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.

DETAILS

SPECS

  • 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

COMPATABILITY

  • 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 ]

USER EXPERIENCE

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.

CONCLUSION

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Originally published at macsources.com on August 20, 2018.

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