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

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

Summary

The Inateck 60W PD Charger Dual USB-C provides two USB-C ports with mixed outputs. The top is good for phones and small tablets. The bottom works with larger devices. Includes plug adapters for outlets worldwide.

Overall
4.4
  • Performance
    (4.5)
  • Design
    (4.5)
  • Safety
    (4.5)
  • Portability
    (4)
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Pros

  • Fast charges iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel
  • Charges Switch in both handheld and TV mode
  • Fits in most Switch carrying cases
  • Charges a 12 to 15-inch laptop
  • 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

  • Won’t fast charge Quick Charge 3.0 enabled phones; but does normal charging
  • Port 2 drops from 60W to 45W when port 1 is in use
  • Plugs don’t fold

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

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, Port 1 Output:
    • 15W USB-C Power Delivery 2.0 (5V/3A, 9V/1.66A)
  • USB-C, Port 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)

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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
  • Travel
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • Power banks
  • Nintendo Switch (handheld & docked)
  • iPad Pro
  • 12-inch laptop
  • 13-inch/14-inch laptop
  • 15-inch laptop

First Impression

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.

 

Compared To Similar Chargers

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

Review
Satechi 75W Dual Type-C Travel Charger
Price$39.99$54.99$69.99
PortsUSB-C x2USB-C x2USB-C x2
USB-A x2
OutputPort 1: 15W USB-C PD

Port 2: 60W USB-C PD (drops to 45W when port 1 is in use)
Single Port: 60W USB-C PD

Dual Port: 30W USB-C PD each
USB-C 1: 60W USB-C PD

USB-C 2: 18W USB-C PD
FeaturesUS, UK, and EU plug adaptersGaN techDesktop charger, not travel friendly
CableUSB-C to USB-C cableNo 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 x 2.6 x 1 in
11.1 oz

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-10-15.

 

You can see more USB-C chargers here.

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/V30
  • Razer
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S9/S10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9
  • Xiaomi Mi 8/9
  • ZTE Axon Pro 9/10

 

Using an iPhone 8 for testing we find USB PD phones will fast charge over the USB-C port. Both ports charge at the same rate for an iPhone, which has a 15W draw limit. A Google Pixel and other Android phones have 18W draw limits. So port 2 would charge them a bit faster than port 1. But when charging two devices at once the larger one should always go on port 2.

iPhones will need to use a USB-C to Lightning cable, not included. And Android phones will need a USB-C to USB-C cable, which is included.

Quick Charge 3.0 Phones

  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Sony
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
  • ZTE

 

Using a Moto G6 for testing we get normal charging rates. As no Quick Charge or compatible fast charging standard is supported that’s as fast as it goes. Still, 9-11W is a decent charge rate.

Port 1 charged faster than port 2, though there isn’t a spec reason why. Regardless it works out, as port 1 is best used for phones and smaller devices.

Nintendo Switch

 

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 rate is about normal.

With port 2 the Switch charges near its max rate, charging while you play. Its charge rate while sleeping is also normal. Port 2 can also power the Switch’s dock. The Switch will get the same results whether port 1 is in use or not. Learn more about charging the Switch.

USB-C Laptops

 

Using a 13-inch MacBook Pro for testing we can draw up to 55W from port 2 of this charger. That’s expected, after accounting for efficiency loss. That’s the rare with only port 2 in use.

When port 1 is also in use the rate drops to ~43W.

Different model laptops have different power demands. But in general a 45W charger can support 12-inch, 13-inch, and 14-inch laptops. With 60W being more ideal for 15-inch laptops, or a 13 to 15-inch laptop gaming or running hot. Best practice will be to keep the laptop on port 2. And unplug fro port 1 when your phone or other device is done charging.

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 guide

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

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 and accessories

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

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. 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 together. Not two large devices.

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C

Inateck 60W PD Charger with Dual USB-C

Port 1 is ideal for fast charging newer iPhones and the Google Pixel. It is also the best spot for other Android phones which won’t fast charge. If a larger laptop is connected to port 2 then be sure to unplug your phone once done charging.

For the Nintendo Switch it charges in handheld mode as fast as any other option. And can power a docked Switch. But only with port 2. You can keep playing in handheld mode with port 1 if you have a bigger device to charge.

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 small and large USB-C devices. It’ll handle USB-C phones, tablets, power banks, the Switch, and most laptops. With the ideal setup being a phone and a larger device. The included cable and plug adapters make it ready for travel right out of the box. Keep the reference card until you are use to the port differences.

Buy if you:
  • Have an iPhone/Google Pixel and small to medium laptop
  • Want to power your Nintendo Switch and phone off the same wall outlet
  • Travel between the US, UK, and EU
Don’t buy if you:
  • Want to fast charge a LG or Motorola Android phone
  • Have two laptops to charge at once
  • Need uninterrupted 60W power, no matter what
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