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.

anker nano 20w promo
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.

Tag: Anker

Top Rated Comments

MichaelQ Avatar
14 months ago
Um..... what iPhone is that exactly ??
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bodonnell202 Avatar
14 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
14 months ago
of course this happened right after i got my 18w yesterday
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
14 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
14 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
14 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)

Related Stories

nomad base station mini

Nomad Launches New Base Station Mini

Tuesday April 27, 2021 6:03 am PDT by
Nomad today announced the launch of the Base Station Mini, a new single-device charging option that's designed to power an iPhone, AirPods, or other Qi-enabled device. Designed to take up little space, Nomad says that the Base Station Mini is ideal for a night stand or desk. It's square shaped and not too much bigger than the AirPods, so it's useful for those who want a simple, space-saving...
anker nano ii series

Anker's Nano II USB-C Chargers Pack Up to 65W of Power in a Smaller Design

Monday May 24, 2021 9:00 am PDT by
Anker today is introducing a new set of gallium nitride (GaN) USB-C chargers that offer fast charging speeds for mobile devices in a design that's smaller than ever. The new Nano II line is available in 30W, 45W, and 65W versions, and Anker says it has improved the chips and internal layout of its chargers to deliver greater efficiency while generating less heat. The 30-watt charger measures ...
Anker magasfe feature 2

Deals: Anker's MagSafe-Compatible Wireless Charger Drops to $15.99 Today on Amazon

Wednesday February 24, 2021 6:04 am PST by
Anker today is discounting a collection of accessories on Amazon, centering around its own MagSafe-compatible charger. Anker's version of MagSafe, the PowerWave Magnetic Pad, is on sale for $15.99 when you clip the $5 on-page coupon and then enter the code ANKER2560 at checkout. As a point of comparison, Apple's first-party charger is currently $34.00 on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate ...
magsafe duo perspective feature

Deals: MagSafe Duo Charger Drops to $112.45 on Amazon ($16.55 Off)

Friday April 16, 2021 10:58 am PDT by
A new sale has hit Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger today on Amazon, now available for $112.45, down from $129.00. The MagSafe Duo includes a Lightning to USB-C cable, but not Apple's 20W USB-C Power Adapter. Note: 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. We have seen the...
anker sale 5

Exclusive Deals: Get Up to 52% Off Popular Anker Portable Batteries, Wireless Chargers, and Other Accessories

Tuesday May 18, 2021 8:15 am PDT by
Today we've partnered up with Anker to offer our readers a collection of new discount codes on wireless chargers, portable batteries, and wall chargers. In this sale you'll find up to 52 percent off select Anker accessories, with prices starting at just $17.99 for the company's MagSafe-compatible Magnetic Wireless Charger. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a...
anker sale mar 15

Exclusive Deals: Save Up to 25% on Anker's Portable Chargers, USB-C Accessories, and Lightning Cables

Monday March 15, 2021 8:47 am PDT by
We've partnered with Anker again this week, and in the new sale you have a chance to save up to 25 percent on Anker's wall chargers, portable chargers, wireless chargers, and Lightning cables. All sales require a discount code, which will expire on March 21. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which...
april 9 deals

Deals: Save on Anker Charging Accessories, Netgear's Orbi Mesh Router System, and More

Friday April 9, 2021 9:01 am PDT by
Today we're tracking a few discounts across various Apple-related accessories, starting with savings on Anker accessories like wireless chargers and other various charging devices. You'll also find ongoing deals on Apple's Magic Keyboard accessories, and a new Woot sale on Netgear's Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you...
magsafethumb

Deals: Apple's MagSafe Charger Hits New Low Price at $29.85 ($9 Off)

Monday May 10, 2021 6:04 am PDT by
Amazon today has dropped the price of Apple's MagSafe Charger to $29.85, down from $39.00. The previous best sale for the accessory was priced at $34.00 over the past few weeks, so Amazon's new deal is an all-time low price for the MagSafe Charger. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...
magsafe duo perspective feature

Deals: Save on Apple's MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger Accessories

Tuesday May 25, 2021 7:30 am PDT by
Today we're tracking a pair of deals on Apple's two MagSafe accessories, the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger. These sales can both be found on Amazon, and both are in stock and ready to ship out today. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
anker feb 2 deals

Exclusive Deals: Save on Anker's Best Wall Chargers, USB-C Cables, and Solar Powered Portable Chargers

Tuesday February 2, 2021 9:10 am PST by
We've teamed up with Anker again this month, with a new collection of discount codes marking down USB-C wall chargers, surge protectors, portable chargers, USB-C hubs, and a wireless charger. All discount codes in this sale will expire on Sunday, February 7. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which...