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.



  • 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 ]


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.


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Originally published at on August 20, 2018.



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