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8 January 2020

Griffin unveils compact, fast USB-C wall chargers enhanced with power delivery and GaN technology

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas (7–10 January), Griffin Technology of Irvine, CA, USA, a brand of Incipio Group, has unveiled a range of USB-C wall chargers equipped with power delivery (PD) and gallium nitride (GaN) technologies to deliver maximum fast charging power in an ultra-compact design. Engineered to provide a faster and safer charging experience in a smaller-sized package, Griffin’s latest additions to its PowerBlock lineup includes three high-speed wall chargers powerful enough to charge most USB-C compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops.

“PD and GaN technologies deliver meaningful improvements in power adapter size, charging speed and safety,” says Incipio Group’s CEO Brian Stech. “As a brand with nearly 28 years of experience delivering dependable and iconic solutions to better serve mobile users worldwide, we are thrilled to introduce a range of purpose-built charging solutions with industry-leading technology to further improve our customer’s everyday lives,” he adds.

Griffin’s most powerful and versatile PowerBlock offering yet, each USB-C PD wall charger is equipped with power delivery to charge compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops at speeds up to 70% faster than standard chargers. With the integration of GaN technology, Griffin PowerBlock USB-C PD wall chargers are engineered with more efficient internal components than traditional silicon chargers to provide high-capacity power solutions with safer charging temperatures at a fraction of the size of traditional wall chargers.

By combining both technologies, Griffin’s upcoming PowerBlock series allows users to save time charging while minimizing the number of chargers they need to power up all of their PD-compatible Apple and USB-C enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Compared with most standard laptop chargers, GaN components allow the charger to be smaller (by 57%, 45% and 11%, respectively, for the 45W, 30W and 96W models), lighter and more efficient (which also provides safer temperatures while charging).

Power delivery provides high-speed charging; capable of charging a compatible device up to 70% faster than standard chargers for the PowerBlock 45W and PowerBlock 96W models, while the PowerBlock Dual 30W model allows charging of two devices simultaneously.

Available in second-quarter 2020, the PowerBlock USB-C PD wall chargers with GaN technology (costing $49.99 for the PowerBlock 45W, $69.99 for the the PowerBlock Dual 30W and $79.99 for the PowerBlock 96W) join the brand’s growing range of USB-C PD wall and car chargers, wireless charging, portable power and connectivity solutions.

Tags: GaN Power electronics


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