UGREEN Nexode 300W GaN Fast Charger
- 300W max output that lets you fast charge many devices at the same time, this makes it possible to fast charge three laptops at the same time.
- The charger is rather small for the power it's able to output
- Comes with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and a power cord.
USB-C Power Delivery (PD) chargers have come a long way. First, it started with the standard USB-C port that could output 15W, then that was upgraded to 18W, and over time there were 30W wall chargers. Eventually, PD chargers started to use multiple USB-C ports that would allow you to charge many USB-C chargeable devices simultaneously, and they had a higher max output.
I’m looking at the UGREEN Nexode 300W 5 port desktop charger in this review. This is one of the first 300W five port Power Delivery chargers on the market and is a milestone with what this charging tech can do. This is the only charger you will ever need for many years simply because it can output so much power.
What’s in the Box?
What you get in the box with the 300W charger is a 6.6-foot power cord, a 4.9-foot 240W USB-C to USB-C charging cable, and a manual.
So the max output of this UGREEN charger is 300W, just as the name implies; no, it does not output 300W of Power Delivery when charging a single device at a time. Regardless, the charging power from this UGREEN charger is very impressive. There are a total of five ports, with there being four USB-C ports and a single USB-A port.
Regarding single-device charging, the USB-C 1 port outputs 140W, the C-2 and the C-3 ports will output 100W, the USB-C 4 will output 45W, and the USB-A port will output 22.5W. As you can tell, this charger can fast charge nearly any USB-C chargeable laptop and another USB-C chargeable device on the market. The better part is that the power output is impressive regarding multi-device charging.
Even when charging from all five ports simultaneously, the USB-C 1 port outputs 140W, C-1 outputs 60W, C-2 outputs 45W, the USB-C 4 port outputs 20W, and the USB-A port outputs 22.5W.
For my testing, I started by charging my Excitrus power banks from each port once at a time. I do not have a device that can charge at 140W; 100W is the one I could pull from each port. So when charging my Excitrus power bank via the USB-C 1, 2, and 3 ports, the power bank could charge at 100W. The Excitrus power bank charged 45W from the USB-C 4 port and about 15W from the USB-A port alone.
The device you’re charging must have the right protocol if you want to charge it at 22.5W from the USB-A port.
Also, just a heads up, I used a River 2 power station to power this UGREEN Nexode 300W charger to track the maximum output of the charger when charging multiple devices.
For multi-device testing, I charged my UGREEN and Baseus power bank and my Excitrus power bank. With my Exciturs power bank continuing to charge at 100W from the USB-C 1 port, I had my Baseus power bank charge from C-2, and that was able to charge at about 65W, and the UGREEN power bank was charging from the C-3 port at about 62W. With the three power banks charging simultaneously, they all charged at their maximum speed. Also, at this point, with three power banks charging simultaneously, the maximum output of the UGREEN charger was about 250W.
With three power banks charging simultaneously, I started to charge a fourth power bank from the USB-C 4 port, the STATIK power bank. With four power banks charging simultaneously, the Excitrus power bank continued to charge at 100W, the UGREEN and Baseus power banks charged at 60W from the C-2 and the C-3 ports, and the Statik power bank charged at 30W. With four devices charging, the maximum output of the UGREEN charger was now about 280W.
Finally, with all four power banks continuing to charge, I plugged my Galaxy Note 9 into the USB-A port, which could fast charge. With my Note 9 fast charging from the USB-A port, the Exciturs power bank continued to charge at 100W from the USB-C 1 port, the Baseus power bank still charged at 60W from the C-2 port, the UGREEN power bank charged at 45W from the C-3 port and the STATIK power bank charged at 20W via the USB-C 4 port.
With five devices charging at the same time, the maximum output of this UGREEN Nexode charger was about 270W. Overall, this UGREEN Nexode 300W charger is very impressive because you can fast charge up to three laptops simultaneously; even then, you can also fast charge tablets and phones simultaneously. This UGREEN 300W charger has no limits and gives you no compromises, as the maximum output is higher than the power output of each of the ports.
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Size and Design
This will likely be one of the largest Power Delivery chargers you will ever own because this charger has a 4.3-inch length, a width of 3.7 inches, and a thickness of 2 inches. The weight of the charger is 1.8 pounds. So it’s a chunky type of charger, but considering that it can output 300W in total, it’s still pretty small. Considering that years ago, laptops would have large charging bricks that would either be the same size or larger as this UGREEN 300W charger, but they would output less power.
It’s a decent size but not exactly large for what you’re getting. All the charging ports are at the front, and the 6.6-foot power cord makes the charger placement easier. The only thing missing from this charger is an LED power light, but it’s not a big deal.
|UGREEN Nexode 300W GaN Fast Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 Port (single device charging)||140W|
|USB-C 2 Port (single device charging)||100W|
|USB-C 3 Port (single device charging)||100W|
|USB-C 4 Port (single device charging)||45W|
|Size||4.37 x 3.75 x 2.08 inches|
The UGREEN Nexode 300W charger is a universal one that will be able to fast charge multiple devices at the same time. You can fast charge three USB-C chargeable laptops simultaneously if you want to. We have finally reached a point where charging multiple laptops simultaneously and a few others is a thing now, and it’s fantastic to see.
- 300W Super Power: Supports 140W max power output on C1 port and up to 100W max power output on C2 and C3 ports, charge up to 5 devices simultaneously with a maximum output of 300W
- 3 Laptops Fast Charging: Power three laptops at the same time, with the USB C1 port delivering 140W, and the USB C2 port 100W, USB C3 port 60W
- Advanced Chips: UGREEN 300W charger has built-in 2 GaN chips, bringing powerful energy to the device, excellent cooling performance
- Universal Compatibility: Compatible with most devices, MacBook Pro Air M2, ThinkPad X1, Dell XPS, NoteBook, iPad Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max 13 Pro 12 Pro, AirPods; Galaxy S23 S22 S21 S20, Steam Deck
- What You Get: UGREEN Nexode 300W GaN charger 5 Ports, 240W USB C charging cable 4,92ft, product power cord 6,5ft, instruction manual