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These are the best USB PD fast chargers for phones and laptops in 2022

These are the best USB PD fast chargers for phones and laptops in 2022

Fast chargers are very useful in certain situations. If you’re ready to leave the house but your smartphone or laptop battery is low, a compatible fast charger will be able to add a decent amount of charge in a short period of time. While some device makers bundle a compatible fast charger in the box, others either don’t pack any kind of fast charger or bundle a lower-powered charging brick. Also, it’s suddenly becoming a trend not to bundle any kind of charger in the box for smartphones. You can safely blame Apple for that.

So whatever the reason, if you’re in the market for a fast charger that supports USB Power Delivery (USB PD), we can help. In this guide, we’ve selected some of the best USB PD Fast Chargers on the market. You can pick one that matches the supported wattage in your budget.

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What is USB PD?

USB PD (Power Delivery) is a specification used by manufacturers to deliver increased power over USB to their devices. It works with USB Battery Charging implementations to provide a robust fast charging solution. USB PD was originally introduced back in 2012 and has since been revised multiple times. The latest revision — USB Power Delivery Specification Revision 3.1 — was announced in May 2021, and it supports delivering up to 240W of power over USB Type-C. The USB PD 3.1 chargers are already here and we’ve added a few of them to this collection below.

In terms of cross-compatibility, Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4.0, 4+, and 5 are compatible with the USB PD specification. Similarly, Huawei and Samsung’s fast charging standards also work with USB PD. So if you have a device with QuickCharge 4 or Huawei SuperCharge support, it can be charged faster with USB PD chargers as well. Notably, some of Samsung’s devices use Programmable Power Supply (PPS), so unless your USB PD charger also supports PPS, you won’t get the top charging speed. Your device will still charge faster than normal though.

If you want to know more about various fast-charging standards and fast charging in general, make sure to read our detailed explainer on fast charging.

How to choose the right charger?

Choosing the right charger for your smartphone or laptop can be a struggle due to the presence of various charging protocols, power requirements, and more. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most important things you need to consider while picking the right charger for your device:

  • Supported charging protocol: This is an important factor to consider mainly because not all smartphones and laptops support the universal charging protocol such as USB Power Delivery. OnePlus smartphones, for instance, uses OnePlus’ proprietary Warp charge tech, thereby forcing you to opt-out of third-party options. So, figure out what charging protocol your smartphone supports. Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, and Google Pixels all support USB Power Delivery, albeit at lower wattages only.
  • Power requirement of your device: The next step is to make sure how much your device needs in watts (W). Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro Max requires 27W, so you’ll need a charger that supports at least 27W or higher to charge this phone at its maximum supported speed. Typically, most smartphones vary between 18-80W, whereas laptops can easily go up to 140W.
  • Chargers with multiple USB ports: You may come across a lot of chargers with multiple USB-C or USB-A ports. While these are great for charging multiple devices, they may not provide the fastest speeds when all ports are used simultaneously due to power sharing. So it’s important to understand how much power a particular charger can deliver through each of its ports individually and simultaneously, and figure if you need all ports to be working at maximum speed all through the day. For instance, a port usually reserved for charging a smartwatch or earbuds will only be active for a couple of hours in a day, allowing you to get away with a lower-powered multi-port charger.
  • GaN chargers: Simply put, Gallium Nitride a.k.a GaN chargers are physically smaller in size and are efficient at transferring current as they lose less energy to heat. The pricing for them is a bit on the higher side as the technology is fairly new. We recommend picking up GaN chargers over others if your budget allows for it.

With all the factors in mind, a typical purchase decision will count the number of devices you need to simultaneously charge and how quick you need the charger to be. For example, if you have a Macbook Air and an iPhone charging for most parts of the day, you can get away with a 65W USB Power Delivery charger with two ports. But if you have a more power-hungry laptop and more devices to charge simultaneously, you may need to look at 100W multi-port chargers. If you just have an iPhone to charge, you can get by with a single-port 18W or 30W charger, depending on how recent your phone is.


Best USB PD fast chargers with at least one USB Type-A port

Although USB PD doesn’t work with a Type-A port, the following chargers can be useful when you need to charge multiple devices and one of them doesn’t support USB PD.

    Dual-device charging

    The HPDCA32 PowerVolt USB PD charger from Scosche also includes two USB ports -- one Type-C and one Type-A. But unlike the Anker PowerPort PD 2, the Type-C port on this charger can offer up to 20W charging. It also includes foldable prongs, and is relatively compact.

    Foldable plug

    The Anker PowerPort PD 2 charger comes with two USB ports -- one Type-C and one Type-A. While the Type-C port that supports USB PD can charge up to 18W, the Type-A port only supports 12W charging. It's great if you’re looking only to charge smartphones and tablets.

