Best USB-C Wall Chargers

USB-C is fast becoming the interface standard of choice in latest Android smartphones as well as laptops and Macbooks and even devices such as Nintendo Switch and future smart TVs. Perhaps the best feature of USB-C is that it allows everything from data transfer to charging from a single common port. Even though the USB-C  devices can be charged from the old USB wall chargers and powerbanks using USB to USB-C adapter cables, it is highly recommneded  to charge the new USB-C devices from USB-C wall chargers that can deliver the maximum supported charging current to these current.

Suitable USB-C wall chargers and powerbanks will charge USB-C devices much faster as they can deliver much higher charging currents with charging power reaching  up to 30 watt. Even the best USB wall charges can only deliver up to a maximum of 12 watts (2.4 amp current) of  charging power while most USB-C smartphones support maximum charging power of 15-18 watt (such as Samsung Galaxy S8) and USB-C laptops support charging current/power up to 30 watt (such as Macbook Pro and Air).

Here is our selection of best USB-C wall chargers for smartphones and laptops, selected on the basis of build quality, supported maximum current, features, and price.

Best USB-C Wall Chargers for Smartphones

(Also see Best USB-C Wall Chargers for  Macbooks & Laptops).

Best Overall USB-C Charger for Smartphones

Poweradd 5-Port 40W USB Type C Charger

Best USB C wall charger
One USB-C, one Quickcharge 3.0 and 3 USB ports with good build and excellent price make Poweradd 5 port our top pick

What we Like

  • 5 charging ports in all
  • 15  watt USB-C port
  • One QuickCharge 3.0 charging port (15 watt)
  • 3 smart 2.4 amp fast charging USB ports
  • 40-watt power means that you can charge a USB-C phone and a QC 3.0 powerbank at same time at max charging speed
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt AC input support, excellent for travel
  • Reasonable Price
  • Good build quality
  • 24-month warranty

What we do not like

  • Non-foldable pins

Poweradd 5-Port 40W USB Type C wall charger is our top overall pick among USB-C chargers. This wall charger comes with 5 charging ports, giving you the option to charge multiple phones and powerbanks at the same time from one wall socket. The best additional feature is the Quickcharge 3.0 port (backwards compatible with QC 2.0) which can be used to charge a second powerbank or smartphone at super-fast speeds.

All this is available in a quite compact 3 inch by 3 inch form factor which does not seem too bulky given the number of available ports. A 24-month warranty and an excellent price make the Poweradd 5-Port 40W USB Type C wall charger hands-down the best USB-C charger package.

Best Compact USB-C Charger for Smartphones

Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Dual USB- C & QuickCharge 3.0 combo Wall Charger 

Anker USB-c charger
Powerport +1 supports QuickCharge 3.0 and is well suited for USB-C quickcharge phones such as Galaxy S8, Google Nexus 6P/5x etc.

What we Like

  • 24-watt USB C (without USB PD) port delivers excellent charging power smartphones such as Google Nexus 6P/5x
  • Quickcharge 3.0 support
  • Compact 2.2 inch x 2 inch design
  • Foldable Pins
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt and 50-60 hz AC input support, excellent for travel
  • Rugged build and appealing design

What we do not like

  • Just one port. One more port would have been useful for charging two devices ( such as phone and powerbank)  simultaneously!

Anker PowerPort+ 1 is an excellent compact USB-C charger for smartphones that comes with full Quickcharge 3.0 support which works well with Quickcharge capable USB-C smartphones such as Galaxy S8 as well as USB-C smartphones such as Nexus 6P and 5X. The folding pins and compact size are great for travel and the price is reasonable as well.

Please note that while the Anker PowerPort+ 1  USB-C charger is ideal for charging smartphones, it does not have USB PD support for charging Nintendo Switch or Macbooks and other USB-C laptops.

