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Satechi 75W 4-Port USB Wall Charger with USB-PD $59 in-Store Only @ JB Hi-Fi

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This popular deal is back, albeit $4 more from last time

I suppose the brand is more reliable than Blitzwolf's counterpart and plus u get local warranty too.

This would be great for travelling aboard but not that we can in the foreseeable future, sadly.

Enjoy the deal :)

Edit: remove the word Chinese, I mean no offence as they make good products too.

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    Is this ok for charging a 2016 13 inch MacBook Pro?

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      Should be fine. Included model is 61w, iirc.

  • +7 votes

    More reliable than Chinese counterparts? Some, yes.

    Others like Baseus, no.

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      proof?

      • +1 vote

        Never had any issues with Baseus chargers I've had. Currently running a 100W PD USB charger from Baseus. They're the only ones with certified quick charge 5 from Qualcomm as well.

          • +6 votes

            @NoGiveJustTake: Fair point but this is the risk you take by buying products off manufacturers and sites like Ali, Banggood, Geekbuying etc.

            This is something that's brought up time and time again when it comes to importing Xiaomi phones for example. I've done that since 2016 and never had an issue. But have seen others that have. The savings I've gotten have far outweighed the negatives and a few Chinese products that did fail it.

            Risk is a personal choice and it's up to that person. Lots of us here in OzBargain are more than comfortable with that risk re: warranty.

    • +1 vote

      I mean this one which have few complaints in the comment.

      • +2 votes

        Oh god I ordered one of these and it was absolute garbage. kept cutting in and out, couldn’t charge more than one device at a time despite it’s claim that it was “100w”

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          Are you talking about the 75W Blitzwolf?

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            @ihfree: Yeah, 75w. Sorry, thats the one I got

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              @TheRealCJ: So the Blitzwolf ones are no good?

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                @mhz: That one in particular appears to not be.

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          That one is not the greatest.

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    Can it charge Dell XPS-15?
    Thank you.

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      Not 100% on this one. I think stock barrel charger is 130w.
      This will charge it when it's off. When it's on, I would guess either a reduced performance mode or no. Google to confirm.

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      No, the max output on this is 60W via USB C which is only 1 port on the charger. XPS requires 130W

      • +1 vote

        You should also consider voltage and amps:

        https://askleo.com/can_i_use_a_power_supply_with_a_higher_wa...

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          This is USB-C. Your link is about barrel connectors.

          • -2 votes

            @ihfree: All the same things talked about in that article still apply exept luckily for the lack of polarity matching as USB C is set and reversible too.

            With USB C PD charging there are still many variables such as Voltage, Watts, correct PD charger as well as Cable too.

            • +1 vote

              @ozhunter68: USB-C power delivery is a standard. As long as the wattage is sufficient it will charge. It was designed to reduce the complexity talked about in that article.

              There are a few non compliant devices. For example, a few Dell laptops use a proprietary standard to go over spec - PD is max 100w. There's also the Nintendo switch that had issues with certain chargers and some phones using the PPS standard required for fast charging.

              Outside of these cases, devices will work fine as long as there is sufficient wattage.

              Provided power supplies for laptops cater for max power draw and therefore on some cases a lower wattage charger can be used. For example, MBA M1 will function with a 18w charger(30w provided) with a few tweaks to settings.

              Happy be corrected of I'm wrong on anything.

              • +1 vote

                @ihfree: The downvote was not from me, just so you know. I'm about learning ( and helping out where I

                can ), not knocking. Yes, although USB-C power delivery is a standard, it is still flexible and

                certainly is not a "one size fits all" There are still various different Voltages as well as Watts/Amps.

                All your above points are valid and correct, but there are still many other experiences where things

                "don't just work" I have one laptop and various Chromebooks as well as various USB C PD chargers

                and overhave tested over 10 USB C PD power banks and dozens of cables. In some cases even

                a 15W small USB C PD power bank could charge ( slowly ) a device where a different much more

                powerfull unit won't. I have crossed check many, and although most work some will not, usually a

                voltage non compatibility. I even returned the highly rated and popular Cygnett 20000mAh Pro as

                it would not charge one device ( others also commented same ).

                • +1 vote

                  @ozhunter68:

                  and helping out where I can

                  I always appreciate help from the community. USB-C can have its complexities and any experiences regarding products are useful, especially if sufficient information is provided.

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                @ihfree: I’m looking for a PD to charge my XPS 15, is there any you could recommend?

