Thanks to the next generation of gallium nitride technology, the new charger with four connections delivers a total of 165 watts of power in a slim, flat design. A single power cord connects the charger to an electrical outlet, and an included stand allows you to place it on your desk for quick and easy access.
The Satechi GaN charger automatically adjusts the power distribution to the ports used, so that despite its 165 W power you only get a maximum power of 100 W on a single port – the upper limit of the USB PD 3.0 specification.
However, the additional power can be made available to other ports, with modes such as 100 W / 60 W when using two ports, 60 W / 60 W / 45 W or 100 W / 30 W / 30 W for three ports or 60 W automatically / 45 W / 30 W. can be configured / 30W for four ports, depending on how much power the connected devices request.
In practice, this means that Satechi’s new charger can deliver maximum charging speeds for all but the most demanding USB-C laptops, with more than enough left to handle two other USB-powered mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
The 100 W port, for example, offers more than enough power to charge Apple’s new 14-inch MacBook Pro at top speed. While it doesn’t match the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s 145W charging speed, Apple’s MagSafe adapter is still required to achieve those faster speeds.
Satechi’s new 165W USB-C 4-Port PD GaN Charger is available now for $ 120 on Satechi.net and should appear in other online retailers soon.