Three years after releasing his first , Anker has unveiled its second-generation models. The GaN Nano II line is more efficient, smaller and better at regulating temperatures than the first wave of devices, according to Anker. The company says it has done so by updating the chips and internal layout.
has built 30W, 45W and 65W chargers with the same form factor. Each has a USB-C port and Anker’s PowerIQ 3.0 technology, which intelligently assigns optimal power to whatever device is connected, the company said.
In first-generation chargers, only certain components were made with GaN rather than silicon. The updated models have increased the working frequency by more than 20 percent, according to Anker. This makes the chargers more efficient, as they generate less heat when converting AC to DC. They are smaller than previous devices.
The 30W model is 59 percent more compact than an original 30W charger. Anker says he charges three times faster than the standard 5W charger. Supports Samsung Super Fast Charging, MacBook Air full-speed charging and other devices, including recent iPad (2018 and later) and .
The 45W option has a foldable plug and is 34 percent smaller than Anker’s original 45K charger. Add support for multiple notebooks, including the , the 13-inch 13 “MacBook Pro, some Dell XPS 13 models, ThinkPad X390, Google Pixelbook and Microsoft Surface Book 2.
As for the 65W model, it offers a full-speed charge for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and a fast charge for other laptops. The folding plug makes it 58 times smaller than Anker’s original 61W charger.
GaN Nano II chargers are now available for pre-order via Amazon and Anker. The 30W model is $ 30, The 45W option costs $ 36 and the 65W version will give you back $ 40. Anker will start selling chargers in the UK and other European markets later.
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