Anker Uses Gallium Nitride to Shrink High-Wattage Chargers
Anker today announced a new solution for charging battery-powered devices. The company has replaced silicon in the charging block with Gallium Nitride. Silicon components are larger and heavier than Gallium Nitride, and waste power due to heat emission. Switching to Gallium Nitride allows Anker to reduce the size of the charger while keeping the power delivery at a high wattage. The first product, called the PowerPort Atom PD 1, is just larger than a standard 5W charger and yet it delivers up to 27W via USB-C. Anker claims this is enough to charge most phones and tablets, as well as some gaming devices and even laptops. The PD 1 goes on sale in late November for $30. Anker intends to deliver 60W and 100W versions of the PD 1 with multiple ports in the months ahead.
Aukey's new Omnia USB-PD chargers use GaN technology to offer fast charging for all types of USB-C devices in unusually compact form factors. Aukey claims they are "the world's smallest PD chargers".
Anker continues to crank out a steady stream of universal chargers, batteries, and similar accessories that are at the leading edge of functionality and small form factors. Their latest PowerPort chargers offer high-power USB-C charging in tiny packages, now with flip plugs for even more portability.
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