Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-Port Wall Charger Review: Convenient and fast

With the multitude of digital devices modern professionals have, having a compact wall charger is always handy whether you are a frequent flyer or someone who zips around town a lot. Especially if the charger is something like the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-Port Wall Charger.

As its name implies, it is a four-port GaN (gallium nitride) charger with three USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It is able to charge up to four devices at the same time with a total power of up to 140W. According to Belkin, it supports fast charging of most PD3.1 (EPR) and PD3.0 enabled devices.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-Port Wall Charger. (Photo: Belkin)
  • PRICE: From S$189, get it at Shopee and Lazada
  • PORTS: 3 x USB-C, 1 x USB-A
  • WEIGHT: 358g (with 3-pin plug)

Design is pretty minimalistic with the four ports at one end and the 3-pin plug on another end of a white rectangular plastic slab. There is a button on top that lets you take out the 3-pin plug to insert other plugs (not included in the review set).

Speedy chargingA tad pricey and heavy
Lots of portsCable not included
Minimalistic designCan get a bit hot

It is important to note not all three USB-C ports are the same. The top USB-C port is able to output a maximum 140W power for only one device. But if you plug in a second device using the second USB-C port, the two USB-C ports will output 65W each at the same time.

Not all ports are the same. (Photo: Belkin)

Even if you plug a device using the USB-A port, the top USB-C port can only output 100W while the USB-A port will offer a 12W power output.

So what’s the power output if you plug in four devices at the same time? It will be 65W (top USB-C), 45W (2nd USB-C), 20W (third USB-C) and 12W (USB-A). So, technically speaking, you can charge two laptops, one tablet and one smartphone.

Perfect for those who have lots of devices to charge. (Photo: Belkin)

Personally, I think this is perfect for me as I can charge my MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max and Apple Watch Ultra 2 by just using this charger.

The charger offers really speedy charging. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

Belkin says the charger is able to charge an Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch from 0-50% in 28 minutes using Apple’s USB-C-to-MagSafe cable. In my tests, it was able to charge my office MacBook Pro 16-inch from 80% to full in 10 minutes using only the top port and Apple’s USB-C-to-MagSafe cable. Using the same set up, it took 30 minutes to charge a 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro’s battery from 8% to 61%.

This kind of charging speed is just amazing. On the flipside, the charger does get a bit hot while it is doing its job.

The Sanho HyperJuice 100W (left) compared to the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

The biggest downer though is its size and weight. Tipping the scales at 358g, it is rather heavy compared to my own Sanho HyperJuice 100W charger. It is also bigger than most GaN chargers in the market.

This charger is not light, to say the least. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

Admittedly, its S$189 price tag (S$199 if you get the extra tips for travelling) is pretty hefty as well. And you do not even get a cable.

However, if you consider Apple’s S$121.20 140W USB-C Power Adapter only has one USB-C port, the BoostCharge Pro is a steal with its three USB-C ports and one USB-A port.

VERDICT: The Belkin BoostCharge Pro 140W 4-Port Wall Charger might be slightly heavy and pricy, but it offers plenty of ports for you to charge all your devices quickly at one go. Now, I am thinking if I should get another!