In 2020, the hottest thing about digital accessories must be gallium nitride(GaN) chargers. GaN materials have high-frequency and high-efficiency features. When applied to chargers, they can achieve small size and high power output, compared with traditional chargers. Recently, I found that the security software brand 360 has also launched GaN chargers and I got one to test. Let’s check out my 360 65W GaN charger review-What’s the difference with Baseus?
The packaging is relatively small and simple, and the white outer packaging font is black.
The inner packaging is also very simple. A packaging bag plus an instruction manual looks relatively small. It is also mainly white. The long side arc transition prevents cutting hands. There is the familiar 360 logo on the front and the family barrel warning.
There are 3 charging ports, 2 Type-C and 1 USB-A. The C port is parallel and the A port is perpendicular to the C port. It looks like an expression. The A port is green, which is quite special.
|Type-C 1||Type-C 2||Type-A|
|DC5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A Max||DC3.3-11V/3A,DC3.3-16V/2A,DC5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A Max||DC4.5V/5A, DC5V/4.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/2A Max|
The plug can be folded, the specifications are also concentrated on this side, the utilization rate is very high. But the side is very simple and clean.
Baseus has more information on this side than 360, printing 65W and the origin.
In terms of interfaces, the two chargers are the same, both with two C ports and one A port. But Baseus has three ports parallel side by side with a logo and its port A is orange color.
I bought 360 65W GaN charger mainly to charge my MacBook Pro. My laptop normally needs 85W power supply, but the current high-wattage PD is more expensive so I went with this 65W charger.
First charge the MacBook Pro, the actual voltage is close to 20V, but the current is not high, only about 2.5A, which is about 45W charging power, just the same as what is shown on the Macbook. Actually, 45W has been enough for daily use as long as you don’t run big apps.
If you charge the laptop while charging the iPhone XR, the XR can only get 5V1A(5W) power. I don’t know if it is the problem with my cable or the charger. The entire charging output is about 50W. Maybe it is a protection mechanism after 20V is reached?
The same happened on Baseus. The total output is only 55W when all of the 3 ports are used. I guess 360 and Basues have similar algorithms of output power to control the heat.
Generally speaking, 65W output in such a small size charger has been very pleasing. 360 65W GaN charger is almost a perfect fit for Macbook Air, which requires less power than Macbook Pro. I can’t ask for more on this cheap GaN charger. If you are looking for a GaN charger with a stronger output, you can read my review of Baseus 120W GaN charger.
360 65W GaN charger is almost a perfect fit for Macbook Air, which requires less power than Macbook Pro. I can't ask for more on this cheap GaN charger.
- Small size
- 3 ports
- Output power is limited