[30 Tested] The Best Affordable USB-C PD Chargers 7023

The Best Affordable USB-C PD Chargers

Sneak  Peek

  • To find out highly cost-effective PD chargers with excellent charging performance, we tested 30 products’ charging rates, sizes and build quality. Finally, we recommended 10 models to you.
  • Do you think iPhone X’s original adapters charge very slow? We test each charger’s charging speed, and found out some PD chargers that can deliver up to 18W power to your smartphones.
  • Not all PD chargers can fast charge laptops. We used a MacBook Pro 15” to test each model’s charging rate, and found that chargers only with 30W or more output can charge your laptops effectively.
  • We connected multiple devices to each multiport PD charger to monitor their charging speeds at full load, and found ones with high enough power can fast charge your laptops and phones.
  • During testing and real-world using, we found some PD chargers fail to reach their rated charging speeds, and even exist serious quality and safety problem.

Sneak  Peek

  • To find out highly cost-effective PD chargers with excellent charging performance, we tested 30 products’ charging rates, sizes and build quality. Finally, we recommended 10 models to you.
  • Do you think iPhone X’s original adapters charge very slow? We test each charger’s charging speed, and found out some PD chargers that can deliver up to 18W power to your smartphones.
  • Not all PD chargers can fast charge laptops. We used a MacBook Pro 15” to test each model’s charging rate, and found that chargers only with 30W or more output can charge your laptops effectively.
  • We connected multiple devices to each multiport PD charger to monitor their charging speeds at full load, and found ones with high enough power can fast charge your laptops and phones.
  • During testing and real-world using, we found some PD chargers fail to reach their rated charging speeds, and even exist serious quality and safety problem.

Last updated: July 8, 2019

In the follow-up product searching, we discovered a super powerful charger with huge power output — AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger. It has two USB-C ports (60W and 18W) and two USB-A ports with Apple 2.4A. Its total output reaches up to 90W.

Our picks for 18W PD

Our Pick

PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger

The optimal charger for smartphones

Its USB-C port with over 30W output can charge most PD phones at full speed. Plus, it has a 2.4A USB-A port.
US$ 15.99 from DIGSHOPAED 44.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+USB-C port with 30W+ output, compatible with multiple fast-charging protocols+USB-A port with Apple 2.4A fast charge+34W dual-port output+Foldable plug
Cons:
-A bit larger than other 18W PD chargers-Incompatible with over 30W devices when at full load

If you can’t bear the slow charging speed of your iPhone’s original charger anymore, and you expect a charger to fuel your PD phone at full speed, then you can consider PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger. It promises an 18W USB-C port (but maxed out at 33W in our tests), which is able to charge most PD smartphones and power banks at full speed.

Read our detailed review here.

Additionally, we have an Upgrade Pick with more charging ports — Xiaomi Power Delivery 60W 6-Port USB C Desktop Charger (CDQ06ZM). It has a PD port which is also rated at 18W, an extra QC 3.0 port, and four 2.4A ports. With 60W total output, it meets your simultaneous multi-device charging need.

Our picks for 30W PD

Our Pick

Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

The best charger for PD smartphones and tablets

The 29W PD port is able to charge all PD phones at full speed. Its three ports with a combined 41W of power can fast charge three devices at once.
US$ 18.99 from DIGSHOPAED 69.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+41W total output+29W PD output+Support QC 3.0 & Apple 2.4A fast charge+3 port output
Cons:
-3 ports can’t deliver full-speed charging at once

If you desire a PD charger that can charge your iPhone, iPad Pro, and other PD mobile devices at full speed, then Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger (TC-063) is your optimal choice. Its PD port supports three power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, and 14.5V⎓2A. With the maximum output power of 29W, it can not only fast charge PD mobile devices but also juice laptops. Moreover, its PD port supports both QC 3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge. Its two USB-A ports also support Apple 2.4A. With a total output of up to 41W, your connected devices can get a fast charge from each port of this Mcdodo charger. 

Read our detailed review here.

Beyond that, we also offer a smaller and more portable Budget Pick — XIAOMI Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger (AD16ZM), as well as an Upgrade Pick — Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W (A2053), which has more charging ports and higher total output. 

Our picks for 45W PD

Our Pick

XIAOMI ZMI Power Delivery 65W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

Fast charge PD laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode

Its three ports pump out a total output of 65W, enough to juice your PD laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode. Meanwhile, it can fast charge your phone, power bank, tablet, etc.
US$ 28.99 from DIGSHOPAED 109.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+3-port 65W total output+45W PD output+USB-A ports support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A+Foldable plug
Cons:
-When at full load, its USB-A port’s speed will drop down a bit (but not that slow).

If you want to replace your PD laptop’s bulky charger or your Nintendo Switch’s one-port charger with a better one that can fast charge your phone and power bank at once, then XIAOMI ZMI Power Delivery 65W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger (HA832) is the best solution.

It has three charging ports. The USB-C port can put out at 45W, which even can fuel laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode, no problem. Its two USB-A ports both support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge, perfect for juicing your phone and power bank. These three ports delivering a combined 65W of power can output at fast speed simultaneously.

Read our detailed review here.

Also, we recommend a one-port Budget Pick — Xiaomi Power Delivery 45W USB C Wall Charger (CDQ02ZM), which is more affordable. We also offer an Upgrade Pick — GVOGA Power Delivery 66W Dual USB C 4-Port Wall Charger, which features two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. It can charge two PD devices at the same time, which is rare to see.

Our picks for 60W PD

Our Pick

NetEase Power Delivery 65W USB C Wall Charger

The best alternative to laptop original PD chargers

With 65W PD output, it can juice your laptop at fast speed.
US$ 29.99 from DIGSHOPAED 99.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+65W PD output+Also support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A+Foldable plug
Cons:
-Only one port

If your laptop’s original PD charger is lost or broken, you obviously need a replacement with powerful charging performance. Well, NetEase Power Delivery 65W USB C Wall Charger is your best bet. Among all PD chargers we recommended, this NetEase charger’s USB-C port puts out the highest PD power output at up to 65W, which can juice almost all USB-C laptop at fast speed.

Read our detailed review here.

Besides, we have an Upgrade Pick with multiple ports — AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger, which comes with a 60W USB-C port, a 18W USB-C port, and two 2.4A USB-A ports. With a jaw-dropping 90W output, it can fast charge multiple devices at the same time.

OUR DISCOVERY

Who is this for

Power Delivery or PD, is now rapidly developing to be one of the mainstream fast-charging technologies. It can supply higher power to your devices via USB-C charging cables and charging gears. Power Delivery Standard boosts USB output up to 100W. That means Power Delivery not only can fast charge smartphones and other mobile devices, but also juice up higher-wattage devices, such as tablets, game consoles, laptops and so on.

However, as Power Delivery is still rapidly developing, there are not so many PD chargers available on the market, and they vary in quality and build quality. Moreover, manufacturers haven’t formed a good standard yet, and voltage levels vary among devices. If the voltage level that your device supports is incompatible with the charger, then this charger may fuel your device at a slow speed or even fail to charge. Thus, before buying a PD power bank, we suggest you to read this guide to know which power levels that the mainstream devices support and the PD chargers on the market generally offer.

Power Deliver has gradually become the mainstream fast-charging protocol.

At present, more and more devices support USB Power Delivery fast charging. The mainstream devices include iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Google Pixel 3 / XL, Samsung S10, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch, MacBook Air (2018), MacBook 12”, MacBook Pro 2016 and later, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga and other USB-C laptops, all supporting USB PD fast-charging protocol.

*Ship with 18W PD power adapters and support up to 27W charging from compliant chargers.

*The PD charging speed of iPhone 8 can only max out at 12W output. It is because the battery capacity of iPhone 8 is much smaller than that of iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. In order to ensure the same charging time of these three iPhone models, Apple slow down the charging speed of iPhone 8 to protect its battery. 

It is worth noting that some smartphones with USB-C ports do not support PD fast charging, such as Huawei P10, Huawei Mate 9, OPPO and One Plus phones currently available, etc. They comply with their exclusive fast charging protocols, but proprietary charging gears are required if they want to trigger fast charging.

18W is the fastest charging rate of the regular PD phones

In addition to Google Pixel 3 / 3 XL / 2 / 2 XL, PD smartphones generally draw the fastest charging rate of 18W. Most Android phones only support charging at 9V, while the latest the latest iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus support four voltage levels of 5V, 9V, 12V, and 14.5V/15V, featuring wide compatibility. In general, most PD chargers available on the market are able to hit 18W or more and provide mainstream voltage levels of 5V, 9V, 12V, and 14.5V/15V, so these PD chargers are capable of charging your smartphones at the fastest-possible rates.

Although every smartphone comes with an original charger, most of the time these dedicated chargers may fail to juice up your devices at their maximum speeds. For instance, the exclusive chargers of iPhone X and iPhone 8 / 8 Plus are rated at only 5V⎓1A. So, if you want to receive a faster charging speed, you should buy a good PD charger.

Keep in mind that iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone X or newer all support PD fast charge. But in our test, they vary in the peak power of PD fast-charging from only 12W for iPhone 8 to 18W for iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, while iPhone XS / XS Max and iPhone XR even drew up to 22W. It is because the battery capacity of iPhone 8 is 1821mAh, much smaller than that of iPhone 8 Plus (2675mAh), iPhone X (2716mAh), iPhone XS (2658mAh), iPhone XS Max (3174mAh), and iPhone XR (2942mAh). In order to ensure the same charging time of these iPhone models, Apple slow down the charging speed of iPhone 8 to protect its battery. Therefore, for iPhone 8, whether you charge it with a PD charger or an Apple 2.4A charger, the charging speeds are the same.

iPad Pro and MacBook 12” support multiple voltage levels

Both iPad Pro and MacBook 12” support 5V, 9V, 12V, and 14.5V (15V), featuring great compatibility. However, only at 14.5V (15V) can they draw the fastest charging speed of 29W/30W. During testing, we used a PD charger to power up an iPad Pro, and saw it pushed out only 26.77W at 12V. Even so, that is already a fast rate. If you desire the fastest charging speed for your iPad Pro or MacBook 12”, we advise you to choose a PD charger that can pump out 29W/30W of power at the voltage level of 14.5V/15V.

Nintendo Switch’s two modes require different charging power

Nintendo Switch is a special case, since it has two modes that require different charging power. In handheld mode, it supports charging at 9V, 12V, and 15V, drawing up to 18W maximum speed. But it generally keeps only about 10W (it can trigger PD fast charging protocol, while the current will drop down). Only when the Nintendo Switch runs high power-consumption games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or when it is at a low battery level can it charge at 18W charging speed. We guess that this would help extend its battery life. If Nintendo Switch is in TV mode, it needs at least 39W power. In this case, PD chargers with over 45W are required.

Only 30W + can charge Type-C laptops effectively

For regular Type-C PD laptops, like MacBook Pro 2016 and later, Dell XPS 13, Zenbook 3, Thinkpad X1 Carbon, they need 30W or more to replenish enough power. Because laptops, as high-wattage devices, tend to consume power at a fast rate in daily use, only chargers with high enough output can meet their charging needs. In general, 30W is enough to charge laptops. But if your laptop’s juice is about to run out, a 30W PD charger may not charge fast enough to compensate for high-power draws like gaming or video editing. If you are looking for a PD charger for your laptop, we advise you to choose one with 45W or more power. However, as far as we know, some Type-C laptops on the market must use 45W PD chargers or their original adapters. So, you need to clearly know your laptop’s charging performance before purchasing PD chargers.

The PD charger has multiple power levels

So far, Power Delivery covers five mainstream voltage levels: 5V, 9V, 12V, 14.5V/15V, and 20V. And PD chargers available on the market mainly deliver 18W, 29W/30W, 45W and 60W in terms of their PD charging ports. Generally speaking, only PD chargers with 29W/30W or more have these two voltage levels: 14.5V/15V and 20V. So, before buying PD chargers, you need to figure out which voltage levels your devices support, and carefully compare their parameters. It is worth noting that PD chargers usually cost more than the regular chargers, but given the faster charging speed, we think it worth the high price. If your devices are not compatible with PD protocol, you can check out our guide The Best Affordable Multiport USB Chargers, in which we recommend you some great chargers with high performance and cost-effective.

How we picked

First of all, we searched the Internet to know more details about Power Delivery. Then we began to hunt for PD chargers, scanning major e-commerce platforms such as Taobao, JD, Amazon, AliExpress, and Souq.com where have a huge selection. As mentioned above, in terms of the PD ports, PD chargers on the market mainly deliver four power levels: 18W, 29W/30W, 45W, and 60W. So, we successively searched for these four categories, and chose 43 PD chargers in total as tested models, then picked them based on the following criteria.

Charging port numbers

We own more than one electronic device in daily life and we expect to charge our smartphones and power banks simultaneously. With this in mind, we will give preference to dual-port and multiport PD chargers based on the premise of similar price and USB-C output.

Fast charging protocols

Besides Power Delivery, other mainstream fast charging protocols include QC 3.0, Apple 2.4A fast charge and so on. If a charger’s PD charging ports or its extra USB-A ports also support QC 3.0 and Apple 2.4A, we will take it as a priority.

Total output power

For multiport PD chargers, the total output power is a crucial factor, as it determines whether the chargers can fast charge multiple devices at the same time.

Voltage levels

Since Power Delivery covers 5V, 9V, 12V, 14.5V/15V, and 20V, we chose PD chargers that provide as more voltage levels as possible so that they can be more compatible with various devices. When picking products, we found some weird voltages marked on the chargers, such as 6V⎓3A, 9V⎓2.7A, and 12V⎓2.3A. We weeded out these irregular products to ensure our selecting efficiency.

Price

PD chargers are more expensive than standard chargers. When selecting, we took price into account and made a comparison to pick out some affordable chargers for you, as wallet-friendly products are more attractive.

According to the selection criteria above, we finally picked out 30 PD chargers complying with our standard, and we brought them in for comparing and hands-on testing.

All products we’ve tested

How we tested

To test the charging performance of these 30 PD chargers, we prepare some test tools, including three testers, an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank, a MacBook Pro 15” (2016), an iPad Pro, an iPad mini 4, an iPhone XR, an iPhone X, two iPhone 7 Plus and some corresponding charging cables.

Test tools

PD voltage level

A PD charger supports multiple voltage levels, and various devices trigger different voltages. So, at first, we used a tester to check out which voltage levels that each PD charger supports. In this way, we can know that these chargers can deliver PD fast charging to what devices. Moreover, we tested them using various devices to see whether they are able to activate relative voltage levels.

Checking the PD voltage levels

Charging speed

The less juice an electronic device has, the faster charging speed it will get. With that in mind, before testing, we discharged all connected devices and kept their battery levels below 30% so as to test out the fastest charging speeds.

All connected devices were at a low battery level.

First of all, we tested the charging output per port by plugging in each device which was connected to a monitor, and noted the power draw.

Testing the single-port output

In order to obtain the fastest charging speed of each port, we used devices with corresponding fast-charging protocols to test them respectively. For example, to test PD charging ports, we used a MacBook Pro 15” (2016), an iPad Pro, and an iPhone X, all supporting PD input. For QC 3.0 ports, we test them with an Anker PowerCore ll 20000 power bank which support QC 3.0 input. And we measure Apple 2.4A ports by plugging in an iPad mini 4, since the iPad is capable of drawing 2.4 amps.

After testing the charging rate per port, we also monitored the PD chargers’ overall charging output at full load. We attached corresponding devices to each port until the charger was full, and then recorded each port’s charging speed.

Testing the full-load output

The perfect capacity parameters claimed by manufacturers are based on the laboratory conditions, while in fact none of battery or charger can perfectly display its charging performance. So, power loss is common to see during testing. Take iPad mini 4 for example, it can draw up to 2.4A of current, but due to energy losses, we usually see only 2.3A or so. And one more thing is that the figures showed on the tester will slightly fluctuate, thus we take the relatively stable data as test results.

The figures fluctuated constantly.

Compatibility

To check out the compatibility of each PD port, we respectively used an Anker PowerCore ll 20000 power bank and an iPad mini 4 to test the output of each PD port. In this way, on the one hand, we can see whether the PD port is compatible with QC 3.0 or Apple 2.4A fast charge. On the other hand, we can test out that these PD ports can deliver how fast charging rate to those incompatible devices.

Testing the output of each Type-C port with an iPad mini 4.

Size and weight

In addition to charging performance, we also measure each PD charger’s size and weight to compare their portability.

Quality

Some of our tested products are non-branded or from less-known brands. We use these PD chargers for a long time to verify their reliability, and at the same time to see if they have quality or safety problems, such as getting overheat, suddenly breaking down in normal use, etc.

Our picks for 18W PD

Our Pick: PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger

Our Pick

PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger

The optimal charger for smartphones

Its USB-C port with over 30W output can charge most PD phones at full speed. Plus, it has a 2.4A USB-A port.
US$ 15.99 from DIGSHOPAED 44.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+USB-C port with 30W+ output, compatible with multiple fast-charging protocols+USB-A port with Apple 2.4A fast charge+34W dual-port output+Foldable plug
Cons:
-A bit larger than other 18W PD chargers-Incompatible with over 30W devices when at full load

If you can’t bear the slow charging speed of your iPhone’s original charger anymore, and you expect a charger to fuel your PD phone at full speed, then you can consider PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger. It promises an 18W USB-C port (but maxed out at 33W in our tests), which is able to charge most PD smartphones and power banks at full speed. 

Charge most smartphones at FULL speed

This PZOZ charger’s USB-C port provides three power levels of 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, and 14.5V⎓2A. With the maximum output power of 18W, this port can deliver the fastest charging to iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung S10, Xiaomi MI 9, Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, and most PD power banks on the market.

Besides PD protocol, this USB-C port also supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge. It can put out at 18W to fast charge Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel / Pixel 3, Xiaomi MI 9, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, and other QC or FCP devices. Moreover, this USB-C port is able to fast charge iPhone, iPad, or most iOS devices.  

Checking the PD voltage levels

Beyond that, this charger packs a USB-A port that supports Apple 2.4A fast charge. So, your devices can still get a relatively quick charge from this USB-A port.

Most importantly, its total power output goes up to 29W, which means its two charging ports can provide nearly full-speed charging simultaneously. Frankly, I’d like to use its USB-C port to charge my PD power bank and use the USB-A port to fuel my iPhone X. In this way, both of my two devices are able to get a fast charge at the same time.

Surprisingly, the USB-C outputs 33W (far beyond the rated 18W)

The PZOZ’s USB-C port allegedly puts out 18W. While in our tests, it charged a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at 33W (20.2V⎓1.63A), which quite surprised us. That is to say, the maximum power output of this USB-C port can reach up to 33W which is enough to charge MacBook 12”, MacBook Air (2018), and some PD laptops that have very low-power consumption.

Of course, the 33W output also can handle MacBook Pro 15” and some high-wattage laptops. But keep in mind that if your laptop is at a low battery level, or you’re playing games or doing some intense video-editing work for a long time, then the 33W output is not enough to compensate power for your laptop in time.

In repeated tests, the PZOZ’s USB-C port charged an iPhone XR at 9.31V⎓2.05A (21.59W), also exceeding its rated 18W and hitting the fastest charging speed of iPhone XR.

The USB-C port is so versatile, and the total output reached 34.42W.

To test the compatibility of this USB-C port, we used it to charge an iPad mini 4 and an Anker PowerCore II 20000 QC 3.0 power bank successively. It put out at 5.27V⎓2.36A (12.43W) and 9.32V⎓1.95A (18.17W), respectively triggering Apple 2.4A fast charge and QC 3.0 protocol. This proved that the USB-C port of this charger is widely compatible.

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

Besides, we measured the USB-A port at 4.97V⎓2.32A (11.59W) on an iPad mini 4. It hit the Apple 2.4A standard and is able to fast charge all iOS devices.

The charging speed of the USB-A port

The charging speed of the USB-A port

When the charger is at full load, it charged an iPhone XR at 9.2V⎓2.38A (21.89W) and an iPad mini 4 at 5.31V⎓2.35A (12.53W). Both got the fastest charging. Its total power output reached 34.42W, beyond its rated 29W.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

PZOZ is BETTER than the Anker 18W PD charger.

Anker 18W PD charger is one of the best sellers on Amazon, but it costs twice more than the PZOZ. In comparison, the PD power output of the PZOZ charger is higher than the Anker’s, and the PZOZ has one more 2.4A USB-A port. So, we think the PZOZ is a better choice in the end. 

PZOZ (left) & Anker 18W PD charger (right)

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Since the PZOZ’s total output is higher than other 18W PD chargers’, it’s physically a bit larger. It weighs 2.51 × 2.05 × 1.16 in (63.7 × 52.1 × 29.4 mm).

As we mentioned above, the PZOZ’s USB-C port can max out at 33W. However, when we charged a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) via its USB-C port and connected an iPad mini 4 to its USB-A port, the USB-C port didn’t work entirely. In other words, if you want to take advantage of its 33W USB-C output, you cannot use its USB-A port at the same time; otherwise, its USB-C port will fail to charge any device.

Well, if you charge an 18W PD device via the USB-C port, this charger’s two ports can work at once with no problem. So, in my view, 33W USB-C output is a bonus. Considering that the PZOZ typically sells at a similar price to most 18W chargers, we think this charger is worth recommending.

Upgrade Pick: Xiaomi Power Delivery 60W 6-Port USB C Desktop Charger

Upgrade Pick

Xiaomi Power Delivery 60W 6-Port USB C Desktop Charger

Six ports all support fast charging

Its 6 ports respectively employ PD, QC 3.0, and Apple 2.4A fast charge. With a 60W total output, this charger can fast charge your multiple devices simultaneously.
US$ 31.99 from DIGSHOPAED 119.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+6-port 60W output+18W PD output+Support QC 3.0 & Apple 2.4A fast charge
Cons:
-6 ports can't deliver full-speed charging at once.

If you think the PZOZ charger above has too few charging ports to charge your multiple devices (your smartphone, power bank, tablet, Bluetooth headset, etc.) at once, then this Xiaomi Power Delivery 60W 6-Port USB C Desktop Charger (CDQ06ZM) is a best-in-class choice.

The Xiaomi 60W has the most charging ports among all PD chargers we tested. It includes one PD ports, one QC 3.0 port, and four 2.4A ports. The whopping 60W total output is enough to fill up multiple devices at the same time quickly. 

Multiport yet flexible

For a six-port PD charger, this Xiaomi 60W is not much bigger than other PD adapters, just measuring 110 × 80 × 19.8 mm (4.33 × 3.14 × 0.77 in) and weighing only 265g (9.34oz). It comes with a 4.92ft (1.5m) power cord, allowing you to place it anywhere on the table and making it easy to charge your devices even you are in a far distance from the outlets.

Outlet insufficient? Xiaomi 60W helps handle multiple devices.

Its PD port supports three mainstream voltage levels of 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓2A, and 12V⎓1.5A, delivering up to 18W power to charge iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Xiaomi MI 9, Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, and other PD-enabled mobile devices at the fastest speed.

Checking the PD voltage levels

In addition, its QC 3.0 port can also push out 18W to quickly charge QC devices or HUAWEI’s FCP devices. The other four ports that support Apple 2.4A are able to juice up most iPhones and iPads at fastest-possible speed.

This PD charger provides up to 60W total output, though. Its six ports cannot simultaneously deliver their maximum speeds. Even so, it is still enough to quickly fill up your smartphones, power banks, tablets, Bluetooth earphones, and other everyday mobile devices at once.

Compatible with multiple fast-charging protocols

In our tests, when charging an iPad Pro over this Xiaomi charger’s PD port, it pumped out 19.58W (12.3V⎓1.59A), activating the voltage level of 9V⎓2A. Similarly, it outputted 17.24W (9.28V⎓1.88A) to an iPhone X, triggering 12V⎓1.5A to reach the maximum charging rate of the iPhone X. To test the versatility of this PD port, we connected an iPad mini 4 via this port, and saw the charging speed reach 13.72W (5.28V⎓2.6A). That is to say, plus other four 2.4A USB-A ports, this Xiaomi 60W PD charger has five 2.4A ports in total, which is great for Apple users. 

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

As for the QC 3.0 port, we plugged in an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank that supports QC 3.0 standard, it outputted 16.83W (9.08V⎓1.85A). Given that power loss would occur during charging, it also hit the fastest rate of QC 3.0 fast charge.

Also, we charged an iPad mini 4 via each 2.4A port to test their output. Four 2.4A ports provided around 11.74W each, proving that they are able to deliver fastest charging speed to most iPhones and iPads.

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

Flaws but not dealbreakers

As mentioned above, the 60W total output isn’t enough for its six ports to simultaneously deliver top speeds. But few people charge six devices at the same time, and they usually charge overnight. So even it cannot deliver full speed, a whole night charging is enough to fuel up your devices to 100%. With that in mind, we don’t think it as a dealbreaker.

