With USB-C getting closer and closer to becoming the universal standard for both connectivity and charging, we continue to see devices hit the market that uses it for charging. Including many of today’s modern laptop models. However, not every USB wall adapter is equal, as some of these devices (specifically laptops) require a lot of power to properly charge. This is where adapters like the HyperJuice 140W USB-C Charger come into play,
This is a wall adapter that is able to provide up to 140W of electricity to a device. Perfectly taking on the charging requirements of most laptops that are out there today (that support USB-C or TB3/4 charging). Including “some” of the hungriest gaming models, as well as your typical MacBook or MacBook Pro.
Not only that, but it provides multiple ports for multiple devices that can be used to charge multiple devices. Sometimes we tested against numerous laptop models with. Including some Dell Inspiron models that require 65W charging, a Dell XPS that requires 130W, as well as an Alienware gaming model that comes close to the XPS model’s requirements.
All of which were fully charged using this adapter. Of course, there are still models (Alienware has a number of them) that require a little more juice than this, but they do fall into the a rare category compared to what the average person or power user would be using.
As mentioned, it has a max output of 140W, but this can be achieved in various ways. One can connect their laptop to the 140W USB-C port if it needs it. Or they could opt to use the 100W port if their laptop only requires this or less. Then you could also connect to the USB (USB-A) port to also charge your phone or other device. As long as you don’t go over 140W combined else your laptop might not get its full charge.
It also supports PD 3.1, PD 3.0, QC 3.0, PPS protocols. Allowing you to make use of it for quickly charging some of your favorite devices.
The wall adapter comes with a US standard plug that flips in and out so that it can be safely stored without having to worry about putting any pressure on the plug portion of the adapter. This is common with many of these larger adapters.
If you are using this in the US, then nothing else is needed outside of the cable it comes with.
It can be adapted to work with EU, UK, or AU standards. Allowing you to use this wall adapter practically anywhere in the world (if you find yourself traveling around with it). These adapters slide right onto the unit (and off), making for an easy adaptation when needed.
The USB-C to USB-C cable it comes with is capable of up to 240W of power, making it more than suitable for both this adapter as well as more powerful adapters and docking solutions as they come out. So 140W won’t wear it out any at all.
The cable is 2 meters in length, making it perfect for any device you want to plug into it. Making it just as comparable to any normal AC charger’s cable length.
As pointed out, we have put this one against a number of laptops, ranging from 65W to 130W in requirements. The 65W models allowing for smartphone charging at the same time thanks to the balance of output power between ports.
The adapter has a little weight to it, so you likely won’t use it plugged directly into the wall. You would want to use a power strip so the weight of it doesn’t cause it to fall out.
It didn’t get overly hot for us (when compared to any other wall adapter) and it seems to be able to keep up with anything we have thrown at it (no errors or bugs of any kind that we could find).
This adapter seems to live up to any expectation we had for it. It is both powerful and flexible, making for a great travel companion for those who bring along multiple devices that are looking to keep the overall footprint small. It isn’t easy finding a USB-C solution for the XPS model we tested with this due to the amount of power it needs. However, this shows that things are becoming a little eaiser.
Again, it is a little heavy so you likely are limited to using power strips or other scenarios where the plug faces down and not vertical to a wall where its weight could cause it to become loose or fall out. It is also a little expensive for being just a wall adapter. It would be nice to see these adapters drop to a more universally affordable price point for consumers. Instead, it seems companies aim to compare them to the cost of a normal AC laptop adapter.
- Max Output: 140W
- Dimensions: 73 x 74.1 x 29 mm? (2.87” x 2.92” x 1.14”)
- Weight: 256g/9.03oz/0.56lb
- Charging Protocol (USB-C): PD2.0/3.0/3.1, PPS, QC2.0/3.0,
- EU / UK / AU Adapter Pins (US is default)
- Comes with 2m 140W USB-C Charging Cable
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