Well, it’s another year and now there are new iPhones that are available. The announcement of the new phones from Apple isn’t exactly too surprising as it’s just an incremental improvement on last year’s iPhone X. However, this year, there are a total of three phones that are going to be released. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and finally the iPhone XR are all the new phones from Apple and they are quite powerful. Not only that, but they cost quite a hefty price with the iPhone XS Max potentially reaching into the $1,500 price range if you choose to get higher storage space for it.
Each of the phones is compatible with fast wireless charging, which means that you can charge them at 10W with a fast wireless charger. The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are also Power Delivery fast charging compatible, however, with Apple being Apple, none of them come with a fast charger. Instead, what you get in the box is a slow charging 5W wall charger. This is absurd considering how much the phones cost and it’s something that the brand needs to reconsider with the competition such as Samsung and also, OnePlus being a smaller brand, both include a fast charger to charge their smartphones with.
Since you won’t be able to fast charge the iPhones right out of the box, we thought we would create a guide on what chargers you should be used for these phones that are all Power Delivery compatible. Something important to know is that you are going to need a USB-C to Lightning charging cable to fast charge the new iPhones.
Chargers in this Guide:
The simplest charging electronic that you can use is a wall charger, it’s basically what comes with the iPhone. However, this Anker PowerPort II wall charger is different because it’s not only much more powerful but also because it features two ports.
One port is the USB-C Power Delivery port that has a 30W charging speed, and this is the one that can charge the iPhone XS and XR at their max charging speed. A 30W charging speed can also be useful for charging a USB-C MacBook and so if you’re also the owner of a MacBook, then owning a Power Delivery wall charger or any other of the Power Delivery charging electronics that we mention is a great idea. The other port on this PowerPort II is a USB-A port and it makes use of Anker’s PoweriQ 2.0 charging tech.
The PoweriQ 2.0 charging tech is another way of saying that the port can output 18W of charging power, which also means that it’s Quick Charge compatible. So this wall charger features two fast charging technologies, with one being Power Delivery and Quick Charge for Android smartphones that are compatible with the charging tech.
A benefit of getting this wall charger is not only because of its powerful charging but also for its form factor with it having a length/width of 2.7 inches and it’s 1.1 inches in thickness. So you can fit this wall charger into your pocket if you wanted to.
- 30W Power Delivery port for fast charging your iPhone and can also be useful for charging most USB-C Power Delivery laptops
- Has a Quick Charge USB-A port for fast charging Android smartphones
- The wall charger has a 49.5W max output, so you’re able to use both ports at their max power at the same time
- Has a foldable plug for better portability
- Does not come with any cables
Specs of the Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 19.5W
- Input: 100-240V AC
- LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED Power Indicator
- Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 6.4 Ounces
They’re not too many 30W Power Delivery wall chargers on the market and that’s why we’re going to move right into desktop chargers, These are the same thing as wall chargers but they have more ports and they use a power cord, which can be more useful if you want the place the charger closer to you.
This is the Aukey 3-port desktop charging station. The charger has a very powerful Power Delivery port with it being able to output 60W of charging power, and so it can fast charge a Power Delivery compatible phone. The Power Delivery port can also be useful for charging larger Power Delivery compatible devices such as laptops, and tablets, too.
The other two ports are USB-A ports that share a 12W charging speed, so you can charge another two devices at the same while you fast charge an iPhone XS or XR. The best part is that you can use use the full 60W of charging power with the USB-C port while charging another two devices at once because the max output of this Aukey charger is 72W.
- 60W USB-C Power Delivery port that can charge most USB-C compatible laptops at their max charging speed, and can fast charge your iPhone
- Two USB-A ports share a 12W output
- The max output of this charger is 72W, so you’re able to use all the ports at their max power at the same time
- Uses a power cord that allows you to place it closer to yourself
- The charger does not come with any cables
Specs of the Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
USB-C Port Power Delivery: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V 3A | 20V 3A (PPS) 3V–21V/3A
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A | Max Output: 12W
Max Output: 72W
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 4 x 3 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 7.6 Ounces
RAVPower 45W 5-Port USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charging Station
One other charging station that we’re recommending is this RAVPower charging that makes use of five ports. This is a great charger to have if you want to use it as a charging hub in the living room so the whole family can charge their device at the same time. The best part is that you can of course fast charge your iPhone and other Power Delivery compatible devices.
The USB-C Power Delivery port has a powerful charging rate of 45W, and the four USB-A ports share a 15W charging rate, as the max output of this charger is 60W. So the power that’s split up between the USB-A ports is not exactly impressive, at the same time, it’s still convenient to charge another four devices at the same time. You can also charge more powerful Power Delivery compatible laptops such as the Dell XPS 13 laptop that needs 45W of charging power to even charge from, and so getting this charging station opens up a few doors of compatibility.