Our picks for 30W PD

Our Pick: Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

Our Pick

Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

The best charger for PD smartphones and tablets

The 29W PD port is able to charge all PD phones at full speed. Its three ports with a combined 41W of power can fast charge three devices at once.
US$ 18.99 from DIGSHOPAED 69.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+41W total output +29W PD output+Support QC 3.0 & Apple 2.4A fast charge+3 port output
Cons:
-3 ports can’t deliver full-speed charging at once

If you desire a PD charger that can charge your iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Air (2018), and some low-power-consumption laptops at fast speed, then Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger (TC-063) is your optimal choice. With the maximum output power of 29W, it not only can charge PD mobile devices at full speed but also fast juice laptops with low power draw. Moreover, its two 2.4A USB-A ports are capable of quickly charging your daily devices.

Weighing 138g (4.86oz) and measuring only 75 x 52 x 28 mm (2.95 x 2.04 x 1.1 in), it is compact and light enough for a 3-port PD charger. Plus, its plug is foldable, which makes it easy to take on the go. When you’re on a business trip, just toss it in your bag, and it won’t take up much space.

Only for PD mobile devices? Nah... It also handles PD laptops.

This Mcdodo charger’s USB-C port equipped with PD fast charge provides three power levels of 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, and 14.5V⎓2A. With the maximum output power of 29W, this port can charge a wide range of PD mobile devices at full speed, including iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Google pixel 3, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch in the handheld mode, MacBook 12” and MacBook Air (2018), etc.

Checking the PD voltage levels

It can even handle high-power laptops, like MacBook Pro 15”. But keep in mind that if your laptop is at a low battery level, or you’re playing games or doing intense video-editing work that requires high-power draws, then the 29W output is not enough to compensate power for your laptop in time. Aside from PD fast charge, this Mcdodo charger’s USB-C port is compatible with QC 3.0 fast charge, which is able to deliver up to 18W to quickly fill up Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel 3 / XL, HTC U11, Xiaomi MI 9, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, and other QC or FCP devices. Moreover, Mcdodo is way thoughtful for Apple users. Its two USB-A ports both implement Apple 2.4A standard, so they can power up most Apple devices at full speed. 

USB-C port supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A

In our tests, the Mcdodo’s USB-C port outputted 14.2V⎓2.08A (29.7W) to iPad Pro and 14.3V⎓2.02A (29.04W) to MacBook Pro 15” (2016), both perfectly triggering the power level of 14.5V⎓2A and hitting the maximum rate of 29W. When charging an iPhone X, it maxed out 14.4V⎓1.2A (17.85W) and reached the fastest charging speed of iPhone X.

To our surprise, this USB-C port supports Apple 2.4A, HUAWEI FCP, and QC 3.0 fast charge. We respectively plugged in an iPad mini 4 and the Anker PowerCore II 20000 QC 3.0 power bank. The iPad drew up to 13.54W (5.27V⎓2.56A) and the power bank drew 18.36W (9.32V⎓1.97A). This result proved that the Mcdodo charger’s USB-C port is able to juice up most Apple devices at fastest-possible speed and deliver up to 18W quick charging to QC 3.0 devices or HUAWEI’s FCP devices. That’s awesome. It greatly increases the versatility of this charger.

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

Mcdodo is BETTER than Anker. Here’s why:

We attached an iPad Pro and an iPad mini 4 to its two USB-A ports and obtained 4.94V⎓2.33A (11.55W) and 4.96V⎓2.33A (11.57W), respectively. That means the Mcdodo charger’s three ports all can push out the fastest charging rate for most Apple devices. When its two USB-A ports charged an iPad Pro and an iPad mini 4 simultaneously, both ports kept around 11.5W output, which indicates that these two USB-A ports can deliver full-speed charging at once. 

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

Actually, Mcdodo performs better than Anker in current distribution. When Mcdodo’s PD port is idle, its two USB-A ports will get enough amount of current to output at the fastest speed simultaneously. But for Anker, things are different. Take Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W for example, its PD port and other four USB-A ports are absolutely independent and won’t affect each other. Whether the PD port is being used or not, the other four USB-A ports only max out 30W total power, not enough for them to output at full speed at the same time.

Furthermore, compared to Anker 30W Single-port PD Charger—the best-seller with a good reputation on Amazon, this Mcdodo charger packs two more USB-A ports that implement Apple 2.4A fast charge, and it costs less than the Anker. Above all, we think the Mcdodo is the best option among 29W/30W PD chargers.

Anker 30W Single-port PD Charger

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The only defect of this Mcdodo PD charger is that its 41W total power is not enough to let its three ports deliver the fastest speed simultaneously. We tested its overall charging output at full load using an iPad Pro, an iPhone X, and an iPad mini 4. The iPad Pro drew 29.92W (14.2V⎓2.10A), while the iPhone X and iPad mini 4 only hit 5.85W (4.47V⎓1.26A) and 7.73W (4.64V⎓1.66A), respectively.

Although its USB-A ports fail to deliver the fastest rate at full load, this charger still charges faster than iPhone’s original adapter (5V⎓1A). Given that the full-load total power reaches up to 43.5W, slightly exceeding its promised power of 41W, we still have it as our pick.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

Budget Pick: Xiaomi Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger

Budget Pick

Xiaomi Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger

Mini in size

Its PD port is as powerful as the Mcdodo’s, but it features a smaller size and a more favorable price.
US$ 16.99 from DIGSHOPAED 49.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+30W PD output+Support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A+Compact Size with 2 Ports+Foldable plug
Cons:
-Only 22W full-load output

If you place the charger’s size more than literally everything else, then you can take a close look at this XIAOMI Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger (AD16ZM). Measuring only 1.82 × 1.9 × 0.11 in (46.3 × 48.2 × 28.1 mm) and weighing a mere 64.5g (2.28oz), it is the smallest and lightest charger we recommended, which is ideal for travel or business trips. We were also thrilled by its 30W USB-C output. Besides, it comes with a QC 3.0 USB-A port and a 2.4A USB-A port.

It is also able to juice PD laptops.

The Xiaomi 30W charger supports four mainstream power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓2.25A, and 15V⎓2A. Its 30W output is enough to charge PD devices at fastest speed, such as iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Samsng S10, Google pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, MacBook 12” and MacBook Air (2018). It can also handle USB-C laptops, like MacBook Pro 15”, as long as you are not playing games or doing video-editing work under low battery level. 

Checking the PD voltage levels

It supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A.

In our tests, Xiaomi 30W performed well. It charged a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at 14.8V⎓1.94A (28.84W), perfectly triggering the power level of 15V⎓2A and hitting the top charging speed of this charger. When it charged an iPhone XR, it reached 8.99V⎓2.29A (21.3W), also reaching the fastest speed of iPhone XR.

What surprised us is that it not only supports PD fast charge but also employs QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A. We used it to fuel the Anker PowerCore II 20000 QC 3.0 power bank and it put out at 8.91V⎓2.17A (19.33W). When it charged an iPad mini 4, it maxed out at 5.14V⎓2.41A (12.38W). Yeah, it can deliver the fastest charging to most Apple devices and QC devices. This also proved that the Xiaomi 30W charger has powerful performance.

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

As for the USB-A port, it also supports QC 3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge. It juiced an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank at 9.02V⎓1.93A (17.49W) and an iPad mini 4 at 5.1V⎓2.37A (12.07W). Both these connected devices charged at their fastest rate with this charger.

The charging speeds of the USB-A port

The charging speeds of the USB-A port

Anker GaN is smaller. Why not choose Anker?

The recently launched Anker GaN 30W PD charger features a super mini size, but we didn’t recommend it. In comparison, although Xiaomi is just a bit larger than the Anker, it has one more USB-A port that supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A, which only sweetens the deal. Most importantly, the Anker costs three times as much as the Xiaomi 30W, so without any hesitation, we chose Xiaomi.

Xiaomi 30W (left) & Anker GaN 30W (right)

Flaws but not dealbreakers

When this charger is at full load, its total power only reaches 22W which is lower than its single USB-C output. In the full-load test, the MacBook Pro 15” (2016) got 13.8W (4.71V⎓2.93A) charging from this charger and the Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank got 9.2 W (4.73V⎓1.94A) charging from it.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

Though the USB-C port’s charging speed dropped down quite a bit, it’s still fast enough to charge a smartphone. Given its mini size and affordable price, this trade-off is acceptable. If you want a multiport PD charger, you can choose Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger (TC-063) or Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W (A2053).

