These are the Best USB PD Fast Chargers for phones and laptops in October: Anker, Belkin, and more!
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 the 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. But before we tell you about the best USB PD chargers, here’s a bit about the USB PD standard.
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. While devices and chargers supporting USB PD Revision 3.1 will take some time to reach the market, the existing USB PD Revision 3.0 supports up to 100W power delivery.
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’ve 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Best USB PD fast chargers with just 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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 45W USB-C Charger comes with a single Type-C port. Moreover, you get a compatible Type-C to Type-C cable in the box.
- 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 devices. Moreover, a Type-C to Type-C cable is bundled in the box.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 supports up to 30W charge.
- The Anker PowerPort Atom PD II charger comes with two USB Type-C ports that can deliver up to 60W power to any USB PD compatible device. However, the full 60W output will only be available when one port is in use. The charger uses GaN tech, and comes with a foldable plug.
- 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.
- 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.
Fast chargers with 100W support
- 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.
- 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 port can offer 100W charging when only one port is being used.
- The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 charger packs as many as four ports -- two USB Type-C and two USB Type-A. The charger intelligently allocates power between devices when more than one device is connected. The Type-C ports can push up to 100W power, whereas Type-A is capable of sending 12W power.
- The Spigen ArcStation Pro is an excellent charger for laptops and smartphones. It packs two USB Type-C ports capable of delivering 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 providers a cooler operation.
- 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.
- 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.
These are the best USB PD fast chargers on the market. As you can see, there are a number of options with different wattages and port selections. You can choose one depending on your requirements. If you just need a charger for your phone, Anker PowerPort Nano PD 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, depending on wattage support, you can go for either the Anker PowerPort Atom PD II or the PowerPort Atom PD 4.
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.