Anker has always been at the forefront of mobile charging. The company continually makes advancements in the market to give users the best available technology at a competitive price. Anker again is moving the needle by bringing the latest in Gallium Nitride to its lineups with GaNPrime.

What is Gallium Nitride?

In the past, most chargers use a silicon-based conductor to charge devices. This led to a lack of efficiency as well as heat issues. GaN was announced a few years back and offers a much better solution using crystals as the semiconductor. These new GaN options created a higher threshold for heat, lower resistance, and higher charging speeds.

GaNPrime is the next generation

Anker is now taking that into a new age with GaNPrime and some proprietary additions. Anker is combining these new semiconductors with its PowerIQ 4.0 and ActiveShield 2.0 to produce its best charging solutions yet. With new mini-transformer tech, GaNPrime allows Anker flexibility to make devices up to 53% smaller.

PowerIQ is Anker’s proprietary chip management firmware that allows chargers to appropriate power to devices based on the capabilities of the device like the max power input your phone can take, or if it supports fast charging. PowerIQ 4.0 takes this a step further by allocating power every three minutes to each USB-C port based on need.

Anker says that this will be a great update for charging options that house multiple USB-C ports. Essentially, every three minutes the charger will adjust output to the device connected with the lowest charge. If you had two 67W Macbook Pros hooked up at the same time and one is at 75% and the other at 50%, the adapter would leverage PowerIQ to push a higher wattage to the 50% laptop while still charging both.

Along with improvements to PowerIQ, Anker is updating ActiveShield to 2.0 as well. This feature monitors your devices while charging to ensure temperature and heat are always under control at safe levels. Anker has increased the detection rate by 75% on GaNPrime devices and can monitor your connection up to 3 million times per day if needed.

GaNPrime is green

Anker states that GaNPrime is over 2% more efficient on AC to DC when compared to previous GaN charging. This leads to a unique metric of a 150W GaNPrime solution that could save enough power over a year to power all of Hawaii for a month according to Anker. Production of Anker’s GaNPrime semiconductors also cuts carbon emissions by 30% when compared to traditional silicon.

Future charging with GaNPrime looks promising

Anker will be ushering in this new technology over the next few months of 2022. We have high hopes that the outstanding track record of Anker’s previous GaN products will continue with GaN Prime. GaNPrime is a promising next evolution of charging devices and it’s no surprise Anker is leading the charge.

Anker 747 Charger (GaNPrime 150W)

Anker’s new flagship charger is the 747. This four-ported charger can simultaneously charge laptops and smaller accessories with PowerIQ 4.0 at the same time. It supports a total of 150W total to devices.

  • Multi-Device Fast Charging: Equipped with 3 USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and 150W total output to charge a laptop / iPhone / Apple Watch simultaneously.
  • PowerIQ 4.0 with Dynamic Power Distribution: An intelligent power-allocation algorithm automatically detects and adjusts voltage output of connected devices and shortens the overall charging time.
  • Ultra-Compact Design: As compact as an AirPods Pro with charging case or 38% smaller than an original MacBook Pro charger (140 W) for greater portability.
  • High-Speed: Charges a 16” MacBook Pro to 100% in just 1.7 hours and an iPhone 13 up to 3x faster than an original 5W charger.
  • A greener, more sustainable charger: If every household in the US used the 747 charger continuously for a year, it could save up enough electricity to power all of Hawaii for 1 month.
  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 3 USB-C & 1 USB-A
    • Power Per Ports: USB-C: 100W Max; USB-A: 22.5W Max;
    • Max. Output Power: 150W
  • Price: US – $109.99 Pre-order now on Anker.com and Amazon.com with shipments arriving Q3 of 2022.

Anker 737 Charger (GaNPrime 120W)

Next up is the 737 charger. Much like its larger sibling, this one can take on multiple devices at once and still make sure you get maximum charging. The 737 has a maximum output of 120W across one less USB-C with two total paired with a traditional USB-A.

