PD3.1 Protocol | Baseus Launched 140W GaN Charger
In 2021, when Apple released the 16-inch MacBook Pro, they also brought us with the USB PD3.1 fast-charging protocol for the first time. It achieves a charging power of more than 100W on the USB-C port, breaking the original limit without changing the physical port. It's such a shame that Apple original 140W charger is basically a chunk with only one output port, that means users can't make better use of this charger to charge other electronic products. And recently, Baseus launched a 140W GaN charger, which supports the new PD3.1 protocol, and has more ports and a lighter and smaller body than Apple one.
The Baseus 140W GaN charger adopts a classic Baseus GaN charger design with an ice blue indicator light on the top corner. And the 140W GaN is printed on the side. The charger has two USB-C and one USB-A port, of which USB-C1 supports PD3.1 140W fast-charge output, USB-C2 supports PD3.0 100W fast-charge output, and USB-A supports 60W multi-protocol output.
The USB-C1 port supports the new PD3.1 fast-charging protocol and 28V5A PDO, and can provide up to 140W for 16-inch MacBook Pro, which can charge 56% in just 30 minutes. It takes 80 minutes to charge to 100%, way faster than the PD3.0 100W old one.
The Baseus 140W GaN charger has built-in BPS2.0 - the Baseus Power Split Technology 2.0, which intelligent split power according to different need of devices. It supports 140W, 100W, and 60W output when charging with a single port. And for example, when using all three ports, the power can be divided into 100W, 20W and 18W; When using USB-C1 and USB-C2, the power can be divided into 100W and 30W; When using USB-C1 and USB-A, the power can also be divided into 100W and 30W. You can learn more about the power distribution above.
The Baseus 140W GaN charger adopts GaN5 solution, which has a higher integration level and energy conversion rate, faster response speed, and can further control heat generation to a lower level while providing high-power fast charging.
The foldable prongs design is convenient for take-out. The size of this charger without the prongs is 94 x 59.5 x 30mm (3.7 x 2.34 x 1.18 inches). According to the rated output power of 140W, the power density is 0.83W/cm³. And the weight is only 301g (10.62 oz), which is 25% smaller and 30% lighter than Apple original 140W charger.
In order to get the high-power fast charging of PD3.1, you need to use the special PD3.1 cable. And in order to provide users with the best charging experience, the Baseus 140W GaN charger comes with a PD3.1 cable, which contains an Emarker chip, supports up to 240W power transmission limit, and has a length of 3.3ft.
Summary of ChargerLAB
The Baseus 140W GaN charger adopts GaN5 solution, which is pretty small and portable, and supports the latest PD3.1 fast-charging protocol. It has two USB-C and one USB-A port and supports 28V5A PDO. It is also compatible with MacBook Pro 2021 and can charge other electronic products at the same time, which solves the problems of Apple original charger.
This charger is priced at $89.99 on Amazon US. You can click the button at the beginning or the end of the article to get one!
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