Ugreen 145W Power Bank Review Your Ultimate Charging Solution!

Monday, August 07, 2023

Integrating enhanced convenience, the UGREEN 145W power bank takes the overall user experience up a notch, enabling you to effortlessly manage all your gadgets with just one power bank. This intelligent design choice not only minimizes clutter but also streamlines your charging routine, all made possible by the capabilities of the UGREEN 145W Power Bank.

In this comprehensive review, we will explore how the UGREEN 145W power bank performs in real-life scenarios and its overall user-friendliness. We'll highlight standout features, discuss personal experiences, and provide a transparent assessment, including any biases or limitations.

Crafted from high-quality graphene-accented plastic, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank exudes a sense of robust craftsmanship. It features a matte black plastic finish on one side, lending it a sophisticated aesthetic. Despite its substantial weight of 505 grams, this power bank boasts remarkable potency given its compact dimensions. Measuring just 16cm in length, 8cm in width, and 2.5cm in thickness, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank exhibits a sleek design that easily accommodates itself within a backpack.

 Equipped with a 2-digit battery status display, the UGREEN 145W power bank provides a quick visual reference to its remaining charge. However, the digital screen lacks additional valuable data such as output and input power levels, as well as an estimated timeframe for the complete recharge of the portable charger. On its surface, a flat and clicky actuation button is integrated, allowing easy operation. Notably, the display screen autonomously turns off after approximately 60 seconds of inactivity.

The 145W rapid charging capacity ensures the swift and efficient recharging of energy-demanding devices. This capability is made possible through the utilization of PD 3.0 and QC 3.0 technologies, empowering the UGREEN 145W power bank to achieve a 50% charge for a MacBook Pro 2022 within a mere 30 minutes. Additionally, the integration of three ports - 2 USB C and 1 USB A - enables the concurrent charging of three devices, offering a practical solution to avoid the inconvenience of device queueing during charging sessions. It's worth noting that the absence of Qi wireless charging support is a missed opportunity for enhanced functionality.

The UGREEN 145W power bank offers the convenience of recharging while simultaneously charging devices. Additionally, it features a trickle charging mode through the USB-A port, catering to low-power devices. However, there are a couple of points to consider regarding trickle charging. Firstly, trickle charging is not operational during the power bank's own recharging process. Secondly, trickle charging exclusively functions when the USB-C ports are not in use, limiting its application to a single device at a time. If you require more power and more ports, check out the Ugreen Nexode 300W gan charger.

As for replenishing the UGREEN 145W power bank's energy, the process is remarkably swift, courtesy of the robust 65W input, which significantly shortens charging time to a mere 2 hours. It's important to note, however, that this rapid charging capability is reliant on using a separate 65W power adapter such as the NEXODE 65W charger, which unfortunately is not included in the package.

One of UGREEN 145W power bank selling points it's its cross-platform compatibility, including smaller devices like AirPods, Bluetooth headphones, fitness trackers, and smartwatches. It supports smartphones, laptops and tablets such as the MacBook Pro 16", MacBook Air 13" and iPad Pro/Air, iPhone Series, Galaxy S23 Ultra/S22 and Pixel 7 Pro. That being said, take note that the power bank lacks PPS protocol compatibility for 45W Supercharging on Galaxy S22/S23 Ultra. The maximum is 25W PPS. Nevertheless, it does support the 12V 3A profile, which proves valuable for powering various devices such as LCD monitors, keyboard instruments, and charger docks like the DJJ Mini 3 Pro triple battery pack.

In summary, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank solidifies its position as a reliable and practical charging solution. Its impressive speed, versatility, and user-friendliness cater to both tech-savvy and non-technical users. If you're on the hunt for a portable charger that lives up to its promises while simplifying your charging needs, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank is undoubtedly a choice worth considering. Notably, one of the standout advantages of the UGREEN 145W power bank is its exceptional power-to-weight ratio. Unlike many similar-sized power banks, it has the ability to power devices like the ASUS ROG Ally, including Windows PCs and gaming laptops. it can charge the MacBook Air M2 2022 13 inch in 90 minutes to 100% health.

Power Distribution:
  • USB-C1 port (1 port usage): 100W
  • USB-A port (1 port usage): 18W
  • USB-C2 port (1 port usage): 45W
  • USB-C1 + USB-C2 ports (2 ports usage): Full power per port
  • USB-C1 + USB-A ports (2 ports usage): Full power per port
  • USB-A + USB-C2 ports (2 ports usage): 15W per port
  • All 3 ports in use: USB-C1 = 100W, USB-A and USB-C2 = 15W each.

Potential deal breakers
  • No super fast charging for Samsung phones.
  • Heavy & bulky
  • Digital screen doesn't provide iot
  • Trickle charging doesn't work with multiple devices
  • Trickle charging isn't supported whilst charging the power bank
  • Fast charging power adapter not included
  • No PPS support for 45W Supercharging on Galaxy S22/S23 Ultra
  • No QC4+/QC4.0 support

Selling points
  • Supports wide range of PD 3.0 profiles (5V-20V)
  • Premium look and feel
  • Trickle charge support
  • Supports passthrough input charging whilst in use
  • 25,000mAh battery capacity
  • Digital screen for battery status
  • Can be carried on-board plane
  • Requires 100W USB-C cabling
  • Over current/voltage protection
  • Short circuit & overheating protection
  • 100W USBC output
  • Huawei SCP protocol support
  • Samsung AFC & PPS support (up to 25W)
  •  Apple 2.4A charging protocol (12W max) support
  • BC 1.2 protocol support
  • Can charge laptops, phones and tablets
  • 65W fast charging input (fully recharged in 2 hrs)
  • Capable of charging an iPad Pro twice from 0 to 100%
Included accessories comprise a drawstring pouch crafted from suedette fabric, along with a UGREEN-branded 100W USB-C cable (male to male configuration). You can buy the UGREEN 145W power bank from amazon.

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