The Nekteck 90W PD charger with Built-in Cable is one of best selling 90W-range PD chargers on Amazon. At $30 with an included cable and USB-IF certification, it seems hard to beat. Here’s our quick look (our teardown is coming soon).

It comes with a standard cardboard box.

Specifications on the bottom.

Input: 100V-240V/AC, 50/60Hz
Output: Type-C PD 90W Max
USB-C PD Port :5V/3A,9V/3A,15V/3A,20V/4.5A
Dimensions: 3.34 x 3.34 x 1.18 inch
Cable Length: 6ft/2m

Package contents: charger and a warranty extension guide.

Take a look at the charger.

Close-up of the foldable pings. The mechanism a nice tactile feel.

Specifications and certification logos.

The built-in USB cable is UL listed to ensure safety.

Close up of the USB-C connector. Full 24 pins, no corners cut here.

Size comparison with the Apple 87W PD charger.

Size comparison with the Apple 87W PD charger.

It weighs 359.9g. For comparison, the Apple 87W PD charger (US prongs) weighs 295.7g.

II Review

1. Charging protocols test

The Nekteck 90W PD charger supports PD2.0 and is PD-only as it is the requirement for USB-IF certification.

2. Compatibility Test

Charging the iPhone XS Max, we are getting 9.04V 2.39A 21.56W, under PD protocol.

Charging the Samsung Galaxy S10+, we are getting 9.04V 1.64A 14.83W, under PD protocol.

Charging the iPad Pro 11-inch, we are getting 15.0V 1.60A 24.02W, under PD protocol.

Charging the Zendure SuperTank 100W PD Power Bank which is capable of 100W input/output, we are getting 19.65V 4.53A 88.99W, under PD protocol.

3. Heating Test

It gets hotter than the Apple 87W PD charger, but within an acceptable range.

III Initial Impression

The Nekteck 90W PD charger with built-in cable delivered solid charging performance during our brief test. It offers great compatibility with devices that support PD. The design of the charger is kind of generic but doesn’t feel cheap – the foldable prongs have a nice tactile feel, and the build quality is good. Furthermore, for those who are hesitant to try an unestablished brand, the USB-IF certification may help to dispel most of the doubts. The built-in cable sacrifices portability of the charger but also makes it a good value proposition for home and office use.

Stay tuned for our in-depth teardown review.

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