Before CES 2019, GaN charging and GaN charging tech were alien terms. Third-party accessories rarely hit the headlines, but GaN tech did. Fast forward a year later and RAVPower GaN chargers are bringing long-overdue advances to mobile devices. So, what are GaN chargers and why should you care about RAVPower GaN chargers in 2020?
Let’s delve deeper.
The State of Charging Accessories Since 2007
On January 9th, 2007, Cupertino’s icon, Apple, released what was a phenomenal piece of tech: the iPhone 1. But its 3.7V 1,400mAh lithium-ion battery was a bummer. It charged very slowly and the battery got drained fast. Too fast.
And while it may not seem like a big deal now, Samsung made a major improvement in Smartphone battery capacity by including a 1,500mAh lithium-ion battery in the Samsung Galaxy S1. The charging voltage was similar to the iPhone’s.
Back then, it took hours to charge a phone to 50% and what seemed like minutes for the battery to hit 15%.
This scenario pretty much remained the same for close to a decade until Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology was introduced—and later, RAVPower’s GaNFast charging technology. RAVPower PD GaN tech offered multiple fast-charging solutions.
But even after higher-capacity batteries were added to Smartphones, tablets, and laptops, they took 10-18 hours to charge to 100%. And then things changed. Batteries started taking 4-6 hours to charge fully.
But portable devices are always hungry for energy. Yet people have less time and need fast-charging solutions to charge 5,000mAh Smartphone batteries (or 20,000mAh RAVPower portable chargers) to 100% in under 4 hours.
That’s where RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN chargers come in.
What Is PD GaN Tech Charging?
It all started with a 30W GaN wall charger. The charger was made with GaN (Gallium Nitride), a material used to manufacture semiconductors. The material allows USB-A, USB-C, and IC chargers to be made much smaller. Power Delivery (PD) technology allows chargers to deliver enough power for quick charging while GaN allows them to be a lot smaller. PD GaN tech is truly next level.
You can now buy one of our RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN chargers like the 61W USB-C wall charger.
PD GaN tech in 2020 lets device owners take advantage of USB 3.1 (USB Type-C or USB-C) chargers to fast-charge their vital gadgets in record time.
Instead of relying on increasingly unreliable silicon-only power management integrated circuits (Power ICs), innovative semiconductor makers are combining element 31 and element 7 to produce gallium nitride (GaN) based chargers.
How Are PD GaN Tech Chargers Better In 2020?
Silicon-only chargers and power banks have overheating, overcharging, and short-circuiting issues. Such issues compromise a device’s power level, holding capacity, and heat dissipation efficiency.
PD GaN tech helps increase power efficiency by reducing unnecessary heat dissipation, boosting power storage density, and ensuring faster charging speeds.
GaN chargers also take advantage of the USB-C format and use the same materials used to make the chargers for your Smartphone, tablet, and laptop. So, not only can you use the charger to charge multiple devices, you can also connect it directly to a wall outlet and fast-charge whichever device you want.
Some GaN chargers, such as the RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN chargers of 2020, take advantage of multiple USB-Power Delivery (USB-PD) ports to fast-charge multiple devices at the same time.
Traditional Chargers Are Bulky, a Nuisance to Carry Around
The high density of GaN chargers means they can offer more power and faster input/output while maintaining a small footprint in your travel backpack or handbag. Whether you’re charging a high-capacity phone, a laptop, or a power bank, you can do so fast—really fast.
Also, GaN technology’s high-voltage capabilities have made it possible for a charger the size of an iPhone to charge a power-consuming 13” MacBook Pro in just over 2 hours.
More advanced chargers are now offering short-circuiting and overheating protection.
Which 2020 RAVPower GaN Chargers Are the Best?
Even if you have the latest iPhone or iPad, you know Apple didn’t include a USB-PD cable with the device. iPhone users have in the past used the faster iPad adapter to power their iPhones.
But what if you could get the best PD GaN tech charger for your iPhone? Wouldn’t that be great?
There are several PD GaN tech chargers you should consider getting in 2020. You’ll save time and won’t have to carry multiple cables to charge all your USB-C devices.
The RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN charger series offers top-of-the-line options. Of note is how they combine GaN technology with USB-PD charging standard.
While GaN technology delivers quick charging, the USB-PD standard ensures your devices are protected from overcharging, overheating, and short-circuiting. USB-PD technology achieves this feat by ensuring each device charges at its designated voltage and optimal battery-charging standard.
A good example of such a charger is the RAVPower 61W PD Pioneer GaN Tech USB-C wall charger. You can use it to charge multiple devices with its PD port.
It delivers up to 45W output when connected to a USB-A port. Its output goes up to 61W when it’s connected to a USB-C port. The maximum output is excellent if you want to charge devices with large batteries such as laptops.
If a 61W wall charger seems like overkill for your iPad or tablet, you may want to consider getting the RAVPower 45W PD Pioneer GaN Tech USB-C wall charger.
Featuring an ultra-slim design, it comes with a foldable plug for easy storage. Its incredible 5 output levels provide optimal charging for different devices. For Smartphones that support USB-C charging, the RAVPower 30W GaN USB-C wall charger is a great choice.
What’s Next for RAVPower GaN Chargers in 2020?
In January 2020, we will release two more incredible RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN chargers: a 90W and a 65W GaN wall charger. Both will support the USB-PD charging standard. They will also have dual ports, meaning you’ll be able to charge up to two devices at the same time—each at its optimal charging speed.
PD GaN Charging Technology Is the Future
PD GaN tech is gaining popularity day by day. In 2019, its rise to fame was fueled by third-party manufacturers, especially those in the device-charging niche.
The year 2020 could be when the technology becomes the go-to solution. It may be integrated into flagship devices and power banks. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for RAVPower PD Pioneer GaN chargers.