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The powerful, compact and foldable RAVPower PD Pioneer 61W GaN Charger hits all-time low at $31 $44 (with coupon) now at Amazon!

The ultra-slim RAVPower 45W Ultrathin PD Charger is $28 $50 (with coupon) now at Amazon!

Recently, we have reported many GaN component based USB-C Power Delivery and USB-A chargers. GaN (Gallium Nitride) is a relatively new type of material that can be used to manufacture semiconductors. The major advantage of GaN component over traditional Silicon-based component is efficiency. In the application of power devices, GaN FET can achieve up to 40% less of power loss while at the same time have 15X smaller footprint. If you want to know more about GaN, watch our interview with Navitas, the major IC provider behind a lot of GaN chargers.

With the help of GaN IC, USB-C and USB-A chargers can be made much smaller. A smartphone charger sized charger can now easily power larger devices like laptops. We are quite excited to see more and more GaN chargers coming to the market and made a list to share with our readers.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1
Model: AK-A2017121
Input: 100-240V~1.2A 50-60Hz
Output: 5V3A 9V3A 15V2A 20V1.5A
Dimensions: 41x46x38mm (1.6×1.8×1.5in)
Weight: 62g (2.2oz)

One of the first GaN USB-C charger on the market. It got lots of attention and even won a CES 2019 Innovation Award. We did a teardown review. 
The retail version is rated at 30W and can charge laptops much faster due to the output increases on 15V and 20V levels. For a size not much larger than the 5W Apple iPhone USB charger, it is really a game-changer.

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RAVPower 45W Ultrathin PD Charger
Model: RP-PC104
Input: 100V-240V~50/60Hz 1.25A;
Output: 5V3A 9V3A 12V3A 15V3A 20V2.25A
Dimensions: 80x56x16mm (2.8×2.1×0.6in)
Weight: 82g (2.56oz)

Powered by GaNFast solution from Navitas, the RAVPower 45W Ultrathin PD Charger is powerful, light, and slim. After all those years, we finally have a compact and pocketable charger that can charge our laptops.
On the inside, the charger is carefully designed with neat layout and multiple heat dissipation methods on top of high quality components. In addition to the GaN component, it also utilized a planar transformer to achieve the slim form factor. Our in-depth teardown review here.

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Mu One: World’s Thinnest 45W International Charger

We were surprised by USB-A charger from Mu a couple of years ago. The plug part is interchangeable to use in different regions when you travel. The most memorable feature is its foldable design to ease the pain of carrying chargers with bulky UK plug. The new USB-C Version has a similar shape design, but much higher output at 45W.

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AUKEY 27W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Charger
Model: PA-Y19
Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V3A 9V3A 12V2.25A 15V1.8A 20V1.35A
Dimensions: 32x36x36mm
Weights: 42g (1.48oz)

A similar product of Anker PowerPort Atom PD1. It’s a bit smaller than already very tiny Anker counterpart and even has foldable prongs to make it more portable. It really hard to decide if the more compact body justify the 3W power output difference. 
You can find our teardown review here.

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AUKEY 30W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Charger
Model: PA-Y21
Input: AC 100-240V~0.7A 50/60Hz
Output: 5V3A 9V3A 12V2.5A 15V2A 20V1.5A
Dimensions: 58x44x25mm
Weights: 55g (1.94oz)

The Aukey PA-Y21 is thin and has foldable prongs. The surface finish is premium and feels good in the hand. Even though it is larger than its 27W boxy design brother, the much thinner body makes it easier to fit into a pocket or pouch. You can watch our hands-on review from this link

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AUKEY 24W Dual-Port USB Wall Charger with GaN
Model: PA-U50
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
USB Output 1/2: 5V2.4A (Total 4.8A)
Dimensions: 58x44x25mm (2.28×1.73×0.98in)
Weight: 43g (1.52oz)

This is probably the only USB-A charger with GaN component. It has exactly the same dimensions as the PA-Y21, but a bit lighter. The two USB-A outputs can charge two devices at the same time, so it might be more useful for people who do not need to charge power-hungry devices.

