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The 4 Best USB Phone Chargers of 2023

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We’ve added a What to look forward to section with some new models we plan to test against our picks in spring 2023.

If you’ve ever scrambled out the door with your phone’s battery in the red, you know that power is precious, and the faster you can get it, the better. Anker’s PowerPort III Nano is the best option for charging any phone fast: It’s tiny and inexpensive, and it can get a fully drained phone battery to more than 50% full in half an hour.

USB-C chargers can top up phones faster than older USB-A models can, and they work with both iPhones and Android devices. As of November 2020, all iPhones come with the USB-C–to–Lightning cable necessary to take advantage of the faster charging USB-C offers. (If you got your iPhone before that, you may have to buy a cable separately.) If you have an Android phone and a USB-C cable already, you don’t need to buy anything extra to fast-charge with our USB-C picks.

Our pick

Anker PowerPort III Nano

This small and inexpensive charger will fast-charge any phone, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel handsets. But it has only one port.

Buying Options

$19* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

If you want the smallest power brick available that’ll charge your phone at the fastest speeds, we recommend the single-port Anker PowerPort III Nano. It’s the same size as Apple’s ubiquitous 5-watt charger (the one that Apple used to include in iPhone boxes), and it supplies up to 20 watts over USB-C. That’s enough power to charge most phones—whether you have an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy model, a Google Pixel handset, or some other Android phone with fast charging—more than halfway full in just 30 minutes. This model also powers Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging system at its maximum 15 watts.

Port one: 20 W USB-C
Dimensions: 1.2 by 1.1 by 1.1 inches


Also great

RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)

This model has fast-charging USB-C and USB-A ports that provide maximum power no matter what cable you use, together in one small and reliable charger.

Buying Options

$30* from RAVPower

*At the time of publishing, the price was $16.

RAVPower’s 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132) is more powerful than the smaller Anker PowerPort III Nano. Its USB-C port can charge at up to 18 watts, and it has a second port—in the form of the classic USB-A—that allows you to charge a second device at 12 watts. In our testing, the USB-C port charged a phone to 85% in an hour, compared with 70% from the USB-A port.

Port one: 18 W USB-C
Port two: 12 W USB-A
Dimensions: 1.9 by 1.9 by 1.2 inches

Upgrade pick

Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro

If you want to get the fastest charge possible to two modern devices at once, this charger is the best of the few options available. But you need to bring your own USB-C cables.

The Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro is what you should get if you want to take advantage of fast USB-C with multiple devices. When a single port is in use, it charges at up to 30 watts. When you use the two USB-C ports at the same time, both support full 20-watt charging, so you can charge two phones at top speed—an iPhone’s battery will go from 0% to more than 50% charged in a half hour, whereas in the same amount of time on the charger the iPhone comes with, it would be at about 20%. This kind of dual–USB-C charger is still pretty rare, and the PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro represents the best execution of it.

Port one: 30 W USB-C (20 W USB-C when both ports are in use)
Port two: 30 W USB-C (20 W USB-C when both ports are in use)
Dimensions: 1.9 by 1.9 by 1.1 inches

Also great

Anker PowerPort 4

Affordable, fast, and compact, this charger can provide fast power to up to four devices at once, although not at the maximum speeds USB-C offers.

The Anker PowerPort 4 is the model to choose if you carry a lot of gear—say, a phone, a smartwatch, a power bank, and Bluetooth headphones—or if you’re traveling with companions. Each of its four ports supports a 12-watt power draw, as fast a charge as you can get from standard USB-A. No other reliable four-port charger packs that kind of power into such a diminutive size and at such a low price.

Port one: 12 W USB-A
Port two: 12 W USB-A
Port three: 12 W USB-A
Port four: 12 W USB-A
Dimensions: 2.6 by 2.6 by 1.1 inches

Everything we recommend

Our pick

Anker PowerPort III Nano

This small and inexpensive charger will fast-charge any phone, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel handsets. But it has only one port.

Buying Options

$19* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

Also great

RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)

This model has fast-charging USB-C and USB-A ports that provide maximum power no matter what cable you use, together in one small and reliable charger.

Buying Options

$30* from RAVPower

*At the time of publishing, the price was $16.

Upgrade pick

Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro

If you want to get the fastest charge possible to two modern devices at once, this charger is the best of the few options available. But you need to bring your own USB-C cables.

