Review: UGREEN 65W 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery GaN Wall Charger 3C1A

UGREEN 65W 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger 3C1A

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has three USB-C Power Delivery ports for fast charging, with the top two featuring a 65W Power Delivery speed and the third PD port has a 24W charging speed
  • The USB-A port features fast charging
  • Compact size with a foldable plug

Cons

  • Does not come with any cables

USB-C Power Delivery charging is becoming a lot more common with portable devices that we use than it was just a few years ago. The rapid expansion of USB-C Power Delivery ports for a wide range of devices makes sense because of what the USB-C port is capable of. It can be used as a display port, transferring files, and most notable, it can be used for Power Delivery charging. With so many devices being compatible to use Power Delivery, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, chargers that use multiple PD ports are limited.

That changes with this UGREEN Power Delivery wall charger because this charger has three USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. Rather than other wall chargers that may have a single Power Delivery port and multiple UBS-A ports, this wall charger places USB-C at the forefront, let’s see what it has to offer.

Power

Output Charging:

Alright, so the first thing to know is that the max output of this UGREEN Power Delivery charger is 65W. The first two USB-C Power Delivery ports are capable of outputting 65W of PD charging. The third USB-C ports can output 24W. Then the USB-A port can output 22.5W.

The way that we tested this UGREEN PD wall charger is by charging a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop, a Microsoft Surface Go, Google Pixel, and an LG G7 at the same time. The Flex 5 laptop has a USB-C port that is Power Delivery compatible, the Surface Go has a single USB-C port that is chargeable using PD, the Google Pixel is also Power Delivery compatible, and the LG G7 is Quick Charge compatible.

Charging speed of Flex 5 alone.

Since the output of the USB-A port ins 22.5W, it’s safe to say that it features Quick Charge and can fast charge the LG G7.

The first device that we connected to this UGREEN charger was the Flex 5 laptop since it has a higher charging speed requirement of 65W. The wall charger was able to supply around 30W-40W, and higher charging power output at times while using the laptop. The Flex 5 was connected to USB-C 1.

The next device that we connected was the Surface Go, and this charger was able to get about 20W of charging power, and then the Flex 5 charging speed did drop down to about 20-25W.  With the Flex 5 laptop and the Surface Go tablet charging from USB-C 1 and USB-C 2, we then connected the Google Pixel to USB-C 3, and it was able to “Rapidly” charge.

Then the final device that we connected was the LG G7 to the USB-A port and unfortunately, the LG G7 was not able to fast charge while the other three devices were charging. this is likely due to there not being enough charging power for the USB-A port to use for fast charging as the Flex 5 and the Surface Go are using most of the charging power that the wall charger has. This makes sense as the first two USB-C ports can output the most power.

Charging speed of Flex 5. Flex 5 is charging slower. Only because a Google Pixel is charging along with the Flex 5 and Surface Go.

Overall, even though the charging power from certain ports on this wall charger does go down the more devices you charge at the same time, you’re able to charge multiple USB-C devices at the same time at a fast enough rate. If you want to charge a certain device faster, such as the Flex 5 laptop that we were charging, then all we would have to do is disconnect the Surface Go.

It’s the ability of this charger to charge many USB-C devices at the same is what’s valuable and it can be done at a dynamic charging speed.

Charging speed of Flex 5. Flex 5 charging speed is the same even when charging a Surface Go, Google Pixel, and an LG G7 at the same time.

Design

Size and Weight:

Even though this UGREEN wall charger features three USB-C Power Delivery ports, it’s the same form factor as a regular four-port USB-A wall charger. It has a length/width of about 3 inches and a thickness of 1 inch. The charger weighs 8 ounces. With its foldable plug, the wall charger can easily fit into your pocket.

Functional Components:

Using the wall charger is just like any other wall charger. You just unfold the plug, plug it into an AC outlet and you’re ready to use it. The only thing missing is that this wall charger does not have a power light to show that it’s powered and ready to use once you plug it in.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this wall charger is great, and with it being one of the few wall chargers that can use three USB-C Power Delivery ports, we think that other brands will follow in this UGREEN charger’s footsteps. The charger does not have any weak point and overall it’s a solid product.

Tech:

The one part hat we were worried about was overheating because of how this wall charger can charge four devices at the same time, and the good news is that this charger does not overheat. Since it uses a Gallium Nitride (GaN) chip, this UGREEN wall charger can output a higher amount of power while at the same time, still being able to keep cool.

Reliability

There are many USB-C Power Delivery wall chargers on the market, and many of them either feature one or two PD ports. This wall charger takes it a few steps further, as it features three USB-C Power Delivery ports, with it being able to output a 65W charging speed, the third USB-C PD port can output 24W and then the USB-A port can output 22.5W.

So each of the ports is capable of fast charging, and you charge multiple devices at a fast enough charging speed. We were able to charge a laptop, a Surface Go tablet, and two smartphones at the same time. The most important factor is that you’re able to charge a laptop with this wall charger while still being able to charge another three devices at the same time.

Summary:

Power:

There is a good amount of charging power to go around, and the use of three Power Delivery ports are useful for fast charging laptops, tablets, and smartphones at the same time.

Design:

Even with its higher power output and three USB-C ports which is uncommon, the size of the wall charger is the same as most other standard USB-A wall chargers.

Build:

The build quality of this wall charger is great, and we found that it doesn’t overheat even when you’re charging four devices at the same time.

Reliability:

Since more devices are using USB-C ports for charging, this UGREEN wall charger is a lot more reliable than a single USB-C PD port wall charger that has many USB-A ports. With multiple USB-C ports, you’re able to fast charge many devices at the same time with each port, and this includes the USB-A port.

 UGREEN 65W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Port 1 - Port 25V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.25A (65W)
USB-C Port 35V/3.0A | 9V/2.65A | 12V/2.0A (24W)
USB-A Port4.5V/5.0A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (22.5W)
Power IndicatorNone
Size3 x 3 x 1 inches
Weight5 Ounces

Conclusion:

USB-C ports are becoming as common as USB-A ports, and we might be coming closer to the point that USB-C ports are going to be more common than USB-A ports. This UGREEN 4-port 65W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger is proof of that with its use of three USB-C ports and only a single USB-A port. It’s able to do more than a regular charger, with most modern devices now using USB-C ports for charging.

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