Just over a year after the release of the last batch, Anker has unveiled its third-generation gallium nitride (GaN) chargers. The new series of power bricks and portable chargers are being marketed by the business under the name GaNPrime. Anker said that it collaborated with other partners to develop goods that are more durable and sustainable. GaNPrime is marketed as the “most intelligent, most potent, and environmentally friendly multi-device charging solution ever devised.”
The GaNPrime chargers use Anker’s PowerIQ technology, which can recognise the power requirements of any device they are connected to and intelligently change the power distribution to each USB-C port every three minutes. According to Anker, a GaNPrime device would save the overall charging time by 62 minutes when two 67W 14-inch MacBook Pro computers are being charged concurrently. More than 1,000 mobile devices are said to be compatible with GaNPrime chargers.
Additionally, a function known as ActiveShield 2.0 will keep track of temperatures and modify power output to safeguard devices that are plugged into a charger. Anker claims that compared to prior generations, it has raised the frequency of temperature detection by 75% and now monitors temperatures 3 million times every day.
Anker asserts that compared to similar products on the market, its new gadgets are much smaller. For instance, it claims that the 140W charger from Apple is 38% more compact than the 150W charger from the 747. Anker claims that GaNPrime models have a two per cent increase in AC to DC power efficiency over its prior GaN offerings. According to Anker, switching from conventional silicon to modern GaN semiconductors can also save carbon emissions by up to 30%.
The original GaNPrime range consists of six devices, all of which are already accessible in the US. The $60 65W 735 charger includes two USB-C connections and one USB-A port. There are two more AC ports on the 615 USB Power Strip. That charger is likewise 65W and costs $70.
Anker claims that the 737 charger, which has a 120W maximum output, can fully charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in 1.5 hours. This variant costs $95 and contains three USB-C connectors in addition to one USB-A port. One USB-A port, three USB-C connectors, and a maximum output of 150W are all features of the even more potent 747 chargers. You will pay $110 for it.
A power strip featuring two AC, two USB-C, and two 2 USB-A connections is called the sleek 727 Charging Station. It is allegedly 50% slimmer than conventional power strips, according to Anker. It costs $95 and has a USB-C output of up to 100W.
The GaNPrime portfolio also has the 733 Power Bank. It has a maximum AC output of 65W and a maximum DC output of 30W (i.e., in battery mode). It costs $100 and contains two USB-C connectors in addition to one USB-A port.