MINIX NEO P1 tiny 66W GaN USB-C power supply can handle up to 3 devices

I’m now using MINIX NEO P2 GaN USB-C charger for all review using USB powered devices. But with four-ports and up to 100W of power, it’s a bit over-powered for one or two Raspberry Pi 4 or equivalent SBCs, and it also costs around $60.

So the Hong Kong company has now introduced a new model with MINIX NEO P1 being a tiny 66W GaAN USB-C power adapter with two USB-C ports and one USB Type-A port and international plug adapters that make ideal to use on the go.

66 Watts GaN Wall Charger

MINIX NEO P1 key features and specifications:

  • Power Input – 100-240V AC input with 2-prong US plug and adapters for EU, UK, and AU
  • Power Output
    • Up to 66 W in total
    • 2x USB Type-C ports support up to 65 W with USB PD 3.0 (5-15V/3A, 20V/3.25A)
    • 1x USB Type-A port supports up to 36 W with QC 3.0 (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 20V/1.8A)
  • Safety (protections) – Overvoltage, input and output overcurrent, short-circuit, overheating
  • Dimensions – 50 x 50 x 29 mm
  • Weight – Approx. 100 grams
  • Certifications – FCC, CE, TUV

MINIX NEO P1 66W GaN USB-C charger

MINIX NEO P1 accessories

The power adapter integrates a US plug, and comes with three adapters for Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia, as well as a user manual in English and German, as well as two pouch bags to store the charger and adapters.

MINIX NEO P1 is really small, and approximately half the size of MINIX NEO P2,  as can be seen in the photo below with both adapters fitted with the EU plug adapter.

MINIX NEO P1 vs P2

The small size makes me think it would be a perfect companion for PINECIL soldering iron we’ve just covered, or any other use cases that benefit from portability.

The suggested retail price of MINIX NEO P1 is also much cheaper than NEO P2 model at $34.90 US,  €34.90 Euros or £34.90. The company told CNX Software “this is significantly cheaper than Apple’s official chargers and highly competitive among direct competitors, such as RAVPOWER, UGREEN, ANKER and AUKEY.” But let’s not forget it’s Black Friday soon, and I could find MINIX NEO P1 for $27.41 with free shipping to the US on Aliexpress.

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Juanjo
1 year ago

But, the total power is shared for the three ports, or it’s for each port? Can I connect three Raspberry Pi 4 and get 5V and 3A on each port? This is only 45W in total.

jimmies
jimmies
1 year ago

For the two USB-C: Does the power port for the existing USB-C/USB-A device reset briefly when you plug a new USB-C device in? I have a charger that does that with its two ports and it’s drove me crazy since I power the Raspberry Pi with it. Every time I plugged/unplugged my laptop, the Pi resets.

Willy
Willy
4 months ago

Sounds like the sign of a weak PSU that can’t charge your laptop’s capacitors with its own ones, resulting in a power drop for the time it takes to charge them. For example the audio amp I built for my synth blinks 3-4 times when I power it up because the PSU doesn’t suffers when charging the large capacitors. Some high-end audio amps have relays in them, and they slowly charge capacitors through resistors and short them after a second or two. Maybe we should have similar mechanisms or power supplies with multiple outputs like this.

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