Introduction: Charge Your Android Devices at Full Capacity Using the Anker® 25W 5-Port USB Charger
The Anker® 25W 5-Port Charger is an amazing charger! Unfortunately I it has some ports specific to iOS devices. Since I only own Android devices i could only charge them at full capacity on 2 of the 5 ports available, so I decided to fix that and here is how it was done!
Step 1: Open It!
After many tries I was able to find that the plastic part where the AC power connector is can be removed.
Just insert a really thin blade where the case meets the back sticker an force it open.
After that, just cut the white glue looking thing and pull the circuit out!
Step 2: Soldering!
Now that you have access to the circuit board let the soldering begin!
On picture number 2 you can clearly see that the Pins 2 and 3 of the Android specific ports are soldered together.
To make all the ports Android AC chargers you only have to solder all the other ports pins 2 and 3 together.
Step 3: Put It Back Together!
To put the charger back together just do the reverse of step one and use some superglue to keep it in place.
I hope that helped you! Let me know if you have any questions.
8 years ago on Introduction
It's kind of weird... What Android device do you have? Is far as I know and tested, android devices don't need any special connection on data lines (but Apple needs)... Just 5V and GND in correct place, and let the charging begin...
Reply 8 years ago on Introduction
Te devices charge in USB mode. To take advantage of full speed charging it needs to have the data pins shortened. I have a Nexus 4, a 5 , a 7 and a 10 and all of them require the data pins shortened to charge at full capacity. Otherwise it charges on USB mode.