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[Amazon.ca] Anker 30W 3.0 GaN Tech Power Delivery USB C Charger $25.99

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[Amazon.ca] Anker 30W 3.0 GaN Tech Power Delivery USB C Charger $25.99

GaN = gallium nitride, which is a relatively new compound that can be used in charging devices to allow them to be smaller and slimmer while maintaining high charging speeds
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May 15, 2016
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The description is wrong. It says 60W.
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This does not look smaller than the old macbook 30w charger. Is it actually smaller?
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Best USB C Cable to go with this??
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Oct 28, 2019
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Sorry, i'm really confused.

Can the OPs be used as a portable charger? Or it has to be plugged in at all times to be used?

Thanks
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cruiser3183 wrote: Sorry, i'm really confused.

Can the OPs be used as a portable charger? Or it has to be plugged in at all times to be used?

Thanks
It's a compact wall plug.
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cruiser3183 wrote: Sorry, i'm really confused.

Can the OPs be used as a portable charger? Or it has to be plugged in at all times to be used?

Thanks
must be plugged in
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Not sure if true or not but here is a really bad negative review:

1.0 out of 5 stars The Anker 30W PIQ 3.0 (A2614) is very bad and danger charger.
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2019
Verified Purchase
Soldering is of very poor quality. A lot of solder snot. Unsoldered parts. Not washed flux. There is no short-circuited coil of the inductor. There is no X capacitor. There is no input overvoltage protection. No shielding at all. A lot of EMI. Poor repairable.

Supplemented....
Dear Anker,
I'm sorry, machine translation is incorrect (I'm speaking rus/ukr).

The main problem is NOT the X-capacitor. I know that this has nothing to do with protection.
I know about embedded protection systems. I have all the technical documentation for this charger.

The problems are another:

No full shielding.
No input NTC resistor.
No varistor or/and TVS at the input.
No shielding are main transformer.
A synphase choke is not toroid.
Unwashed flux.
Some parts soldered very badly.
In some places there are snot from the solder (it is dangerous).
No protection diodes at the output USB-C data line.
And more...

I really hope that you are make a better quality charger in the future.

P.S.
I also hope that you will make a charger using a planar transformer, instead of the usual one in the future.
I would like to buy a tiny charger of the best quality, like a Navitas 65W demo in attachment.
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vivibaby wrote: This does not look smaller than the old macbook 30w charger. Is it actually smaller?
30W. I have one and it's tiny, even smaller than a Samsung phone charger. I got it for travel and is perfect for that.
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He wasn't lieing when OP said 60W. The seller posted this details further in the product details:

Features & details
Need for Speed: Delivers 60W of charging power via USB-C
High-Speed Charging: Anker's PowerIQ 3.0 technology charges phones and tablets at their fastest possible speed, and can fully charge a MacBook 12'' in only 2 hours.
Universal Compatibility: Supports Apple and Samsung fast charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge and USB-C Power Delivery for high-speed charging to virtually any USB-C device.


However.... I'm still thinking it's just 30W

And FYI, it IS NOT a portable battery bank, it is a fast charge wall plug in only.

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