Arctic Smart Charger 8000

Introduction

ARCTIC initiated the trend towards quiet cooling systems for desktop PCs in 2001 and has given distinction to it ever since. Today ARCTIC is one of the leading manufacturers in computer cooling and has acquired profound know-how in consumer electronics.
Up until 2009, ARCTIC COOLING focused solely on cooling solutions. In 2010, we became ARCTIC with the additional aim to provide a comprehensive set of innovative consumer electronics and peripherals. ARCTIC’s long term goal is nothing less than being present in everybody’s home.

Official product link

http://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/smart-charger-8000.html

Packaging and accessories

The product comes packaged in a white box with blue accents. On the front side of the packaging there is printed a general image of the charger, below we find printed both the name of the product & a few of its features and a QR code (Quick Response Code).

The sides of the box lists both the product’s specifications & its features.

The backside of the packaging presents the features of the product.

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
–    1x Manual
–    1x AC standard cable 1m

Specifications

Name: Arctic Smart Charger 8000
Model: SC8000
Color: Black/Gray
Input: AC 110-240 V 50/60 Hz 1 A
Output: DC 5 V 8.0 A – 8000 mA
Weight: 175g

Features

Efficient Charging with 8,000 mA Output: The Smart Charger 8000 charges all USB devices fast. With 8,000 mA it delivers enough output to fast charge 3 tablets and 2 smartphones – all at once. In order to keep the device cool, the service life high and your electricity bill at bay, it works with an efficiency of 83 – 86 %.
High Speed Charging: The ARCTIC smart charging technology identifies your devices – no matter if it’s a smartphone, tablet or power bank no matter which brand – to deliver its fastest possible charge speed. That way, the high speed charging saves you hours of time.
Not just Smart, but also Safe: The Smart Charger 8000 comes with a series of sophisticated protection features. The rapid charger cannot draw too much power, overheat or harm your device in any way.
A Handy Charger: You have difficulties to reach your charger behind the sofa or below the TV cabinet? This is no longer the case with the Smart Charger 8000. Place it on your desk, nightstand or TV bench and create the perfect multiple charging hub for all your devices.

Visual inspection

The Smart Charger 8000 has a minimalist design using both plastic and rubber in its construction. The top part features a simple two-color design. The charger measures 83.5mm in width and length having a thickness of 30mm.

The sides of the charger are rubberized, thus being easier to be held in your hand.

On the front side, we find the 5 USB charging ports.

On the backside, we have the slot of the power cord.

The top side features next to the two-tone pattern an orange indicating LED.

In order to maintain its stability, the inferior side uses four rubber feet.

Testing

The orange LED found on the top side will flash when the charger reaches its maximum load.

The charger has been tested using two smartphones: a LG Optimus Sol E730 (using a 1500 mAh battery) and a Samsung Galaxy S4 (using a 2600 mAh battery).
The phones were discharged up to 1% and then charged up to 100% using both charging ports.

In the case of the LG model, the charging time until 100% was approximately 30 minutes. While in the case of the Samsung model, the charging time from 1% to 100% took approximately 2 hours.

Final thoughts

The Arctic Smart Charger 8000 is ideal for quick charging up to 5 devices using only one AC socket. The build quality is very good just like every Arctic product. Also while being used the charger maintained its low temperature also the indicating LED is not intrusive.
The Arctic Smart Charger 8000 model is available in four variants for each type of AC socket (EU, UK, US, AU).
In conclusion, the Arctic Smart Charger 8000 is a device, which helps to eliminate the cable clutter on your desk, being capable of charging up to five mobile devices at once.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *