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[Amazon Canada] RavPower USB-C PD 45W Charger with GaN Technology - $31.99

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[Amazon Canada] RavPower USB-C PD 45W Charger with GaN Technology - $31.99

I had been looking for a 45W USB-C charger that was small to power my Pixel 3a XL, Surface Pro 5 and Samsung 5SE tablet. I've had my eye on the new Gallium Nitride chargers as the thermals allow the production of very small power adapters that are often 30-40% the size of regular chargers. [Note: there are many Surface Connect adapters for the Surface Pro that work with PD power supplies]. These can power many laptops (e.g. MacBook/Dell XPS). Dimensions are: 72 x 54 x14.2mm (2.83 x 2.12 x 0.56 in) and 75g.

Amazon Link: The RavPower 45W charger is typically $41 but the black one is on sale for $31.99 (with the $2.00 off coupon).

I have the RavPower 45W and 30W chargers and can vouch for both of them although I paid more for the 30W than I did for the 45W. The RavPower GaN chargers listed here have foldable plugs which helps on the portability. Other GaN chargers like the 30W Anker do not have a foldable plug. Here is an Apple Insider article on the new GaN technology.

SPECS (per Amazon)

  • The thinnest Macbook Charger: built with premium Egan feet circuitry for power that packs a punch in an ultra-thin design (0.59 inch) that’s half the size of regular wall chargers
  • Rapid charge: USB-C charger delivers 45-watts of power to charge and recharge all of your important devices at a high speed
  • Wide compatibility: smart sensor technology instantly recognizes and provides the optimum charging efficiency for your Device from 5 output levels
  • Travel ready: sleek and compact body with a foldable plug for a pocket-sized charger with world-wide voltage so you can take it on your adventures
  • Safe & Reliable: Plus built-in safeguards to protect against any damage such as overcharging, overheating and short circuiting

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Nice find.

I ended up with this Dual USB C + USB A Foldable wall plug that delivers 61W when USBC is plugged in alone (45W + 18W when both outlets are being used).
$42.99
The 61W is enough to even charge my DELL XPS 15 which normally uses a 130W charging barrel. Battery goes up even when I have Lightroom and Photoshop running.

This covers all of my bases when I want a super portable charger for travelling.

https://www.amazon.ca/Delivery-Charger- ... NrPXRydWU=
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If you wanted an even more compact charger and you've upgraded to just using USB C, there's this 61W USB C ultra compact charger that just came out. I have them both and they are both awesome. (It's at $69.99 right now which is EFfin expensive, I saw it at $59.99 which I still think is a little high but for the digital nomad that wants to cut down as much on what they carry then this is the best as of now.

https://www.amazon.ca/RAVPower-Charging ... lectronics
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I've been eyeing a USB C PD charger as well, but have been trying to balance portability vs. versatility.

I have looked at the 45W GaN charger you mentioned, but am leaning more towards this :

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078W4 ... 79FQ&psc=1

This also provides 45W, but has additional USB ports to charge other devices (phone, tablet, camera etc) when I'm traveling.

If I only need to charge 1 device I already have my macbook charger which does the job. Yes the RavPower one is half the size of it, but it fits in my bag anyways, it doesn't make that much of a difference
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number17 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 12:55 pm
I've been eyeing a USB C PD charger as well, but have been trying to balance portability vs. versatility.

I have looked at the 45W GaN charger you mentioned, but am leaning more towards this :

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078W4 ... 79FQ&psc=1


This is my travel set up. It's enough to charge my XPS 15 which requires much more power than Macbook Pro.
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I bring this travel adapter that has Outlet, 4 USB A (2.4A up to 5.6A). Has one USB C up to 3A which covers all of my electronics.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07CL3 ... UTF8&psc=1
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And this super compact USBC 61w plug in

https://www.amazon.ca/RAVPower-Charging ... WSESTF9X3D

Make sure you buy a cable that supports this type of PD delivery.

The Dual USB C + USB A is a cheaper option with both ports. It's still very portable and it's cheaper at $42.99 You can check my previous post if you'd be interested in that. You also have a USB A for domestic trips if you don't want to bring that travel adapter around with you. You can just buy a cable that is a 3 in 1 and it covers all your bases for charging and syncing.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07215 ... UTF8&psc=1
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This also provides 45W, but has additional USB ports to charge other devices (phone, tablet, camera etc) when I'm traveling.

If I only need to charge 1 device I already have my macbook charger which does the job. Yes the RavPower one is half the size of it, but it fits in my bag anyways, it doesn't make that much of a difference
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I would recommend this one, it is 60w to USB-c, is USB-IF certified and included a a USB c charging cable for $46. 12w combined to the 3 USB ports.

USB C Wall Charger, Nekteck 72W 4 Ports Desktop Charging Station, One 60W Type C PD Port for Laptops, MacBook Pro 13in/Air, XPS, iPad Pro 2018, HP Spectre, 3 USB Ports for iPhone Xs/Max, Pixel, S10/S9 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0712252ZQ/ref ... EDb0Z74AXS
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number17 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 12:55 pm
I've been eyeing a USB C PD charger as well, but have been trying to balance portability vs. versatility.

