The new standard of charging is changing the way that we charge our portable devices, and that’s because USB-C can be used with a wide range of devices. To put it basically, USB-C is now becoming the new standard for charging that is spreading throughout large and small devices. There are now plenty of Android smartphones that are now using USB-C to charge, and tablets too.
Now there are even more laptops that are using USB-C to charge, and that’s good because there are other well-known brands that many people purchase their laptops. In this case, we’re talking about Dell laptops. Two of Dell’s main laptops that have sold very well and made use of a USB-C Power Delivery port are the Dell XPS 15 and XPS 13 laptops.
Both of these laptops can recharge using a USB-C Power Delivery charger; that said, even though we did say that USB-C is becoming a universal charging technology, you still have to be careful about which chargers you get for these laptops. The reason for that is that these laptops, in particular, consume quite a lot of power. Therefore, they each require a certain amount of charging power from the USB-C charger they’re being charged from.
VOLTME 100W 3 Port Charger
The first charger I want to recommend is this VOLTME 100W charger. So the charger has a 100W max output, and you can use the total 100W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2. Using 100W of PD can charge your Dell XPS 13 or 15 at a faster charging speed. When charging multiple devices simultaneously, you should always have your Dell XPS charging from the USB-C 1 port because the USB-C 1 port is prioritized for faster charging.
If you’re charging two devices from the two USB-C ports, the C-1 port will output 65W, while the C-2 port will output 30W; a 65W charge rate is slower but still able to charge your Dell XPS laptop. Charging three devices results in the USB-C 3 port outputting 65W, while the USB-C 2 and the USB-A ports output 12W each. So fast charging other devices while you charge your XPS laptop when charging three devices is not possible; your laptop is the only device that will fast charge.
|VOLTME 100W 3 port GaN III Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2||5V 3A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 15V 3A / 20V 5A (PPS:3.3-21V/3A）(100W)|
|USB-A||4.5V 5A / 5V 4.5A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 20V 3A|
|Input||100~240Vac 50/60Hz 2.3A Max|
|Size||2.5 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches|
UGREEN Nexode 140W 3 Port Charger
The most optimal type of charger you can use for charging a laptop and fast charging other devices simultaneously is a 140W charger. This UGREEN Nexode charger has a 140W max output, and you can use the total 140W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from USB-C 1, while the USB-C 2 port has a 100W output. You can get a fast charge rate for your XPS 13 or 15 from either of the USB-C ports if you’re only charging your laptop.
The better part of 140W chargers is that even when charging two devices simultaneously from the USB-C ports, each can output 65W of Power Delivery. This lets you charge two XPS laptops simultaneously, although it will be slower. The USB-A port on this UGREEN charger always has a 22.5W output, no matter how many devices you charge.
If you’re charging three devices simultaneously, the USB-C 1 output is still 65W, but the USB-C 2 port output is 45W; in this case, I recommend charging your Dell XPS from the USB-C 1 port. This UGREEN charger includes a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box.
|UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A | 28V/5A 140W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A|
|USB-C 2||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A 100W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A|
|USB-A||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A 22.5W Max|
|Input||100-240V～ 50/60Hz 2A Max|
|Size||2.99 x 2.99 x 1.38 inches|
Unitek 140W 3 Port Charger
One other 140W charger I wanted to recommend is this Unitek 140W charger. This is practically the same as the UGREEN charger that I mentioned. This charger also has a 140W max output, a bit of a difference with this one is that when you’re charging one device, you can use the total 140W of Power Delivery from either USB-C 1 or USB-C 2. The USB-A port on this charger is a tad bit weaker with an 18W output.
You get the same 65W of Power Delivery output when charging two devices simultaneously from the USB-C ports. So you get a faster charging speed for your XPS laptop when charging it alone and a slightly slower charge rate when charging two devices.
