AUKEY recently introduced new chargers for use with the mains on one side and a device to be charged on the other. Nothing new in and of itself, if these devices didn't have very fast charging times in addition to their compact dimensions. Behind it is the new one GaNFast-Technology used in the loader models PA-Y19, PA-Y21 and PA-U50 is used. That goes back to the material GaN (gallium nitride), which is already used in the fields of lasers and photonics. Here I have summarized some information for you.
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AUKEY GaNFast chargers - small and fast
Most of the time you have to decide whether a charger should deliver a lot of power or be mobile. Small, light chargers often take a long time until the connected device - smartphone, tablet, camera, drone, etc. - has a full battery. In the case of high-performance chargers, which may also have a certain amount of quick charging technology (Quick Charge or Power Delivery), you think twice about whether to take them with you on your trip in a suitcase or backpack because they are so bulky.
AUKEY GaNFast chargers should now combine the best of both worlds: performance and mobility. These three models will soon be on the market (or are already available on Amazon, but currently not available):
- AUKEY PA-Y19 - 32 x 36 x 36 mm, 42 g, 27 W and USB-C Power Delivery 3.0
- AUKEY PA-Y21 - 58 x 43,5 x 25,2 mm, 30 W and USB-C Power Delivery 3.0
- AUKEY PA-U50 - 58 x 44 x 25 mm, 43 g, 24 W and 2 x USB-A (each 5 V, 2,4 A, no Quick Charge)
Further information on GaN / GaNFast: Technology website
Small but fast USB power supplies
With the small dimensions, the small weight and the strong performance, the AUKEY GaNFast technology seems to be a useful step for users with high demands. At least with the USB-C chargers, a good start has already been made. It's a shame that the USB-A charger doesn't come with a Quick Charge. But we will probably see that in the coming models. What is your opinion on the powerful loader models with compact dimensions and low weight? Is this something for your travel equipment or do you use other solutions? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.