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Tronsmart 60W Type-C USB-PD 5 Port Charger US $17.99 (~AU $22.54) @ GeekBuying

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Similar to Clear's deal from a couple of weeks ago, this Tronsmart 5 Port Charger features 1 USB Type-C port with USB Power Delivery and 4 regular USB ports with VoltIQ fast charging. It's a little cheaper due to the better exchange rate - my Coles Mastercard shows up as $22.54.

USB-PD uses USB Type-C and charges compatible devices significantly faster than standard charging (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A). Supported devices include the Nintendo Switch, Apple Macbook, Google Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P. VoltIQ is suitable for non-QC/PD devices and can charge up to 5V/2.4A in each port simultaneously. This is suitable for many devices including iPhones, iPads and Raspberry Pi's etc. The charger uses a standard Figure 8 cable which you'll probably need to supply your own AU one.

Don't forget the 2.5% cashback via Cash Rewards

This deal ends roughly around 12PM QLD time according to the timer. Good Luck! Looks like the deal is still going on the US/UK option

Update: Pick the US Option

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  • +6 votes

    Word of warning about this charger: I've had one for a few months. All of the USB ports work well, but the USB-PD port fried when I tried to charge a Xiaomi ZMI 20000 USB-PD power bank. Pretty annoying.

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      This is the first reported case I have ever heard

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      First issue I've heard out of thousands sold. Have you contacted customer service? If not shoot me a PM with your order number.

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      what are you charging with the ZMI 20000 now?
      im looking for a fast charger for mine

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      wow red flag. That must be due to a design flaw.

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        Yeah it annoyed me. My guess is the Xiaomi power bank tried to ‘charge’ the tronsmart charger instead of the other way around, because the direction of the power wasn’t right or wasn’t negotiated properly across the USB-PD spec. But I don’t really know.

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      maybe due to Xiaomi's bidirection quick charge feature ? I have no problems with Tronsmart charging my Cygnett ChargeUP Pro 20k PD power bank. I am also using the USB-C to USB-C Tronsmart branded cable included with my Tronsmart 60w charger.

  • +3 votes

    no issues with mine,working like a charm

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      Any annoying high pitch noises coming from yours (as per the review posted by Jabba below)?

      • +2 votes

        There is some 'coil whine' on the one I got from the previous deal, however it's not that noticeable. I primarily use the PD port to charge my 6P, which needs 15W and the charger gets quite hot when compared to the stock charger for my phone, even when that's the only thing plugged in.

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    So, obvious question, does it charge an iPhone X faster via USB-C to Lightning??

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      Yes it does, as long as you have a "proper" cable. Ideally, get the Apple USB-C to lightning cable. Some third-party USB-C to lightning cables don't support fast charging.

      Source: My experience - using a USB-C power meter to confirm that it was charging at 14.5V/1A rather than 5V.

  • +3 votes

    No proper reviews on this model. This guy, who IMO is sort of the Benson of USB charger reviews, rated a previous model as safe but didn't like the noise levels.

    • +3 votes

      That's a non USB C model charger which is the important thing to test. USB C implementation across a range of trusted brands has proven fraught with Tronsmart having put out at least one that failed to pass independent testing.

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    Is there such a device that has separate ports to charge both USB-C & QC3.0 devices? Or is my only option one of these, and its 12W micro-USB charging?

    • +1 vote

      I bought this from Kogan https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351406 $39 with new sign up.
      I use it to charge my xiaomi zmi 20000mah powerbank and a dell xps 13". It does get quite warm when charging the power bank both the powerbank and the charger.
      It has 4 usb A quick charge ports. Seems to be well made (no noise when charging) so far. Hopefully it will stay that way, but I am a bit worried the heat may make it deteriorate in time.

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        Perfect, thank you!

        Unless the charger becomes too hot to touch, the components inside shouldn't be adversely affected by the heat. I'm with you though, excessive heat does mean inefficiencies, and is a bit worrying as to quality.

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    Took the risk and bit the bullet, will report back on how these units go. Expecting high noise and high temperatures, but at a low price - I really can't complain!

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    No Aus power plug?

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    Is there a type c to micro usb cable?

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    I have a couple of the normal USB versions, they are good, but after a while some of the ports start to play up and stop working

  • +4 votes

    i got one of these from a previous deal along with a tronsmart USB C to USB C cable but it doesnt charge my nintendo switch. it keeps lighting up the switch screen like it wants to charge but then immediately shuts off again and repeats so the screen ends up flashing on and off and not charging. the normal USB ports work fine though

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    Was looking at the 54w version last night, and checking if there was any current deals with on ozbargain, nothing. On ebay they're $40+. Woke up to find this deal.

    Thanks.

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    Thought it was OOS, but plenty of US adapter ones left it seems. Sorry mod!

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    Finally got one! Thanks OP.

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    Out of stock 😔

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    Wish you had a code for the TronSmart Titan…

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    I'm waiting for one that has multiple type c ports

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    Don't forget the 2.5% cashback via Cash Rewards

    4% cashback from TopCashback

  • +3 votes

    So its actually a 30w USB-C PD charger, it can also do another 30w of other ports at the same time.
    Not however a full speed charger for anything other than sub-ultrabooks such as 12" Macbook, Chromebook etc and not over 15V.
    Better suited to overnight charging on larger devices.

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    Thanks for the post

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    what's this like for charging a Pixel 2? description mentions 'Pixel' but i'm not sure if they changed anything with how the PD works for the new Pixels. it seems confusing.

    i thought usb type-C was supposed to make everything simple, one cable for everything, and instead i've found out that my old Nexus 6P charger shouldn't be used for my Pixel 2, so who knows. :-(

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      USB-C certainly makes it easier, but the Nexus 6P has employed USB-C Fast charging (5V/3A) instead of USB-PD (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A). Also looks like there is some kind of design flaw in the Nexus 6P charger, but I'm not familiar with it.

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    I got this charger from Tronsmart on Taobao, the first one was dead on arrival. The replacement unit is still going strong.

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    So with all the design flaws, would people say the Blitzwolf ones with only USB-A chargers be better?

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    This or BlitzWolf BW-S7?

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      Depends if you need/want USB-PD. I personally have 4 of the Blitzwolf ones I bought a couple of years ago and they're all still going strong. Just needed 1 with USB-PD to charge a Macbook Pro.

    • +3 votes

      It wouldn't be fair to compare a QC3 charger with a USB-PD charger. The Tronsmart U5PTA is a QC3 charger and charges faster than the BlitzWolf BW-S7 as it has higher wattage. Alternatively the Tronsmart Titan Plus is even better than both as it's 90W with 5 QC 3.0 ports.

  • +1 vote

    hmmm…30w usb-pd…wish it was 60w usb-pd…

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    I'm tempted but 30w USB-PD is just a bit weak for a laptop. I wish it was at least 45w USB-PD.

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    Would anyone be able to recommend me a good charger that is dead silent (no coil whine) with at least 3 USB ports and preferably a figure-8 cable that’s able to ‘fast’ charge my 2016 iPhones and iPad when traveling? Would be nice if the charger is somewhat future proof as well. I noticed that my MacBook charges my iPhone quicker than the iPhone’s official charger - sorry, I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to what to look for in these things.

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    Has anyone used this with the newer 15" MacBook Pro touch bar models? I feel 30W max might be a little on the slower charge side.. Any experiences?

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