Like the UGREEN charger, this Unitek charger also has a 65W output from USB-C 1 and a 45W output from USB-C 2 when charging three devices simultaneously. This Unitek charger comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Unitek 140W GaN 3 Port Fast Wall Charger Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C 1: 140W |
USB-C 2: 140W
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2||65W + 65W|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2 + USB-A||100W + 18W|
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2 + USB-A||65W + 45W + 18W|
|Size||4 x 3 x 1.2 inches|
MOMAX 100W 4 Port Desktop Charger
A desktop charger can be handy if you want the same charging power that a wall charger offers but also a power cord; a power cord makes it easier to place the charger where you want. This MOMAX desktop charger has a 100W max output and features two USB-C and USB-A ports. You can use 100W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from USB-C 1 or 2.
If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, USB-C 1 port outputs 65W, while the USB-C 2 port outputs 30W. When charging four devices simultaneously, the main thing to know is to always charge your Dell XPS 13 or 15 from the USB-C 1 port because it will have a 45W PD charging speed.
|MOMAX 100W 4 Port Desk USB-C Charging Station Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2 Max Output||100W|
|USB-A 1 / USB-A 2 Max Output||22.5W|
|Size||3.1 x 3.1 x 1 inches|
NOVOO 67W 2 Port Charger
On the more minimal side is this NOVOO 67W 2 port charger. The charger has a USB-C and a USB-A port. You can use 67W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from the USB-C port. The other port is a USB-A port, and if you’re charging two devices simultaneously, the USB-C port outputs 45W while the USB-A port outputs 18W.
So if you want faster charging, I recommend charging your Dell XPS laptop alone via USB-C but know that you will get a slower charge rate when charging two devices. This NOVOO charger does come with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.
|NOVOO 67W GaN III Power Delivery Charger Specs|
|USB-A (Single Port Charging)||18W | 22W | 50W|
|USB-C (Single Port Charging)||67W|
|USB-C + USB-A||45W + 18W|
|Size||1.41 x 1.57 x 1.88 inches|
UGREEN Nexode 45W 2 Port Charger
One other UGREEN charger I want to recommend is this UGREEN 45W charger. This is a very simple and low-powered one. The charger has a 45W max output and two USB-C ports. You can use the full 45W of Power Delivery when charging a single device, and it does not matter what port you’re charging from; that is the only time you can charge your Dell XPS laptop from this charger.
That’s because dual charging gives the charger a 20W and 25W power split. So this may not have the most power, but this UGREEN charger can be useful if you need to charge your XPS laptop in a pinch but also want the option for fast charging two phones simultaneously.
|UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 | USB-C 2||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A, 45W Max. PPS: 3.3-11V/4.05A|
|Dual USB-C Charging||Dual Ports - C1+C2：PD25W+PD20W/ PD20W+PD25W|
|Input||100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.2A Max|
|Size||1.56 x 1.56 x1.94 inches|
Baseus 65W 20,000mAh Power Bank
The power bank you use to charge your Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15 should have enough power and battery capacity. This Baseus power bank has a 65W Power Delivery USB-C port. However, only 65W of Power Delivery can be used when charging a single device from the power bank. The other two output ports are USB-A Quick Charge ports on the power bank.
If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, the USB-C output becomes 45W, slower than single-port charging. Then if you’re charging three devices simultaneously from this Baseus power bank, the USB-C PD output becomes 20W, and the two USB-A ports output 5W. So charging three devices simultaneously would make the USB-C port unable to charge your Dell XPS laptop.
Regarding recharging, I recommend using the USB-C port to recharge the power bank at 60W. The 20,000mAh battery capacity of this Baseus power bank can charge your Dell XPS laptop to full power at least once.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W |
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port |
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Car Charger
Charging your Dell XPS laptop is possible with this Baseus 65W car charger. The max output of the car charger is 65W, and if you’re charging a single device from the USB-C port, you can charge your XPS laptop at 65W of Power Delivery; however, if you’re charging two devices, the USB-C port outputs 45W, while the USB-A port outputs 18W; dual charging will make your Dell XPS laptop charge slower, but it will still charge. Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.
|Baseus 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Dual Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 18W
Max Output: 63W
|Size||5.24 x 2.91 x 1.57 inches|