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ELIXAGE 30W GaN USB-C Power Delivery Charger 
We have also seen a 30W GaN USB-C charger from ELIXAGE during CES 2019. The exact spec is unknown yet but we can expect it to hit the market very soon.

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ANKER PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W Dual Port Charger
Model: A2029
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Single Port Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
Dual Port Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Dimensions: 68x69x28mm (2.68×2.72×1.14in)
Weight: 178g (6.28oz)

Our review and teardown of the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 find this latest and greatest dual port PD charger by Anker offers stable performance with elegant design and finish. However, you definitely have to pay a premium for dual 20V/1.5A PD charging.

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ANKER PowerCore Fusion Power Delivery Battery and Charger with GaN
Model: A1622
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
USB-A Output: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Dimensions: 85.5×81.5×31.5mm (3.37×3.21×1.24in)
Weight: 249g (8.78oz)

The main selling point of the Anker PowerCore Fusion Power Delivery is that it combines a 5000mAh/18.15Wh power bank with a 30W wall charger. Our review shows that in charger mode, the USB-C port can provide maximum 30W (20V/1.5A) of power with Power Delivery in charger mode, and 15W (5V/3A) max in power bank mode. It is a unique two-in-one solution for people who are always on-the-go.

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ANKER 60W PowerPort Atom III PIQ 3.0 GaN Dual Port Charger
Model: A2322
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
USB-A Output: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Output: 5V/2.4A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A
Dimensions: 68x69x28mm (2.68×2.72×1.1in)
Weight: 142g (5.00oz)

Compared to the Dual-USB-C Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2, the Anker 60W PowerPort Atom III is cheaper, and features a less powerful USB-C port (45W, 20V/2.25A), but offers better backward compatibility with a USB-A port. The size of the two is almost identical.

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ANKER 60W PowerPort Atom III PIQ 3.0 GaN Single Port Charger
Model: A2613
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/2.4A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
Dimensions: 61x58x28mm (2.4×2.3×1.1in)
Weight: 130g (4.6oz)

Powered by GaN, the compact Anker 60W PowerPort Atom III single port version is a great replacement for your bulky in-box laptop charger. The pricing is very close to a normal charger which makes it a very nice choice to experience GaN technology.

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ANKER 30W PowerPort Atom III Slim PIQ 3.0 GaN Charger
Model: A2614
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/2.4A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Dimensions: 75x46x16mm (2.95×1.81×0.63in)
Weight: 81.6g (2.88oz)

If you want an extremely pocketable charger that can fast charging your smartphone, tablet, or even laptop, then the Anker 30W PowerPort Atom III Slim PIQ 3.0 GaN charger is a sleek choice. Featuring GaN technology and foldable prongs, it is one of the slimmest 30W chargers out there.

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RAVPower PD Pioneer 61W GaN Charger
Model: RP-PC112
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A, 20.3V/3A
Dimensions: 49x49x32mm (1.9×1.9×1.2in)
Weight: 105g (3.7oz)

The RAVPower PD Pioneer 61W GaN Wall Charger is one of the world’s smallest 61W charger. Measuring only 1.9″ x 1.9″ x 1.2″, it is 50% smaller than a standard MacBook Pro charger, and also has foldable prongs. It uses GaN solution from PI, reaching an efficiency of over 93% according to the manufacturer. Check out our in-depth teardown review here.

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AUKEY 60W PD GaN Charger
Model: PA-D4
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
Dimensions: 64x60x29mm (2.5×2.4×1.1in)
Weight: 122g (4.3oz)

The Aukey 60W PD GaN charger is a very similar offering to the Anker 60W PowerPort Atom III PIQ 3.0 GaN single port charger in terms of specs and price. However, the Aukey has an extra 12V step that Anker chargers normally lack, which is not a big deal but may offer better device compatibility.

