Review: PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger PD-AR1032US

PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger PD-AR1032US

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has a 45W Power Delivery port for fast charging most USB-C laptops and can fast charge PD compatible smartphones
  • Features two USB-A ports for charging an additional two devices
  • Has a 57W max output to use all the ports at the same time

Power Delivery is quite a common charging technology that is now being used with a wide range of devices. If you’re looking to purchase a new laptop, and still currently have one that uses a DC port for charging and has USB-A ports for connectivity, you’re going to find that most laptops now use a USB-C port for charging and connectivity. The most notable part is that they use the USB-C port for charging, and some laptops may have a DC port for charging, but they still have a USB-C port that is also available for charging, too.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at this PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery wall charger with two USB-A ports.

Power

Output Charging:

Most third-party Power Delivery wall chargers on the market have a 30W Power Delivery charging speed, and that’s because that’s the PD charging speed that is most often able to charge USB-C Power Delivery laptops. However, many laptops can charge faster than 30W, such as Dell XPS laptops, the Lenovo Flex 5 that I currently use, and some Macbook models that also use USB-C for charging.

That is why the 45W USB-C Power Delivery port on this PowerAdd charger is so helpful, as you have 15W more of charging power. In our case, we tested this PowerAdd Power Delivery wall charger with three Power Delivery compatible devices. The three devices are a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop, a Microsoft Surface Go tablet, and a Google Pixel smartphone.

The Lenovo Flex 5 comes with a 65W Power Delivery wall charger, and when we charged it with this 45W PD charger, it had the same charging speed as the charger that it came with. So the Flex 5 laptop doesn’t charge at 65W, as there is some overhead power with the charger, regardless, this PowerAdd wall charger is still able to charge it just as fast. We were getting about 38W to 40W with this charger, which is the same amount of power as the charger that the laptop came with.

When it came to charging the Surface Go with the Power Delivery port, the Surface Go was able to charge at 40W, higher than the Flex laptop, and this is its max charging speed.

After that, we moved to charge the Google Pixel, and the Google Pixel has a max charging speed of 18W, or at least, that’s the required Power Delivery charging power. The Pixel was able to fast charge using the Power Delivery port, and don’t worry, this 45W Power Port or any other Power Delivery port that is 45W or higher won’t damage your phone.

On top of the Power delivery port, this PowerAdd charger also has two USB-A ports that this is 5V/2.4A (12W) charging speed. Neither of the ports uses Quick Charge. The great thing about having three ports with this wall charger is that it has a max output of 57W, so you’re able to use all the ports at their max power at the same time.

Design

Size and Weight:

Despite the power output of this charger, the wall charger is very small and we think that it’s a great charger to switch to from a Power Delivery charging brick. We say this because the Flex 5 laptop comes with a Power Delivery charging brick and can be a hassle to be portable with, this wall charger has a length of 2.6 inches, a width of 2.5 inches and a thickness of 1.2 inches. The weight of the charger is 5 ounces.

To add to this, the charger also has a foldable plug that makes it even more portable.

In terms of presentation, the charger does look different than others on the market, and that’s because it has a two-tone color theme. With a white bottom and a blacktop. It looks neat and different, and we wish that other brands took notes. Chargers don’t have to be one plain color to look good.

Functional Components:

It’s as easy to use as any other wall charger. All you have to do is fold out the wall charger and plug it into an AC outlet. The charger has a red power light once it’s plugged in to show that it’s powered on. You will need your own USB-C to USB-C cable when it comes to using this wall charger as it does not come with any cables.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build of this PowerAdd wall charger is great. It’s all made of plastic, but it’s spare parts hold together well, and the only part that you will have to worry about breaking is the foldable plug, but that feels strong, too. Just be careful not to bend the foldable plug in any way that it’s not meant to bend.

Tech:

Considering that this wall charger is able to output 57W, we thought that it would heat up, but it doesn’t. It stays cool even when charging for a long duration of time.

Reliability

This is a reliable Power Delivery that can be used for a wide range of Power Delivery compatible devices, from laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With a 45W Power Delivery charging speed, you’re able to charge some laptops faster, and you’re able to charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones at their max charging speed with the PD port. The use of two USB-A ports is also helpful while charging your PD compatible device.

Summary:

Power:

The 45W Power Delivery port on this charger is the best part as it can charge most Power Delivery laptops at their max charging speed. The use of two USB-A ports and 57W max output ensures that you’re able to use the max power of all the ports at the same time.

Design:

The size of this wall charger is another great part, as it’s small enough to fit into your pocket.

Build:

The build quality of the charger is solid, and it doesn’t overheat even with its power output.

Reliability:

The PowerAdd Power Delivery wall charger is a great one to get if you want to have lots of Power Delivery charging power, and two extra pots that enable you to charge an extra two devices at the same time you’re charging your Power Delivery laptop.

 PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery port5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
Both USB-A PortsShare 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output57W
Power IndicatorRed Light
Size2.6 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches
Weight5 Ounces

Conclusion:

PowerAdd’s 45W Power Delivery wall charger with a 57W max output is a go-to wall charger for anyone looking for a Power Delivery laptop charger and great portability.

POWERADD 57W USB C Wall Charger with One Power Delivery 45W Port and 12W Ports, Foldable Fast Charger for MacBook, Pixel 3/2, Nintendo Switch, Samsung S10+/S10e, iPhone Xs/XR, iPad and More Devices
  • 45W PD Fast Charger: PD 3.0 USB C Power Delivery Port (Output 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A,20V/2.25A) is compatible with QC fast charging. Provide a 4×faster charging speed for iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max+iPad Pro (iOS 12 and latest versions), Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S9+/S8+/Note 9, Nexus, Nintendo Switch and USB-C PD/QC2.0 3.0 enabled phones.
  • Laptops 45W AC Adapter: PD 3.0 USB C wall charger supports charging of USB C Power Delivery enabled laptops, UP to 45 W PD. Including MacBook 13 inch, MacBook Air, Chromebook, Surface Book 2/Go, Dell, HP, Acer and more.
  • Multiple Charging: Besides USB C quick charging port, the wall charger features 2 USB A Charging ports with 5V/2.4A(12W) at max, working for your different charging requirements. And they can work simultaneously without interference on the output power.
  • Comprehensive Protection: The LED indicator reminds you if the charger is working. Built-in intelligent shunt, temperature control, short circuit protection and multiple protection safety system protect the adapter and your devices all the time. AC 100-240V at 50/60Hz. The foldable plug saves space for carrying when traveling.
  • What You Get: POWERADD 57W USB C Wall Charger x 1, User Manual x 1, Feedback Card x 1. And our 24 months limited product warranty and 24*7 easy-to-reach customer support.

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