Mini Review and Deal Zone Deal: Xcellon PDG-4200B 4-Port 200W GaN USB Charger – Only $59.99 (Save $60.00)

One power adapter to replace them all. The Xcellon PDG-4200B 4-Port 200W GaN USB Charger is on sale for half price today ($59.99) at B&H.

We have an ever increasing number of USB charged and powered devices, and often, each has its own power adapter, often vying for receptical space in the same location. Taking all those chargers traveling is another complication.

What if a single charger could cover of all your needs? And, what if that charger had more power than all your other chargers combined? This might be that one.

B&H recently sent me the high-quality, ultra-useful, Xcellon PDG-4200B GaN (Gallium Nitride, remains cooler than silicon) charger, featuring 4 ports with up to 200W total power output. Increasing our productivity (and feeding our impatience) is this charger's support of PD 3.0, PPS (Programmable Power Supply), QC4+, and Samsung Super Fast fast charging. Short circuit, overcurrent, overvoltage, and overtemperature preventions are provided.

The individual port ratings add up to more than the 200w this charger is capable of, and thus, limits are imposed. Here are the possible power distribution combinations:

USB-C (Port 1 or 2): 100W
USB-C (Port 3): 65W
USB-A: 60W
USB-C (Port 1 and 2): 100W + 100W
USB-C (Port 1 or 2 and 3): 100W + 65W
USB-C (Port 1 or 2) and USB-A: 100W + 60W
USB-C (Port 3) and USB-A: 12W + 12W
USB-C (Port 1 & 2) and USB-C (Port 3) or USB-A: 100W + 65W + 30W
USB-C (Port 1 or 2), USB-C (Port 3), and USB-A: 100W + 12W + 12W
USB-C (All 3 Ports) and USB-A: 100W + 65W + 12W + 12W

The 3' (0.9m) power cable moves the snarl and space competition away from recepticals.

The simple charger is compact, measuring only 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.4" (89.2 x 64.7 x 36.3 mm), with the 11.7 oz (331 g) weight being its primary con. The weight feels substantial compared to the small size, but it aids in the solid feel.

With various devices connected to the same charger, it seems that hub capabilities would have been an easy feature to include, but this device is dedicated to providing power.

Consider pairing this charger with Pearstone USB4 Type-C 240W Power Delivery Cables (up to 40 Gb/s, 48V/5A, Thunderbolt 3 & 4) to power laptops, cameras, etc.

Get the Xcellon PDG-4200B 4-Port 200W GaN USB Charger for half price today at B&H.

Posted: 7/10/2024 12:01:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
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