LDNIO 65W USB Power Delivery Charging Station with LCD Review Rating
I like this LDNIO USB charger. The LCD display helps it stand out from the hundreds of other options on Amazon.
Overall - 70%
- LCD screen is useful
- When you use 3 or 4 ports, the power output is not optimal
This is a quick review of the LDNIO 65W USB power delivery charge station. There are hundreds of products like this on Amazon, and the prices are now very affordable. This particular charger has an RRP of £39.99, but you can get it closer to £30 depending on discounts.
The main reason this looked interesting to me was the built-in LCD display showing you the volt and amp draw. It is not as detailed as a proper USB power meter, but it is a handy way of telling how fast something is charging.
- Built-in intelligent control chip with over-heated over-voltage short circuit over-charging and overload protection.
- Support 4 devices charged at the same time, each port intelligently identifies your device and seeks a maximise its charge speed.
- Board compatibility and wide use works with most of mobile phones and tablets as well as other USB charging-supported devices.
- Compact size and space-saving design, Keep your smartphone, tablet, and other devices organised on your desktop or counter 5ft power cable makes it charging friendly anti-slip mats make it steady.
- Support Multiple Charging Protocols, Including Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 4+ and PP
The charging station can do 65W total output, and each USB-C port can do 65W by itself. The USB-A ports go up to 30W with QC3.0.
When you have multiple devices plugged in, the power is distributed staying within the 65W power envelope:
- 2 x USB-C = 45W + 20W
- 2x USB-A = 30W+30W
- 1x USB-C + 1x USB-A = 45W + 18W
- 2x USB-C + 1x USB-A = 10W + 20W + 10W
- All four ports = 10W per port
As you can probably tell, the three and four-port configurations isn’t the most efficient. For three ports, you would think both USB-C ports could do 20W and the UBS-A could be 18W for 58W output.
Similarly, with four ports, there is room for both USB-C ports to output 20W for a total of 60W.
Both the USB-C ports support: PD/PPS/AFC/FCP Support. 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A.
The USB-A ports support: QC/FCP/SCP/AFC Support. 4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 20V/1.5A.
The charging station works as advertised. The unit feels a bit light and plasticy, but I have had no problems with it.
I am not sure how useful the power reading is for most people, but as someone that reviews a lot of products, it is a handy little feature to have. I can confirm charge speeds which is useful for my reviews.
I double-checked the numbers against a USB power meter, and the numbers seem to match up.
Price and Alternative Options
The LDNIO 65W USB Power Delivery Charging Station has an RRP of £39.99.
At the time of writing, it was £35.99, and there was a 15% off voucher taking it down to £30.59.
The iNepo 65W charger is another charger with an LCD output. This has an independent reading per port, but the port configuration is less useful, with only one USB-C.
The KOVOL 4-Port USB C 65W Charging Station lacks a display and can be bought for £26 with the on-page voucher.
I like this LDNIO USB charger. The LCD display helps it stand out from the hundreds of other options on Amazon. It is probably not a huge benefit for most people, but there will certainly be plenty of people that will appreciate it.
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