CHOETECH 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger REVIEW
When I travel I typically take a wall charger with me to make sure that I have enough places to charge my devices. It’s an easy way to keep cable clutter to a minimum because items aren’t strewn about the room and all my devices are being charged in one place. I used to take a full-size power strip along with me on trips, but nowadays, I prefer the more compact desktop chargers like the 72W 4-Port USB-C Desktop Charger from CHOETECH.
CHOETOECH provides a lot of options for accessories and many of them help to power devices like this desktop charger. This particular charger has 4 ports to charge devices with — 3 USB-A and 1 USB-C. The charger has a combined 60W of power delivery charging, which is typically enough to charge a MacBook (depending on model). The 3 USB-A ports are equipped with smart charging technology. They can identify the charging needs of a particular device to provide optimal charging efficiency. The CHOETECH Desktop Charger makes it possible for you to charge up to 4 devices simultaneously at full speed. The charger is USB-IF and UL certified with built-in protection to prevent devices from overcharging, overheating, or short-circuiting. The charger comes with a 1.5m power cord, user manual, and other papers.
- Input: AC 100–240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.5A Max
- USB-C Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/3A
- USB-A Output: Total 5V/2.4A Max (2.4A Max each port)
- Total Power Output: 72W
- Dimensions: 9.1*7.2*2.75 cm / 3.6*2.8*1.08 in
- Weight: 239 g / 8.43oz / 0.53 Ib
- Macbook 2017 / 2016 pro / Macbook 2017 / 2016 / 2015
- iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 5
- Google pixel 2 / 2 XL / Google Pixel / Pixel XL
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 / S8 / S8 Plus ]
Even though CHOETECH is a third-party brand that many people would take a second glance at, I’ve been very impressed by some of their charging products lately. This Desktop Charger joins the ranks of the products that have exceeded my expectations. First of all, I like its overall size and weight. It’s very easy to transport and pack away for use on the go. The packaging it comes in is fairly plain, but the name of the product is quite clear and so is the outlined image of the charger on the front. The inside of the box has some cut out/formed cardboard that keeps the charger in place when being shipped or handled for retail.
I ran a series of charging tests on the device and was happy with the results. The first round of charging I did was with my Apple Watch (series 1) and my iPhone 7. I plugged them in at the same time using the USB-A ports and both devices began charging right away. To test the accuracy/speed of the charging ports, I used a USB Digital Tester while each of the devices was charging. After a 30-second test reading, both the Apple Watch and iPhone showed a 5.12V/0.21A reading. This is in line with other chargers I’ve tested. Later, I tested my 12-inch iPad Pro with the same multimeter and got a reading of 5.12V/2.3A, which is correct, too. Finally, I checked the power delivery against my 13-inch MacBook Pro and got a reading of 20.1V/0.19A. On the mobile devices, the amperage reading stayed steady. It would move a couple of digital every few seconds, but when I plugged in the MBP, I found that the amperage figure constantly danced between numbers.
I found the charger did a good job of charging my devices. The MBP recharged at a rate of 1% per minute, the iPad Pro charged at a rate of 0.4% per minute, the iPhone 7 charged at a rate of 0.79% per minute, and the Apple Watch charged at a rate of 0.65% per minute. When I was charging the Apple Watch and iPhone 7, I did not detect any heat on the surface of the charger after more than an hour, but after approximately 2 hours of charging the iPad Pro, there were hot spots on the charger. I measured 102º F in one spot using an infrared thermometer at the hottest spot. I’m assuming the reasoning is because the iPad Pro uses more amperage than both the Apple Watch and the iPhone.
The CHOETECH 72W 4-Port USB-C Desktop Charger is a great option for charging your devices on the go or at home. It provides you with a great way to charge up multiple devices at one time without potentially causing damage to your devices. I can recommend this to any type of user.
Originally published at macsources.com on August 20, 2018.