Poweradd Power Delivery 52W 4-Port Desktop Charger
- Uses USB-C Power Delivery that can charge most Power Delivery compatible devices at their max charging speed
- Has 3 USB-A ports with each of them outputting a charging speed of 5V/2.4A
- The size of the charger is actually quite small despite its powerful charging
- It does not use a LED power indicator
Charging speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to charging our devices. Sure, we want larger battery capacities for our smartphones and other larger devices, that said, in the end with portable devices we’re eventually going to have to recharge them. When you do so, you want the charging rate to be fast. This is where fast charging technologies such as Quick Charge come in, that’s compatible with lots of Android smartphones on the market. Another powerful charging technology that’s becoming the norm these days is called Power Delivery.
Power Delivery is being used with the USB-C standard of charging and it’s basically the more universally fast charging standard that’s going to be used with smartphones and larger devices such as laptop and tablets too. It already is actually. That’s why it’s so important, as you’re able to use the same Power Delivery charging electronic to charge your smartphone and laptop too.
This PowerAdd desktop charger features Power Delivery, and with PD becoming so popular among various devices, let’s see if this one is able to deliver a good charging experience as a whole.
Charging power with this PowerAdd Desktop charger is very good and that’s mostly because of its USB-C port because that’s the main reason that you’re going to actually purchase it.
USB-C Power Delivery Port
The USB-C port on this charger uses 30W of power and this is definitely within the Power Delivery territory as it’s double than the 15W that most regular USB-C ports output on charging electronics.
In terms of Voltage and Amperage this charger’s stats are:
3.0-5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
30W of charging power for USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices is actually very good, that said, the 30W charging rate isn’t the highest that you can go when it comes to Power Delivery. As there are other chargers that can output up to 45W to 60W of power and that can charge compatible devices such as the Apple MacBooks that use USB-C to charge at their max charging rate.
Even so, with 30W, this PowerAdd charger is able to charge all USB-C Power Delivery compatible smartphones at their max charging rate. In general, it’s also useful for charging the larger devices that also use PD such as tablets and laptops too. So if you’ve lost your original charger and need a replacement, this one will do, not only because of its use of PD but also because it has three other ports that can be useful.
Another awesome thing about this Power Delivery port is that it also features Quick Charge. So you can charge USB-C compatible Quick Charge smartphones at their max charging rates. Of course, the only downside is that the smartphone must feature a USB-C port, but even so, the fact that they made this charger use Quick Charge along with its Power Delivery port is quite cool.
Also, if you’re charging Non-Compatible Power Delivery or Quick Charge devices with this port, then the device will just charge at a 5V/3.0A charging rate.
3 USB-A Ports
There are 3 USB-A charging ports on this desktop charger. All three of the ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, which is quite fast in terms of standard charging. The max output on the USB-A port side is 4.4A. So you can’t use the max power of two ports at the same time, but you can use a 5V/1.5A charging rate through each of the ports even if you’re using them all at once as that basically adds up the max output.
Size and Weight:
The size of this charging station and basically all charging station isn’t a problem. That’s because it has a length of 4 inches, a width of 3 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch. The weight of this desktop charger is 7 Ounces. So placing it on your desktop table is indeed possible and it won’t cause any obstruction while you’re charging a laptop, smartphone Nintendo Switch or basically any other type of devices that you plan to charge it with.
It’s an easy charger to use. It comes with a power cable that you have to connect to the charging station and once you plug the power cord into an AC outlet you’re ready to use it. All of the charging ports are on a single side.
The USB-C port is alone, higher up above the 3 USB-A ports, which is actually a nice touch as it separates the main part of this charger from what you can normally use on another wall charger. In order to use the USB-C port to charge USB-C compatible devices, you have to use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. Or if you’re charging the iPhone X or iPhone 8 that are actually Power Delivery compatible, you can use a USB-C to Lighting charging cable to charge at their max charging power.
There are no lights with this desktop charger, but it would have been nice to maybe have something like a Power Delivery light to show that your device is charging at PD speeds.
Structure and Material:
This desktop charger is made quite well. The entirety of it is made of plastic and though it might sound cheap, it’s not. That’s because it’s covered pretty well in plastic around its structure. However, just don’t go dropping the charger as PowerAdd actually warns against it. It can likely be due to damaging the Power Delivery tech.
On the tech build side of things, this charger keeps things cool, and that’s surprising considering that’s able to output 30W of charging power while at the same time charging other devices with the USB-A ports.
This is a very reliable Power Delivery desktop charger, not only for its main part which is the USB-C port that can charge PD compatible devices at their max charging rates or near it. Also, because of its use of three USB-A ports that each have a charging rate of 5V/2.4A.
Charging power is the best part of this desktop charger with its use of 30W of Power Delivery charging. Even though you can get more powerful Power Delivery charging from other wall chargers, this one is still very useful with its use of three additional USB-A ports that you can use at the same time.
It’s not a very large desktop charger and it’s easy to use the USB-C port with either a USB-C to USB-C charging cable tor a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge the new iPhone X or iPhone 8.
Build quality is pretty good as this charger just gets a little warm, with the use of four of its ports at once, or it stays cool with just the use of the Power Delivery.
It’s a great desktop charger that actually features three very powerful charging technologies with Power Delivery and Quick Charge with the USB-C port. Third, is that it features powerful standard charging with its USB-A ports.
Specs of the Poweradd Power Delivery 52W 4-Port Desktop Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 3.0-5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A (4.4A Maximum Output for USB-A Ports)
Max Output: 52W
- Input: 100-240 AC Input
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 4 x 3 x 1 inches
- Weight: 7 Ounces
This PowerAdd 4-port Power Delivery USB-C charger is one of the best desktop chargers that you can get to charge your Power Delivery compatible devices. While at the same time charging other devices too.
USB C Wall charger, Poweradd 52W 4-Port USB Desktop Charging Adapter, 30W Power Delivery(PD) for for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus, Nexus 5X / 6P, LG G5, Pixel C, Samsung W700, MacBook 2015 / 2016 and More
- Product Structure: USB-C port with Power Delivery and 3 USB standard smart ports pump out 30 watts of power, total 52W, enough to simultaneously charge several different USB devices.
- PD Technology:It can be based on the needs of different device, output up to 30W of power, so that your device charge more quickly and steadily,Use more convenient, and save money for you.
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: High efficiency, charge your device battery from 0% to 80% capacity within 35 mins, 4 times as fast as standard chargers, twice as fast as QC 1.0, faster than QC 2.0 by 38% in efficiency. Backward compatible with QC 1.0 and 2.0 devices.
- USB C Charger: Widely compatible with all USB C devices. Up to 3A high charging spend. Support Nexus 5X/6P, MacBook 2015/2016, Nintendo Switch, Pixel C, Lumia 950/950XL, Nokia N1, Chromebook Pixeland other USB C devices.
- Smart Charger: Smart charging ports adapts to your device. It automatically matches the maximum charging current designed for your device, and hence minimizes charging time.