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.

Good high-output 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, 45 watt or even 60 watts. Most regular USB wall chargers 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 Apple iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus). Similarly, USB-C PD laptops support way higher maximum charging currents of 30 watt and all the way up to 60 watts (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 Compact USB-C Charger for Smartphones/Laptops & Best iPhone X, 8, 8+ Fast Charger

Anker Powerport II PD USB-Type C Power Delivery 30-watt Wall Charger 

Best USB-C PD wall charger
Anker PowerPort II PD charger can charge both iPhone X, 8, 8+ and Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8 etc. at their fastest possible charging speeds. It also charges Nintendo Switch and Macbooks as well

What we Like

  • Two ports! This lets you charge two devices at once – charge both your powerbank and phone at once.
  • The 30-watt USB C (with USB PD) port delivers excellent charging power for both smartphones and laptops.
  • The USB PD port fast charges Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • The USB port fast charges Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8, S7 etc. and other Android phones at fastest possible charging speed
  • Compact 2.7 inch x 2.8 x 1.1 inch design
  • Weighs just 4.6 oz (130 gm)
  • Foldable Pins
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt input support and 50-60 hz AC input support makes it great for travel
  • Solid build quality and new elegant design with blue indictor light
  • Very competitive price. This new Powerport II PD charger costs same as old single port Anker PD charger.

What we do not like

  • None! The second port solves our only complaint with previous Powerport PD

Released in March 2018, the new Anker PowerPort II 30-watt USB-C PD dual wall charger is our top pick among available USB-C wall chargers as it offers a highly capable 30-watt USB Power Delivery (USB PD)  output port along with an additional 19.5 watt max output capable fast charging USB port.

The USB-PD port will fast charge iPhone X, 8, 8+ (50% in 30 mins). It will also charge Nintendo Switch at its maximum possible 18-watt PD output. The Power Delivery (PD) port charges Macbooks at quite fast 30-watt charging output – same as Apple 29-watt Macbook charger.

Apple’s latest iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus also now support fast charging over USB-C PD allowing you to fast charge your iPhones to to 50% in 30 minutes.

This second port (regular USB) is Quickcharge 2.0 compatible and will fast charge all the latest Samsung smartphones such as S9, Note 9, S8, S8+, S7 etc. as well as other Android phones such as Google Pixel 2/Nexus 6P/5x/LG V30 at the fastest possible charging speed.

The Anker PowerPort II PD 30 watt wall charger features folding pins and compact size that make it great for travel.

The dual 30 watt PD and 19.5 watt max fast charging/QuickCharge 2.0 port combo gives Anker PowerPort II PD unmatched versatility and flexibility, making it the one-stop fastest charging solution for everything from iPhone X, 8, 8+ and Samsung S9, S8, S8+, S7, Note 9, to Macbooks, power banks and Nintendo Switch. It is hand-down the best USB-C wall charger in the market today

 

Anker USB-C PD wall charger for iPhone X, MAcbooks and Samsung S9
With the Anker PowerPort II USB-C PD charger , you have to now carry just one wall charger with you to charge two devices – including one USB PD device such as Macbook – at once. 

Best MultiPort USB-C Charger for Smartphones

MeTrans 3-Port 41W USB C Wall Charger with 30 watt Power Delivery support

Best USB C wall charger
Metrans PD wall charger can fast charge iPhone X and latest USB C Android phones

What we Like

  • 3 charging ports in all
  • Fast charges new iPhone X, 8, and 8+ up to 50% in 30 mins
  • Fast charges Samsung S9, S8, S7 etc. and QC 3.0 phones
  • 29 watt USB-C PD support charges Macbooks at fast speeds
  • 2 smart 2.4 amp fast charging USB ports
  • 41-watt total  output means that you can charge two devices at fast speeds at once
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt AC input support, excellent for travel
  • Foldable Pins
  • Very reasonable Price
  • Good build quality
  • 24-month warranty

What we do not like

  • Not compatible with iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S and HP Spectre X2s

Metrans 3-Port 41W USB Type C PD wall charger is our top pick among multiport USB-C wall chargers for smartphones. This wall charger comes with 3 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 its full Quickcharge 3.0 support (backwards compatible with QC 2.0) which can be used to charge QC 3.0 powerbanks or smartphones at super-fast speeds.

The USB C PD port can output up to 29 watts of charging power, making it perfect for charging Macbooks.

All this is available in a quite compact 3 inch by 2 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 Metrans 3-Port 41W USB Type C PD wall charger an excellent USB-C charger package for smartphones.

Best Overall USB-C Charger with 60-watt 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)
  • Fast charges Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
  • 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 USB Power Delivery charging delivers 50% faster charging for laptops than the 30-watt offered by many other compact chargers
    • Fast charges Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.
    • 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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