Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000mAh Charger Review

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000mAh Charger Review
9 Total Score

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  • USB wall charger and 5000mAh power bank in one
  • 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at the same time
  • Smart device detection makes the power bank compatible with phones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, etc

Anker’s PowerCore Fusion gives you the best of both worlds: a portable 5000mAh power bank that also functions as a USB wall charger… that charges itself!

Performance

Normally, it is not possible charge a power bank and use the power bank to charge your phone at the same time. This typically puts a lot of strain on the battery cells and shortens the life of the power bank. The Anker PowerCore Fusion has special circuitry to safely handle both tasks by first charging the devices connected to the Fusion, then charging the Fusion itself.

The Anker PowerCore Fusion can charge both smartphones and tablets at full speed.  When plugged into an AC outlet, the Fusion can output 2.1 amps total.  If you plug in two items, that 2.1 amps is split between the two ports, so each would get about 1 amps max.

When not plugged into a wall outlet, the built-in 5000mAh power bank can output 3 amps total, so you could charge a smartphone (1 amp) and tablet (2 amps) at the same time at full speed.

Capacity

The 5000mAh capacity can recharge most smartphones up to 1.5 times.  It will only partially charge an iPad (about 40%).

Design

The PowerCore Fusion features a rectangle design with a black, matte finish.  If you’re OCD about fingerprints, you’ll be happy to know that fingerprints are not an issue with the Fusion’s exterior.

There are two full-sized USB output ports that you can connect your existing charging cables to to power up your devices.  There is also a Micro USB input port so you can charge the Fusion like a traditional power bank.

The AC power prongs are foldable which makes this charger ideal for travel.

Size

The official product dimensions are 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches.  The convenience of the built-in AC charger comes at the cost of a larger size, making the Fusion significantly larger than many other 5000mAh power banks.  But when you figure in the fact that you do not need to carry a separate AC wall charger and cable, the larger size if a fair compromise.

Safety

The PowerCore Fusion features the standard “Multi-Protect” safety system offered on most Anker products.  This includes protections against overcharging, overheating and surges.

9 Total Score
Great

The Anker PowerCore Fusion is a 2-in-1 devices that features a 5000mAh power bank and a built-in wall charger. It excels at both tasks: when plugged into the wall, it will charge your connected devices and then charges itself. When not near an outlet, the built-in 5000mAh power bank provides about 1.5 charges to your smartphone.

Performance
10
Capacity
8
Design
9.5
Size
8
Safety
9.5
PROS
  • USB wall charger and 5000mAh power bank in one
  • 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at the same time
  • Smart device detection makes the power bank compatible with phones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, etc
CONS
  • Somewhat large size for 5000mAh
  • Will not fully recharge an iPad

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 Portable Charger and Wall Charger, AC Plug with 5000mAh Capacity, PowerIQ Technology, For iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung Galaxy and More

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Features

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 20 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.
  • The Ultimate 2-in-1 Charger: A hybrid high-capacity portable battery and dual-port wall charger in one sleek package.
  • High-Speed Charging: In the wall or on-the-go, Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies ensure that all devices receive their fastest possible charge. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
  • Charge-and-Go: Charge your device and PowerCore Fusion's internal battery via a wall outlet, then take it with you for up to 3 phone charges-any place, any time. Boasts a foldable plug to ensure maximum portability.
  • What You Get: PowerCore Fusion 5000, travel pouch, welcome guide, our 18-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service.
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