AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Hub Review : USB-C, multi-charging from a single socket

Chris Burns - May 25, 2016, 3:38 pm CDT
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AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Hub Review : USB-C, multi-charging from a single socket

Today we’re having a look at Qualcomm’s own Quick Charge 3.0 as used in two new AUKEY products: the Amp Type-C 5-Port Charging Station and the QC 3.0 Dual-Port Car Charger. If you’re in search of a set of USB-C compatible charging devices for your next-generation Android devices – HTC 10 and LG G5 included – these pieces of equipment are ready to roll. We’ve got our hands on both this week to give them the once-over for our many Quick Charge 3.0 devices, all part of the new wave.

USB-C QC 3.0 Hub

The hub we’ve got here is just the latest in a long line of such hubs sold by AUKEY attached to masses of praise and high ratings. You’ll find it listed as a USB C & Quick Charge 3.0 AUKEY Amp 5-Port Charging Station, and the box includes the 5-port wall charger, wall plug, and a 3.3-foot USB-C to C cable.

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You’ll be able to connect your latest-generation USB-C devices to this device for Quick Charge 3.0 quickness. This charging hub is also safeguarded against excessive current for when your phone can’t handle the flow – if they’re too old to have Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities, that is – so no worries.

Of note – the four USB-A ports (in green) output 2.4A power while the USB-C port (connected then with the cord in the box) outputs Quick Charge 3.0 levels of power – they aren’t ALL QC 3.0, just the one.

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Thus far we’ve seen no difference in charging speeds between this hub and the chargers that come with devices like the HTC 10 and the LG G5 – even when the other ports are in use, believe it or not.

This accessory will cost you a cool $43 USD wherever fine AUKEY products are sold.

Car Charger

The Quick Charge 3.0 AUKEY Dual-Port Car Charger isn’t specifically made for USB-C, but still works with the lot. You’ve got two ports here, made for those of you that have more than one device to charge in a vehicle at once – one of which does not have to be Quick Charge 3.0 compatible. One port is a Quick Charge 3.0 port, the other is an AiPower Adaptive Charging port with dedicated 2.4A output.

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Both ports have built-in safeguards to protect devices against overheating due to higher current than needed.

Inside the box you’ll find a AUKEY CC-T7 Car Charger and a standard 3.3ft Micro-USB cable. You can find this car charger wherever AUKEY products are sold for right around $25 USD.


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