Since it’s September, you likely know that means, it’s that Apple has announced new products, and one of the latest releases is their 6th generation iPad Mini 2021 model. The iPad Mini is finally brought into the modern-day with a new design that has edges that makes the tablet easier to hold in the hands, and you also get a power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner, also to the side is a magnet that can hold onto the Apple Pencil. Using the iPad Mini 6 for illustrating work may not be the best use of the tablet since it is such a small form factor, but it can be done especially since the iPad Mini now uses an A15 Bionic chip.
The UI experience of the iPad Mini 6 is the same across the board as the other higher-end iPads, such as the iPad Pro and the iPad Air. This new iPad Mini is also 5G enabled, letting you take full advantage of its features no matter where you are with blazing fast internet. The display may not be best as it’s an LCD, but it’s Apple’s Liquid Retina, so it holds up better than your regular LCDs. One of the most critical updates to the iPad Mini is its use of a USB-C port because now the iPhone is the one device holding back the iOS device ecosystem from using just a single USB-C charger with an exception for the Apple Watch.
Since the iPad Mini 6 (2021) has a USB-C port, it’s USB-C Power Delivery compatible, and you’re able to charge it at an 18W charging speed. In this guide, we’re covering chargers that can fast charge the iPad Mini so you can get back to using this powerhouse of a tablet.
INIU 30W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you own an iPad Mini, then there’s a high chance that you own an iPhone or a Macbook, and if so, then you should consider this INIU 30W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. The charger has a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port and a 22W USB-A port. However, when it comes to the fast charging that each of the ports has, you can only use them if you’re charging a single device at a time because charging two devices makes the max output 15W.
With a 30W PD charge rate, you can fast charge your iPad Mini, and you can also use a 30W charge rate to charge a Macbook. You may fast charge an iPhone via a USB-C to the Lightning cable using the USB-C port on this charger because the iPhone still uses a Lightning port. The USB-A port is a Quick Charge port with a host of other charging protocols that can charge other USB-C devices.
|INIU 30W Fast Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V⎓3A | 9V⎓3A | 12V⎓2.5A | 15V⎓2A | 20V⎓1.5A PPS 3.3~11V⎓2.5A 30W(Max)|
|USB-A Port||5V⎓3A | 5V⎓4.5A | 9V⎓2A | 12V⎓1.5A 22.5W(Max)|
|Both Ports at the Same Time||15W|
|Input||AC100-240V 50/60Hz 0.8A (Max)|
|Size||1.6 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches|
SAIL01 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you’re looking for more of a universal charger that can fast charge your iPad Mini and charge any other USB-C device that you own, this SAIL01 charger is a good choice. The SAIL01 has two USB-C Power Delivery ports. The top USB-C 1 port has an 18W charging speed, and the bottom USB-C 2 port has a 65W PD charge rate when charging a single device; when charging two devices, USB-C 2 goes down to 45W.
The number one reason why the SAIL01 charger is excellent for the iPad Mini is that you can fast charge it using USB-C 1 and still use USB-C 2 to charge a laptop or fast charge a phone or another tablet. Along with the charging, the SAIL01 includes a cable in the box that lets you start charging right out of the box.
The SAIL01 charger also uses GaN, which makes the charger smaller and can output lots of charging power. It has a foldable plug that makes portability even more accessible.
|SAIL01 65W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C 2 (One Device Charging)||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C 2 (Two Devices Charging)||5V/2.4A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|PPS via USB-C 2||5V-11V/3.0A (25W)|
|Input||AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.5A|
|Size||2 x 1 x 2 inches|
SINDOX 20W USB-C Power Delivery Mini Wall Charger
If you’re searching for one of the most straightforward wall chargers that you can get for your iPad Mini, this SINDOX one is it. That’s because this charger only uses a single USB-C Power Delivery port with a 20W charging speed. Of course, the downside to this charger is that you can only charge a single device. However, the size is tiny, with the charger having all of its dimensions being only 1 inch.