Also great

Anker PowerPort 4

Affordable, fast, and compact, this charger can provide fast power to up to four devices at once, although not at the maximum speeds USB-C offers.

The research

  • Why you should trust us
  • Who this is for
  • How we picked and tested
  • Best small phone charger: Anker PowerPort III Nano
  • Also great: RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)
  • Upgrade pick: Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro
  • Best for charging more than two devices: Anker PowerPort 4
  • Other good USB-C chargers
  • What to look forward to
  • The competition

Why you should trust us

I’ve been reviewing mobile accessories since 2011 and covering them for Wirecutter since 2015. I’m also the author of Wirecutter’s guides to Qi wireless chargers and car chargers, for which I’ve seen and tested pretty much every available charging variation.

To make our picks, in addition to reflecting on years of experience, we relied on professional-level tools, including the Total Phase USB Power Delivery Analyzer and its Data Center Software. These tools allowed us to get more granular, precise data than we might have otherwise so that we could be confident in our picks’ performance.

Who this is for

If your phone’s or tablet’s original USB charger is broken or lost, you’re obviously in need of a new charger. But even if you still have the original chargers for all your devices, you might want to consider something that can charge your devices from a wall outlet more quickly or charge multiple devices at the same time.

Most people have more than one device that charges via USB: tablets, smartphones, external battery packs, e-readers, portable speakers, Bluetooth headphones and headsets, fitness trackers—the list goes on. Chances are, you’ll regularly need to charge two (or more) of those devices at the same time. Good multiport chargers cost only a little more than single-port chargers and aren’t much larger. If you think you might take advantage of a second port, they’re worth a few dollars extra, but you’ll save money and reduce bulk with a single-port model.

Multiport chargers are also great for travel. Instead of having to pack a gaggle of chargers for the family—or when you’re traveling alone, for your phone, tablet, headset, and Bluetooth speaker—you can bring one charger that handles everything. (Of course, you have to pack the appropriate Lightning or Micro-USB cables, too.)

Battery percentage when charging an iPhone 13

Charger 30 min. 60 min.
Apple 5 W iPhone charger 17% 34%
Apple 12 W iPad charger (equivalent to fastest USB-A) 40% 77%
Anker PowerPort III Nano 52% 83%

A USB-C charger can charge an iPhone more than twice as fast as the power brick that comes with the phone, and noticeably faster than an iPad’s stock charger.

How we picked and tested

Photo: Michael Hession

Choosing a new phone charger can be daunting: You can find hundreds of brands, many selling dozens of different configurations. We decided to stick to companies with established track records of great products and service. You can get a quality charger for a low price—so there’s no good reason to go with an unproven brand. To that end, we pored through the USB-charger catalogs of Amazon, Anker, Apple, Aukey, Google, iClever, Nekteck, RAVPower, Satechi, Scosche, and ZMI, and we considered nearly 100 distinct charger models.

From there, we whittled the list down based on a number of criteria:

  • The fastest possible output:
    • USB-C ports with 18- to 45-watt output: USB-C ports allow many phones to charge faster—with the right cables—drawing power at 15, 18, or 20 watts (the higher two levels are designated as USB-C Power Delivery, or USB-C PD). Although having higher output doesn’t hurt since your device draws only as much power as it’s rated for, paying more for power you won’t use doesn’t make much sense, so there’s no reason to buy anything over 45 watts specifically for your phone. Those more-powerful and more-expensive chargers are better options if you need to charge a tablet or a laptop.
    • USB-A ports with 12-watt or QuickCharge 3.0 output: USB-A charging maxes out at 12 watts (5 volts, 2.4 amps) for Apple devices and many Android phones, though some of the latter can charge faster via Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 standard. Considering the generally low prices of these chargers, you won’t find significant savings by choosing a charger slower than 12 watts.
  • Power-to-dollar value: Simply put, we consider how good of a value each charger is for the total power it can put out across its ports. We use this as a comparative figure, ruling out models that are unnecessarily expensive.
  • Size: Although absolute size is not the top determining factor, we naturally prefer smaller chargers to larger ones. Accepting a little more volume is fine if that means more power or more ports, but all other things being equal, smaller is better.
  • Multiple USB ports: This feature is nice to have, but it’s not as necessary as it used to be now that particularly small, affordable, and properly performing options are more readily available. But if size is not a chief concern for you, a slightly larger charger with multiple ports is often a better value than a smaller one that can charge only a single device.

