Satechi just launched a powerful new USB-C charging hub at CES 2022 that offers a single, compact connection point to handle some of the most power-hungry USB-C devices.
Using next-generation gallium nitride technology, the new four-port charger manages to deliver a total output of 165 watts in a sleek and discreet design. A single power cord connects the charger to an AC outlet, and an included stand lets you place it on your desk for quick and convenient access.
Satechi’s GaN charger automatically adjusts the power distribution based on the ports used. So despite its 165W power rating, you will only get a maximum output of 100W on a single port – the upper limit of the USB-PD 3.0 specifications.
However, additional power can be made available to other ports, automatically configuring modes such as 100W / 60W when two ports are used, 60W / 60W / 45W or 100W / 30W / 30W for three ports, or 60W / 45W / 30W / 30W for four ports depending on the power demanded by the connected devices.
Concretely, this means that Satechi’s new charger can deliver maximum charging speeds to all but the most demanding USB-C laptops, with more than enough to handle two other USB-powered mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
For example, the 100W port will provide more than enough power to charge Apple’s new 14-inch MacBook Pro at maximum speed. While slower than the 145W charging speeds of the 16in MacBook Pro, Apple’s MagSafe Adapter is required to achieve those faster speeds anyway.
Satechi’s new 165W USB-C 4-Port GaN PD GaN Charger is now available on Satechi.net for $ 120 and is expected to appear in other online retailers soon.