Up to 16 HyperJuice 100W GaN chargers can be stacked on one outlet

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Hyper has launched what it calls the first 65W and 100W GaN USB-A and USB-C HyperJuice chargers that can be stacked, allowing up to 16 chargers to run off a single wall outlet.

Hyper HyperJuice 100W GaN stackable USB-A and USB-C charger.
Hyper HyperJuice 100W GaN stackable USB-A and USB-C charger.


HyperJuice are 65W and 100W USB-A and USB-C Gallium Nitride chargers, with each having one USB-A port and two or three USB-C ports respectively. The USB-A port offers 18W under Quick Charge 3.0, while the USB-C uses Power Delivery 3.0 and can output up to 65W or 100W, depending on the model.

As GaN chargers, they are small and light, with the 65W model measuring 2.83 inches by 1.42 inches by 1.2 and weighing 0.23 pounds. The 100W model is 3.36 inches by 1.77 inches by 1.2 inches, and weighs 0.37 pounds.

A key feature of the chargers is that it includes a pass-through AC power outlet, allowing other electrical devices to connect to the same outlet through the charger. The pass-through facility is rated for up to 1,500W, which can handle many high-consumption appliances.

The pass-through is also where the stackable claim comes into play. Multiple HyperJuice chargers can be stacked on top of each other using the fold-out outlet prongs and the top outlet socket on the casing.

According to Hyper, this means up to 16 HyperJuice 100W chargers could be stacked together and use one wall outlet.

Previously raising nearly $700,000 from more than 12,000 backers, the HyperJuice chargers are now available for direct sale, priced at $69.99 for the 65W model and $99.99 for the 100W.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    bsbeamerbsbeamer Posts: 74member
    Maybe check with your homeowners or work insurance policy to see if they will cover any resulting fires from 16 of these stacked on one outlet.
    baconstangkurai_kageapplguycaladanian
  • Reply 2 of 6
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,715member
    I have one of the earlier 100W Hyper chargers.  It's great, but it does get pretty darn hot when loaded.  I'd be wary of stacking them.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    So, Oh boy???
  • Reply 4 of 6
    mknelsonmknelson Posts: 824member
    Quick (and possibly bad) math.

    That's over 12A at 120V.

    There's a pretty good chance that's going to pop your breaker!
  • Reply 5 of 6
    mknelson said:
    Quick (and possibly bad) math.

    That's over 12A at 120V.

    There's a pretty good chance that's going to pop your breaker!
    If you mean a stack of 16, yeah, that could pop a typical residential 15A breaker. You are not wrong in saying "over" 12A, but here's the math:

    The spec shows a 95% power efficiency, so say the one that delivers 100W draws 105W. That's .875A from a 120V receptacle. (W/V=A, so 105W/120V=.875A).

    You'd have to have a stack of 16 fully loaded to draw about 14A, so that would likely pop a 15A breaker.
    baconstangmattinozcaladanianFileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 6
    macguimacgui Posts: 2,042member
    bsbeamer said:
    Maybe check with your homeowners or work insurance policy to see if they will cover any resulting fires from 16 of these stacked on one outlet.
    Yes, because the typical charger user will absolutely want to plug buy $1120 to $1600 (plus tax?) worth of chargers in a wall socket, power strip, or extension cord, right?

    FFS, get a grip on reality.

    But the pass through feature is good, though you're out of luck if a device has a three-prong plug (US plug with ground/earth pin). I can see times were stacking two would be convenient for me. 

    mknelson said:
    Quick (and possibly bad) math.

    That's over 12A at 120V.

    There's a pretty good chance that's going to pop your breaker!
    If you mean a stack of 16, yeah, that could pop a typical residential 15A breaker. You are not wrong in saying "over" 12A, but here's the math:

    The spec shows a 95% power efficiency, so say the one that delivers 100W draws 105W. That's .875A from a 120V receptacle. (W/V=A, so 105W/120V=.875A).

    You'd have to have a stack of 16 fully loaded to draw about 14A, so that would likely pop a 15A breaker.
    Depending on the devices plugged in, an initial surge could bring the load up temporarily enough to trip a breaker without needed 16 chargers or all fully loaded.

    But seriously, the only way that would happen is for some YouTube idiot to make a vid demoing the above and then jumping into a swimming pool with the chargers in a blender on a long cord.
    watto_cobra
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