7 Things to Look Out for When Buying a USB GaN Charger

7 Things to Look Out for When Buying a USB GaN Charger

Our world is constantly buzzing with new tech advancements. Finding the perfect GaN charger has become a vital part of our lives.

In the current landscape, where companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung have phased out the inclusion of power adapters with their new phones, acquiring the correct fast charger for your iPhone, Android smartphone, laptop, or any other device has become a bit more challenging than in the past.

At Prolink, we understand the importance of a reliable power charger, and that's why we're here to guide you through the key features you should consider when searching for the perfect GaN charger


First, what is a GaN charger and what is it made of?

Constructed using Gallium Nitride instead of the commonly used Silicon, GaN chargers stand out as a compact, energy-efficient, and lightning-fast alternative to traditional chargers. GaN technology is revolutionizing the way we power up our devices, a whole new game-changer in the field of quick-charging. 

It’s a charger that can deliver an incredible amount of power without hogging all your outlet space – with material perfectly suited for charging technologies. It can deliver substantial power while remaining compact, generates minimal heat despite high wattage, and offers unparalleled power efficiency. In essence, GaN represents the ideal charger - compact, safe, and capable of charging your devices up to 3 times faster than conventional methods. 


How do you choose the right GaN charger to get? 

If you are still pretty new to this, and have no idea where to start from or what to consider when getting a GaN charger, here are some features in which we think you can take into consideration when picking the right charger: 


(1) Compatibility 

The first and most important thing to take note of is definitely the compatibility between the charger and your devices. Whilst most USB chargers are typically universally compatible, you will still want to take note of features like the type of ports, power output, or even if some phones itself is able to support quick-charging features. 

In short, yes, you will most likely get charge your devices with any USB chargers, but compatibility issues might deliver varying results. So pick one that is suited for your needs to ensure a seamless charging experience. 


(2) Power Output 

Consider the charger's power output based on your unique needs. Think of it as choosing the right tool for the job. Whether you need a quick top-up to check your notes or rapid charging before you head out, finding a charger with the appropriate power capabilities is essential for your devices' optimal performance.

Imagine a common scenario: you're working on your MacBook, which requires 60W for charging, and you want to keep your smartphone charged simultaneously. In this case, you'd need a charger with a USB Type-C port outputting more than 60W to ensure your laptop and smartphone stay powered up for your work or study sessions. It's all about making sure you have the right charging capacity for your specific needs, so your devices can efficiently support your work.


(3) Portability 

If you're constantly on the move, you would definitely need a compact and lightweight charger as a trusty travel companion that keeps you powered up throughout. GaN chargers come with an interchangeable head, making them versatile and perfect for travelers who travel often to different countries. It's like having a reliable sidekick that ensures your devices are ready to back you up, wherever you go.


(4) Safety

Features like over-current protection, over-voltage protection, and temperature control serve as your device's protective shield during charging, keeping them safe from potential harm.

Be sure to also take note of local and international electrical safety indicators/certifications. These certifications will help to ensure that your chargers comply with safety standard to prevent you from potential risks or damage.  

All our chargers come with these features and hold certifications like Safety Mark (Singapore) and CB (Europe). Plus, we provide a 1 million product liability insurance, adding an extra layer of protection. It's all about ensuring your devices are secure while you focus on your everyday tasks.


(5) Number of Ports

Think about how many devices you usually carry or need to charge simultaneously – perhaps a smartphone, laptop, AirPods, or powerbank. You don't want to be stuck in a situation when both gadgets run out of battery life and you can only charge one at a time. Choosing the right number of ports to suit your own personal needs will help ensure that all your gadgets are ready to collaborate at any point in time, making your work or study environment as productive as possible.

In addition, our very own Intellisense technology used in all our chargers can elevate your productivity further by being able to detect and seamlessly distribute the right amount of charging current required to your respective devices. 