    For international travelers

    This Native Union Smart Charger is great if you travel a lot internationally as the company bundles adapters for the UK and EU in the box. The charger supports up to 18W charging via the Type-C port and up to 12W via the Type-A port.

    Ports galore

    If you have several devices that often need charging or USB-level power, this Sabrent charger has eight ports, including two Type-C and six Type-A. While the Type-C ports support USB PD and can deliver up to 28W of power, the Type-A ports support up to 15W charging.

    Five ports

    This particular Anker charger comes with as many as five USB Type-A ports, capable of delivering up to 63W of power. It's a good option to consider if you're looking to simultaneously charge an entire family of devices.

    Foldable plug

    The Ugreen four-port PD charger is an excellent option if you are looking for a single charger for your travel needs. It has three Type-C ports, all of which are USB PD-compatible, and one Type-A port. The charger also supports multiple fast charging standards.

Best USB PD fast chargers with just Type-C ports

    20W compact charger

    The Anker 511 charger is super compact at just over one inch on each side, making it very convenient to carry. It supports up to 20W fast charging, and can work with all USB PD compatible devices.

    With GaN tech

    The presence of a Gallium nitride (GaN) chipset in this charger allows it to be smaller, and run much cooler than non-GaN chargers. It supports up to 20W fast charging via the single USB Type-C port. The charger is offered in two colors.

    Supports PPS

    The Belkin BoostCharge USB-C wall charger comes with USB PD PPS support that enables it to provide up to 25W of charging to Samsung phones with PPS support. Non-PPS USB PD devices will get 20W charging. There's only one Type-C port on it.

    The slim option

    The Belkin BoostCharge Pro has a slim design that makes it great for portability. Additionally, it also uses GaN tech like the Spigen ArcStation Pro. The Belkin charger supports up to 20W charging via the single Type-C port.

    With two Type-C ports

    The Spigen ArcStation 40W is quite similar to the ArcStation Pro 20W but it includes two USB Type-C ports. Both ports are capable of delivering up to 30W charging when the other port is not being used. When both ports are being used, the two devices will get up to 20W charging. It also uses GaN tech.

    Designed by Samsung

    This 25W fast charger by Samsung not only works with the company’s devices, it can charge any USB PD device quickly. It has a single USB Type-C port, and can be bought in two different colors. The charger also comes with a Type-C to Type-C cable in the box.

Fast chargers with 45W support (on at least one port)

    Dual port charger

    The Baseus GaN Mini Quick Charger features two USB Type-C ports, both of which are capable of delivering up to 45W charging when just one port is being used. It also uses GaN tech, and includes foldable prongs. The charger is sold in two colors, and you can even buy a version with one Type-A and one Type-C port.

    PD and QC 3.0 support

    Like Samsung, Motorola also sells USB PD fast chargers that can be used with its devices as well as other PD-compatible products. The Motorola TurboPower 50W USB-C Charger comes with a Type-C as well as a USB-A port. Unlike Motorola's older chargers, this one doesn't come with a charger inside the box.

    From the house of Samsung

    Samsung’s 45W wall charger is similar to its 25W option. You get one Type-C port and two color options. The charger can deliver up to 45W power to any USB PD device, not just Samsung’s. Moreover, a Type-C to Type-C cable is bundled in the box.

    Cooler and smaller

    The Spigen 45W ArcStation Pro charger uses GaN technology to generate less heat than a similar Silicon-based charger, and it's compact. The charger features a single USB Type-C port that can deliver up to 45W charging to compatible devices using USB PD 3.0 and PPS support. In addition, it comes with a foldable plug and a Type-C to Type-C cable.

    Attached cable

    The Nekteck charger supports up to 45W charging using USB PD 3.0 and PPS standards. It has a permanently attached Type-C cable that's quite handy. In addition, the charger is USB IF certified and packs several safeguards against over-charging, over-current, and over-heating.

    Bundled Type-C cable

    This 45W fast charger from Elecjet is another good option. It comes with a foldable plug, making it very convenient for storage and traveling. In addition, the charger supports USB PD 3.0 PPS for fast charging up to 45W. It will work great with all your devices that use USD PD standard.

Fast chargers with 60W/ 65W support

    Three in one

    The Baseus 65W Three-Port Mini Quick Travel Charger not just supports USB PD protocol, it can also work with QuickCharge 3.0 and Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging. There are three USB ports onboard -- two Type-C and one Type-A. While the first Type-C port can deliver up to 65W charge, the second Type-C port and the Type-A port only support up to 30W charge.

    3-port PPS charger

    The Anker 735 charger comes with two USB Type-C ports and a single USB Type-A port that can deliver up to 65W power. It supports USB PD PPS protocol, meaning it's compatible with a variety of devices out there.

