The iPad, in general, is the apex when it comes to the tablet market because Apple has made sure that they innovate every time and a new model for their iPad comes out, making the tablet faster, thinner, making it compatible with a host of accessories and an absolutely gorgeous display. The iPad Air 4 is Apple’s first one that comes the closest to replacing your laptop completely.
With the iPad Air 4 using the Bionic A14 Chip, you get performance that is practically as fast as the iPad Pro, and this is even with the lower amount of 4GB of RAM that the iPad Air features. The tablet only has a 60Hz display, but that doesn’t take away from the 10.9-inch Liquid Retina screen with a 1640 x 2360 resolution. You’re still able to use the iPad Pro keyboard attachment that transforms the tablet into a laptop that you can more easily work on.
One of the biggest changes from the iPad Air 3 (2019) to the iPad Air 4 (2020) model is that the iPad Air 4 finally uses a USB-C port and leaves the Lightning port behind. With the iPad Air now using a USB-C port, you’re able to take advantage of Power Delivery fast charging and faster file transfer speeds. In this guide, we’re covering fast chargers that you should use for the new iPad Air 4 model, as the tablet has a 7,606mAh battery size, and if you’re low on power, then you’re going to want to get it back to its full power as fast as you can.
AOHi 30W Magcube 30W Power Delivery Mini Wall Charger
It would be best to aim for an 18W charging speed when charging your iPad Air 4 or a charge rate higher than 18W. A higher charging speed is better because it lets you fast charge your iPad and lets you futureproof to charge other USB-C chargeable devices that you already own or may own in the future.
The first charger that we want to recommend is this AOHi 30W PD wall charger. This is one of the smallest 30W Power Delivery wall chargers that you can get on the market because it uses a new form of GaN tech, makes the charger smaller, and can still output lots of charging power. This AOHi charger is about the same size as a quarter, and even though it doesn’t have a foldable plug, it’s still very easy to take anywhere you.
A 30W charging speed can charge an iPad Pro at its max charging speed, and you can also most USB-C laptops with its charger. That said, we say “most” because not all laptops can charge via a 30W charge rate, such as in our review with this AOHi charger not being able to charge at Lenovo Flex 5 laptop at fast changing speed. Considering that you own an iPad Pro, though, we’re going to assume that you may have a Macbook, and in that case, this AOHi charter is great for charging the Macbook.
Design-wise, this charger is slightly different from others because its LED power light changes colors, with green meaning that nothing is charging from the charger or its trickle charging, yellow light means that it’s fast charging, and blue light is standard charging.
|AOHI 30W GaN+ Mini Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/2.22A | 9V/2.77A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A | 3.3/11V/3A|
|Size||1.1 x 1.1 x 1.26 inches|
Cirtek 65W GaN Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If having only a single 30W Power Delivery port is not enough of what you’re looking for, then going for something like this Cirtek 65W PD wall charger may be a better idea. The charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports and one USB_A Quick Charge port. The max output to this charger is 65W, but thanks to its dynamic charging, it’s plenty of power when it comes to charging the iPad Pro.
USB-C 1, the top port on the wall charger, is the most powerful, and it’s able to output 65W if you’re only charging a single device. Charging two devices simultaneously via the two USB-C Power Delivery ports, USB-C 1 outputs 45W, and USB-C 2 outputs 18W. This makes it possible to charge a wider range of laptops faster with USB-C 1, and you can use USB-C 2 to fast charge your iPad Pro 4 simultaneously.
If you’re charging from all three ports simultaneously, then USB-C 2 and the USB-A port share a 15W charging speed, and USB-C 1 outputs 45W. The size of the charger is also a great part as it uses a foldable plug that makes portability easier.
|Cirtek 65W 3-Port GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C1||3.3V/11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A 15V/3A | 20V/3.2A|
|USB-C2||3.3V-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A|
|USB-A||4.5V/5A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A|
|Size||2.56 x 1.38 x 2.56 inches|
RAVPower 120W PC146 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
Adding on more ports and even more Power Delivery charging power, this is RAVPower’s latest 120W PC146 desktop charger that is easily one of the best chargers to get if you rely on PD heavily. The first thing that you’ll notice is that that this is a desktop charger and not a wall charger, so it doesn’t have a built-in foldable plug; instead, the charger comes with a power cord and a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box.
