ZMi PowerPlug Turbo with Nintendo Switch

ZMI PowerPlug Turbo – An All Round Great 45W Charger

ZMI PowerPlug Turbo with Nintendo Switch

ZMI PowerPlug Turbo with Nintendo Switch.

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The ZMI PowerPlug Turbo is my personal go to USB-C charger. It handles both my Switch (handheld or docked) and my MacBook Pro with ease. It can also fast charge my iPhone with the right cable. I liked it enough I bought two.

ZMI PowerPlug Turbo
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Tech Specs:

  • Ports: USB-C x1
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A (45W)
  • Power Input: 100-240V, 1.2A, 50/60Hz
  • Size: 2.36 × 2.24 × 1.10 inches | 60 × 57 × 28 mm
  • Weight: 3.56 oz | 101 grams

Switch Chargers Ratings:

Included In Box:

  • ZMI PowerPlug Turbo
  • USB-C to USB-C cable, 5 foot
ZMI PowerPlug Turbo and cable in a Nintendo Switch case

ZMI PowerPlug Turbo and cable in a Nintendo Switch 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
  • 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)
Cons
  • Single USB-C port limits how well it’ll work as a travel charger with multiple devices
  • I had to buy two, as my wife stole took the first to work the instant I showed it to her
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Cost$$$$$$
Switch Speed RatingSuperbGreatSuperbSuperb
Switch Safety RatingSafeUSB-IF CertifiedUSB-IF Certified*Nintendo Licensed
FeaturesSupports Switch Dock
Travel Friendly
Travel FriendlySupports Switch Dock
Travel Friendly
Supports Switch Dock
USB-C CableIncludedNoneIncludedBuilt-in
Also Good ForPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch LaptopPhone, Tablet, Power Bank, 15-inch LaptopSwitch Only
Size
Weight
2.36 × 2.24 × 1.1 inches
3.56 oz
2.3 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches
3.6 oz
2.8 x 2.25 x 1.16 inches
5.4 oz
2.6 x 2 x 1.4 inches
6.1 oz
From left to right: ZMI PowerPlug Turbo, Inatech 60W, and Apple 61W

From left to right: ZMI PowerPlug Turbo, Inatech 60W, and Apple 61W.

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)
First Impression

The ZMI PowerPlug Turbo is a great second USB-C charger for many devices. Its size and design make it travel friendly and good for life in a commuter bag. It is easier to pack and deal with compared to the Switch’s AC adapter, but charges the Switch as well. Unlike the Switch’s AC adapter it’ll also work well with other USB-C devices. It also supports iPhone and Android fast charge standards, and you can use it with a USB-C to Lightning cable. While its 45W output is less than my 13-inch MacBook Pro’s 61W power adapter, it keeps my laptop topped off.

Power meter readings

Summary

The ZMI PowerPlug Turbo is a great USB-PD charger for the Nintendo Switch. Its charge rate is equal to Nintendo’s own AC adapter, but with more power profiles to support more devices. It can power a docked Switch, though I recommend using the official AC adapter.

It has become my second home charger for both my Switch and 13-inch MacBook Pro. I keep my official Nintendo AC adapter with the dock and my Apple power adapter at my desk. The ZMI charger floats around the house and otherwise lives in my laptop’s bag. My wife grabbed my first ZMI charger when I showed it to her and immediately took it to work to power her laptop. If you need a Switch charger away from the TV you can’t beat this for price and performance.

I travel with it when taking my USB-C devices. Its single port makes it less useful as an all-in-one travel charger, but it can handle most any one device you need to charge with the proper cable. I typically use it for the laptop and Switch, with a multi-port charger handling everything else.

It would be perfect with USB-IF certification. ZMI opted to also support Apple and Android fast charge standards. USB-IF only allows for their standard under certification. That does make this a good charger for my iPhone, so I understand the decision. My own limited testing has shown the charger behaves as expected.

ZMI has U.S. based support contacts (web, email, phone) and warranty service.

Bottom Line

The ZMI PowerPlug Turbo is a great all-in-one USB-C charger. It’ll handle the Switch while handheld or docked. It’ll also handle your USB-C laptop and non-USB-C phones with the appropriate cable. Its travel friendly design and range of power profiles makes it a solid addition to your tech bag.

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