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Anker 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Car Charger

Product Description

When you need to make the absolute most of your time on the road, look no further than Anker: simultaneous, full-speed ports for all of your devices.

Full speed for two.

At 18W / 3.6A, Anker's Car Charger is the first and smallest adapter capable of allowing the latest version of iPad and a smartphone to achieve their fully-intended charging speeds, simultaneously. Compatible with both Apple and Android devices, and powerful enough to handle future releases, this may well be the last charger you'll ever have to buy.

Quality first.

Unlike some competitors, we use only top-grade microchips in the manufacturing of our chargers. The reason behind this is simple: we'll always value reliability and speed over cost. We realize the importance of keeping your products safe, so we've incorporated a unique dual-circuit protection system for Apple and Android, too. With CE / FCC authentication and an 18-month warranty, rest easy knowing we stand behind our work.

Low-profile power.

Not only is the Anker Car Charger the most powerful adapter on the market, it's also among the smallest in size (beating out even most 10W / 15W options). Our goal was to build something light, unobtrusive, and compact that would get the job done with minimal distraction. For further convenience, take a look at our model featuring a built-in micro USB cable for Android.

Usage note

- To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable or a third-party certified cable (such as MFI).

Popular Compatible Models

Apple: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4; iPads and iPods (YES, all of them) @ 1 to 2.4A max (Please use your own cable).
Android Phones: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 2 / Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX / HTC One X V S; All models @ 1 to 2.0A max.
Other Devices: GPS / PSP / Kindle, Kindle Fire / Nexus 7 and others @ 1 to 2.0A max (NOT compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Tab).

Apple and Android ports: What's the difference?

USB-charged devices look for a USB pin signal before they accept a full-speed charge. Most devices use a standard USB pin signal; Apple devices and a few others, like the Galaxy tab, require specialized pin signals. Our Android and Apple ports are hard-wired to accommodate these two types of charging authentications. However, an Apple device can (usually) still charge from an Android port and vice versa, sometimes at a slower speed, but oddly, often also at full speed.

Customer Reviews

Kevin Mullally
  • Four StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker? 18W Dual-Port Rapid USB Car Charger for iPhone 5s 5c 5; iPad Air, mini; Galaxy S5 S4; Note 3 2; the new HTC One (M8) and More (White) (Wireless P
  • Good value and it works.
  • 2014-10-27

Ronald B Kent
  • Four StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 18W Dual-Port Rapid USB Car Charger for iPhone 5s 5c 5; iPad Air, mini; Galaxy S5 S4; Note 3 2; the new HTC One (M8) and More (White) (Wireless P
  • Good value for dollars....
  • 2014-10-02

Deborah O "Deb from Ohio & Cape Coral PT"
  • Four StarsVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 18W Dual-Port Rapid USB Car Charger for iPhone 5s 5c 5; iPad Air, mini; Galaxy S5 S4; Note 3 2; the new HTC One (M8) and More (White) (Wireless P
  • Works well for the price.
  • 2014-09-27

bill
  • Five Stars
  • great item
  • 2014-09-22

corina
  • I love itVerified PurchaseThis review is from: Anker® 18W Dual-Port Rapid USB Car Charger for iPhone 5s 5c 5; iPad Air, mini; Galaxy S5 S4; Note 3 2; the new HTC One (M8) and More (White) (Wireless Ph
  • good
  • 2014-09-08
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  What is the difference between the Apple port and the Android port?
The Apple port provides a maximum output of 2.4A; the Android port provides a maximum output of 2A.
The Apple port is specially designed to accommodate the circuit design of Apple products while the Android port is specially designed to accommodate the circuit design of Android phones. If you are using the two ports simultaneously to charge, please note that the maximum output current shared between the ports is 3.6A.
Q2.  How should I use the Apple port and Android port?
The Apple port charges most devices up to 2.4A with a custom circuit designed to charge Apple devices of any iOS version. This output port can charge iPhones and iPads at full speed.

