USB-C Power Delivery charging is spreading very rapidly. No longer do all laptops on the market have to use a DC connection for charging and thankfully, there are now ones that are making use of the new standard that is USB-C. The benefit of this is that you can charge a USB-C compatible device and USB-C compatible laptop with the same charger. Bonus points if your smartphone is also Power Delivery compatible. Quite a few Android smartphones are Power Delivery compatible, too. So look into it.
However, when it comes to Power Delivery charging for laptops, you have to be careful about what Power Delivery charger you purchase. There are some USB-C laptops that all they need is a 30W power output to charge and you’re good to go. Something like Apple’s MacBook, not their MacBook Pro, just their base MacBook that uses USB-C Power Delivery.
However, there are some laptops on the market that require more than just the average 30W charging speed, and Acer USB-C laptops are some of them. The laptops that we’re talking about are Acer’s USB-C Power Delivery laptops: the Acer R13 / their Chromebook 14 model and also the Switch Alpha 12 laptop.
What all these laptops have in common is that they require a 45W USB-C Power Delivery charger that has an output power of 20V/2.25A. Or you can use a PD charger that goes higher than 45W. This is something specific that some might miss if you’re simply going to the market and just purchasing the first Power Delivery wall charger that you find.
However, we here at Charger Harbor have chosen the best chargers for the Acer R13, the Chromebook 14 and the Switch Alpha 12 laptops. So you’re able to charge them with a third party charger if you’ve lost your original or if you want to charge them with a portable charger.
Best Portable Chargers for Acer R13 / Chromebook 14 / Switch Alpha 12 Laptops
The one major benefit when it comes to USB-C Power Delivery charging is that you’re able to use a portable charger with laptops. Whereas in the past, when it came to charging laptops, you’d have to rely on a DC charging brick and make sure that you’re sitting close to an AC outlet to charge your laptop. That’s not necessary anymore because there are Power Delivery portable chargers that can charge your laptop wherever you are. Without compromise.
That said, there are currently just a few portable chargers on the market that make use of ample Power Delivery charging power that can charge these Acer laptops.
iMuto 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger
The first portable charger that we’re recommending is this iMuto portable charger. It has two output ports on this power bank. There’s a USB-C port that has a 45W output charging speed, so that’s enough power to charge your Asus laptop at their max power. The 45W charging output of this power bank also fits the specification of the Asus laptops and that would be within the 45W charging output, it has a 20V/2.25A power rating.
There’s also a USB-A port on this charger and it uses Quick Charge 3.0 so you can charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones with this port.
To recharge this power bank there are two options that you can use to recharge it. It has the USB-C port that can be used to recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds when you use a Power Delivery wall charger. Another way to recharge this power bank is through the Micro-USB input port that has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A.
Specs of the iMuto 20,100mAh 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,100mAh
Output Capacity: 15,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A
USB-C Power Delivery Input: 5V-20V/2.25A (45W)
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.1A
- LED Power Indicator: 4 Blue LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.3 x 3 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 13 Ounces
Jackery SuperCharge 19,200mAh Portable Charger
Once known as the Jackery Titan X, this is now the Jackery SuperCharge 19,200mAh portable charger. The power capacity is on the standard that you should expect when it comes to Power Delivery portable chargers, which is them having a high power capacity. Just to place it into perspective, the Switch Alpha 12 laptop has a 4,870mAh battery capacity. While the Chromebook 14 has a 3,950mAh battery capacity,
The 19,200mAh power capacity that this charger and the other portable chargers that we’ve mentioned is enough power to charge the laptops to full power about three times. Yes, three, because you have to account for the conversion of power from the power bank to your device as energy is lost.
There are two output ports on this power bank. It has the USB-C port, which has a 45W Power Delivery output. The one other output is the USB-A port which uses Quick Charge.
To recharge this power bank you can only use a single input, which is the USB-C port, and you can recharge this power bank at Power Delivery speeds if have a USB-C PD wall charger.
Specs of the Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh
Output Capacity: 15,400mAh
Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A
USB-C PD Output: 45W
ZMI 20,000mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
The final portable charger currently on the market that has the ability to charge your Acer laptop is this ZMI 20,000mAh power bank. It also has a good amount of power capacity that can charge your laptop to its full power about three times. Ther are a total of three output ports on this portable charger.
As it has a single USB-C Power Delivery port with a 45W output. Then there are two USB-A ports that share an 18W output, or you can charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone with just a single port and charge it at its max charging speed.
Another cool feature that this power bank has is that it can be used as a USB HUB, once you connect the USB-C port to your laptop. You’re able to connect a flash drive or a mouse to the USB-A ports on this charger. This is something that not many power banks have the ability to do.
