Don’t be fooled by the fact that Anker’s newest charger is nearly the same size as a “traditional” iPhone plug.
One of the most well-known manufacturers of mobile charging accessories, Anker, is scaling back on product development this time around. The new 511 (Nano 3) charger is comparably little, about the size of a USB-C to wall outlet adaptor, though obviously, it is more than simply a connector.
As if its apparent mobility (and the fact that the plug can be folded in to save a little more space) weren’t enough, Anker claims the Nano 3 gives “optimum charging speeds” to any device (even certain laptops) that are USB-C compliant.
Using Samsung’s Programmable Power Supply (PPS) for Super Fast Charging, the Nano 3 is said to be able to charge some (unnamed) iPhone models to 50% in around 30 minutes.
In spite of its rapid charging capabilities, the Nano 3 has additional features. It also includes safeguards right out of the box. Although compact, it employs Anker’s ActiveShield 2.0, which monitors charging temperatures and automatically reduces output if necessary, according to the manufacturer.
Currently, you can purchase the Anker 511 (Nano 3) in one of five distinct colors for $22.99. However, this price just includes the charger and not any further accessories. If you don’t already have a USB-C cable or need to replace your current one, you’ll have to buy one in addition to the charger (or pay an extra $37.99 for the bundle, with fewer color options).
What Are GaN Chargers?
When compared to other charging options, GaN chargers seem like a waste of money. GaN chargers are advantageous in two ways: they save space and provide rapid energy to your gadgets.
Galium nitride, or GaN, is a low-heat-emission semiconductor material. GaN chargers can safely pack more components into a smaller space thanks to this quality. Due to this, chargers may be made much more compact.
Faster charging is another benefit of gallium nitride’s enhanced ability to conduct energy. In addition to their enhanced charging capabilities, most GaN chargers also boast a higher power.
To further develop its GaNPrime rapid charging technology, Anker has collaborated with industry leaders Infineon, Navitas, Innoscience, and Southclip. These collaborations have allowed Anker to develop faster chargers than are generally available on the market.
What We Love About the New Anker GaN Prime Chargers
Although there is a wide range of items available in the new Anker GaNPrime series, we will focus on the Anker 737 120W Charger. The large chargers that came with your MacBook or Dell laptop have been replaced with this compact and efficient alternative.
In addition to being able to charge three devices at once, and taking up less space than those bulky square chargers, this one is also half the size.
GaNPrime chargers, also created by Anker, modify their power output according to the device they are charging. This eliminates any concerns about supplying too much power and perhaps damaging the battery.
In conjunction with Anker’s Active Shield 2.0, which monitors your device’s temperature to prevent overheating, you have a reliable charger for any device that supports it. In addition to the 747 and 735 Chargers, Anker also offers similar models.