Review: UGreen Lightning to USB-C Charging Cable & 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

UGreen Lightning to USB-C Charging Cable & 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

9

Power

9.0/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Pros

  • The Lightning to USB-C Charging Cable is quite long and well-built
  • The Power Delivery Charger coupled with the Power Delivery wall charger, is able to fast charge an iPhone

Cons

  • Power Delivery wall charger only features a single port

With more smartphones adding on higher specs, the power usage of these mini-computers are going higher. Of course, with more power to use it burns into the battery of the smartphone, and the main solution that many smartphone brands have chosen is to use larger batteries with their phones. Most phones on the market have a 3,000mAh+ battery capacity.

Along with the use of a larger battery, fast charging has become a mandatory feature that nearly every phone has. OnePlus has their 5 Amp Dash charging, Huawei has their fast charging tech, Qualcomm Quick Charge is one of the most widely used fast charging technologies among android smartphones, but what about the iPhone.

Well, ever since the release of the iPhone X, and the iPhone 8, the iPhone has been compatible with Power Delivery charging. This might sound strange as Power Delivery is most connected with devices that use a USB-C port. However, you’re able to charge new iPhone models with the use of a Lighting to USB-C charging cable and a Power Delivery charger.

In this mini-review, we’re going to be taking a look at UGreen’s USB-C to Lightning cable and also their 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger.

UGreen’s USB-C to Lightning

The first thing to know is that the charging cable is MFi certified meaning that Apple does confirm that this cable is usable for Apple devices and that it complies with its safety regulations for the device and that it’s also compatible.

In terms of what devices you’re able to use with this cable, these are the following:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone Air 2018
  • iPad Mini 5

In Addition, you can also use these devices with this

USB-C to Lightning cable:

  • MacBook Pro – You can use the cable to connect your iPhone to the MacBook to share files. The cable can deliver data speeds of 480MBPS.
  • Power Delivery Wall Chargers
  • Power Delivery Power Banks
  • Power Delivery Car Chargers

The cable has a 3 Feet length so it’s long enough for you to connect it to the charger and still charge your device and use it at the same time. The build quality of UGreen’s cable feels very durable, and they mention that it’s rated to last about 15,000 bends, and plugs. Also, even if you’re using a very powerful Power Delivery charger that’s up to 87W, that’s fine because the cable can handle that much power.

UGreen 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

All of the above devices are Power Delivery compatible and can use this UGreen Cable to fast charge with. However, for you to fast charge those Apple devices you’re going to require a Power Delivery charger, and thankfully, UGreen also has an 18W Power Delivery wall charger.

This charger of theirs is minimalistic because it only makes use of a single USB-C Power Delivery charging port. The port has an 18W charging speed and this is exactly what you need to fast charge an iPhone, and is also great for charging iPads, too.

You can even use this UGreen Power Delivery charger to charge a MacBook, too, but remember that you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to do so. Also, even though 18W Power Delivery charging is great for the iPhone and iPads, it may not charge a MacBook as fast, but it’s helpful.

Last updated on November 15, 2019 2:10 am

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