Review: UGREEN CD130 18W Power Delivery QC Car Charger

UGREEN 18W Power Delivery Car Charger

9.3

Power

8.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery and Quick Charge for fast charging
  • The car charger is made of Aluminum

Fast charging your smartphone while you’re driving is a lot more useful than not charging it at all or using a standard port. That’s because you may be heavily using your phone at home, then you have to commute somewhere and you find that your battery is low. A fast charging car charger can charge a smartphone a lot faster by the time you reach your destination.

In this review, we’re taking a look at this UGREEN 18W Power Delivery and Quick Charge car charger. The car charger has everything you need for fast charging while you’re driving, but let’s take a closer look.

Power

Output Charging:

There are two ports on this car charger. One USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. The USB-C Power Delivery port is useful for basically fast charging most smartphones on the market as most modern smartphones are now Power Delivery compatible.

You’re also able to fast charge iPhones with the Power Delivery port, but remember that you’ll need a Lightning to USB-C cable for fast charging iPhones. The Power Delivery on UGREEN car charger has an 18W charging speed, enough for fast charging smartphones, but it’s not enough for charging most USB-C PD compatible laptops.

Fast Charging a Google Pixel from the Power Delivery port

The other port is a Quick Charge 3.0 which is useful for fast charging Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones.

The main setback with this car charger is that it has a max output of 18W, which means that you’re only able to fast charge a single smartphone at a time. In our test, we connected an LG G7 to the Quick Charge port, and a Google Pixel to the USB-C Power Delivery port, both of them defaulted to standard charging, then we disconnected the LG G7, and the Google Pixel began fast charging.

It’s not too much of a problem though, as the car charger still uses two fast charging ports, and if you want to charge the phone as fast as possible, just charge it alone.

Design

Size and Weight:

Even with its use of two fast charging ports, this UGREEN 18W car charger is very small, and once you place it into your 12Volt car outlet the charger is barely noticeable.

Functional Components:

All you have to do is plug it into a 12Volt outlet in your car, and you’re ready to use it. The car charger has a blue power light inside of it that makes it a bit easier to spot the charger at night.

Build

Structure and Material:

The car charger has a great build, and in fact, it’s one of the best-built car chargers that we’ve seen. It’s made of Aluminum Alloy, and not plastic, and the car charger almost has a uni-body build which makes having it break apart less likely.

Tech:

With an 18W max output, the car charger does overheat, and even when fast charging a single device for a long duration, the charger still does not heat up.

Summary:

Power:

The charging is good, but you can only fast charge a single smartphone at a time as the max output of the car charger is 18W. However, the car charger has a Power Delivery and Quick Charge port.

Design:

The charger has a very small size, and you’ll barely notice it other than when it comes to plugging the cable into your phone.

Build:

The charger has great build quality as it’s made of Aluminum Alloy and it almost has a uni-body structure.

Reliability:

It’s a reliable car charger for fast charging either Power Delivery or Quick Charge compatible smartphones.

 UGREEN CD130 Power Delivery Car Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port18W
USB-A Quick Charge Port18W
Max Output18W
Input12V/24V
Size3.86 x 2.36 x 1.1 inches
Weight3 Ounces

Conclusion:

This UGREEN is one of the best fast charging car charges to own. It has Power Delivery and Quick Charge, it has a small size and it has a great build.

UGREEN PD Fast Car Charger, 18W USB C and USB A Dual Ports Metal Mini Car Adapter Compatible with iPhone SE/ 11Pro/ 11/ MAX/XS/XR/X/8/7/6/Plus, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra S10 S9 S8, etc
  • PD 18W Fast Charger: UGREEN USB C car charger supports the fast charging of your devices. With a power of up to 18W at the PD connection, you achieve the desired quick-charging effect for your PD-enabled devices. It can fully charge the iPhone device 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Dual-port charging: Equipped with USB A (QC3.0 connection) and USB C (PD3.0 connection), UGREEN PD car charger can charge two devices simultaneously. Built-in smart chips automatically assign power to each port when two devices are charged to prevent your devices from being damaged by the massive power input.
  • Universal compatibility: Compatible with most usb powered devices like iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/SE, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, SAMSUNG S10/ S9/ S8/ S7/Note 10/Note 20 Ultra/10/Plus/9/8, XIAOMI REDMI Note 8/ 7/ Mi 9/ Mi 8, MOTO G7/ G6/ Z,Nintendo Switch, Tomtom Sat Nav, Garmin SatNav, Dash Cam and more.
  • Safe and intelligent: Built-in Power management chip, the UGREEN Type C car charger not only offers fast charging speed but also prevents your devices from being exposed to overvoltage, overcurrent, short circuit, etc. Circuit and is not overheated at high temperatures.
  • Premium metal material: The housing made of an all-aluminum alloy offers better scratch resistance, an attractive design, and long service life. It does not take up space; it is perfectly suitable for all 12V/24V small cars and large truck sockets.

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