Based on the above criteria, we’ve tested dozens of chargers over the years, including some with just USB-C ports, some with just USB-A ports, and some with both. To find the top options in each category, we put the finalists through a number of tests.

  • USB-C ports: USB-C uses digital communication between devices to verify charging speeds in a way that USB-A doesn’t; with the right tools, you can interpret exactly what’s going on in the communication between the charger and the device you’ve plugged in. We use the Total Phase USB Power Delivery Analyzer and its Data Center Software to measure and record this data, including the advertised power profiles, the steady state output, and whether any errors occur in charging.
  • USB-A ports: We test the maximum power draw from each port by plugging in a variable power load and an ammeter. This setup allows us to finely control the power flow and determine whether it matches the advertised rate. We start with the power load set to 0 amps and then turn it up until it matches the promised amperage, ensuring the voltage stays within a range of 4.75 volts to 5.25 volts. Then we repeat that test on each charger’s other ports, confirming that every port behaves as expected and that, combined, they match the indicated output.
  • Combined power output: After testing each individual port, we test the combined output when each is pushed to the maximum. The best chargers support their fastest rates on each port at the same time, without added devices slowing anything down.

Best small phone charger: Anker PowerPort III Nano

Photo: Michael Hession

Our pick

Anker PowerPort III Nano

This small and inexpensive charger will fast-charge any phone, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel handsets. But it has only one port.

Buying Options

$19* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

USB-C phone chargers have become dramatically smaller and less expensive in just a few years, to the point where you can get a great, fast charger for less than $20 (and often closer to $10). Anker’s PowerPort III Nano is the best, most compact option for sending the fastest possible charge to most phones, capable of delivering 20 watts of power over USB-C.

The PowerPort III Nano is impressively small. Measuring 1.75 inches long, including the non-folding prongs, and only a little more than an inch wide and tall, its dimensions are almost identical to those of the 5 W charger that Apple packed with most iPhones for the past decade. It’s less than half the size of Apple’s comparable 20 W charger.

Both the Anker (top) and the now-discontinued Aukey 20-watt charger (center) we tested are much smaller than the version Apple makes (bottom). Photo: Michael Hession

The PowerPort III Nano has a single USB-C port. Our testing hardware showed that the port worked as advertised, with a proper 20 W power draw measured at 9 volts/2.2 amps. (It also supports 15 W charging, which makes it compatible with USB-C devices that don’t use the Power Delivery standard, such as some Android phones.) As with all of the other USB-C chargers we recommend in this guide, you should see most phones charge from empty to somewhere between 50% and 55% full in half an hour or so, compared with 20% full in the same time period on a 5 W charger. In fact, during our tests the iPhone 13 battery reached about 52% capacity in that time and 83% in an hour.

The Anker charger also provides full power to MagSafe wireless charging accessories, including Apple’s MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger. We briefly recommended sticking with 18 W chargers rather than 20 W models, but further testing has shown that the increased power is necessary for MagSafe, and this 20 W Anker charger isn’t any more expensive than 18 W equivalents.

Anker’s 18-month warranty is on a par with many of its competitors’ coverage offerings. On the rare occasions Wirecutter staffers have had to take advantage of the protection, they’ve found the process to be quick and easy.

Also great: RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)

Photo: Michael Hession

Also great

RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)

This model has fast-charging USB-C and USB-A ports that provide maximum power no matter what cable you use, together in one small and reliable charger.

Buying Options

$30* from RAVPower

*At the time of publishing, the price was $16.

The RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132) is the best dual-port charger for charging your phone at the maximum speed no matter what cable you use. It provides both a 12-watt USB-A port and an 18-watt USB-C port, so you can charge your phone two to three times faster than with the charger that came in the box with your phone. And with two ports, the RP-PC132 offers good charging speeds for two devices at the same time; most other models this small and inexpensive can’t support fast charging on both ports at once. This power adapter is also small and light, making it ideal for carrying in a bag.

Although a USB-C port is smaller and faster than a USB-A connection and works with more kinds of devices, the USB-C standard is not yet ubiquitous. The RP-PC132 cleverly combines the benefits of USB-C with the convenience of USB-A, which means you can charge most phones released since 2017 or so at full speed using a USB-C cable (or for iPhones, a USB-C–to–Lightning cable) while also powering a second device on the USB-A port at a respectable rate using an older cable you already have.

