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Anker 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Car Charger

Anker 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Car Charger

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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

  • Fast charger
  • Really love this thing! Gets my phones charged up faster than other chargers. Will look to Anker for all my mobile power needs. (I also have their battery pack)
  • 2013-12-24

Pooja Sattigeri
  • Works great!
  • I have used this charger just a few times since I bought it. It has been absolutely easy to use and I have never had any issues. I have plugged in an Iphone 4S and 5S at the same time and could verify both were charging. I was running 4G & GPS on one, and 4G and music on the other and could see approximate increase of 1% in charge per minute, which is good enough for me. This charger is quite small and doesn't take up space. It beats all the other chargers that I have tried so far. I will update the review in case I try charging different products or see a change in performance.
  • 2013-12-23

A Happy Amazoner Viola
  • works well
  • Have tried it in my car, quite a tight fit into the cigarette lighter, but it works. My old one was fitting loosely in the lighter and didn't work well, so this is a nice replacement
  • 2013-12-22

Thomas Johnson
  • Anker
  • These Anker folks are absolutely on their game. Support is astounding. The unit is a tight fit in the cigarette lighter, requiring quite a bit of work the first time to get it inserted.
  • 2013-12-20

  • Small issues
  • I like it because it charges my iPod nano pretty quickly. There was one issue, however, that I must note. Right out of the box, the charger had a rattling sound like something loose was banging around inside. Doesn't bother me unless it doesn't work. On my first trip, it was charging just fine and so I thought it was OK. On my second trip, I noticed my nano wasn't charging so I switched ports and it began charging just fine. I haven't again checked the first port yet. I have a pretty high tolerance for things like loose pieces or occasional charging problems, so I'm not going to immediately condemn it to a 1 or 2 star. Though if the first port is completely dead, I'll have to update this. If there's no update, assume that it started working just fine again.
  • 2013-12-20
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  How is the Anker car charger customized to charge Apple products at full speed?
Unlike most chargers, which only feature standard USB port pins, the Anker car charger adapts the D+ / D- pins to signal Apple-series products to charge at full speed. With a combined current of 3.1A, it can safely charge an iPad and iPhone at full speed.
Q2.  How is the Anker car charger customized to charge Android products at full speed?
Unlike Apple products, some Android phones will enter into USB data sync mode and charge at only half speed (500mA/h) when they detect the D+/D- pins of non-OEM chargers. To address this conflict, the Micro USB power wire of the Anker car charger adopts a unique circuit design to properly set the D+ / D- pins and signal the Android device to charge at full AC charging speed (1000mA/h or higher). In this way, the Anker car charger is custom-designed to charge both Apple and Android products at full speed.
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 happens when using our wall charger to charge a device other than Apple or Android like a Bluetooth speaker?
It depends on the input parameters of your device. If the input voltage and current is close to that required by Apple and Android products, the charger will be able to charge it. There is no risk of damaging your device or the charger if your device is not compatible.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM
TopTechNews UK
email, they will be able help you.
Reply Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM
TopTechNews UK
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Reply Report as spam Dec 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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
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
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
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
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


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
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Nov 7, 2013 at 7:52 AM
Working towards world peace, one charging port at a time:)
Reply Report as spam Nov 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Reply Report as spam Nov 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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
Thanks for the info, didnt have to post xD
Reply Report as spam Oct 17, 2013 at 2:04 PM
is this the one in the shop?
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
for the Anker Dollars
Reply Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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
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
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
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Sep 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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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