Review: Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

9.4

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

8.5/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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, there are more types of devices that are going to be able to use the USB-C standard and the PD charging tech. What we mean by that is many Android smartphones are now using USB-C, at the same time there is now quite a lot of tablets and also 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 a lot of doors when it comes to charging more powerful USB-C PD compatible devices such as laptops.

Power

Output Charging:

USB-C Power Delivery

The USB-C Power Delivery port on this charger is the main reason that you’re going to want to purchase this charger. As we mentioned before, most Power Delivery wall chargers and also portable chargers output a 30W charging speed when it comes to 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, then 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 is able to 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 is able to provide 60W. This is something that a few third-party wall chargers on the market are able to do.

USB-A Ports

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). At the same time, the max output of the USB-A part 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.

Max Output:

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 main part of the charger, which is the USB-C Power Delivery.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of this charger is very small, 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 this means that the charger is going to 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.

Functional Components:

The charger is very easy to use with it having all its charging ports on one side, and the power cord of the charger 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. While you can use any charging cable with the 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.

Build

Structure and Material:

For such as powerful wall charger, the structure of this charger is also very good. The center of the charger is just one large piece, and then the two sides are separate pieces.

Tech:

If you’re using the max power of 60W with the USB-C Power Delivery port, then 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, so it will get warm.

Reliability

This is a very reliable Power Delivery wall charger, and we find that it’s even more reliable than a standard PD charger would be, 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 are 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.

Summary:

Power:

60W of USB-C Power Delivery charging opens quite a lot doors to charge larger devices that use USB-C for charging.

Design:

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.

Build:

The charger does get warm when you’re either using the max power of the USB-C Power Delivery port or the 72W max power output of the wall charger itself.

Reliability:

If you own a Power Delivery compatible device that requires more charging power above the 30W or 45W limit, then this charger is a very good purchase, With its use of a limit breaking 60W charging speed.

Specs of the Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:

  • Output:

USB-C Port Power Delivery: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V 3A | 20V 3A (PPS) 3V–21V/3A

USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A | Max Output: 12W

Max Output: 72W

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size: 4 x 3 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 7.6 Ounces

Conclusion:

Aukey’s 60W Power Delivery desktop charging station is the perfect type of charger to use get for charging your new generation USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices. Whether they charge at 30W, 45W and of course, 60W.

AUKEY USB Charging Station, 60W Power Delivery 3.0 & Dual Port USB Charger for MacBook / Pro, Dell XPS, iPhone X / 8 / Plus, Samsung Note8 and More

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Features

  • Future-Proof Charging: A powerful USB charging station with USB Power Delivery output and standard USB output to charge most USB-C and USB-powered gear
  • 60W USB Power Delivery 3.0: USB-C port with up to 60W Power Delivery efficiently charges a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Nintendo Switch, or Galaxy S8+ at full speed
  • AiPower Tech: Equipped with AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology, two standard USB-A ports deliver safe and reliable charging power for all 5V USB gadgets at up to 2.4A across both ports
  • Triple Charge: Charge your 13” MacBook Pro, iPhone X, and Samsung Note8 simultaneously with this three-port charger
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PA-Y12 60W Power Delivery Charging Station, Detachable Power Cord, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Product Replacement Warranty Card

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