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Master Geek


#268300 10-Mar-2020 22:01
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Recently, this new type of charger emerged. Providing much more power with a much smaller package. Looked through major retailers like Noel Leeming and JB hifi. No luck in finding any.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/509209/what-is-a-gan-charger-and-why-will-you-want-one/

 

Anyone has advice on where to buy? Or anyone has one for sale? (Must have a NZ plug)

 

 

 

EDIT: Typo


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  #2436063 10-Mar-2020 22:19
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I share your desire. I brought this one off pb tech hoping that it's one based on the power eating and the size. Even if it's not it's still a nice and compact travel charger for my work laptop, surface go, iPhone and note 9 combo.



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  #2436082 10-Mar-2020 23:24
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landcruiserguy: I share your desire. I brought this one off pb tech hoping that it's one based on the power eating and the size. Even if it's not it's still a nice and compact travel charger for my work laptop, surface go, iPhone and note 9 combo.


Can you please add a link? Or provide the name of the product you brought?

 
 
 
 


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  #2436096 11-Mar-2020 07:25
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hhan:
landcruiserguy: I share your desire. I brought this one off pb tech hoping that it's one based on the power eating and the size. Even if it's not it's still a nice and compact travel charger for my work laptop, surface go, iPhone and note 9 combo.


Can you please add a link? Or provide the name of the product you brought?


Sorry. Fingers failed me

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADPSAC3001/SATECHI-USB-C-Charger-75W-Multiport-Travel-Charger

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  #2436097 11-Mar-2020 07:25
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hhan:
landcruiserguy: I share your desire. I brought this one off pb tech hoping that it's one based on the power eating and the size. Even if it's not it's still a nice and compact travel charger for my work laptop, surface go, iPhone and note 9 combo.


Can you please add a link? Or provide the name of the product you brought?


Sorry. Fingers failed me

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADPSAC3001/SATECHI-USB-C-Charger-75W-Multiport-Travel-Charger

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  #2436098 11-Mar-2020 07:25
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hhan:
landcruiserguy: I share your desire. I brought this one off pb tech hoping that it's one based on the power eating and the size. Even if it's not it's still a nice and compact travel charger for my work laptop, surface go, iPhone and note 9 combo.


Can you please add a link? Or provide the name of the product you brought?


Sorry. Fingers failed me

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADPSAC3001/SATECHI-USB-C-Charger-75W-Multiport-Travel-Charger



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Master Geek


  #2436099 11-Mar-2020 07:28
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Dose it come with NZ plug?

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  #2436104 11-Mar-2020 07:54
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I ordered the Hyperjuice 100w GaN charger on Kickstarter and awaiting delivery. It appears you can still get it for a similar price via Indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyperjuice-world-s-first-100w-gan-usb-c-charger#/




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  #2436118 11-Mar-2020 08:35
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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  #2436122 11-Mar-2020 08:43
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paulspain: I ordered the Hyperjuice 100w GaN charger on Kickstarter and awaiting delivery. It appears you can still get it for a similar price via Indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyperjuice-world-s-first-100w-gan-usb-c-charger#/


So many people reported issues in kickstart comments.

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  #2436124 11-Mar-2020 08:52
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hhan:

Anyone has advice on where to buy? Or anyone has one for sale? (Must have a NZ plug)

 

 

Any recent compact charger is likely to be GaN, it's mostly an advertising term. In particular while the Kickstarter/Indiegogo people are pushing it big time, along with the obligatory "world's smallest" and "most powerful", for mainstream versions it's just "compact charger" or similar. I got a USB-C GaN charger from PBTech more than a year ago and it was just sold as "USB-C PD laptop charger". I'd guess most USB PD chargers are GaN.

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  #2436125 11-Mar-2020 08:55
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Another thing that would make me avoid the Kickstarter/Indiegogo ones is that they may be designed by experienced EEs with a well-equipped test lab but they may just as well be designed by an enthusiastic hobbyist mostly copying the reference design and hoping it all goes well. You have no idea what you're getting, while with established large electronics vendors you've got a decent chance of getting something competently designed.



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  #2436126 11-Mar-2020 08:58
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neb: Another thing that would make me avoid the Kickstarter/Indiegogo ones is that they may be designed by experienced EEs with a well-equipped test lab but they may just as well be designed by an enthusiastic hobbyist mostly copying the reference design and hoping it all goes well. You have no idea what you're getting, while with established large electronics vendors you've got a decent chance of getting something competently designed.

 

 

 

I agree with you.




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  #2436127 11-Mar-2020 08:59
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neb: Any recent compact charger is likely to be GaN, it's mostly an advertising term. In particular while the Kickstarter/Indiegogo people are pushing it big time, along with the obligatory "world's smallest" and "most powerful", for mainstream versions it's just "compact charger" or similar. I got a USB-C GaN charger from PBTech more than a year ago and it was just sold as "USB-C PD laptop charger". I'd guess most USB PD chargers are GaN.

 

 

 

Can I know which one you got? And how you feel about it?


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  #2436142 11-Mar-2020 09:32
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hhan:

Can I know which one you got? And how you feel about it?

 

 

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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  #2436151 11-Mar-2020 09:42
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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


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