The Nekteck 111W Multiport PD charger is one of the few 90W-range multiport PD chargers on the market right now. It is also one of the cheapest ($50), comes with an included 5A E-Marked USB-C to USB-C cable and carries USB-IF certification. Here’s our quick review (our teardown is coming soon).

It comes with a standard cardboard box.

Specifications on the bottom.

Input: 100V-240V/AC, 50/60Hz

Output:

USB-C PD Port: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/4.35A with PD2.0

USB-A Ports: Total 5V/4.8A Max (shared by 4 ports)

Dimensions: 6.49 x 2.95 x 1.18 inch

USB-C to USB-C cable length: 3ft/1m

Figure-8 power cord cable length: 3.9ft/1.2m

Package contents: charger, figure-8 power cord, and USB-C to USB-C cable.

Take a look at the charger.

The rear of the charger with a figure-8 power input port.

Specifications and certification logos.

The figure-8 power cord is UL listed to ensure safety.

Close-up of the ports.

A size of about two Apple 87W PD chargers.

Size comparison with the Apple 87W PD charger.

Size comparison with the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W A2041 (which is now back in stock at Amazon).

Size comparison with the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W A2041.

It weighs 307g/10.8oz. For comparison, the Apple 87W PD charger (US prongs) weighs 295.7g. The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W A2041 weighs 274.8g.


II Review


1. Charging protocols test

Although Nekteck lists this charger as a PD 2.0 charger, our POWER-Z KT001 USB tester reveals that it actually support PD 3.0. It is PD-only as it is the requirement for USB-IF certification.


2. Compatibility Test

Charging the iPhone XS Max with its USB-C port, we are getting 9.05V 2.01A 18.14W, under PD protocol.

Charging the Samsung Galaxy S10+ with its USB-C port, we are getting 9.07V 1.63A 14.75W, under PD protocol.

Charging the OnePlus 7 Pro which is quite picky about third party chargers with its USB-C port, we are getting 5.02V 1.87A 9.39W. Some PD chargers can output 5V/3A for the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Charging the iPad Air2 with its USB-A port, we are getting 5.06V 2.54A 12.84W, under Apple 2.4A protocol.

Charging the MacBook Pro 13.3-inch with its USB-C port, we are getting 20.25V 2.34A 47.30W, under PD protocol.


3. Multiple Device Charging Test

The Nekteck charges the Zendure SuperTank at 86W, the iPad Air 2 at 12W, and the rest smartphones both at 5W.


4. Heating Test

It performed quite well compared to the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 100W A2041, the larger form factor definitely helps.


III Initial Impression

The Nekteck 111W PD multiport charger performed well and didn’t overheat during our brief test. It offers good compatibility with devices that support PD despite the OnePlus 7 Pro (which is a charger-picky phone). It is generic-looking and quite bulky, but doesn’t feel cheap and is perfectly fine for home and office use. Furthermore, the USB-IF certification may help to dispel most of the doubts for those who are hesitant to try an unestablished brand.

Stay tuned for our in-depth teardown review.

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