Whilst looking into the XTAR battery chargers, I came across the XTAR EU4, which offers QC3.0, 2 x USB 2.4A and USB C (PD) ports… and although the QC and PD capability is a bit limited, it’s not by much (i.e. QC 3.0 does not have 20V capability, and PD current is limited to 20V 2.25A (45W))…
- BMEngineer’s Reviews – Xtar EU4 from [Review] XTAR EU4 USB PowerHub (3xUSB-A, 1xUSB-C, QC 3.0)
- ZeroAir Reviews – XTAR EU4 USB Hub Review
- LiquidRetro – Xtar EU4 USB Charging Hub Review (USB-C, QC3, 2x 2.4A)
- Self-contained ammeter 4-port USB PD charger, XTAR EU4 charger detailed evaluation – A very detailed, if badly translated review. Shows the internals of the device. Mentions an interesting XTAR PDC cable –
- USB-C to USB-C/USB-A/Lightning/MicroUSB;
- USB-A to Micro/lightning;
- Micro to Lightning
- Available NEW XTAR PDC-3 All-in-one 3A fast charging mobile phone USB Cable for iphone and samsung in 2 colors, $5.99
- 全能型桌面充电器，XTAR推出ALLMAYBE EU4 64W 4口充电器, good photos of current draw for various devices, using Power Z USB Meter
- XRAR — EU4 -64W 4port LCD USB-C FAST CHARGER WITH QC 3.0 – This weird spammy page shows an unusual XTAR device, which is in fact the EU2
Other power supplies:
- An amusing, and interesting USB… Rant…
- Review: Anker’s 100W PowerPort Atom PD 4 desktop charger is a 2020 essential
- Batteries not included: USB Power Delivery is the fastest way to charge iPhone and Android devices
- Best 100W USB-C Chargers in 2020
- Review: Better Line 100W USB-C PD Multiport (1C3A) PPS Charger – mentions use of the Qway WEB-U2 or Qway / WITRN-U2 (USB tester) – as do these critical review replies for the BetterLine charger – see WEB-U2 Current And Voltage Meter USB Tester QC4+ PD3.0 2.0 PPS Fast Charging Protocol Capacity Test.
- The HyperJuice kick starter gets a few mentions too, although it is not yet available:
- An almost definitive list of USB Charger (and USB meter) reviews: Review/test of USB equipment for charging, including:
- How does a usb charger work? – very interesting, lots of detail
- The difference of QC2.0 and QC3.0 fast charging – Brief explanation of QC 1.0/2.0/3.0/4.0
- EU4 link
- #244 QC3.0 Hacking and Tutorial incl. QC2.0 (Mobile Power Supply) Quick charge with Arduino – Hacking video – how to make a bench supply – with many interesting associated links. See also Quick Charge hacks
- Voltlog #245 – TPS61088 Boost Module Test (with QC3.0)
- Voltlog #246 – What if we install a heatsink on the TPS61088 boost module?
In a couple of the links USB meters are used. These are:
- POWER-Z (in this link) does not appear to support QC4
- Qway WEB-U2 or Qway / WITRN-U2 (in this link) – does support QC4
- see WEB-U2 Current And Voltage Meter USB Tester QC4+ PD3.0 2.0 PPS Fast Charging Protocol Capacity Test.
- or the updated U2p version Qway-U2p current and voltage-meter USB tester QC4+ PD3.0 2.0PPS fast charge protocol capacity dimension
- See Perhaps the best USB tester WEB-U2. Large color screen, trigger of charging protocols, external power. The U2 is an “improved clone” of the 1280. No BlueTooth
- WITRN-X-MFI Bluetooth version Current and voltage meter USB tester QC4+ PD3.0 2.0 PPS fast charge protocol capacity
- More Meters
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1280 – best?
- ChargerLab PowerZ KM001C – one of the best
- USB digital tester J7-c 2019
- RD USB Meter TC64 – no PD suport
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1278 – not bad
- RD USB Meter UM25C – no PD?