  • Multi-Device Fast Charging: Equipped with 2 USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and 120W total output to charge a laptop, a smartphone, and even a smartwatch simultaneously.
  • PowerIQ 4.0 with Dynamic Power Distribution: An intelligent power-allocation algorithm automatically detects and adjusts the voltage output of connected devices and shortens the overall charging time.
  • Ultra-Compact Design: 39% smaller than an original MacBook Pro charger (96 W)
    High-Speed, Huge Compatibility: Charges a 16” MacBook Pro to 100% in just 1.5 hours and an iPhone 13 up to 3x faster than an original 5W charger.
  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 2 USB-C &1 USB-A
    • Power Per Ports: USB-C: 100W Max; USB-A: 22.5W Max;
    • Max. Output Power: 120W
  • Price: US – $94.99; available today on Anker.com and pre-order on Amazon (shipping Q3 from Amazon)

Anker 735 Charger (GaNPrime 65W)

As you might have guessed as the numerical value goes down, so do some of the specs. However, this just means that Anker has the needs of various consumers covered. Some may not have devices that require the extended number of ports or total output of the 747 or 737. Here the 735 can be a great option.

  • Multi-Device Fast Charging: Equipped with 2 USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and 65W total output to charge a laptop, a smartphone, and even a smartwatch simultaneously.
  • PowerIQ 4.0 with Dynamic Power Distribution: An intelligent power-allocation algorithm automatically detects and adjusts the voltage output of connected devices and shortens the overall charging time.
  • Ultra-Compact Design
  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 2 USB-C &1 USB-A
    • Power Per Ports: USB-C: 65W Max; USB-A: 22.5W Max;
    • Max. Output Power: 65W
  • Price: US – $59.99; available today on Anker.com and Amazon.com

Anker 733 Charger (GaNPrime PowerCore 65W)

The 733 might be my favorite in the new lineup. That’s because it’s essentially the 735 GaNPrime, but combined with a 10,000mAh battery pack inside. This offers both AC and DC output from the ports to get you juice on the go or while plugged in.

  • Multi-Device Fast Charging: 65W max output in charger mode, and 30W max output in battery mode. Charge a MacBook Pro in 50 minutes when used as a wall charger and charge an iPhone to 50% in 30 minutes when used as a power bank.
  • Ultra-Compact Design: small enough to easily fit in any backpack or bag and light enough to be taken on-the-go.
  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 2 USB-C & 1 USB-A
    • AC Input: 100-240V, 0.5A
    • AC Output: 65W
    • DC Output: 30W
  • Price: US – $99.99; available today on Anker.com with pre-orders on Amazon shipping Q3

Anker 727 Charger (GaNPrime 100W)

Anker isn’t just about compact chargers these days. It has also added some great powerstrips meant to be a bit more stationary in your workspace. The 727 GaNPrime is one such device. At 100W of total outputs with an array of ports, it’s an essential office addition you might be missing.

  • Multi-Device Fast Charging: Four ports allow for multiple device charging (2 USB-C, 2 USB-A) with high, 100W single-port fast charging (using USB-C).
  • Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Small: 50% thinner than traditional power strips; it truly is the perfect travel companion.
  • ActiveShield™ 2.0: Intelligently monitors temperature and adjusts power output to prevent overheating and safeguard connected devices. Compared to previous generations, ActiveShield 2.0 has an increased temperature detection frequency of 75%.
  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 2 AC & 2 USB-C & 2 USB-A
    • Max. Output Power: 100W
  • Price: US – $94.99; available today on both Anker.com and Amazon.com

Anker 615 Power Strip (GaNPrime 65W)

Lastly, is another small charging strip the Anker 615 Power Strip. This 65W max GaNPrime charger is super small and compact. It’s the perfect solution behind a nightstand or maybe your work desk.

  • Key Specs:
    • Output Ports: 1 AC & 2 USB-C & 1 USB-A
    • Max. Output Power: 65W
    • PowerIQ 3.0
    • 3-foot cord
  • Price: US – $69.99; available today on both Anker.com and Amazon.com
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