Best Overall USB-C Charger with USB PD (Power Delivery) for Laptops & smartphones

Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger with 60 watt USB-C Power Delivery port

Best USB C PD 60-watt wall charger
Cable Matters USB C charger delivers 60 watt USB-C PD charging  in a compact package with 3 extra regular USB  ports

What we Like

  • 60 watt USB-C with USB Power Delivery output for charging Macbooks & laptops (Dell XPS 13, Yoga 370/900 910, Zenbook 3 etc.) at maximum charging speed.
  • 72 watt total output power
  • 3 additional smart 2.4 amp fast charging USB ports (total 12 watt output)
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt 50-60 Hz AC input support, excellent for travel & replaces multiple wall chargers
  • Extremely reasonable Price
  • Does not get hot during use
  • No power draw when not in use
  • Solid build quality

What we do not like

  • No included USB-C cable

Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger with USB Power Delivery 2.0 is our top overall pick among USB-C PD chargers for laptops (and other USB PD devices). This wall charger comes with a 60-watt dedicated USB-C  port which supports USB PD 2.0. This allows you to charge Macbooks and a huge number of USB- compatible laptops at  a very fast charging speed of 60 watt (60 watt is also the maximum charging speed of stock Macbook Pro 2017 charger). Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger will also charge other USB-PD devices such a ssmartphones and Nintendo Switch at their maximum supported charging current as well.

The 3 regular fast charging USB ports allow you to charge more phones and deliver a combined output of 12 watt. This greatly increases the usability of the device and makes it possible to charge a laptop/Macbook, a powerbank and a phone simultaneously .

The Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger  is Thunderbolt 3.0 capable and can charge Macbooks laptops such as the 2016/2017 MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, Razer Blade Stealth etc. at a maximum charging power of 60 watt power.

All  Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger  has a reasonably compact 3.6 inch x 2.4 inch x 1 inch form factor which is good given the number of ports on it.  The Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger  supports 110-240 volt & 50-60 Hz AC input, thus making it ideal for travel.

To top it all,  the price is extremely reasonable, thereby making it an extremely attractive package. For its 60 watt USB-C port, additional 3 USb ports, solid build, world wide AC input support  and  excellent price,   Cable Matters 72W 4-Port USB-C Charger  is our top overall pick as the best USB-C PD charger for laptops & smartphones.

Best Compact USB-C Charger  with USB PD for laptops/smartphones

iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C  wall Charger with Power Delivery

Best USB C compact charger
iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger is smaller than Apple Macbook charger

What we Like

  • 45-watt USB C (with USB PD) port delivers excellent charging power for Macbooks and laptops. 45-watt charging delivers 50% faster charging for laptops than the 30-watt offered by many other compact chargers
  • Compact and light 2.4 inch x 2.4 inch design
  • USB PD 3.0 support is ahead of competing chargers
  • Folding Pins are nice for travel
  • Excellent pricing
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt and 50-60 hz AC input support, excellent for travel
  • Robust build

What we do not like

  • Just one port, another port (even a normal USB) would have been very handy. However, for charging only a phone or a laptop, this compact charger delivers unbeatable value and performance!

iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger is our top pick among compact USB-C PD capable compact chargers for laptops as well as smartphones. iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger has one USB-C  port capable of delivering a maximum of 45 watts of charging power. This is well suited for Macbook Air, Macbook Pros and many other USB-C supporting laptops such as Dell XPS 13, Lenovo Yoga 370/900 910, Zenbook 3etc. iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger  is a compact and light charger with a form factor of 2.4 inch x 2.4 inch x 1 inch and is well suited for travel thanks to its folding design. The excellent pricing is another reason why iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger is our top pick.

Another USB port would have made this charger incredibly better. However, give its light, compact, and folding design and good build quality with an incredible 45-watt charging prowess, iClever BoostCube 45W USB Type-C Charger is easily  the best compact USB-C PD charger in the market and our top compact USB-C PD wall charger pick.

 


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