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                  @Bozman: Dell 130w USB-C if you want to be sure otherwise read through the forums to see what works for other people. A lower rated charger may limit performance if it does work.

        • +1 vote

          The article quoted by RedSky, although concerned with notebook brick chargers is factually correct. The most useful comments in the article are about voltage compatibility being a must. Also the fact the current (& thus power) supply must exceed the needs of the device or else it may not charge.
          Basic physics, but not always obvious

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            @blibster: Factually correct but with a lot of fluff if you consider the USB-C PD standard. I'm sure most consumers don't know about USB-C voltage/current steps and that's largely a good thing.

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              @ihfree: Smart consumers would be wise to be aware about Voltage/current steps or else they could be

              dissapointed with the result, or lack of. No fluff, just need to know the facts.

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                @ozhunter68: Sure thing, feel free to read through voltage/amp levels. You'd be better off reading an article on USB-C PD and learning best practices. Maybe it's not complex with power banks.

                Personally, I have only looked at wattage, though I'm only buying quality chargers and cables especially for devices over 60w.

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                  @ihfree: I have read multipple articles a on all types of charging as well as USB-C PD as well as reading

                  comments on here and blogs from people with more/other experiences than me and you, never too

                  old ( or stubborn/arrogant ) to learn lol. Most people would say the Cygnett 20000mAh Pro

                  powerbank selling normally for around $130-$180 is not low end.

                  I am currently fitting out an RV with 200AH LiFePO4 battery storage being fed by 300W solar as well as a Redarc DC-DC with MPPT solar regulator and monitored by a Renogy battery system. This is a fair bit more complex than USB-C PD.

                  • +1 vote

                    @ozhunter68: oops typo: Maybe it's more complex with power banks.

                    This thread is regarding chargers, in particular a USB-C PD 60W max output which means it should work with pretty much any USB-C cable. I couldn't comment on power banks, but if you say reading through V/A steps is important for that particular case, I will keep that in mind if I ever need one.

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      As per my comment I just added, I use it to charge a Dell XPS 13 given the charger was lost. It's a good charger but the only really, really, annoying thing about it, is that it does not use a ground pin so there is static when I touch the lid which can be frustrating. So just recommend that it's not just the power, etc. that you check for the adaptor but that they have a ground pin (I wish I knew).

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    Thanks my Chinese branded wall charger stopped working after 6 months so needed a replacement.

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    How would it work for a Macbook pro 15 inch that charges with a 87W?

    • +1 vote

      It will charge but at max 60w. It will be slower than the stock charger

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      yes, though it really depends on your workload.

    • +1 vote

      Not well, I have this and a 15 inch MacBook pro and it does not but through enough power to charge it when in use, though it does slowly charge it when not using it. However, this is a great product and use it a lot with my xps 13.

    • -2 votes

      No as this charger only outputs 6OW.

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        that's not how it works. I have both 45W PD and 60W PD batteries that charge my Surface Book 2 fine (SB2 has a 105W wall charger) for the workloads they're under when charging.

      • +2 votes

        Every charger is made in China mate.

      • +2 votes

        John Kelvin will deliver…

      • +9 votes

        They got us by the balls

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    Even Tesla is made in China. Wouldn’t be too worried about a charger.

    • +4 votes

      Probably not the best example, Tesla's are littered with quality issues, though that's with the US assembly, it'd be hard for the China assembled ones to be worse. Some chinese made chargers have caused fatalities. It's more about quality of the item than geographic location though, there's plenty of great chargers made in China.

      https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/faulty-usb-phone-charger....

      OP's wording might have been better to be 'some cheaper chargers'. But don't dismiss the potential dangers.

      • +1 vote

        agreed. update OP now. thanks

      • -2 votes

        They're all manufactured in China, and what other cases exist of people being killed by faulty chargers?

        • +1 vote

          https://www.techspot.com/news/71913-teenager-dies-after-elec...

          https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9136968/five-ways-smartphones-...

          https://www.vice.com/en/article/pa5mng/a-16-year-old-has-die...

          Not sure what you mean by the 'they're all manufactured in China' comment, since my point was already that both good and bad quality chargers are manufactured there.

          Poor quality chargers can kill or cause property damage. Where they're manufactured is kind of irrelevant.

          Guessing you didn't bother to read my whole comment before replying.

          • -2 votes

            @jkart: All of the cases you provided involved people using damaged cables/power adapter's, or using them in a bath tub.

