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Belkin's new 140W BoostCharge Pro 4-port GaN wall charger is pricey but powerful (Updated)

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Mar 2024, 5:33pm

Belkin's new 140W BoostCharge Pro 4-port GaN wall charger is pricey but powerful (Updated)

Note: This article was first published on 5 January 2024 and was been updated on 25 March 2024 because Belkin now sells a new version with interchangeable travel tips for use in countries with different socket connections. More details (including pricing and where to buy) below.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-port GaN wall charger. (Image source: Belkin)

At IFA last year, Belkin announced a 140W GaN wall charger called the BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-port GaN wall charger (what a mouthful). It's finally here and it looks like the ideal charger for anyone who has loads of devices to charge.

The BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-port GaN wall charger has three USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. It can deliver up to 140W if you are only using a single USB-C port. This is enough to charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.

If you use two USB-C ports simultaneously, it can deliver up to 65W to each USB-C port. And if you use all four ports at the same time, it'll send 65W, 45W, and 20W to each of its USB-C ports and 12W to its USB-A port. For a more detailed breakdown, check out Belkin's support article.

Different charging scenarios. (Image source: Belkin)

To give these figures some context, 45W is enough to charge most ultraportable notebooks, while 20W is sufficient for most smartphones, and 12W for most smartwatches

To get the most out of this charger, particularly if you want the full 140W charging performance, you'll need a high-power USB-C cable and Belkin recommends its own 240W USB-C to USB-C cable.

Available in black and white, and in one-metre and two-metre long sizes, this cable has chips with over-temperature protection, anodised aluminium cable connectors, and a double-braided nylon cable that was tested to survive over 30,000 bends.

Belkin's 240W USB-C to USB-C cable. (Image source: Belkin)

At the time of writing, I've had the charger for about a day and it does as advertised. Using the charger and Belkin's 240W cable, I was able to charge the 16-inch MacBook Pro at 140W and got it from 5% to 50% in under 25 minutes.

My only complaints are that it's quite big and it's pricey. You could find options from Chinese makers that are more compact and cheaper, though their reliability is a bit of a question mark.

MacBook Pro owners will be interested to know how it stacks up against Apple's own 140W charger. They are both equally bulky, so size isn't a huge differentiator. Apple's charger is cheaper at S$121.20, but it only has a single USB-C port. The Belkin is pricier, but with that, it has more ports and is unquestionably more versatile. I think the premium is well justified.

**Update on 25 March 2024**

This version comes with three different tips, which makes it handy for travel. (Image source: Belkin)

Belkin now sells a version with interchangeable travel tips. This version comes with a 3-pin Type G tip (UK), a 2-pin Type C Europlug tip (EU), and a 2-pin Type B tip (US). These tips can be easily swapped, which makes this especially handy for travelling since it negates the need for a travel adapter. 

Availability and pricing

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-port GaN wall charger is available now and is priced at S$189 on Lazada and Shopee.

If you want the version with interchangeable travel tips, it's S$199. You can find it on Lazada, Shopee, the iStudio Online Store, and iStudio retail stores.

The Belkin 240W USB-C to USB-C cable is also available now. The one-metre cable is S$34.90, while the two-metre long cable is S$39.90. You can also find it on Lazada and Shopee.

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