Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C Review

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C
Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C

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Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C – Worldwide charger with two USB-C ports

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C specs

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C specs

Model: CC01001

Tech Specs:

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • USB-C 1 Output:
    • 15W USB-C Power Delivery 2.0 (5V/3A, 9V/1.66A)
  • USB-C 2 Output:
    • 60W USB-C Power Delivery 2.0 (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A)
    • Drops to 45W (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A) when both ports are in use
  • Input: 100V–240V, 1.5A, 50/60Hz
  • Size: 3 x 2.8 x 1 inches | 76 x 70 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 6.8 oz | 194 grams (with US plug)

Learn more about USB Fast Charging Standards.

 

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C box and contents

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C box and contents

Included In Box:

  • Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C Ports
  • EU Plug (Type C)
  • UK Plug (Type G)
  • US Plug (Type A)
  • USB-C to USB-C cable, 6.6 foot/2 meter

Good For:

  • Additional charger for home or work
  • Commute
  • Travel charger
  • Fast charging:
    • iPhone 8/X/XR/XS
    • Google Pixel
    • iPad Pro
  • Power banks
  • Nintendo Switch (handheld & docked)
  • 12-inch laptop
  • 13-inch/14-inch laptop
  • 15-inch laptop

Pros:

  • Output limits of both ports are made clear, thanks to an included card
  • Includes a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Charge two devices at once
  • Works worldwide with 100-240V power input
  • Includes EU, UK, and US plug adapters

Cons:

  • Plugs don’t fold

First Impression

Top: Inateck 60W PD USB-C. Bottom: Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C.

Top: Inateck 60W PD USB-C. Bottom: Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C.

The Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C looks like its single USB-C port cousin. Both are rectangular with emphasis on their height. And a glossy black finish, which looks great right out of the box. But gathers fingerprints and smudges. The dual port is larger. And it lacks a foldable plug. But in exchange it has more output options. And a selection of international plug adapters. The dual port model is a better pick for those with more than one USB-C device. And more so for those who travel overseas.

Device Testing

Check with your device’s manufacturer to verify which charging standards it supports.

USB Power Delivery & Quick Charge 4+ Phones
  • Apple iPhone 8/X/XR/XS
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel
  • LG ThinQ series
  • Razer
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 8/9
iPhone 8 power meter (Top Port)

iPhone 8 power meter (Port 1)

iPhone 8 power negotiation

iPhone 8 power negotiation

Using an iPhone 8 for testing we find USB PD phones will fast charge. Both ports offer similar output. And the output remains the same regardless of single or dual connections. We see this on either port, but you’re better off using port 1. With its limited output it was designed for smaller devices. And the inclusion of 9V/1.66A on a 15W port was to enable fast charging on newer iPhones.

The iPhone 8 fast charges when using a USB-C to Lightning cable. We see the usual power negotiations. Connection starts at 5V, then moves up to 9V.

Quick Charge 3.0 Phones
  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola (TurboPower mimics QC 3.0)
  • Nokia
  • Samsung (AFC mimics QC 3.0)
  • Sony
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
Moto G6 power meter (Top Port)

Moto G6 power meter (Port 1)

Moto G6 power meter (Bottom Port)

Moto G6 power meter (Port 2)

Moto G6 power negotiation

Moto G6 power negotiation

Using a Moto G6 for testing we find Quick Charge supporting Android phones do not fast charge. But they do charge at their normal rate. And the output remains the same regardless of single or dual connections. This was expected, as Quick Charge isn’t supported by this charger.

The Moto G6 does regular charging via USB-C. This will be the same for Samsung and Quick Charge enabled Android phones. In theory it should charge the same on either port. But we see it charges faster on port 1. That is just as well. Port 1 is designed for phones and small accessories. Saving port 2 for your larger device. While the ~11W provided is a good charge, it isn’t fast charging.

Nintendo Switch
Switch gaming power meter (Top Port)

Switch gaming power meter (Port 1)

Switch sleeping power meter (Top Port)

Switch sleeping power meter (Port 1)

Switch gaming power meter (Bottom Port)

Switch gaming power meter (Port 2)

Switch sleeping power meter (Bottom Port)

Switch sleeping power meter (Port 2)

Switch power negotiation

Switch power negotiation

With the Nintendo Switch we get a better idea of the output difference between the two ports. Either will charge the Switch while you play in handheld mode. Port 1 acts like a regular, 15W USB-C charger. The charge will be slow with high demand games, but present. Its sleep charge is ~0.5W less than we see with USB-C PD chargers.

With port 2 the Switch charges near its max rate, charging while you play. Its charge rate while sleeping is also normal. That port can also power the Switch’s dock. The Switch will get the same results whether a device is connected to port 1 or not.

The PD protocol negotiation on port 2 with the Switch is typical. It connects at 5V and moved up to 15V after negotiations. Current steps up once the 15V connection is made.

You can read my review of this charger specifically for the Nintendo Switch at Switch Chargers.

USB-C Laptops
MacBook Pro 13-inch power meter (Bottom Port)

MacBook Pro 13-inch power meter (Port 2)

MacBook Pro 13-inch power negotiation

MacBook Pro 13-inch power negotiation

Using a 13-inch MacBook Pro for testing we find the charger lives up to its 60W output claim, after accounting for efficiency loss.

With a single connection on port 2 the 60W output can support 12-inch and 13-inch laptops. As well as 15-inch models running office, Internet, and entertainment apps. And it’ll charge them all well while they sleep.

With port 1 also in use port 2 drops to 45W output. That will still support 12-inch laptops. And 13-inch laptops in many cases. But it is lacking for larger laptops under heavy work loads.