The Android port charges most devices up to 2A with a custom circuit designed to charge Android phones at full speed. For Apple devices with iOS 5 or above: the Android port can charge iPhones at full-speed and iPads with a 1.5A input current. Please note that this port may not support iPhone / iPad below iOS 5.

Note: the car charger design supports up to a 3.6A total output current. When the car charger detects excessive output demand, it will automatically shut down to prevent internal damage.
Q3.  Can I charge two Android phones at the same time?
Yes, but please note that some Android phone models charged by the USB port may enter into data sync mode and charge at half speed.
Q4.  What if my device is neither Android nor Apple?
The ports are customized for Android and Apple devices to supply maximum charge speeds to that specific device. You may still use either port to charge your device as long as your device's input current falls within the accepted range.
Q5.  What if the Anker car charger fails to charge?
A. Check to ensure the connection between the car charger and the lighter socket is secure.
B. Use a different cable to double check. If the issue is our car charger, please feel free to email us at support@ianker.com to claim the 18 months warranty.
Q6.  When the charger is plugged into an outlet but has no devices plugged in, will it consume power? What is the standby power consumption?
The charger will consume almost no power in this state. Its standby power consumption is rated at <0.2W.
Q7.  Can I use my own usb cables with this charger?
To ensure complete safety and best performance, we strongly recommend using your device’s original cable, a third-party certified cable (such as MFI) or our included cable.

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Is this gonna work?
Can I use my Samsung Tab charge from Apple Port? Or Can I use my iPad to charge from Android port?
Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Feb 15, 2014 at 2:47 AM
AnkerMember431
Charge the Samsung Tab with the Android port and the iPad with the Apple port. They are marked with the labels because the amperage outputs are different.
Reply Report as spam Feb 15, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Mhadland
The Amperage (A or mA) is different for the Android and Apple ports. Furthermore, Apple has its own specifications for USB that the other ports may not provide. If you try and charge a device in a port that wasn't designed for it, it will charge, but the rate may not be optimal (ie, it may be much slower).
Reply Report as spam Feb 15, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Mhadland
Scroll down the item page and take a look at the chart with what charges in what port. Basically, for the car charger specifically, the Android port can handle Apple devices that aren't iPads, as it has an output of 1.5A, and can take Apple devices at optimum charge rate (it's wired for it). I can confirm it works with iPhones. The Apple port is designed for 2.1A output which will take some Android tablets, and some Android phones. Check for your model specifically. If it is not listed, then when you try charging it in the "other" port, note how long it takes to go up a certain percent, and compare that to your wall charger rate at home. If it charges at the same rate, you're good to go. You can also check for your phone or tablet's mA/A requirements by Googling for it, if that information is not already under the battery. I know that my Android phone needs about 1.2A to charge optimally so it's fine in either port.
Reply Report as spam Feb 15, 2014 at 1:35 PM
orthopaedicsurgeon
utilize the Apple port to charge your iPad, a Samsung tab with the Android port. an iPad mini will charge via the Android port, but not an iPad or an iPad Air.
Reply Report as spam Feb 15, 2014 at 5:17 AM
What is the amperage consumption idle?
My car lighter is always connected (not after switch). When no device is connected, how much amperage it will draw, I don't want the battery to run out, if I forget it in for a week.
Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 4:15 AM
Justin Rohr
Being there are no LED indicator lights. Theoretically none. It will be less than your cars computer sitting there storing your data digitally. I have left mine plugged in for weeks
Reply Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM
xnap30
Almost none. It shouldn't kill your battery as most cars nowadays are pretty smart about the car lighter port and phone accessories. You should be fine if you leave it in for a week or a month. I always kept mine in with no problems
Reply Report as spam Jan 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM
ANKER Team
Too little, it definitely won't drain your battery.
Reply Report as spam Jan 27, 2014 at 1:11 AM
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Will this charger work for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
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TopTechNews UK
email support@ianker.com, they will be able help you.
Reply Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM
TopTechNews UK
Be able to help you*
Reply Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM
xnap30
Yes it will be able to work. You should plug it into the Apple port for faster charging speeds as that has more power and your Galaxy Tab 8 is able to take advantage of it.
Reply Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM
ANKER Team
Thank you for contacting us! Please kindly be advised this car charger will work for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so it should meet your needs if you purchase it. Please feel free to contact us for further questions about our products and be assured we are always here to assist you!
Reply Report as spam Jan 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Super neat design! Great product!
Just got mine from Amazon UK today! Love the packaging and design of the charger. Really looking forward to putting it through it's paces.
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Dec 12, 2013 at 6:13 AM
xnap30
Great! Hope it works well for you. If you have any problems, just contact Anker CS
Reply Report as spam Dec 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM
compatible with dell venue 8 tablet?
not the dell venue 8 pro tablet
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Dec 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM
tommcd24
Assuming the venue doesn't have any unusual power requirements, then yes this adapter should work for it. It has max output of 2.4 amps, able to meet the needs of any iPads as well as most other devices. To be sure though you would need to know exactly what the requirements are from the venue 8.
Reply Report as spam Dec 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM
ANKER Team
To figure out if our car charger is compatible with your tablet, would you please let us know if your tablet can be charged via USB port of PC? What's the output voltage and current of your original charger? Thanks a lot!
Reply Report as spam Dec 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Deh

