Aussie company Chargeasap (that is ‘charge fast’ in our lingo) has gone to the next stage with world-leading OMEGA 100W and 200W GaN (Gallium Nitride) chargers. They are available for pre-order and shipping in December.
According to Wikipedia, GaNs primary use is in LEDs, solar cells and satellites for its high heat stability. It is ideal as a power amplifier able to replace the traditional wire coil transformer. These have a 95% power efficiency rating – well above transformer types.
Chargeasap claim this is the world’s first 200W GaN charger. Not only that it comes in a reasonably small 88x55x42mmx2200g. It also has an OMEGA 100W that measures 60x55x26mmx85.8gx120g.
There are a couple of small catches – no deal breakers.
First, the design has a fold-out 240V Type A (US-style flat prongs) that requires an adapter plug here.
Second, the 200W is 2 x 100W USB-C PD 3.0 5~15V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 20V/5A (PPS) outlets (can use these concurrently for 200W). It also has 2 x USB-A ports that are OPPO VOOC (5V/4.5A/22.5W dual-channel) and QC 3.0 compatible (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.8A/18W). Until we thoroughly test it, I am guessing that you have 200W in total to share. No matter as there is little that needs more than 100W anyway.
Similarly, the 100W has 2xUSB-C PD 100W and 1xUSB-A OPPO VOOC/QC 3.0 ports. A total of 100W is available.
The OMEGA 200W is the world’s first portable charger to quick charge a laptop (MacBook Pro), a tablet (iPad Pro), smartphone (iPhone), and mobile device (AirPods, Watch) all at the same time.
Tests – Chargeasap OMEGA 100W and 200W GaN chargers
We ran some preliminary tests using a Power-Z monitor
- HP x360 Spectre i7 – delivered full 65W of PD standard power – PASS
- HP Spectre i7 and Microsoft Surface Pro i7 – both 65W and delivered concurrently – PASS
- OPPO Find X2 Pro with Qualcomm SD865+– delivered 22W VOOC over two channels using the proprietary yellow USB-C cable – PASS
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (45W capable) – delivered 45W over USB-C PD 3.0 port
- OPPO Find X2 Neo with Qualcomm SD765G – delivered 22W over green USB-C cable – PASS
- Samsung Tab S6 with Qualcomm SD855 QC – delivered 15W QC 3.0 – PASS
(Tests use 0% battery and are initial PD/QC wattage. This does reduce in stages as per the standard)
They have been internationally certified and have Over-current, Over-voltage, Over-temperature (a Graphene membrane and nano heatsink), and Short-circuit Protection.
There are no regulatory markings on the prototype. The website says it comes with three plug converters (AU/EU/UK) for use in 200+ countries worldwide. The adaptors become part of the Omega body to satisfy Australian regulations.
The input voltage is AC 100-240V 50/60Hz/2.5A.
GadgetGuy’s take – the Chargeasap OMEGA 100W and 200W GaN chargers may become my favourite portable chargers.
The 65W HP charger is a half-brick size – the Surface Pro 7 even bigger. The OMEGA 200W is far smaller and more powerful.
My current favourite portable Moshi USB-C PD 3.0 65W is excellent but only has one output.
What I like is that these support USB-C PD 3.0 and QC 3.0/VOOC/Dash etc.
I will be ordering one! You can find these here.
You can read more about this Aussie companies products here including its innovative Graphene powerbank.