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CMF Power 65W GaN Review: Best travel companion

CMF, an affordable sub-brand by London-based electronics device manufacturer Nothing, recently launched three products – Power 65W GaN, Watch Pro and Buds Pro. Here we are going to review the Power 65W GaN charging adaptor that comes with multiple ports. According to the company, the charger is compatible with PD3.0, QC4.0+/3.0/2.0, SCP, FCP, PPS, AFC, Apple 2.4A, Samsung 9V2A, and enabled devices including laptops and smartphones. According to the company, it also supports a wide voltage range of 100-240V and 65-watt ultra-fast charging. Do these features make the CMF Power 65W GaN one of the most suitable charging adaptors? Find out in our review.

CMF Power 65W GaN: Price

The charger is currently available in two colours – Dark Grey and Orange. This multiport adaptor is officially priced at Rs 2,999.

CMF Power 65W GaN: Design

This two-pin adaptor features a simple and sleek design made of polycarbonate. In terms of dimensions, it is 56.6mm in length, 55mm in width and 30mm in height along with a weight of 150.7 grams. Also, it offers three ports – USB-A and two ports of USB-C (C1 and C2)

CMF Power 65W GaN: Safety features

The company claims that this adaptor comes with multiple security features and can easily handle overheating, excessive currents, high voltage and low voltage.

CMF Power 65W GaN Test

We used this adaptor to charge several devices, including smartphones and laptops.

Smartphone: I charged a smartphone, that supported 68W fast charging, using the CMF Power 65W GaN adaptor. During the test, it took around 40 minutes to charge the device from five per cent to 100 per cent. However, the charger provided along with the smartphone took around 50 minutes to juice up the device from 0 to 100 per cent. Also, I noticed minor heating issues in the adaptor during the charging.

Laptop: I charged an HP Pavilion 14 laptop (in sleep mode) using a Type-C to Type-C cable through C1. It took around 1 hour and 40 minutes to fully charge the laptop from zero. The HP 65-watt charger, provided with the laptop, too took the same amount of time to fully charge the device.

CMF Power 65W GaN: Port Power Distribution

Even though this device features triple ports, the power output is different in all of them. Here are the details of the power distribution

When using a single port:

  • USB-A: 36 watts
  • USB-C1: 65 watts
  • USB-C2: 65 watts

When using two ports simultaneously:

  • USB-C1 and USB-C2: 45 watts and 20 watts, respectively
  • USB-A and USB-C1: 18 watts and 45 watts, respectively
  • USB-A and USB-C2: 7.5 watts for both ports

When using each port simultaneously:

  • USB-A and USB-C2: 7.5 watts for both ports
  • USB-C1: 45 watts

CMF Power 65W GaN: Verdict

The CMF Power 65W GaN is a great choice for a travel charger. It can charge multiple devices simultaneously. It also supports a wide range of fast charging protocols, so you can quickly charge your devices.