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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, accessory maker Hyper today announced that its stackable 65W and 100W chargers based on space saving and power efficient gallium nitride (GaN) technology are now available.

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The new HyperJuice chargers each feature a pass-through AC power outlet that is rated up to 1500W, which can be used to power devices with a pronged power cord like the full-size HomePod, or to stack additional HyperJuice chargers to create a "supercharger" with up to 64 ports and up to 1600W of power from a single wall outlet.

Priced at $69.99 on Hyper's online store, the smaller 65W charger features two USB-C ports rated at 65W and one USB-A port rated at 18W. The larger 100W version retails for $99.99 and is equipped with three USB-C ports rated at 100W and one USB-A port rated at 18W. (The 100W version is currently out of stock.)

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Hyper says GaN semiconductor material based on Navitas GaNFast technology allows these chargers to be 10x smaller, 100x faster, and 5x more power efficient than traditional silicon chargers. A report earlier this year claimed that Apple is planning its own GaN chargers, but it is unclear when they would be released.

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Article Link: Hyper Releases Stackable GaN Chargers With Up to 1600W of Power From a Single Wall Outlet
 

zakarhino

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The next omnicharger I'll buy is a compact one with four USB C ports that can charge: the next 16 inch MacBook Pro (100W?), fast charge an iPhone, a 12 inch iPad Pro, and Apple Watch simultaneously without compromising power delivery for any of those devices. That'll be the ultimate charger.
 

zakarhino

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Trying to think of reasons why this is a commercial product… seems super niche

If you're a team or family that likes working out of coffee shops or airports with ultra limited charging outlets this can be a big help. A three stack of these is enough to charge three 16 inch MacBook Pros via one outlet and the packaging for that solution is way more compact that anything I've seen so far (ATM I would need to carry a bulky extension cord to accomplish the same thing). It's niche and I'm not buying them (yet) but I can see the utility for groups of mobile workers.

Additionally I could see myself carrying two of these and stacking them when I need to charge both my laptop and other devices on me like my iPad or other tech. Again, that's way better than carrying several different chargers and an extension cord.
 

freedomlinux

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If anyone was for some reason thinking of actually doing this (no, you aren't), keep in mind this might violate electrical codes in the US.

For a 15 Amp circuit (not a 20A kitchen plug etc), the NEC limits a continuous load to 1440W.
15A * 120V * 80% = 1,440W
This isn't likely to be a practical issue, so whatever.
 

Return Zero

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This seems a bit misleading... Looks like it's just a regular charger w/ passthrough 120V. It's still only 100W max per charger. They make it sound like you can power a 1600W device with it or something. Any wall outlet on a 20-amp circuit can provide about 1920W (at 80% factor), if it's a dedicated circuit. It does seem like a decent compact solution if you've got a fleet of iPads or MBAs to charge though.
 

tarjan

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I have one, from kickstarter. First, it came out many, many months late with little to no good communication (just go to the kickstarter page yourself to read through the comments). There are also reports from many of the backers o issues or dead units. Personally I would wait until generation two of this unit comes out. I am not saying there is a gen 2, just that with the number of returns from the kickstarter, there are definitely some issues.

While mine does seem to work, I cannot travel with it and leave my apple unit at home yet, just don't trust it. Will take a few months of use to get to the point I stop worrying.

The passthrough is great, but not a grounded connection. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.
 

iGeneo

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No travel adapters is a deal breaker...

No, i do not want to use an additional adapter to convert to UK or France. Problem with those is that they make the charger stick out too far and 9/10 times they fall out.

Also.. Hyper... Well, i bought their previous version and had it replaced once already. Plug in my phone using MagSafe and my Apple Watch charger and it can't handle it... phone makes charging on/off sound. Works USB-C for iPad Pro and MagSafe, but adding in the watch in any config breaks.

In other news... my 100W Mopoint has never missed a beat.
 
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I have one, from kickstarter. First, it came out many, many months late with little to no good communication (just go to the kickstarter page yourself to read through the comments). There are also reports from many of the backers o issues or dead units. Personally I would wait until generation two of this unit comes out. I am not saying there is a gen 2, just that with the number of returns from the kickstarter, there are definitely some issues.

While mine does seem to work, I cannot travel with it and leave my apple unit at home yet, just don't trust it. Will take a few months of use to get to the point I stop worrying.

The passthrough is great, but not a grounded connection. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.
This seems par for the course for moderately complex electronic equipment. I bought a “Marble” charger-cum-dock from Kickstarter and there were a lot of delays and issues too. It turns out not to be enough for my MBP but my wife’s MBA works fine with it. It contains USB ports, hdmi, and sd card reader. Nifty.
 
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Man I’d love to get one 100w and one 65w unit to connect together, but I’m not sure if I trust Hyper riven how flakey their iPad Pro dock was. But I’ve been waiting for something like this for traveling with the family.
 

currentinterest

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I bought two early on. Received it last week. Seems to be working great, multiple devices plugged in, charger not warm to the touch. Question though. Will it support MagSafe at full 15w charging? I have read where many 30w and up chargers do not.
 

scottjl

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I have two 100w from the kickstarter, have had them a few weeks now. One has completely died at this point and the other seems to have trouble negotiating. It will charge my M1 MBA slowly, but will no longer charge my Nintendo Switch or Kindle on the USB-A port. No response from customer support either. I can't recommend these and will never buy another "Hyper" product again. Pure trash.
 

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Being an EE in the commercial building power distribution sector, one of the first things I look for on products like this is a UL or Intertek (ETL) listing. After looking through their store (and checking photos of the product) I see no indication anywhere that this product has been approved by a certified testing agency. Apple's chargers all have a UL listing...even cheapie power strips typically have at least an Intertek certification. There's always a chance they are in the process of acquiring a listing (which can take quite some time) but just something to consider.
 
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nicho

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Being an EE in the commercial building power distribution sector, one of the first things I look for on products like this is a UL or Intertek (ETL) listing. After looking through their store (and checking photos of the product) I see no indication anywhere that this product has been approved by a certified testing agency. Apple's chargers all have a UL listing...even cheapie power strips typically have at least an Intertek certification. There's always a chance they are in the process of acquiring a listing (which can take quite some time) but just something to consider.

What are your thoughts on the ability of a single electrical outlet to support 2.6kg of weight, extending out over 50cm?

Something seems not quite right with this.
 
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