Thoughts on USBA,C and PD Charging?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by N8MLP, Oct 26, 2019.

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  1. N8MLP

    N8MLP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am currently shopping for a all in one charging solution for USB devices.

    I need to have at least USB C with PD and multiple USB A.

    I am unsure if i should just get a charger or I thought maybe a Power Bank type device that Ill leave plugged in all the time and use a charger.

    what are your thoughts? any device recommendations?

    If I go charger I am leaning toward the Anker PowerPort. But.. Its only 18W USB C, can't charge a laptop with that.. :(

    https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerport-strip-pd-2-mini/A9122122

    or this one, kind of bigger but more power

    https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerport-atom-pd-4/A2041122
     
  2. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    You cannot go wrong with the Anker units.
     
  3. K8HIT

    K8HIT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Agree with Anker brand. I have 5 or 6 of their chargers. They have PD chargers up to 60 watts. They didn't when I bought a 102w charger.

    I use a charger for my Dell laptop that has 60 watt on the PD output. I tried to look it up on amazon for you, but it's no longer available. Total wattage is 102w, but that includes the older USB ports.

    It's important to know what PD means, so study up on it a little, then you will make the right decision when you make a purchase.
     
  4. W4EAE

    W4EAE Subscriber QRZ Page

    Complete agreement on Anker.

    The problem is that USB-C is both a physical connection and a standard. There are many devices that have the physical connection but do not meet the standard (probably most notably, the Raspberry Pi 4).
     

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