CES 2020: Satechi Debuts New 108W Power Adapter With Dual USB-C Ports and USB-A Ports

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Satechi today announced the launch of a new 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger, which is Satechi's most powerful power adapter to date, able to charge up to four devices at one time.

There are two USB-C ports, one of which is 90W for charging even Apple's new 16-inch Retina MacBook Pro and one of which is 18W for charging the iPad Pro and iPhones with a USB-C to Lightning cable.


Along with the two USB-C ports, there are also two USB-A ports that offer 12W of power total for charging accessories like the Apple Watch.

Design wise, the power adapter is made from an aluminum material and it has been created to be compact in size, making it ideal for travel when multiple devices need to be charged.


The 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger from Satechi can be purchased from the Satechi website or Amazon.com for $80 starting today.

Article Link: CES 2020: Satechi Debuts New 108W Power Adapter With Dual USB-C Ports and USB-A Ports
 

bsbeamer

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Not everyone is going to meet/exceed the highest power from MBP16,1 but please realize APPLE ships the machine with a 96W charger that has 94W reported output. Anything less and you are potentially running into battery drain while plugged in during heavy/taxing use. Especially for video professionals and those using the dGPU, it is something to be aware of.

90W is not equal to 94W/96W/100W no matter how you slice it.
 

Chaka Jon

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Enough with the f*king power adapters/charging devices being announced this year at CES. Most of us have that covered by now. Where’s the innovation?
 

macduke

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Oh man! So close. I just need one more USB-A and this will be perfect for me.
Enough with the f*king power adapters/charging devices being announced this year at CES. Most of us have that covered by now. Where’s the innovation?
I haven’t seen a USB-C charger with two PD ports and two USB-A ports until now. This is actually pretty cool.
 
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Erehy Dobon

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Enough with the f*king power adapters/charging devices being announced this year at CES. Most of us have that covered by now. Where’s the innovation?
This is the state of technology trade shows in 2020.

Apple abandoned trade shows a lot time ago when their value had declined to the point where Apple knew they would get more bang for their buck at their own media events and they did not need to share the spotlight with anyone else.

In any case, the big announcements come on the first day of the show so scroll back to Monday's blog entries. Each trade show day that follows features progressively trivial announcements.

It's Wednesday -- day 3 -- and half of the exhibitors' staff will head for the airport by noon PST. This is not unique to CES.
 
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bsbeamer

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I haven’t seen a USB-C charger with two PD ports and two USB-A ports until now. This is actually pretty cool.
 

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Not everyone is going to meet/exceed the highest power from MBP16,1 but please realize APPLE ships the machine with a 96W charger that has 94W reported output. Anything less and you are potentially running into battery drain while plugged in during heavy/taxing use. Especially for video professionals and those using the dGPU, it is something to be aware of.

90W is not equal to 94W/96W/100W no matter how you slice it.
I dont think that is going to be a big issue here, the machine has a 100Wh battery so unless you are running a workload that would completely discharge your battery in about 1 hour without external power those 90W will be sufficient.
 

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I dont think that is going to be a big issue here, the machine has a 100Wh battery so unless you are running a workload that would completely discharge your battery in about 1 hour without external power those 90W will be sufficient.
Again, that is for your usage. I've personally observed battery drain during video renders when using chargers other than the Apple issued 96W charger, including via 85W TB3 docking. It's enough of a concern that several dock manufacturers recommend using the Apple issued 96W charger with the TB3 dock.
 

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When will someone release a ~40w charger that has two 18w USB-C ports, that can fast charge an iPhone, and two USB-A ports that can use the remaining power? I can’t be the only one that wants something like this. It would be perfect for when my wife and I travel. We could fast charge both our iPhones and charge our Apple Watches without the need for either multiple chargers or big honkin’ 100w chargers like this one which are the only ones I’ve seen with just two USB-C and two USB-A ports.
 
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clystron

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Again, that is for your usage. I've personally observed battery drain during video renders when using chargers other than the Apple issued 96W charger, including via 85W TB3 docking. It's enough of a concern that several dock manufacturers recommend using the Apple issued 96W charger with the TB3 dock.
Not my usage because I dont own one ;)
Have you verified that your MBP actually got 85W from the dock when you noticed the drain? Because if it pulled 85W of external power and still did not manage to keep the battery charged it would probably get really loud as a lot of that power gets turned into heat in such a case.

