The iPad Air is one of the top-tier tablets, and you be considering getting the iPad Pro. However, you might as well settle for Apple’s new iPad Air 5 2022 model. The 2022 iPad Air uses the M1 chip, the same as the iPad Pro, so you’re practically getting the same incredible performance. The M1 chip is insanely fast to process everything you’re doing with the iPad Air. Adding onto the new processor, you’re also getting up to 8GB of RAM, but you are getting the same 7,606mAh battery with iPad Air 2022 model.
Thankfully, included in the box with the iPad Air 5 is a 20W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. This is surprising as most tablets and smartphones no longer include a charger in the box. However, one of the major setbacks of the 20W charger is that it still doesn’t charge the iPad Air at its max charging speed. Instead, you should use a 30W Power Delivery charger to charge your iPad Air 5 at max rate, and that’s is why we’ve created this guide to get you to know of chargers that you should be using to get this powerhouse of a laptop back to its full power much faster than the included charger.
AOHI 30W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you’re searching for a simple charger like the one included in the box with your iPad Air, you’d want to consider this AOHI wall charger. This AOHI charger has a single 30W USB-C Power Delivery port, so it can charge your iPad at its max charging speed. Also, because of its usage of a single USB-C port and GaN, the charger only has one-inch dimensions.
At the front of the charger is a LED light that’s yellow when fast charging, blue for standard charging, and green for trickle charging smaller devices such as earbud cases.
|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|
Baseus 30W 2-Port SuperSi Power Delivery Wall Charger
This Baseus wall charger is a bit of a step up from the previous AOHI charger because this one has a USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge port. The max output of this charger is 30W, and you can use the total 30W if you’re charging from the USB-C port alone and can therefore charge your iPad Air at its max charging speed. If you’re charging two devices at the same time, then the max output is split between the ports, with the USB-C port dropping down to 18W and the USB-A port outputting 12W.
So you always have the option of charging two devices if needed and fast charging your iPad Air at 30W alone. This charger is small and has a foldable plug along with a blue LED light that shows that the charger is on.
|Baseus SuperSi 30W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Output when charging one device||5V-9V/3.0A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A|
|USB-A Output when charging one device||5V-9V/3.0A | 12V/2.5A | 20V/1.5A|
|USB-C Output when charging two devices||5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-A Output when charging two devices||5V/2.4A|
|Size||1.88 x 1.37 x 1.18 inches|
Hyphen-X 100W Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you’re searching for a charger that you can use to charge laptops, and phones and still fast charge your iPad Air, consider this Hyphen-X 100W wall charger. This Hyphen-X charger has four ports, two USB-C Power Delivery ports, and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. You can use the full 100W of the charger when charging a single device from either USB-C 1 or USB-C 2. Charging two devices simultaneously from USB-C 1 and USB-C 2 gives you a 65W and 30W split of power.
Charging four devices gives you a 45W and 30W split of power between the two USB-C ports, and the two USB-A ports get you a 7.5W output each. So even if you’re charging four devices, you can still charge your iPad Air at its max charging speed from USB-C 2 and still be able to charge a laptop like the Macbook via USB-C 1 with its 45W output.
|Hyphen-X 100W GaN PPS USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C1/USB-C2 port||5V⎓3A , 9V⎓3A , 12V⎓3A , 15V⎓3A , 20V⎓5A 100W MAX|
|USB-A1/USB-A2 port||4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 20V/1.5A 30W MAX|
|USB-C1+USB-C2||65W + 30W (95W)|
|USB-C1/USB-C2+USB-A1/USB-A2||65W + 30W (95W)|
|USB-C1+USB-C2+USB-A1/USB-A2||45W +30W +18W (93W)|
|USB-C1/USB-C2+USB-A1+USB-A2||65W + 7.5W +7.5W (80W)|
|USB-C1+USB-C2+USB-A1+USB-A2||45W +30W +7.5W+7.5W (90W)|
|Input||100-240V~50/60Hz. 2A Max|
|Size||2.87 x 2.75 x 1.18 in|
Baseus 20,000mAh 65W Power Delivery Power Bank
With this 2022 iPad Air using an M1 chip, it’s going to be able to do a lot of things faster, and with it being portable, you may lose battery power faster than you expect. A power bank may be the best type of charger you’d want to use. The first power bank that we want to recommend is this Baseus 20,000mAh portable charger; with its 20,000mAh power capacity, you can charge your iPad to full power and have excess power left for another halfway charge.
