The Baseus Super Si is a 20W fast-charging brick that supports multiple fast-charging protocols and features smart recognition chips. So in this article, we are going to take a closer look at the Baseus Super Si Quick Charger, a light and compact USB charger designed for devices that supports power delivery.
Purchasing 3rd party USB chargers is commonly a practice observedly done by the consumers as an upgrade to the ones we have. We do so to achieve a fasting charging capability for our gadgets at home or smart devices such as tablets and smartphones. However, the smartphone industry is starting to take a turn where packages do not include chargers anymore. With this in mind, electronic manufacturers like Baseus sought this as an opportunity and started producing charges designed for certain needs.
Baseus Super Si Quick Charger 1C 20W
- Model: Super Si Quick Charger
- Input: AC 100V-240V~, 50/60Hz, 0.8A
- Output: 5V=3A, 9V=2A, 9V=2.22A, 12V=1.67A, 15V=1.3A, 20V=1A 20W Max
- Dimension: 41*34*28mm/78*34*28mm (US/EU)
- Weight: 40 g/49 g (US/EU)
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Unboxing – Baseus Super Si Quick Charger 1C 20W
The Baseus Super Si comes in a small packaging that highlights the product and its main features on the front side. The Super Si series of chargers also has its own logo branding which is seen at the lower right left side of the box.
The back highlights the manufacturer information, certification of authenticity, serial code, and contact information of the brand. You will also find a scrape and check authenticity sticker at the back which certifies if the charger is an original Baseus Super Si or not.
There is not much to highlight on both sides of the box and there’s nothing much else to see on the top and the bottom.
So taking out the contents…
You’ll find the charger held in place by a solid plastic. This protects the charger from potential damage during travel and shipping. The packaging also contains a small pamphlet that contains the user manual and a warranty slip.
Other than that, there’s nothing much else worth highlighting.
Taking the charger out, the first thing that will snag your attention is the single type-C USB port. The looks and the minimalistic design of the charger tend to give off that premium feeling when held. It has a solid and sturdy build and its compact size surely makes it eye candy for most.
The Baseus Super Si charger is available in US and EU sockets. The charger’s input and output specification can also be found on the surface of the male prongs. Other than what we have already mentioned, there’s not much else worth noting.
In terms of size, here’s how compact the charger is. Despite its compact size, the charger has some weight into it which indicates heavy components or a number of components contributing to its weight.
Performance – Baseus Super Si Quick Charger 1C 20W
For this section, we test how fast the Baseus Super Si charger can fill up one of our devices from 0%. For a wide range of charging protocol support, we went with a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (4100mAh) as our device for testing. Although, do note that the charger is mostly marketed to iPhones and Apple product users. Additionally, the Samsung S10 Plus comes with a default fast adaptive charger of 15W.
On our test, we depleted the battery of the Samsung S10 plus to 0% then went on ahead to charge it. By doing the math, the Samsung S10 Plus has a 4100mAh battery and the Super Si charger can output a charging rate of 20W. Considering the output rating and the charging wattage shown on the image above, we can conclude that the charger is peaking at 9V and 2.22A charging rate. To calculate the charging time to achieve 100%, we simply divide the battery capacity with the charging amperage. So, 4,100mAh divided by 2,222 mA, we get 1.845. Converting that to time value, that would be 1 hour 50 minutes, and 24 seconds. Unfortunately, that will not be the case. Charging protocols are designed to throttle down the charging rate after exceeding a certain battery percent. In most cases, after achieving about 60 to 70% battery capacity, the charging rate slows down to prevent the battery from heating up and losing energy from the heat generated.
In a real-world application, we recorded the percentage of the battery at a certain time length to measure the charging stability and reliability. After charging the phone for 1 and a half-hour, the results of our data can be found on the graph below:
At 30 minutes, the battery capacity reached 43%. At 60, it was charged at 81%. However, after 90 minutes, the battery got only filled at 94%. If you observe, there was a drastic drop in the charging rate after hitting 80% capacity. Although, if you consider it, the battery is almost at 100% and it’s still within our mathematical computation. Furthermore, the Baseus Super Si is definitely a faster charger than the default charger of the S10 Plus.
The Baseus Super Si is definitely a charger to look out for. Its compact design doesn’t dictate its capabilities but is a welcome aspect for most of us that prefer smaller charger to save space. The charger is also capable of charging other devices such as a laptop and a Nintendo Switch.
All in all, the Baseus Super Si is a great option to consider if you’re on the market for a brand new charger that’s capable, compact, and features the latest in charging technology. The only downside that we find for this charger is its lack of support for simultaneously charging multiple devices and its marketing that is inclined more towards Apple device users.