    Charge everything

    The Scosche HPDC60 Powervolt PD charger comes with a single USB Type-C port. It can deliver up to 60W of power to any USB PD device that will allow you to charge pretty much every device, including laptops, with a single charger.

    Four-in-one

    The Ugreen fast charger packs four USB ports that you can use to charge multiple devices simultaneously. There are three Type-C ports and one Type-A, of which the top two Type-C ports can deliver up to 65W of power when only one port is being used. In addition, the charger supports USB PPS.

    Compact design

    The NekTeck 60W charger uses Gallium Nitrate (GaN) instead of Silicon for a compact design and cooler performance. It's excellent for laptops that support USB PD. In addition, you get a single Type-C port that can provide up to 60W of power. NekTeck also bundles a 2 meter Type-C to Type-C cable with it.

    Lots of ports

    The KEEPBLANCE charger packs four USB ports in total -- two USB Type-C ports and two USB Type-A ports. The first USB Type-C port is capable of delivering 60W of power wheres the other one is limited to 18W of power. This charger is great for charging multiple devices at once.

Fast chargers with 100W support

    With GaN tech

    This is an affordable and powerful charger from Nekteck. It packs a single USB Type-C port and comes with a compatible Type-C to Type-C in the box. The charger can deliver up to 100W power using USB PD standard, as its name suggests. In addition, it uses GaN tech and is USB IF certified.

    GaN charger for laptop and phone

    Satechi’s 100W USB PD charger comes with three ports -- two USB Type-C and one USB Type-A -- allowing to to charge up to three devices simultaneously. It uses GaN tech, resulting in a relatively compact body. While the USB Type-A port is capable of delivering up to 12W output, each of the Type-C ports can offer 100W charging when only one port is being used.

    GaN tech

    The Spigen ArcStation Pro is an excellent charger for laptops and smartphones. It packs two USB Type-C ports that deliver up to 100W of power to PD-compatible devices. If you use both ports simultaneously, you’ll get up to 45W of power on each port. In addition, since the charger uses GaN tech, it’s relatively compact and provides a cooler operation.

    Supports Quick Charge 5.0

    Baseus has some really versatile chargers on the market, and this 100W charger is no different. Besides supporting USB PD 3.0 and PPS, it can also work with Quick Charge (QC) 5.0. As QC 5.0 is backward compatible, it can also fast charge all older QC-compatible devices. In addition, it features a single Type-C port.

    Four-in-one

    Unlike the Baseus 100W GaN II Fast Charger that only comes with a single port, this charger packs four ports — two Type-C and two Type-A. When just one Type-C port is being used, the charger can deliver up to 100W watts of power. But when more devices are connected, it’ll intelligently distribute power.

    Multiple fast-charging protocols

    The Ugreen 100W charger supports pretty much all major fast charging protocols, including USB PD 3.0, QuickCharge 4.0+, USB PD PPS, and Adaptive Fast Charging. In addition, it has two Type-C ports, which can deliver up to 100W of power when only one port is connected.

Best USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers

If you have devices that require more than 100W of power, then you’ll have to pick up one of the newer USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers. These chargers are perfect for charging modern devices including the M1 Pro and M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro as they demand more than 100W of power for a quick top-up. As per the USB Implementers Forum’s (USB IF) instructions, the new USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers and cables will carry specific icons to help users identify different chargers before purchasing.

    USB PD 3.1 compatible

    The Anker 717 Charger is one of the most reliable USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers on the market right now. This GaN charger is capable of delivering up to 140W of power to quickly charge your devices when you need them.

    Made by Apple

    Apple's 140W USB-C power adapter is one of the first few USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers to hit the market. It's perfect for those who want to fas-charge their M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros via the MagSafe port.

    GaN PD 3.1 charger

    The UGREEN Nexode 140W USB PD 3.1 charger is also a great option to consider for charging your devices. This particular GaN charger comes with a 6ft USB-C to USB-C cable for charging all your latest devices.

These are the best USB PD fast chargers you can buy on the market right now. As you can see, there are a number of options with different wattages and port selections. You can choose one depending on your requirements. We’ve also updated this post to include some incredibly fast USB PD 3.1 compatible chargers, so be sure to explore those options too.

Still confused? Choose this charger

If you just need a charger for your phone, the Anker 511 charger and Samsung 25W charger are two good options. However, if you want a single charger for your MacBook or other USB PD laptop and smartphone, you can go for the Anker 735 65W charger.

So which USB PD charger are you planning to get? Let us know in the comments section. Also, check out our recommendations on the Best USB Cables to go along with your new charger.

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Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

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