6 Best Multi-Port USB Chargers for Travel

6 Best Multi-Port USB Chargers for Travel


A USB charger is one of the most important travel accessories, especially when devices and gadgets do not run on battery for more than a day. Multi-port USB chargers for travel help you charge multiple devices and gadgets together. These are small devices, and the foldable pins mean they are easy to carry without the risk of scratching your laptop or phone.

While quite a few multi-port USB chargers are compatible with US power sockets, you may have to buy dedicated universal adapters if you are traveling internationally. Interestingly, a few companies do provide converters along with USB chargers.

So if you are looking for a one-in-all solution to charge your electronic gadgets and devices, here are some travel-friendly multi-port USB chargers you can buy. But before that,

1. Hootek Wall Plug

  • Number of ports: 3 | Power: N/A
  • Type of travel: Domestic

The Hootek Wall Plug is an attractive proposition since you get two wall adapters at an affordable price. These are standard USB wall chargers with three USB-A ports each. It’s small and measures just about 1.8-inch in height. Plus, they barely weigh 39 grams each.

The small form factor and the lightweight design mean you will have to sacrifice some features. And in this case, it’s the charging power. This USB charger can only deliver 5V/3.1A. While it’s not the best for your new-age smartphone, it’s good enough for charging earphones, smartwatches, rechargeable lights, or cameras.

The USB slots have enough spacing in between, and you should be able to plug-in various USB cords without any issues.

The Hootek wall plug doesn’t have foldable pins. However, the small form factor means you can throw it in your bag without worrying about size or weight. It’s compatible in the US, and you will need a Type G plug adapter if you are traveling to Europe or UK.

2. Anker 30W Fast Charger

  • Number of ports: 2 | Power: 30W
  • Type of travel: Domestic

When traveling, you can’t wait forever for your phone to charge. If that’s the case, you’ll need to look at the Anker 30W fast charger. It bundles a USB-C port and a USB-A port and can safely charge smartphones, compatible laptops, tablets, and smartwatches easily. The UBS-C port bundles PowerIQ tech and delivers up to 18W, while the USB-A port delivers up to 12W.

It’s small and measures just 2.5-inches. And yes, it comes with foldable pins as well. So yes, less fear of the pins scratching the surface of your laptop or tablet.

This Anker charger features international voltage compatibility and can work in the 100-240V range. As noted earlier, you may need a travel adapter to complete the circle.

The minimal design and voltage compatiblity helps this charger bag good reviews from travelers. It has more than 10,000 ratings on Amazon, with users appreciating its durability and charging power.

3. Spigen Arc Station Pro

  • Number of ports: 2 | Power: 40W
  • Type of travel: Domestic

Another small multi-port USB charger for domestic travel is the Spigen Arc Station Pro. This one is a GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger which contributes to its small form factor and fast charging. Plus, it’s a 40W charger and can effectively charge two devices together. The best part is that both the ports are USB-C, and you can get up to 20W each on each port.

Interestingly, you can get up to 30W when you use a single port. Spigen is known for its durable and safe products, and the Arc Station Pro is no different. And since it’s a GaN charger, it keeps it cool even when both ports are in use.

Lastly, it comes with the usual bells and whistles like foldable pins and a slim form factor. Again, it’s compatible with US power sockets, and you will need a portable Type G plug adapter if you travel to the UK, Dubai, or Hong Kong.

4. MINIX Turbo GaN Wall Charger

  • Number of ports: 3 | Power: 66W
  • Type of travel: International

The Minix Turbo charger takes things to a new level. It is a 66W charger and also packs three ports. Two of these ports are USB-C, while the remaining one is a USB-A port. The highlight of this travel charger is that it comes with EU and UK pin converters. So if you are traveling internationally, you can hook the required head, and that’s about it.

Again, it works in the universal voltage range of 100-240V, thereby making it perfect for international travel. In fact, quite a few users have appreciated this charger for its multiple ports and compatibility with international ports.

The power segregation is also clever. The two USB-C ports can provide up to 65W, while the USB-A port can deliver 36W. It’s small and compact and doesn’t weigh a ton.

5. INVZI USB-C Multiport Charger

  • Number of ports: 4 | Power: 100W
  • Type of travel: International

The INVZI 100W USB-C Multiport Charger doesn’t come with travel plugs like the one above. But the good news is that you can buy one the same from the company. And this ensures a snug fit. Like the ones above, it’s a compact travel charger and packs four USB ports, including three USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. It can deliver up to 100W of cumulative power.

The multiple ports make it ideal for charging smartphones, laptops, tablets, and even cameras when needed. The power segregation is also clever. Two USB-C can deliver up to 100W, and the third USB-C port can only deliver up to 20W. Lastly, the USB-A port delivers 18W.

The huge power output means that it’s a little expensive. However, it’s apt for international travel if you want to free several birds with one stone. Buy the INVZI travel adapter and pair it well with a robust USB-C cable to use it with most of your gadgets.

6. Anker GaN & PIQ 3.0 2-Port Type-C Charger

Lastly, we have the Anker GaN charger. This one is a 60W dual USB-C charger and comes with travel plugs for the EU and Asia. Again, this is a GaN charger, which means it isn’t too big and will be able to charge laptops and phones without running hot.

Given the power delivered and the additional accessories, the Anker GaN charger has a good value-to-price proposition. At the same time, it can fast-charge phones and laptops and makes for a great travel charger.

It packs the in-house PowerIQ 3.0 tech, and the company claims it can fully charge the 12-inch MacBook Pro in 2 hours.

Multi-Power

If you are looking for high-power delivering charger compatible with different travel plugs, the ones from Anker and MINIX charger are great picks. Despite being a little more expensive than their peers, but you need not buy more accessories.

However, if power is not much of a concern, you can buy conventional fast chargers like the Spigen ArcPro or the Anker wall adapter. And then pair it with the travel adapter as per the country you plan to visit.

Thirdly, you can invest in a dedicated universal travel adapter like the Newvanga Travel Adapter and bid your worries goodbye.





This post was written by Namrata Gogoi and was first posted to Guiding Tech

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