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Jaycar - USB Type-C Mains Power Adaptor $22.45 (in-Store)

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Australian plug/spec 5V/3A USB-C wall charger. Add $7 for shipping.

Not easy to find these at a good price (normally $29.95). Personally, I trust Jaycar but happy to hear if anyone has experience with this model (no, it hasn't been Benson tested)

Model number: MP3445
Input Voltage: 100-240VAC
Output Voltage: 5VDC
Output Current: 3A
Protection: Short Circuit, Overload, Over Voltage

Remember this does not include a USB-C to USB-C cable but you can find 1.8m local stock here for $14.99 (inc. fast local delivery): https://www.cablegeek.com.au/shop/cables/usb-type-c/monopric... (also not yet Benson tested to my knowledge)

This Jaycar charger appears to be a decent alternative to the official Australian plug/spec Google charger if your USB-C device needs 5V/3A. This is $55 (delivered) but does include a 1.8m USB-C to USB-C cable: https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_18w_power_adapte...

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    • 25% off and I've never seen an Australian spec 5V/3A USB-C charger this cheap.
      Google charger (linked above) is also frequently out of stock for long periods.

      If you had a USB-C device, I think you would understand!

      • I have multiple USB Type C devices in this house, and while this deal is not to bad, what I find annoying about these chargers is that I need a C to C cable. So the only cable I can use in this can't be used anywhere else. That's why I stick to the typical USB Type A for chargers. That way, I can plug any other charging cable into it…

        • I know what you mean about the cables! But really it's all about the rapid charging capability.

        • @Qbagger: You can rapid charge with USB A to C.

        • @Sage: You most certainly can not. Not at USB-C 3A spec, at least.

        • @BradH13: that being said, almost all Type A port chargers seem to be 2.4a, but what about VOOC? My Oppo phone supports this and its Type A to micro USB and it's 5v @ 4a (even though the micro USB end is slightly different.)

        • @pegaxs: VOOC is an Oppo proprietary solution. It requires a hardware chip on the device and a license from Oppo to implement (it's a competitor to Qualcomm's Quick Charge). The charger is only one half of the solution. The phone needs to support it for it to work, and at this stage - VOOC is only on Oppo and OnePlus devices.

        • @BradH13: I'm pretty sure you also need the special Oppo/1+ cable to get VOOC charging speed too. It doesn't charge as fast with a standard Type A to Type C cable in my experience.

          VOOC works well, but it's annoying how proprietary and expensive it all is. Unlike QuickCharge, it's not common enough to make anyone bother licensing the tech from Oppo to make cheaper generic stuff.

        • @BradH13:

          So are you saying that all of my chargers with QC2 or QC3 USB A ports are not working at the max possible charge rate?

          My LG phone says its quick charging when plugged into them.

        • You are correct, but in the future (and now if you have a Macbook Pro or other with USB-C ports) you will increasingly need USB-C to USB-C cables only.

          It's simply a result of the time, a few more years and it'll be everywhere, it just sucks during the transition.

        • @abeeson: I actually look forward to the day that USB C takes over the globe. I like the idea of a cable I can pick up and plug in any which way I can fit it. But for now it's only my Nexus 6P and mi tab 2 that have it.

          And interesting on the VOOC being an Oppo only thing. I noticed that the micro plug was longer than a normal one. Explains why I haven't seen any other phones with it. And yes, I plugged my phone in to charge and it drops back to about 2.2a on my USB tester.

  • Jaycar wholesale sells this for $16.17ex GST if buying 40+, $17.97ex GST for 20+.

  • Wouldn't it be better to just buy a QC (2.0/3.0) charger? The cheaper ones are usually not with AU plug but an adaptor fixes that. 5v 3A is a little slow to charge…well unless if the device doesn't support QC then it would've made no difference.

    • we can't use travel adapters at work ….. needs to be AU plug many places are like that due to safety hazard, hence all our power boards need to be AU approved and tag and tested.

      might be arching on cheap adaperts .

    • If you have usb-c fast charge devices, but no Qualcomm QC devices, then no, it wouldn't be better.

  • Would this be Nvidia Shield compatible?

  • Only 15w output. Needs to be 30w

    • A good point you have raised: this charger is only good for non-PD USB-C fast charge devices (5V/3A). It is not suitable for devices that use USB 3.1 Power Delivery (such as MacBooks and Pixel C, which draw a higher wattage, through higher V and/or A).

      So yes, if you are looking to future-proof for devices that utilise USB-C Power Delivery (up to 20V and up to 5A, for 100W max), then this charger will not be a good option.

      If you are needing this just for standard USB-C fast charge devices (eg. most phones and small devices), then this charger is fine.

    • Ignore.

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