It is entirely possible that the MBP does not fully load a power-brick that can not provide 96W and falls back to a much lower power-draw.
 

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Have you verified that your MBP actually got 85W from the dock when you noticed the drain?
Yes. CalDigit TS3 Plus is/was supplying 85W only. Firmware update yesterday and now supplies 87W when in use. Still does not meet the 94W/96W/100W from Apple's issued charger. eGPU with 100W PD (like Sonnet eGFX 650 OC) works fine without battery drain.

An entire thread about this:
 

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Yes. CalDigit TS3 Plus is/was supplying 85W only. Firmware update yesterday and now supplies 87W when in use. Still does not meet the 94W/96W/100W from Apple's issued charger. eGPU with 100W PD (like Sonnet eGFX 650 OC) works fine without battery drain.

An entire thread about this:
I may have overlooked that in the thread, but did you actually measure the power-draw (thats what I meant by "verify")?
Unfortunately the whole USB-PD/Thunderbolt thing complicated the charging situation quite a bit, I have had a few incompatibilities in that area as well. I have seen devices pulling way less or even a few watts more than the powerbrick was specified for. My original comment was under the assumption that the brick is fully compatible and actually delivers a full 90W to the mbp, Apple has always had rather small powerbricks but if those 6 extra watts make the difference they are walking a very fine line.

Other manufactures go overboard in the other direction and throttle the c**p out of your laptop when it is not run with the original 180W powerbrick...
 

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Oh man! So close. I just need one more USB-A and this will be perfect for me.

I haven’t seen a USB-C charger with two PD ports and two USB-A ports until now. This is actually pretty cool.

Doesn't have 2 usb-c (not sure if that's a deal breaker) but does have 3 usb a.
 

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Well, at least from a company that I trust to not burn down my house or something. I'm just glad the port count is finally going up.
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Doesn't have 2 usb-c (not sure if that's a deal breaker) but does have 3 usb a.
Two USB-C would be nice. I wonder if we will even get 4-5 USB-C ports in the next five years. Seems like it needs a lot of bulky parts since it's so much power and it probably is more prone to failure from heat. Also, like I mentioned above, I tend to stick with known, trusted brands for chargers because those things can burn your house down if you're not careful.
 

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When will someone release a ~40w charger that has two 18w USB-C ports, that can fast charge an iPhone, and two USB-A ports that can use the remaining power? I can’t be the only one that wants something like this. It would be perfect for when my wife and I travel. We could fast charge both our iPhones and charge our Apple Watches without the need for either multiple chargers or big honkin’ 100w chargers like this one which are the only ones I’ve seen with just two USB-C and two USB-A ports.
Check out the HyperJuice charger on Kickstarter. Just backed this. Due February 2020.

2 USB-C with PD3.0
2 USB-A

GaN charger about the dimensions of a credit card and slightly thicker than a deck of cards.
 

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Enough with the f*king power adapters/charging devices being announced this year at CES. Most of us have that covered by now. Where’s the innovation?
Dont Look at them then.
Leave it for people like me who are still in market for one. I am still searching for something better than HyperJuice one thats coming out in march.
 

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Not everyone is going to meet/exceed the highest power from MBP16,1 but please realize APPLE ships the machine with a 96W charger that has 94W reported output. Anything less and you are potentially running into battery drain while plugged in during heavy/taxing use. Especially for video professionals and those using the dGPU, it is something to be aware of.

90W is not equal to 94W/96W/100W no matter how you slice it.
Which is why it took me forever to find a usable non-Apple one. I have the HyperJuice 112W, and it kept my MBP16" charged while I was gaming: https://www.hypershop.com/collections/usb-c-power/products/hyperjuice-112w-charger-dual-usb-c-pd-usb-a

This Satechi charger looks decent on paper, but I've had build quality concerns with their products before. I'd be cautious.
 

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This is the only charger with two USB-C and two USB-A ports that has one output that can do at least 90W while the other ports also charging at the same time.

The 4W gap will be a problem when you are at sustained full load.

Not everyone is going to meet/exceed the highest power from MBP16,1 but please realize APPLE ships the machine with a 96W charger that has 94W reported output. Anything less and you are potentially running into battery drain while plugged in during heavy/taxing use. Especially for video professionals and those using the dGPU, it is something to be aware of.

90W is not equal to 94W/96W/100W no matter how you slice it.