The two USB-C PD ports share a 100W power output, and the two USB-A ports use Quick Charge. So if you’re only charging a single Power Delivery port, then you can poiteintlaly use 100W of charging power, and that can charge most USB-C laptops. Changing two USB-C devices, charging power is split depending on what device needs more power; in this case, you can easily fast-charge your iPad Pro and fast charge a laptop without any problems. In fact, you can add on charging a smartphone via one of the USB-A ports because the charger has such a high 120W max power output.
This RAVPower desktop charger also uses GaN, so even though it uses a power cord, the charger itself is still tiny. Using a desktop charger can be better than a wall charger regarding placement for your charging devices.
|RAVPower PC146 120W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger Specs|
|Both USB-C Ports||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A (100W Max. Per Port)|
|USB-A Ports||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W Max. Per Port)|
|Input||100 - 240V - 50/60Hz 2.5A Max.|
|Size||3.3x 1.8 x 1.8 inches|
UGREEN 10,000mAh 18W PD Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable
A power bank is definitely one of the more useful chargers you can use with your iPad Pro as you can charge your iPad anywhere. This UGREEN power bank has a lower capacity than what we commonly recommend for a tablet; with it featuring a 10,000mAh power capacity, compared to the iPad Pro 4’s 7,606mAh battery, you’re going to at least get close to a full power recharge. However, the capacity isn’t the reason to get his power bank; it’s because the charger uses a built-in Lightning cable.
The Lightning built-in cable on this power bank has an 18W charging speed, so as long as the power bank is charged up, you can fast-charge your iPad Pro with it. Along with the built-in cable, this power bank also has a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port and a 20W USB-C Power Delivery port; basically, every single way that you can use this power bank features fast charging.
The built-in cable fully conceals into the power bank when you’re not using it, so you can easily place the charger into your pocket. The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable that lets you use all the ports right out of the box.
|UGREEN PB172 10,000mAh PD Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable Specs|
|Built-in Lightning Cable||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|Quick Charge USB-A Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.5A|
|Max Output when charging Multiple Devices||5V/3.0A|
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Size||4 x 2 x 0.8 inches|
RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
A power bank that is more compatible with the iPad Pro 4 is this RAVPower portable charger because it has a 30,000mAh power capacity and a powerful 90W USB-C Power Delivery port. With its 30,000mAh power capacity, you can potentially charge your iPad to full power about three times, and that’s many days of usage with the power bank. It’s also useful for charging other devices you may want to charge.
Charging power is definitely not lacking as the USB-C Power Delivery port has a 90W charging speed, and it also has a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. With a 90W PD charge rate, you can fast charge your iPad Pro, and you can fast charge most USB-C laptops; even when you’re charging from both ports, the USB-C PD port lowers its charging speed to 65W, which is still a lot of power.
The power bank comes with a SUB-C to USB-C cable, and you recharge the power bank at 60W, but you have to provide your own PD wall charger to recharge it at max speed.
|RAVPower 30,000mAh 90W Power Delivery Power Bank PB232 Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/4.5A, 90W Max|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A, 18W Max|
|Max Output when using Both Ports||PD 65W + iSmart 18W, Total 83W Max|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A, 60W Max|
|Size||5.9 x 3.4 x 1 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Car charging is another charging product you should consider using, as needing to charge your iPad while you’re driving is a possibility. This Nekteck car charger is one of the best Power Delivery car chargers that we’ve reviewed, and that’s because it uses a 45W Power Delivery port, and it has a standard USB-A 12W port. The max power output of this car charger is 57W; this means that you can both of the ports at their max power.
A 45W Power Delivery charging speed can fast charge the iPad Pro while you drive, and it is also used to charge many laptops. Our review for this Nekteck car charger could charge a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop at 30W.
The charger comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, and most car chargers don’t come with a cable.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|
UGREEN 36W Aluminum Power Delivery and Quick Charge Car Charger
This UGREEN car charger does have a lower Power Delivery charging speed than the previous Nekteck car charger, with this one featuring an 18W Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port; the max output of the car charger is 36W, so you can use both of the ports at their max charging speed The charger is made of Aluminum which can’t be said about too many others on the market, so it has a premium build to it.
|UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||18W|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||3 x 1 x 1 inches|