Anker Launches New 30W Nano 3 USB-C Charger and Bio-Based Charging Cables

Popular accessory brand Anker today is announcing a pair of charging accessories, led by a new 511 Nano 3 USB-C charger using the company's latest GaN technology. The Nano 3 packs 30 watts of charging power into a package that's just barely larger than Apple's paltry 5-watt USB-A charger and 70% smaller than Apple's 30-watt USB-C charger.

anker nano 3 charger cable
Equipped with folding prongs for travel portability and protection, the Nano 3 is available in five color options: black, white, blue, green, and purple. It also includes Anker's ActiveShield 2.0 technology to intelligently monitor temperature and adjust charging output to prevent overheating. With PowerIQ 3.0 and Programmable Power Supply (PPS) support, it delivers optimized fast charging to a range of devices.

The Anker Nano 3 charger launches today on Amazon with a normal price of $22.99 in the United States, but there is a 10% launch discount good through September 19.

anker nano 3 apple chargersLeft to right: Apple 30W USB-C charger, Anker Nano 3 30W USB-C charger, Apple 5W USB-A charger

To complement the Nano 3, Anker is also launching new eco-friendly color-matched USB-C to Lightning and USB-C to USB-C cables in 3-foot and 6-foot lengths.

Engineered to stand up to over 20,000 bends in the lab, the new Anker 541 Lightning and 543 USB-C cables claim an industry-first eco-friendly design with the cable exteriors made of 40% bio-based materials derived from plants like corn and sugarcane. A color-matched cable wrap made of the same material also helps keep the cable tidy. Finally, the cables use 90% less plastic in their packaging with a pulp-based inner tray and 100% recyclable packaging paper with soy ink printing.

The 541 USB-C to Lightning cable is MFi certified, and when paired with a sufficiently powerful charger like the Nano 3, it can charge an iPhone 13 from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. The 543 USB-C to USB-C cable features E-Marker chips to allow for communication between connected devices and chargers and supports up to 100 watts of charging power.

The new bio-based cables are also launching today with the 541 Lightning versions priced at $18.99 for a 3-foot cable and $21.99 for a 6-foot cable and the 543 USB-C versions priced at $16.99 (3-foot) and $19.99 (6-foot). Black and white versions have a 10% launch discount good through September 19.

Anker will also be selling bundles of the Nano 3 with the matching 6-foot USB-C to Lightning cable for $37.99, but only in white and purple, with the white version seeing a 10% launch discount through September 19.

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Top Rated Comments

exoticSpice Avatar
23 months ago
Anker is one of those brands you just trust.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reallynotnick Avatar
23 months ago

I don’t understand their math. Shouldn’t a 30w charger be 6 times faster than a 5 watt charger?
Devices only pull max wattage when they are near empty, they then slow down as they approach full to protect the battery. So the math becomes a bit odd as the power draw changes over time.

Also iPhones can't pull 30w no matter how empty they are and each model differs a bit:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sydnxt Avatar
23 months ago
Apple really needs to redesign all chargers to be this compact; I'm sure they could make them small and keep the swappable region prongs.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrRom92 Avatar
23 months ago
Anker’s previous iteration of the most basic “nano” charger only topped out at 20w, right? As did the iPhone’s advertised fast charging wattage?

Maybe they are expecting the new iPhones will be able to take advantage of 30w charging.

I’m betting they will eventually be bringing out “Nano Pro” chargers in colors to match the new iPhones as well. I hope they don’t get rid of the Sierra blue one though.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AirunJae Avatar
23 months ago
I just really like and appreciate what Anker does in the charging space. It's the company I always recommend to anyone looking for decently priced and reliable charging bricks and cables.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikethemartian Avatar
23 months ago
Crude oil also comes from plants.
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