Upgrade pick: Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W (A2053)

Upgrade Pick

Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W (A2053)

A multiport choice

It also has 30W PD output, but it comes with four PowerIQ USB-A ports.
US$ 48.99 from DIGSHOPAED 189.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+5-port 60W output+30W PD output+Support Apple 2.4A
Cons:
-Doesn't support QC 3.0

If you think the Mcdodo and the Xiaomi 30W we recommended above are not your taste due to too few charging ports to charge your multiple devices, then the Anker PowerPorts+ 5 Ports USB-C PD 60W (A2053) may be a perfect fit for you as long as you don’t mind paying a little extra.

This Anker charger also has 30W PD output, while it comes with four more PowerIQ ports. With up to 60W total output, it can fast charge a gaggle of devices at the same time. Without a plug design, the Anker employs a 1.5m (4.92ft) power cord to connect to a power outlet so that you can place it on a desk. Even if you are in a far distance from a power outlet, the extra length still allows you to charge your device easily. 

Multiple charging ports, high PD power output

This Anker charger packs one PD Type-C port and four PowerIQ ports that implement Apple 2.4A fast charge. The PD port supports four voltage levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, and 20V⎓3.25A. With 30W output, it is able to fill up iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Google pixel 3, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, and other PD-enabled mobile devices at top speed.

Moreover, the 30W output can even accommodate most PD laptops, such as MacBook Air (2018), MacBook Pro 2016 and later, 12-inch MacBook, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ASUS ZenBook 3, HP Spectre x360, etc. But you need to know that a 30W PD charger may not charge fast enough to compensate for high-power draws like gaming or video editing.

Besides, the Anker’s five ports can put out a total output of 60W. Although its five ports fail to deliver the fastest charging at once, it still meets your fast-charging need for multiple devices.

Checking the PD voltage levels

The bonus for Apple users

During testing, this Anker charger’s USB-C port delivered 31.52W (20.2V⎓1.56A) to a MacBook Pro 15”, perfectly activating the voltage level of 20V⎓1.5A. And it outputted 33.03W (15.3V⎓2.18A) to an iPad Pro, triggering 15V⎓2A to reach the maximum charging rate of the iPad Pro.

Similarly, we connected an iPad mini 4 via its USB-C port to test this port’s versatility and obtained 5.07V⎓2.59A (13.15W). That means the Anker charger’s five ports all support Apple 2.4A fast charge. 

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

Then, we charged the iPad mini 4 over its four PowerIQ ports successively. They pumped out around 12.11W each. It proved that they can power up most iPhones and iPads at full speed.

It’s rare to come across such a PD charger that has five ports and offers up to 60W output. So, if you don’t mind its relatively high price, this Anker charger is a worthy investment.

The charging speed of the PowerIQ port

The charging speed of the PowerIQ port

Our picks for 45W PD

Our Pick: XIAOMI ZMI Power Delivery 65W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

Our Pick

XIAOMI ZMI Power Delivery 65W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger

Fast charge PD laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode

Its three ports pump out a total output of 65W, enough to juice your PD laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode. Meanwhile, it can fast charge your phone, power bank, tablet, etc.
US$ 28.99 from DIGSHOPAED 109.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+3 ports offer 65W total output+45W PD output+USB-A ports support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A+Foldable plug
Cons:
-When at full load, its USB-A port’s speed will drop down a bit (but not that slow).

If you want to replace your PD laptop’s bulky charger or your Nintendo Switch’s one-port charger with a better one that can fast charge your phone and power bank at once, then XIAOMI ZMI Power Delivery 65W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger (HA832) is the best solution.

The ZMI has three charging ports. The USB-C port can put out at 45W, which even can fuel laptops or Nintendo Switch in TV mode, no problem. Its two USB-A ports support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge, perfect for juicing your phone and power bank. These three ports delivering a combined 65W of power can output at fast speed simultaneously.

It measures 2.63 × 2.4 × 1.12 in (66.9 × 61 × 28.4 mm) and weighs 150g (5.29oz). It’s obviously tiny and quite portable for business trips. 

Enough to fast charge most PD devices

The ZMI’s USB-C port supports all mainstream PD power lever: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, and 20V⎓2.25A. Its 45W output enables the fastest charging for PD smartphones and tablets, such as iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung S10, Google pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, and iPad Pro. It even can charge Nintendo Switch in TV mode at full speed.

Checking the PD voltage levels

Many laptops’ original chargers are rated at 45W or 30W. For example, Apple’s latest MacBook Air (2018) uses a 30W charger. Dell XPS 13, ASUS ZenBook 3, Lenovo Yoga, and Thinkpad X1 Carbon come with a 45W charger. So, this ZMI charger can fast charge these laptops for sure.

Of course, it can also power up some 60W or 80W laptops, like MacBook Pro 13”/15” and HP Spectre x360. However, I have to point the fact out that 45W output may not charge fast enough to compensate for high-power draws, like gaming or video editing.

For daily life at work, I usually use it to charge my MacBook Pro 15” (2016). Although the charging speed is no match for the original charger, my MacBook Pro still gets an efficient charge from it.

The USB-C port is compatible with multiple fast-charging protocols.

In the PD speed tests, its USB-C port charged MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at 19.9V⎓2.18A (43.46W) and juiced an iPhone XR at 8.86V⎓2.38A (21.08W). Both connected devices got their fastest rate from this USB-C port. It’s fair to say that it can fast charge PD smartphones, power banks, laptops and so on.

We also found that its USB-C port is compatible with QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge. In our tests, it juices the Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank at 8.94V⎓1.95A (17.43W) and delivered 4.9V⎓2.63A (12.88W) charging to the iPad mini 4, reaching the fastest speed of these two protocols. This test result proved that the USB-C port enables 18W charging for QC or FCP devices, including Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, etc. It can also charge iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices at fast speed.

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

The USB-A port is also fast.

Its two USB-A ports also can provide decent charging speed. They both support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge. We measured one of its USB-A ports at 9.19V⎓1.93A (17.82W) on an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank and 5.21V⎓2.36A (12.35W) on an iPad mini 4. It hit the fastest speed of those two protocols, almost identical to its USB-C port’s.

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

The USB-A port is also fast.

To test its total power, we used this ZMI charger to juice MacBook Pro 15” (2016), Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank, and iPad mini 4 at once. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) still maintained at 19.9V⎓2.17A (43.24W), while the power bank and the iPad dropped down to 5.21V⎓2.13A (11.1W) and 5.25V⎓1.01A (5.32W) respectively.

That is because ZMI’s USB-C port won’t be affected by its other two USB-A ports. When the charger is at full load, no matter how much amount of power the USB-C port puts out, the total output of its two USB-A ports can hit 18W max. Therefore, I prefer to use its USB-C port to charge my laptop and use its USB-A ports to fill up my phone and other small devices at the same time. In this way, it ensures an effective charging for my laptop and a fast charging for my phone.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

Budget Pick: Xiaomi Power Delivery 45W USB C Wall Charger

Budget Pick

Xiaomi Power Delivery 45W USB C Wall Charger

A versatile charger meets most PD laptops’ charging needs

Its 45W power is able to fast charge most PD laptops, and even juice up PD phones, tablets, and other mobile devices at the fastest speed.
US$ 22.99 from DIGSHOPAED 79.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+45W PD output+Support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP & Apple 2.4A+Foldable plug
Cons:
-Only one port

If you purely want an extra laptop charger and never care whether it can simultaneously fill up other devices or not, then Xiaomi Power Delivery 45W USB C Wall Charger (CDQ02ZM) is the way to go. The same as QUANHAN model, it can fast charge smartphones, tablets and laptops, but costs less. This Xiaomi 45W charger is more compact and lightweight relative to other 45W PD chargers we tested. It just measures 60 × 57 × 28 mm (2.36 × 2.24 × 1.1 in) and weighs only 102.4g (3.61oz). Moreover, its plug is foldable, so you can tuck it into your bag easily. 

Juicing laptops effectively

Its USB-C port is equipped with Power Delivery, QC 3.0, and HUAWEI FCP. It supports all PD mainstream power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, and 20V⎓2.25A. 

Checking the PD voltage levels

The huge 45W output is able to deliver the fastest charging speed to most PD-enabled mobile devices, including iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Samsng S10, Google Pixel 3, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch in TV mode.

