Best USB-C PD Wall Chargers

USB-C is fast becoming the standard connectivity interface of choice in latest Android smartphones as well as the latest iPhones, Macbooks and devices such as Nintendo Switch and smart TVs. The best feature of USB-C is that it allows everything from data transfer to charging (with USB-C Power Delivery or USB-C PD) 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 recommended to charge the new USB-C devices from only the USB-C PD wall chargers that can deliver the maximum supported charging current/voltage for the USB-C devices.

High-output USB-C PD wall chargers and powerbanks will charge USB-C devices much faster as they can deliver much higher charging voltages and currents with charging power reaching up to 30 watt, 45 watt or even 60 watts. Latest USB-C smartphones support maximum charging power of 15-18 watt (Samsung Galaxy S9, S8 and Apple iPhone Xs, X, 8, 8 Plus). USB-C PD laptops such as new Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs support way higher maximum charging power of 30+ watt and all the way up to 60 watts.

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

For Smartphones Only

Best USB-C PD Wall Charger for Smartphones 18-watt PD

For Both Macbooks & Smartphones – Higher USB-PD Output means Faster Charging for Macbooks & USB-C laptops

Best Compact USB-C PD Charger for Macbooks and Smartphones  30-watt PD

Best Value for Money Compact USB-C PD Charger for Macbooks and Smartphones  30-watt PD

Best High-Output USB-C PD Charger for Laptops, Macbooks and Smartphones 60-watt PD

Best Value for Money High Output USB-C Charger for Laptops & smartphones 45-watt PD

Best USB-C PD Wall Charger for Fast-Charging iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, X, 8, 8+ & Android USB-C PD smartphones

USB-C PD fast-charger for iPhone Xs Max and iPhone 8
Anker PowerPort PD2  is the best priced premium 18-watt fast-charging USB-C PD solution for new iPhones Xs, Xs Max, X/8 etc. as well as latest USB-C Android phones and comes with an extra port

What we Like

  • Two ports let you charge two devices simultaneously – you can charge both your powerbank and phone at once.
  • The 18-watt USB C (with USB PD) port delivers fastest charging power for all smartphones.
  • The USB PD port fast charges Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • The second 12-watt USB port charges Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8, S7 etc. and other Android phones at 2.4 amp speeds (0 to 50% in 50 mins)
  • Very compact 2.5 inch x 2.4 x 1.1 inch design
  • Weighs just 3.5 oz (110 gm)
  • Foldable Pins for compact packing
  • Worldwide 110-240 volt AC input support and 50-60 hz AC input support makes it great for travel
  • Reliable build quality and new elegant design with blue LED indicator light
  • Very competitive price. Anker PowerPort PD2  costs less than Apple’s newly launched official 18-watt wall charger which comes with a single port only.

What we do not like

  • Confusing naming scheme. Anker’s 30 watt PowerPort PD2 (18+12 watt)  and 49.5 watt Powerport II PD (30+19.5 watt) USB-C PD wall chargers have very similar names.

Anker PowerPort PD2 30-watt dual port wall charger is hands down the best pick for fast-charging (0 to 50% in 30 mins) the latest iPhones and the latest USB-C PD Android smartphones.  Anker PowerPort PD2 comes with two ports – one 18-watt USB-C PD port for fast-charging the new iPhones and Android USB-C PD phones  and one 12-watt  USB port for simultaneously charging another device such as powerbank or another phone.

PowerPort PD2 is a better choice than Apple’s newly launched single port 18-watt USB-C wall charger for fast charging new iPhones as the Anker PowerPort PD2 comes with two ports and also costs much less.

Please note that besides charging smartphones if you also plan to frequently charge Macbooks, then you should select Powerport II PD 49.5 watt USB-C PD wall charger (described below) which has a 30-watt USB-C PD output port especially for charging Macbooks.

Best USB-C PD Charger for Macbooks and Smartphones (Both Android phones and new iPhone Xs, Xr, X, 8)

Best iPhone Xs/X, 8, 8+ Fast Charger with additional 18-watt Quickcharge/Fast-Charging Port for Androids

Anker Powerport II PD USB-Type C Power Delivery 49.5 watt Wall Charger 

Best USB-C PD wall charger
Anker PowerPort II PD charger can fast charge iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, X, 8, 8+ and Samsung 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 19.5 watt 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

Released in March 2018, the new Anker PowerPort II 49.5-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 alongwith 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 Value for Money USB-C PD Charger for Smartphones & Macbooks

Best Value for Money iPhone Xs/X, 8, 8+ Fast Charger

RAVPower 36-watt USB C Wall Charger with 30 watt Power Delivery 

18-watt USB-C PD wall charger for iPhone Xs, X
 RAVPower 36-watt wall charger can fast-charge latest iPhones Xs/X/8/8+ and also charge Macbooks at decent 29-watt charging speed

What we Like

  • 29 watt USB-C PD charging port + one spare 2.4 amp port at a very reasonable price
  • Fast charges new iPhone Xs, X, 8, and 8+ up to 50% in 30 mins
  • Fast charges Samsung S9, S8, S7 etc.
  • 29 watt USB-C PD support charges Macbooks at fast speeds
  • 1 smart 2.4 amp fast charging USB ports
  • 36-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

  • Higher overall output would have been great.

RAVPower 36-watt Dual Port USB Type C PD wall charger is our top pick among value for money USB-C PD wall chargers for smartphones. This wall charger comes with 2 charging ports, giving you the option to charge two phones or powerbanks at the same time from one wall socket.

The USB C PD port can output up to 29 watts of charging power, making it perfect for fast-charging the latest iPhones (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, X, 8, 8+) and charging Macbooks. The second port can output 12-watt, making it well-suited for charging smartphones.

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 RAVPower 36-watt Dual Port USB Type C PD wall charger an excellent reasonably priced 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 Value for Money USB-C PD Wall Charger with 45-watt 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 value for money 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 as well an included USB-C cable 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 value for money USB-C PD charger in the market and our top compact USB-C PD wall charger pick.

 

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