Belkin's Boost Charge Pro charges an iPhone 13 to half in 20 minutes

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Belkin's newest GaN charger , the BOOSTCHARGE PRO, offers USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 that can charge an iPhone 13 from zero to 50% in 20 minutes.

65W Belkin Boost Charge Pro
65W Belkin Boost Charge Pro


The product comes in two varieties. First, a 65W option will offer devices up to 65W of power using a single port, or up to 45W from port and 20W with a second port, in case charging multiple devices is needed.

The second variation, a 45W charger provides up to 45W of power from a single port. It can also provide up to 25W from one port and up to 20W from a second port when using both at once.

Belkin's charging result was achieved by using a USB-C to Lightning cable in the company's internal testing. Real-world results may vary depending on multiple factors, such as smartphone model, device age, and usage environment.



In addition to USB-C Power Delivery, which fast charges a device over a USB cable, the charger uses Programmable Power Supply (PPS). This technology provides the right amount of power to devices by adjusting the voltage and current in real-time, depending on a device's charging status.

This, combined with the gallium nitride (GaN) material in the charger, aims to reduce overheating during a charge, a common issue when using a fast charger. Belkin says the BOOSTCHARGE PRO is optimized for Apple and Samsung devices, as well as the Nintendo Switch.

THe 65W BOOSTCHARGE PRO variant is available for for $49.99, while the 45W BOOSTCHARGE PRO can be purchased for $39.99.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 18,020member
    My Anker charger is about that fast and about the same size.  While this seems like a nice product, I wonder why non one is talking about the pros and cons of fast charging (at least not that I see).  Fast charging and over-discharging repeatedly will shorten the lifespan of LiPOs or even regular LiONs.  I know my 12 Pro Max battery is not the same after just two years.  I'm sure the faster charging is part of that.  
    muthuk_vanalingamJaiOh81watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 11
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 934member
     This, combined with the gallium nitride (GaN) material in the charger, aims to reduce overheating during a charge, a common issue when using a fast charger. ”

    That’d have to be solidly measured as overheating is a known Li battery killer. Me? Not in enough of a hurry to risk my battery. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 11
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,612member
    Can I buy a SLOW charger to increase the life of my battery?
    sdw2001M68000JaiOh81uraharawatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 11
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 934member
    Can I buy a SLOW charger to increase the life of my battery?
    Here ya go: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD810LL/A/apple-5w-usb-power-adapter
    StrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 11
    mpantonempantone Posts: 2,092member
    JFC_PA said:
    Can I buy a SLOW charger to increase the life of my battery?
    Here ya go: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD810LL/A/apple-5w-usb-power-adapter
    Yup.

    I have 5-6 of them collected over the years from various iPhones and iPad purchases. I have one in my travel kit; I just plug in my phone when I go to sleep since even a 5W charger will provide a full charge overnight.

    No need to put necessary stress on the battery.

    Fast charging support on the iPhone isn't new. When it debuted there were quite a few articles about the cons of fast charging.

    At home I have an old 4-port USB-A charger that doesn't support fast charging for my iPhone, my iPods Pro, and a couple of other devices. In fact, this charger is a model that doesn't have higher amperage support for charging iPads.
    edited August 2022 JFC_PAmuthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 11
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 934member
    I’ve got an Apple MagSafe pack for those uhoh moments. Instantly powered by simply clipping it to the phone. So I’ve no real need for fast charging even while traveling. An easy fit in my pocket. Not a huge amount of power (40% of my 13 pro max?) but more than enough for the occasional shortage. 
    edited August 2022 watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 11
    mpantonempantone Posts: 2,092member
    I'm glad to hear your MagSafe pack works for you. How do you charge the pack?

    I don't remember ever running out of battery on my iPhone. When I go to bed there's always some charge left whether I'm at home or traveling; when I wake up the battery is full.

    iPhone battery life has increased over the years. Since I've never ran out of juice when I first started using them (iPhone 4S), there's little chance that I will run my iPhone dry today unless I drastically change my usage habits.
    edited August 2022 sdw2001StrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 11
    The GaN in charging adaptors has nothing to do with the battery or the charger in your device. It only allows for less heat and smaller size of the charging adaptor. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 11
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 934member
    I’ll charge the pack overnight at my hotel. On long city days of touring I can run my iPhone 13 pro max pretty low so it’s a convenient backup. 
    I’d previously used an Anker 6 k stick but the MagSafe doesn’t involve a cable so for on the go it’s more convenient. 
    edited August 2022 watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 11
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 18,020member
    JP234 said:
    Just charge the darn thing every night (or day, depending on your schedule), using any old adapter you have. Or get a couple of wall plates with 2 USB-C ports. Just make sure they feature power delivery. We use them to charge all our devices, including our 2 MacBook Airs, iPhones, and iPads. We plug the Apple Watch chargers into them as well (the 7 series ships with a USB-C — Lightning cable). And they're cheap and easy to install. I did them myself in about 5 minutes each.

    Yeah, I have a MagSafe puck for nighttime, a large 6-way multi charger in the kitchen (phones, tablets, anything USB), two 20W Apple USB-C bricks, a PD power bank, multiple chargers for my drones and RC planes, and two older USB power banks that I keep in the garage (strictly for my phone when out there working or goofing off).  Then there is a third party MagSafe in the car, and anything I need at work.  So unless the phone doesn't charge due to misplacement of the puck or just forgetting, I rarely run out of power.  
    JP234watto_cobra
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