27 January 2022
Greenworks chooses GaN Systems for charging station
GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications) says that its power transistors are featured in the 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum super charging station of Greenworks, a provider of battery-operated power equipment that aims to make sustainable, eco-friendly products designed to deliver high performance with the lowest environmental impact.
The collaboration is said to underscore the trend towards USB charging becoming the ubiquitous solution for charging consumer, household and industrial products. Greenworks says that incorporating a multi-port USB charger into its charging station improves the convenience of charging everyday products and helps to reduce the need for additional chargers.
GaN Systems says that it is delivers the fast charging and small form factors needed for Greenworks’ charging station. Specifically, the super charging station offers fast-charging of multiple devices in a single charge location:
- It charges up to six items simultaneously, including the onboard 24V battery, a second 24V auxiliary battery, and four portable electronic devices.
- It features three USB-C charging ports and one USB-A charging port. The 24,000mAh USB-C power bank is detachable and can charge three portable electronic devices at once, including computers, phones and tablets.
- It allows users to quickly recharge in 30 minutes or less.
GaN Systems says that its transistors and reference designs meet consumer and industrial market charger requirements. GaN chargers are reckoned to be up to 4x smaller than conventional chargers and meet the fast-charging needs of today’s devices. “GaN is becoming the universal choice for chargers and adapters beyond smartphone and computing products,” says GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham. “It’s great to see USB charging expand into more and more adjacent markets.”