Compared To Similar Chargers

ChargerInateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-CAnker PowerPort Atom PD 2

Review
HyperJuice 87W Dual USB-CSatechi 75W Dual Type-C Travel Charger
Price$48.99$54.99$59.99$69.99
OutputPort 1: 15W USB-C PD

Port 2: 60W USB-C PD
60W USB-C PD max

Split across two ports
87W USB-C PD max

Split across two ports
Port 1: 60W USB-C PD

Port 2: 18W USB-C PD
PortsUSB-C x2USB-C x2USB-C x2

USB-A x1
USB-C x2

USB-A x2
FeaturesUS, UK, and EU plug adaptersGaN techDesktop charger with separate power cordDesktop charger with separate power cord
CableUSB-C to USB-C cableNo cableUSB-C to USB-C cableNo cable
Dimensions3 x 2.8 x 1 in
6.8 oz
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in
6.2 oz
4.3 x 3.9 x 0.8 in
8.3 oz
4 x 2.6 x 1 in
11.1 oz

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-09-22.

You can see more USB-C chargers here.

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with Moto G6

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with Moto G6

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with Nintendo Switch

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with Nintendo Switch

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with MacBook Pro, 13-inch

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C with MacBook Pro, 13-inch

Port 1 vs Port 2

Inateck’s dual USB-C port charger offers a lot of output options. But the two ports perform differently for different devices. Remembering which is optimal for your devices could be a problem. Especially if you mostly use it for travel. Thankfully Inateck included a reference card to help us out. Until you get the charger and card yourself here’s the breakdown.

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C port output explanation card

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C port output explanation card

Port 1

15W (5V/3A, 9V/1.66A)

Port 1 is best suited for smaller USB-C devices: phones, basic tablets, and accessories. With most devices it acts like a regular, 15W USB-C charger. The 9V/1.66A inclusion allows it to fast newer model iPhones.

Port 2 supports similar power profiles. But my testing showed port 1 performed better with phones. I don’t have a reason why based on the technical specs I’m aware of. But it works out as that is the best use of the top port.

Keep in mind that using port 1 for any device impacts the max output of port 2.

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C ports

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C ports

Port 2

Solo: 60W (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20/3A)

Dual: 45W (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20/2.25A)

Port 2 is the primary power port, despite its bottom location. It can work with a larger range of USB-C devices. Including phones, tablets, Nintendo Switch, power banks, and laptops. It didn’t charge my phones as fast as port 1 did. But you’ll want to hold port 2 for larger devices anyway.

With only port 2 in use it can get up to 60W. That is ideal for 13-inch/14-inch laptops and some 15-inch laptops.

When both ports in use it drops to 45W. The 5-15V power profiles stay the same. So charge performance for a tablet or Nintendo Switch isn’t affected. But it will impact mid and large sized laptops. 45W is more than enough for 12-inch laptops. And is fine for most 13-inch/14-inch laptops. But you’ll get worst performance for 15-inch laptops. Especially if playing games or doing resource intense workloads. Still, better than nothing. And if you only use port 1 to charge your phone for half an hour it shouldn’t be a problem.

International Plug Adapters

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C cable and worldwide plug adapters

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C cable and worldwide plug adapters

The three included plug adapter may seem American and European centric. But much of the world uses one of those three types of outlets.

The International Electrotechnical Commission has an online tool for looking up the plug type of any country. You can also search by plug type. The three included plug adapters are Type A (US), Type C (EU), and Type G (UK). If you look at the country list for each you’ll see more than two continents worth of candidates. Between the three types they cover 243 locations, with some overlap. Of the 420 locations listed these three adapters cover over 58%. Australia is the largest country that doesn’t support any of the included adapters.

As with most USB-C wall chargers, it accepts 100-240V. So no need for a power converter, in any country.

Summary

The Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C was among the first high output, dual USB-C chargers to market. And it stands up to newer competition. Some others chargers split their max output. But Inateck went for a fixed, but unbalance approach. It is best for charging a small and large device. Not two large devices.

Top: AUKEY PA-Y16 Dual 18W PD. Bottom: Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C.

Top: AUKEY PA-Y16 Dual 18W PD. Bottom: Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C.

The 15W USB-C PD port 1 is best for phones and small accessories. It can enable fast charging on new iPhones. It also charged the Moto G6 faster than port 2. But no fast charging for Android unless it supports USB Power Delivery. Using port 1 comes at the cost of how well port 2 performs with larger devices.

The 60W USB-C PD port 2 works like other 60W USB-C PD chargers. Provided it is working alone. Once you plug your phone into port 1 then it drops to a standard 45W USB-C PD charger. The 20V/3A turns into 20V/2.25A. Most smaller devices won’t notice. But a 15-inch laptop dropping to 45W can mean a slow battery drain. That said, it shouldn’t be a problem to recharge your phone for 30-60 minutes.

The included cable and plug adapters are all you need for most countries. With the notable exceptions of Australia and New Zealand. The downside is you don’t get foldable prongs with any of the adapters. But as they can be removed it shouldn’t get snagged on anything in your bag.

About Inateck

Inateck has U.S. based support (web, email, phone) and a 12 month warranty. They have been providing PC peripherals for IT professionals and consumers for years.

Bottom Line

The Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C is a good option for those with more than one USB-C device. It’ll handle USB-C phones, tablets, power banks, the Switch, and most laptops. With the ideal setup being charging your phone and a larger device. The included cable and plug adapters make it ready for travel right out of the box. Just remember to take the reference card until you are use to the port differences.

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