Specs of the RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/2.4A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A
Max Output: 60W
- Input: 100-240 AC Input
- LED Power Indicator: Single Green LED Light
- Size: 3.9 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 8.1 Ounces
Now we’re moving onto the portable chargers, and this is where Power Delivery shines because the charging tech can be implemented within a power bank so you can fast charge not only Power Delivery compatible smartphones, but it’s also useful for charging laptops while you’re on the move. With that said, there are not many Power Delivery power banks that are small and have a lower power capacity as most Power Delivery portable chargers are made to charge a PD compatible laptop and so they have high power capacities.
However, for the first power bank that we have to recommend it’s one of the few mid-range Power Delivery portable chargers on the market. It’s this Jackery SuperChage 10,200mAh power bank. The charger has enough power capacity to charge the iPhone XS and iPhone XR to full power at least two times.
There are two ports on this power bank, one is the USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging speed, and this amount of charging power might seem low in comparison to the other Power Delivery charging that we mentioned. However, 18W of PD charging is all you need to fast charge the iPhone.
The other port is a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A (12W) charging speed.
You have to use the USB-C port to recharge the power bank, and you can recharge it at Power Delivery speeds. That said, this power bank does not come with a Power Delivery wall charger so you have to provide your own to recharge it at full speed.
Specs of the Jackery Supercharge 10,200mAh 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 6,500mAh | Output Capacity: 10,200mAh
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Port: 18W
USB-C Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four White Power Indicators
- Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 8 Ounces
Then there are high capacity Power Delivery portable chargers that we were talking about. This is Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery charger. The charger has a very high power capacity 26,800mAh and it can, therefore, charge smartphones to full power about 7 times if that’s all you’re using to charge with this power bank. Charging multiple devices with this power bank and charging them to full power at the same time is also possible as there’s so much power to use.
There are a total of three ports to use. The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 30W charging speed, while the other two are USB-A ports that each have a 5V/2.4A charging speed and they share a 3A max output.
You can recharge this PowerCore+ at Power Delivery speed and it comes with a 30W Power Delivery wall charger, and a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to recharge the power bank at its max speed right out of the box. You can also use the Power Delivery wall charger that comes with the power bank to charge your iPhone at its max charging speed, too.
Pros for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD Power Bank
- High 26,800mAh power capacity that can charge your iPhone to full power about four to fives without having to recharge the power bank
- The power bank has a 30W USB-C Power Delivery port for fast charging and two USB-A ports
- Comes with a Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable
- Made of Aluminum and not plastic
Cons for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD Power Bank
- The power bank does not come with a USB-C to Lightning cable
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger:
Initial Capacity: 26,800mAh
Output Capacity: 20,000mAh
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Port: 30W
- Input: 30W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds
One other Power Delivery portable charger that’s best to charge with the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR is this Aukey power bank. The charger has the same amount of power capacity as the first Jackery power bank that we mentioned with it also featuring a 10,000mAh power capacity. So you can charge the iPhone and other smartphones to full power about two times with this power bank.
In this case, this power bank makes use of three output ports. There are two USB-A ports with one being Quick Charge compatible, and the other one is a standard port that has a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The third port on this power bank is a USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging speed.
The form factor of this power bank is a strong additional reason to purchase it and that’s because it has a length of 5.8 inches, a width of 2.9 inches, and a thickness of 0.5 inches. So you can fit this power bank into your pocket very easily.
- Has an 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge port for fast charging
- The power bank can be recharged at Power Delivery speeds via its Power Delivery port
- A slim form factor that can easily fit into your pocket
- Can charge three devices at the same time
- Comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable
- Does not come with a wall charger
Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:
- Power Capacity: 10,000mAh | Output Capacity: 7,400mAh
Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
Quick Charge Port: 5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A
USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Input: 5V/1.5A | 9V/2A
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A
- LED Power Indicator: Four LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 9.3 Ounces
Power Delivery can also be used with a car charger, and therefore, you can fast charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones and also smartphones.
The first Power Delivery car charger that we’re recommending is Aukey’s 2-port car charger. The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 27W charging speed, and the other port is a USB-A port that has a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4.A. You can use the full power of both of the ports at the same time as the max output of this car charger is 39W.
Pros for Aukey 27W Power Delivery Car Charger
- Has a 27W Power Delivery port for fast charging while you’re driving
- The car charger also has a 12W USB-A port, the charger has a 39W max output to use the full power of both ports at the same time
Cons for Aukey 27W Power Delivery Car Charger
- The car charger does not come with any cables
Specs of the Aukey 27W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V 3A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/2A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 0.9 Ounces
One other Power Delivery car charger is this Trianium car charger that has a very powerful 45W Power Delivery charging speed. Not very common with car chargers and you can, therefore, charge more powerful PD devices such as laptops with the USB-C port. What’s even better is that this car charger also features Quick Charge, so you can also fast charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones, too, which is great if you have family or friends that own one that makes of Qualcomm Quick Charge.
With this Trianium car charger, you can also make use of both ports at full power as the max output is 63W.
Specs of the Trianium 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger with Quick Charge:
USB-A Quick Charge Port: 12V/1.5A | 9V/2A | 6V/3A (18W)
USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 14.5V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-C Input: 12/24V
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue Power Indicator
- Size: 2.9 x 1 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.6 Ounces