- USB meter: USB Digital Tester J7-c (Juwei)
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1271
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1273
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1270
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1266
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1265
- YZXStudio USB meter ZY1263
- YZXStudio website
- And more
- FNC88 Type-C PD trigger USB-C Voltmeter ammeter voltage 2 way current meter multimeter PD charger battery USB Tester
- Charger LAB POWER-Z USB PD Tester Charger Voltage Current Meter Power Bank Detector FL001 SUPER
- USB 3.0 Type-C USB tester DC Digital voltmeter amperimetor voltage current meter ammeter detector power bank charger indicator
- More Links: USB power meter/tester thread – YZXStudio, Power-Z, RDTech and more.
- Are the Additional Functions on These Meters Reliable? – Short answer… no!!!
A quick note on USB charging standards
There is also QC5.0, and I have only seen the SENMUXU AC-048P which has this (5V 3.5A, 9V 2A) B$ 490, even though it is not listed on the Senmaxu website., and QC5.0 is supposed to be 36W, which this device certainly is not, as it is 18W at best (i.e. QC3.0/QC4.0).
There is an outstanding hub charger XTAR EU4, 64 W, see the video Xtar EU4 USB Charging Hub (USB-C, QC3, ports), which doesn’t appear to be available at the XTAR official store on AliExpress, or in fact (hardly) anywhere.
It is listed on XTAR’s own website, and that is about it. I managed to find one on eBay, XTAR EU4 64W 4-Port LCD Fast Charging USB Type C Compact Charger With QC3.0, $39.95 (£30.60):
Discontinued on FastTech: Authentic XTAR EU4 4-Port USB/USB-C Wall Charger Power Adapter (US), $30.24 and BangGood (linked from a YouTube video)
Current supply capability
- QC3.0 (18W)
- 3.6-6 V @ 3 A
- 6-9 V @ 2 A
- 9-12 V @ 1.5 A
- USB (2x12W)
- 5 V @ 2.4 A
- Type C (45 W)
- 5V @ 3A
- 9V @ 3A
- 12V @ 3A
- 15V @ 3A
- 20V @ 2.25A
So, it can be seen that the EU4 doesn’t implement the full charging capacity for neither PD nor QC3.0 (PD 2.25A not 5A @ 20V and for QC3.0 1.5A not 4.6A). However, there aren’t many chargers out there that can surpass it, apart from the Anker 100W 4 port, which implements the PD specification fully…
Note that the EU4 can only be used with a 13″ MacBook Pro and not 15″ or 16″ as their current requirements exceed the capacitance of the EU4. The MacBook Pro 16″ 2019 requires a 96W Type C adapter, so the EU4 would not be able to be used. MacBook Pro 15″ 2018 requires a 87W Type C adapter. MacBook Pro 13′ i5 2018 requires a 61 W Type C adapter, as does the 2019 13″ MBP. However, the type C output can only supply 45W (5V3A / 9V3A / 12V3A / 15V3A / 20V2.25A), so it is actually insufficient to power a MacBookPro..! It could power a MacBook and MacBook Air (i.e. it is compatible with the Apple 30 W charger). Add the 18W from the QC3.0, gives ~63 W total consumption. Using the QC3.0 and the 2×2.4A = 18W + 2x(12W) = ~42W
- What would happen if I use a power supply with a different wattage than the system is designed for?
- Can the MacBook Pro be charged with any USB-C charger?
An Apple 30 W charger can power:
- Mac Models
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 and later)
An Apple 61 W charger can power:
- Mac Models
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later)
A weird note about XTAR
There seems to be ALLMAYBE as well, which is affiliated to XTAR. From 2019 NEW XTAR 4 ports USB Charger EU4 64W Type-C ,QC3.0 ,2.4A*2 USB quick charger with LCD screen
There is this device, which looks like a trimmed down EU4, with only the USB-C (PD) output, XTAR Wall adaptor PD65 USB + type-c output charger 65W fash charger international mobile phone charger:
and it has ALLMAYBE plastered on one side:
There is another ALLMAYBE device, listed below, one of the Amazon links shows the device (I think, or it maybe be an AliExpress link): .
