Review: CHOETECH TC0008 36W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

CHOETECH TC0008 36W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Has two 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a 36W max output that can fast charge two devices at the same time
  • Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Great build quality, and stays cool even when fast charging two devices at the same time

Using a fast car charger is the best way to charge your smartphone while driving, especially if you’re using a navigation app such as Google Maps. The last thing you want is your phone about to die by the time you reach your destination. If you own a USB-C Android smartphone or a new model iPhone, then chances are you have a Power Delivery (PD) fast charging phone, so it’s a good idea to get a car charger that features PD.

In this review, we’re looking at this CHOETECH 36W Dual USB-C PD car charger; the charger has two fast charging PD ports, so let’s see how well does when it comes to charging a single device and two devices at the same time.

Power

Output Charging:

This CHOETECH car charger is a great one to get if you want to fast charge two smartphones simultaneously. As we mentioned before, each of the PD ports can output an 18W charging speed, and the max output of the car charger is 36W. In our tests, we charged a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Google Pixel at the same time; both of those smartphones are Power Delivery fast charging compatible, and both of them were able to fast charge at the same time from this CHOETECH car charger. This is due to the car charger having a max output of 36W.

You may also fast charge two iPhones simultaneously; however, just something to note when charging an iPhone from a USB-C port is that you must use a Lightning to USB-C cable. Also, another thing to note is that from the iPhone 8 and iPhone X to the latest iPhone 12, are the models that are Power Delivery compatible.

This CHOETECH car charger does not feature dynamic charging, meaning that even if you’re charging from a single port, the port will still output 18W, not 30W. That said, this CHOETECH car charger is great for fast charging most tablets and smartphones simultaneously.

Design

Size and Weight:

The car charger itself is about 2 inches in length, and it’s barely noticeable once you plug it inside your 12Volt outlet in your car.

Functional Components:

The two USB-C Power Delivery ports are located at the front of the car charger, and there is a blue LED power light that turns on when you plug the charger in. The car charger comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable included in the box.

Build

Structure and Material:

This CHOETECH car charger’s build quality is great, and it’s what you would expect from any other quality car charger sold from a reputable brand. Even though it’s made of plastic, it doesn’t feel cheap.

Tech:

We were fast charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and a Google Pixel simultaneously, and the car charger did not heat up.

Reliability

This is a reliable car charger to get if you want to fast charge one or two smartphones or tablets simultaneously. That is thanks to the 36W max output that allows you to use each port at max power.

Since you’re only able to get an 18W charging speed, this CHOETECH car charger is not reliable for charging USB-C Power Delivery laptops. You have to get a car charger that has a 30W PD output for charging a laptop.

Summary:

Power:

With an 18W charge rate from each of the USB-C ports and a max output of 36W, you’re able to fast charge two smartphones or tablets simultaneously.

Design:

The car charger is small and doesn’t get in the way. It has an LED power light that makes it easier to see in the dark. You get a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box.

Build:

The car charger has a solid build and doesn’t heat up even when fast charging two devices simultaneously.

Reliability:

A reliable car charger can fast charge two smartphones or tablets with its 36W max output. However, it’s best not to use the charger for USB-C laptops as 18W is not enough charging power.

 CHOETECH TC0008 36W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs
Each USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Max Output36W
Size0.79 x 1.26 x 2.44 inches
Weight2 Ounces

Conclusion:

This CHOETECH TC0008 Dual USB-C PD car charger is a dependable, fast charger that you should definitely have in your car at all times. It can fast-charge most Android smartphones and newer model iPhones, and it comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable that lets you start using it right out of the box.

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  • 【Dual USB-C Fast Charging】 Advanced dual USB-C port PD 3.0 technology, Supports PD3.0/PD2.0/QC3.0/QC2.0/AFC/FCP and other protocols, The maximum output is up to 36W in total (18W output each port), Each of the two PD ports can fast charge iPhone 12/11/X/XS/XR for 50% in 30 minutes, Provide the full speed charging for two devices at the same time.
  • 【Wide Compatibility】 Works flawlessly with USB-C phones, tablets, iPhone and more. Such as iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 Mini/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/X/XR/XS/XS Max/SE 2020, iPad, Airpods Pro(Should use with USB-C to Lightning cable, Not included),Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra/Note 20/Note 20 Ultra/Note 10/Galaxy S10+/S10e, Google Pixel 4 XL/4/3 XL/3/3a/3a XL,Nintendo Switch.
  • 【Safety Technology】Certified with CE, FCC, ETL and RoHS, built-in intelligent protection system to prevent over-current, over-heat, over-voltage and over-load.
  • 【Ultra Compact】Fireproof PC material, exquisite and compact, can be charged anywhere in the car. Compact design for added portability, it perfectly blends with most car cigarette lighter and sits comfortably with the edge of the outlet.
  • 【What is in box】 1 x CHOETECH Dual Type C 18W Power delivery car charger, 1 x user manual, 18 Months and Life-Time technical support.