Additionally, its 45W output is even enough to fast charge MacBook Air (2018), Dell XPS 13, ASUS ZenBook 3, Lenovo Yoga, Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and other laptops with low-power draws. It is also capable of supplying power to some laptops that require 60W or 80W of charging power, but 45W probably can’t charge fast enough for high-power draws like gaming or video editing.

In our test, this Xiaomi 45W charger powered up a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at a speed of 19.9V⎓2.32A (46.21W), hitting its maximum voltage level and output power. When successively charging an iPad Pro and an iPhone X, it delivered 29.81W (14.9V⎓2.05A) and 18.57W (9.15V⎓2.03A) respectively, letting both devices draw their fastest charging rates.

USB-C port supports multiple fast-charging protocols

To our surprise, this charger’s USB-C port is way versatile. It not only implements PD protocol but also supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge.

When charging an Anker PowerCore II 20000 QC 3.0 power bank, the charging rate reached 18.24W (9.31V⎓1.96A). This result indicates that the Xiaomi 45W charger can put out 18W charging to fast fuel Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, and QC / FCP devices. 

It powered up an iPad mini 4 at 13.02W (5.01V⎓2.6A), meaning that this charger allows iPad mini, iPhone 7 / 7 Plus and iPhone 6 / 6 Plus to draw their fastest charging speeds. 

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

Upgrade pick: GVOGA Power Delivery 66W Dual USB C 4-Port Wall Charger

Upgrade Pick

GVOGA Power Delivery 66W Dual USB C 4-Port Wall Charger

Dual USB-C fast output

It has two PD charging ports and two fast USB-A ports, which is rare to see. One of its PD ports can max out at 48W.
AED 134.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Dual USB-C (30W + 18W)+The single USB-C port with 48W PD output+USB-A ports are also versatile+66W total output+Foldable plug
Cons:
-Some devices fail to trigger the QC 3.0 of its USB-A port

If you have several PD devices but don’t want to buy extra dedicated PD chargers,  look no further than this GVOGA Power Delivery 66W Dual USB C 4-Port Wall Charger. It is a rare PD charger that has two USB-C ports.

I have an iPhone X and a PD power bank but with just one PD charger. In the past, I had to buy one more PD charger to charge these two devices. You know, two chargers can take up much desk space. Thankfully, this GVOGA PD charger has two USB-C ports for added peace of mind. It can simultaneously charge my iPhone X and PD power bank at the fastest-possible speed. What’s more, it offers two USB-A ports that can fast juice my other daily devices.

As it has more charging ports than other 45W PD chargers, it is a bit large in size (2.8 × 2.8 × 1.18 in / 71 × 71 × 30 mm), but still much smaller than the original charger of the MacBook Pro 15”. Also, with a foldable plug, it won’t take up much space in your bag. 

Dual USB-C ports fast charge for various devices

One of its USB-C ports can max out at up to 48W and supports five power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, and 20V⎓2.4A. Not only can it fast charge PD mobile devices and some low-power laptops (iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung S10. Google pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, MacBook Air (2018), Dell XPS 13, ASUS ZenBook 3, Lenovo Yoga, Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and Nintendo Switch in TV mode), but it can juice 60W or 80W laptops, like MacBook Pro 13”/15” and HP Spectre x360. However, a 45W PD wall charger may not charge fast enough to compensate for high-power draws like gaming or video editing.

The other USB-C port can put out at 18W and supports three power levels:5V⎓3A, 9V⎓2A, and 12V⎓1.5A. It is suitable for charging PD smartphones or power banks.

What excites me is the compatibility. The four ports of this GVOG charger support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge. That means it can fast charge PD devices, QC devices (Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9), FCP devices (HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro), as well as Apple devices (iPhone, iPad).

USB-C output is far more than what it promises

We firstly tested the single output of its 48W USB-C port. Surprisingly, it charged a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at up to 51.53W (20.1V⎓2.56A), far more than what it promises. When it charged an iPhone XR, the iPhone drew 9.22V⎓2.18A (20.09W) from it and got its fastest rate. Besides, it charged an Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank at 9.21V⎓1.96A (18.05W) and an iPad mini 4 at 5.18V⎓2.19A (11.34W), respectively hitting QC 3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge.

The charging speeds of the 48W PD port

The charging speeds of the 48W PD port

Then, we tested its 18W USB-C port with the same devices. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) was charged at 12.3V⎓1.67A (20.54W), also exceeding its rated 18W. The iPhone XR drew 9.32V⎓2.03A (18.91W) from it. Though a bit slower than that 48W USB-C port, it still triggered the power level of 9V⎓2A, also hitting the top speed of the iPhone XR. Next, we measured this port at 9.33V⎓1.97A (18.38W) on the Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank and 5.25V⎓2.41A (12.63W) on an iPad mini 4. It perfectly activated QC 3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charge.

The charging speeds of the 18W PD port

The charging speeds of the 18W PD port

Also, we tested the USB-A ports. The Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank got 8.8V⎓1.9A (17.04W), and the iPad mini 4 got 5.1V⎓2.37A (12.13W). This showed that its USB-A ports are compatible with QC 3.0, FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge.

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

The charging speeds of USB-A ports

When at full load, the speed goes down a bit but still fast enough.

One thing for sure, the GVOGA’s two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports won’t affect each other. In other words, no matter how much amount of power its two USB-C ports put out, its two USB-A ports’ output won’t decline or increase, and vice versa.

Moreover, when its two USB-C ports output at once, the 48W USB-C port only maxes out at 30W, so the total power of these two ports just goes up to 48W. Anyway, such a speed is fast enough to charge your low-power-consumption laptop and PD smartphone at the same time.

When its two USB-A ports work at once, their charging rate would somehow decline a bit. These two ports’ total output is 16W which is passable for charging phones and power banks.

To test the full-load speed, we connected four devices (MacBook Pro 15” (2016), iPhone XR, iPad mini 4 and Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank) to this GVOGA charger at the same time. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) and iPhone XR were charged at 20.3V⎓1.3A (26.42W) and 9.27V⎓2.25A (21.04W) respectively. The Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank and iPad mini 4 were charged at 5.08V⎓2.12A (10.88W) and 5.14V⎓1.01A (5.21W). So, we got 47.46W of USB-C total output and 16.09W of USB-A total output, adding up to 63.55W. This is nearly close to the rated total power of 66W.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

Flaws but not dealbreakers

When we tested its USB-A ports, we found that some connected devices fail to trigger QC 3.0 protocol over its USB-A ports. For instance, it charged the ROMOSS Sense 6+ power bank at only 8.85V⎓1.16A (10.36W), but it had no problem with the Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank. This issue only occurred in its USB-A ports. Its USB-C port offered 9.22V⎓1.89A (17.51W) charging to the ROMOSS Sense 6+ power bank, still triggering QC 3.0 fast charge.

Well, to be honest, we were unable to test the QC 3.0 compatibility of its USB-A ports with a large number of devices. But considering that 10W something is not that slow, and it is rare to see such an affordable PD charger with two USB-C ports, this minor defect is basically acceptable, even though it would be better if GVOGA could improve the compatibility of the USB-A port’s QC3.0 function.

Our picks for 60W PD

Our Pick: NetEase Power Delivery 65W USB C Wall Charger

Our Pick

NetEase Power Delivery 65W USB C Wall Charger

The best alternative to laptop original PD chargers

With 65W PD output, it can juice your laptop at a fast speed.
US$ 29.99 from DIGSHOPAED 99.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+65W PD output+Also support QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A+Foldable plug
Cons:
-Only one port

If your laptop’s original PD charger is lost or broken, you obviously need a replacement with powerful charging performance. Well, NetEase Power Delivery 65W USB C Wall Charger is your best bet. Among all PD chargers we recommended, this NetEase charger’s USB-C port puts out the highest PD power output at up to 65W, which can juice almost all USB-C laptop at fast speed.

With a size of 2.72 × 2.72 × 1.18 in (69 × 69 × 30 mm) and a weight of 156g (6.6oz), you may think it is large. Well, again, trade-offs. That’s something inevitable for high-power chargers. Nevertheless, its plug can flip up, making it easy to put in bags or luggage.

