Review: UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery and Quick Charge Car Charger

UGREEN 36W Power Delivery and Quick Charge Car Charger

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features both Power Delivery and a Quick Charge port
  • You're able to fast charge from both ports at the same time because the car charger has a 36W max output
  • The car charger is made of Aluminum

Fast charging your portable devices while you’re driving has become more important than ever, and that’s because we use our smartphones, laptops, and tablets constantly throughout the day. If you’re someone that commutes using a car and need to use your device once you reach your destination, then having them charged up is the best course of action.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at this UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery and Quick Charge car charger. The charger has two fast charging ports, so let’s see how you’re able to use utilize them both.

Power

Output Charging:

This UGREEN car charger has two ports, one is an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port. The best part about the charging from this charger is that the max output is 36W, which means that you’re able to use the max power of the two ports at the same. So you can fast charge two smartphones.

We know that Power Delivery is known for charging laptops and smartphones, but since the USB-C Power Delivery port on this car charger is 18W, it’s mostly meant for charging smartphones. 18W of PD charging is not enough for charging most PD compatible laptops. That said, you can fast most USB-C Android smartphones with the PD port, and it’s also useful for fast charging iPhones.

You can fast charge iPhones at 18W with a PD port with a Lightning to USB-C cable, and from the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and to the latest iPhone models are all Power Delivery compatible. The Quick Charge 3.0 port is only able to fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones, but you can charge Non-Quick Charge compatible phones with it, too, but they will charge at a standard speed.

Overall, the charging power is great for fast charging two smartphones at the same time, and the use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge ensures that you have wide compatibility.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size of the car charger is very small. It has a length of about 3 inches and a thickness of 1 inch, so it won’t be getting in the way. The charger has some weight to it, but that’s mainly because it’s made of zinc alloy and not plastic.

Functional Components:

Using the car charger is simple, as you just place it into a 12Volt car outlet, it’s powered and ready to use. The charger has a very dim blue power light at the front where the ports are.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this UGREEN 36W Power Delivery and Quick Charge car charger is great. The charger has a Zinc Alloy build, and this makes it feel very premium, and comparing this to a plastic car charger, a plastic car charger feels cheap and low quality.

We know that the build or feel of the car charger may not matter much, but considering the price, the charging power, and the build quality that you’re getting, we think that it’s worth it.

Tech:

Considering that this is a small car charger with a 36W max output, we thought that it would overheat, but it doesn’t. If the car charger does rise in temperature, then the charging speed for the devices charging is slowed down to prevent overheating.

Reliability

We think that this is a great car charger to get for Android smartphone owners or iPhone owners. As both of the ports can be used for both types of devices, and the best part is that you’ll likely be able to fast charge your smartphone regardless if you have an Android phone or an iPhone because of its use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge.

Also, if you’re charging two devices at the same time, you’re still able to use the max power of the two ports at the same time. The car charger is also useful for charging laptops, and a Nintendo Switch, but it’s not a reliable Powe Delivery car charger for charging USB-C PD compatible laptops.

Summary:

Power:

The charging power is great for fast charging most smartphones on the market, as the car charger uses Power Delivery and Quick Charge. You’re also able to use the max power of the two ports at the same time because the car charger has a max output of 36W.

Design:

The car charger does have a single blue but very dim power light. It’s as easy to use as any other car charger on the market because all you have to do is just plug it into a 12Volt outlet and you’re ready to use it.

Build:

The charger has a great build because it has a Zinc Alloy shell, so it has a metal feel and weight to it.

Reliability:

This UGREEN CD213 car charger is most reliable for fast charging smartphones, the use of a 36W max output ensures that you’re able to fast charge two devices at the same time.

 UGREEN CD213 36W Power Delivery Car Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port18W
USB-A Quick Charge Port18W
Max Output36W
Size3 x 1 x 1 inches
Weight3 Ounces

Conclusion:

Car chargers, especially fast charging car chargers, have a tendency to be a bit pricy, and we think that UGREEN did a great job at providing quality and price for this Power Delivery and Quick Charge car charger.

UGREEN USB C Car Charger, Aluminum 36W 2 Port Type C PD Fast Charging with 18W Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 Compatible for iPhone 12/SE 11/11 Pro MAX/XS/XR/X/8, iPad Pro, Samsung S10+/S10/S9
  • Dual Port Fast Charging: The 18W PD USB-C port and 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port can simultaneously charge two devices at full-speed with 36W Max output, which is perfect for on the go or daily use.
  • 18W PD & QC: The Type-C PD port fast charges the latest USB-C devices efficiently. It can fully charge iPhone 11 within 2 hours without waiting. The USB A port of the Charger Adapter supports QC FCP AF, which is 4X faster than conventional charging.
  • Universal Compatibility: Optimized to work flawlessly with your USB-C and USB-A phones, tablets, and more. Compatible with iPhone SE/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/Max/XR/X/8/iPad Pro/iPad Air/Mini, Galaxy S10+/S9+/S8+/Note 10/Note 9, Nintendo Switch, Oneplus 6/5T/5/4/3, LG V20/V30/G6/G5 and more.
  • Safe Charging Protection: With Built-in intelligent circuit design, this portable car charger protects your devices against short circuiting, over-heating, over-currents, and over-charging, which ensures high performance and reliability. Elegant aluminum desgin is also better for heat dissipation.
  • What You Get: UGREEN USB C Car Charger with 18W PD and QC total 36W, Welcome Guide and friendly customer support.

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