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Anker makes charging faster, smarter and greener with its new lineup of GaNPrime higher wattage charging solutions

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Anker, the world's #1 mobile charging brand, today unveiled its new generation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, GaNPrime. Combining the latest in GaN technology with Anker's own proprietary features, GaNPrime allows for a safer, faster and more sustainable charging experience. "GaNPrime represents a new era in charging," said Steven Yang, CEO of Anker Innovations. "In addition to delivering a faster and safer charging experience, our new GaNPrime chargers offer significant savings in energy consumption, reinforcing Anker's commitment to a more sustainable future."

The benefits of GaNPrime don't end with device charging. Perhaps the most exciting benefit of GaNPrime is its increased power efficiency. With each charge, consumers save on average more than 7% in energy consumption compared to legacy silicon chargers. To put it in context, if everyone in the United States used the 150 W GaNPrime charger for a year, we could save up to 796 million kilowatt-hours. That would be enough energy to power the entire state of Hawaii for one month.




Additionally, as one of the first consumer technology leaders to advocate for the universal adoption of USB-C, Anker is committed to designing products that are compatible with a vast range of devices. Because a single GaNPrime charger and USB-C cable can be used to power over 1,000 different mobile devices, this eliminates the need to own multiple chargers and substantially reduces the amount of e-waste created by older or proprietary device chargers.

GaNPrime Explained
GaN, or Gallium Nitride, is a compound found in modern satellites and radars. In 2018, Anker pioneered the application of this material in charging devices to develop smaller, lighter chargers. GaNPrime features the latest in GaN technology adding to it:

  • Green tech: Through Anker's innovative application of GaN technology, GaNPrime chargers are smaller and conserve less energy compared to silicone-based chargers.
  • PowerIQ 4.0: When charging multiple devices at once, PowerIQ 4.0 intelligently detects the power needs of each connected device, automatically adjusting power distribution to reduce overall charging time by up to one hour.
  • ActiveShield 2.0: Intelligently monitors temperature and adjusts power output to prevent overheating and safeguard connected devices. Compared to previous generations, ActiveShield 2.0 has an increased temperature detection frequency of 76%.
  • Compact Architecture Design: Featuring Anker's proprietary mini-transformer technology, GaNPrime products are up to 53% smaller compared to silicon laptop chargers, and thanks to its increased power output, a single GaNPrime device can easily charge up to four or even six devices at the same time, depending on the charger. It is the perfect companion for those on the go.

Price and availability
Availability and pricing of the GaNPrime lineup is listed below. Most products will be available for purchase as of today on Amazon.com or Anker.com, however certain products, noted below in italics, will be available later in Q3.

  • 735 Charger (65 W), $59.99: Available today on both Amazon.com and Anker.com
  • 615 Power Strip, $69.99: Available today on both Amazon.com and Anker.com
  • 727 Charging Station, $94.99: Available today on both Amazon.com and Anker.com
  • 737 Charger (120 W), $94.99: Available today on Anker.com. The 737 charger will also be available for PRE-ORDER on Amazon.com and begin shipping in late Q3.
  • 733 Power Bank, $99.99: Anker.com. The 733 will also be available for PRE-ORDER on Amazon.com and begin shipping in late Q3.
  • 747 Charger (150 W), $109.99: The 747 will be available for PRE-ORDER on Amazon.com, Anker.com and begin shipping in late Q3.



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I always thought "fast" charging isn't good for any batteries and decreasing it's lifespan....
For vaping I use 10 Sony 18650 cells, always charge them slowly, been using them for several years now, no signs of decreased performance.
 
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I always thought "fast" charging isn't good for any batteries and decreasing it's lifespan....
For vaping I use 10 Sony 18650 cells, always charge them slowly, been using them for several years now, no signs of decreased performance.
It depends on a lot of variables. The bigger chargers here are for notebooks though.
Phones are starting to use a lot of different types of tech to allow for fast charging without causing damage to the battery cells.
 
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you can use faster charger, and your phone will only use the max speed the phone was rated for.
EG: phone 20w, charger 65w. Phone will only use 20w max.

Most electronics should have limits used.
 

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A 10,000 mAh power bank with only 30watt charging for $100? Anker has officially jumped the shark.
 

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I like Ankers products. And have some of them.
But only a limit part of their products are available for purchase here in Denmark/EU
So the calculations for how much the world could save in power consumption if using Anker products would first of all depend on them being available for purchase.
 
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I like Ankers products. And have some of them.
But only a limit part of their products are available for purchase here in Denmark/EU
So the calculations for how much the world could save in power consumption if using Anker products would first of all depend on them being available for purchase.
The 120 and 65 W chargers will be available in Europe and the UK.
 
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All new chargers are coming with Type B only ??!!
What a pity....
I would GLADLY buy the 727 with either Type C, E or F.....
 
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I always thought "fast" charging isn't good for any batteries and decreasing it's lifespan....
For vaping I use 10 Sony 18650 cells, always charge them slowly, been using them for several years now, no signs of decreased performance.
it all depends on temperature, but technically everytime a battery goes through a cycle its losing capacity, no matter how slowly you charge it, the best you can do is avoid charging them above 80% and discharging them below 15%
 
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I hope so. The present 736 charger is not sold by resellers in Denmark :-(
Well, all I can tell you is that they have EU and UK plug models. I don't know what will be sold in Denmark or not.

