@remo28@awk@eeterrific@communist@samdann sorry for the misinformation here, but these do not include USB-C cables. Just had our warehouse verify this morning – please feel free to write in to customer service if you’d prefer to cancel.
20W is “Old fast, now pretty basic, soon to be slow C”, 30W is “current semi-fast C”, and 60W is “current fast C”. So these are the 2022 equivalent of where the 1.0 amp (5W) USB-A chargers were in 2012 or so. (Remember when the basic charger was 0.5 amps, and “fast” was 1.0? You only need to go back to the era of the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 to find it.)
@Aspirant_Fool I replaced the Micro port board on my S4 twice in the years that I used it, and I replaced the battery just once. The newer phones annoy me with their “Nyaa-nya-nyuh-nyaa-nyaa, you can’t fix us” sealed-up casings. I still fix.
@GeckoD@werehatrack I was a big poo-poo Apple guy back in the day when the iPhone was coming out, and I was sufficiently excited for Android that the first cell phone I ever purchased for myself (i.e. that was not provided by an employer) was T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream. I stuck with Android up until a couple years ago when I got a real good deal on some Sonos speakers and wanted to try out the Trueplay tuning, bought a refurb iPhone SE for like $60. Figured what the heck, I’ll give it a shot. My daily driver was a Pixel 3a at the time, and literally everything worked better on the iPhone. That includes Google Voice (where my primary number lives, which ironically made the switch super easy), which on iPhone actually handles vcard files properly instead of requiring me to have all my texts copied to email so that I could manually import them into my contacts that way. Long story short, I’m an iPhone evangelist now.
@cinoclav I’m discovering that I can’t actually read the brand name ‘Aukey’ without significant effort. My brain edits it to ‘Anker’ virtually every time. Still, the numbers I incorrectly attributed to Anker were from the ‘specs’ block for this item, so the comparison stands!
@lowlypeon While they will charge the Steam Deck, I wouldn’t recommend using it for that purpose and certainly not if you’re using your Deck while it is charging as it will just slowly drain rather than charge or even maintain power (the APU alone can pull 15W). It’s worth it to drop the money for a 45W+ charger to match the throughput of the included charger.
Just wanted to share that since I know how much I love mine and figure you’re like me and don’t want to harm its lifespan.
From Aukey’s product page: “USB-C output: (20W Power Delivery 3.0) DC 5V 2.4A, 9V 2.22A, 12V 1.67A; USB output: DC 5V 2.4A; Output power: 20W + 12W.”
So these would be OK for a smartphone, a tablet, or a Nintendo Switch (which will take 10+ W @ 5-15 V,) but that’s about it. A higher output supply (including 15 & 20 V) would be more versatile even if you did it all the time. Honestly this pair should probably be as low as 2-for-$10 to be a deal.
@Atomizer I would not advise you to use anything to charge a Nintendo Switch other than the AC charger that came with the Switch. Nintendo uses some weird internal charging standards that have, multiple times, caused Switches to fry when charged with what should otherwise be compatible USB-C adapters.
@sligett The Chromebook I’m using right now will indeed slowly charge at 20 W, but it came with a 45 W supply that works even better so that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the one on sale here.
@PooltoyWolf I’m aware of this. The short explanation was that a couple years ago, some users had their Switches in a 3rd party (Nyko IIRC) dock and during a system update a chip on the board was apparently damaged. A Youtuber (Spawn Wave) did a few videos about this including one where he replaced the chip and got his Switch working again.
That being said, while I haven’t heard a full explanation for why it happened in the first place, this doesn’t appear to be an issue anymore. The Switch basically is PD 2.0 compliant (it’ll charge from 5, 9, 12, & 15 V) and I’ve used mine with various power supplies with no issue. If you’re really concerned about it you could just unplug it before a system update, but beyond that using a non-OEM power supply shouldn’t be a problem.
@PooltoyWolf No, it’s literally not a real problem, because while I don’t doubt a small number of users had some issue (perhaps that specific Switch update also did a firmware update to the chip that failed and bricked it,) it was very limited and that’s why you haven’t heard of it happening any time recently. You can certainly “take precautions,” but in this case they’re based on old rumors and not reality. Your Nintendo Switch is basically PD 2.0 compliant (the OEM AC adapter, if anything, is the part that’s not compliant based on the output profiles) and will charge just fine off of any USB power source from 5 to 15 V, and I can confirm that to you based on personal experience.
And the comparison to joystick drift isn’t even apropos; I’ve never even heard of anyone denying its existence, which is what you seem to be implying, and which is not the same as simply noting that it hasn’t happened to you. I personally haven’t had any joystick drift (which isn’t specific to Joy-cons, as many controllers use more or less the same ALPS parts) but I know how those switches are constructed and that they will wear out over time.
@Atomizer Is it your goal to get me to say it’s a bad thing to give people a bit of cautious advice concerning their $300 piece of hardware and their (arguably irreplaceable) game saves? Because if so, it’s not gonna happen. I really don’t understand why you seem hellbent on insisting it is impossible to damage a Switch console by using an incompatible charger or charging standard.
Again, your mileage may vary, but please do not attempt to downplay or invalidate what has been (and continues to be) an issue. I provided a gentle warning and I don’t see how your responses correlate.
(As for the Joy-Con drift comparison, my apologies if you weren’t present for the entire saga…there were many, MANY people all over the Internet claiming it was a hoax or wasn’t happening, because it hadn’t happened to them. Nowadays it is widely known and accepted as an issue, but in the beginning, tons of people genuinely thought it didn’t exist.)
So I will ask also, since there is not a clear answer, the description says “with cable”…4 questions:
Does it really come with a cable(s)
If it really comes with a cable, what kind and how long, color doesn’t matter.
If there is/are cable/s included, does each charger plug come with it’s own cable?
If there is/are more than one cable, are there 2 of the same cable or 2 different cables?
Thanks! I really need a longer USB-C cable for my I-ad, the one that came with it seems like it is about 2 feet long! It might be 3, but definitely to long enough, I’d love to have 1-2 longer USB-C cable(s) to go with the blocks.
@Surveyor Hahaha! Like it’d be an actual UL listing. These vendors just add their UL overlay like clipart. Why do you think Anker and Aukey get kicked off of Amazon? Next week they’ll be rebranded again AlkeL or Amkin Abkew
Look outside on a stormy night and what do you see? Hail. Sharon isn’t going to let you hear the end of this. She keeps telling you to park in the garage, but you haven’t gotten around to changing the battery in the door opener yet. If there’s one ding on that car, her lawyer’s going to have you paying for it for the next twenty years. You sigh. When did things change? Or was it always this way, just under the surface? You shake your head and give up on going out to move the car into the garage. You plug in your phone next to the couch, lay down, and try to let the pounding of the hail on the roof drown out your thoughts. At least you bought that 2-pack of Aukey chargers. They’ll probably let you keep one of them…right?
Aukey customer service is awful. Picked up a few of their items from Amazon before they were ousted from the platform. I tried reaching out to them to warranty a battery pack and it was like a race to the bottom to see how awful their customer service could be. Stick with Anker instead.