What do MacBooks, iPads and iPhone all have in common? Sooner or later they all need to be charged. And often, they need to be charged at the same time.
Sure you probably have a charger for each, and could probably find enough outlets to charge them all at the same time. But that seems like a hassle. Instead, take a look at the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger.
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|A mix of USB-A and USB-C ports||No power switch|
|GaN technology supports Power Delivery|
|Long included cord for easy placement|
LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger – Unboxing
In the box is the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger (Model GP0601A), an AC power cord and a User Guide. The LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger measures 3.35” long x 1.85” wide x 1.85” deep (85.09 mm x 46.99mm x 46.99mm). It contains a self-switching 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz, 2.5A power supply so is easily used in the US and many foreign countries.
The includes 5 foot AC cord has a standard 2-prong US plug on one end and a non-polarized C7 style plug on the other end. We appreciate that there is no power brick to contend with and that the included cord is long enough to reach a nearby power outlet.
On the front of the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger are four outputs, two USB-C outlets and two USB-A outlets under them.
LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger – Power Output
The two USB-C ports are capable of outputting DC 5V-3Z/9V-3A/12V-3A/15V-3A and 20V-5A at 100W maximum.
The two USB-A ports are capable of outputting DC 5V-3A/9V-2A/12V-1.5A at 18W maximum.
In total, the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger is rated for 120W and you can use multiple ports at the same time to charge multiple devices.
The LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0. It is equipped with all the technology to ensure your connected devices are well protected. This includes over-current, over-voltage, over-charging, over-temperature and short circuit protections.
LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger – Test Results
Overall, we liked the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger.
Above the USB-C ports is a small LED strip. When the desktop charger is connected to power, the LED lights green. This is a nice touch as it is sometimes hard to know if your charger is actually working or not. The LED will remain green as long as the charger is energized and there is a device connected to it. If no device is connected, the LED will go of in 2-minutes.
Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure if the unit is actually off. We would have preferred some sort of power Off/On switch on the unit. Especially if the AC plug is not convenient to get to. Absent a switch, the User Guide suggests the charger be unplugged after each use.
Other than that, the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger worked well. We had no issue charging our iPhone 13 Mini and our 2017 MacBook Pro at the same time.
The Bottom Line
We certainly have no shortage of chargers. Our problem is finding an available AC outlet to plug multiple chargers in.
The LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger eliminates that issue. With its four charging ports needing only one AC outlet, we no longer need to worry if we have a plug available.
What is especially convenient is the ability to use either a USB-A or a USB-C cable simultaneously. While we have both styles, it’s nice to be able to grab the closest one and know that we can connect it to our charger.
We used to be Apple loyalists when it came to power bricks for our Apple products. That was due in large part to the fact that most third-part devices were cheaply made and could cause damage to your equipment. Over the years that has changed. While Apple power supplies are still excellent, many third-party companies have greatly improved the quality of their products. Today, many of the non-Apple power products are as good, if not better than what Apple has to offer.
The LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger is certainly proof of that. With its long AC power cord, built-in power protection circuitry, and mix of USB-C and USB-A ports, it deserves a place on your desktop to keep all of your Apple and other products, powered up.
The LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger comes with a 12-month warranty and life-time customer support.
We would like to thank the folks at LDNIO for providing the LDNIO 120W 4-Port Desktop Charger for our testing and review.
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