The RP-PC132 is the smallest dual-port USB-A and USB-C charger we’ve tested, and in our tests it performed exactly as promised. You can expect an iPhone 13 to charge to about 36% in a half hour on the USB-A port and closer to 50% on the USB-C port.

This power brick is larger than what comes with most phones, but it isn’t huge. It measures about 1.9 inches long by 1.9 inches wide by 1.2 inches thick, and it weighs less than 3 ounces. Folding prongs make it convenient for travel. It’s barely larger than the Apple 12W USB Power Adapter—just a hair wider, taller, and thicker. That might make it a tight fit in the smallest pockets of a purse or a gear bag, but because it’s more than twice as powerful as smaller chargers like Apple’s, the bigger size is a fair trade-off.

RAVPower offers an 18-month warranty on its products, and you can extend that coverage to 30 months if you register your item on the company’s website.

Upgrade pick: Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro

Best for charging more than two devices: Anker PowerPort 4

Photo: Michael Hession

Also great

Anker PowerPort 4

Affordable, fast, and compact, this charger can provide fast power to up to four devices at once, although not at the maximum speeds USB-C offers.

The Anker PowerPort 4 offers four USB-A ports in a compact design, making it ideal for a couple who’s traveling (or one person who uses a ton of gear). It’s what I personally carry when my wife and I are on the go, as it allows us to charge our iPhones and Apple Watches on a single outlet.

The PowerPort 4 is one of the fastest multiport chargers Wirecutter has tested, across all of its ports. Despite its advertised 40-watt maximum output, we measured 12-watt draw from all four ports at the same time, for about 48 W total. Unless you have a Quick Charge–capable device, that’s as fast as USB-A can charge, and many multiport chargers like this can’t provide that much power to every port at the same time. Based on our experience with the PowerPort 4, we can say that even if the speeds do drop a bit in practical use, you can still be sure of fast USB-A charging across all the ports.

At just over an inch thick, the PowerPort 4 has the same thickness as all of the other Anker chargers we recommend in this guide. Rather than requiring a cable between the wall outlet and the charger’s body as most multiport chargers do, the Anker PowerPort 4 plugs directly into an AC outlet (without covering the second outlet), so it’s less bulky to carry than an adapter that requires a cable.

Other good USB-C chargers

If the RAVPower RP-PC132 jumps in price or is out of stock, Anker’s PowerPort PD 2 is a good alternative. It’s larger but not hugely so, and we trust Anker products to last.

If you need an alternative to the Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro, the RAVPower PD Pioneer 40W 2-Port Wall Charger (RP-PC152)’s features are identical, with two 30-watt USB-C ports that can output 40 watts total when they’re both in use. It’s a little bit larger than the Spigen, but otherwise a good choice, especially if it’s on sale at a lower price.

If you need two chargers, RAVPower’s PD Pioneer 20W Wall Charger (RP-PC150) offers the same power output as our top pick and is almost exactly the same size and shape, but is only available in a two-pack. It’s a good deal since it’s cheaper per-unit, but you should only spend the money if you really need more than one charger.

If you prefer a charger with folding prongs, the single-port Spigen PowerArc 20W ArcStation Pro—the little sibling to our upgrade pick—performs just as well as our top pick, though it’s a bit larger.

If you want a flatter charger that might fit better in your bag than our other picks, go with Twelve South’s PlugBug Slim. It’s about half the thickness of our pick, meaning it doesn’t stick out as far from an outlet and may fit better in tight spaces, like behind a couch or a nightstand. The Bic lighter-shaped charger supports a full 20-watt output and its prongs fold in for travel. However, due to its long, flat design, it’s more likely to block another outlet when in use, which some people may find annoying.

If you’re particularly eco-conscious, Nimble’s Wally Mini Wall Charger offers a 20-watt USB-C port plus a USB-A port and is made from recycled plastic. But unlike with our C-and-A pick from RAVPower, on this model the combined power draw drops to 15 watts when both ports are in use. The size, shape, price, and environmental mission are otherwise respectable, but for sheer power-per-dollar value, stick with our pick.

