Review: UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery Wall Charger

UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery Wall Charger

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • 140W single port output from USB-C 1 and that 140W output can get split up when charging multiple devices
  • You can fast charge two phones simultaneously, while also charging a phone
  • Small size for a 140W charger and comes with a 1.5 meter USB-C to USB-C cable

USB-C Power Delivery has been one of the best advancements for charging recently because it allows you to use a single charger to charge many types of devices. Pair Power Delivery with Gallium Nitride (GaN), and you end up with small chargers that can output tons of power. What’s left is an easy and accessible charging experience that you can depend on for years. Most modern devices are compatible with USB-C charging now, and only more will become compatible in the future.

In this review, we’re looking at this UGREEN 140W GaN Power Delivery wall charger. Suppose you heavily depend on USB-C charging, want the ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously, and need powerful charging. In that case, this Nexode 140W charger may be the one to go with.

Power

Output Charging:

So this charger has a 140W max output, two USB-C Power Delivery ports, and a single USB-A port.

USB-C 1 (bottom USB-C port) can output 140W when charging a single device, USB-C 2 (top USB-C port) can output 100W when charging one device, and the USB-A port can output 22.5W.

So charging power from both USB-C ports changes depending on how many devices you’re charging, except for the USB-A port, as the USB-A port always outputs 22.5W no matter how many devices you’re charging simultaneously.

If you charge from the USB-A port and the USB-C 1 port, then the output of the USB-C 1 port drops from 140W to 100W; not much of a hit to the power output from the USB-C 1 port. Charging from the USB-A and the USB-C 2 port maintains the 100W output from USB-C 2, so there are no compromises on charging power.

When charging from both USB-C ports simultaneously, each of the ports will output 65W, this is a pretty steep drop, but a 65W Power Delivery charge rate is still able to charge most laptops at a fast speed. This means you can easily charge two laptops with this Nexode charger.

Charging from all ports simultaneously results in USB-C 1 outputting 65W, USB-C 2 45W, and the USB-A port outputting 22.5W. So even when charging three devices simultaneously, a split of power still allows you to charge laptops and fast charge a phone.

In our test, we could charge the Lenovo laptop at its max speed alone via USB-C 1, no surprise there. Then we connected a Galaxy Note 9 to USB-C 2 and an LG G7 to the USB-A port. The Note 9, LG G7, and Lenovo laptops were all able to charge at their max speed.

 

We then connected a Galaxy S20 in place of Note 9, and the S20 was able to super fast charge at 25W because this UGREEN charger features PPS up to 105W.

So charging power, port selection, and power allocation with this Nexode 140W charger are top-tier.

Design

Size and Weight:

For a 140W charger, this is a tiny one. It has a length/width of 2.9 inches and a thickness of 1 inch. The charger weighs 10 ounces. With its foldable plug, it’s straightforward to take this charger anywhere you want. A lot better than dealing with a charging brick, and this Nexode charger can charge multiple devices simultaneously.

Functional Components:

All you have to do is plug in the charger, and it’s ready to use. One thing missing is an LED power light, which is fine but could be nice.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this UGREEN charger is one of the best on the market. UGREEN has built up its reputation over the years, and at this point, its build quality matches up to Anker, if not better. This charger looks and feels premium to use.

Tech:

If you’re charging a high-wattage device, this charger will get warm. When charging three devices, this charger did get a tad bit warm, but that was about it.

Reliability

As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, this is the charger you want to charge nearly all USB-C chargeable devices. USB-C laptops, phones, tablets, and any other USB-C devices you’ve got.

The usage of only two USB-C ports may seem too little, but the power output of each of them is enormous and can charge most devices at their max speed. Including a USB-A port is a nice touch if you have USB-A cables lying around.

Also, this charger comes with a 1.5-meter braided USB-C to USB-C cable and is incredibly high quality.

Summary:

Power:

This Nexode charger has a max output of 140W, and the power allocation of that output is excellent because it still lets you fast charge multiple devices simultaneously.

Design:

This charger is tiny for a 140W charger, but its foldable plug makes portability even easier.

Build:

The build quality of this UGREEN charger is one of the best on the market and matches up to Anker or can be considered better.

Reliability:

If you have USB-C chargeable devices, you can’t go wrong with this Nexode 140W charger because of its power output, port selection, power allocation, and the inclusion of a USB-C to USB cable. It uses nearly every fast charging protocol that you can think of.

 UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C 15V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A | 28V/5A 140W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A
USB-C 25V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A 100W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A
USB-A4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A 22.5W Max
Input100-240V~ 50/60Hz 2A Max
Size2.99 x 2.99 x 1.38 inches
Weight10 Ounces

Conclusion:

The UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery wall charger is the premiere charger if you don’t want to own multiple chargers for specific devices. It’s truly the all-in-one charger.

UGREEN USB C Charger 140W Nexode PPS PD 3.1 3-Port GaN Laptop Charger Compatible with MacBook Pro 16", MacBook Air, Dell XPS 15/13, iPad Pro, iPhone 14/13 Series, Galaxy, Steam Deck
  • MacBook Hyper-Fast Charger: With the PD3.1 protocol, a single port pumps 140W to a MacBook Pro. Charge the 16" MacBook Pro to 56% in 30 minutes.
  • 3-in-1 Multiport Charging: Two USB-C ports and one USB-A port power two 14-inch laptops and a phone simultaneously, fast enough for a multi-device tech user.
  • Long-Term Longevity & Safety: Power Dispenser System smartly adjusts power outputs protecting device battery and improving battery life. Thermal Guard system scans temperature 800 times per second, safeguarding your devices from overheating.
  • Smaller Size, Optimum Efficiency: Revolutionary GaN technology combined with a foldable plug reduce the Nexode 140W size by 22% compared to original 140W chargers. Meaning a more portable charger in your palm without sacrifices in power or quality.
  • Broad Compatibility: Get a fast charge to multiple devices: MacBook Pro 13'' M1 2020, MacBook Air 2020, Dell XPS 15/13, HP Spectre, iPad Pro, iPhone 14/14 Pro/14 Pro Max/13/12, Galaxy S22/S21, Switch, Steam Deck, and More.