- Lost link?
Also, I found this on ALiExpress, CLAITE XTAR EU4 64W Type C QC3.0 Charger with LCD Screen 4 Ports USB US Charger For iPhone for Samsung For Xiaomi. No longer available.
Other options out there
Compare it to the very similar Universal Travel Adapter,USB Charger Plug Wall Charger Voltage Converter with UK EU US AU International Plug Quick Charge Tech Type C for Smartphone,Tablets (and Tongesil), both of which seem to be limited to 25W, with a crippled USB-C:
- QC3.0 3.6V~12V (18W)
- 5V 2.4A Max
- Type-C DC5V3A Max
Or the 61W USB C Charger Power Delivery 3.0 Type C Charger + 24W QC3.0 Fast Charge + Dual 12W USB Port Traveling Interchangeable Plug Compatible for MacBook, Pixel, iPad Pro, Note 8, Galaxy Series, Nintendo – which appears to be able to use all four ports simultaneously. However, the power ratings are incorrectly stated – QC3.0 is quoted as 24W, when it should be 18W, and the 61W is for the USB-C only (which should really be 45W, unless the 3.25A isn’t a typo of 2.25A – in which case the output would be 20×3.25 = 64W):
- QC3.0 (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
- 2x USB (2.4A 12W)
- USB-C (PD) (5V~15V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 61W)
The total output of the charger is 61w, the 61W USB-C PD refers to the circumstance that only USB-C port works and nothing else is plugged in. The power may be split and shared if charging multiple devices.
The Tomox has only three ports, one of which is USB-C (which provides both PD and QC3.0) but can deliver 60W, although only 3A across the two USB ports:
- Type C PD:5V-20V/3A(max)
- Standard USB port:5V/3A(total max)
The heavy hitters
To be honest, all of the following seem to be better than the XTAR, in that they offer more ports. However, the ports that they offer all seem to be limited (in functionality) in someway:
AUKEY seem to offer a nice couple of chargers, Quick Charge 3.0 AUKEY 60W USB Charger with 6-Port USB Charging Station for Samsung Galaxy Note8, iPhone X / 8 / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 and More, which has 2 x QC3.0 (fully capable) and 4 x 2.4A, but no USB-C (nor PD). The power rating does not add up = 2 x 18W + 4 x 12W = 36 + 48 = 84W. However, the quoted maximum of 9.6A across the four USB ports, gives 48W, leaving only 12W for the two QC3.0 ports, which is insufficient to fulfill just one QC3.0 port’s 18W requirement. However:
From Aukey’s product page it can be as high as 67.5w, depending on the charging state of your devices. Output (AiPower): 5V 2.4A per port Output (Quick Charge 3.0): 3.6V-6.5V 3A | 6.5V-9V 2A | 9V-12V 1.5A
It gets some good reviews, although there is one case of a burn out (source: WARNING DANGEROUS: This product blew up next to my bed while I was sleeping):
Here is an additional review: Review: Aukey 6-Port USB Charging Station with Two Quick Charge Ports
USB C Charger, 68W 8-Port Desktop USB Charger Charging Station with One 18W Power Delivery Port W/LCD Display for iPhone Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8, Galaxy S9 S8, iPad Pro 2018 and More, 7 x 2.4A (10A/50W max), 1 x USB-C (PD 18W). Note that the USB-C PD is not as capable as the XTAR, and seems more like a QC3.0:
- USB-C Port Output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
- USB-A Port Output: 5V/10A, 2.4A Max Per Port
- Total Output: 18W PD output and 50W USB-A output
The power ratings do not add up: 7 x 12W = 84W, so the 2.4A is not available on all USB ports, but it is limited to 10A/50W