If you want a USB A and USB-C charger that can also power a small laptop, the Aukey Focus Duo 30W PD Charger (PA-D1) is a good choice. It’s a bit larger than the RAVPower RP-PC132 we recommend, but the PA-D1 offers 30-watt charging on its USB-C port compared with the RAVPower’s 18 watts (though the Aukey’s USB-C speed drops to 18 watts if both ports are in use). If you can find it on sale, it may even be cheaper than the RAVPower.

What to look forward to

We’re planning a new round of testing for the spring of 2023, pitting our picks against the following models:

The competition

Anker’s PowerPort III 20W is distinct from the 20-watt PowerPort III Nano we recommend. It’s quite a bit larger than our pick, measuring twice the volume, although it does have folding prongs. While the PowerPort III 20W typically sells for a few dollars less than the PowerPort III Nano, both are in the $15 range, so you’re better off spending a little more on the smaller model that functions just as well.

Apple’s 20W USB-C Power Adapter is larger than Anker’s 20-watt charger, costs more, and doesn’t have folding prongs. We don’t see any reason to choose it over the model we recommend.

Satechi’s 20W USB-C PD Wall Charger costs about the same as other 20-watt chargers, but it’s a bit larger without any benefits other than folding prongs.

Aukey’s Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PD Charger (PA-D2) is very similar to our upgrade pick from Spigen, offering 30 watts on either port. It’s slightly slower when both are in use, with a maximum combined speed of 36 watts, but that’s a negligible difference in most cases. The biggest difference is size: This Aukey model is about half an inch wider and longer than the Spigen, and sold for about the same price.

USB-A only

If you don’t care about getting the absolute fastest charging speeds, or if you just want the most affordable option that still delivers full USB-A power from two ports, go with the Anker PowerPort II. It’s about the size of the single-port 12-watt charger that Apple included with older iPads, but it has two ports that can simultaneously deliver 12 watts. We confirmed these speeds with our power-load and ammeter setup: An iPhone XS went from zero to 35% charged in a half hour and to a little over 70% in 60 minutes on the PowerPort II, compared with 50% and 80% over those respective periods with an 18-watt USB-C charger.

The ZMI PowerPlug 4-Port Charger (AD02Z) is shockingly cheap. (At this writing it’s selling for $10, and the company told us the price would never be above $20.) Each port is rated for 2.4 amps. Although our tests confirmed this claim, a tiny bump above that power-draw level—even as small as 0.01 amp—caused the variable load to reset. The other chargers we tested offered more wiggle room at their maximum output, without resetting.

Scosche’s PowerVolt PD32W is slimmer than the RAVPower RP-PC132, with a tall and narrow design, and the USB-C port is a little more powerful at 20 watts. But it costs more than the RP-PC132 at its normal price, and it’s not as flat as the Twelve South PlugBug Slim .

Meet your guide

Nick Guy

Nick Guy is a former senior staff writer covering Apple and accessories at Wirecutter. He has been reviewing iPhones, iPads, and related tech since 2011—and stopped counting after he tested his 1,000th case. It’s impossible for him not to mentally catalog any case he sees. He once had the bright idea to build and burn down a room to test fireproof safes.

Further reading

  • The Best USB Car Charger

    by Nick Guy

    We’ve tested the best car chargers, and we have recommendations for affordable, reliable options that can fast-charge any device while you’re on the road.

  • The Best USB-C Laptop and Tablet Chargers

    by Nick Guy

    The best replacement for your original charger is the Nekteck 60W USB-C GaN Charger. It’s cheaper and smaller but just as powerful and reliable.

  • The Best Power Banks for Laptops With USB-C

    by Sarah Witman

    The Zendure SuperTank Pro is our favorite power bank for charging modern laptops as fast as possible while you’re on the go—no need to hunt for a power outlet.

  • The Best USB-C Video Cables and Adapters

    by Nick Guy

    We’ve found the best cables and adapters for connecting USB-C to HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA so you can use your computer with the video display you prefer.

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USB-C, also known as Type-C, is the latest connector developed by the USB Implementers’ Forum (USB-IF), a group of industry leaders within the consumer electronics community, such as Apple, Intel, Dell, and Belkin. As many of the
world’s most recognized manufacturers are supporting this new technology, it is likely to be widely adopted. With such support, USB-C will gradually replace previous USB types, including USB-A, USB-B and USB Mini-B. Plus, as future
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Like most new technology, it’s an improvement on what came before – but we’ll get to that in a minute (in the WHY IS IT BETTER? section below)


It’s been developed to be simpler to use, meaning no more moments of: “which way does it go?” “am I putting it in the right port?” “is it upside-down?”


