@eeterrific “All USB-C cables must be able to carry a minimum of 3A current (at 20V, 60W). But for high-power 20V/5A (100W) charging, you need a 5A-rated USB-C to USB-C cable that contains E-Marker chip to identify the cable and its current capabilities. Or a Thunderbolt 3 cable that supports 5A/20V (100W) charging.”
Most descent USB 3 to usb 3 cables should be OK with <=60 watts assuming the device you’re charging can handle it.
I got a 100w version from a GoFundMe startup a while back. Seeing that my laptop needs 65w, this would not be enough anyway. But it does look convenient. No, I really don’t need another charger. But it works all around the world with simple adapters. Gosh, I just can’t buy another Meh trinket this month.
@hchavers it can still charge your laptop, just at a slower rate. I have an 18W charger with a USB-A to USB-C cable, and it will (eventually) charge my chromebook that came with a 45W charger. Your laptop might even use the battery at a faster rate than it’s charging, but it would definitely extend your laptop’s battery by a few hours.
@theycallmemrmoo PD stands for “Power Delivery.” It’s a special protocol that devices use to talk to each other to negotiate a voltage. So if your device that you plug into this also has PD, then it can negotiate 5, 9, 12, 15, or 20 volts and the power adapter will supply it.
QC 3.0 is “Quick Charge version 3.0” and is also a voltage negotiation protocol but is proprietary to Qualcomm so devices that use it must pay a licensing fee. This means if a phone has PD capabilities they probably did this to avoid the licensing fee and the device probably doesn’t have QC. Since this power adapter does both which seems to be rare in my opinion, you can charge up pretty much anything that takes 65 Watts or less.
GaN tech for a small profile, both in your bag and on the wall
From my limited electronic’s experience, GaN doesn’t change the size of anything.
GaN is used in place of a silicone MOSFET. When the buck converter is working, the “on” resistance of the GaN MOSFET is lower compared to a silicone equivalent meaning less loss and therefore less heat. Lower resistance means greater efficiency and better utilization of the electricity.
Been away from Meh for a few years. Recently started watching the deals again, but this is the first item that got me. It’s the sort of useful little you see but hesitate at the price, then Meh comes by and says ‘hey, how about now?’
Going through my order history, it’s funny how many items I’ve given to, or bought for, friends. Handing out a bargain-priced knife or power bank or whatnot is painless, especially when I have the other one.
I could use some of these. But with no indication of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory certification (UL, ETL, CSA, etc.), I’m not buying these. Too much risk of fire or electric shock. I’ll stick with a top-tier brand that passes safety testing, like Anker…
@replicacobra Nah, 6am is early enough for me, especially on Tuesdays because I have to take my garbages out AFTER the bears have ransacked all the other cans in the neighborhood…lol
Oh the prices one pays to live in the forest
@brasscupcakes microUSB is a deprecated standard that you won’t see in any modern chargers. I’d say using a USB-C charger with a USB-C cable and one of these USB-C to microUSB adaptors is the best way to tackle it:
The one day I forget to see the S&(*$#& they are selling me today (or last night in my case).
At least I got my Meh click in time.
Someday I will be rewarded for my consecutive Meh clicks. In a future life. I’m not expecting anything now.