal fan but I live close to the highway and my appartment is always loud. The status led is just bright enough to see but not too bright to be a distraction when charging overnight on my night stand. The design is very visually appealing and the large size and rubber texture on top and bottom holds my large phone nicely and prevents the pad for sliding around. I have a UAG case on my phone and this pad was able to charge my phone with the case on no problem. Previously my only wireless charger was the Anker Power pad 5 watt which I am also happy with but the newer Powerpad 7.5 charges my phone twice as fast and will fast wireless charge my Android device at 10 watts the 7.5 name was meant to appeal to Apple users bit will also charge at 5 & 10 watts. I would not hesitate to recommend this Wireless charge to anybody looking for a wireless charger despite my initial difficulty getting it to work it has been going strong since I got it to work and I will keep you updated if it decides not to work anymore but I doubt that will happen and I know Anker goes above and beyond to make sure their customers are happy and would not hesitate to send a replacement out.

Thanks for reading and please share you experiences with this charger or any wireless charger below.

Size comparison with Power Pad 5 Watt

This is the famous customer service I was talking about.

June 20, 2018 8:11pm:#13
Thanks for the review!
It seems like the original included cable have some problems? If your test method is right, you can contact support@anker.com for a replacement.:innocent:


This wireless charger is a beast! Had from Samsung Fast Wireless charger, but this looks even better :wink:
Thank you for sharing your opinion :slight_smile:


does the charging pad have a soft fabric type of material on top where you put your phone?? or is it just plastic without anything to grip

It’s rubberized very grippy and holds my phone in place well. I also like the white color it DOES NOT show dust or skin oil like the black 5watt version does.


I want one of these for the wife and maybe a stand one when I upgrade. They do look great. Cheers for sharing.

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nice review!:blush:

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The bottom of the pad looks kind of like a smoke alarm :stuck_out_tongue: Thanks for sharing your review. :slight_smile:

Lol, now that you mention it. Cheers buddy

i got the 7.5 watt stand version and it works as advertised it. The only question i had was that i also own a PowerPort 2 port with Qualcomm 3.0 and using this charger’s 3.0 does not work on this stand even though it is Anker’s 3.0. Does the Anker charger that comes with this stand is only calibrated for this 7.5 watt wireless charger versus Anker’s other chargers with Qualcomm 3.0 tech?

I’m not sure, I can’t give you a definitive answer.
I would email Support@anker.com or maybe @AnkerOfficial can help you with your question.

Best of luck to you.

I have the stand and it will work with other QC 3.0 chargers, you have to make sure your using the right USB port as one is power IQ and the other is QC. The stand won’t work if you try to use the Power IQ port.

@Jesse_Hernandez1, good review and I too came from using the powerpad 5 to this one and it is significantly better.

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@elmo41683 Thanks for answering @reloriaga 's question.

I agree this this charger is much better suited to phones with wireless quick charge compared to the powerpad 5 but if your phone is only capable at 5 watts the powerpad 5 is great.

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Thanks for the review!
It seems like the original included cable have some problems? If your test method is right, you can contact support@anker.com for a replacement.:innocent:

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I will do that thanks

I think 7.5w is enough for the iphoneX

Thanks for sharing and the pictures look great. I’m planing on getting a Samsung Galaxy S9+ here in the next week or so I’m planning on getting one of these.

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Do it, you will not regret it. I have and use the s9+ with the powerwave stand and its awesome. Keeps my phone charged and topped up with ease


dopee, I just got mine yesterday! loving it so far.

Like i thought, it is not compatible per supports response.

Dear Ronnie Eloriaga,

Thank you for contacting us.

We extend our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you have experienced. Please be advised that most Anker QC 3.0 chargers are compatible with the PowerWave 7.5 Stand, but we feel sorry that the 31.5W Dual USB Wall Charger PowerPort+2 is not compatible.

Hope that helps and do not hesitate to email us if you have any other inquiry.


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I have the powerwave as well and it is probably one of the best wireless chargers out there. I can place my phone on it with ease and don’t have to worry about plugging or unplugging it when I have to go.
Really great product would totally recommend.

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