Modern smartphones, tablets, and computers use USB-C charging ports for connectivity; you should invest in one with the latest semiconductor technology, like Gallium Nitride, to reduce heat production from older silicon-based models. Check out the Best info about USB Type C chargers.
Anker PowerPort III Nano, which weighs only 1.1 ounces and features folding prongs, is our go-to USB-C charger, ideal for small spaces such as backpacks or pockets. It supports every fast charging protocol while remaining compact enough to fit in easily with our backpacking adventures.
1. UGreen Nexode 100W USB-C Charger
With USB-C becoming more prevalent on phones, tablets, and laptops – and manufacturers increasingly leaving out chargers in the box – quality USB-C wall chargers have become an absolute must. Thanks to Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology which conducts electricity more efficiently without heating up over time like traditional silicon chargers, these wall chargers can now be smaller and lighter than ever.
Ugreen’s Nexode GaN charger line now includes a triple-port brick that fits neatly in your palm for easy packing and transport, featuring power prongs that fold away neatly for packing or travel. It can power two 100W USB-C devices simultaneously or one device up to 65W, as well as charge USB-A devices at 4A per port.
This charger was not created to replace your laptop’s power brick but as a central desktop charger for smartphones and tablets requiring high-powered charging. At the same time, you work – perfect for home offices with several floater iPads or small businesses using them as part of their product lineup. Although smaller than others on this list, this one remains an efficient portable solution.
2. Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro
Comparable with the other USB-C chargers we’ve tested, this one stands out for being particularly well-suited to all charging protocols, including Power Delivery 3.0 PPS and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0. You can simultaneously charge a laptop, tablet, and pair of earbuds; its design prevents overheating or shorting out.
But this charger can be somewhat larger than its competitors since its prongs don’t collapse for easy transport or packing, risking damage to other gear while in your bag or suitcase.
This USB-C charger boasts two USB-C ports capable of providing up to 40W each – enough to charge Google Pixel phones, Nintendo Switch, and many Android phones. Although not future-proof due to not supporting Power Delivery + Security (PDPSS), this charger is an excellent choice, mainly if you use Apple products without multiple ports and are looking for numerous port charging solutions with GaN technology running faster than traditional silicon chipsets. Plus, it comes backed with a 2-year warranty!
3. TeckNet USB-C Charger
Your charger for your MacBook, Kindle, and other gadgets must provide reliable power delivery and be powerful enough. TeckNet offers one with 65W charging capacity to charge laptops quickly or later iPhone models. Plus, it features two USB-C ports and its regular USB-A port!
Most modern high-powered adapters use gallium nitride instead of silicon to lose less energy as heat and be made much smaller than their older silicon-based designs. The result is a USB-C charger small enough for pocket use.
Tecknet’s multi-port charger utilizes GaN electronics and features a retractable power prong, supporting fast PD 3.0 fast charging on Samsung devices with its 100W rating when used alone; when both USB-C ports are simultaneously being used however, the output drops down to 30W due to individual ports needing different amounts of power for proper function; though this minor inconvenience should be noted as this charger remains compact, lightweight, and looks solid.
4. Anker PowerPort III Nano
Anker offers some of the smallest USB-C chargers on the market. Their 30W and 65W versions (pictured here) are highly compact, but Anker’s 45W charger is outstanding in size and price. Utilizing what is known as GaN II chips to maximize efficiency while limiting heat buildup means this charger is smaller and quieter than competitors while still capable of fully powering laptops.
The single USB-C output from PowerIQ technology offers 18W. It automatically adapts its output based on what device it’s connected to – meaning faster charging for most phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
This lightweight and compact charger is excellent for traveling. With a low profile design that blends nicely into furniture pieces, its flat profile allows it to easily hide behind furniture without taking up unnecessary space. However, as it doesn’t include cables – which would otherwise come included – purchasing them separately may be necessary; nevertheless, it offers excellent value at its competitive price with an 18-month warranty backing it.
5. Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable
Apple recently adopted USB-C on their latest iPhones, and the connector is becoming increasingly common on other devices. While some manufacturers still employ traditional USB-A ports on older devices, most modern ones incorporate the more versatile reversible USB-C connection.
Cable Matters’ 40 Gbps data cable is ideal for anyone seeking reliable and cost-effective transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. Furthermore, this MFI-certified product meets Apple’s rigorous specifications, so there shouldn’t be any problems when used with your Apple products. MFI certification also guarantees that this cable was designed according to Apple standards without incurring damage or slowdowns during operation.
Not all cables feature MFI certification, so it is wise to research when shopping for cheap lines. Apple provides an informative article outlining seven telltale signs to watch; generally, the highest-performing cables feature grey/metallic colors with trapezoidal interlocks on their head for easier identification.