(6) Efficiency

GaN chargers excel at power conversion for a more efficient experience. Consider them as a highly effective and sustainable charger – they save power and charge your devices quickly. With GaN chargers, you enjoy up to 4 times faster charging compared to conventional ones, all while keeping a compact size. It's about efficient charging, convenience, and eco-friendliness.


(7) Overall Build Quality

Reliability is key when you're on the go. Just like a sturdy and dependable backpack you take for all your adventures, a GaN charger built on robust materials (casing and internal components) can handle the demands of daily life, ensuring it performs consistently wherever your travels take you. It's like having a charger that's always ready for your next adventure, no matter how challenging it may be. So if you’re looking for a durable, well-built, well-insulated charger that complies with industry safety standards and can withstand everyday use – a GaN charger is your guy.



GaN Chargers: A Powerhouse of Battery Charging

Now that we’ve dived into the specifics, you can now make an informed choice that aligns perfectly with your charging needs. Our GaN PD Chargers are designed to provide you with more power in a compact size, perfect for your laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Let's talk about the game-changing GaN technology that's transforming the charger market:


  1. 68W 4-port GaN PD Charger

Prolink's 68W 4-port GaN PD Charger with IntelliSense is a testament to power meeting efficiency. Engineered with GaN technology, this charger operates with higher efficiency, meaning you get more power while consuming less energy. With four charging ports, you can say goodbye to the hassle of searching for an available outlet.


  1. 33W 2-port PD GaN Charger

For those who need to charge multiple devices on the go, our 33W 2-port PD GaN Charger is the perfect choice. With one USB-C and one USB-A port, you can charge two devices simultaneously at up to 33W. Thanks to the latest GaN and Intellisense technology, you can expect top-notch performance without the bulk.


  1. 120W 4-port GaN Charger

Prolink's 120W 4-port GaN PD Charger takes charging to the next level. Featuring next-gen GaN technology, it offers a faster and more efficient charge. With three charging ports, you can charge multiple devices at once, with a total charging output of up to 140W. Whether it's your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, this charger has you covered.


  1. 65W 3-port GaN Charger

If you're looking for a charger that's both compact and powerful, our 65W 3-port GaN Charger is an excellent choice. With three charging ports, you can simultaneously charge your devices at a total output of 65W. The IntelliSense technology ensures that your devices receive the optimal amount of power for a safe and efficient charge.


  1. 140W 3-port GaN PD Charger

For those who demand the utmost power and efficiency, our 140W 3-port GaN PD Charger is here to meet your needs. Featuring next-gen GaN technology, this charger allows you to charge multiple devices simultaneously at a total output of 140W. It's the ultimate solution for those who can't afford to wait around for their devices to charge.


  1. 200W 5-port GaN PD Charger

This charger redefines efficiency and speed in a single sleek design. With its innovative features, it delivers up to 200W of charging capacity across its five ports. Among its ports, you'll find three USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 ports and two USB Type-A Quick Charge 3.0 ports. But this charger's intelligence doesn't end there – it's equipped with IntelliSense technology that ensures your devices receive the optimal charge, every time. Safety is a top priority, and the GD-520001 comes fortified with multiple layers of protection, including overvoltage, overcurrent, over-temperature, short circuit, and overload safeguards. And yes, it allows you to charge up to 3 Macbooks (with a 60W output) simultaneously!

At Prolink, we're your partners in simplifying your everyday life. Our easy plug-and-play solutions come with accessible guides such as this blog to help you make the right decisions. When it comes to choosing the right PD charger, thorough research is essential. Taking the time to identify the perfect fit for your requirements ensures you remain aligned with today's technology and ready for whatever the future holds.

As you continue on your power charger search, remember that the power to make your life effortless is at your fingertips.

With Prolink's GaN PD Chargers and these key features in mind, you'll be well on your way to powering up your devices in style, efficiency, and safety. Choose the charger that fits your lifestyle and never miss a moment to stay connected with the world around you.

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