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Misleading description - will not charge two iPads simultaneously at high speed
on 18 September 2013
This will replace many chargers with one and it will charge two ipads. But it will not do that at high speed, as claimed, because it does not deliver enough current to do that.
PortaPow have released a new higher-current charger to address this - the PortaPow PowerStar USB Mains Charger.
If you want something compact and easy to replace lots of chargers, the PortaPow 2.5A Quad might be what you need.
If however you want to charge 2-3 tablets at maximum speed, don't buy this one.
If you are interested, this is the reason: the PortaPow Quad cannot deliver more than 2.5 Amps. If you have two iPads and want them to charge as quickly as possible, then initially they need about 2.1 Amps each. The Quad only gives them about 1.2 Amps - enough to charge them, but not what a proper iPad charger delivers.
PortaPow and Amazon use the words 'high speed' loosely (I'd say it's misleading). I think the correct text on the item description would be:
4 USB sockets - charges two iPads simultaneously but at a slower speed than a proper iPad charger.