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hhan

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  #2436398 11-Mar-2020 16:43
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neb: A generic reply is "the first one with USB-C, interchangeable plugs for travel, and not no-name on PBTech", it really isn't anything special. It was a j5 but it's not listed any more... sorry an Adam P5, this one. It's a great charger, fits into the palm of my hand, runs my Lenovo no problems, have used it all over the world. Note they don't even mention GaN, but it's a GaN charger. I think it's been superseded by the P7, but PBTech still have the P5.

 

 

 

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  #2436401 11-Mar-2020 16:50
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sbiddle:

 

Satechi just rebrand an OEM product. I reviewed this charger a few years ago.

 

https://traveltalk.nz/reviews-tips/travel-tech/zero-lemon-75w-desktop-usb-charger-review/

 

TBH for power users these days I'd no longer recommend it as a a charger because the world has moved to USB-C. I still use one of these as my travel charger and use USB-C for my laptop and USB-A to USB-C for my phone, but at home I've moved to a dual USB-C charger (a Pepper Jobs https://www.pepper-jobs.nl/en/pd9000.html) which once again is simply an OEM product with a number of sellers offering it.

 

Right now I'd say the most impressive charger on the market is the new Satechi which does full 87W PD + 18W PD so will fast charge a Macbook at max speed https://satechi.net/collections/power-charging/products/108w-pro-usb-c-pd-desktop-charger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual usb-c seems so good. However, cannot find any retailer in NZ selling these 2 models. Any advice?


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  #2436402 11-Mar-2020 16:51
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mrgsm021:

 

Recently bought this from Amazon hoping it may be compatible with the new Samsung 45W Super Fast Charge as per a reddit post but was unfortunately misled.

 

Size of it is small considering it has two PD ports.

 

Have used it to charge my phones (Note 10 & S10+) as well as my work Lenovo laptops.

 

Only available in US plugs unfortunately

 

 

So you need a converter to use it.




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  #2436485 11-Mar-2020 18:41
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hhan: Dose it come with NZ plug?

 

 

 

It comes with one of these:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115

 

Which means if you go overseas you can swap it out for a local version (which is why it's branded as a travel charger).

 

Worth noting that 75w is the total rating.  The usb PD is 65w which I think is just enough to charge my work laptop.  I want to be sure before I leave my 120w charging brick at home.


  #2436494 11-Mar-2020 19:02
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sbiddle:

 

Right now I'd say the most impressive charger on the market is the new Satechi which does full 87W PD + 18W PD so will fast charge a Macbook at max speed https://satechi.net/collections/power-charging/products/108w-pro-usb-c-pd-desktop-charger

 

 

That looks pretty cool, and since it uses a detachable figure 8 cable is an easy swap for a local plug. 


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  #2436518 11-Mar-2020 20:04
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Senecio:

sbiddle:


Right now I'd say the most impressive charger on the market is the new Satechi which does full 87W PD + 18W PD so will fast charge a Macbook at max speed https://satechi.net/collections/power-charging/products/108w-pro-usb-c-pd-desktop-charger



That looks pretty cool, and since it uses a detachable figure 8 cable is an easy swap for a local plug. 



However, where to buy?

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  #2436519 11-Mar-2020 20:04
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landcruiserguy:

hhan: Dose it come with NZ plug?


 


It comes with one of these:


https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115


Which means if you go overseas you can swap it out for a local version (which is why it's branded as a travel charger).


Worth noting that 75w is the total rating.  The usb PD is 65w which I think is just enough to charge my work laptop.  I want to be sure before I leave my 120w charging brick at home.



65w is able to replace 120w? At a slower speed?



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  #2436524 11-Mar-2020 20:16
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Sorry I have done a  bad job of posting on this thread.

 

This charger, which I hope is GaN because of the size:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBPTMX0001/Tommox-PD-Charger-75W-Type-C-Adapter-QC-30-1x-PD-6

 

 

 

Comes with this type of plug in the box:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115

 

You should be able to buy a local version of that plug in your destination country from a tronics store.

 

The charger is rated at 75w total.  The usb c PD port is 60w.  My Dell work laptop comes with a 120w charger and a 60w usb c docking station.  If the docking station charges the laptop then the travel charger should as well.  That's if it's not lying about it's watt rating which I need to validate by charging the laptop, while using it from a flat battery,  You need to be sure with this stuff.

 

 


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  #2436541 11-Mar-2020 21:28
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landcruiserguy:

 

Sorry I have done a  bad job of posting on this thread.

