Satechi Launches Trio of New GaN USB-C Wall Chargers
Satechi, known for its line of accessories designed for Apple devices, today announced the launch of a trio of USB-C chargers that are designed for use with iPads, Macs, iPhones, and more.
The 66W 3-Port USB-C GaN Wall Charger is priced at $54.99, has a foldable plug, and offers three USB-C ports with output combinations of 65W, 30W/30W, 45W/20W, 30W/18W/18W, adding up to 66W total. This model is designed to charge a MacBook Air while also fast charging an iPhone and charging up an iPad at full speed.
Satechi's 100W USB-C PD Wall Charger, priced at $69.99, has a single USB-C port that's able to charge at up to 100W, as the name suggests.
The 108W 3-Port USB-C GaN Wall Charger also features three ports to work with, but it supports higher watt devices. It can charge with a single port at 100W, or in the following combinations: 60W/45W, 88W/20W, 45W/30W/30W, 58W/30W/20W, or 65W/20W/20W. It's available for $74.99. The 108W charger can charge a 13-inch MacBook Pro, an iPhone, and an iPad at the same time, and it's high-powered enough to work with the 15-inch MacBook Pro models.
All three of the new chargers feature Gallium Nitride or GaN technology, which is designed to keep them small and compact. Satechi says they're all also CE certified and will charge devices safely and efficiently.
The three new chargers can be purchased from the Satechi website or from Amazon.com. Customers can get a 15 percent discount from July 22 to July 31 with promo code GANFAST15.
Top Rated Comments
The fact that these don't support a range of voltages across all ports is annoying. The cognitive load of figuring out which port to use for what, and what devices I can plug in and still get fast charging on is just a drag. At least on the baseus model I have, I will plug in my Apple Watch and iPhone and the power negotiation logic boots the watch or phone out of charging. Nothing worse than coming back to your phone and finding out you just spent an hour with it plugged in NOT charging.
With higher draw devices you'll get slow charging or no charging on a device and you won't necessarily know how quickly things are charging. Granted the capacity if of course limited when you split it across many devices but it's hard to manage that while traveling when you need, say, to top up your phone and iPad while working on your laptop.
For this reason I still just prefer to carry the proper apple chargers for all of my devices and supplement with a GAN charger.
I hope in the future they can improve circuitry and logic to get more wattage distributed to ANY combination of ports, and work out the switching and negotiation bugs (baseus)