If you do want an extra port with this SINDOX charger, thankfully, SINDOX does have a version that has a USB-C port and a USB-A Quick Charge port, and the charger is practically the same size. You can’t fast charge two devices simultaneously, though, as the max output is 20W, the same as the single port version.
|SINDOX 20W Mini USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.67A|
|Input||AC100-240V 50/60Hz 0.5A (Max)|
|Size||1.07 x 1.07 x 1.07 inches|
iSmart (RAVPower) 120W USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
This iSmart Power Delivery desktop charger might be overkill when it comes to charging your iPad Mini, as the charger has four ports and a 120W max power output. There are two USB-C PD ports and two USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 ports. If you’re charging from just a single USB-C PD port alone you get 100W, which can fast charge nearly all USB-C devices. Charging two USB-C devices lets you use 60W from each of the USB-C ports.
Even charging four devices simultaneously allows you to use 60W from one PD port, 20W from the other USB-C port, and 18W from each USB-A port. No matter how many devices you’re charging with this iSmart desktop charger, you can still fast charge your iPad Mini with it.
The charger has a power cord instead of a built-in AC adapter, making it easier to place the charger to where you’re charging your 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|
PowerArc 15,000mAh 30W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Portable charging for an iPad Mini is one of the most reliable ways to charge the tablet; as the tablet is so small, you’re more likely to be portable with it. This PowerArc 15,000mAh Power Delivery power bank is the perfect balance between power capacity and charging power. Since the iPad Mini 2021 model has a 5,028mAh battery size, you can charge your iPad to full power about two times with this PowerArc portable charger. You may still have some spare power capacity.
Charging power is not lacking as this power bank has two USB-C PD ports and one USB-A Quick Charge port. One of the Power Delivery ports has a 30W charge rate, and the other one is paired with the USB-A port. The max output of this PowerArc power bank is 60W, so you can fast charge your iPad Mini while charging two phones.
Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-A cable, and the build quality of this power bank is incredible because it’s made of Aluminum, and not plastic, which is something that most power banks are made of.
|PowerArc ArcPack 15,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)|
|USB-A Port||3.6V-6.0V/3A | 6.0V-9.0V/2A | 9.0V-12.0V/1.5A|
|Three Devices charging at the same time||USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W |
USB-C PD Port 2: 12W
USB-A Port: 12W
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.25A | 15V/2A (30W MAX)|
|Size||4.5 x 3.1 x 1.0 inches|
CHOETECH 10,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable
As we mentioned before, if you own an iPad Mini, then you likely own an iPhone. If that’s the case, this CHOETECH power bank is almost a must because it will always be reliable for fast charging either your iPhone or your iPad. That’s because this CHOETECH power bank has a built-in USB-C and Lightning cable; the best part is that both of these cables use an 18W Power Delivery output. The power bank has a USB-C input port, but it can only be used to recharge it.
However, the power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity and can only charge the iPad Mini to full power only once.
|CHOETECH 10,000 B688 Power Delivery USB-C / Lightning Built-in Cable Power Bank Specs|
|Built-in USB-C Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|Built-in Lightning Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Size||5.75 x 2.72 x 0.67 inches|
Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
High-capacity power banks are the way to go if you want a power bank that can last you for a few days when it comes to charging your iPad Mini or larger portable devices in general. This Baseus power bank, with its 20,000mAh power capacity, can last you a few days without needing to be recharged, and it has a higher power output than lower capacity power banks.
The charger features one USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports. The Power Delivery port has a 65W output if you’re charging a single device, but the PD port has a 45W output if you’re charging multiple devices. The USB-A ports use Quick Charge. You can fast charge your iPad Mini while charging two smartphones via the USB-A ports.
The power bank uses a digital display that shows the power capacity and status of the input and output. You can recharge the power bank at 60W via the PD port or use the Micro-USB input port, but that is much slower.
|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|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
One of the best car chargers that we’ve ever reviewed is this Nekteck Power Delivery car charger, and that’s because it has a 45W Power Delivery port and a USB-A port with a 12W output. The car charger has a 57W max output, so you can use both ports without charging power. In our case, we were able to charge a laptop with this Nekteck car charger, and you’re able to fast charge an iPad Mini with it, too. The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable that lets you start fast charging right out of the box.
|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 20W Dual Power Delivery Car Charger
This UGREEN car charger with a USB-C PD port and a USB-A port is more straightforward. The difference with this car charger is that it only has a 20W max output, but you can fast charge your iPad Mini if you’re only charging a single device via the USB-C port. The USB-A port features Quick Charge. If you’re charging two devices simultaneously, then you’ll only get standard charging. The entire car charger is made of Aluminum, while most other car chargers are made of plastic.
|UGREEN CD130 Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||18W|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||3.86 x 2.36 x 1.1 inches|