Review: KOVOL 65W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

KOVOL 65W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

9.5

Power

8.5/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features dynamic charging with the use of the full 65W output if charging a single device or a 45W and 18W split of power between the ports
  • Small with the use of GaN and a foldable plug that makes portability easier

You’ve likely already seen all the Power Delivery wall charger options on the market. As USB-C charging has become common among the portable devices we use, PD chargers have naturally become more common and advanced, such as chargers with multiple USB-C ports. However, if you’re still using USB-A charging and heavily reliant on USB-C charging, you may want to consider this KOVOL 65W wall charger.

The KOVOL 65W wall charger has a USB-A and a USB-C Power Delivery port. The charger strikes a good balance of charging power and accessibility, so let’s see just how well it performs.

Power

Output Charging:

Charging is effortless to understand for this KOVOL wall charger. The max output of the charge is 65W, and if you’re only charging a single device via the USB-C Power Delivery port, you can use the 65W Power Delivery charging. A 65W PD charge rate can charge most USB-C laptops, and we tested single USB-C output with a Lenovo IdeaPad 5, and it was able to charge at its max charging speed.

Fast charging a Galaxy Note 9 and a Lenovo laptop

If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, then the 65W max output does get split between the USB-C and USB-A port; with the USB-A port featuring Quick Charge, it has an 18W output, and the USB-C port drops down to a 45W output. If you have an Android Quick Charge compatible phone, you’re able to fast charge your phone and charge a laptop simultaneously. That’s precisely what we did with fast charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 via the USB-A port and a Lenovo laptop via the USB-C port.

Charge rate for a Lenovo laptop

The KOVOL 65W wall charger doesn’t exactly go all out with its ports or charging power, which is what most people are looking for. A port that you can charge your laptop with and an extra port for charging a phone or tablet.

Design

Size and Weight:

This KOVOL charger does use Gallium Nitride (GaN), which makes the charger smaller while still being able to output more charging power. The charger has a length/width of 2.1 inches and a thickness of 1.3 inches. The charger weighs 4 ounces. With its foldable plug, you won’t have any problems being portable.

Functional Components:

It’s just like using any other wall charger. Unfold the plugs and plug the charger into an outlet. The wall charger does have a blue power light at the front to show that it’s powered on.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this KOVOL wall charger is excellent, and we didn’t find any flaws with its structure.

Tech:

The charger may only get warm; that’s what happened in our testing, but it never got hot. Heat is constantly generated during charging, so it’s not a concern for a charger to get warm.

Reliability

The reliability of this charger is narrow and still pretty wide for most people. The charger can deliver a higher 65W output from the USB-C port if you’re charging a single device; this can be used to charge some laptops faster. Charging two devices allows you to fast charge an Android smartphone and a laptop; however, the USB-C port does drop down to a 45W charge rate from the 65W single output.

The only part of the charger that is unreliable is if you need more ports or more power. This KOVOL charger has just enough for most charging needs.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power meets a good standard with a usable 65W from charging a single device via the USB-C port, or you can get a different set of reliability by charging two devices with the USB-A port and a USB-C port.

Design:

Since the KOVOL charger uses GaN, it is smaller than regular silicone chargers. To make a small size even more convenient, it has a foldable plug.

Build:

The build quality of this charger is good, and it does warm up a bit during charging, but that’s completely normal.

Reliability:

The charger has a good enough reliability for most charging needs, which means being able to charge a laptop, and a smartphone simultaneously.

 KOVOL 65W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Output (Single Device Charging)5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A (65W Max)
USB-A Output5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W Max)
USB-C + USB-A OutputUSB-C-PD 45W + USB-A-QC18W
Input100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.4A Max.
Size2.16 x 2.16 x 1.33 inches
Weight4 ounces

Conclusion:

There are all types of USB-C Power Delivery chargers on the market now, ones with insanely high outputs and many more ports, but this KOVOL charger has just enough for what most people are looking for within their charging needs.

USB C PD Charger 65W, KOVOL Sprint USB Wall Charger, 2 Ports GaN III Fast Charger, USB C Travel Charger for MacBook Pro/Air, iPad Pro, iPhone 13/12/11, Dell XPS, Galaxy, Switch, and More
  • USB A and C 2-Ports Fast-charging: Power up to two devices simultaneously with max 45W PD output and 18W QC output, no more low-battery anxiety while using your phone, tablet, or laptop together.
  • 65W PD Wall Charger: 65W Full-speed Output. Fast Charge your 13-inch MacBook Pro up to 50% in just 45 mins when solely using the USB-C port.
  • KOVOL GaN III Charger: This GaN-based 2-port charger is smaller, safer, and more efficient. KOVOL's exclusive MultiProtect safety system prevents overheating and ensures total peace of mind.
  • Compact & Foldable Quick Charger: Comes in an ultra-compact design (2.16"x2.16"x1.33"), 53% smaller than the stock 61W charger. Fold-away charging prongs make for simpler storage and convenient carrying.
  • Optimized Power Distribution: The 65 watt PD charger intelligently detects connected devices and dynamically negotiates the best output for optimized charging speeds. Widely compatible for MacBook Pro/Air, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 or previous models, iPad Pro/Air, Google Pixel, Dell XPS, Switch, and more.