Hyper Releases Stackable GaN Chargers With Up to 1600W of Power From a Single Wall Outlet
Update September 29, 2022: This product has been recalled due to a potential fire hazard.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, accessory maker Hyper today announced that its stackable 65W and 100W chargers based on space saving and power efficient gallium nitride (GaN) technology are now available.
The new HyperJuice chargers each feature a pass-through AC power outlet that is rated up to 1500W, which can be used to power devices with a pronged power cord like the full-size HomePod, or to stack additional HyperJuice chargers to create a "supercharger" with up to 64 ports and up to 1600W of power from a single wall outlet.
Priced at $69.99 on Hyper's online store, the smaller 65W charger features two USB-C ports rated at 65W and one USB-A port rated at 18W. The larger 100W version retails for $99.99 and is equipped with three USB-C ports rated at 100W and one USB-A port rated at 18W. (The 100W version is currently out of stock.)
Hyper says GaN semiconductor material based on Navitas GaNFast technology allows these chargers to be 10x smaller, 100x faster, and 5x more power efficient than traditional silicon chargers. A report earlier this year claimed that Apple is planning its own GaN chargers, but it is unclear when they would be released.
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Top Rated Comments
While mine does seem to work, I cannot travel with it and leave my apple unit at home yet, just don't trust it. Will take a few months of use to get to the point I stop worrying.
The passthrough is great, but not a grounded connection. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.
For a 15 Amp circuit (not a 20A kitchen plug etc), the NEC limits a continuous load to 1440W.
15A * 120V * 80% = 1,440W
This isn't likely to be a practical issue, so whatever.
looks like the 100W unit is already sold out