Satechi just launched a powerful new USB-C charging hub at CES 2022 that provides a single, compact connection point to handle some of the most power-hungry USB-C devices.
Thanks to next-generation gallium nitride technology, the new four-port charger manages to deliver a total of 165 watts of power in a sleek, low-profile design. A single power cord connects the charger to an AC outlet, and an included stand lets you run it on your desk for quick and convenient access.
Satechi’s GaN charger automatically adjusts power delivery based on which ports are in use, so despite its 165W rating, you’ll only get a maximum output of 100W on any one port – an upper limit of USB-PD 3.0 Specification,
Additional power can be made available for other ports, however, automatically configuring in modes such as 100W/60W when two ports are in use, 60W/60W/45W or 100W/30W/30W for three ports, or 60W /45W/30W /30W for four ports depending on how much power the connected devices are requesting.
In practical terms, this means that Satechi’s new charger can deliver the maximum charging speed possible for all but more than enough to handle the most demanding USB-C laptops, tablets, and two other USB-powered mobile devices like smartphones. is left.
For example, the 100W port will provide more than enough power to charge Apple’s new 14-inch MacBook Pro at top speed. Although that’s less than the 145W charging speed on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, it still requires Apple’s MagSafe adapter to reach those faster speeds.
Satechi’s new 165W USB-C 4-Port PD GaN Charger is available on Satechi.net now for $120 and should be appearing at other online retailers soon.