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RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W GaN Charger
Model: RP-PC120
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Dimensions: 42x42x30.1mm (1.7×1.7×1.1in)
Weight: 59g (2.1oz)

The RAVPower 30W GaN charger is a worthy contender to the best-selling Anker 30W PowerPort Atom PD 1 with its smaller size, lighter weight, and foldable prongs. It also has an extra 12V step that Anker chargers normally lack, which is not a big deal but may offer better device compatibility. Check out our in-depth teardown review here.

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Zendure Passport GO GaN Global Travel Adapter
Model:
Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
Dimensions: 42x42x30.1mm (1.7×1.7×1.1in)
Weight: 59g (2.1oz)

With an auto-resetting fuse and 30W USB PD fast charging powered by GaN technology, the compact and powerful Passport GO GaN Global Travel Adapter from Zendure is one of the most advanced global travel adapter on the market right now. For seasoned travelers who want to simplify their gears, it is a perfect solution. Check out our hands-on review here. You can grab it now on Indiegogo for $39 (retail $59).

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Zikko eLUGGAGE X-max 45W GaN Global Power Adapter
Model: EX300M
AC Input: 100–240V 50/60Hz
AC Output: 10A Max (1000W/100V, 2500W/250V)
USB-C Output x1: PD 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/2.25A 45W Max; QC 3.6-6V/3A, 6-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A 18W Max
USB-A Output x2: 5V/2.4A 12W Max in total
USB-C+USB-A: 57W Max
Dimensions: 74×49.5×68.5mm (2.9×1.9×2.7in)
Weight: 230g (8.1oz)

The Zikko eLUGGAGE X-max 45W GaN Global Power Adapter is very similar to the Passport GO GaN Global Travel Adapter from Zendure, with bigger size and more power. It has one USB-C port which supports 45W max PD charging or 18W max QC charging, and two-USB-A ports each capable of 5V/2.4A output. Just like the Zendure Passport GO GaN, the eLUGGAGE X-max GaN also features an auto-resetting fuse. Just press the reset button and the charger is back for work. You can grab it now on Indiegogo for $55 (retail $79).

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Baseus 2C1A Multiport 65W PD GaN Charger
Model:
Input: AC 100-240V~, 50~60Hz, 1.5A
USB-C1 Output: 3.3V-11V/3A (PPS), 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A Max
USB-C2 Output: 3.3V-11V/2.7A (PPS), 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A Max
USB-A Output: 4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 20V/1.5A
USB-C1+USB-C2 Output: 45W+18W (63W)
USB-C1+USB-A Output: 45W+18W (63W)
USB-C2+USB-A Output: 5V/3A
USB-C1+USB-C2+USB-A Output: 45W+15W (60W)
Dimensions: 75x36x32mm (3.0×1.4×1.3in)
Weight: 125g (4.4oz)

Accessory maker Baseus unveiled a 2C1A (two USB-C ports and one USB-A port) 65W multiport GaN charger – a world’s first, at a special event in Shenzhen, China, on August 18. The charger has foldable prongs and an LED indicator on the side. It will be available in mainland China starting in early September and hopefully hit the global shelves soon.

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SlimQ 65W Multiport GaN Charger
Model: SLIMQ-GaN65AC
AC Input: 100–240V 50/60Hz 2A
USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A 65W Max (PD3.0/QC3.0/QC2.0)
USB-A Output: 5V/2.1A, 9V/1.67A, 12V/1.5A 18W Max (QC3.0/QC2.0)
Dimensions: 28 x 33 x 65 mm (1.10 x 1.30 x 2.56 inch)
Weight: 91g (3.21oz)

Startup company SlimQ just launched its crowdfunding campaign for its latest charger, a 65W multiport GaN charger that claims to be the world’s smallest 65W charger. With dimensions of merely 28 x 33 x 65 mm (1.10 x 1.30 x 2.56 inch), it is the smallest 65W we have seen on the market yet. However, the prongs are not foldable. It is also fairly light, weighing just 91g/3.21oz. For ports, it has a 65W max USB-C and a 18W max USB-A port. It is priced at $35 on Indiegogo, and comes with a free anti-tangle, 6ft/1.8m, USB-C to USB-C cable. First 2,000 backers will get an extra SlimQ Cable Organizer.

