Smaller, Faster, Better | Meet the UGREEN Nexode Pro 100W 3-in-1 GaN Charger
As widely recognized, UGREEN stands out for its superior quality, budget-friendly prices, and innovative design. Their Nexode series, all equipped with GaN technology, showcases remarkable performance. In fact, about two years ago, we conducted a review on the Nexode series' 3-in-1 65W GaN charger, demonstrating its exceptional stability and performance.
And today, UGREEN takes a setp even further by releasing a more professional charging series - the Nexode Pro series. We'll delve into the details of its 100W version, known for its compact, portable design, featuring three rapid charging ports and wide voltage output capabilities. With a power density of 1W/cm³, it represents the epitome of a new generation of compact yet potent GaN chargers.
Design-wise, the UGREEN Nexode Pro 100W 3-in-1 GaN Charger exhibits substantial changes from its predecessor. Transitioning from a sleek, rounded texture to a distinct, angular design imparts a more tech-forward aesthetic. The silver-gray body boasts a metal paint finish, offering a refined texture resistant to fingerprints. Additionally, the black output panel, nested within the casing, includes raised reflective strips to safeguard the output ports.
Moreover, it integrates the GaNInfinity innovation, delivering enhanced performance and superior charging temperature control compared to the previous generation. UGREEN's proprietary AirPyra stacking technology optimizes component placement through three-dimensional stacking, maximizing internal space utilization. Employing advanced planar transformers further reduces the overall siez. As a result, this charger measures a mere 71 x 43 x 33mm, roughly 100cm³ in volume. Calculated against its 100W output, it achieves a power density of 1W/cm³, marking an industry-leading standard.
Beyond specific specifications, thoughtful designs play a pivotal role in today's chargers. Featuring foldable prongs to prevent scratching when carried, it supports a wide 100-240V input voltage range, occupying minimal luggage space, making it compatible for cross-regional travel. Moreover, it comes with a 100W fast-charging cable embedded with a 5A E-marker chip, supporting up to 20V5A fast charging. Its durable braided exterior extends up to 1.5m, ensuring greater flexibility in usage.
In terms of performance, it boasts three output ports—two USB-C and one USB-A. When used individually, USB-C1 supports 100W fast charging output, offering five voltage values of 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, and 20V5A, supporting a PPS range of 3.3-21V5A. USB-C2 supports 30W fast charging output with voltage values of 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V2.5A, and supports 3.3-11V2.75A PPS. USB-A supports 22.5W fast charging output with voltage values of 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V1.5A, and 10V2.25A.
Understanding the configurations for individual ports naturally leads to examining multi-port usage. UGREEN's proprietary SmartCharge technology adapts power according to the number of connected devices, supporting configurations like 65W+30W to ensure simultaneous rapid charging for two laptops. The USB-C port supports USB PD.30 fast charging standards, delivering 41% charge to a MacBook Pro 16 (2022) in half an hour, 59% to an iPhone 15 Pro, and 51% to a Mate60 Pro. It also covers fast charging standards for Huawei, Honor phones (SCP/FCP), Samsung phones (AFC), and the commonly used QC3.0 universal fast charging standard, catering to mainstream consumer electronics.
As an electrical device, safety is paramount. It comes equipped with 11 layers of protection, including short-circuit protection, over-temperature protection, over-current protection, lightning protection, among others, ensuring charging safety. Paired with UGREEN's Thermal Guard intelligent temperature control technology and unique internal heat dissipation design, it enhances heat diffusion efficiency, preventing overheating during fast charging.
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In conclusion, the UGREEN Nexode Pro 100W 3-in-1 GaN Charger stands out for its remarkable blend of compact design, powerful performance, and comprehensive safety features. Specifically, compared to the Apple 96W charger, it is 44% smaller in size, marking a comprehensive upgrade. With its sleek yet durable construction, versatile charging capabilities across multiple devices, and a focus on user convenience, it represents a top-tier choice for tech-savvy individuals seeking an efficient and reliable charging solution.
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