All new chargers are coming with Type B only ??!!
What a pity....
I would GLADLY buy the 727 with either Type C, E or F.....
As mentioned above, they have EU and UK models of the 65 and 120 W models, I even included one of the pictures, but I guess you missed that.

The 727 explicitly says 2 x Type C......
Plugs, not outputs ;)
 
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So, I still don't get it how GaN is different from GaNPrime?
The GaN part isn't really. This is just the most recent development in GaN components, so they dreamed up a new, fancy name.
It's apparently more efficient when it comes to the power conversion, but it's not by much and obviously there's more to a charger than just the GaN parts.

Also, Gan in Mandarin means F...
 
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I always thought "fast" charging isn't good for any batteries and decreasing it's lifespan....
For vaping I use 10 Sony 18650 cells, always charge them slowly, been using them for several years now, no signs of decreased performance.
If you're old enough you'll remember the NiCd memory effect that was partly worsened by inadequate third party "fast" chargers, though I'm not old and still know what that is, but anyway, same applies today to rechargeable AA batteries and such, so faster charging = more current = more heat = decreased lifespan, it's really that simple. I don't vape but use 18650s for emergency lights, torches and other portable devices and my charger takes well over 5 hours to bring them from 25 to 100%.
My phone charger is "only" 250mAh and was made to recharge a 800 mAh battery in about 3 1/2 hours, that's... reasonable. BUT, the battery is TINY compared to those in smartphones so even though a 250mAh charger would still be beneficial for them it'd probably take an entire day to recharge a smartphone battery. But users are unable to wait nowadays so that's why these are made...

So, I still don't get it how GaN is different from GaNPrime?
Prime = "exclusive" therefore more expensive!!!! yay!
 
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The GaN part isn't really. This is just the most recent development in GaN components, so they dreamed up a new, fancy name.
It's apparently more efficient when it comes to the power conversion, but it's not by much and obviously there's more to a charger than just the GaN parts.

Also, Gan in Mandarin means F...
Do you mean '干'?
 
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I always thought "fast" charging isn't good for any batteries and decreasing it's lifespan....
For vaping I use 10 Sony 18650 cells, always charge them slowly, been using them for several years now, no signs of decreased performance.

That ain't that easy mate.

Well I guess you are using VTC5 or 6, those are rather old technology used mainly for powerdrills, like also the LG ICR18650-HB3, nice 22A high discharge cell but low capacity, but those handle torture well and don't stress about it. But I really don't like them, their chemistry gets rather hot... vintage stuff...

You have to look in the datasheet for each cell for the allowed max Coulomb. You will not see decreased performance until actually the time comes when will be a sharp roll off current capability/capacity. During lifetime it will be pretty stable.

The new electric car children alias 21700, I have Molicel INR21700-P42A, Samsung INR21700-30T. You usually charge using 0.5C for safe and 1C as normal charging as per manufacturer datasheet that's 3-4A per cell and that usually means your power brick will be the short hand. That Molicel is 42A and Sammy 30A cell... from one battery. I tested them using a active load tester and they match their stated performance and capacity like champs. Then charging within allowed current in Amperes as given in datasheet (Wattage my arse) it gives you the guaranteed cycle count. The important bit is not to overcharge them. If you go above 4.2V, you get less cycles, if you do less, you gain more. Basically you can do your charging as you wish as long it is within specs of each cell and man those differ a lot.

As of this year there are new kids on the block aimed for ebikes and actually is used in Teslas this year the LG INR21700-M50LT, the LT upgraded variant promises around 1000cycles versus the usual 300-500. So it ain't that the world stands still, each year we have improvements and chargers like these are really needed and don't sweat, it will be fine if you use your head. The thing fast just kinda is a relic of numbers, during old days we didn't have cells giving so much current, thus the math now is different, thing that kinda looked fast then is normal and pedestrian now due to higher current ratings that automatically has risen safe Coulomb number.

Here's a good link with some plots.

If we are talking about mobile phone batteries... those are charged to 4.47V now, gradually reducing cycle count. Average span goes to 500-1000 times. You can freely torture them and take around 5A of current without heating much up. Some for flagships can do even 10A. Some devices are constructed of two cells and those can be charged with 100W burst without stress. I didn't take those numbers out of air, those are my test results from the loads of leftover cells that cannot and should not be ever reused upon disassembly if that darn thing is glued using conventional methods not easy release tapes.
 
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Poor iPhone users still capped at slow ass 10w
Have you ever measured an iPhone with a usb-tester as it charges? The more depleted the battery is, the faster an iPhone will charge.. and then the rate gradually slows down.

At a peak charging rate, iPhones from the past few years can charge at or above 24W. Then they slow down as the battery fills up.

Use a good usb tester, it tells you so much about what’s going on.
 
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The 727 explicitly says 2 x Type C......
AC OUTLET Type C ! I am NOT Talking about USBs....

Well, all I can tell you is that they have EU and UK plug models. I don't know what will be sold in Denmark or not.


As mentioned above, they have EU and UK models of the 65 and 120 W models, I even included one of the pictures, but I guess you missed that.


Plugs, not outputs ;)

Yeah but I am actually interested in 727 and not the other "normal" chargers....
 
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