ShengLong USB Charging Station, 60W 10 Port USB Charger Hub, USB Charger Multi Port with Smart Detect, Compatible with iPhone, Galaxy, iPad Tablet, and Other USB Charging Devices (which has a confused (2 x 4 port) description), or the similar Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port [UL Certified] Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Ports with Auto Detect Technology [Black] (AX-TPCS), 5 x 2.4A + 5 x 1A (10A (12A?) max)
USB Charging Station, 8 Ports PD 18W USB C Charger Multiple Desktop Chargers with Tpye C Port and LCD Display, for iPhone 11/11 Pro/Max, AirPods Pro, Huawei, Samsung and More, 7x 2.4A and 1 x USB-C (PD 18W) or the similar Multi Port USB QC3.0 Charging Station (AKA CD-A19Q B$1090 in Fortune Town) 6 x 2.4A +1 x QC3.0 + 1 x USB-C (Limited 5V/2A not PD):
- Regular USB ports: 5V/2.4A,
- QC 3.0 port: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A,
- Type-C port: 5V/2A
Power Max 40W 8A. Power draw = 18W (QC30)+10W (TypeC) + 6 x 12W = 28W + 72W so the power is limited. If only the USB-A are used, and all 6 are used, then < 1.5A (1.33A) per USB-A
- 1. USB Ports Included: 6 * Regular, 1 * QC 3.0, 1 * Type-C
- 2. QC 3.0 USB Port Output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
- 3. Regular USB Ports Output: 5V~2.4A
- 4. Type-C USB Port Output: 5V/2A
- 5. Total Output: 5V 40W 8A (Max)
Gets poor reviews
This looks very similar, Multi USB 8-Port Smart Fast Desktop Hub Wall Charger Charging Station Quick Charge 3.0 USB Type C Port With LED Display Compatible with Apple Samsung Android Smart Phone, Tablet, Nintendo Switch Games
More 6 port wonders
Similar to the AUKEY:
- RAVPower USB C Wall Charger 60W 6 Port with Quick Charge 3.0, Backup Function and iSmart Multiple Port, 24W Power Delivery Desktop USB Charging Station Filehub for Phone and Tablet – USB-C (PD) and QC3.0 + 4xUSB-A. The PD is limited however, to the same capacity of the QC3.0
- Up to 24W PD & QC3.0 output fast charging
- 5V/2.4A iSmart charging
- Has data hub!
- Fully Spec
- USB 2.0 port ( external HDD ): 5V/1A, data exchange and charging.
- USB 2.0 port ( smart Phone or tablet): 5V/1.5A, data exchange and charging.
- USB 2.0 port x 2: 5V/2.4A, charging.
- PD port: 24W, 3A/5V, 2A/9V, 2A/12V, fast charging.
- QC 3.0: 24W, 3A/5V, 2A/9V, 2A/12V, fast charging, share output with PD port.
- Data trasfer only support android 4.4 & iPhone 9.0 above version.
- Support up to 4TB USB hard drive.
- Data transfer speed up to 20MB/s.
- The fast charging port will be at 5V if you plug two device on PD and QC port.
- USB Quick Charger RAVPower 60W 6-Port Qc 3.0 Fast Charger Desktop Charging Station Compatible Galaxy S10+ S9+ Note 10+ Note 9+ and iSmart Compatible iPhone 11 Pro Max XS Max XR X 8 Plus, iPad and More – 1 x QC3.0 + 5 USB 2.4A.
Power rating 18W + 5 x 12W = 18W + 60W
- Key Power Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger, 60W 6-Port USB Fast Charger Desktop Charging Station for iPhone/PRO MAX/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini, Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/Plus, HTC and More – 2 x QC3.0 + 4 x USB 2.4A
- Quick Charger 3.0 USB Wall Charger, 60W 6-Port USB Fast Charger Desktop Charging Station for iPhone 11/PRO MAX/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini/iPod, Galaxy S10/S9/Plus, HTC and More – same as KeyPower (above) – 2 x QC3.0 + 4 x USB 2.4A
- USB Wall Charger, Anker 60W 6 Port USB Charging Station, PowerPort 6 Multi USB Charger for iPhone Xs/Max/XR/X/8/7/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini/iPod, Galaxy S9/S8/S7/Edge/Plus, Note, LG, HTC, and More – 6 x 2.4A (12 A max)
Anker PD beast and other Ankers
Many of these PowerIQ, whatever that is… See the Anker range on AliExpress.
