Gallium nitride is a semiconductor material that was originally used in the 1980's to power LED's. Gallium nitride enabled the first white LED's plus blue lasers as well as full colour LED displays that were bright enough to see in bright sunshine.
At HomeKit Australia we simply say Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers – smaller, faster, cooler, safer.
Even Apple are rumoured to making the switch from silicon chargers to Gan chargers.
First of all, GaN chargers are physically smaller than the older silicon chargers, like the ones supplied by most of the large vendors and phone suppliers. You can usually pick a GaN chargers as it will be smaller than a comparable wattage silicon charger. Also you won't buy high power silicon chargers that can power 4 devices concurrently, such as our 100w GaN charger.
GaN chargers don’t require as many components as the traditional chargers, and Gallium Nitride is able to conduct far higher voltages over time than silicon.
Expect also to make a contribution to lowering your power costs as the more efficient GaN chargers mean less wasted energy as well as less heat.
Chip manufacturers measure an energy range of their chips in what is known as Bandgap. Silicon has a Bandage of 1.12eV but GaN is over triple the rating with a Bandage of 3.4eV. Simply this means that Gallium Nitride semiconductor can sustain significantly higher voltages and temperatures.
Because current can pass through a GaN chip faster than a silicon one, chips made of Gallium Nitride are faster, smaller, more power-efficient, and are also starting to become cheaper than the traditional silicon chip.
Already GaN chargers are powering MacBook Pro's, high end laptops and other devices. You can check the specifications of our 65w GaN charger and our 100w GaN charger.
One of the great advantages of these high powered GaN chargers is they can concurrently charge 3 and 4 different devices. The big advantage to you is that you need less power points as well as less chargers.