Fast charge modern USB-C laptops

The NetEase 65W supports all mainstream power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, and 20V⎓3.25A. That means it can not only deliver the fastest charging to most PD mobile devices (iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung S10, Google pixel 3, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch), but also can quickly juice PD laptops (MacBook Air (2018), MacBook Pro 2016 and later, 12-inch MacBook, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ASUS ZenBook 3, and HP Spectre x360).

When charging a MacBook Pro 15” (2016), although it doesn’t output 87W — the maximum charging power of the MacBook Pro, the MacBook battery was still maintained at 100% even if I opened a few chat apps, several office software, dozens of links in browser window, and sometimes did photo- or video-editing work. In other words, if the MacBook Pro 15” doesn’t run high-power-consumption applications like gaming or video editing for a long time, then the NetEase’s 65W total output is enough to meet the charging need of MacBook Pro 15” in normal use.

Compatible with multiple fast-charging technologies

To test the compatibility of this NetEase 65W charger, we used it to charge the Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank and the iPad mini 4, and it put out at 9.26V⎓1.98A (18.33W) and 5.2V⎓2.41A (12.53W) respectively. That is to say, this charger supports QC 3.0, HUAWEI FCP, and Apple 2.4A fast charge.

All in all, it is able to fast charge most PD devices or deliver full-speed charging to QC or FCP devices (Samsung S10 / S10+, Google Pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, and HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro), as well as iOS devices (iPhone, iPad).

The charging speeds of the PD port

The charging speeds of the PD port

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Unfortunately, this NetEase 65W charger comes with only one port. But at the end of the day, it acts as a replacement for a laptop’s original charger and can charge almost all USB-C laptops. In that sense, we think having multiple ports is not that necessary. If you’re looking for a multiport charger that can fast charge your laptop and some daily devices at once, we recommend our upgrade pick — the AKAVO Power Delivery 90W Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger to you.

Upgrade pick: AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger

Upgrade Pick

AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger

A 90W powerful charger with dual USB-C ports

Its 60W USB-C port is fast enough to charge modern laptops. Plus, it has a 18W USB-C port and two USB-A ports. The four ports offer a total power of up to 90W.
US$ 44.99 from DIGSHOPAED 159.99 from DIGSHOP (UAE) Note: The price is based at the time of publishing.
Pros:
+Massive 90W total output+Dual USB-C (60W + 18W)+Four ports output+USB-A ports support Apple 2.4A
Cons:
-Doesn't support QC 3.0 / HUAWEI FCP

If you don’t like one-port PD chargers, and want one that can fast charge your modern laptops (even MacBook Pro 15”), your smartphone, and other daily devices at once, then AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger is right up your alley.

Unlike other common PD desktop chargers, it has two USB-C ports. One of them can max out at up to 60W output, which is enough to charge almost any model of laptops at fast speed. The other USB-C port is rated at 18W. It can charge most PD mobile devices at full speed. Beyond that, it comes with two 2.4A USB-A ports, so it can juice your daily devices quickly.

As this AKAVO charger has more charging port and offers higher power than other regular 60W PD chargers, there’s a concession you need to make — the size. It measures 4.05 × 2.83 × 1.1 in (103 × 72 × 28 mm) and weighs 240g (8.47oz). Personally, I can accept it. When I opened the box and held it in hand, somewhat surprisingly, it was smaller and lighter than expected. 

Dual USB-C output with huge total power of 78W

AKAVO is a rare multiport charger, as it comes with two USB-C ports. Its 60W USB-C port supports five power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, and 20V⎓3A. So it not only can deliver the fastest charging to most PD-capable mobile devices, including iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Google pixel 3 / XL, Xiaomi MI 9, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch, but also can fast juice the USB-C laptops that support PD input, like MacBook Air (2018), MacBook Pro 2016 and later, 12-inch MacBook, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ASUS ZenBook 3, HP Spectre x360.

Although it doesn’t output 87W — the maximum charging power of MacBook Pro 15”, 60W is basically enough to meet the charging need of your laptop in normal use. In real-world tests, I used this charger to juice my MacBook Pro 15”. Even if I opened a few chat apps, several office software, dozens of links in a browser window, and sometimes did some photo- or video-editing work, the MacBook’s battery still maintained at 100%.

In addition, its 18W USB-C port supports three power levels: 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓2A, and 12V⎓1.5A. So, it is more ideal for charging those PD-enabled smartphones or power banks.

No compromise on USB-C output during multi-device charging

In our tests, its 60W USB-C port charged a MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at 20.1V⎓2.99A (60.27W), reaching the power level of 20V⎓3A and hitting the top speed of this USB-C port. It charged an iPhone XS Max at 9.15V⎓2.07A (18.94W), activating PD fast charge and reaching the fastest speed of the iPhone. When charging iPad mini 4, it maxed out at 5.12V⎓2.43A (12.44W), triggering Apple 2.4A fast charge successfully.

The charging speeds of the 60W PD port

The charging speeds of the 60W PD port

Then we tested its 18W USB-C port. It charged the MacBook Pro 15” (2016) at 14.9V⎓1.19A (17.77W) and charged the iPhone XS Max at 9.04V⎓2.01A (18.26W), reaching and even exceeding its rated 18W. When charging iPad mini 4, it put out 5.12V⎓2.43A (12.44W).

The charging speed of the 18W PD port

The charging speed of the 18W PD port

Likewise, we also tested its USB-A ports with iPhone XS Max and iPad mini 4. The charging speeds of these two devices were 5.23V⎓2.35A (12.32W) and 5.25V⎓2.36A (12.44W), respectively. Safe to say, these two USB-A ports can deliver charging at Apple 2.4A speed.

The charging speed of the USB-A ports

The charging speed of the USB-A ports

90W ultra-high total power output

We can regard AKAVO’s charging ports as three parts: the 60W USB-C port, the 18W USB-C port, and the two USB-A ports. These three parts are working separately, without affecting each other. In other words, no matter what the output situation of one of these parts is, the other two parts’ power output do not increase or decline.

At last, we ran the full-load tests using four devices, including MacBook Pro 15”, iPhone XS Max, iPad mini 4, and Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank. It turned out that its two USB-C ports’ charging speeds were consistent with their single USB-C output. Both can deliver full speed charging.

Other than that, its two USB-A ports both support Apple 2.4A fast charge, which means they can charge all the iOS devices at 12W max. But alas, the total output of these two USB-A ports only reaches 12W. That said, if they work at the same time, the charging speed will drop off. In our tests, they charged iPhone XS Max at 5.29V⎓2.01A (10.32W) and charged iPad mini 4 at 5.25V⎓0.8A (4.27W). We also found that the total power of these four ports adds up to 93.73W, even exceeding its rated 90W.

Full-load charging speeds

Full-load charging speeds

Flaws but not dealbreakers

This AKAVO charger claims that its 18W USB-C port supports QC. However, when we used it to charge the QC-enabled Anker PowerCore II 20000 power bank, we found that it only maxed out at 12W or so, which made us a bit disappointed. But at the end of the day, this is a PD charger dedicated for PD-enabled devices, while QC 3.0 is a bonus but not a necessity. Also, given its price at 159.99 AED and the 90W huge power, we still have a soft spot for it.

Products to avoid

In our real-world test, we found some PD chargers’ charging performance can’t live up to our expectations, and some huge problems even occur. Thus, you need to avoid buying them or be prudent when purchasing these kinds of products as follow.

Generic products

When choosing products, we found three non-branded PD chargers with low prices and good charging performance. Out of curiosity, we brought them to do hands-on test. We had high expectations for them before testing, but later we found severe problems with them.

The first product includes a 30W PD port and a 2.4A USB-A port. But in our test, the wattages of these two ports weren’t matched up with what they claimed. Besides, when these two ports worked simultaneously, one of them failed to charge due to no current flow.

The second model has one 45W PD port and two 2.1A USB-A ports. And it provides a total of 65W of power. During testing, this charger performed very well at the beginning. But in later use, it got serious overheating when charging, and totally broke down after using all day long.

The third charger claims that its PD port can output up to 61W of power, and it packs an extra QC 3.0 port and two 2.4A ports. But in our test, its PD port only maxed out 42W or so, rather than its promised 61W. So, it is an over-advertised product.

Based on our test result of these three products, we are skeptical about non-branded PD chargers. Therefore, we advise you to avoid these products when purchasing.

Knockoffs

When selecting products, we found two chargers sharing the same look but from different brands. One is from HOCO, the other is from USAMS. To figure out what differences between them, we brought them in for hands-on testing. The HOCO has great charging performance, while the USAMS has a faulted Type-C port that caused the tester to flash constantly and fail to display its charging status. For this kind of product, you need to carefully compare their brand reputation and customer reviews, and give priority to the products with high user ratings.

