Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station
- The USB-C Power Delivery on this charger has a 60W output. Basically double than the 30W output on most other PD chargers
- There are two additional USB-A ports
- This charger has a 72W max output, so you can use the USB-C port and the Power Delivery port at the same time
- There's no LED light to show that the charger has power and is ready to use
Power Delivery (PD) charging tech is used with USB-C, and this is perfect. That’s because USB-C is becoming the new standard for charging, and since Power Delivery is used with USB-C, more types of devices will be able to use the USB-C standard and the PD charging tech. We mean that many Android smartphones are now using USB-C; at the same time, there are now quite a lot of tablets and laptops that use USB-C too.
So, if you own a USB-C compatible smartphone, laptop, and tablet, you’re basically able to use the same charger for all those devices. Of course, you also have to get a powerful enough Power Delivery wall charger so that it can also charge larger and more powerful devices such as USB-C compatible laptops.
Right here, we’re reviewing Aukey’s 60W Power Delivery desktop charging station. This Aukey Power Delivery wall charger, in particular, is a very powerful one because most of the time, when it comes to PD chargers, the output is usually 30W. So this Aukey wall charger opens up many doors when it comes to charging more powerful USB-C PD compatible devices such as laptops.
USB-C Power Delivery
The USB-C Power Delivery port on this charger is the main reason you’re going to want to purchase this charger. As we mentioned before, most Power Delivery wall chargers and portable chargers output a 30W charging speed on their USB-C Power Delivery port. We’re not saying that 30W of charging power for Power Delivery is bad, but when it comes to charging larger devices, such as laptops, especially laptops like the Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15 laptops, yes, it is on the low side.
That’s why getting a more powerful rating of a charger when it comes to Power Delivery charging is so important.
This Aukey wall charger is just that, and that’s because the USB-C Power Delivery port has a 60W output. So it’s basically double the charging power of standard Power Delivery chargers that output 30W. As a result of outputting so much power, this Aukey wall charger can charge a Dell XPS 13 and the higher rated power input, XPS 15 Dell laptop.
Overall, if you own a Power Delivery compatible device that charges past the 30W or 45W PD threshold, this Aukey wall charger is a great option as the Power Delivery port can provide 60W. This is something that a few third-party wall chargers on the market can do.
There are two USB-A ports on this charger too. Each of the USB-A ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A (12W). Simultaneously, the max output of the USB-A port of the charger is 12W, So you can only use the max power of one USB-A port at a time, as using two USB-A ports at the same time will result in the 12W output being split.
Another great part of this charger is that the max output of 72W. So the 60W charging power is reserved for the USB-C port, while the 12W is for the two USB-A ports. This is a good powering design because there’s no change for the charger’s main part, which is the USB-C Power Delivery.
Size and Weight:
The size of this charger is tiny, despite it being a desktop charging station. Meaning that the charger uses a power cord rather than a built-in AC adapter. So it has a length of 4 inches, a width of 3 inches, and a thickness of 1.2 inches. The weight of the charger is 7.6 Ounces.
With the use of three ports, most of the time, the charger will be a wall charger that uses an AC adapter. That said, the use of a power cord, with a Power Delivery charger such as this one, is actually useful because you might be charging a laptop with it and so having that extra length allows you to place it on your desk where your laptop is.
The charger is straightforward to use, with it having all its charging ports on one side, and the charger’s power cord goes in on the opposite side. To use the USB-C Power Delivery port, you would, of course, need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. At the same time, you can use any charging cable with USB-A ports.
The charger does not have any lights to indicate that the charger is on and ready to use, and it would have been nice to have that as many of Aukey’s chargers have that feature.
Structure and Material:
For such as powerful wall charger, the structure of this charger is also perfect. The charger’s center is just one large piece, and then the two sides are separate pieces.
If you’re using the maximum power of 60W with the USB-C Power Delivery port, the charger will become warm. This is also the case when you’re using the max output of 72W with this charger. That said, it’s not really worrisome as most Power Delivery chargers get warm when you’re using the max power of them. This Power Delivery wall charger has double the standard power output of most other Power Delivery wall chargers to get warm.
This is a very reliable Power Delivery wall charger, and we find that it’s even more reliable than a standard PD charger since it has a 60W PD output. This means you’re able to use it to charge a more wide range of products that require more charging power when it comes to USB-C PD. The use of two USB-A ports is the icing on the cake, and it all comes together to make a charger that you can charge three devices with and still use 60W of PD charging power.
60W of USB-C Power Delivery charging opens quite many doors to charge larger devices that use USB-C for charging.
It’s a small charger, and even though it uses a power cord instead of a built-in AC adapter, we think that this is a better design choice because you’re able to have the charger closer to you.
The charger does get warm when you’re either using the USB-C Power Delivery port’s max power or the 72W max power output of the wall charger itself.
If you own a Power Delivery compatible device that requires more charging power above the 30W or 45W limit, this charger is an excellent purchase, With its use of a limit-breaking 60W charging speed.
|Aukey 60W 3-Port Power Delivery Desktop Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A (60W Max)|
|Both Standard USB-C Ports||Shared 5V/2.4A (12W)|
|Size||3.94 x 3.07 x 1.22 inches|
Aukey’s 60W Power Delivery desktop charging station is the perfect type of charger to use for charging your new generation USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices whether they charge at 30W, 45W, and of course, 60W.