If you keep yourself abreast of the tech world’s current happenings, you must know that Gallium Nitrate technology is one of the hottest charging innovations to hit the market. GaN chargers, as they are more commonly known, have two big advantages. Firstly, they are significantly smaller than their silicon counterparts. Secondly, for their size, they are capable of delivering a huge amount of power. And when you combine these benefits with the advantages of USB-C Power Delivery, you get the perfect recipe for fast charging. Well, almost.
Though GaN chargers bring you the advantage of fast charging, they are not as cheap as their silicon counterparts, since it’s a new technology. Thankfully, they are not exorbitantly priced either and the best part is that you will get the worth of your price.
Here are a few of the best ones if you are searching for the best GaN chargers with Power Delivery. Let’s have a look. But before that,
- Here are the best USB‑C Power Delivery cables that you should buy
- Which USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type‑C cables should you buy and why
1. RAVPower PD Pioneer 90W GaN Tech Wall Charger
- Total Power: 90W
- PD Output: 18W/30W/45W/60W/87W/90W
The RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN wall charger is the one for you to look for massive wattage. This small charger that measures roughly 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2-inches can deliver around 90 wattages of power. Woah, right? You can use this charger for topping your MacBook Pro’s battery as well as your phones. It supports USB Power Delivery 3.0.
Another advantage of USB PD wall adapters is that they charge the connected phone as per its rating. For example, if you have an 18W rated Pixel phone to it, you will get the requisite power. And when it comes to your Mac, you can expect the battery to charge fully in around 2 hours.
The key feature of this wall adapter is that it packs two USB-C ports, thereby giving you the advantage of charging both your phones and laptop at the same time. The power segregation is clever and clear. When both the ports are connected to the laptop, the charger delivers 45W each to the laptops. Or, if you hook it to a laptop and a smartphone, you will get 60W and 30W each. At the same time, you can leave aside worries of power surcharge.
The build is solid, and the pins retract back inside the adapter when not in use, thus increasing its portability quotient. And yeah, the charger ships with a PD compatible cable.
2. Aukey Omnia
- Total Power: 65W
- PD Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A
If you do not want to pay more than $50 for a wall adapter, you should check out the Aukey Omnia. This is a 65W wall adapter that is priced less than $40 and packs a USB-C port and a USB-A port. When a single device is connected to the USB-C PD port, you can expect a power output of 65W. However, it dwindles to 45W when both the ports are used.
While the 65W may not be enough to power the new MacBook Pro (see best HDMI adapters for the MacBook Pro), it’s good enough to sustain it for a short time. The good news is that it is apt with a compatible USB-PD phone or a USB-C tablet.
Again, for the wattage it delivers, it’s small and compact. The company claims that it’s 50% smaller than the 61W USB-C charger from Apple. If we talk numbers, the Omnia weighs just 3.6 ounces and measures roughly 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.18-inches. And guess what, it also comes with folding pins. However, you will have to buy a full-featured USB-C cable.
3. Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2
- Total Power: 60W
- PD Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
When it comes to chargers and power banks, Anker has been a long-standing name primarily because of their product quality, and the new PowerPort Atom PD 2 should not be any different. Like its RAVPower counterpart, it also bundles two USB-C ports, making it easy to charge two USB-C devices simultaneously. It’s slim, sleek, and compatible with several USB-C devices.
USB-PD ensures that the connected devices will be topped up fast and quick. For instance, the company claims that the iPhone X’s battery can reach 50% in just 30 minutes.
The power segregation is equal between the ports. For example, when a single device is connected, it delivers 60W of power, and when two devices are connected, 30W of power is divided between the two ports.
Do note that it’s not compatible with Samsung’s Adaptive fast charging technique, and you won’t get the 25W fast charging.
It’s worth noting that the PowerPort Atom PD 2 is not as small and compact as the chargers mentioned above.
4. Blitzforce Wall Charger
- Total Power: 65W
- PD Output: 18W to 65W
If you do not wish to distribute power between two devices, Blitzforce Wall Charger is the best option for you. This is a single port charger and has a power output of 65W. The primary highlight of this charger is its size. This one measures a mere 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.2-inches and will easily fit into your palm. So yeah, you can lay aside worries of it hogging space on your power strip.
Again, it’s worth mentioning that USB-PD means that compatible devices can pull the power based on their rating. So be it an 18W-rated phone or the 30W-rated MacBook Air, this wall adapter will only provide the required power.
This charger doesn’t ship with a charging cable and you must buy one on your own if you do not already have one.
Alternatively, you can check out the Blitzforce 2-port charger. This one is a 65W GaN charger and supports PD 3.0.
Charge It Right
With USB-C Power Delivery, you must carry a full-featured cable when charging compatible devices. At the same time, check the compatibility of your phone with the charger. Most wall adapters have a list of incompatible devices in their pages.
If you happen to own a Samsung phone with a 25W adaptive fast charge adapter, the odds are that most of these chargers won’t be compatible with it. Of course, you will get the 15W fast charging. However, you will miss out on the 25W ‘Ultra’ fast charging.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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