Multi-Port USB-C Chromebook Charger PD 3.0 – Now 30% Off

[UPDATE: use KSQBFKDM as a promotional code at checkout to receive a 30% discount. £26.99 down to £18.89. Valid until end of April 2018]

 

Looking to replace your USB-C Chromebook charger, your USB-C smartphone charger, or you just need a spare to use around the house or when travelling abroad? Well, we’ve found a great option for you:

Inateck 3-Ports 45W USB Wall Charger with 30W USB-C PD3.0

USB-C Chromebook charger

Why This Charger?

  • At £26.99 it’s a bargain. Compare that to what Google and Apple are charging for their chargers and you’ll see it’s under half the price.
  • As the charger has three ports in total, so you can charge multiple devices from the same socket.
  • The charging block comes with three interchangeable international plugs (UK/EU/US) so there’s no need to bring travel adaptors for your USB equipment.
  • Also included is a 2m long detachable USB-C to USB-C cable so you don’t need to sit too near a plug point.

USB Type C Power Delivery (PD) 3.0

The main benefit of this charger is it supports the new USB-C Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 spec. This means it will charge newer phones at full speed, and it will also charge Chromebooks, laptops and lower-powered Macbooks to a max of 30W – that’s more than enough power to operate your device and charge the battery.

It also has two standard USB A ports (each to 2.4a max) for charging MicroUSB devices and Apple devices.

In short, this Inateck charger will power just about any USB chargeable device you have.

Real-world charging tests

Quoting how many watts, volts and amps a charger provides is all very nice, but how does this charger perform in real-world tests? How quickly will it charge a modern Chromebook, smartphone or laptop?

The answer in theory is:

  • Smartphones will charge at full speed
  • Lower powered (think 30W) Chromebooks and laptops will charge at full speed
  • Medium powered (think 45W) Chromebooks and laptops will charge at a slightly slower speed than the original charger

But the below practical tests should help you get a ‘real feel’ for how quickly this charger will juice up your equipment.

Test 1: Charging a Asus Chromebook Flip C101PA

The test begins at exactly midnight and the Flip’s battery is at 45%.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 1 start

For the duration of the 20 minute test, we ramp up the screen brightness to max and stream a 1080p video from Youtube.

The test ends at 12.20am and the battery is now at 63%. That’s a charge increase of 18%.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 1 end

Test 2: Charging a Pixel 2 Android Phone

The test begins at 12.20am and the Pixel 2’s battery is at 77% to simulate a situation where you might want a quick top-up.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 2 start

Like the Flip test, for the duration we ramp up the screen brightness to max and stream a 1080p video from Youtube.

The test ends at 12.40am and the battery is now at 91%. That’s a charge increase of 14%.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 2 end

Test 3: Charging a Pixelbook

The test begins at 12.40am and the Pixelbook’s battery is at 47%.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 3 start

Like the previous two tests, we set the screen brightness to max and stream a 1080p video from Youtube.

The test ends at 01.00am and the battery is now at 60%. That’s a charge increase of 13%.

USB-C Chromebook Charger Test 3 end

Anything else to know?

Glad you asked. Please bear in mind that battery charging is not linear because the emptier a battery is, the faster it will charge. When the battery gets near to full, the charging pace slows down because it’s gentler on the battery and prolongs its life.

This Inateck UCC3002 charger handled everything we threw at it and very well too. We certainly have no complaints. And with a mixture of the new (USB-C PD) and old (USB) charging ports, it certainly fits the bill as an handy spare, or travel charger.

Get yours hold of yours by clicking on this link.

[UPDATE: use KSQBFKDM as a promotional code at checkout to receive a 30% discount. £26.99 down to £18.89. Valid until end of April 2018]

Technical Specs

Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz

USB-C Output:5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.25A,15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
USB-A Output:5V/3A (maximum for 2 ports), 2.4A (maximum for each port)

Total Power Output: 45W

Dimension: 71.6x 57 x 29.5mm

USB-C Chromebook Charger specs

 

Safety first

It’s also nice to know your precious Chromebook, phone or laptop are in safe hands too. Inateck advertise that this USB-C Chromebook charger protects against overheating, overcurrent, overvoltage, and overcharge.

 

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  2 comments for “Multi-Port USB-C Chromebook Charger PD 3.0 – Now 30% Off

  1. Daniel Wolfe
    18/03/2018 at 1:16 pm

    Looks good! Notice you can also pick up a free USB to USB-C cable for free if you click on the promotional message (under the price) and then click ‘add both to basket’. With the free C to C lead included with the charger, you could then charge both a laptop from the PD port, and a USB-C phone from the old style USB port. Interesting.

  2. 21/03/2018 at 12:55 am

    Thanks, Daniel. I missed that one! 🙂

    I’ve recently updated the article with a 30% discount code for the charger. I notice that the 30% discount code AND the free A to C cable offer don’t work together and it’s one or the other. The 30% discount code offers an £8.10 saving as opposed to the A to C cable of just over a £5 saving. If you want to buy an A to C cable, still use the 30% discount and just buy the cable at full price; it’s still a few quid saving.

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