Saturday, 22 Sep 2018

NuPower 60W USB-C Charger, first impression upon receiving

NuPower 60W charger with loose casing
How we received the NuPower charger. Notice the visible seam.

Last week, OWC announced availability of the NewerTech NuPower 60W USB-C charger. This is pretty interesting because OWC is a pretty well-known supplier as well as an innovator, coming out with brand new products themselves.

When they announced this laptop charger, we ordered one right away from the European distributor of OWC. We received it over the weekend but were disappointed with this particular unit we received. On one side of the AC end of the charger, a seam was clearly visible.

Upon examination, that side turned out to not be fully secured. Just unplugging the AC cable made that side bend and move out half a centimeter (0.2 in.). This is a very worrying situation, because the AC side is of course the high voltage side of the adapter. We didn’t attempt to use more than the normal, required force and have contacted the European distributor. We will update when we have more information.