Last year, the charging brand HyperJuice launched a vertical stackable GaN charging head solution, HyperJuice Stackable GaN Charger, and launched crowdfunding on kickstarter.
Recently, this charging head has begun to be delivered to crowdfunding users, and Aifaner also got this product in the first time.
This series has two versions, small (65W) and large (100W). Each charging head has a standard double-head socket (US standard). Currently, it can support up to 16 100W charging heads to "Jenga" It can be connected in a way to achieve up to 1600W output at the same time. What we received this time are four 100W charging heads.
This solution is very simple and straightforward. They plan to stack the charging heads, and only need to occupy one socket to realize the power supply of multiple chargers, and solve the "land problem" of charging by means of vertical extension.
From the display of the official picture, the 65W HyperJuice Stackable GaN charging head will be a small circle smaller than the 100W. I also compared the Zendure 65W with SHARGE 90W and found that the 100W HyperJuice Stackable is almost the same width as the Zendure 65W, and it's longer than the two. The volume control is pretty good.
Thanks to the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology from Navitas GaNFast, the current GaN charging head can achieve a balance between power increase and volume control. Currently, many GaN chargers on the market are using GaN chip technology solutions provided by Navtias.
It can be said that if you want small size and high-power multi-port output, look for GaN.
The design of the fuselage is also very simple. The surface of the HyperJuice Stackable GaN charging head is matte frosted, and the HyperJuice logo is directly engraved on the side. The bottom plug is folded to reduce storage space and avoid scratching other devices.
The charging interface is placed on the other side of the plug. The 100W version comes with three single-port USB-C interfaces that support up to 100W, and a USB-A interface that supports up to 18W. By the way, if it is a 65W version, there are only two USB-C and one USB-A configurations.
The highlight of the HyperJuice Stackable GaN series is the front of the charging head.
They made a square hole on the front, which contains a standard US-standard dual plug that supports 1500W, and a non-slip pad with HyperJuice + logo is attached around the dual plug, which may add friction to the connection when combined vertically. .
We directly put together four 100W HyperJuice Stackable GaN and connected them to the wall, and found that the combined connector can still remain stable, as long as the charging plug is connected to the socket in the form of downwards, it will not fall out.
However, if you want to change the wire or interface when charging, the downward charging interface design is a little troublesome, you still have to remove the charging head first, and then connect the plug. HyperJuice may also have wiring considerations here. I think it would be reasonable to go down the line. But if the plug can be turned upwards, it will be more convenient to replace the wire interface.
As for whether the 16 plugs will be unstable, since we don't have so many plugs and devices on hand, we can't try it here.
However, taking into account the daily household and charging needs of going out, it is rare to encounter the situation of 16 full plugs. It can be said that HyperJuice Stackable GaN can maintain 3-5 stable connections, which is enough.
In terms of charging, the C port of the HyperJuice Stackable GaN 100W version supports 100W PD 3.0 output. I use it to charge my 16-inch MacBook Pro without pressure. After the charger is connected, the charging mode can be started directly, and the situation of "only connected to the charger but not charging" will rarely occur in the middle.
In addition, we also connected a 120W charging head to the charger to power another laptop. In this mode, both laptops can be charged normally, and the MacBook Pro uses Lightroom to export pictures, which does not affect the charging much.
Based on the official pictures, the internal design and workmanship of this charging head is also considered solid. The charging port supports SCP, QC2.0/3.0, PD, AFC, FCP, Apple5/2.4A, BC and other mainstream charging protocols.
If you are in a situation where there is only one plug and you need to share the charging head with people at the same table, the HyperJuice Stackable GaN solution is quite convenient. In terms of personal experience, such a situation often occurs in the charging head area of the domestic airport.
According to normal experience, HyperJuice Stackable GaN can indeed meet most of the charging needs nowadays.
A single mode can achieve 3 USB-C port 100W blind plug output. With this volume and 166g weight, it is indeed much more comfortable than carrying a large original charger.
It will not occupy the plug after being connected, and it is also a friendly design for people who often go to coffee shops and other scenes to work.
If you match two or three more, you can basically solve the whole body device charging problem completely. If you travel far, you can indeed eliminate the cumbersome power strip mop.
As for the home scene, although HyperJuice Stackable GaN has the advantage of integrating charging equipment, if you want to make a "charging table" like a studio, then HyperJuice Stackable GaN does have an integrated effect, and it can save a lot of money. Lots of space.
If it is only used by ordinary households, not every part of the house needs to be charged with multiple devices and high wattage, and the practice of vertical extension on the wall is still somewhat dangerous. In addition, the USB-C power supply has not yet reached the most mainstream form. After comprehensive consideration, it is not too suitable to replace the home extension with HyperJuice Stackable GaN as a whole.
Finally, let’s take a look at the pricing. The expected retail price of the HyperJuice Stackable GaN 65W is $79.99, and the estimated retail price of the 100W is $99.99, which is equivalent to RMB 518 and RMB 648.
Compared with similar GaN charging heads, the price is still slightly higher.
However, the product is currently in the crowdfunding stage and has not yet been fully mass-produced for sale. If you can start from the early bird crowdfunding price of 39 US dollars (65W, about 252 yuan) and 49 US dollars (100W, about 317 yuan), then This series is still worth trying.
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