Prolink 200W GaN charger (review)

The Ugreen Nexode 200W charger I bought had a faulty port after two months and I got a full refund. It's probably a fluke but I've decided not to go with Ugreen for my next charger.

As luck would have it, Prolink has released their 200W GaN charger, model number GD-520001. I've had two Prolink chargers before: the 100W desktop charger and the 120W wall charger. Those two work well so I bought this new Prolink 200W charger for SGD 99 which is almost $50 cheaper than the Ugreen charger.

Prolink is a Singapore company so the charge is sold in Singapore and perhaps other countries in Asia.

The charger comes with a 3-pin power cable. If you need charging cables, you can buy them from Prolink as well because they do sell good cables, such as the L-shape 2-m long braided USB-4 cable.

The two main selling points of this charger is the high power output which can charge two laptops at the same time, and you can place this on your table so that the powers are within easy reach. The downside is this isn't suited for travel since it's quite big and heavy, and you have to bring the extra thick cable along.

The two USB-A ports provide 22.5W each using QC 3.0. The three USB-C ports provide 100W each using PD 3.0 & QC 4.0+. The total output of 200W is distributed to the number of devices connected.

Here are more detailed specifications:
USB Type-C PD 3.0 & QC4+ 1
3.3V-21V/5A, 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/5A (100W max)

USB Type-C PD 3.0 & QC4+ 2
3.3V-21V/5A, 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/5A (100W max)

USB Type-C PD 3.0 & QC4+ 3
3.3V-21V/5A, 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/5A (100W max)

USB Type-A QC 3.0 1
4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 5V/3A, 9V2A, 12V/1.5A (22.5W max)

USB Type-A QC 3.0 2
4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 5V/3A, 9V2A, 12V/1.5A (22.5W max)

This is exactly how the power is distributed to the connected devices.

Generally speaking, if you want to charge a laptop together with other devices, you will want to get a charger that provides more than 100W. When you connect a laptop and maybe a phone to a 100W charger, the distributed power may not be high enough to charge the laptop -- some require 90W which is why many monitors with USB-C PD ports provide 90W. Even the Prolink 120W charger I have can only output 100W for one device, or 60W each to two devices.

This charger looks well made, has the Singapore Safety Mark, and is powerful to charge two laptops. The pricing is quite reasonable so yes this is worth the money.


Those in Singapore can get it from the Shopee SG product page


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