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You Can Rapidly Charge Your Mac and Phones in Parallel Using the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger with USB Power Delivery

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If you want an affordable AC charger for your Mac as well as your smartphones, you can use the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger. This China made charger offers 60 watts of charging over its single USB Type-C port for Mac's as well as 12 watts of charging from its three USB Type-A ports for phones, which is also similar to the Nekteck 72W USB Type-C PD Charger Station.

Like its 32 watts based Choetech PD32-1C1U 32W Dual Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger or 51 watts based Choetech PD51-1C1U 51W Dual Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger siblings, the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger is also USB-IF certified as seen from the official Certified USB logo on the front of the box and on the charger itself. Even when USB-IF certified, the charger fails many USB compliance tests (see more details at the bottom of this review) so be extra careful when using this charger.

Note that while the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger supports USB Power Delivery based charging, it can also support Qualcomm Quick Charge technology to charge Qualcomm Quick Charge enabled phones (click here to see how we tested this charger with the Xiaomi Mi 5 phone).

Just like the Choetech 32W charger in this review or 51W charger as seen here, no separate USB Type-C to Type-C charging cable was included in the packaging which needs you to use your own cable with the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger. It does however come with a power cord to plug into a AC wall outlet for charging.

The USB Type-C port supports many different power profiles- 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 27 watts (9 volts @ 3 amps), 36 watts (12 volts @ 3 amps), 45 watts (15 volts @ 3 amps), and 60 watts (20 volts @ 3 amps) using USB Power Delivery 2.0 technology. We also found out that this charger can also support Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for charging as observed here.

Note that while the USB Type-C port can independently charge up to 60 watts, the USB Type-A ports can at most deliver 12 watts (5 volts @ 2.4 amps) on an aggregate basis.

If you just want a lower range charger good enough to power your PC or phone, you can go for the Choetech PD32-1C1U 32W Dual Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger or Choetech PD51-1C1U 51W Dual Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger.

Using the USB Power Delivery Compliance C2 Tester from Granite River Labs to run just a subset of the full USB Power Delivery compliance test suite, we can confirm that the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger supports the following PDO's- 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 27 watts (9 volts @ 3 amps), 36 watts (12 volts @ 3 amps), 45 watts (15 volts @ 3 amps), and 60 watts (20 volts @ 3 amps) for charging. Note compliance failures were mostly observed even though the charger shows it is USB-IF certified, so do take better caution when using this charger.

GRL

DUT Information

Manufacturer

Choetech

Model Number

PD72-1C3U

Serial Number

Comm

Test Information

Date and Time:

20181001_003447

Controller and Instrument Information

Parameter

Value

GRL USB-PD_C2 Serial No.

117.181.117.091.159.

GRL USB-PD Software Version

1.3.6.4

GRL USB-PD Firmware Version

1.3.6.0.13

GRL USB-PD Eload Firmware Version

9.4/9.4

Board Calibration

Calibration Success.

App Mode

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS

Tx Mask

true

Rx Mask

false

RX mask Power selection

Neutral Power

Device Type

Provider Only

Cable IR drop Imp(R)

0

Cable Type.

GRL-Spl-Cable

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS CTS Version

1.09

Noise Pattern Generation:

Two-Tone Noise

VIF info

*Since VIF was not loaded below test results are information Only.

Test cases Execution Time:

0h:11m:17s

Product Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

SOP_CAPABLE

NO

SOP_P_CAPABLE

NO

SOP_PP_CAPABLE

NO

SOP_P_DEBUG_CAPABLE

NO

SOP_PP_DEBUG_CAPABLE

NO

USB_COMMS_CAPABLE

NO

DR_SWAP_TO_DFP_SUPPORTED

NO

UNCONSTRAINED_POWER

YES

UNCHUNKED_EXTENDED_MESSAGES_SUPPORTED

NO

ACCEPTS_PR_SWAP_AS_SNK

NO

Power Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

PD_POWER_AS_SOURCE

 

USB_SUSPEND_MAY_BE_CLEARED

NO

SENDS_PINGS

NO

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Peak Current #1

0x0(A)

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

Max Current #1

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Peak Current #2

0x0(A)

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

Max Current #2

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #3

Fixed

Peak Current #3

0x0(A)

Voltage #3

0xF0(12V)

Max Current #3

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #4

Fixed

Peak Current #4

0x0(A)

Voltage #4

0x12C(15V)

Max Current #4

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #5

Fixed

Peak Current #5

0x0(A)

Voltage #5

0x190(20V)

Max Current #5

0x12C(3A)

USB-IF High Level Mapping Summary

Sl No

Test Category

Test Group Description

Test Result

1

PHY_PRIMARY_TX

BMC Physical Layer Transmitter

FAIL

2

PHY_PRIMARY_RX

BMC Physical Layer Receiver

FAIL

Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

2

TDA.2.1.1.2

TDA.2.1.1.2 BMC PHY TX BIT

FAIL

3

TDA.2.1.2.2

TDA.2.1.2.2 BMC PHY RX INT REJ

FAIL

4

TDA.2.1.2.1

TDA.2.1.2.1 BMC PHY RX BUSIDL

FAIL

11

TDA.2.2.7

TDA.2.2.7 BMC PROT BIST NOT 5V SRC

FAIL

12

TDA.2.2.8

TDA.2.2.8 BMC PROT REV NUM

PASS

We further verify using the GRL-USB-PD C2 Compliance Test Solution App to generate the below load trace diagram to see that the Choetech PD72-1C3U 72W 4-Port USB Type-C PD Wall Charger also supports charging at different voltages and current levels.

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