Review: Aukey Omnia PA-B2 61W Power Delivery GaN Charger

Aukey Omnia PA-B2 61W Power Delivery GaN Charger

9.7

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Pros

  • High 61W Power Delivery port that can charge most Power Delivery compatible laptops at their max charging speed
  • Very small form factor that becomes smaller with the foldable plug

Cons

  • Can only charge a single device at a time

Power Delivery is a common charging technology, and this is a good thing because it means that you’re able to use a single charger to charge a wide range of devices. The notable part of Power Delivery charging is the power that can be behind a charger and the size of the charger being super small.

In this review, we’re taking a look at this Aukey Omnia 61W Power Delivery wall charger with GaN tech. The charger can pump out a ton of power, while at the same time maintaining a small size. Let’s take a closer look.

Power

Output Charging:

So the charging from this Aukey Power Delivery wall charger is super simple as it only has a single USB-C PD Power Delivery port. However, the single port has a high 61W charging speed, and this is higher than what most other PD wall chargers offer. At least at this size.

The thing with Power Delivery is that the higher the charging power, the better. This is because the higher it is, the more devices you’re able to charge, and you’re able to charge certain devices faster than others. Take, for example, laptops that are compatible with Power Delivery.

There are a lot of laptops that can charge at their max chargings speed with a 30W charging, such as the Macbook and most USB-C Chromebooks, too. At the same time, many laptops can charge faster than 30W, such as the Lenovo Flex 5 laptop that we used to charge with this Aukey charger.

Originally, the Flex 5 laptop comes with a 65W Power Delivery Charger, so this Aukey Omnia PD charger comes very close to being able to charge the Lenovo laptop at its max charging speed. In this case, the Flex 5 was able to charge at about 35W and at times 40W with this charger, same as the original PD charger that the laptop came with.

The other two devices that we tested this Aukey wall charger with was a Microsoft Surface Go and a Google Pixel. Both devices are Power Delivery compatible. The Surface Go was able to charge at its max charging speed, which was about 25W to 30W. The Google Pixel was able to rapidly charge with the PD port.

Also, just a reminder, or in case you didn’t know, it’s completely fine to charge smartphones with this 61W Power Delivery port, as it won’t damage your smartphone at all.

Design

Size and Weight:

Second, to the Power Delivery charging is the size of this Aukey wall charger. It’s incredibly small, and it’s one of the smallest PD wall chargers on the market with such a high charging speed. The charger has a length and width of 1.7 inches and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 3.2 ounces.

When you fold the plug inside the charger, it becomes a square, and words can’t describe just how small this charger is. It’s tiny. Comparing this to the 65W Power Delivery brick charger that came with the Flex 5 laptop, there is no competition, this Aukey wall charger wins hands down.

Functional Components:

Not much to using this charger at all, you just have to unfold the plug and connect it into an outlet. There is a white LED light next to the port.

Build

Structure and Material:

Considering that the charger is small with a 61W output, we thought the build would be bad, but that’s not the case. It has a great build, and the foldable AC adapter is also built very well.

Tech:

The way that the charger can output so much power and have such a small form factor is because it uses a GaN chip. However, we do have to say when the charger is used for a long duration of time, it does heat up a bit. It doesn’t become “hot” but it does warm up and you can tell just by touching it.

Reliability

The only unreliable part of this Aukey wall charger is the use of a single Power Delivery port because you can only charge a single device at a time with it. Other than that, a 61W Power Delivery charging speed can charge a wide range of USB-C chargeable devices such as laptops to smartphones. The small size is one of the most reliable we’ve seen to be portable with.

Summary:

Power:

The 61W Power Delivery charging speed is enough charging power for charging most laptops at their max speed, and you can fast-charge most smartphones with this wall charger, too.

Design:

The size of this charger is super small, and this is because of its use of a GaN.

Build:

The charger has a great build, but it does heat up a bit when you’re charging for a long time, and this is likely due to the super small form factor.

Reliability:

This is one of the smallest Power Delivery chargers with a 61W charging speed on the market. The unreliable part is that you can only charge a single device at a time because the charger only has one port to use.

 Aukey Omnia PA-B2 61W Power Delivery GaN Charger
USB-C Power Delivery port5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20.3V/3A (61W)
Power IndicatorWhite LED
Size1.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 inch
Weight3.2 Ounces

Conclusion:

The Aukey Omnia 61W GaN Power Delivery wall charger is a must a buy if you want the most portable laptop and smartphone charger for your Power Delivery compatible devices.

USB C Charger, AUKEY Omnia 61W PD Charger with GaNFast Technology, MacBook Pro Charger USB C Wall Charger Power Delivery Laptop Charger for MacBook Pro/air, iPhone 11 Pro, Dell XPS 13
  • Super-Small: A streamlined GaN power system makes this 61W Power Delivery charger 65% smaller than the 13” MacBook Pro charger. It also features a foldable plug for maximum portability. Extremely handy for home, office, and vacations
  • Extensive Compatibility: This 61W PD charger powers most PD devices. Perfect for USB-C laptops such as 13” MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 13. Also works with iPhones, iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch, and other compatible USB-C devices that support USB Power Delivery
  • Fast & Efficient Charging: Fully charge a 13” MacBook Pro in just 1.8 hours or fast charge your iPhone 11 up to 50% in 30 minutes. Advanced GaN power chip dramatically improves charging efficiency to over 95% and keeps the internal components cool
  • Safe & Reliable: Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PA-B2 61W PD Wall Charger, User Manual

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