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PortaPow Fast Charger for Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Galaxy Note, Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)


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  • If you have purchased a powerful mains or car USB charger but find that it charges your Apple or Android device slowly or not at all when using a normal USB cable, this adapter will most likely solve the problem.
  • Follows the 'Dumb USB' specification' - get the full power from a computer/TV USB socket, mains or car USB charger. Your device will not enter 'data transfer' mode so there is no risk of data hacking / viruses when charging from an unknown USB socket.
  • PC or TV USB sockets and many other chargers will only charge Apple and Micro USB devices at 0.5A with a normal data cable, this allows charging at 1A or more - twice as fast.
  • This 'universal' version works with most USB charging devices including iPhones. iPods are not compatible, iPads will charge at a max of 1A, approx half maximum speed.

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 18 g
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  • Item model number: PortaPow Fast Charge Adaptor
  • ASIN: B00GC4AJOU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Oct 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

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This converter will allow you to charge your Apple, Android or other smartphone or tablet at high speed from any USB socket, even if the charger was not originally designed for your device. Simply plug your USB cable into one end, and the other end into a USB socket. It works on the same principle as our best selling Fast Charge Micro USB and Fast Charge Apple Cables, but this handy little adaptor allows you to use any good quality USB cable. If you've bought a powerful car or mains USB charger but find your device charges slowly, this adapter will most likely solve the problem. Devices such as Blackberry smartphones or the Sony PS Vita do not charge from many USB chargers, this adaptor fixes that.

It is not compatible with the Asus Transformer, or Samsung Galaxy Tab / Note models which use the wide shape connector. iPads on iOS7 or higher will charge at a max of 1A.

The adaptor is labelled as a 'fast charge only' on the casing, so anyone will know what it does straight away.

This adaptor will not increase charging speed if -

1) Your device is already charging at the max speed it supports (usually the same speed as from its original charger)

2) Slow charging is because you're using a low quality USB Cable

3) Slow charging is because you're using an under powered USB charger/socket.

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Box Contains

USB Adapter


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly useful 11 April 2014
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
I got this to trick my ridiculously finicky Galaxy S3 into charging properly from car chargers which it does. What has surprised me is how useful it is to be able to plug a device into a USB port to charge without the PC trying to connect to it. Now a permanent addition to my accessories kit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definite improvement in chargingof bet speed 17 Mar 2014
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
I have been testing this device charging 2 batteries in a Galaxy S3 using a standard PC USB2 port using the original samsung data cable and there has been a definite improvement of charge speed of approximately one third. Not dramatic, but definitely better than without.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Charger 20 Feb 2014
By A. Camilleri HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
This PortaPow is a no nonsense, effective fast charger adapter which simply gets the job done. It blocks data transfer between the connected device and the computer.

Some devices show "not charging" when connected to a USB port. This little adapter has addressed those issues, as it uses the full potential of the port to deliver charging. As stated in the description the unit being charged does not enter in mass storage device or trigger iTunes when connected to a computer, and this is beneficial for various reasons mainly:
1. The computer will not have to search for drivers every time a peripheral is attached
2. Charging an iOS device which is synchronized to another computer (You will not be asked whether you want to sync with current computer)
3. Viruses cannot get into device being charged. Trouble free charging.

Many a time I find that my phone or tablet are nearly dead prior to going out, and again this charger comes to the rescue. The PortaPow makes for faster charging thus minimising precious time.
And the red colour makes it so much easier to find in those panic situations :)

Highly recommended
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:Universal
This little adaptor is exactly what I needed to allow me to fast charge fussy devices using their original power cables with some third party chargers. It's a useful addition to your USB toolkit.

A good example is trying to charge many android phones from Apple power supplies. They don't always charge at full speed as Apple power supplies do not follow the 'USB battery charging specification', instead using Apple's proprietary standard. This adaptor makes the device think that the charger follows the 'USB battery charging specification', so it will charge quickly. You'll need to make sure your charger is capable of a high current otherwise you won't see any benefit.

It has a useful second purpose too - as it blocks data transfer you can connect your smartphone to an untrusted data port to charge it and you know that data cannot be transferred from your phone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally can charge my iPad Air from a PC! 30 April 2014
By Grant Ramsay VINE VOICE
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
This was bought in the hope of charging my iPad Air from my PC USB port, and it comes through with flying colors.
The iPad will charge happily from any Mac or Macbook USB port but will NOT from an equivalent PC (will not even charge from a Macbook running windows under Bootcamp, way to go Apple).

However - add this little thing between PC and your standard cable and the iPad now charges perfectly. Not sure yet how the charge time compares to that through Apple hardware or the dedicated charger, but the fact that it even lets me charge now is the perfect result.
Note that you will not get any data transfer though (which is a bonus on it's own since the iPad will not be detected by windows).

The device itself is very small so can be carried anywhere, about the size of one of those old USB to PS2 converters we used to have for mice, and seems of pretty robust make.

What an excellent buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It just works 7 Mar 2014
By G33K
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
Reduces charge time noticeably. Works with my Android (samsung) and my friends iPhone 5C. Well worth it and as a add-on item, even more of a bargain.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works as described 14 Jan 2014
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
Have only used it a few times but it has worked well and fast. I'm sure that when I need to charge my phone in the office fast with a bog standard cable it'll same some time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PortaPow Fast Charger 15 Feb 2014
Size Name:Universal|Verified Purchase
Having used an assortment of chargers that ought to cope with charging BlackBerry phones but often getting a message from the phone that the charger (that worked fine last time) wasn't suitable I thought I would give this a go (cheap enough to try it out), so far it seems to do the trick and I've had no complaints from the phones since.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This WORKS!
Great little tool and works well.
Published 14 hours ago by Andy Barratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well.
Despite using genuine Apple cables, I was unable to charge either the kid's iPad 2 or my iPad Air using the USB port in my car. Read more
Published 23 days ago by VJ
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work with my PS Vita and USB mains plug
I bought this to use with a PS Vita, going into in a 5-socket USB mains plug that outputs different ampages, depending on the socket. Read more
Published 27 days ago by CaptainSpaceCat
5.0 out of 5 stars Fixed my problem with Playstation Vita.
Firstly, please read the product description carefully before you buy. The one star reviews seem to be exclusively from people who have misunderstood the purpose of the product. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Eoin O' Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy when you're stuck.
I often travel on trains where plug sockets can be a commodity. The adapter definitely does increase the charging speed so I no longer have the dilemma of charging my phone or... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gurdeep Briah
4.0 out of 5 stars Works as advertised .. useful
It worked! Although I was suspicious, it allowed me to successfully charge my iPad 3 from a non-Apple charger at comparable speed, this allowed me to reduce the number of chargers... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steve Cobrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the extra boost an iPad wants. For charging only, NOT for...
It works beautifully for adding the extra juice needed to charge an iPad via a USB port. It will not allow data transfer, but for charging at better than snails pace, it fits the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by M Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd have bought it a long time ago
The main reason for purchase was because my car stereo has a 1A USB socket, but using a USB lead only outputs 500mA and when using satnav on my phone, it was still eating away at... Read more
Published 2 months ago by rich_a
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little product
Good for fast charge does exactly what is says on the tin. Well worth the money. Saves time when time is short
Published 2 months ago by krisies
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work as advertised
I purchased this to speed up charging of my iPad, as advertised, but when I try charging using this, it will jot charge at all.
Published 2 months ago by Mark Davey
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