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BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger – A 45W EU Plug Charger

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 with a Nintendo Switch.

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 with a Nintendo Switch.

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. BlitzWolf provided the product in this review.

The BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger is a 45W USB-C PD charger with a built-in EU (Type C) plug. With low cost worldwide shipping it is great for Switch owners with EU outlets and limited shopping options.

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger
BW-PL4

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 box and contents.

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 box and contents.

Tech Specs:

  • Ports: USB-C x1
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A
  • Power Input:100-240V, 1.2A, 50-60Hz
  • Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches | 97 x 61 x 30 mm
  • Weight: 4.2 oz | 120 grams

Switch Chargers Ratings:

Included In Box:

  • BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger
BlitzWolf BW-PL4 in a Nintendo Switch carrying case.

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 in a Nintendo Switch carrying case.

Pros
  • Charges Switch at the fastest rate in handheld mode
  • Powers the Nintendo Switch dock
  • Supports iPhone fast charging with Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Fits in most Switch carrying cases
  • Works worldwide with 100-240V power input (may need a plug adapter)
Cons
  • Doesn’t included a USB-C cable ($8-10 value)
  • Single USB-C port limits how well it’ll work as a travel charger with multiple devices
  • Not a travel friendly design due to EU plug (typical of EU chargers)
Compared With Similar Chargers
ChargerBlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB ChargerInateck 45W PD USB-C Wall ChargerNekteck 45W USB-C PD ChargerZMI PowerPlug Turbo

Review
Cost$$$$
Switch Speed RatingSuperbSuperbSuperbSuperb
Switch Safety RatingSafeUSB-IF CertifiedUSB-IF CertifiedSafe
FeaturesSupports Switch Dock
Travel Friendly
Supports Switch Dock
Travel Friendly
Supports Switch DockSupports Switch Dock
Travel Friendly
USB-C CableNoneIncludedBuilt-inIncluded
Also Good ForPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch Laptop
Size
Weight
3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches
4.2 oz
2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches
4.6 oz
2.1 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches
6.7 oz
2.36 × 2.24 × 1.1 inches
3.56 oz
Top: ZMI Power Plug Turbo. Bottom: BlitzWolf BW-PL4.

Top: ZMI Power Plug Turbo. Bottom: BlitzWolf BW-PL4.

Good For
  • Second home charger
  • Work charger
  • Travel charger
  • iPhone and Android phones
  • iPad and tablets
  • Power banks
  • Laptop, up to 13-inch (MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, etc)

Times based on 3 hours per full Switch charge, and assumes both Switch and power bank are at 100%.

First Impression

The BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger has a built-in EU plug. That makes this review for my readers from Europe (except UK/Ireland), South America, and Asia (except Japan). If you’re from the USA this isn’t the charger for you, unless you want a dedicated international travel charger. The design is standard for a 45W USB-C PD charger. A small, blue LED lights up when the charger is plugged in. It also goes out as soon as you unplug it, meaning there isn’t much or any residual charger. The EU plug is a solid part of the charger and doesn’t feel like a weak spot.

Power Meter Readings
Power Meter Readings - Sleep

Power Meter Readings – Sleep

Power Meter Readings - Idle

Power Meter Readings – Idle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Meter Readings - Gaming

Power Meter Readings – Gaming

Power Meter Readings - iPhone 8

Power Meter Readings – iPhone 8

Power Meter Readings - MacBook Pro, 13-inch

Power Meter Readings – MacBook Pro, 13-inch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banggood

BlitzWolf only sells their power banks through Banggood.com. Banggood is a Chinese e-commerce retailer that focuses on gadgets and electronics. They ship worldwide, with warehouses in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Banggood does receive significant traffic from the USA. But they are better known in other countries. Shipping to the USA is free for orders of $50 or more. But takes 7-20 business days if not in a regional warehouse. Closer countries usually see faster shipping.

Banggood’s reps are aware of how Chinese retailers are viewed. And they are realistic about the challenges they all face. They have recommended using PayPal over credit card for the added security and want customers to understand the longer ship times before they order.

Summary
BlitzWolf BW-PL4 with worldwide plug adapter.

BlitzWolf BW-PL4 with worldwide plug adapter.

The BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger operates like any other good quality 45W USB-C PD charger. I did have to use an international plug adapter for all my testing (EU to US). But as the charger supports 100-240V it was a pass through connection and I saw no anomalies in my power meters.

At 45W this charger works with the Switch in handheld and TV mode. It’ll also support any smaller USB-C device. It will also work with 13-inch laptops with USB-C under many conditions. For more demanding laptops it’ll keep it charged under normal use. Under heavy activity (video editing, animation, gaming) it may only hold the line or slow the battery’s drain. But for most it’ll work as a backup or travel charger.

BlitzWolf offers a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 18 month warranty. They have support available via email or an international number.

Bottom Line

The BlitzWolf BW-PL4 45W PD USB Charger is a great all-in-one USB-C charger for anyone with EU (Type C) wall outlets. It’ll handle the Switch handheld or docked. And it makes for a nice backup/travel charger for small to mid sized laptops, as well as smaller USB-C devices.

Available at Banggood.com


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