Review: Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

Neckteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

Neckteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
86.25

Power

9/10

    Design

    9/10

      Build

      9/10

        Reliability

        9/10

          Pros

          • Features Power Delivery which is able to charge PD Compatible devices at or near their max charging speed
          • The USB-A Port has a 5V/2.4A charging speed
          • You can use the max power of the USB-C PD Port and the USB-A Port at the same time

          Cons

          • The USB-A Port does not feature Quick Charge

          The car charger isn’t thought to be a very useful charging electronic to charge our devices. That said, car chargers can actually be very useful if your someone that drives quite a lot and requires to use their portable devices once you’re out of your car. That is basically true for everybody as most people own smartphones, and it doesn’t just stop there. As we have devices such as tablets and laptops that require charging too.

          Charging laptops while you’re driving is something that sounds not possible. That said, it is now possible to charge certain laptops in your car without any hassle. The laptop has to use USB-C to charge from, so that way you use can use a USB-C Power Delivery car charger to charge it. USB-C Power Delivery is a new type of charging tech that more devices are becoming compatible with because it’s used with the new standard that is USB-C.

          So we’re here to review this Nekteck USB-C Power Delivery wall charger, that isn’t just like your regular car charger. As this one features powerful charging that’s able to go further with its power for certain devices. It also has another port, too. So let’s see if Power Delivery car chargers are really what they’re chalked up to be.

          Power

          Output Charging:

          There are two charging ports on this Necteck car charger. One is the main reason that you’re getting this charger in the first place, and the other one is just a little something extra.

          USB-C Power Delivery Port

          Well, if you haven’t already figured it out, the USB-C Power Delivery port with this car charger is the main part of it. If you’re getting this car charger, then it’s because of its Power Delivery charging and the best part is that it’s very powerful.

          The Power Delivery charging speed is 45W. 45W of charging power is higher than the average used 30W charging speed that most other Power Delivery chargers tend to use. So what can you do with 45W of charging power that you can’t do with 30W? Well, there are certain laptops that charge faster with the use of a 45W port.

          For example, the MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop from Apple is able to charge fast with 45W of charging power because its max charging speed is 61W. So quite a lot of laptops that do use USB-C Power Delivery to charge are able to charge at or near their max charging speed with this car charger.

          When it comes to charging smartphones and tablets with this car charger, you can rest assured that they’re able to charge at their max charging speed. As PD compatible smartphones like the Google Pixel 2 and the Galaxy S8 that is also Quick Charge compatible, have a Power Delivery charging speed of 27W. So this car charger is able to provide an ample amount of charging power to those smartphones.

          USB-A Port

          There’s also a standard USB-A port on this car charger and it has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A (12W). So it’s able to charge standard devices at a fast enough charging speed, but it does not feature Quick Charge, just so you know.

          Max Output:

          The max output of this car charger is 57W. So you can use the max power of the USB-C Power Delivery port and the USB-A port at the same time. As both of their max outputs are separate and not together.

          Design

          Size and Weight:

          The size of this car charger is small, but at the same time, that can be said about basically all car chargers on the market. This charger has a length of 2.9 inches, and a width of 1.6 inches. The weight of the charger is 3.2 Ounces.

          It’s not so large that it’ll obstruct you’re driving or anything like that. The part where the charging ports are on this car charger is quite large though and noticeable too. That said, the large part is likely largely because of the use USB-C Power Delivery, and in order to accommodate the fast charging tech, they had to make the car charger larger.

          Functional Components:

          Using this car charger is very simple. As all you have to do is simply place the car charger into a 12Volt outlet and you’re ready to plug in your charging cables and charge your devices. At the front where the charging ports are, is where you’ll find a small Blue LED power indicator that shows that the charger is ready to use.

          Build

          Structure and Material:

          The entirety of this car charger is made of plastic and that’s really the case with most car chargers on the market. There is two main part that makes this charger whole, and that would be the large front part and the back small part that has the charging ports.

          Tech:

          With such powerful charging, this Necteck car charger with its Power Delivery usage does get warm if you’re using it for long periods of time. It’s not a safety hazard though as the charger automatically slows down charging for your device if it does get too hot in order to cool down.

          Reliability

          This is the type of car charger you should purchase if you want to change your USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices while you’re driving. If you don’t own any Power Delivery compatible smartphones, then it’s best to go with a car charger such as the Anker PowerDrive 2, which has just standard ports. The use of a USB-A port with this car charger is nice, but it’s not enough of a reason to get it if you can’t find a use for the USB-C Power Delivery port.

          Summary:

          Power:

          Charging power is the reason that you’re getting this car charger in the first place, with its use of USB-C power Delivery and 45W of charging power from it. The USB-A port can also be used at the same time and you can even use the max power of both ports at the same time.

          Design:

          It’s an easy car charger to use and the use of a Blue LED light is nice to let you know that you’re ready to use the car charger.

          Build:

          The build quality of this car charger is pretty good and it does get warm when you use Power Delivery. At the same time, the car charger does slow down charging when it does get too hot.

          Reliability:

          This is a very reliable car charger for anyone that’s searching for a car charger to charge their USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices while they’re driving. As this Necteck car charger offers more power than the usual 30W that most other chargers offer.

          Specs of the Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:

          • Output:

          USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A

          USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

          • Input: DC 12-18V
          • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Power Light
          • Size: 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches
          • Weight: 3.2 Ounces

          Conclusion:

          This Necteck Power Delivery car charger is a great option if you want to change your Power Delivery compatible smartphones, laptops and tablets at or near their max charging speed while driving.

          Nekteck USB-IF Certified USB Type C Car Charger with PD Power Delivery 45W & USB-A 12W for Macbook 12-inch/ Pro 2016, Pixel 2/ Pixel XL Galaxy S9/ S9+/ Note 8/ S8/ S8+ More(USB-C Cable 3.3Ft Included)

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          as of December 11, 2018 10:24 am

          Features

          • USB IF POWER BRICK CERTIFIED(TID:1000081): First 45W Power Delivery USB Type C Car Charger passed rigorous test by USB compliance standard. No more worries about damaging your device, it's fast and safe to provides you the best possible performance.
          • USB IF Certified Type-C 100W capable cable (TID: 210,000,323) features a next-generation Type-C connector with a new design that is fully reversible. This allows you to plug in without fail, regardless of how you are holding and inserting the cable..
          • Additional standard USB A port allows your to Charge Non-USBC devices at FULL speed simultaneously with Type-C combined 57W(Shared by 2 ports: 45W, 12W)
          • Compatible with tablets and smartphones with a USB Type-C connector, such as Apple MacBook 12-inch/ Pro 2016 version, HTC 10, Nokia N1, LG G5/G6, Asus Zen AiO, ASUS Zenpad S 8.0, Google ChromeBook Pixel, PixelBook, Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel/ Pixel XL, Galaxy Tabpro S, S8, S8 Plus, Nintendo Switch
          • Certified by RoHS, CE & FCC, USB-IF; High quality fire proof material & anti-oxidation aluminum pull tab;No radio loss in your car or effect to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices.

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