Nowadays, most people own more than one gadget, each with its own charger. Apart from the clutter, it’s also a pain to keep track of it all. One solution to this problem is having a multi-port charger. There are several out there, but one stands out.
Enter Ugreen’s GaN Fast Charger 100W. It is a multi-port charger that supports many forms of fast charging, capable of pushing up to 100W. It has enough juice to power up your laptop, tablet, smartphone, and most everything in between.
While it presents a convenient solution to our multi-charger dilemma, it does come with a price tag of Php 2,799.
In this review, we ask the question many of us think to ourselves before making a purchase — is it worth it? The quick answer to that, of course, is a big yes. But allow us to explain how we got there. Let’s go.
Design and Features
Ugreen’s GaN Charger is no bigger than the average USB-C laptop charger, measuring in at 69 x 69 x 33 mm. It’s well made and quite solid, sporting a polycarbonate frame and what feels like metal panels on each side. It has a smooth finish, curved corners, and a foldable plug, meaning it won’t snag on anything if it’s kept inside a bag while traveling.
The charger has four ports in total — three USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It supports most fast charging gadgets with a plethora of standards, including PD3.0 (PD2.0), PPS, QC4+(QC2.0-QC4.0), AFC/Apple 5V2.4A/BC1.2, and Huawei FCP/SCP.
|USB-C1 and C2||PD2, PD3, PPS, and QC4+||5V/3A 9V/3A 12V/3A 15V/3A 20V/5A 100W Max|
|USB- 3||QC3, FCP, and SCP||5V/3A 9V/2.5A 12V/1.88A 22.5W Max|
|USB-A||QC2, QC3, SCP, FCP, AFC, Apple 5V2.4A, and BC1.2||4.5V/5A 5V/4.5A 5V/3A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A 22.5W Max|
And if you’re concerned about safety, the GaN Charger has several protection features that prevent overheating, short circuits, output overvoltage, and input overcurrent.
The Ugreen GaN Fast Charger supports multiple devices, including almost all iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks with USB-C charging. I don’t have a MacBook, but it did fast-charge my iPhone 12, iPad Air 4, and iPad Air 3.
On Androids, quick charging kicked in with the ASUS Zenfone 8, as well as the Huawei P40 and the latest nova 9. It also charged my laptop, an ASUS ZenBook 14, with no issues. It does get a little warm, but nothing alarming.
Do remember to use cables that support fast charging and high wattage. Also, make sure your phone supports any of the fast charging standards. If both of these conditions are not met, it will revert to regular charging speeds.
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Charging more than two devices is also possible. I charged my iPhone 12 together with a realme Pad and a Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS. Again, no issues here. But do remember how much power each port supports to avoid any issues like slower charging speeds.
The Ugreen GaN Fast Charger 100W is a great solution for those with multiple devices. For Php 2,799, you get to replace several chargers, a useful proposition especially if you’re on the go.
With up to 100W, not only can it charge your smartphones and other gadgets but also bigger and power-hungry devices like laptops as well. What’s more, it supports various fast charging standards, ensuring compatibility for many types of devices.
One thing to remember, though, is that if you want to maximize fast charging, you would need several cables that support it. Depending on what you have, that could mean additional costs.
Still, the convenience the Ugreen GaN Fast Charger brings is undeniable. And in my opinion, it’s worth the price for the value it brings.
The Ugreen GaN Fast Charger 100W is priced at Php 2,799, available on the Ugreen Official Store in Lazada.