 

This charger, which I hope is GaN because of the size:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBPTMX0001/Tommox-PD-Charger-75W-Type-C-Adapter-QC-30-1x-PD-6

 

 

 

Comes with this type of plug in the box:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2pin-fig-8-mains-plug-to-iec-c7-female-1-8m-figure-8/p/PS4115

 

You should be able to buy a local version of that plug in your destination country from a tronics store.

 

The charger is rated at 75w total.  The usb c PD port is 60w.  My Dell work laptop comes with a 120w charger and a 60w usb c docking station.  If the docking station charges the laptop then the travel charger should as well.  That's if it's not lying about it's watt rating which I need to validate by charging the laptop, while using it from a flat battery,  You need to be sure with this stuff.

 

 

 

 

That's not GaN - it's exactly the same OEM charger as the Satechi and Zero Lemon I have mentioned above.

 

I charge my Elitebook at 60W (20V @3A PD profile) off this charger.

 

 


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  #2436543 11-Mar-2020 21:33
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hhan:

65w is able to replace 120w? At a slower speed?

 

The Dell 120W chargers are a DC connector. The USB-C PD spec only supports up to 100W (20V @ 5A), and to charge at this rate you need to ensure you have a certified cable. Most laptops only support 60W, 65W or 87W (in the case of a Macbook) so a Dell that only takes 65W USB-C PD will charge a lot slower than using the 120W charger with DC connector.

 

 

 

 


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  #2436545 11-Mar-2020 21:34
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hhan:

 

sbiddle:

 

Satechi just rebrand an OEM product. I reviewed this charger a few years ago.

 

https://traveltalk.nz/reviews-tips/travel-tech/zero-lemon-75w-desktop-usb-charger-review/

 

TBH for power users these days I'd no longer recommend it as a a charger because the world has moved to USB-C. I still use one of these as my travel charger and use USB-C for my laptop and USB-A to USB-C for my phone, but at home I've moved to a dual USB-C charger (a Pepper Jobs https://www.pepper-jobs.nl/en/pd9000.html) which once again is simply an OEM product with a number of sellers offering it.

 

Right now I'd say the most impressive charger on the market is the new Satechi which does full 87W PD + 18W PD so will fast charge a Macbook at max speed https://satechi.net/collections/power-charging/products/108w-pro-usb-c-pd-desktop-charger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual usb-c seems so good. However, cannot find any retailer in NZ selling these 2 models. Any advice?

 

 

I've picked up all my chargers while in the US. There are plenty that Amazon ship to NZ.

 

 


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sbiddle:

hhan:

65w is able to replace 120w? At a slower speed?

 

The Dell 120W chargers are a DC connector. The USB-C PD spec only supports up to 100W (20V @ 5A), and to charge at this rate you need to ensure you have a certified cable. Most laptops only support 60W, 65W or 87W (in the case of a Macbook) so a Dell that only takes 65W USB-C PD will charge a lot slower than using the 120W charger with DC connector.

 

 

It also depends on usage, I'm running my Lenovo with a 45W charger and it has no problems even though technically it should be a 65W. Unless you're running it at close to 100% load most of the time you shouldn't have any problems with a lower-rated charger, at least within limits.

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sbiddle:

hhan:

65w is able to replace 120w? At a slower speed?


The Dell 120W chargers are a DC connector. The USB-C PD spec only supports up to 100W (20V @ 5A), and to charge at this rate you need to ensure you have a certified cable. Most laptops only support 60W, 65W or 87W (in the case of a Macbook) so a Dell that only takes 65W USB-C PD will charge a lot slower than using the 120W charger with DC connector.


 


 



I tested it last night and this was my experience. It charges the battery when the laptop is off. It charges slowly when it's on and windows complains about a low powered charger. Admittedly i have seen it do that with the dell 60w usb docking station as well.

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Any developments here?

The Adam Omnia P7 looks pretty nice https://store.adamelements.com/product/269

The Adam Omnia P5 is very well priced at PB Tech https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SURADM1001/ADAM-Elements-OMNIA-P5-USB-C-45W-PD30-QC30-Fast-Ch compared to the official Adam store https://store.adamelements.com/product/244

The SlimQ is more my preferred size but needs a pin adaptor https://shop.slimq.life/products/worlds-smallest-65w-gan-adapter

Notable mentions for the Jaycar https://www.jaycar.co.nz/45w-usb-type-c-mains-power-adaptor-with-power-delivery/p/MP3412 and Choetech https://www.mightygadgets.co.nz/products/q4004-choetech-60w-pd-3-0-type-c-fast-charging-foldable-adapter-usb-c-charger options which don't specify GaN

Got your HyperJuice @paulspain?

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The P5 is the one I use for travel, perfect for a Lenovo X1.

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