This is the real beast, capable of charging any MacBook (apparently), Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4, 100 W full PD capability (i.e. 20V @ 5 A), although it lacks the QC3.0, but it does cost $99
- USB-C Output: 5V ⎓ 3A / 9V ⎓ 3A / 15V ⎓ 3A / 20V ⎓ 5A
- USB-A Output: 5V ⎓ 2.4A Max
For 6 ports with 2 x QC3.0, Anker do not make this configuration. However, AUKEY do…
iClever 6-Port Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 (see above, but it has dubious reviews – unreliable)
For 5 ports with 2 x QC3.0, Anker Quick Charge 3.0 63W 5-Port US/UK/EU USB Wall Charger, PowerIQ PowerPort Speed 5 for iPhone iPad, LG, Nexus, HTC and More, £23.96 5 port (2 x QC3.0 + 3 x USB (2.4A?)). Power = 2x18W + 3x12W = 36 + 36 = 72W – Seems reliable, looking at the reviews. It is just unclear what PowerIQ actually is – is it 2.4A? Links: IQ2.0 (5V1A, 5V2A, 5V2.4A, 9V2A, 12V1.5A), IQ3.0 (IQ2.0 = 24W (although it appears to be only 18W), iQ3.0 = 100W). Very similar to the RAVPower without the data transmission.
Offical product page: PowerPort Speed 5 Ports, A positive lygte-info Review: Anker PowerPort Speed 5 2xQC3 A2054, used by Vince for the lab supply hack, Turning a Quick Charge 3.0 charger into a variable voltage power supply. Supplier: Anker Quick Charge 3.0 63W 5-Port US/UK/EU USB Wall Charger, PowerIQ PowerPort Speed 5 for iPhone iPad, LG, Nexus, HTC and More, £24.18
For 5 ports with 1 x QC3.0, official product page: PowerPort Speed 5 Ports. Supplier: Anker Quick Charge 3.0 51.5W 5-Port USB Wall Charger, PowerPort Speed 5 for Galaxy S10/S9/S8 with PowerIQ for iPhone, and more, £23.58
For 5 ports with 1 x PD, Anker USB C Premium 60W 5-Port Desktop Charger with One 30W Port for Apple MacBook Nexus 5X/6P 4 PowerIQ Ports for iPhone iPad, £34 (crippled PD capable of only 30W when compared to the EU4 1.5A vs 2.25A @ 20V 45W). Product page. From the manual:
- 5V 3A
- 9V 3A
- 12V 2A
- 20V 1.5A (30W)
- 5V @ 6A (2.4A max per port)
For 10 ports, Anker 60W 10-Port USB Wall Charger PowerPort10 for iPhone Xs/XS Max/XR/X iPad Pro/Air 2/mini Galaxy S7/S6/Edge/Plus Note 5 More, £29 – 10 port USB 2.4A 60W
For 6 ports, Anker USB Wall Charger 60W 6 Port USB Charging Station PowerPort 6 Multi USB Charger for iPhone iPad Galaxy LG HTC and More, £20 – 6 port USB 2.4A 60W
Cheap and dangerous?
- USB Port: 45W PD + Type-C + 2Port 2.4A USB + QC3.0 USB
- USB PD output: 5V/3A–9V/3A–12V/3A–15V3A (45W Max)
- Type-C output: 5V/2A USB
- QC3.0 output: 3.6-6.5V/3A-6.5V/9V/2A; 9-12V/1.5A=(18W Max)
- USB output: 5V/2.4A
- Total Power: 75W
Or the same but with wireless, Laptop 75W PD Rotary Stand Travel Home Type C Mobile Phone Safe USB Quick Charger Multi Port With Power Adapter Wall Plug, £16
The XTAR EU4 beater?
The BetterLine, High-End PD(100W)/QC Charger, 4-Port Power Delivery/QC3.0 for MacBook Pro, Laptop, Galaxy Note10 +, IPad Pro, HP, Asus, MSI, LG, Gaming Laptop, Nintendo Switch,Rog gets a good review here, Review: Better Line 100W USB-C PD Multiport (1C3A) PPS Charger. 30% of sales seem to result in MacBook Pro charge failures, or other fails.