 
I'm always fighting with my brother for who's gonna use the car charger so this little thing would be really good for us! When I get this, I bet my dad will want to use it too, so we'll have to get a 3 port charger haha
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ANKER Team
Working towards world peace, one charging port at a time:)
Reply Report as spam Nov 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM
AnkerMember431
Lol
Reply Report as spam Nov 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM
Solid
Got it, tried it out, and it works like a charm. It charges my phone at the same speed my phone charges at home. Next thing I'll be testing will be its durability.
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Oct 17, 2013 at 5:56 AM
SKR!LL3X
Thanks for the info, didnt have to post xD
Reply Report as spam Oct 17, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Question
is this the one in the shop?
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
SKR!LL3X
for the Anker Dollars
Reply Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM
ANKER Team
There is a 10% off discount currently available for this product in the Anker Buck store.
Reply Report as spam Oct 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM
I do iAnder, but I don't iPod or iPad
I absolutely love every product I have bought from Anker, without reservation. I love the look and feel of the devices and recommend them without fear of leading anyone astray. I regularly post positive reviews on Amazon and other sites. I, however, have a problem with 2 of the products I have purchased recently. The Anker 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Car Charger and the Anker 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Wall Charger both have labels for 'android' and 'apple'. I understand the choice to label them such in order to simplify it for people who wonder if it will work for their device but it would be better to actually list the amps per port since I had to look it up and double check since I want to charge my Nexus 10 (which is Android but actually requires the output offered by the 'Apple' port). I know you have a bunch already out there, and it isn't a huge deal... but consider changing future products to reflect either their output in rating format, or 'tablet' on one port and 'phone' on the other. I almost didn't purchase this product because I thought it had a Apple proprietary port until I read closer.
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Oct 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM
ANKER Team
Thank you for your detailed feedback and suggestions. It's actually a little bit more complex than just different output currents. The two ports on the chargers are designed specially for android and apple devices -- that is to say, Apple and Android devices have distinct USB pin signals they require to enable full-speed charging. The Apple port charges Android devices at 0.5A only. We are currently working on a comprehensive solution to resolve this problem. Keep an eye out for our new product offerings!
Reply Report as spam Oct 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM
cnjmorris
Thank you for your personal response. I wasn't aware of the differences in the pin signals. Well it sounds like your company has taken a more honest approach to the labeling on the units. I had thought I understood what I needed to know when making my purchases but on a limited budget I guess I'll just keep what I have till USB 5.0 comes out and I can upgrade. Hopefully you guys will still be around then =)
Reply Report as spam Oct 10, 2013 at 6:07 AM
anker has some great well made cases
anker sell some Great cases I have a nexus7case and an Anker I Pad Mini case Great fit well made A++++ cases made very well good cases sold and made by Anker I will buy again
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ANKER Team
Thank you for taking the time sharing your experience. Glad to know that you are enjoying our products. Thanks for your support!
Reply Report as spam Sep 24, 2013 at 4:31 AM
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