Specs of the ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB:
Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh
Output Capacity: 14,800mAh
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W (15/3A) or 40W (20V/2A);
USB-A Quick Charge: 5V/2.4A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A
USB-A Standard: 5V/2.4A (18W Max)
Max Output: 45W
USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W
- LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 14.2 Ounces
Best USB-C Power Delivery Wall Chargers for Acer R13 / Chromebook 14 / Switch Alpha 12 Laptops
A wall charger or a desktop charging station is more of the type of charger that you’re likely going to be using for more often when it comes to charging your laptops. That’s because these types of chargers are what come with Power Delivery compatible laptops in the first place, and so if you’ve lost your original wall charger or want a charger that features more than just a single USB-C port, then one of these chargers may be a great choice for you.
iClever 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
The first USB-C power Delivery wall charger is this IClever 45W charger. This is a perfect replacement charger to get if all you want is a charger to charge your USB-C Power Delivery laptop or if you just want a wall charger to charge a single device only. The iClever charger does have a 20V/2.25A charging rate with its 45W of charging power, so it’s compatible to charge your Acer laptop with.
Another plus with this charger is the size as it’s basically a cube, and it makes use of a retractable AC adapter that makes the charger easier to be portable with.
Specs of the iClever 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Port: 5V-3V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
Baseus 45W UBS-C Power Delivery Wall Charger with USB-A Port
Another similar type of Power Delivery wall charger to the one that we previously mentioned, is this 45W Power Delivery wall charger. It has a 45W charging output, and with that, there is a 20V/2.25A output. So it is compatible to charge with Acer USB-C laptops.
Along with the USB-C Power Delivery port, this charger also has a USB-A port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The USB-A port does not use Quick Charge, but the USB-C port does, so if have a Quick Charge compatible smartphone, you’re able to charge it at its max charging speed with this wall charger.
Specs of the Baseus 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port:
PD Speeds: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A
Quick Charge Speeds: 3.6V~6.5V/3A | 6.5V~9.5V/2A | 9.5V~12V/1.5A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 2.9 x 2 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 2.1 Ounces
Satechi 75W 4-Port Desktop Charging Station
These other two chargers that we have to recommend are actually desktop charging stations. This means that they have more ports and they use a power cord, instead of a built-in AC adapter.
There are four ports on this Satechi charging station, with one being the USB-C Power Delivery port and the other three are USB-A ports. One of the USB-A ports uses Quick Charge and the other two USB ports have a 5V/2.4A standard charging speed. The USB-C Power Delivery port on this charger has a 60W output. This is very well above the power requirements of what the Acer R13, Chromebook 14 and Switch Alpha 12 laptops require. So, this charger is able to charge all of those laptops with no problems.
Overall, this Satechi charger features a lot and because of that, if you can find a use for the other three ports, especially the Quick Charge port, then we highly recommend purchasing it.
Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V – 20V/3.0A (60W)
Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6-6V/3.0 | 6-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A
Standard Port: 5V/2.4A
Micro-USB or USB input Port: 100-240V AC input
Cable Matters 72W 4-Port Power Delivery Charging Station
Another 4-port Power Delivery charging station is the Cable Matters 4-port charger. This is a more simplified type of charging station in comparison to the previous Satechi charging station that we mentioned. That’s because this charger has three USB-A ports that each share a 12W power output. While the other 60W of this charger is reserved for the USB-C Power Delivery port.
So using all three of the USB-A ports at the same time that you’re using the Power Delivery port is possible, it’s just that they’re going to output slow charging speeds if you’re charging three devices at once with them.
Specs of the Cable Matters 72W Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V-9V-12V-15V-20V/3.0A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A Shared
Max Output: 72W
- Input: AC 100~240V
Best USB-C Power Delivery Car Chargers for Acer R13 / Chromebook 14 / Switch Alpha 12 Laptops
Using a Power Delivery car charger might sound silly, but at the same time, it can actually be very useful. That’s because while you’re commuting, why not use that time to charge your laptop and so by the time you reach your destination you have a charged up the laptop. It’s the perfect type of charger that has you covered if you’re someone that drives a lot and is always on the move with your laptop.
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Currently, the only 45W Power Delivery car charger that can provide a good amount of charging power for your Acer laptop is this Nekteck 45W car charger. It has a 45W charging output with its USB-C port, and the 45W output does include a 20V/2.25A power output. There is one other output port and it’s a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A charging speed.
Both of the ports can be used at the same time, as the max output of this car charger is 57W. That said, we highly recommend solely using the USB-C port alone, as using the USB-A port at the same time might strain the car charger and lower charging power for the USB-C port.
Specs of the Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: DC 12-18V