Belkin BoostCharge Pro Dual USB-C GaN Wall Charger (WCH013myWH) is a 2-port USB-C charger from Belkin that officially retails for S$80. However, during a double-digit sales day, you might get it below S$70 on Lazada or Shopee.
It is only available in white.
The charger is much more compact than I expected, measuring 36 x 36 x 55 mm and weighing 111 g. It is even lighter and more compact than the Ugreen Nexode 65W Charger.
When either of the two ports is in use, the maximum output of this charger is 65W. When both ports are in use, the top port maximum output is 45W, and the bottom port is 45W.
This charger supports USB-C Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 with Programmable Power Supply (PPS). You can read more in Belkin’s support article, What is Programmable Power Supply (PPS) Fast Charging?.
PPS allows the charger to modify the voltage and current in real-time by feeding maximum power based on a device’s charging status. It was added to the USB PD 3.0 specifications in 2017. Not all devices support PPS – only selected Samsung mobile phones and laptops. If you are using mainly Apple devices, this will not make a difference for you.
Since this charger is officially sold in Singapore, it comes with a SAFETY Mark, a 2-year warranty, and US$2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty (CEW) from Belkin.
Assuming that you managed to get this charger for S$70, it is still a S$30 premium compared to those China-branded chargers. Whether or not it is worth it depends on how much you value “what-if” scenarios. Of course, if nothing happens, then all is good. If things happen, you will question whether you should have paid more for a branded one. So treat this S$30 as insurance for a piece of mind.
I faced the same dilemma with power strips. Many local ones with SAFETY Mark are much cheaper than Belkin’s. However, because sometimes my devices that are being connected to it are expensive, I tend to top a little more to buy a more branded one like the Belkin Economy Series 4-Socket Surge Protector. The extra money spent for a piece of mind on a device connected to a power socket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year is worth it for me.