The cable of tomorrow is here today, and with such widespread support across the industry, the days of throwing your cable out every time you get a new device are over.


All the major tech companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft, are embracing USB-C, which means one day your mobile devices will be able to share accessories.


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  • Although USB-C and USB 3.1 were developed at the same time, they are not the same thing.
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  • USB Power Delivery, or USB PD, is a charging protocol that uses high speed USB-C connecters and cables. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops that are Power Delivery-enabled allow safe, faster charging and more power for larger devices, without the need
    of a separate power supply. USB PD will charge your smartphone up to 70% faster than standard 5W charging. You can even share power between USB PD devices.

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All the facts about USB Type-C: they didn’t know everything!

Syogodni Nybіlsh universal, vicoristan is promising to the Rose USB Type-C, Yaki post-Povye Starіshi Versiai іnterphasev, including the classic porch, and such Derbolt I have Ethernet. Now, replacing a whole range of “various-haired” roses in outbuildings, it is possible to win only one port to the USB Type-C standard, which allows for thinners and miniature outbuildings. While earlier such roses were less common in Apple outbuildings, now more pickers switch to this standard.

In recognition of the new standard, the number of contacts has been increased – USB 3.1 Type C has as many as 24, while in the current USB 3.0 it is less than 8, and even less – 4. Zavdyaki The new design of USB Type C allows you to supply for electric power or charging attachments to a larger stream (the pressure of attachments that can be connected can reach 100 W), as well as to increase the speed of exchange between attachments up to 40 Gb/s. Of course, it is possible to transmit video via cable to a retail building up to 5K, which made it possible to use HDMI sockets. Another important plus is the ability to connect the cable to the outbuildings without worrying about the correct orientation.

Variable USB Type C cable, first of all, ensure that vibrators do not have to break the cable “overlap”, in which there are all 24 darts. Such cables are more expensive, but don’t worry about the stink you need. In these particularities, we can try to sort them out at once.

About roses in MacBook and MacBook Pro outbuildings First of all, note that the USB Type-C standard includes generational specifications. 9USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 10 Gb/s (Thunderbolt mode – up to 40 Gb/s). The rest can boast of MacBook Pro line laptops manufactured from 2016 to 2018 (Bundling port). So, if you have a 12-inch MacBook, then you definitely don’t support the Thunderbolt 3 protocol and overpay for the obviousness of the support and the specification in the cable is not varto. However, transferring video transmission in HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort standards is still bad, because this model has such a possibility (with different adapters).

The newer MacBook Pro models (the new lines start in 2016) do things a little differently. So, in 13-inch versions, the Thunderbolt 3 support was implemented for two (with four) ports, and starting from 2018 (models with TouchBar), all 4 ports removed this possibility. For 12 inch laptops, everything is gone, like before.

Choosing the correct USB Type-C cable

When choosing a USB Type-C cable, you need to check the list for which wines will be selected. Even though the specification of the options is wide, and the fully functional versions may be even more expensive.

For charging

Buzz USB Type-C cables securely charge appliances with maximum power up to 100W. Together with macbooks, a standard charging cable is supplied from the controller, which automatically bridges the charging intensity, which is evident.

The 12-inch MacBook comes with a cable that delivers up to 61W of charging power, and the USB Type-C cable that comes with the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro versions delivers 87W of power. If, for example, you plug in a MacBook Pro 15 ” (2018) to a standard 87-watt charging via cable, recharging for a robot with a 61-watt laptop, then the hour of the charge will be increased once again. This is the situation with other charging cables.

For video signal transmission or USB 2.0/USB 3.0 connection

If you plan to connect to your MacBook or MacBook Pro Auxiliary Monitor or a great TV and speakers allow for the USB Type-C interface, in more cases you may need a special adapter , but there are few models of monitors and TVs equipped with a port. If you want to put respect on the interface, how to equip the monitor or the TV that is connected.

Ready solution for HDMI and VGA. You can also attach a cable with an adapter to USB 2.0 / USB 3.0, the speed of transmission through such a cable will be 5 Gb / s. The USB Type-C port of the 12-inch MacBook family is the most secure.

