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Chargeasap introduces Omega: the GaN USB-C charger

11th August 2020
Lanna Cooper

Sydney-based consumer electronics brand, Chargeasap, has announced its latest innovation, Omega. According to the company it is the world's first and smallest 200W (and 100W) GaN chargers, and will launch on 11th August on Kickstarter. Capable of charging four devices at the same time (200W), the rewards for Omega 100W starts at $45/£36 and Omega 200W at $75/£60. Full RRP will be $99/£79 (100W) and $149/£118 (200W) with the device available in, black, white, navy & gold (200W only). The 60 day campaign will run until 10th October with shipping expected to start December 2020.

The Omega chargers utilise the Navitas GaNFast NV6127 Power IC which miniaturise silicon components found in traditional chargers. Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a semiconductor material that replaces traditional silicon-based power adapters allowing higher efficiency, less heat and the ability to handle a higher current. GaN IC’s are over ten times smaller than traditional IC’s, a major advancement in the electronics field.

According to the company, the Omega 200W and 100W chargers are the smallest chargers available on the market (66% smaller than traditional chargers) and the world’s first portable 200W charger to quick charge a laptop (MacBook Pro), a tablet (iPad Pro), smartphone (iPhone), and mobile device (AirPods, Watch) all at the same time.

With the number of electrical devices people currently use on the go rising, travel space is crucial as consumers demand smaller, more portable gadgets and ways of keeping them charged for the 'working on the go' culture. The Omega 200W includes Chargeasap’s patent-pending 2-way foldable prongs, helping to cut down on clutter and cords which can be adjusted at a 90° or 180° angle, allowing users to fit the Omega charger into any tough to fit wall plug whether floor or wall. The Omega is so small, at just 88x55x42mm for 200W version and 60x55x26mm for the 100W version, it’s smaller than a deck of playing cards.

With 2 x 100W Dual USB-C Power Delivery 3.0, a single Omega 200W charger can power 2 laptops (16" MacBook Pro) simultaneously, and at full speed. This is a game changer in charger technology making it the first portable charger that can output 200W. The Omega Charger USB-A ports are compatible with a wide range of devices that support Quick Charge 3.0, AFC, VOOC, SCP, FCP almost all major fast charging protocols in the market from all major brands including Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus up to 22.5W.

Chargeasap have ensured that Omega delivers performance in a pocket-sized charger. The dense circuit board is surrounded by high density thin heat sinks to aid in heat dissipation and an industry-first graphene ribbon sheet that is strategically wrapped around the major charger components to further aid in cooling. The charger is then wrapped in a minimalist fire-resistant polycarbonate enclosure to complete the efficient design.

The Omega supports 100-240V worldwide universal voltage and comes with 3 plug converters (AU/EU/UK) so that it can be used it in +200 countries worldwide.

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