Since the battery capacity for most smartphones is limited to 5000mAh, the next battery life challenge is to quickly charge what you have. Fortunately, modern smartphones charge faster than they did a few years ago, and charging speeds of 25-40W are common.
However, some phones can charge at 60W, 80W or 180W! At the same time, many OEMs no longer supply fast chargers with smartphones with the aim of reducing electronic waste. An optional charger is often sold for $45 or more (for 45W output).
And that’s where high-power chargers like this EZQuest UltimatePower 90W GaN Wall Charger come in, especially for power users who may need to charge multiple USB-C devices.
That EZQuest Ultimate Power 90W features two USB-C and one USB-A ports, allowing you to output up to a combined power of 90W over USB-C or split the power to charge multiple devices. Overall you can have
- 1x 90W USB-C
- 2x 45W USB-C
- 1x 24W USB-A + 1x 24W USB-C + 1x 60W USB-C
That means you can charge three devices at very high speeds or even power a lightweight 60W laptop and charge two mobile devices at the same time.
I’ve tested it with various phones and the charger maxed out the mobile device’s USB PD (Power Delivery) rating, so this works well.
In our use case at Ubergizmo, we travel a lot. We’d rather carry a single adapter like this to power a small laptop (like the Lenovo X1 nano) and a few mobile devices rather than having the three original chargers.
We are trying to align all of our devices (including toothbrushes) with the USB PD charging standard so that we can easily have spare chargers or share chargers with colleagues. If you lose your laptop charger, it’s just as easy to get a new USB-C charger anywhere in the world. That’s not true if your laptop uses a proprietary power connector.
The EZQuest Ultimate Power 90W costs $79.99 (MSRP official page), Yes you can find it on amazon for $69.99 (affiliate link), and there’s another more interesting one 120W version for $79.99, Also on Amazon (affiliate link). Note that prices are subject to change, but we’ll see that from July 25, 2022.
We didn’t test the 120W version, but if you have a laptop that draws more than 60W, you might want to consider this model over the 90W model. However, travelers should note that 75W is typically the maximum wattage rating for airplane seats.
If the laptop tries to draw more than that, the outlet’s fuse will blow. We’ve heard of 100W outlets on planes but haven’t seen one in the wild.
We like the build quality, size and functionality of this product. GaN chargers are a very competitive field, but EZQuest is building a solid reputation, and that’s probably an advantage over lesser-known brands with similar products.
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