These seem to be no-name clones, which may or may not be of equal quality:
100W PD adapter chargers QC 3.0 4 Port for macbook huaweibook EU UK AU US Sockets, £31.30 – similar to the EU4, but can supply the full 100W (5A) on the PD USB-C. Unclear if all four ports can be used simultaneously. Seems like the better option, TBH, assuming that it is safe to use…
The same item, with a 65W warning in the title, Corsulin 100W 65W GaN Fast Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 4.0 AFC USB PD Charger For iPhone Pro Macbook Pro Xiaomi Huawei Samsung, £21.21, from Austeam notes the following:
- New MacBook Pro 12-inch 13.3inch ,It does support 15″ Macbook at a reduced charging rate depending on CPU usage. (and will charge the computer when in standby mode) with Type-C Port 2016 or later, Macbook Air 2018, iPad Pro 2018
100W 90W 87W 65W 45W USB Type-C Charger For Macbook Asus Lenovo ThinkPad Xiaomi Pro 5V 9V 12V 15V 20V Max 5A USB C Charger 100W (same as warning -Austeam), £21.21
100W 87W 65W 45W Type C PD Fast Charger USB C Power Laptop Adapter for Macbook Pro 12 13 Huawei Matebook HP DELL XPS Xiaom i Air, (same as warning -Austeam), £21.21
The three Austeam items have some reviews which state:
- Charges once (or a few times) and then dies
- Gets hot, burning smell
- Thermal shutdown over 85W
- Reduced capacity over time (reduces to 52-60W)
- USB-C failure
- Amongst other issues
So while this seems like a good purchase, it could be flakey (as expected for the price)
There is also this, 105W Dual USB Type C Travel Charger Adapter with USB-C PD For Macbook XiaoMi HP Dell XPS iPhone 11 pro and most Type-c devices, which a dual USB-C port, with two USB-A, but limited capability:
- 2xUSB-A share 10W
- PD 30W and PD 65W
Even more ports
There are some 20 port (25A/125W) or a better, safer looking 20 port (although some reviews are bad (missing fan, ports dying, 20 port 20A/100W, 24 port 20A/100W and 60 port devices too! However, this seems to be rather extreme and possibly dangerous.
Small wall warts
There are other (smaller) multi-port USB chargers out there but they generally only offer 3 or 4 A max, across all ports, such as the 30W Quick Charge 3.0 USB Phone Charger 3 Ports Wall Charger with LED Digital Fast Charging.
The QC 3.0 fast charge port is 9V 2A, other 2 normal ports are 2A in each. While using this 2 ports together, it is 1A in each.
An exception is the Remax 5 port (3 x 1A, 1 x 2.1A, 1 x 2.4A) or the USB Charger ORICO 5-Port Wall Charger (40W/8A) for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Mobile Phones, Tablets, etc. – 1.2 m (White) or WOSUK 6 port 60W 12A
It is hard to tell whether this is QC3.0 or PD: Juice 3.1A Dual 2xUSB-C & 2xUSB Port Fast Charger For Samsung/Apple/MacBook Pro, £16.99. Product page, Quad Juice, 4 port mains adapter, 3.4Amp. It is unlikely to be QC 3.0 as the currents are too high.
- USB-C Output 1: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A. 15V/3A (45W Total)
- USB-C Output 2 + 2x USB A Port: 5V/3.4A (17W Total)
More XTAR supplies
This weird spammy page, XRAR — EU4 -64W 4port LCD USB-C FAST CHARGER WITH QC 3.0, shows an unusual XTAR device, which is, in fact, the EU2:
There is also a lookalike to the EU2, which has one PD USB-C port. 5, 9, 12 and 15 V @ 3A and 20 V @ 2.25 A. These outputs are identical to the USB-C port of the EU4.