I have looked at the 45W GaN charger you mentioned, but am leaning more towards this :

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078W4 ... 79FQ&psc=1

This also provides 45W, but has additional USB ports to charge other devices (phone, tablet, camera etc) when I'm traveling.

If I only need to charge 1 device I already have my macbook charger which does the job. Yes the RavPower one is half the size of it, but it fits in my bag anyways, it doesn't make that much of a difference
This is my travel set up and it covers all of my bases.
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This travel adapter with USB A, USB C and outlet.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07CL3 ... UTF8&psc=1

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and super compact 61 W to charge my DELL XPS 15 or tablet. (Dell xps is 130 W so it will charge Macbook 87W no problem). Make sure you have USB C cable that supports this type of power delivery.

https://www.amazon.ca/RAVPower-Charging ... EXVPBF40EQ


For Domestic Travel I just bring this one around.

it's cheaper and it also has a USB A port so I don't have to bring the travel adapter (probably better for most people since most things are still usb a. (Keep in mind if you only get 61W if you have just the USB C plugged in)

https://www.amazon.ca/Delivery-Charger- ... TDGP8GKFPV
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Too bad not 65W. Most ultraportable notebooks use a 65W charger now.
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I only see a $3 coupon for white, and no $2 coupon for black.
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T3rry wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:15 pm
tthanks OP, ended up with the wall charger as well as a PD powerbank, i have been looking for one for a while and there are so many options i figured these 2 would pair well together.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07Q7B ... UTF8&psc=1
JUST A WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH A PORTABLE CHARGER: Airports do not allow portable chargers if it exceeds 100Wh (Watt-Hours) through security. I've seen a number of travellers irate after their expensive portable PD chargers are confiscated.

The beauty of the PD chargers are new devices allow fast charging. With these PD chargers, I plug my phone, tablet or Surface Pro for an hour and they are totally topped up. Really haven't had a need for a multi-port charger as all my devices accept PD/USB-C. I do carry a dongle for a USB-C to Micro-USB to charge my BT headset and BT wireless earphones.

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Hank71 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:41 pm
JUST A WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH A PORTABLE CHARGER: Airports do not allow portable chargers if it exceeds 100Wh (Watt-Hours) through security. I've seen a number of travellers irate after their expensive portable PD chargers are confiscated.

The beauty of the PD chargers are new devices allow fast charging. With these PD chargers, I plug my phone, tablet or Surface Pro for an hour and they are totally topped up. Really haven't had a need for a multi-port charger as all my devices accept PD/USB-C. I do carry a dongle for a USB-C to Micro-USB to charge my BT headset and BT wireless earphones.


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How firm are they with this rule?

Cause 100Wh isn't much. A 20000 mAh power bank at 5V is 100Wh, so anything over 20000 mAh is not allowed on planes?
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Is there something with 2 USB-C PD ports and 1 USB-A port?
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number17 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 2:07 pm
How firm are they with this rule?

Cause 100Wh isn't much. A 20000 mAh power bank at 5V is 100Wh, so anything over 20000 mAh is not allowed on planes?
Not quite, they don't measure it at 5V, that is what your devices typically see on USB. They measure at 3.6/3.7V and calculate Wh using the battery voltage and not what the power bank delivers.

You are restricted in the Watt hours of the Lithium-ion batteries you can bring aboard (>100Wh), this applies to power banks, laptops, etc. However, you are allowed to have say, multiple power banks under said capacity.

I've never seen anyone travel with a battery greater than >100Wh, but, then again do you want to test your luck with the CATSA or even TSA? Most power banks with that much capacity is at least $100+ and getting that confiscated sucks.
Hank71 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:41 pm
JUST A WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH A PORTABLE CHARGER: Airports do not allow portable chargers if it exceeds 100Wh (Watt-Hours) through security. I've seen a number of travellers irate after their expensive portable PD chargers are confiscated.

The beauty of the PD chargers are new devices allow fast charging. With these PD chargers, I plug my phone, tablet or Surface Pro for an hour and they are totally topped up. Really haven't had a need for a multi-port charger as all my devices accept PD/USB-C. I do carry a dongle for a USB-C to Micro-USB to charge my BT headset and BT wireless earphones.


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What do you use with your Surface Pro to charge it via Power Bank? I agree, PD is great, I have a few of the RAVPower 10000mAh PD chargers which top off my devices quicker and seem more efficient than QC2.0,3.0, etc.
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Hank71 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2019 1:41 pm
JUST A WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH A PORTABLE CHARGER: Airports do not allow portable chargers if it exceeds 100Wh (Watt-Hours) through security. I've seen a number of travellers irate after their expensive portable PD chargers are confiscated.

The beauty of the PD chargers are new devices allow fast charging. With these PD chargers, I plug my phone, tablet or Surface Pro for an hour and they are totally topped up. Really haven't had a need for a multi-port charger as all my devices accept PD/USB-C. I do carry a dongle for a USB-C to Micro-USB to charge my BT headset and BT wireless earphones.


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yeah i'm using it more for camping, i don't need it while travelling, although i have traveled (domestically) multiple times with my current 20,000mah pack and never had an issue., also had 2 laptops, my personal and work phones and a tablet too, definitely would have been over this threshold.
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