For decades Laptops have been romanticized as the ultimate replacement for desktop computing. And on many fronts, they have lived up to that promise until they run out of power. In most cases, you will have to run to the nearest wall power outlet to recharge your laptop. Pretty annoying. Especially when you are working on the go, and you don’t have the one hour or two it takes to fully recharge the average laptop in the market.
This “minor inconvenience” quickly blows up if you are a taxi driver working for one of the taxi-hailing companies like Uber, Bolt, or Little. Ideally, you would find a parking spot somewhere within a busy neighborhood and during the low-traffic hours of the day, take out your laptop and perhaps do some freelancing gigs. Yeah, with the typical laptop, that will not work. Sooner rather than later, you will find yourself going to the nearest coffee shop near you, buying coffee that you don’t need just so you can plug your laptop charger into their wall power outlet.
What if I told you there was a way you could fully recharge your laptop without ever leaving your car. No, we’re not talking about those loud DC-to-AC power inverters that will likely run your car battery flat if you use them for more than 30 minutes with the car parked. We are talking about a revolutionary USB-C car charger, the LinkOn 112W. This device comes with the following specs:
- A USB-C port that zaps out USB Power Delivery (PD3.0) power in varying modes of 20V/4.5A, 15V/3A, 12V/3A, 9V/3A, 5V/3A at 90W Max and a PPS out of 3.3V-11V/4.05A Max 45W; 3.3V-21V/3A Max 63W.
- It also has a USB-A port that conforms to the Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC3.0 Output) standard of 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A at 18W Max.
In layman’s language, what is listed above means the LinkOn 112 USB car charger zaps out pretty strong power to recharge any device. In a nutshell, it can output 90W of power on the USB-C port in line with Power Delivery 3.0 standards. It also has the regular USB-A port that zaps out 18W power that conforms to the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standards.
Overheating, Explosion, Fire Risks?
Laptop batteries are pretty beefy. No wonder you can’t simply plug a cable into a USB port and recharge them. Yes, even most laptops that come with USB-C ports don’t use those ports for charging, rather for data transfer. So if you can wrap your head around how a simple USB car charger will be able to do that, your questions are valid.
However, those privy to this gadget’s inner workings can vouch that LinkOn runs cooler than the average USB car charger in the market while charging. That is some good news to hear because the last thing you want in your car is the smell of burning plastic, or worse, starting a fire explosion.
Additionally, they say that this device can even charge the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which requires 96W of power. The device itself zaps out a maximum of 90W of energy, so it will charge slowly if it charges the said MacBook Pro. The gadget is available on Amazon at just US $40.