Anker PowerWave+ loading pad
Anker offers with the PowerWave+ charging pad a QI-compliant, wireless charging station, which also offers space for an Apple Watch. We have tested the Anker PowerWave+ charging pad and draw a conclusion.
what’s the big deal?
The Anker PowerWave+ charging pad itself is operated with a micro-USB port, normally USB-C would have been nicer, but since you usually don’t unplug the plug that often, it doesn’t really matter.
The scope of delivery includes a suitable cable and an 18 Watt power supply unit. The cable is well manufactured, typical for Anker, and the power plug supports current fast-charging standards.
The charging pad itself is made of plastic, on the left side is the QI charge field, on the right is the mounting option for the Apple Watch charging cable.
With QI, the charging pad can charge compatible smartphones with a maximum of 10 watts, iPhones for example can only charge with 7.5 watts anyway.
The problem with the Apple WatchThere are many recharging docking stations, which also offer a possibility to recharge the Apple Watch. But often the buyers don’t realize that Apple has not sold a license to the manufacturers to produce a power supply for the Apple Watch. All in all, many docking stations that can be bought on the Internet are not officially compatible with the Apple Watch. The consequence is that no one can guarantee that recharging the Apple Watch will work as desired.
There are several reports on platforms such as Amazon, for example, that the Apple Watch of the respective buyer suddenly became extremely hot on the third or fourth recharge. The result may be that the battery is partially damaged. Such cases occur again and again.
Licensed docking stations with Apple Watch recharging option often cost more than 100 € and can be obtained from Apple itself, for example. However, Anker wanted to offer a docking station which does not have this problem, but at the same time is not too expensive.
The solution: Instead of an unofficial adapter, the Anker PowerWave+ charging pad allows you to install the Apple charging cable in the case.
For this purpose the housing of the charging pad can be opened at the bottom. The Magnetic Charging Adapter is inserted into a holder provided for this purpose, the cable is inserted into a small cable duct which has exactly the same length as the cable. At the end of the circumferential cable channel there is a USB-A port into which the cable can be easily plugged.
This way the Apple Watch can be recharged with this charging pad without having to worry that the Apple Watch might suffer.
In addition, the holder for the magnetic adapter can be rotated forward by 90 degrees, so that the watch can also be charged upright.
The Anker PowerWave+ charging pad is one of the few of its kind that offers a way to officially charge the Apple Watch, while at the same time smartphones can also be charged with the QI standard as desired. Since the cable and power supply are included, you can start charging right away. The only thing you have to pay attention to when working with a wireless charging system: If you don’t place the phone ideally in the middle, it may not charge. Otherwise, you can get a lot for relatively little money. From our side, a clear recommendation to buy.
- OPTIMAL LADEN: Das hochmoderne Chipset garantiert 7.5W Ladungen für iPhones!
- EXTREM KOMPAKT: Das Ladedock kann mühelos hoch- und heruntergeklappt werden, für den idealen Ladewinkel deiner Apple Watch.
- HÜLLEN-FREUNDLICH: Nie wieder an der Handyhülle hantieren müssen! PowerWave Technologien laden dein Handy mühelos, auch mit den massivsten Handyhüllen (bis zu 5mm).
- ZERTIFIZIERTE SICHERHEIT: Überladeschutz, Fremdkörpererkennung und Strahlenabschirmung in Kombination halten dich und deine Geräte in absoluter Sicherheit!
- WAS DU BEKOMMST: Ein PowerWave+ Ladepad mit Watch Ladedock, ein Quick Charge Netzteil, ein 90cm langes PowerLine Mikro-USB-Kabel, 18 Monate Garantie und immer freundlichen Kundenservice. (Original Apple Watch Ladekabel notwendig, nicht inklusive.)