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The Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger is a great second charger for Nintendo Switch owners with a USB-C laptop. It’s 60W output will keep up to a 15-inch laptop running. But isn’t so much current that there is a safety concern for the Switch.
- Ports: USB-C x1
- USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A
- Power Input: 100-240V, 1.5A, 50/60Hz
- Size: 2.8 x 2.25 x 1.16 inches | 71.6 x 57 x 29.5 mm
- Weight: 5.4 oz | 154 grams (7.4 oz | 210 grams w/cable)
Switch Chargers Ratings:
Included In Box:
- Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger
- USB-C to USB-C cable, 6.6 foot/2 meter
- 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
- Includes USB-C cable
- Travel friendly design
- Fits in most Switch carrying cases
- Works worldwide with 100-240V power input (may need a plug adapter)
- Single USB-C port limits how well it’ll work as a travel charger with multiple devices
Compared With Similar Chargers
|Charger||Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger||Apple 61W USB-C Power Adapter|
|Nintendo Switch AC Adapter|
|ZMI PowerPlug Turbo|
|Switch Speed Rating||Superb||Great||Superb||Superb|
|Switch Safety Rating||USB-IF Certified*||Safe||Nintendo Licensed||Safe|
|Features||Supports Switch Dock|
|Travel Friendly||Supports Switch Dock||Supports Switch Dock|
|Also Good For||Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 15-inch Laptop||Phone, Tablet, 13-inch MacBook Pro||Switch Only||Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch Laptop|
|2.8 x 2.25 x 1.16 inches|
|2.85 x 2.85 x 1.1 inches|
|2.6 x 2 x 1.4 inches|
|2.36 × 2.24 × 1.10 inches|
- Second home charger
- Work charger
- Travel charger
- iPhone and Android phones
- iPad and tablets
- Power banks
- Laptop, up to 15-inch (MacBook Pro, Dell XPS, etc)
Despite being larger than a 45W charger (normal for a 60W charger), the Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger is smaller than I expected. Its power output specs makes it among the most powerful chargers that is safe to use with the Switch (not over 3A). Its power output range allows it to charge a USB-C smartphone or a USB-C laptop equally well. The included USB-C cable at 6.6 foot/2 meter is longer than any I already had.
The Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger is a great charger for the Nintendo Switch. It charges as well as the Switch’s AC adapter. With a higher output and better range of power profiles it supports many other USB-C devices. It will power a docked Switch, convenient for travel.
This charger and cable went through USB-IF certification testing from the factory. But as Inateck isn’t a paying member of the USB-IF they can’t use the USB-IF certified label. As such I opted to upgrade its safety rating, despite the lack of actual certification.
I like this charger for commuting or traveling with a larger laptop and Switch. It’s included USB-C cable is longer than I usually need. But I’ve setup a docked Switch at someone else’s house without easy access to power. A cable 33% longer than the one on the Switch AC adapter would have helped. The cable has a velcro wrap to keep it tidy. This charger also packs neater than the Switch’s AC adapter.
If you don’t own a USB-C laptop this charger may be overkill. It’s priced well for 60W, but if the Switch is your largest USB-C device a 45W charger would work as well and cost less. But keep in mind USB-C will continue to spread. If you own a laptop now chances are you’ll own a USB-C laptop later. Buying a 60W charger over a 45W could future-proof your power needs.
Inateck makes niche electronics and accessories. USB-C chargers is one of their new major product categories. I’ve used their hard drive docking stations many times in a professional IT setting. I’m happy to see their USB-C chargers work as well as their other product offerings.
Inateck has U.S. based support contacts (web, email, phone) and warranty service.
The Inateck 60W PD USB-C Wall Charger is a great all-in-one charger for Switch owners with larger USB-C laptops. It charges the Switch at max rate while handheld or docked. It meets max power draw for most 13-inch laptops. It’ll keep up with the needs of larger laptops under most conditions. Supporting fast charging for smartphones makes it a triple threat.
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