Ugreen Nexode Pro GaN Fast Charger Review scaled

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I have been a big fan of Ugreen recently, and I think they are one of the best companies for USB peripherals, such as power delivery chargers, USB hubs, and power banks.

Out of their Nexode range, I have previously reviewed the Nexode 300W 5-Port PD GaN Desk Charger and the 3-port Nexode 140W. Both are superb if you have devices with high power delivery requirements, such as the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Ugreen is now introducing a Pro range of Nexode chargers, which use a new technology called AirPyra, which allows Ugreen to produce smaller plugs with a similar or higher wattage output.

Ugreen Nexode Pro Features

Ugreen Nexode Pro GaN Fast Charger Review Ports

All the Ugreen Nexode Pro plugs share some similar features that differentiate them from the non-Pro models:

  • Smaller Design
    • Nexode Pro has a new generation of electronic stacking technology – AirPyra Tech, which is smaller than traditional chargers.
  • Higher Efficiency
    • Nexode Pro uses a high-performance chip for higher charging efficiency.
  • Stylish Design
    • Nexode Pro features a square contour and rounded edges for a comfortable touch. The high-end metallic paint craftsmanship endows it with exquisite visual impact.
  • A Commitment to a Greener World
    • According to Navitas Semiconductor, every GaN chip made can reduce CO2 emissions by 4kg compared to traditional silicon chips. Statistically, in 2023 our chargers will reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 12,000 tons. This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 generated by the annual electricity consumption of over 1,300 coal-fired power stations, or 950 million households.
    • GaN Chips save on average 12,000tons of C02 ≈ CO2 Absorbed by 660,000 Trees Per Year

Ugreen Nexode Pro X763 Specification 160W with 4 Ports

Ugreen Nexode Pro 160W 4 Port X763 vs 140W ports
  • Ultra Fast 160-watt Charging: Single USB C1 port outputs 140W, charge a MacBook Pro 16” from 0 to 86% in 60 minutes.
  • Charge 4 Devices at Once: 3x USB-C ports and 1x USB-A port 160W Charger replaces gigantic AC adapters and phone charging bricks.

Ports

  • Input:100-240V~50/60Hz 2.3A Max
  • USB-C1 Output: 5.0V⎓3.0A /9.0V⎓3.0A /12.0V⎓3.0A /15.0V⎓3.0A /20.0V⎓5.0A/28.0V⎓5.0A 140.0W Max
  • USB-C2 Output: 5.0V⎓3.0A /9.0V⎓3.0A /12.0V⎓3.0A /15.0V⎓3.0A /20.0V⎓5.0A 100.0W Max
  • USB-C3 Output: 5.0V⎓3.0A /9.0V⎓3.0A /12.0V⎓2.5A 30.0W Max
  • USB-A Output:5.0V⎓3.0A/9.0V⎓2.0A/12.0V⎓1.5A/10.0V⎓2.25A 22.5W Max
  • Total Output Power:160.0W Max
Ugreen Nexode Pro 160W 4 Port X763 vs 140W size

Ugreen Nexode Pro X757 Specification 100W with 3 Ports

Ugreen Nexode Pro GaN Fast Charger Review Ports 1
  • Super Fast 100-watt Charging: Single USB C1 port outputs 100W, charge a MacBook Pro 14” from 0 to 86% in 60 minutes
  • Airpyra Tech with GaNInfinity Tech:  similar size to the Nexode 65W, fits in the palm. 37% higher energy density compared to Nexode 100W.
  • Charge 3 Devices at Once: 2x USB-C ports and 1x USB-A port provide a combined 100-watts of charging power for up to 3 devices.

