Review: Innergie 45W USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Charger

Innergie 45W USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Charger

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Power

8.5/10

Design

7.8/10

Build

7.5/10

Reliability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Already has a ready to use USB-C charging cable that's built into the charger
  • The USB-C Power Delivery output is 45W, which can be useful for charging more power PD compatible devices

Cons

  • With the use of a built-in cable and no other ports, the USB-C cable can begin to wear down and break. Ultimately making the charger useless.

The new standard of charging is now USB-C, or at least it’s a rising standard when it comes to charging. New Android smartphones have started to use it, many tablets are using USB-C and now there are plenty of laptops such as MacBooks, Chromebooks and a bunch of the other laptops that are now using USB-C. The usage of USB-C is with an array of devices because it’s capable of faster charging, and therefore, you’re able to use the same charger that you may use with your smartphone, to charge with your laptop and vice versa.

That’s because there’s a fast charging technology known as Power Delivery that’s being used with USB-C. Power Delivery charging tech isn’t used with all USB-C devices, that said, it is used with quite a few right now and because of that, it’s important to own a USB-C Power Delivery charger, so you’re able to charge your PD compatible devices at their max charging speed.

This is the Innergie 45W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. This charger is a wall charger, in a way, but at the same time, it has a different and more limited design than what you might no be accustomed to. So let’s see if this charger is more of what you should be going for, or if you should go for a multi-port Power Delivery wall charger.

Power

Output Charging:

 

There’s just a single USB-C charging cable with this Innergie charger and there’s no port with this charger to speak of. Instead, what you get is a 1.5-meter USB-C charging cable. So just to make it clear, you should only be getting this charger if you own a USB-C Power Delivery compatible device, as that’s really what this charger is meant for.

The standard charging power when it comes to Power Delivery charging is 30W. That’s basically the same charging power that you’ll find with third part wall chargers at least. It’s a good amount of charging power but at the same time, that’s not the limit.

More Powerful than the Average 30W Power Delivery Charger

This Innergie USB-C Power Delivery charger is capable of 45W of charging power, so that’s 15W higher than the average charging power that you get with most other Power Delivery chargers.

Also, if you want the breakdown of the charging speed: 20V/2.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/3A, and 5V/3A

Basically, if you have a USB-C Power Delivery device that is able to charge at 45W or lower, then this charger is able to charge those devices at their max charging speed. That said, if you’re charging a USB-C Power Delivery compatible device that is able to charge faster, then this charger may charge it slower or not at all.

That’s because there are some laptops that use a lot of power and so they need a charger that is able to provide an ample amount of power for them to recharge. However, if you own a Power Delivery compatible smartphone like the Galaxy S8, S9, Essential Phone, or Google Pixel 2, then this charger is able to charge those phones at their max charging speed.

You can also charge the base MacBook USB-C laptop at its max charging speed with this charger too since it has a max charging speed of 29W.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size and weight of this charger are basically equivalent to that of a 10,000mAh portable charger. That’s because it has a length of 3.4 inches, a width of 2.2 inches, and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the charger is 5.8 Ounces.

Not really a large charger, and you’re able to place it on a desk where you’re charging your laptop quite easily.

Functional Components:

On the functional side, this charger is very simple to use, as the USB-C charging cable is built into the charger and the power cord is simply plugged in at the back of the charger. Once that’s done, you’re ready to use the charger.

Once the charger is plugged in, there’s a small dim blue light that turns on to indicate that it’s ready to use.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this charger is alright when it comes to the charger itself. That said, the use of a built-in charging cable isn’t the best decision when it comes to a wall charger and that’s because this is quite a long charging cable and therefore it can actually wear down pretty quickly if you’re using it a lot. Sure, there is a clip on the charger that you can use to keep the charging cable consolidated in a single spot, but overall, it’s a 50/50 chance that the charging cable can begin to get damaged over time.

Once that happens, the charger is basically worthless.

Tech:

If the charger is outputting its maximum 45W of charging power then it will start to get warm. Anything lower than that though, then this charger stays cool.

Reliability

This is a reliable charger but in a very pin-point way. That’s because it only uses a built-in USB-C charging cable to charge Power Delivery compatible devices or any other USB-C devices. Using this charger to charge multiple devices at once is not possible. Another reliability problem is the longevity of the USB-C charging cable that’s built into the charger.

Once the charging cable is broken, the charger itself is useless. If you want to make sure that the charging cable lasts as long as possible, it’s best to get make sure that you undo the charging cable as least as possible.

Summary:

Power:

Charging speed with this Power Delivery charger is higher than the average 30W, as this one output 45W of charging power.

Design:

It’s a small charger and it’s also easy to use as the charging cable is built right into the charger. At the same time, the negative part is that you only charge a single device at a time and are limited to USB-C compatible devices.

Build:

The build quality is pretty good when we’re talking about the center part of the charger. One thing that you should probably be worried about is the integrity of the USB-C charging cable.

Reliability:

It’s a reliable charger if all you want to have is a USB-C Power Delivery charger. As that’s what this charger is capable of only. It’s not reliable for charging other devices at the same time.

Specs of the Innergie 45W USB-C Power Delivery Laptop Charger:

  • Output: 20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 5V/3A

 

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue Power Indicator
  • Size: 3.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 5.8 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Innergie USB-C Power Delivery charger is one of a kind, as there aren’t many other chargers like it on the market. It can act as a dedicated Power Delivery wall charger for your devices. At the same time, we’re not really sure if that’s a good thing as that’s the only types of devices that you’re able to charge with this charger.

Innergie 45W USB-C Laptop Charger, with PowerDelivery Technology (USB PD), Wrap-Around Cable, for MacBook 12”/ MacBook Pro 13”/ ASUS ZenBook 3/ HP Spectre x360/ Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen

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Features

  • USB TYPE-C COMPATIBILITY: The charger works with most USB-C devices including MacBook 12/ MacBook Pro 13/ ASUS ZenBook 3/ HP Spectre x360/ Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen/ Lenovo Thinkpad T470s and even charge Samsung/Huawei and more USB-C smartphones.
  • FLEXIBLE POWER DELIVERY(USB PD): The mechanism provides 4 different power levels,20V/2.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/3A, and 5V/3A, enabling charging for almost all USB-C devices.
  • FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS: With a reversible USB-C connector and an easy wrap-around cable, the charger is crafted to create a visual aesthetic that's just as pleasing as its utility.
  • SAFETY CHARGING: Our exclusive technology, InnergShield, resists the charger from overcurrent, overvoltage, overheating, overpower and short circuit.
  • ULTIMATE CUSTOMER SERVICE: Enjoy Innergie laptop charger with a 3-year global guarantee promise.

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