Unveiled at CES 2023, a new Satechi GaN charger provides 200 watts of total power across its six fast-charging USB-C ports, more than enough to simultaneously charge your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch and other Apple devices.
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Meet the new Satechi 200W GaN charger
Satechi makes fine USB accessories for Apple and non-Apple gear. Its latest product release is a new charger built on GaN technology that can provide up to 200 watts of power—more than enough to charge your iPad Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch, and 16-inch MacBook Pro simultaneously, and have some wattage left.
You get up to 140 watts if a single device is being charged. With additional ports being utilized, the total power output increases to 200 watts. And with six USB-C ports on this thing, you can charge virtually all your Apple gear at once.
The Satechi 200W 6-Port PD GaN Charger, as it’s officially called, is currently available at the Satechi webstore for $150, but you can receive 20 percent off if you buy it during the pre-order period with promo code CES20.
This is Satechi’s most powerful charger yet.
Does it charge fast?
This power adapter is compatible with the USB Power Delivery standard, which supports the fast-charge function that can take your iPhone, iPad or MacBook from a dead tank to fifty percent juice in about thirty minutes.
Two USB-C ports use the latest USB-C Power Delivery 3.1 version, and the remaining four are compatible with Power Delivery 3.0. This is a desktop charger but very compact, making it ideal for juicing up your Apple gear at home or on the go.
200W across six USB-C ports
Power sharing is the name of the game when it comes to any multi-port charger. Generally, you’ll want to plug the most power-hungry device into the first port.
Every new device that you plug in prompts the charger to renegotiate power requirements. In other words, power distribution across the available USB-C ports changes depending on what ports are currently being utilized.
As an example, with all ports utilized on Satechi’s 165W desktop GaN charger, you get a mix of 30W, 45W and 60W charging power across three ports.
Pricing and availability
The Satechi 200W 6-Port PD GaN Charger is available for pre-order on Satechi.net for $150 and will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2023. As we mentioned earlier, purchasing it during the pre-order period will net you a 20 percent discount, but you’ll need to use promo code CES20 at checkout.
What is GaN technology?
GaN stands for Gallium Nitride, a type of semiconductor material about three times more efficient than your father’s silicon-based chargers.
GaN chargers dissipate much less heat when converting power to electricity, resulting in faster charging and better overall power efficiency. And due to smaller components, this Satechi charger (as well as GaN chargers from other companies) rocks a much smaller footprint than silicon-based power adapters.
Other GaN chargers worth mentioning
GaN power adapters with next-generation power management chips have started to crop up recently. The Nexode multi-port GaN power adapters impressed us a lot, especially Ugreen’s 100W desktop GaN charger equipped with four ports.
Also, Australian startup Chargeasap caused a commotion with its compact GaN device with four fast-charging USB ports providing 270 watts of total power.