Review of DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter (For Drones and More)
The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter is a versatile charging solution for drone enthusiasts and more. With its support for PD (Power Delivery) and PPS (Programmable Power Supply) protocols, it can charge your drones and remote controller simultaneously. What’s more, you can also use it to charge your phones, tablets, or even laptops. So, whether you are out for a drone adventure or need to power up your devices on the go, this power adapter has got you covered.
This power adapter doesn’t come alone. In addition to the charger itself, it also includes two cables. One is a detachable power cord with a length of about 1 meter (3.37 feet), and the other is a dual USB-C cable of the same length. The inclusion of these cables ensures that you have everything you need to connect your devices to the power adapter effortlessly.
Design and Specifications
The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter features a sleek black square design with the DJI logo on the top center, giving it a stylish and professional look. On one side, you will find the AC input socket, while the opposite side houses two USB-C output ports. The bottom of the adapter displays the specifications, including the model number (CDX265 100), input voltage range (100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.5A), and output capabilities (100W for USB-C1/C2).
Compact and Lightweight
Measuring about 73.5 x 70 x 32mm (2.89 x 2.87 x 1.18 inches) in size and weighing approximately 275g (9.7 oz), this power adapter is compact and lightweight. Its portable design makes it easy to carry in your bag or backpack, ensuring that you have a reliable power source wherever you go. The power density of 0.61W/cm adds to its efficiency and performance.
Wide Compatibility and Fast Charging
Powered by ChargerLAB POWER Z KM003C, this power adapter supports various charging protocols, including FCP, SCP, AFC, QC3.0, PD3.0, PPS, and QC5. It also provides five fixed power delivery options (PDOs) of 5V/3A, 9V/12V/15V/20V 5A, along with a set of PPS options. When charging a single device, it can deliver a maximum power output of around 85W with QC5 protocol, surpassing even the charging speed of the MacBook Pro.
While the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter offers a great charging experience, it is worth noting that it cannot trigger the TV mode of Switch. Additionally, when charging two devices simultaneously, the power output is divided into 48W and 42W, ensuring efficient and reliable charging for both devices.
In summary, the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter is a high-quality charging solution that caters to the needs of drone users and more.
Review of DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter (For Drones and More)
Charging the 16-inch MacBook Pro
The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter is a versatile device that can be used to charge various devices, including the 16-inch MacBook Pro. With a total output power of 100W, it provides a reliable and efficient charging solution. The voltage is consistently maintained around 20V, ensuring a stable charging experience.
The charging curve for the MacBook Pro can be divided into four parts. In the first part, the peak power remains at 93W from 17 minutes to 43 minutes. Then, the power gradually drops to 70W and 44W, respectively. The final part begins at one hour and nine minutes, with the power slowly declining to almost zero. It takes a total of one hour and 56 minutes for the MacBook Pro to be fully charged.
Additionally, we also examined the charging speed for the MacBook Pro. It is impressive to note that the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter can charge the MacBook Pro to 50% in just 33 minutes and reach 80% in 57 minutes. The last 20% of charging takes nearly half the total time, emphasizing the efficiency of this power adapter.
Charging the iPhone 14 Pro
In addition to the MacBook Pro, we also tested the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter with the iPhone 14 Pro. The initial voltage for charging the iPhone is around 9V, and the charging curve can be divided into five parts.
In the first part, the peak power is at 20.4W at 17 minutes. The power gradually drops to 16W, 11W, and 6W, respectively, at 48 minutes. It is interesting to note that the voltage drops to 5V during this process, but the current increases. After two hours and two minutes, the iPhone 14 Pro is fully charged.
The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter proves to be efficient in charging the iPhone 14 Pro, but slightly slower when compared to the Apple 20W charger. The Apple charger is able to fully charge the iPhone 14 Pro in just one hour and 45 minutes, while the DJI adapter takes two hours and two minutes for the same task.
Overall, the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter is a reliable and efficient charging solution for both the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro. With its stable voltage output and impressive charging speeds, it is a valuable addition to any drone enthusiast or tech-savvy individual’s collection of charging accessories.
Standby Power Consumption
The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter stands out when it comes to standby power consumption. At 220V 50Hz, it consumes a mere 0.066W, and at 110V 60Hz, it consumes only 0.019W. In terms of energy consumption, this translates to approximately 0.578KWh and 0.166KWh per year, respectively. These figures are significantly lower than most other chargers in the market.
When it comes to conversion efficiency, the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter performs exceptionally well. At 220V 50Hz, its conversion efficiency ranges from 75.87% to 91.41%. Similarly, at 110V 60Hz, the conversion efficiency varies from 75.91% to 89.61%. However, it’s important to note that due to its maximum power output of 100W, when charging two devices simultaneously, the charger can only provide up to 90W.
Ripple refers to the fluctuation in the output voltage of a power adapter. Lower ripple values indicate better quality and stability. The DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter performs admirably in this regard.
Under no-load conditions, when the output voltage is set to 20V and the current is 0A, the ripples are minimal, measuring around 25 mVp-p. However, when the output voltage is set to 9V or 12V, the ripples increase to around 70 mVp-p.
Under loaded conditions, the overall ripples are lower than without load. For example, at 15V and 5A output, the highest ripple measures 22 and 23.2 mVp-p, respectively. Similarly, at 5V and 3A output, the lowest ripple is 11.6 and 12 mVp-p, respectively. Overall, the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter maintains excellent ripple control in most cases.
To assess the thermal performance of the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter, we conducted a test using a 25C (77F) thermotank. After an hour of continuous 100W output, we recorded the maximum temperature of the charger.
Under 220V 50Hz conditions, the front of the charger reached a maximum temperature of 56.3C (133.34F), while the back reached 68C (154.4F). Switching to 110V 60Hz, the maximum temperatures on the front and back were 64.3C (147.74F) and 65C (149F), respectively. These results indicate that the DJI 100W Dual USB-C GaN Power Adapter maintains acceptable thermal levels, ensuring safe operation during extended use.