Anker has just unveiled the new generation of its proprietary PowerIQ fast-charging chips in the form of the PowerIQ 3.0. These new chips make the USB-C ports on Anker’s chargers and portable batteries compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Power Delivery, enabling them to charge virtually any USB-C device at its fastest possible speed.
The Anker PowerPort+ Atom III (Two Ports) is the first wall charger powered by PowerIQ 3.0. It can output a total of 60W via its USB-A and USB-C ports. Like other entries in the Atom series, it uses GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors instead of silicon. This allows for a significantly reduced size compared to traditional chargers—15% smaller than a MacBook 60W stock charger.
The PowerPort+ Atom III (Two Ports) will be available in the UK at the end of May, priced at £44.99.
“The fast-charging capability of mobile devices is now faster than ever thanks to USB-C, but the
industry continues to get fragmented due to manufacturers choosing different fast-charging
protocols for their products, which creates confusion,” said Steven Yang, CEO of Anker
“With PowerIQ 3.0, we’ve created a new generation of chargers and batteries that
can communicate with all of these protocols, allowing them to identify and fast-charge any
device. For the first time, consumers only need to rely on one charger to charge all of their
PowerPort+ Atom III (Two Ports) Product Specifications:
- Total Wattage: 60W
- Input: 100 – 240V ~ 1.8A 50 – 60Hz
- USB-C PowerIQ 3.0 Output: 5V ⎓ 2.4A / 9V ⎓ 3A / 15V ⎓ 3A / 20V ⎓ 2.25A
- USB-A PowerIQ 2.0 Output: 5V ⎓ 2.4A / 9V ⎓ 1.66A / 12V ⎓ 1.25A
- Dimensions: 2.67” × 2.71” × 1.10”
- GaN Semiconductors