Review: UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger

UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger

9.5

Power

8.5/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • 45W Power Delivery when charging from a single device
  • Dual fast charging when charging two phones at the same time
  • Tiny size because this charger uses GaN and a foldable plug

Cons

  • Charging power does split when charging two devices, which can slow down laptop charging

Owning USB-C chargeable devices can make it feel like you’re living in the future because chargers are now much smaller, can output tons of power, and can feature multiple ports. Gone are the days of lugging around a charging brick to charge your laptop. Instead, you can buy a single wall charger to charge your phone, laptop, and other devices.

In this review, we’re looking at this UGREEN Nexode 45W GaN Power Delivery wall charger. This charger is tiny, can still output 45W of charging power, and has two USB-C PD ports. Let’s see what it’s capable of.

Power

Output Charging:

So each of the ports on this wall charger can output 45W of Power Delivery when charging a single device. We plugged in a Lenovo Flex 5 to one of the USB-C ports, and it was able to charge the laptop at about 30W. This is the laptop’s max charging speed. Then we plugged in a Galaxy Note 9 to the other USB-C port, and the Note 9 was able to fast charge; however, once the Note 9 was charging, the charge rate for the Lenovo laptop fell from 30W to 12W.

The laptop’s charging power drop happened because the 45W output gets split between the ports, so you end up with slower laptop charging.

On the Amazon product page for this UGREEN charger, when charging two devices at the same time, you get a 20W and 25W split of power. This means that you can easily fast charge two phones simultaneously.

We also tested charging a Samsung Galaxy S20 from one of the ports, and the S20 was able to super fast charge; this is because this UGREEN Nexode charger features PPS 2.0; which means that it can charge certain compatible phones at 25W and 45W.

This may be a tiny wall charger, but it’s not lacking in power. The only flaw with its power is that you can only fast charge your laptop charging it alone; other than that, there’s fast charging all around, and the usage of PPS makes this a great charger to have, especially if you have a Samsung Galaxy S20, S21 or Galaxy S22.

Design

Size and Weight:

This is a tiny charger due to the usage of GaN, with a length/width of 1.5 inches and a height of 1.9 inches. So you can plug it into the bottom or top AC wall outlet, and it won’t cover the other. Portability is made even easier with its foldable plug.

Functional Components:

All you have to do is unfold the plug and plug it into an outlet. There is no LED power light on this charger which is a bit of a letdown, but it can be distracting when trying to sleep.

Build

Structure and Material:

This is a solid product. If you’ve used UGREEN products before, you know what you’re getting here. This charger feels premium, and the plug smoothly folds out and back in. It feels like you’re using an Apple product.

Tech:

The charger feels warm when charging for a long duration, but that’s about it. All chargers got warm, and there was nothing serious to report.

Reliability

If you don’t mind the 45W max output or two USB-C ports, this 45W Nexode charger is very reliable. You can charge a USB-C laptop with it, such as Macbook, Lenovo, Samsung, or Chromebook laptop; of course, there is slower charging when connecting two devices simultaneously.

 

You can fast charge two phones simultaneously, and this UGREEN charger features 25W and 45W PPS super fast charging for compatible phones. It all comes packaged in such a small form factor.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is good for this Nexode UGREEN wall charger, with each port outputting 45W. Of course, this isn’t the highest Power Delivery output you can get, but it’s decent enough for the price. You can use the full 45W when charging a single device, but that gets split when charging two. This charger does feature 25W and 45W PPS.

Design:

It’s small all the way around with 1-inch dimensions and has a foldable plug for easier portability.

Build:

This charger has a good build and gets a little warm during charging, but it’s nothing to worry about.

Reliability:

This is a reliable charger if you don’t mind the 45W Power Delivery output or how the 45W gets split when charging two devices.

 UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C 1 | USB-C 25V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A, 45W Max. PPS: 3.3-11V/4.05A
Dual USB-C ChargingDual Ports - C1+C2:PD25W+PD20W/ PD20W+PD25W
Input100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.2A Max
Size1.56 x 1.56 x1.94 inches
Weight3 Ounces

Conclusion:

The UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery wall charger is a balanced charger that can charge most USB-C chargeable devices, such as laptops and phones. It does have its limitations in some instances, but that can easily be solved by just charging a single device.

UGREEN 45W USB C Wall Charger Nexode GaN PD Fast Charger Block Power Adapter Compatible with iPhone 14 Pro Max,14 Plus, 13, iPad Pro, MacBook Air M2, Samsung S22 Ultra, Steam Deck, Apple Watch 8
  • 45W Max Charging: USB-C port outputs up to 45W to your Macbook Air M2 2022 Go from 0% to 72% within an hour.
  • Dual-Port Simultaneous Charge : Charge your iPhone 14 and iPad Air fast and simultaneously.
  • One Charger, Any Device : This 45W charger is compatible with Macbook Air, iPad Pro, iPhone 14-8 Series, Samsung S22 Ultra-S10 Series, Steam Deck, Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch 8 and more.
  • Next-Gen Safety: Ugreen's Power Dispenser System intelligently adjusts power output protecting device battery. Multiple safety systems also protect devices from overheating, overcharging, and over-voltage.
  • Tiny Charger, Power Packer: Small as an iPhone camera and super lightweight (3.35oz), with a standard voltage range of 100-240V, this charger is the perfect companion for the commuter and globetrotter.