Ports

  • Input:100-240V~ 50/60Hz 1.8A Max
  • USB-C1 Output:5.0V⎓3.0A /9.0V⎓3.0A /12.0V⎓3.0A /15.0V⎓3.0A /20.0V⎓5.0A 100.0W Max
  • USB-C2 Output:5.0V⎓3.0A /9.0V⎓3.0A /12.0V⎓2.5A 30.0W Max
  • USB-A Output:5.0V⎓3.0A/9.0V⎓2.0A/12.0V⎓1.5A/10V=2.25A 22.5W Max
  • Total Output Power:100.0W Max

Design

There is not a great deal to say about the overall design and build quality. The build quality is excellent as far as I can tell, and I have personally been using the Nexode 140W daily since I reviewed it back in 2022, and it has worked perfectly.

Ugreen uses a narrow design to reduce the risk of the plugs overlapping when used with double sockets or power strips. For two-pin plugs used in the EU and US, this can present some problems with the plug being quite heavy and not staying in the socket properly. In the UK, with our superior 3-pin type G plugs, this is not a concern at all.

I don’t have a 100W Nexode to compare for size differences, but you can see that the 140W Nexode is clearly larger than the 160W Nexode Pro and Ugreen have managed to squeeze in and additional USB-C port.

In-Use

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In the above pictures, you can see the power distribution of the two plugs.

With the 100W, you can achieve 100W on a single port or up to 65W/30W with two ports and 65W/15W/15W on three.

With the 160W, you get 140W on a single port, 100W/60W on two, 65W/65W/30W on three and 65W/65W/15W/15W on four.

Testing this with the Anker 737 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K) and a USB4 cable rated for 240W, I can confirm that both plugs are capable of their peak output.

I also tested with the Ugreen 145W 25000mAh Power Bank, ZHIYUN MOLUS X100 (100W) and Huawei Matebook 14; I was able to achieve the advertised outputs for the different port combinations.

In the images, the portable power station reports a higher power output, which I assume is due to the inefficiencies of using a battery.

Ugreen Nexode Pro GaN Fast Charger Review Power Output4

Price and Alternative Options

The Ugreen Nexode Pro Series official RRP vs the previous generation Nexode series is:

As you can see, the Ugreen Nexode Pro Series is obviously better than the previous generation. You get smaller plugs for the same power output, or with the Nexode Pro 160W, it is slightly smaller but has more ports and a higher total output.

For other brands, Anker has the Anker Prime 100W GaN Wall Charger (3 Ports) listed at £80 RRP but available for £54.99.

If you look at the dimensions, the Anker is 34% smaller in volume than the 100W Nexode and the Nexode Pro is only 3% smaller in volume than the Anker.

Again, the original Nexode, provides better value for money, but in a larger package.

Overall

I have always been a fan of high-watt power delivery plugs with multiple ports. I have them dotted around my home, plus spares are always stored in travel bags. They are an incredibly convenient accessory to have, allowing me to charge my laptop, phone, tablet, and Garmin watch all at the time.

I don’t think I have experienced a bad plug from any of the brands I have used. You do, of course, have to be wary of the various output voltages and amps each plug supports and if it supports things like PPS and Samsung 45W Super Fast Charging 2.0. All of these are supported with Ugreen Nexode Pro.

For me, the main thing it all comes down to the ports, power output, and value for money.

Both of these Ugreen Nexode Pro GaN chargers are excellent, but the RRP is higher than the previous generation, which makes them less appealing, in my opinion.

However, they haven’t launched at RRP. The 100W is listed at £65 but has a £12 off voucher available, taking it to £53. The 160W model is reduced to £97.99.

The previous generation 100W is £42, and the 140W model is £80 and comes with a 240W cable.

Therefore, the Ugreen Nexode Pro doesn’t represent the same value for money as the older generation, but it is not a significant price difference.

The Ugreen Nexode Pro are quite a bit smaller than the previous generation, and this is worth considering, especially for travel.

Overall, as usual with Ugreen, the Nexode Pro series gets an easy recommendation for me, they are excellent Power Delivery chargers, but it is worth looking at the available discounts with the various Nexode chargers and finding something that suits you needs best.

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Last update on 2024-06-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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