Anker GaN chargers now deliver 150W across multiple devices

The Anker 747 charger.

The batteries in your mobile devices continue to be disappointingly limiting, but at least the technology in chargers is advancing rapidly, allowing you to quickly charge your gear whenever you can find an outlet. Anker’s new GaNPrime chargers now promise up to 150W of power output from a relatively small device, giving you enough capacity to charge multiple devices at faster speeds.

Last week, Anker announced that it had partnered with two companies, Infineon and Navitasto help develop a new range of higher wattage Gallium Nitride chargers capable of delivering up to 15oW of power (total). The chargers would have improved efficiency while maintaining a compact form factor for easy portability.

Anker is calling its new technology GaNPrime and it includes the next generation of the company’s fast charging standard: PowerIQ 4.0, which offers single device charging speeds of up to 1ooW over USB-C, plus Dynamic Power Allocation to ensure devices are being charged at the lowest possible charging current State of charge is given a higher priority when several are connected to one charger at the same time. When your laptop battery is fine but your smartphone is on the verge of death, PowerIQ 4.0 ensures your phone is charging at maximum speed while also limiting the laptop’s power supply to accommodate it.

A week after announcing the partnerships behind the technology in the company’s new gallium nitride fast chargers, Anker has unveiled its GaNPrime charger range, with multiple options that balance power delivery, portability and accessibility across devices.

Anker 747 Charger (GaNPrime 150W)

The Anker 747 charger in three different color variants.

The flagship of Anker’s new GaNPrime lineup is the 747 charger, which, from what we can tell, shares nothing with the iconic jumbo jet other than its name. The 747 is available today for $110, and Anker boasts that it’s 38% smaller than Apple’s $99 140W MacBook Pro Charger, while it includes three USB-C ports as well as an additional USB-A port. However, each USB-C port on the Anker 747 achieves a maximum power output of 100W, while Apple’s USB-C PD 3.1 compatible MacBook charger can deliver a full 140W from its single USB-C port.

Anker’s latest and greatest still isn’t powerful enough to keep a beefier gaming laptop running while charging the battery. For now the “world’s smallest” 240W GaN charger is still pretty hefty, and that’s assuming you have a USB-C PD 3.1 compatible laptop that can handle that much power over USB-C. What Anker’s new GaNPrime chargers offer is the ability to simultaneously charge a couple of low-power laptops via USB-C or a laptop and a device like the Nintendo Switch without having to pack multiple Power Bricks when traveling.

Anker 735 & 737 Charger (GaNPrime 65W & 120W)

The Anker 735 & 737 chargers come in three different color options.

For those who want an even smaller footprint, the new Anker 735 and 737 GaNPrime chargers slim down the 747 while still featuring two USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. The cheaper $60 Anker 735 maxes out at 65W total, while the $95 Anker 737 can max out at 120W total, with up to 100W via one of its USB-C ports.

Anker 615 USB power strip (GaNPrime 65W)

The Anker 615 USB power strip in two different color variants.

For those who want the flexibility to charge USB devices as well as other devices with proprietary charging cables that require access to an AC outlet, the $70 Anker 615 is an all-in-one power strip with a removable silicone sleeve that provides a longer extension cord hidden inside – perfect for putting a charger on a hotel room’s bedside table when the nearest outlet is tucked behind the bed. The Anker 615 offers two USB-C ports, a single USB-A port, and a pair of AC power ports, but USB-C power output is limited to 65W.

Anker 733 power bank (GaNPrime PowerCore 65W)

The Anker 733 Powerbank in three different colors.

The $100 Anker 733 power bank offers similar power delivery to the Anker 735, reaching 65W of power through two USB-C ports and a single USB-A port, but only when connected to a socket is connected. As the name suggests, the Anker 733 power bank also has a built-in 10,000mAh battery, but when charging devices using only the battery, the power output is reduced to a maximum of 30W.

Anker 727 charging station (GaNPrime 100W)

The Anker 727 charging station in two color variants.

The $95 Anker 727 charging station takes a similar approach to the Anker 615 USB power strip, with two AC outlets connecting a pair of USC-C ports, but doubles the number of old-school USB-A ports to two for older devices. Unlike the power strip, the Anker 727 packs a full 100W of charging power and can be expanded to 100W via a single USB-C port if needed. Anker also boasts that the 727 is much thinner than most power strips, but not so thin that you can’t plug in devices that rely on a traditional AC plug.

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