Just a thought: Wall chargers should have power distribution specs like what Belkin does

Belkin's BoostCharge Pro 108W lists the range and limitations of its chargers, which is something that should be encouraged.

by Justin Choo

Most of us are probably using charging adapters from phones of the past unless we have a new-fangled high-speed charger that came with a spanking new phone with fast charging capabilities. But not many will provide one like the 120W monster that’s packed with the Xiaomi 11T Pro.

So at some point, we will need to replace our ageing wall chargers or get new ones for better charging speeds. The trouble is we don’t always know what a charger can support when you’re charging multiple devices.

You might think I’m making a mountain out of a molehill with this one and you’d be right. But then again, haven’t you been in a situation where a charger isn’t operating as optimally as you would have liked, and only then do you find out about its power limitations?

This is why I was pretty impressed by Belkin’s new 4-Port GaN Charger (BoostCharge Pro 108W) – or rather, the documentation on the site (Sorry, Belkin). Don’t get me wrong, the wall charger looks pretty good but I find that the good sense to explain to users how power gets distributed is even better.

While the graphic doesn’t cover every possible scenario, of course, it gives you a good idea of how it’s designed to distribute power and whether or not that fits your intent before you buy it. Most of the time, we aren’t aware of the limitations of the chargers that we are using. But this is as far as I go with the pulpit stuff.

Before I forget, let’s just take a quick look at the new BoostCharge Pro 108W: it’s designed with Apple in mind, so the power output has been designed to align with the devices. The wall charger easily supports up to a 14″ MacBook Pro (96W) and a couple of mobile devices. And because it distributes power efficiently, you don’t have to worry about plugging in a device for an emergency charge only to find out minutes later that you haven’t recovered much power. And if you don’t remember which port does what, they’ve kindly labelled every one of them so there’s no mistaking what goes where.

The price of $149 might seem steep, but when you consider that the regular Apple 96W power adapter is already $99, the BoostCharge Pro feels like a far more worthwhile investment. And it certainly is way more versatile. It’s also covered by a 2-year product warranty and a $2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty (CEW) for peace of mind. It’s now available at Challenger stores and online , Belkin LazMall , and Belkin Shopee Mall .