Also includes dedicated USB Type-C cables for connecting Thunderbolt 3 displays. If you want to ensure maximum performance, the length of the cable can be less. Crimea, you can pick up a cable, which, if you transfer data, I will charge the battery.

For maximum data portability (5K and 4K 60Hz)

Data port with up to 40 Gbps indoor data transfer cable USB Type-C gen 2 with Thunderbolt 3 option, but only for smart calls. Nasampered, yoga dozhina can be re-visited 45 centimeters (18 inches). In the wake of the big days, the swedishness begins to fall sharply. So, with a length of cable close to 2 meters, the speed of transmission is reduced to 20 Gbit / s, and often much less. In order to ensure data exchange at maximum speed, this is the name of active Thunderbolt 3 cables, in addition to mounting additional receivers, which compensates for line failure.

How easy it is

Other recommendations for choosing a USB Type-C cable:

  • If you do not need the maximum speed for data and power transmission one variant 20 Gb/s, with a long cable close to 2 meters, not varto stain the cost on an expensive active Thunderbolt 3 cable.
  • When choosing a charging cable for “apple” outbuildings, it’s best to buy the original version;
  • If you are looking for a cable for an external storage device, then it is best to use the same version of USB 3.1
  • For 5K monitors, either short passive or active cables should be used with professional Thunderbolt 3-hubs.

First of all – we do not recommend buying USB Type-C cables or accessories of small brands. Especially if you use the cords for charging your MacBook. Even more often, such cables become the reason for the exit from the operation of an expensive outbuilding.

Lenovo USB Type-C Charging Kit

The future of mobile PC charging

Power-by-Contact compatible

Sleek design

Up to 65W fast charging

USB Type-C power delivery

Compatible with most 13″ or 14″ laptops

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Description Specifications
Power input Max. 65 W, 20 V / 3.25 A
Power output 45 W / 65 W, 20 V = 2. 25 A / 3.25 A
  • Charging mat:
    329.2 x 105.2 x 7.2 mm
  • Receiver:
    308.2 x 20.2 x 8.3 mm
Notebook charging mat 412 g
USB Type-C Universal Wireless Receiver 42 g
Supported OS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux
Supported computers 13″ or 14″ laptops with USB Type-C port (touchscreen models not supported)

* Go to https://support. lenovo.com/accessories/lenovogo for full compatibility information.

Certificates UL CB
Warranty 1 year
  • Notebook charging pad
  • USB Type-C Wireless Receiver
  • 2 adhesive strips
  • Paper ruler
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty card

Specifications may vary by region.

Opportunity to work anywhere

Benefit from ultimate freedom with the flexibility to work anywhere
during the day and quickly recharge your laptop wirelessly when
returning to the office. Supported by unique Power-by-Contact technology
(PbC) Lenovo Go Kit with USB Type-C interface allows
Wirelessly charge most 13″ and 14″ USB Type-C laptops with up to
65 W.

Wireless is the future

Be more productive with the charging technology of the future. Lenovo Go USB Type-C Wireless Charging Kit
developed by Lenovo based on technology from Energy Square.
It offers a completely new way to wirelessly charge laptops. Thanks to
highly efficient PbC technology, you can spend more time on important things,
rather than untangling cables.

Outstanding Energy Efficiency

Designed for maximum energy savings, Power-by-Contact technology
provides 93% charging efficiency. This far exceeds the 75 percent charging efficiency level,
supported by conventional wireless mobile inductive chargers. With maximum power output
65W (20V, 3. 25A) this kit allows you to safely charge most laptops with a screen size of 13 or
14″ with USB Type-C port.

Modern minimalist design

At just 3.2mm thin, Lenovo Go USB Type-C Wireless Charging Kit
is not only lightweight but also stylish. Storm Grey, slim body, mat top
Coated for UV protection, silver charging connectors and thunder black bottom
give the device a futuristic look. And with an ergonomic USB Type-C port
and device design made from 25% recycled materials, your purchase will not only please you,
but also have a positive impact on the environment.

Buttons and functions

  • 1. USB Type-C port – power input
  • 2. Charger panel
  • 3. Mat
  • 4. USB Type-C port
  • 5. Adjustable bracket

1. Power adapter sold separately.