            I did read your comment, but just found it kind of pointless as of course they can cause death (much like any electrical appliance) if used inappropriately.

            It's like warning people of the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

            • +2 votes

              @Lorindor: The bathtub wasn't one of the examples it was just in the link with the actual example. The 'damage' shows up after they kill you yes. It's because they're not double insulated which you need to certify devices in most markets, because without it it's easier for 240v to bridge to the low voltage wires.

              It's their construction. Please stop commenting if you don't have the first clue about electrical safety. Properly certified chargers wouldn't have caused those deaths and or many of the others that go unreported or take more than 2 minutes to find.

              And stop misrepresenting the examples gave because they weren't misused or all physically visually damaged, even after causing death.

              A properly built charger should not have caused death in ANY of those examples even if the cable was damaged, because the cable should only be carrying low voltage, a bridge from high voltage to low voltage is like the brakes failing on your car and you'd blame it on speed! If they weren't moving they'd be fine!

  •  

    Standard price? Jb cross out the old price when it's discounted. Is this just the new normal price?

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      Normally these are about 108 dollars, if I recall correctly.

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    The QC port is limited to 18w.

    • +1 vote

      The QC 3.0 specification is the basis of the 18W limitation.

      Phones that support QC 4 or higher usually also support USB-PD so it's not a big issue for most people.

      Phones have their own charging limitations - even those phones that can charge higher than 18W usually don't do it for long periods as their thermal protection kicks in and slows the charge rate down. All Lithium Ion battery chargers will slow the charging rate once the battery is over 80% capacity regardless of temperature.

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    This or blitzwolf?

    • +2 votes

      This.
      There are a few too many complaints about that particular BW. Read through the comments on the old posts.

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        ok will get this one then, thanks!

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      This one. Looks and feel smuch nicer too

  • +3 votes

    Edit: remove the word Chinese, I mean no offence as they make good products too.

    They do make good products, infact, I doubt you'd find a USB charger not made in china.

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    Will this work on a X1 carbon? I current use a 65w charger that was supplied from Lenovo.

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    I just got a Samsung S21, which doesn't come with a wall charger. Would this charge the phone at the same rate as the Samsung 25W wall charger?

    edit: I realised the 45w charger is for the Note10.

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    Thanks. Another good Made in China product

  • +2 votes

    Hoping for a deal on the Satechi 100W

  • +1 vote

    I have Satechi charger and I really like it.

    The only realy frustrating thing is that it does not have a ground pin for the charger. So when I charge my Dell XPS, there is static when touching the lid. It's just annoying but wakes me up better than a cup of coffee now and then.

    • +2 votes

      That's.. Not good.

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      I know a Chinese xiaomi laptop that does the same thing, you can ground out the computer via HDMI into a TV - but that's probably what killed our old TV.
      /shrug

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    Is this a GaN charger? Heard they were more efficient & don’t get as hot

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      No

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    No PPS, what's so good about this @ $59?

  • +1 vote

    Why are there multiple posts wanting a non-made in china charger? They're all made in china, what are people on about?

    People one user has a bad experience with one charger that is made in china, it does not imply all charges made in china are faulty, wtf?

    We're talking about anecdotes and the law of small numbers here.

    I've got two satechis, have been faultless.

    However, go and find some random made in china white label brand on ebay/aliexpress and pay 1/3 or 1/2 the price of what an equivalent 'made in china' product like satechi costs then you're bound to be asking for trouble, like honestly, confucious says CHEAP THINGS NO GOOD, GOOD THINGS NO CHEAP.

    You've paid $4000 for a macbook, and then you want to save $50 on a charger…. Satechi should be your minimum.

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      The $4000 MacBook that was made… IN CHINA.

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    No stock at JB in north Brisbane. Will they order in for these in-store only deals?

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    "Oops! We can't find the page you're looking for."

    :(

  • +1 vote

    This is a good alternative for $18 more

    100W Gan charger with 2 usb-C ports and 2 QC3.0 ports.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001223425595.html

    Possibly supports PPS as well as the Neo P1 is confirmed as supporting PPS.

    The delivery is quite fast as well.
    I received the Neo P1 in 10 days.

  • +2 votes

    For anyone happy with 60W I have been using this Ravpower one and it works great
    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07VTT6WC8/ref=ppx_yo_d...

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      What USB-C to USB-C cable do you use? I guess this doesn’t come with one…