Charging power is excellent with this Baseus charger featuring a 65W USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. You can use the full 65W PD output if you’re charging a single device. If you’re charging from the USB-C port and the USB-A ports simultaneously, the USB-C port will drop down to 45W, but that’s still more than enough to fast charge your iPad Air.
You can recharge this power bank at 60W with a 60W or higher Power Delivery wall charger. A wall charger is not included with the power bank, but you get a USB-C to USB-C charging cable. You can use the Micro-USB input port to recharge the power bank, but we don’t recommend it as it has a much slower recharge rate.
|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|
TEGIC 10,000mAh 30W Power Delivery Power Bank
This TEGIC power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity and a considerably lower power than the previous Baseus power bank. A 10,000mAh power capacity will get you one full charge for your iPad Air. Charging power from this power bank is perfect for the iPad Air because it has a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge port.
One of the more exciting parts of this TEGIC power bank, other than its charging, is its design because it has a tempered glass cover that shows the internals of the power bank. You won’t find many or any at all power banks that look like this one. The box includes an interchangeable cable that can be changed from USB-C to USB-C and to USB-C to USB-A.
|TEGIC BLOCK 30 10,000mAh 30W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V-3A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.25A | 15V-1.8A | 20V-1.35A (30W Max)|
|USB-A Port||5V-4.5A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.5A (18W Max)|
|Input||5V-3A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.5A | 15V-2A (30W Max)|
|Size||5.3 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches|
Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W USB-C PD Power Bank
Now we have this Excitrus power bank with an even lower power capacity than the TEGIC power bank, with this having a 9,600mAh power capacity. So you’re going to fair about a single full charge for your iPad with this Excitrus power bank or possibly less as power is lost during charging.
Charging power from the ports is excellent, though, as this Excitrus power bank has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port, a USB-A Quick Charge port, and a standard USB-A port. The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable. The power bank size is small, with just a length of 4.3 inches and a width of 2.5 inches. Most 45W Power Delivery power banks tend to have high power capacities. Still, this Excitrus power bank has a relatively low one and is very small, which can be convenient for those looking for a mini PD power bank to charge laptops and tablets.
|Excitrus 9,600mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-A Standard Port||5V/2.1A (10.5W)|
|Max Output||USB-C Power Delivery Port Alone: 45W |
When Charging Multiple Devices: 25W
|USB-C PD Input||20V/2.25A | 15V/3A | 12V/3A | 9V/3A | 5V/3.0A (45W)|
|Size||4.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
If you want to fast charge your iPad Air while you’re driving, there are car chargers that can do so. This Nekteck car charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and a 12W USB-A port. The max output of this car charger is 57W; therefore, you can use the full power of the two ports simultaneously. So you can fast charge your iPad Air and charge a phone via the USB-A port. Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C charging 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|
Baseus 65W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
One other car charger that we wanted to recommend is this Baseus car charger that is even more powerful than the Nekteck one because this one has a 65W output. You can use the full 65W output if you’re solely charging from the USB-C PD port; however, if you’re charging from both ports, the USB-C PD port will drop down to a 45W output while you’re still able to charge at 18W from the Quick Charge port.
Something this car charger has that most car chargers don’t is a digital display that shows the voltage and amperage output of both ports; not exactly the most helpful feature, but it’s pretty cool to see. This car charger does not include any cables.
|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|