Review: Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger (Video)

Thanks to Innergie for sending this PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger out. As a person who has multiple gadgets anytime of the day, battery power is important. It is always good to know that brands are catering for this need.

This is especially true when you are overseas on assignment. Imagine you are on an important assignment and your devices and laptop are running low on battery.

With Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger, you can have a peace of mind (if your laptop is powered using USB-C port).

Check out this short video I made on the Innergie USB-C Wall Charger.

The packaging is very simple. Inside the box, it has the Wall Charger (with a cover for the pins), 3 travel adapters and instruction pamphlet That is all.

Here are the content laid out (except the instruction pamphlet).

  • PowerJoy 30C Wall Charger
  • US 2-Pin
  • Europe 2-Pin
  • UK 3-Pin

The Innergie Wall Charger uses a special pin socket to connect with the travel adapters. One of the unique features of this connection is that you can rotate the travel adapter by 90 degrees (check out the video for demo).

Here are the various adapters fixed to the Innergie Wall Charger.

The Wall Charger has only 2 ports – USB-A (5V2.4A output) and a USB-C (5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 2A and 20V 1.5A). Therefore, the maximum output for the USB-C is 30W. This is usually enough to power up USB-C laptops.

And here is the top view where you can see a blue light when power is turned on.

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As I do not have a USB-C laptop, I can only test out the USB-A port. Using my mobile phone, Xiaomi Mi Mix (4400mAh), I charge it using 3 methods.

  • Innergie Wall Charger (standard 5V 2.4A)
  • Anker 6-port USB Charger (standard 5V 2.4A)
  • Anker 6-port USB Charger (Quick Charge 3.0)

Remarks:

  • The phone is in flight mode.
  • The test is not conclusive as it was done only once.
  • The cable used is the same except for the test on QuickCharge 3.0

Summary

I like the idea of a small charger for laptops. The footprint, if you consider it as a laptop charger, is very small. However, at 30W output (max), it may take longer time to fully charge a USB-C laptop (depending on its battery capacity). On paper, it states that a full charge for a MacBook is 1.8 hours with its SmartBoost technology.

As a charger for devices, it is big and has only a single port. Thankfully, the output is 5V 2.4A. I wish that they could incorporate a Qualcomm Quick Charge technology to it.

If you have a USB-C laptop and devices to charge, this might be the gadget you are looking for. The official pricing in Singapore is not announced yet but based on Computex (where it debuts), it is priced at USD44.

Click Here to Official Innergie PowerJoy 30C Wall Charger Site