Review: Silicon Power QM15 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

Silicon Power QM15 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features Quick Charge and Power Delivery for fast charging most smartphones on the market
  • Small size with a foldable plug for easier portability

Power Delivery charging is truly becoming the standard for charging our portable devices. Even Apple has been adopting the USB-C standard and the fast charging that comes with it. That’s because Apple’s Macbook lineup has been using the USB-C port for many years now, the iPad Pro uses a USB-C port which before used the Lightning port, and even though the iPhone still doesn’t use a USB-C port, it’s still Power Delivery compatible.

With all that said, one thing is very apparent, smartphones being able to fast charge using Power Delivery tech is quite common now. You’re able to use a single PD wall charger to fast charge a wide-range of smartphones.

That’s why we’re here to review this Silicon Power 18W Power Delivery wall charger with Quick Charge. Now with the iPhone 12 no longer including a wall charger, and only a USB-C to Lightning cable, a PD wall charger like this one may just be what you’re looking for.

Power

Output Charging:

Charging from this Silicon Power PD wall charger is minimal, but powerful. However, it’s mainly powerful charging for smartphones.

One port is an 18W Power Delivery port and the other is a Quick Charge 3.0 port. The use of two fast charging technologies is what matters most here, as most smartphones on the market are compatible with either of these fast charging technologies.

In this case, with our test of fast charging a Galaxy Note 9 with the USB-C Power Delivery port, and charging an LG G7 with the Quick Charge port, the Note 9 was able to fast charge and the LG G7 was set to standard charging. So you’re able to fast charge with the Power Delivery port on this Silicon Power wall charger while charging another device at the same time and it takes priority over the QC port.

It’s not to say that Quick Charge is slower or worse charging, but with USB-C being the standard it’s generally a more accessible port. However, you can still fast charge using the Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port, but you’ll have to charge a compatible Quick Charge Android smartphones alone.

Also, as we said previously, this Power Delivery charger is meant for charging smartphones. Not laptops. 18W of PD charging is not enough to charge laptops, as most USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptops require that you use 30W or more.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of this wall charger is tiny. It has a length/width of 1.6 inches. The thickness of the wall charger is 1.1 inches. The charger weighs 1.7 ounces. You won’t have any trouble taking this wall charger anywhere you want. None whatsoever.

Functional Components:

This Silicon Power wall charger functions as any other wall charger does. Just take out the foldable plug, plug it into an AC outlet and you’re ready to charge. The only thing lacking is a power light, but we think that’s fine as it can be a disturbance if you’re trying to sleep.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of the charger is great. It does not feel brittle, and the built-in plug snaps out and right back in.

Tech:

The charger doesn’t heat up either. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering that the max output of this charger is 18W, but at the same time, it’s surprising because of the extremely small size of the charger.

Reliability

Reliability for this wall charger is great for smartphones that are Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible. This can be a perfect wall charger to get if you’re looking to purchase one for your iPhone 12 as Apple no longer includes a wall charger in the box.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is great for smartphones, as this wall charger can fast charge either Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphones.

Design:

It’s a very small PD wall charger, one that you can place into a pocket and take anywhere.

Build:

The charger is built well and does not overheat.

Reliability:

If you’re searching for a fast charging wall charger, this Silicon Power QM15 is a must. It has the necessities that you’ll need to fast charge your smartphone. The Power Delivery isn’t meant for laptops, though.

 Silicon Power QM15 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port18W
USB-A Quick Charge Port18W
Max Output18W
InputAC100-240V/50-60HZ
Size1.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches
Weight1.7 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Silicon Power QM15 Mini PD wall charger has everything that you need to fast charge your iPhone 12 that no longer comes with a power adapter, or any other Power Delivery and Quick Charge smartphones on the market.

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