ISDT Zip 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger USB-C Charging Test - ChargerLAB Compatibility 100
Starting from the iPhone 8, Apple introduced wireless charging for iPhones. However, many people rarely or have never used this seemingly convenient feature, primarily due to difficulties in aligning the phone with the wireless charging pad and inconvenience in using the phone while it lays flat on the table. Apple recognized this issue and upgraded to magnetic wireless charging, known as MagSafe, starting with the iPhone 12 series. Currently, iPhone 12, 13, 14, and 15 series fully support precise alignment magnetic wireless charging, making it more user-friendly.
Not long ago, we introduced a budget-friendly wireless charger, the ISDT Zip 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger, capable of charging iPhone, Apple Watch, and two USB-C devices simultaneously at a price merely one-third of similar products! After that, we did a ChargerLAB Compatibility 100 video for it. Through the video, we believe that everyone has gained some understanding of this charger. Now, we present it in a textual format to provide a more detailed insight into its charging compatibility.
Charging Compatibility Test
Next, ChargerLAB will conduct a comprehensive test on the compatibility of this product's USB-C port, as there is currently no effective method to accurately measure the power of wireless charging. We will evaluating its performance with a selection of more than 100 charging devices. These devices include mobile phones, handheld gaming consoles, wearable devices, tables and laptops, aiming to cover the majority of users' charging scenarios.
Firstly, it is important to know that the maximum output power of its USB-C port is 33W.
Let's take the REDMAGIC 5G as an example. ChargerLAB POWER-Z KM003C shows that the charging power is approximately around 27W.
Summarizing the test data in a table, we can see that except for a few older models like Black Shark 5 Pro, OnePlus 8 Pro, Xiaomi 8, the rest of the phones trigger 9V voltage value, with an overall charging power of around 20W.
Creating a bar chart, the highest charging power is seen in the REDMAGIC 5G, at 26.62W. The overall charging power is distributed in the range of 9-27W; not exceedingly high, yet no incompatibility issues were observed.
Moving on to gaming consoles. Let's start with the popular ROG Ally, which achieves a charging power of up to 31W. We know that Ally's turbo mode operates at 25W in low input power conditions, meaning that using this charger's USB-C port can slowly replenish its power while in turbo mode.
Summarizing the test data in a table, apart from the ROG Ally, the other two consoles, due to their charging performance, only trigger a 15V voltage value.
Presenting the data in a bar chart, the unquestionably highest charging power is in the ROG Ally, at around 31W. Although it can only provide around 23W for the Steam Deck, considering Deck's maximum power draw is around 15W, it's still feasible to charge and play simultaneously.
Next in line are wearable devices. Charging the Apple Watch Ultra, the power is around 5W.
Charting the results, all trigger at 5V.
In a bar chart, similar to previous tests, the highest power is from the more expensive Apple Watch Ultra, at 5.2W; the other two watches are both around 2W. All are performing normally.
For tablets, it can provide around 24W for the Samsung Tab S8.
Summarizing the test data in a table, all iPads trigger a 15V voltage value, while Android tablets drop to 9V.
In a bar chart, the highest charging power is in the 11-inch iPad Pro (4th Gen), at 27W.
Lastly, for laptops, charging the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 results in a power output of around 28.88W.
Summarizing the test data in a table, all tested laptops trigger a 20V voltage value, charging at around 30W.
In a bar chart, the highest power is in the 15-inch MacBook Air M2, at 32.5W; from the chart, it's evident that all tested laptops are fully compatible.
Summary of ChargerLAB
This ISDT Zip charger features a cube design, employing a flip-cover structural design. It's compact, occupying minimal space, meeting the charging needs of multiple devices in a confined area. Additionally, it has both magnetic wireless and wired dual fast-charging modes. The USB-C port's compatibility is quite good, suitable for most household scenarios.
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