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01-15-2016, 13:07
I would say my gear is 95% ready to go for my Feb. 27th departure date but I'm still on the market for a good multi USB port wall charger. Here are the specs I'm looking for:

1. Decent charging speed for iphone 6/external battery pack
2. At least 2 USB ports so I can charge multiple devices simultaneously
3. Lightweight
4. Not bulky (so I don't take up 2+ outlets when I plug it in).

Here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIBPYZY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A320E5BUAF25R6) is one that I had my eyes on...let me know if anyone has tried it or has experience with some other device and could provide some guidance.


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Gambit McCrae
01-15-2016, 13:50
I like this one

Anker (http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-Adapter-Technology-Motorola/dp/B00EI8SS4U?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJM4NKIQGABP2PIRA&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00EI8SS4U&tag=thewire06-20&ascsubtag=WC46325) Charger (http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-Adapter-Technology-Motorola/dp/B00EI8SS4U?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJM4NKIQGABP2PIRA&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00EI8SS4U&tag=thewire06-20&ascsubtag=WC46325)

Review of Anker Charger (http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-multiport-usb-wall-charger/)

Its a 4 port (not 2), but is the higher amps as the ipad charger is

01-15-2016, 14:12
Another vote for Anker. I have several 2 port ones and they've never let me down.

01-15-2016, 15:00
I have a RavPower 16000 mAh. I think it's too heavy for hiking but love it. I have been draining it to zero Punditfact warns that these scorecards are based only on analysis of selected claims, not a statistically accurate survey: “We use our news judgment to pick the facts we’re goinPunditfact warns that these scorecards are based only on analysis of selected claims, not a statistically accurate survey: “We use our news judgment to pick the facts we’re going to check, so we certainly don’t fact-check everything. And we don’t fact-check the five network groups evenly.” then recharging to see how long it takes to recharge the battery. It lasts me about a week of heavy phone usage. 2 ports. 2.4a and 2.1a

I would look to see if they have one not as heavy

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01-15-2016, 15:00
Oops. Missed the 'wall' part of that

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01-15-2016, 20:19
Whatever charger you get make sure it's 2+ amps PER PORT and not total.

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01-16-2016, 21:17
This is probably the lightest 12 watt dual usb charger at 33 grams.

Red Cinema
01-16-2016, 21:35
Interesting, also doing this very same search. This item, also at the Big River Online Retailer:

Wall Charger,AMEMO® 12W(2.4A) 2-Port USB Power Adapter
Seems to be the lightest two-USB wall charger available. It would appear this doesn't output the full 2.4A to both ports; I have a hard time getting that detail clear in the description.

Red Cinema
01-16-2016, 21:51
I think I'm getting the picture on these little dual USB chargers. You can get two plugs super small and light (an oz?) but not fast charging, or you can go multiple oz. with faster charging and nice touches like folding plug. Here is a 2.4 oz. Anker dual USB:

Anker 20W 2-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug and PowerIQ Technology for Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, Nexus, HTC M9, Motorola, LG and More (White)
Again, on the Big River Retailer. FWIW

Red Cinema
01-16-2016, 23:01
2.08 oz, foldable plug, one tablet or battery high rate charge port, one standard smart phone port:

Anker PowerPort 2 Lite (12W 2-Port USB Wall / Travel Charger with Foldable Plug) for iPhone 6s / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge / Plus and More

01-17-2016, 11:30

Maybe this might help.
Mekury inovations model MI-TC021
Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.35A
Output: 5V 2.1A
Weight 31 grams
$8 at TJmax


01-17-2016, 13:56
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Decided to go with the Anker 4 port since it has solid reviews and I'll have 3 devices to charge (phone, battery pack, camera).