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The lineage of Zendure travel adapters has been continued and enhanced, with Passport 3, which handles the power protocols of today's must-have devices, ensuring support for all of your travel tech.

Zendure Passport 3 Review: With a move from USB-A to USB-C Zendure has future-proofed its popular global travel adapter.

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Passport 3 with the Zendure Travel adapter family // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Zendure Passport 3 Travel Adapter – $35/£26/€30

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

With many of us leaving 2021 with a couple of new gadgets thanks to Black Friday and the holidays, and hopefully, international travel is starting to open up again, we’ll need a new travel adapter for 2022.

Following on from the popular 2020 Passport 2 Pro model, Zendure has refreshed its global travel adapter with the Passport 3.

This new adapter is more of an evolution to its predecessor, with a few minor changes that significantly impact it instead of a complete redesign.

As I’ve been using Zendure to power my travels for several years, I was keen to get my hands on and review the new Passport 3 travel adapter.

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Press and slid power prongs // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Passport 3 Review

The extra UBS-C ports and colour options are the two new additions to the Passport for 2022. Previously, the Passport 2 Pro was built predominantly for USB-A.

Passport 3 has four USB-C ports, including a C1 port capable of 65W output. There’s now just a single USB-A port.

And while the maximum output remains from the 2 Pro, Passport 3 now boasts Programmable Power Supply (PPS) technology. PPS will regulate the current flowing to your devices and ensure that they receive the maximum amount of power available, depending on their status.

At the heart of Passport though is the support for over 200 countries thanks to the child-proof sliding power prongs and multi-input socket.

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Power all your travel gadgets // Image Zendure.

Zendure Passport 3 Review // Power Performance

On the right side of Passport 3 is the USB-C1 slot which has the most significant output of the four, with a single maximum power output of 65W with either Power Delivery or PPS protocols.

The C1 slot is perfect for most 13″ notebooks and pro tablet devices. I managed to get a full charge on a 2019 13″ MacBook pro in just over 2 hours.

Most 14″ notebooks and above will still take charge from the Passport 3, but it will be much slower as the 65W output is less than those machines require.

Charge times via the USB ports will vary by device and the amount being charged at any one time. Passport 3 has been built on GaN technology and, even when all six power outlets were in use, I experienced no overheating.

The travel adapter barely warmed up!

Auto-Resetting Fuse

The feature that set the Passport range apart from other travel adapters was the auto-resetting fuse.

This option has appeared on all Passport models except the original Passport Pro and is one of the best insurance policies you can have for your expensive devices.

If there’s a power surge, Passport 3 cuts off power to your devices when the fuse trips. Most other adapters will stay in that state, and your devices remain half charged.

Passport 3 resets the fuse within 60 seconds and continues to charge.

AfricaAmericasAsiaEuropeOceania
Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Côte d’voire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia,
Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau; Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira,
Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, People’s Republic of Congo, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire,
British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador,
El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti,
Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Republic of Suriname,
Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America (USA),
Uruguay, Venezuela
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia,
Cyprus, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan,
Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Niger, North Korea, Okinawa, Oman, Pakistan,
The Philippines, People’s Republic of China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea,
Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Vietnam, Yemen
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Channel Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Fare Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova,
Mariana Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Sint Eustatius,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK), Wales
Aruba, Chuuk, Cook Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Greenland,
Guam, Guatemala, Honduras , Kiribati, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Micronesia,
Montserrat, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau,
Papua New.Guinea, Pohnpei, Samoa, Samoa (American), Solomon Islands,
Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yap
One Charger for the World

On the left side of Passport 3, Zendure has positioned three press & slide buttons that bring out different power prongs depending on which country you need.

In earlier models, there used to be four of these. However, Zendure has masterfully incorporated the US and AU prongs into a single setting.

Once they have been slid out, the prongs swivel to the angle needed.

Safety First

The best part about this is that Zendure has managed to keep the prongs rigid enough to stay in position yet loose enough to rotate easily.

In terms of safety, the baby-proofing shield inside the AC plug sockets worked well and stopped anything from being poked in other than plugs. And, when Passport 3 is in use, only one slider button can be moved forward for use.

At all other times, each power prong is concealed within the travel adapter, resulting in an almost pocket-friendly sized travel adapter.

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US/AU adjustable pron // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Zendure Passport 3 Review // Design

It’s no secret one of my favourite colourways for any device is the Blue Horizon Zendure, first released on its 10,000mAh SuperMini Power Pack. Hence, I’m delighted to see a variant of it on the new Passport 3.

Travel adapters often come in just a White or Black option, and both are easily left in a hotel room.

The size and shape have remained identical to the previous model and weighs only 1g more at 173g, which is nice and light to keep in your backpack instead of a case, so it’s on hand at the airport, if needed.

New Colours

Zendure has three vibrant new colours for Passport 3 that will stand out on any wall socket and remind you to take it with you as you have one last look over your room before checking out.

Blue (the device used for this review), Purple and Black are the colour options, and even the Black is finished in a shiny fade.

On the underside of the travel adapter, a small pinhole LED shines blue when the charger is plugged in with power.

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New colour options // Image Zendure.

Zendure Passport 3 Review // Specifications

Passport 2 ProPassport 3
Dimensions75 x 53 x 49mm75 x 53 x 49mm
Weight172g173g
Colour OptionsBlack
White
Black
Blue
Purple
Ports3 x USB-A
2 x USB-C
4 x USB-C
1 x USB-A
Max AC Output1000W at 100V
2500W at 250V
1000W at 100V
2500W at 250V
Max DC OutputUSB-C1 = 61W
USB-C2 = 12W
USB-A1,2,3 = 12W
USB-C1 = 65W
USB-C2,3,4 = 12W
USB-A1 = 12W
Fuse Reset TechnologyAutomaticAutomatic
GaN TechnologyYes Yes
In the BoxPassport 2 Pro Travel Adapter
Manuals
Stickers
Passport 3 Travel Adapter
Travel pouch
Manuals
Stickers

Zendure Passport 3 Review // Pricing

Once again, Zendure has chosen the Kickstarter platform to launch its newest travel adapter, and they have a long and successful history in doing this.

So you can buy with confidence and, hopefully, get one at a heavily discounted price.

The Zendure Passport 3 will start at the Super Early Bird price of just $35/£26/€30, on Kickstarter.

SourceTom Payne

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I also love the Zendure Passport and have both the last two generations with me when I travel, so this one is almost certainly going to join me as well.

    However, I wonder whether the Passport 3 now accepts a UK shaver/beard trimmer plug – the two prong 220v one? The previous versions haven’t, which means carrying another adapter with me on long trips!

    • Thanks for the comment. So is your thinking that you would like it to handle a shaver so you could use yours outside of the bathroom? As hotel bathrooms don’t have normal power outlets but do almost always have the 220v socket.

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