Thank you, @AnkerOfficial, for supplying this Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 for review! Everyone, please enjoy!
TL;DR: This Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 charged my iPhone XS Max (The Maxiest of Batteries!) from 0-50% in just over a half hour and to 100% in under 2 hours; that’s almost two hours faster than the stock charger!
“What’s in the Box?!” one screams in an open field. Anker packaging, while minimal, is always surprising; you often find things you don’t expect.
Not this time; just the charger and the usual suspects; a comment card and directions.
(The case accompanying my Anker Powerline+ cables is still one of the nicest surprise accessories for an accessory I’ve ever seen!)
As advertised, the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 offers dual USB-C charging ports each with an output of 30W or a solo 60W when only one device is wired.
But did you know the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 has an impressive range of over 25’ when connected to a 25’ extension cord?
For this review, I paired my Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 with an Anker Powerline II USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector and an Apple iPhone XS Max.
The new charger was easy to setup with its cable and they look great together!
The iPhone took over a day to get ready — this battery lasts forever! But eventually drained to shut-off.
Using the iPhone’s built-in Battery meter, we see the stock charger took 4 hours (3.75 hours elapsed in tic-marks) to reach 100%. (Each bar is roughly 15 minutes. The shaded portion is when the iPhone was connected to a charger.)
The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 blew the stock charger away in well under 2 hours and brought the charge to 50% in about a half-hour! This is a huge benefit, especially if you were running short on time and needed the maximum charge possible while power was available — Consider waiting at an airport terminal!
Unfortunately, the impressive charging speed appears to take a toll on the battery. Here the maximum capacity has gone down; it was at 100% before I began these tests.
The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 is quite nice looking and I hope to keep it that way. It would have been nice if the adapter came with a case; here it is fashionably snug in the case the came with my Powerline+ II cable.
If you turn up your volume, you can hear an electrical shorting each time the cable is disconnected, weird, right? Because of this, I would prefer the charger be built with a grounding prong.
And even though I don’t own any USB-C devices, it would be even nicer, if the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 came with such a cable.
Anyways, it’s great! Buy one or several! Thanks, Anker!
And thank you for reading!