MINIX NEO P2 4-Port GaN Charger – Review

With great power comes... a great power-management product!

  • Manufacturer: MINIX Technology Limited
  • Price: £54.90, €59.90, $59.90
  • Compatibility: UK, US and EU Plugs available; USB-A and USB-C

Hong Kong tech manufacturer MINIX has released a number of fantastic peripherals over the past couple of years. Peripherals with built-in SSDs, dual-monitor support, and offering many extended ports, now though, for something a little different, while still retaining the high standards we’ve come to expect from the company.

The MINIX NEO P2 is a 100w, 4-port GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger. This 85.3 x 60.8 x 28.9mm power brick comes with three international plug specifications: UK, US and EU, and weighs in at a surprisingly light 208g. In the box there’s the P2 itself, a UK and an EU pair of clip-on plugs, and a couple of felt drawstring bags to help carry the power brick around in.

The plugs make for a nice touch, in that the UK and EU are simply slide and clip attachments, but the US plug specification extends out from the power connection – keeping the P2 compact and transportable. On the rear – opposite the power connection – you’ll find a pair of USB-C ports and a pair of USB-A ports, along with an LED power indicator.

The USB-C ports offer 100w power delivery 3.0 with 5~15V/3A and 20v/5A, while the USB-A ports offer 5, 10, 12 and 18w with 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A and support Quick Charge 3.0. The P2 will automatically detect and adjust the power output of each port depending on the device that’s connected to it, so whatever you device to plug in to the P2, you rest assured that it’ll charge quickly and safely. Incidentally, you can use all four ports simultaneously, enabling you to charge phones, tablets, laptops and so on while on the move or at home.

The P2 also has some clever technology inside, with high-density heatsinks and a low operating temperature. It’s made from fire-resistant polycarbonate, and protects the devices connected from overvoltage, input and output overcurrent, short circuit, and overheating.

The MINIX P2 is priced at £54.90, €59.90 or $59.90, and is one of the best compact, travel-friendly and feature-rich chargers we’ve ever used. With excellent value for money, and superb design, we can’t fault this amazing little power brick.

MINIX NEO P2 4-Port GaN Charger
  • Overall
5

Summary

Clever design, lightweight, and packed full of great features.

+ Two USB-C, and two USB-A ports available.
+ GaN technology offering 100w.
+ Quick Charge 3.0 available on the USB-A ports.
+ Auto-sensing power distribution and improved safety for any connected devices.

David Hayward

David has spent most of his life tinkering with technology, from the ZX Spectrum, getting his hands on a Fujitsu VPP5000/100 supercomputer, and coding on an overheating Raspberry Pi. He's written for the likes of Micro Mart, Den of Geek, and countless retro sites and publications, covering reviews, creating code and bench testing the latest tech. He also has a huge collection of cables.

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