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AUKEY 63W Dual Port GaN Charger
Model: PA-D5
Input: AC 100-240V, 50~60Hz
USB-C Output 1: (18W Power Delivery) 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-C Output 2: (60W Power Delivery) 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
Dual USB-C Output: 18W+45W (63W Max)
Dimensions: 64x67x29mm (2.5×2.6×1.1in)
Weight: 148g (5.22oz)

Aukey just launched a brand new 63W dual port GaN charger to its Dynamic Detect lineup. It is very similar to the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 60W Dual Port GaN Charger, despite the fact that when both ports are used, the Anker is a 30W+30W split, while the Aukey is a 45W+18W split.

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Eggtronic Sirius 65W GaN Charger
Model: PABK65 (Black Soft Touch) / PAWH65 (White Glossy)
Input: 100–240VAC, 50-60Hz; 1.5A
USB-C Output 1: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2A, 20V/3.25A, max 65W (USB-C PD 3.0)
Dimensions: 69 x 50.7 x 20 mm (2.71 x 1.99 x 0.78 in, 70.0cc)
Weight: 90.7g (3.2oz/0.2lb)

Eggtronic, an Italian mobile accessory brand founded in Modena in 2012, just released an ultra slim 65W GaN charger named the Sirius. The charger was showcased at Navitas booth in USB-PD Asia Expo Autumn 2019, which drew a lot of attention with its sleek and portable form factor. Measuring 69 x 50.7 x 20 mm (2.71 x 1.99 x 0.78 inch, 70.0cc), it is not “the smallest laptop adapter in the world” that the company claims, but it is actually the smallest and slimmest foldable 65W charger on the market right now.

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Mu Two 63W Dual Port GaN Charger
Model:
Input: 100–240VAC, 50-60Hz; 1.5A
USB-C Output 1: (63W Max) 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.15A (TBD)
USB-C Output 2: (18W Max) 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/1.5A
Dual USB-C Output: 45W+18W (63W Max)
Dimensions: 80mm x 55mm x 14mm (3.15 x 2.17 x 0.55in, 61.6cc)
Weight: NA

Made in Mind, the company behind one of the first GaN chargers, is launching its Kickstarter campaign for its second generation GaN charger, the Mu Two. Measuring just 80mm x 55mm x 14mm (3.15 x 2.17 x 0.55in), it is the thinnest 65W charger in the world. The Mu Two is a dual-port charger that is capable of 63W output. The primary port can output 63W max when the other USB-C port is not used. When both ports are used, the charger will offer a 45W+19W power split.

The GaN-based Mu Two comes with the brands signature Mu international Heads which including US, UK & EU adapters. In terms of charging protocol support, the Mu Two supports USB PD and QC protocols. However we don’t know whether it supports PPS or not.

Availability: Estimated delivery in July 2020  
Pre-order it on Kickstarter for $69: Mu Two 63W Dual Port GaN Charger

7 COMMENTS

  1. Nice, but all these GaN chargers, even the USB PD PPS mode chargers seem to have a 3 Amp output limit.

    Still waiting for someone, other than Samsung’s 45W charger, to use the USB PD PPS mode in a 4.5A or 5A rate. The samsung Note 10+ uses a 4.5A PPS mode and no one can touch it in charging speed…

    The USB PD standard has 100W/5A chipped cables for anything over 3A… I wish someone other than Samsung would try to even use it. None of these GaN chargers will charge a Note faster than 25W due to the 3A max they use. :-/

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