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Anker PowerWave 7.5W 10W Fast Wireless Chargers

Monday, April 02, 2018

Continuous plugging and unplugging from the charger port does kill its life expectancy unlike wireless charging which prevents port damage!
PowerWave 7.5 stand
After all, the last thing you want is a broken charging port preventing you not only from charging your phone but also transferring data!
PowerWave 7.5 pad
There are plenty of wireless chargers out there and not all are created equal. If you want fast wireless charging, you’ll need a proper wireless charging solution such as the PowerWave 7.5 stand and PowerWave 7.5 pad wireless chargers.
The Anker PowerWave wireless chargers are compatible with Qi-compatible smartphones, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
This means, as long as your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X has the 11.2 iOS software update you'll be able to take advantage of fast wireless charging for your iPhone Qi enabled phone.
For iPhone owners, the 11.2 iOS update meant being able to charge their iPhone Qi-enabled phone at a rate of 7.5W instead of 5W which the previous 11.1.1 iOS version limited it to.
Whether you are an iPhone or Samsung owner, you're going to love the Anker PowerWave 7.5 wireless charger as it substantially cheaper than Samsung's Convertible and Apple's mophie, and also because the PowerWave 7.5 comes as a wireless pad or wireless stand.
PowerWave 7.5 stand (model A2522)
The Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand weighs 142 grams and measures 6.8 cm wide, 8.2 cm deep and 11.8 cm high.
built-in cooling fan vents is virtually whisper-quiet
The PowerWave 7.5 pad weighs 300 grams so it's double the weight of the PowerWave stand. With that said, the PowerWave pad has a circular design measuring 10 cm across and 1.5 cm thick.
the PowerWave pad also features an internal cooling fan
The surface and bottom of both PowerWave stand and pad feature soft rubber-like material that grips the phone in place preventing it from sliding around.
The PowerWave stand design is neat because of its 45-degree inclination which lets you see and use the phone screen while charging.
led activity indicator
The PowerWave 7.5 fast wireless chargers draw 12V/1.5A input current via a Quick Charge 3.0 wall adapter and micro USB cable which are included.
Quick Charge 3.0 wall adapter (model A2013)
While it is nice that a Quick Charge 3.0 charger and micro USB cable are included, it is also nice that the PowerWave works with a different micro USB cable and different power adapter as long as it is rated at 12V 1.5A.
velcro cable management strap is a nice touch
This means you can use the PowerWave fast wireless charger with the PowerLine cable or any other micro USB cable, as well as any other Quick Charge 3.0 power adapter.
The Samsung AFC charger is not compatible though with the PowerWave and neither is the Apple Watch as the Apple Watch uses Apple's proprietary wireless charging technology which is not supported by PowerWave.
PowerWave 7.5 Pad (model A2514)
The PowerWave wireless chargers can charge through 5mm-thick phone cases but it's best removing a thicker or metal case as charging speed is decreased.
Both the PowerWave 7.5 Stand and PowerWave 7.5 Pad charge very fast any Qi-compatible device without generating too much heat which is nice. 
Power delivery is between 5W, 7.5W (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X) and 10W for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 5 and S series wireless models (S6 edge+, S7, S7 edge+, S8, S8+, S9 and S9+). 
Compared to the Samsung wireless charger, which is supposed to charge up to 15W, the PowerWave wireless charging speed is in the same ballpark.
PowerWave is compatible with the 5W Qi-enabled Samsung S6 and S6 edge phones and LG wireless phones (G2, G3, G6 Plus, Lucid 2, Lucid 3, Optimus F5, Optimus G Pro, Optimus it L-05E, Spectrum 2, Vu 2, Vu 3, V30 and V30 Plus. 
PowerWave is also compatible with Google Nexus (models 4, 5 and 6), the second generation Nexus 7 (2013), and Microsoft Qi enabled phones, including the Lumia 950, 950 Dual Sim, 950 XL and the 950 XL Dual Sim.
As far as the PowerWave wireless charging safety, the PowerWave wireless chargers are fully certified under CE, FCC, and RoHS so they don't interfere with other wireless devices nor emit harmful radiation, which is good to know.

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