In recent years, phones and other electronic devices have quickly adopted the USB PD charging protocol as a unified charging standard. The demand for multi-port PD chargers is growing as we have more and more phones, tablets, Bluetooth headphones, and laptops on our desk. ANKER’s latest PowerPort Atom PD 4 charger may be a good solution for our hunger for quick charging ports, as it has a maximum of 100W PD and 2A2C four ports totally. Today, let’s take our hands on this brand new desktop charger.

I Unboxing

Classic ANKER package design featuring a clean white box with blue accents.

Patterned surface, nice touch.

Specifications on the back. Model: A2041. Weight (including AC cable): 447g (15.77oz). Size: 110*86*34mm (4.33*3.39*1.34in). Made in China. Input: 100-240V~ 2A 50-60Hz. Max output: 100W. USB-C output: 5V/3A、9V/3A、15V/3A、20V/5A. USB-A output: 5V/2.4A (max).

The power bank lays inside the blue paper tray.

Package contents: charger, figure-8 power cord, Velcro cable tie, foam tape, user manual, warranty card, qualification certificate, and list of hazardous substances in electronic products.

A foam tape to position the charger on the desktop or on the wall.

A high quality figure-8 power cord.

The ANKER PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W charger is made of flame-retardant plastic with glossy piano paint process, offering a delicate touch.

Rounded corners bring nice hand-feel.

The output panel is light gray with a matte finish. It has 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, commonly known as 2A2C configuration. They are all in signature Anker blue color with protocol lettering on the top. There is a ring-shaped power indicator on the left, which emits blue light when the power is turned on.

Four ports plugged at the same time.

Figure-8 power input port.

Non-slip rubber pads.

Specifications. Input: 100-240V~ 2A 50-60Hz. USB-C output: 5V/3A、9V/3A、15V/3A、20V/5A. USB-A output: 5V/2.4A (max). Max output: 100W. Designed by ANKER. Made in China.

Compared to the Apple 87W PD charger.

Compared to a 1 Yuan RMB coin.

It weighs 373.1g (13.2oz).

II Review

1. Charging protocols test

With ChargerLAB Power-Z KT001 USB Power Monitor, we know that its USB-C port supports USB PD protocol and USB-DCP-5V-1.5A.

The two USB-C ports are the same.

With ChargerLAB Power-Z KT001 USB Power Monitor, we know that its USB-A port supports Apple 2.4A charging protocol.

The two USB-A ports are the same.

2. PDO reading

PDO information reveals its USB-C port is capable of PD2.0 quick charging output in 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, and 20V/5A.

The two USB-C ports share the same PDO reading.

III ChargerLAB conclusion

The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W offers great versatility and ample power by providing 2 USB-C ports and 2 USB-A ports to cover a wide range of charging needs for devices including phones, tablets and laptops. Its minimalistic design blends perfectly into almost every desktop set-ups.

Source: chongdiantou



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