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[Amazon Canada] Anker Charger sale

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UltimateB wrote:
May 6th, 2019 11:00 pm
yeah, I read that and checked my charger and it's the A1540 model the article mentions and it should work. I tested again and it went from 18% to 53% in 20 mins. Sounds like it is working, even though I don't hear the double ding sound,
Yeah there’s an issue with double ding sound not always working. Also you will only notice the real fast charging from 0% to 50%. After that it slows down and then slows down even more after 80%.
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Soulsaber wrote:
May 6th, 2019 9:49 pm
Is there any difference between Anker and Aukey?
Aukey = junk. Anker = quality
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Looks like the Aukey one doesn't fold up, pretty sure the Anker one the plugs fold down so they don't get beat up when it's not plugged in.
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MFI USB-C lightning now available (still as pricey as Apple), use with 18W charger or higher and 50% charge in 1/2h for X, XS.
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Soulsaber wrote:
May 6th, 2019 9:49 pm
Is there any difference between Anker and Aukey?
One makes quality products and has great warranty. The other is a cheap knockoff. Just look at the name.
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Wow, great timing! I was this close to buying 2 of these for my Essential yesterday. I only realized recently I needed Power Delivery for it.
Thanks OP!
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timberland29 wrote:
May 6th, 2019 9:35 pm
My apple 29w power adapter fast charges both my iPhone X and iPad Pro 2018.

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208137
You're right, I did remember reading lack of PD was why they replaced the 29 with the 30, but clearly not the case. Wonder what is causing the issue for ultimate with his charger?
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vtse wrote:
May 6th, 2019 7:36 pm
Although cheaper, I highly recommend going with at least Anker cables if you don't want the official cables. I've never had any issues with their cables and they're still fairly affordable.

The reviews on this Actionpie brand is very questionable.
ICZ is quite good. It works with the Nintendo Switch as the others I've tried have not. Anker does too, obviously.
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Soulsaber wrote:
May 6th, 2019 9:49 pm
Is there any difference between Anker and Aukey?
Anker is good quality for the most part.

Aukey can be hit or miss. and there's stories of people complaining about their purchase, and offered refunds by Aukey if they remove their negative reviews.
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Soulsaber wrote:
May 6th, 2019 9:49 pm
Is there any difference between Anker and Aukey?
Anker was formed by some ex-Google engineers based in the States. Aukey is a Chinese company.

Chargers
Had an Anker wall charger failed during warranty. No hussle getting a replacement
Had an Aukey desktop charger failed during warranty. No hussle getting a replacement.

Usb A to microusb or lightning or usb-c cables
Anker and Aukey - none had failed
Monoprice - had 3 failed. No hussle getting lifetime replacements.

Personally (or psychologically) I trust Anker more. Though experience shows either is fine. For usb-a to usb-c cable, Anker was one of the first to come out with 56ohm resistor.
jagaur wrote:
May 7th, 2019 9:34 am
Looks like the Aukey one doesn't fold up, pretty sure the Anker one the plugs fold down so they don't get beat up when it's not plugged in.
I have an Aukey and does fold like the Anker.
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gbukacheski1 wrote:
May 7th, 2019 10:06 am
Wow, great timing! I was this close to buying 2 of these for my Essential yesterday. I only realized recently I needed Power Delivery for it.
Thanks OP!
The regular 2.4a @5v isn't that slow. I am still getting pretty good charge time.

QC often runs as charging slowly, and indeed slower than molasses. It still will be able to work, but I've had to plug and unplug a couple times to trigger the "charging rapidly" on essential phones. Good thing I use the magnetic cables, so the ports should be ok.

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