On this AliEXpress page, it is listed as the PD45II-EU: XTAR ST2 Fast Charger 30MIN Full Charged Type-C USB Charger QC3.0 PD45II Adapter Wall Charging 20700 21700 18650 Battery Charger $25.91+$5.57 (discounted from US $53.98)
I am unable to find the Xtar product page on the Xtar site.
U1 Six-U – Discontinued 6 port
XTAR product page: SIX-U U1 45W 6-Port USB Charger
- DE NK202 Xtar U1 SIX-U USB Charger Hub 6 Ports Independent Channels of 2,4A, 26.99 EURO
- Xtar 6 Port USB 5V Charging Hub Charger 45W 9A iPhone iPad Tablet 2.4A U1 Six-U, £19.99
- Model: U1
- Power: 45W
- Input: 100-240V, 1.05A 50-60Hz
- Output voltage: 5V — 9A (each 2.4A max)
Single QC 3.0
XTAR product page: QC3.0 Fast Charging Adapter – DBS15Q
5V @ 3A, 9 V @ 2A and 12 V @ 1.5 A
4U – 4 port USB
XTAR product page: 4U 27W 4-Port USB Charger
- Travel Charger 4xUSB Port 5V 2.4A 27W Type C Desktop Adapter Fast Charge XTAR, £16.56,
- Xtar 4U 27W 4 Port USB Charger Rapid Smart Energy-Saving Portable HUB – UK Stock, £13.89
1 x 2.4 A and 3 x 1 A
4U 27W 4-Port USB Charger
- Beauty outside quality inside.
- Max 2.4A fast charging speed
- Charge 4 USB devices say goodbye to countless adapters
- High efficiency with US DOE VI standard
- Durable nickle-planted all-copper USB ports
- 100V-240V AC input ideal for international travel
- Beautiful shape delicate design
The XTAR EU4 has already been discontinued… why? Was there a high failure rate? As QC4.0 is already out there, is this supply already outdated? However, the reviews were all good (at least, I haven’t found a negative review which states that the EU4 was dangerous). The last seller that I found was crodex.outdoor, with this listing XTAR EU4 64W 4-Port LCD Fast Charging USB Type C Compact Charger With QC3.0 and they had units available until around October 2020 for $39.95. It had favourable feedback listed on this page, such as :
Awesome product pity they are not making them anymore
Great device perfect for my needs
Excellent charger and always been buying the brand
If you are more concerned about the number of ports available then other devices are probably more suited for you.
However, if you are more concerned with the the fully functionality of the ports and are less worried about the sheer number of ports, then the XTAR is probably the safer option.
Can the XTAR provide 2×2.4A simultaneously?
Is PD tied to USB-C? Surely not as it is just a connector definition. However, many USB-C are PD and not QC3.0 except for the 8 port 68W charger, which labels its USB-C port as PD but is really QC3.0 functionality.
The EU4 seems to be a combination of the PD45II-EU (C451C), EU2 and the DBS15Q.
The 4 port 61W QC and PD no brand seems like a good fully featured bet, and comparable to the XTAR
The AUKEY 6 port seems like a good bet too, if you don’t need the USB-C PD and can live with shared power across the ports
The 8 port 68W seems acceptable too, if you don’t mind the 50W limit across the USB-A ports
The BetterLine 100W (or its clones) seems a like-for-like alternative to the EU4, with full 5A PD capabilty, but has a number of defective units
The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 seems to be the way to go for the full PD experience.
Orico are also a good Thai brand, i.e. Orico 5 port usb charger CSE-5U. Not sre of the prices though. There is an Orico shop in Fortune Town.
Also, in Fortune Town there is a shop selling AUKEY 6 and 5 ports (B$1490 and B$1290 respectively), or B$890 for the 2 port QC3.0 charger.
Anker vs AUKEY
There was a comment or review, on one of the (Amazon) links above, stating that either Anker was better than AUkey (or maybe it was the other way around – I can’t quite recall). There is this link (which admittedly is on the Anker forum), which seems to suggest that while they are both very similar Anker seems to be the better product, http://community.anker.com/t/anker-vs-aukey/3412.