Review: Silicon Power QM10 PD Wall Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable Combo

Silicon Power QM10 PD Wall Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable Combo

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • 18W Power Delivery port for fast charging most smartphones
  • The wall charger comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable, making it very reliable for iPhone users

 

The iPhone 12 is here but not without a bit of a twist. The twist, in this case, is that the iPhone 12 no longer comes with a wall charger anymore. Apple reasons that most people already have a wall charger and another reason is to save the environment by making the boxes for the iPhone smaller.

We can understand the smaller box being able to help the environment, but since the iPhone 12 comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable, most people won’t be able to use it with their previous wall chargers that came with their older iPhones. That’s because older iPhones came with a USB-A wall charger, while the cable that comes with the iPhone 12 requires that you use a USB-C charger.

That’s why we’re here to review this Silicon Power QM10 PD wall charger and USB-C to Lightning cable combo pack.

Power

Output Charging:

This QM10 Power Delivery wall charger has all you need to fast charge the iPhone 12, and most Android smartphones, as most smartphones on the market, are now Power Delivery compatible. The single USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed, which is the charging rate that you need to fast charge a Power Delivery compatible smartphone.

Since this combo pack includes a USB-C to Lightning cable, you’re able to fast charge an iPhone right out of the box. However, if you have to charge an Android smartphone with this wall charger, you’ll have to provide your own USB-C to USB-C cable.

Also, just in case you’re whether or not you can use this Silicon Power wall charger to charge a USB-C Power Delivery laptop, well, you likely cannot. This is because most laptops that can charge via USB-C need about 30W of PD charging power, and this Silicon Power one only has 18W. It’s still great for fast charging smartphones.

Design

Size and Weight:

The length/width of this wall charger is 1.6 inches and the charger has a 1.1-inch thickness. The weight of the charger is 1.6 ounces. It’s a very small wall charger you won’t have any problems taking anywhere, in fact, it’s like a wall charger that would come with your iPhone, but in this case, it’s a fast charging one.

The charger does not have a foldable plug, something that would have made portability even better.

Functional Components:

It’s simple to use. Just plug the wall charger into an AC outlet and you’re ready to use it. The USB-C Power Delivery port is at the front of the charger.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this wall charger is on par with a wall charger that Apple would have included in the box with their iPhone. So you won’t have to worry about it breaking apart or stop working.

Tech:

Since the charger only has a single port for fast charging, it does not overheat. Especially because the USB-C Power Delivery output is only 18W.

Reliability

This Silicon Power QM10 PD wall charger combo pack is highly reliable for those that are getting the iPhone 12, as it comes with a PD wall charger to fast charge the iPhone. It also comes with a Lightning to USB-C cable, so you’re ready to use the charger right out of the box, or now you have an extra cable to use. This Power Delivery charger is also useful for fast charging Android smartphones, too.

Summary:

Power:

The single USB-C Power Delivery port with an 18W charging speed can fast charge iPhone 12, and most Android smartphones.

Design:

The wall charger is very small with its use of only a single port.

Build:

The build quality is not a problem, is on par with what Apple offers with their own included wall chargers in their previous iPhones.

Reliability:

This Silicon Power wall charger combo pack is a must for those that are purchasing the new iPhone 12, as it doesn’t even come with a wall charger. This combo pack ensures that you will have a wall charger and a cable to fast charge your iPhone, as well as an Android smartphone if you ever need to.

 Silicon Power QM10 PD Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port18W
Max Output18W
InputAC100-240V/50-60HZ
Size1.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches
Weight1.6 Ounces

Conclusion:

Silicon Power has jumped on the right train to create a reliable combo pack for fast charging your iPhone 12, as this one includes a Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable.

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