Review: Aukey Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger with Quick Charge

Aukey Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger with Quick Charge

9.3

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Uses a Power Delivery and Quick Charge port, both of which are very powerful charging technologies
  • The AC adapter is retractable which makes portability easier with this wall charger

Cons

  • Doesn't feature the highest power output when it comes to Power Delivery charging

If you own a smartphone that’s compatible with a powerful charging technology then you should absolutely be the taking advantage of it. What types of fast charging tech is there? Well, there are two main ones, there’s Quick Charge which is used with many Android smartphones on the market. Another fast charging tech is Power Delivery.

Power Delivery is used with the new charging standard which is USB-C which many new smartphones are using, and also, larger devices such as tablets and laptops are now using USB-C. Both Quick Charge and Power Delivery are useful charging technologies and what better way to have them than within the same charging electronic.

That’s what this Aukey wall chargers features, with its use of a single USB-C Power Delivery 2.0 port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port. So let’s see if this is really an all-powerful wall charger that you should consider purchasing if you can find a use for the two charging ports.

Power

Output Charging:

USB-C Power Delivery

The USB-C Power Delivery port on this wall charger has a 30W output and this is basically the standard in general when it comes to Power Delivery charging rates. It’s not the fastest charging rate that you can get with PD (Power Delivery) but it’s a lot faster than the standard charging rate of 15W that standard USB-C ports use on most charging electronics.

There are Power Delivery wall chargers that use a 45W of charging power, even with some that provide up 60W of power. With the 30W of power from this Aukey wall charger, you’re able to charge all PD compatible smartphones at their max changing rates such as the Google Pixel 2 and also the iPhone X and iPhone 8, both of which are actually chargeable using Power Delivery with a USB-C to Lightning charging cable.

Charging larger devices such as Power Delivery compatible MacBooks and Chromebooks provides a faster charging rate, but they can charge faster if you want to purchase a 45W Power Delivery wall charger. That said, it’s still pretty good with 30W. In terms of Voltage and Amperage, here’s the charging rate:

5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V 2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

Quick Charge USB-A Port

The Quick Charge port on this wall charger is useful for charging Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 compatible smartphones at their max charging speeds. Not only that, this Quick Charge port also acts as a very powerful standard port too for Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices. That’s because it has a standard charging rate of 5V/3.0A which is faster than the 2.4A charging rate than most other standard ports have.

The Quick Charge speed that this charger has is: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

Overall, what makes it all come together is that this charger has a max output of 48W. That means you can use the max power of the Power Delivery port and the Quick Charge port at the same time. As there’s 30W from the PD port and 18W from the Quick Charge port.

Design

Size and Weight:

Size and weight of this wall charger are not a problem, and with it being a wall charger and not a desktop charger with its two powerful technologies, it’s going to be very easy to use and travel with. It has a length of 2.5 inches, a width of 2.4 inches, and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 4.4 Ounces.

With its use of a retractable AC adapter, it makes going places with it a whole lot easier.

Functional Components:

It’s an easy wall charger to use, with both of the ports being on the same side and labeled which is Power Delivery and which is Quick Charge. On the opposite side is where you find the retractable AC adapter. There are no lights to indicate the wall charger is powered on when you plug it in, and that’s the part that we felt like it was missing while we were using it.

Build

Structure and Material:

This is a very well built wall charger, as it has a whole centerpiece and then two side caps on either side. The AC adapter is built-into the charger very well and even when retracting the adapter, it feels solid and sticks to the wall charger.

Tech:

With its two very powerful charging technologies you would think that this charger heats up. Well, you’re right! Using the Power Delivery port alone does make the charger warm and then using the Quick Charge port at the same time increase the warmth. It never becomes hot, though. The heat it really a result of the charger having such a small form factor but other than that, we’re surprised that they were able to fit such power into such a small form factor.

Reliability

This is a very reliable wall charger if you’re searching for one that features Power Delivery and Quick Charge, and you can make use of it. Of course, if you’re simply searching for a plain wall charger that just has a single USB-A port that can charge your smartphone that’s neither compatible with Power Delivery or Quick Charge, then purchasing this wall charger isn’t going to be the most useful thing.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is great, with its use of a 30W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge port. You can use the full power of either of the ports at the same time.

Design:

It’s a very small wall charger that you can easily take anywhere with its use of a retractable AC adapter.

Build:

Build quality is good with the wall charger using very few pieces to be whole, and it does heat up a little when you use Power Delivery or Power Delivery + Quick Charge.

Reliability:

It’s a very reliable wall charger for those that are able to make use of its two powerful charging technologies, not reliable if you can’t make use of the two technologies.

Specs of the Aukey Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger with Quick Charge:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Output: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V 2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)

USB-A Port Quick Charge: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

Max Output: 48W

  • Input: 100-240 AC Input
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.4 Ounces

Conclusion:

Aukey has made a minimal but powerful wall charger that features Power Delivery and Quick Charge both of which are the future of charging. The best part is that there are no compromises when using them at the same time.

AUKEY USB C Charger with 30W Power Delivery 2.0 & 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger for iPhone X/8, MacBook/Pro, iPad Pro, Samsung Note8 and More

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Features

  • Future-Proof Power Source: A powerful wall charger with USB-C Power Delivery output and Quick Charge USB output to charge most USB-C and USB-powered gear
  • High-Speed Charging: USB-C port with up to 30W Power Delivery 2.0 efficiently charges compatible devices faster. Additional 18W Quick Charge 3.0 port charges compatible devices up to 4 times faster than conventional charging
  • Convenient Power: This compact dual-port USB charger features a foldable plug for convenience and portability. Handy for home, office, and on-the-go charging
  • Safety Features: Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PA-Y11 Amp PD USB-C Wall Charger, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Product Replacement Warranty Card

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