Anker Bumps Its Tiny Anker Nano USB-C Power Adapter Up to 20W [Updated]

Popular accessory brand Anker today is launching its latest diminutive charger, a 20W Anker Nano that packs fast-charging power into a tiny wall adapter.

anker nano 20w piq3Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The new Anker Nano, priced at $19.99, is an updated version of the previous PowerPort III Nano, raising the power from 18 watts to 20 watts to match the wattage of the fast charger Apple is launching alongside the new iPad Air. But even with the higher wattage, the Anker Nano with USB-C is roughly the same size as Apple's barebones 5-watt USB-A charger.

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With it looking more and more like Apple won't be including a charger in the box with the iPhone 12 lineup, users will be looking at their charging options, whether it be existing chargers around the house or new chargers from Apple or third parties. The Anker Nano is capable of charging an iPhone to around 50% in just 30 minutes, and similar performance should be anticipated with the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup.

Anker has variants of the Anker Nano available for the US, UK, and EU markets, and with the new ‌iPhone‌ right around the corner, Anker has put together a "survival kit" of recommended accessories to help users get the most out of their charging setups.

In addition to the 20W Anker Nano that offers an extremely portable solution for fast charging a single device, Anker's 60W PowerPort III offers a pair of USB-C ports to charge two devices such as a combination of ‌iPhone‌, iPad, and smaller Mac notebook models simultaneously. It also comes with interchangeable prongs for US, UK, and EU outlets.

And for connecting your devices to the chargers, Anker offers its PowerLine III USB-C to USB-C cable for charging your Mac notebook, iPad Pro, or the upcoming ‌iPad Air‌ and its high-end braided PowerLine+ III USB-C to Lightning cable for charging your ‌iPhone‌ or a lower-end ‌iPad‌. For those looking for a cheaper Lightning option, there's also Anker's Powerline II USB-C to Lightning cable.

Update: This article originally stated that the new Anker Nano was a gallium nitride (GaN) adapter, but Anker has since clarified that this is not the case.

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Top Rated Comments

MichaelQ Avatar
21 months ago
Um..... what iPhone is that exactly ??
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bodonnell202 Avatar
21 months ago

I dont trust these chargers. Im always afraid they'll spontaneously combust or fry my battery.
I’m scared of some of the no name stuff out there, but Anker makes quality products and I use them all the time (over Apple cables and chargers even).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
21 months ago
of course this happened right after i got my 18w yesterday
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
21 months ago

Same here. Are Anker chargers UL listed?
I know at least some of them are. I don’t know if all of them are. I have a pile of Anker AC adapters (chargers), external batteries, and cables, and all of them have been uniformly great - they’re pretty much the only brand I’ll trust for this stuff other than Apple itself.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
manu chao Avatar
21 months ago

It's good that accessory makers coming up with the fast chargers. But, what is the toll its gonna take on the longevity of the batteries on the phones?
Everything is a compromise. But if you are as obsessive as I am, you can opt to use the slowest possible charger to charge your phone overnight and use the fast chargers only if you need a quick top-up during the day if, eg, you need to rush out of the house again.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bodonnell202 Avatar
21 months ago

Same here. Are Anker chargers UL listed?
Yes, they are.

Edit: or at least some of them are. Not sure if they all are or not.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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