Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone X / 8 / 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone X / 8 / 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More
From Anker

List Price: $29.99
Price: $9.99 Details

Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Fulfilled by Amazon and Sold by AnkerDirect

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 8145 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #35 in Cell Phone Accessories
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Anker
  • Model: AK-A2310011
  • Dimensions: 1.10" h x 1.10" w x 2.56" l, .6 pounds

Features

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.
  • Advanced Charging Technology: PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to provide the fastest possible charge up to 4.8 amps or 2.4 amps per port. (Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge).
  • Certified Safe: Anker's MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.
  • Compact Design: One of the industry's smallest ever USB car chargers, featuring two USB ports and an LED light for after dark.
  • What You Get: The Anker PowerDrive 2 (24W 2-port USB car charger), welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

AMERICA'S LEADING USB CHARGING BRAND

- Faster and safer charging with our leading technology
- 10 million+ happy users and counting

Anker PowerDrive 2
24W 2-port USB car charger for phones, tablets & more

Advanced Charging Technology
Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to ensure the fastest possible charge, whatever device you have. (Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge)

Ultra High Power
Two ports pump out 24 watts of power. That's enough to charge two iPads simultaneously!

MultiProtect Safety System
Surge protection, temperature control and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.

Compact Design
PowerDrive 2 Lite is slim, sleek, and incredibly compact to stay out of the way when plugged in.

World Famous Warranty
At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.

For Optimal Use:
• Use your original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
• Compatible with the new 12" MacBook, Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle, HP TouchPad and Asus tablets.
• We recommend charging your MacBook while it's turned off or in sleep mode (5-hour recharge time).

Note:
If a port isn't working properly, your device may have triggered the protective internal safety switch. In order to reset the switch, unplug all cables for five minutes and retry.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

73 of 78 people found the following review helpful.
4Has a tendency to slip out a little
By gadgetymom
I have been using this almost daily for a couple of months and like it, but I don't love it. I had an amazon dual car charger that I was fairly happy with, but we needed a car charger for the back of our van, so I decided to move the amazon one to the back of the car and to get a smart-charger for the front of the car, since I use it a lot and wanted something that would possibly charge faster (not that I thought the amazon charger was slow or anything..I just wanted to upgrade). So I got this. It charges pretty quickly...my husband remarked that it charges faster than his car's USB slots. The only problem I have with this is it tends to slip out a little, so I find that about 30% of the time I plug my phone in, I have to push it back into the socket to connect my phone to power. That, of course, means that I have to check the connection every time I plug it in (my iphone sometimes doesn't ding when it starts charging, especially when I use the car chargers...don't know why that is). This is an issue that I did not have with the amazon charger...once that one was plugged in, it was in there tight. This one, not so much. It's not the biggest deal in the world, so I'm fairly happy with this charger, but it does take it down a star.

421 of 464 people found the following review helpful.
5Good charger, bad service. (Good service...read the review)
By Jason S.
UPDATE: Anker contacted me a couple days later and promised me a completely fixed unit. 2 days later I see a package in the mailbox. I didn't hesitant to throw it on the electronic load and plug it into the car for a good drive. Lo and behold, everything is fixed. The center spring was less "springy" the side springs were hard as a rock, and the thermal design was much better. At 10v 3 amps the charger is equally hot (a good thing because the heat is actually getting out of the plastic case). It held a constant 4.8 amps at 5.03 volts for 8 hours. The charger is working fine without even picking up a screwdriver. Anker still hasn't failed me yet, words from a long time customer studying electrical engineering.

To start, I need to explain why it is getting 3 stars. The charger is built extremely well on the component level, but Anker's customer service and the lack of attention to detail semi ruined this charger for me. Let me explain what happened.

I bought the charger and it came in a week, pretty ridiculous when i'm located in the same state as Anker's shipping dept. I have Prime, but this isn't a prime item.

Then I plugged it into my car, all works fine didn't notice anything. Drove around and my phone started to vibrate like crazy, after some searching around, I found out that the center spring was way too strong. The side springs are too weak, and its making intermittent contact with the 12v socket.

I asked on Amazon if anyone has had this issue, and sure enough some people did. So I contacted Anker at support@ianker.com

They said I will need to ship it back, then when they receive it, they send another one. The turn around time was too long so I tried to just return it on Amazon. They didn't let me so I called Amazon customer service. They refunded my money and let me keep the charger.

Instead of letting it go to waste, I wanted to fix it. So here is the charger in pieces and under some extreme testing.

You can see the Input voltage of the charger I put at its min voltage of 10v. It draws quite a bit of current. 3.07 amps which turns into 30.5 watts going into the charger. However only ~25watts come out. You can pretty much calculate the efficiency right there at around Efficiency = (Vout*Iout)/Vin*Iin Which turn out a 82.2%

You have to trust me here but I did the same test on the high end, 24volts. The efficiency was 81.8%

The design and layout of the circuitry is not bad at all, although i couldn't find a datasheet on the main chip MPSF14/M5402M, everything else is quite high quality. You have a good quality solid state capacitor, which is rated 2000 hours at 105C. I have done a burn in test with this charger. 12 hours at full load. It got extremely hot but it's all working still.

Modifications I have done,

Cut the center spring 2mm shorter, cover the whole inside with thermal pads, to actually get the heat out. But I have to give Anker credit for the small piece of white thermal pad already in there.

Build quality is pretty nice, the inductor is siliconed, solder joints looks good.

Bottomline is, if this charger fits your car. Then your golden, if not and you don't know how to take it apart. Then your screwed.

FYI Both the Anker 4 port 48w and the old 24w power iq fit in my car's 12v socket.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Another Good Product from Anker
By Verilonus
I have purchased other Anker products and have never been disappointed.
In this case, I was replacing a much cheaper charger from an EBAY seller. That charger actually fell apart with very little usage .... the USB cable would fall out of it. Also ..... it was very weak since the best it ever did .... was to maintain the existing charge in the phone.

The Anker charger does actually increase the charge as the phone is in constant use paired to my car's Bluetooth. I have an older Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.

I have no problem recommending this charger

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