Product Manufacturer: SlimQ
Price: RRP $139.99 USD
Estimated Time With Gear: Approximately 9 Weeks – September 02, 2022, arrived
Where To Buy: SlimQ Website
What Is It?: A multipurpose DC and PD charger that charges multiple electronics from one small, portable device.
Compatible With: Laptops requiring 240w or less, iPad, iPhone, USB C devices, (additional adaptor tips from $10)
Reviewed With: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QE-HQ070T Gaming Laptop
I discovered the SlimQ 240W Supercharger while searching the web for a secondary charger for my laptop. I found the campaign for their 300W version on Kickstarter, which led me to the SlimQ website. After exploring the website, I found the compatible model suitable for my laptop. Once I ordered the device, the delivery confirmation was in my email, and with tracking, the device arrived within the week. In my possession, I set to work, opening the package, and exploring its contents. The primary device came in sophisticated packaging with the contents held in place with well-crafted foam cutouts. Along with the device were also the instructions and a guide of the assorted tips available, covering all the major brands. The ASUS laptops’ adaptors were in the parcel with the device; two were in the package, and one correctly fitted my ASUS ROG gaming laptop.
What’s In The Box?
F240 AC/GaN Charger, DC to
DC Cable 1.8m, US Plug AC Cable 1.5m,
International adaptor pack (UK, AU, EU, DE/KR),
Additional – Optional DC to DC Laptop adaptor pack to suit ASUS
Within minutes, I had my new charger ready to connect to my device. I collected my laptop from my bag, checked the power supply and plugs, and got it set up and ready for the SlimQ Charger.
Setting up was quick, and soon I had my device charging. Once set up, I decided to assess the device’s power features. The manual and website state that the PD USB-C ports can pull 100W each on top of the laptop’s DC connection, and I wanted to know if I could trip the safety systems. With my iPad Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro connected and the laptop running a game, the device faired exceptionally well. I let the test run and was surprised with the results. First, the device managed the three devices easily, the indicator light glowed a steady blue, and the temperatures remained cool. Nothing I did seemed to draw more than what the SlimQ 240W could manage. These results made me rethink the daily carry of my standard charger and the PD charger I usually carry. I was now choosing to carry only the SlimQ 240W instead of the many power-charging devices I usually would day-to-day.
Charging Protocols: Type-C: PD3.0, PPS, QC2.0-4.0, Apple, FCP, SCP, AFC, SFCP, PE
Input: AC 100V-240V 50-60Hz 2.9A
Output Type-C1/C2: Max 100W 5V⎓3A / 9V⎓3A / 12V⎓3A / 15V⎓3A / 20V⎓3A / 20V⎓5A / 5V⎓4.5A / 4.5V⎓5A
Output DC： Max 240W 20V⎓12A
Size: 5×2.48×1.29inch / 127×63.2x33mm
Weight: 14.1oz /400g
Operating Temperature: 32°F-104°F/0-40°C
The SlimQ 240W design is elegant and unique that is not present with other chargers while maintaining strong lines and form factor. It has a lovely fabric feel on the edges of the enclosure, ensuring the ports are easy to find and the indicator light is not too bright. The AC figure eight connection port was solid and held the cable tight. The plug end was an odd shape and could use a redesign, as the cable typically points up when plugged into a standard outlet, and I needed help fitting it into my Belkin power board that has recessed sockets. The package includes four plug adaptors, and within the cable is a US plug, so travellers can enjoy their devices wherever they may roam.
I experienced a few issues with the unit; firstly, the wall plug is designed around adaptability and portability for universal adaptation to multiple global destinations. The plug manages to push the cable up before coming back down, which may cause long-term issues with the cable. The solution I found was replacing the cable with a figure-eight one I had on hand. The power plug also only works for standard power boards, as recessed ones catch on the sides. I also had issues with the SlimQ figure-eight cable as the port was tight, and it took a small chunk out of the plastic when plugging in and removing the cable. Other than these minor issues, the device itself has worked flawlessly and within the specifications laid out in the manual.
The SlimQ 240W Charger is a powerful addition for gamers on the go. Having PD charging and laptop adaptors makes for slimline portability unmatched by other chargers on the market. The small yet practical charger produces enough power to run all my devices efficiently. iPads, iPhones, Nintendo Switches, and more have been my go-to for portability and replaced the multiple chargers I usually carry in my daily life. SlimQ also stocks a range of accessories to make the charger highly adaptable for the individual. Their stock ranges from a 30W USB PD charger to the massive 300W beast to cover the most power-hungry laptops. I am currently looking to invest in the DC to USB Extender to help fulfil my needs. This could be your solution if you are working on the go and need to charge more devices.