HOCO (left) & USAMS (right)

Cheapies

We have a BASEUS charger with one 30W PD port and one 1A USB-A port. And it can deliver a total output power of 35W. Most of all, its price is the lowest among all tested models. During testing, this charger performed very well, charging as advertised, and it nearly became our pick. However, after a few days, we found that it totally failed to work. We were all confused about this case. So, you should beware when buying extremely cheap products.

The Rivalry

18W PD

Anker USB C 18W Power Delivery Charger: It’s one of the best-selling 18W PD chargers on Amazon. However, it is more than double the price of our pick PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger. In comparison, the PZOZ can deliver higher output than this Anker charger, and it has one more 2.4A USB-A port.

UGREEN PD 18W: It is the biggest one-port 18W PD charger we’ve ever seen. Worse still, its plug can’t flip up. That’s disappointing, since the foldable plug is a simple and basic feature for a charger.

MOMAX PD 18W: For a one-port 18W PD charger, it’s physically large. And it costs significantly more than our pick PZOZ Power Delivery 29W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger.

30W PD

Anker PD 30W: It has been a best-seller with high reputation on Amazon. In repeated tests, it has excellent charging performance. But compared to our pick Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger , its price is slightly higher, while the Mcdodo 41W packs two more 2.4A USB-A ports than it.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1: It is Anker’s latest product. It utilizes GaNk material, greatly shrinking down its size. In such a small size, it can still deliver 30W PD output. Unfortunately, its price is substantially high, while our budget pick XIAOMI Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger costs only one third of the price of it. Though the XIAOMI is a bit larger than the Anker, it has one more USB-A port that supports multiple fast-charging protocols. So, we firmly chose the XIAOMI 30W charger.

HOCO PD 29W: It’s small enough and has a foldable plug. But compared with our budget pick XIAOMI Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger, it has one less USB-A port, and it costs more. Therefore, we didn’t choose it.

BASEUS PD 35W: Its price is the lowest among all products we tested. Aside from a 30W PD port, it has a 1A USB-A port, able to simultaneously charge up to two devices. Moreover, we like its unique foldable prongs that can adjust from 0° to 135°. This charger should have become our pick, but in just a few days it broke down for no reason and totally failed to work, which made us disappointed.

Generic PD 30W: It includes a 30W PD port and a 2.4A USB-A port. In our test, these two ports didn’t output their rated maximum speeds. Besides, when two ports work simultaneously, one of them failed to charge due to no current flow.

USAMS PD 41W: It’s about the same look as our pick Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger, but its Type-C port was faulted that caused the tester to flash constantly and fail to display its charging status.

HOCO PD 41W: It is almost identical to our pick Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger in either appearance or charging performance. But we finally settled on Mcdodo because it is cheaper than the HOCO.

MOMAX PD 41W: Also, this charger is similar to our pick Mcdodo Power Delivery 41W 3-Port USB C Wall Charger in appearance and charging performance. However, its price is way much higher than the Mcdodo.

UGREEN PD 30W: It is a 30W PD charger with only one charging port, but it’s way larger than our budget pick XIAOMI Power Delivery 30W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger. In addition, I personally don’t like its plug. It can’t fold up, which may scratch other stuff in my bag.

45W PD

RAVPower PD 36W: It’s a surprising PD charger. Its PD port promises to max out 30W, while in our test, it outputted up to 46.63W! Additionally, it packs an iSmart port that support Apple 2.4A fast charge. Even two ports work at once, they still can deliver full speeds. All testing figures are far beyond what it advertised. We all love it. But alas, its relatively high price dampens our initial enthusiasm for it, so we weeded it out.

UGREEN PD 57W: Its charging performance is about in line with RAVPower PD 36W, but it is relatively large in size and more expensive, thus we ruled it out.

60W PD

NetEase Power Delivery 72W 4-Port USB C Desktop Charger: It was our previous pick, coming with a 60W USB-C port and four 2.4A USB-A ports, but its total power is only 72W. During full-load charging, the USB-A output dropped off a lot. In comparison, our new upgrade pick AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger provides 90W huge total power and comes with dual USB-C ports, which makes it emerge as the best of the best in this category.

Generic PD 65W: It has one 45W PD port and two 2.1A USB-A ports, able to deliver a total power of 65W. In our test, it performed very nice and almost became our main pick, while in real-world use, it got overheating during charging and then broke down after using all day long.

Generic PD (61W) + QC3.0 + 2*2.4A: It promises a 61W PD port, a QC3.0 port and two 2.4A ports. But during testing, its PD ports only maxed out 42W or so, rather than its rated 61W. So, we think it as an unreliable product.

Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter (as benchmark product): It is the most powerful PD chargers on the market, and it can charge all USB-C laptops at full speed. However, it costs more than four times as much as the QUANHAN Power Delivery 65W 2-Port USB C Wall Charger (QH-65W).

QUANHAN PD 77W: It has a 65W USB-C port and a 2.4A USB-A port. It seems a good product. However, its USB-A port didn’t live up to what it claims. It promises 12W output, but in our tests, it put out only about 8W. So, we prefer AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger which has more charging ports.

JCPal PD 75W: The number of its ports is the same as NetEase Power Delivery 72W 4-Port USB C Desktop Charger, but one of it USB-A ports supports QC 3.0 fast charge, which precisely makes up the defect of the NetEase. However, its price is 1.5 times more than the NetEase. We think that the QC 3.0 USB-A port isn’t worth the additional expense.

Updated Log

Last updated: July 8, 2019

In the follow-up product searching, we discovered a super powerful charger with huge power output — AKAVO Power Delivery 75W (90W Max) Dual USB C 4-Port Desktop Charger. It has two USB-C ports (60W and 18W) and two USB-A ports with Apple 2.4A. Its total output reaches up to 90W.

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  • Abu Karim says:

    Is the PZOZ charger safe to use with the Nintendo Switch?

  • AbsurdRebel says:

    Thank you for a very useful article. I bought the ZMI 65W USB C wall charger, and it’s awesome!!!

  • Steven says:

    I like that Anker multiport charger. Everyone can keep their device charged with this five-port charger.

  • William Guth says:

    I have 10 devices to charge and right now I am looking for a 10-port charger. Has anyone had any experience with the larger one? Any advice is much appreciated!

  • D. Burke says:

    I just got the Mcdodo charger. It easily charged 2 iPads at a time, plus a phone. It was perfect.

  • Jonathan says:

    It’s refreshing to see one have two USB-C ports. I’m gonna take that GVOGA.

  • Dune says:

    Love Xiaomi products. They have a good reputation with their power banks, and they’re very popular.

  • TechGuy says:

    Never buy knockoffs. You know what I mean.

  • Khulood says:

    Helpful and useful article.

  • Kathy Jone says:

    Is it the bigger power PD, the better? I can’t figure out the difference…

    • Wojtek says:

      Yes, if you intend to power a laptop or some of the newer phones. What’s more, if you use a USB C dongle, it tends to consume some power as well. If your charger provides the bare minimum power for your laptop, it might be not enough when plugged via a USB C HUB.
      Also, some powerbanks allow quite high PD input (e.g. the XIaomi ZMI 20 000 mAh powerbank allows 45W input).

    • Danvers says:

      It depends on what devices you charge. For example, smartphones generally support 18W of PD power, while laptops require higher power. In other words, if a PD charger offers higher power, it’ll fit more devices.

  • Ariana says:

    Thanks! I learned a lot from this guide. Helpful!!

  • Raina says:

    Are those XIAOMI chargers safe to use with the Nintendo Switch?

  • […] course, if you want to take advantage of USB PD, aside from a USB-C to USB-C cable, you also need a USB-C charger or a USB-C power bank that supports USB Power Delivery […]

  • Wojtek says:

    “We think that the QC 3.0 USB-A port isn’t worth the additional expense”
    Umh… that really depends. Nowadays we have more and more devices with QC capabilities. You might need the PD port for a laptop or phone while still having a second device that could use the QC (a powerbank, a second phone, tablet etc.). Heck, I have a battery charger (NiteCore UMS4) which charges batteries faster when plugged to QC (but not PD).
    So when you are a basic user, you might not need it but when you are in a search for a multiport charger with PD, you are probably close to needing a QC and PD in multiple ports.

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