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Chargeasap offers tiny 65W GaN charger in Omega Kickstarter

28th September 2020
Alex Lynn

Sydney based consumer electronics brand, Chargeasap has announced the availability of a new, even smaller 65W GaN charger as a stretch goal on its current Kickstarter campaign. Following the success of its 200W and 100W Omega GaN charger campaign to date with over $1m raised, the 65W Omega, will be available for just $33. The campaign ends on the 10th October with shipping expected to start in January 2020.

With dimensions of only 46x42x26mm and a weight of just 85g, the 65W Omega is reportedly 41% smaller than its closest competitor. The device is less than half the size of a standard credit card in height and width, allowing it to be easily slipped into a pocket or bag for daily use.

Boasting a 65W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 PPS port, the 65W charger has enough power to charge a 2019 MacBook Pro 13” at full speed.

Chargeasap have partnered with Navitas Semiconductor, founded in 2014 with a combined 200 years of team experience in materials, devices, applications, systems and marketing. 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.

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.

By incorporating only industry leading components Chargeasap have ensured that all Omega chargers deliver superior performance in a pocket-sized charger. The dense circuit board is surrounded by high-density thin heat sinks to aid in heat dissipation and a 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 65W supports 100 to 240V worldwide universal voltage but unlike the 100 and 200W models, it does not come with any travel adapters included as it is compatible with the 100 and 200W Omega adapters. Additional adapters are available as add-ons for $2.50 per adapter which allow the device to be used it in 200+ countries worldwide.

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