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Anker PowerDrive+ Speed 2 USB C PD Car Charger with USB A Port

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Keeping up smartphones and tablets charged up in a car is easy with a power bank and USB car charger but what about laptops?
You can charge a laptop in a car using a 12V DC to AC power inverter, but these electronic devices are bulky and noisy and while they do work you will need at least a 200W power inverter to power a laptop like the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Newer laptops with Type-C ports like the mentioned Macbook Pro with Retina display come with a 85W power adapter, which is almost twice as much as the old MacBook 45W charger. Luckily, there are car charger solutions such as the Anker PowerDrive+ Speed 2 PD car charger that lets you charge Type-C devices such as the new MacBook, Nintendo Switch and Dell XPS 13 from the comfort of your car.
Aside from the Type-C power delivery port on the PowerDrive+ Speed 2 car charger, there is also a USB Type A port with PowerIQ 2.0 Fast Charge technology built-in that lets you charge 25% of battery in just 15 minutes via an OEM Apple Lightning to USB-C cable an iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as fast adaptive charge phones such as the Google Pixel, Samsung S9, S8 and S8+.
The PowerDrive+ Speed 2 PD car charger works with 12V batteries and and 24V batteries. The USB C Power Delivery output is 5V=3A, 9V=3A, 1.5V=2A and 20V=1.5A; while the USB PowerIQ port outputs 5V=3A, 9V=2A and 12V=1.5A.
using Volta Charger magnetic connection cable
PowerIQ 2.0 is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 devices (at 18W) for a total output of 48W. This means, the PowerDrive+ Speed 2 PD car charger is capable of charging a Macbook or Macbook Pro (without the touch bar) and a Quick Charge-compatible device at the same time.
Size is also important so the 30 grams compact size of the PowerDrive+ Speed 2 power delivery car charger really seals the deal as it just plugs into the receptacle of a car or truck.
 The PowerDrive+ Speed 2 is virtually the same size as the PowerDrive 2 Elite car charger but without the carbon fibre textured effect.
the PowerDrive+ Speed 2 measures 63mm deep and 35mm by 35mm diameter
Build quality is solid and sleak thanks to black TPU thermoplastic and a blue led ring which looks really cool.

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