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Inateck 2-port USB C 60W Wall Charger Travel

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

With great power comes great responsibility! If you want more power from the chargers that come with your tablets, laptops and smartphones you can get it thanks to third-party manufacturers such as Inateck who offer chargers such as the model CC01001 travel charger, which is a powerful 2-port USB C charger capable of outputting a massive 60 watts (enough power to charge a 13-inch MacBook Pro or Samsung Chromebook Plus laptop)
Most USB C wall charger these days come with a combination of  USB C and standard USB A ports so having two USB C ports on the Inateck charger make it futureproof for when USB C connection will become the standard over USB A.
The Inateck dual USB C port wall charger has the same body design as the 30W USB C PD version so you get a square-like design with metal prongs to attach international plugs.
International plugs for UK, US and EU are included with the Inateck dual USB C port wall charger so you won't need to take an international adapter when traveling to those regions.

velcro cable management strap included
The Inateck USB C wall charger also plugs directly into an electrical socket without a cable, aside from the charging cables you plug into the ports. Speaking of cables, a quality 2-meter long USB C male to USB C male is also included with the charger making the Inateck 2-port USB C charger kit an exceptional deal.
While the Inateck 2 port USB C wall charger can output 60 watts of power, it can only deliver 60 watts via the second port (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A) without any other device charging via the first USB C port which can only output a maximum of 15 watts (5V/3A and 9V/1.66A).
You can still use both USB C ports at the same time thanks to the integration of USB Power Delivery (PD) specification so the charge gets split into 15 watts for the first USB C port and 45 watts for the second USB C port which is just enough power to charge an iPhone or iPad and a 12-inch MacBook at the same time efficiently.
Laptops that require the full 60w power delivery for efficient charging include the XiaoMi notebook Air and Pro versions, ThinkPad X270, the Razer Blade Stealth, the new MacBook Air (13.3-inch), the MacBook Pro (13-inch and 15-inch versions) and even the older MacBooks that came out in 2015 and 2016.
You can basically charge any USB C laptop efficiently if the laptop uses a power adapter in the 60-watt range. As far as smartphones and tablets, you can also charge any USB C smartphone and USB tablet too such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Tab S3, Nexus 6P,  HTC U11, Huawei P9, as well as USB C gadgets like the Nintendo Switch portable games console and the GoPro HERO5.
If you want to charge Apple devices like the new iPhones and older iPads you will need a USB C to Lightning cable because iPhones and iPads (pre-2018) do not currently use USB C connection. The new 2018 iPad Pro is the only Apple device that uses a USB C port.
Coincidentally, Apple is said to be planning to release new iPhones in 2019 with USB C ports which will be quite a feat considering Apple has been using the lightning port for the last 6 years.
As mentioned earlier, great power comes with great responsibility so it's reassuring to see that the Inateck 2 port USB C wall charger has smart electronics that communicate with your device to deliver the correct current automatically to prevent overheating, overvoltage and overcharging.
The 2 port USB C charger inputs 1.5A current and outputs a maximum current of 3A and a maximum voltage of 20V.
Size-wise, the Inateck 2 port USB C travel charger has the shape of a compact block measuring 7.7cm long, 7.3cm wide and 3cm thick. The weight is just 180 grams so it's much lighter than the 208-gram iPhone XS Max.

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