With more and more phones not having a charger included in the box, these 3rd party chargers are starting to get more and more attention. Ugreen, one of the brands that I personally recommend, came out with a new 100W GaN charger.
This charger is essentially a higher-powered version of the 65W GaN charger that we reviewed earlier. It also has triple USB-C ports and a single USB-A port with a maximum total wattage output of 100W.
- First USB-C: 100W max
- Second USB-C: 100W max
- Third USB-C: 22.5W max
- Fourth USB-A: 22.5W max
However, there is yet another requirement in order to get the maximum 100W power out of the charger – the cable. Yes, this charger requires cables that are rated to carry that 100W of power. These cables look identical to other cables and that’s just confusing.
But that aside, there aren’t many devices that support 100W. We do have a laptop that uses a 100W USB-C charger, but for some reason – we cannot charge it at 100W with the Ugreen 100W 3C1A GaN charger. But, it does get 65W instead. From what we know, it’s the laptop’s inability to receive 100W through the USB-PD protocol.
Nonetheless, we can charge multiple different devices since this charger can output 100W in total. Perhaps charging an ultrabook laptop with 65W, then charge my phone with 25W, and another 10W to spare – maybe to charge my smartwatch? Or maybe I can slowly charge all my devices by plugging in my tablet too?
All in all, having a charger like this is really nice. Imagine a single charger for all your devices – that really saves a lot of space and no messy cables around the table. The Ugreen 100W 3C1A GaN charger is a fantastic all-in-one charger that can last you for literal years as laptops and smartphones will need quite a long time to move away from proprietary charging standards into USB-PD.