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Top 10 Fast Chargers for iPad (and iPhone)

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The latest models of iPads are all supposed to work for 10 hours on WiFi and 9 hours on cellular. When you do as much as things you do on an iPad though, from video games to editing your latest YouTube video, the battery runs out faster than any promise from Apple.

Now, you do get a power adapter with the iPad. It’s definitely fast charging and overall decent. However, it’s never a bad idea to have a second handy one. Preferably with 20W or higher rather than the standard 10W you get with an iPad purchase. Which is, if you even get one these days. If the charger has the ports to support more than one device, say iPad, iPhone, or your Mac, even better.

Looking to charge on the go? Check out Best Portable Chargers and Best Wireless Chargers for iPad.

Factors to consider before buying a fast charger

Some of the older iPad models have USB-A ports while the newer ones all use USB-C or higher. In fact, USB-C has become the standard for all digital devices. The manufacturers are all producing USB-C lighting cables and chargers.

Still, if you have an older iPad device, you could focus on chargers with different types of charging ports. The list we compiled has plenty of those. Some even support non-Apple devices.

Alternatively, if you already have a Macbook USB-C Apple charger, you can do without buying a new charger for your iPad and iPhone. You can pair a Macbook 96W charger with an Apple lightning cable and you’ll get fast charging as you would do with an iPad specific charger.

Is it a good idea to use a high-wattage charger with an iPad? Yes, because your iPad won’t use more than 30W anyway. The charger can’t supply more power surge than the device is capable of using. Only, Apple isn’t hot about the idea of pairing a 140W charger with an iPhone and iPad.

Before you hit purchase on any of the chargers in the list, take a look at the charging port of your iPad. If you already have a Type-A or Type-C cable in your home, insert it into the slot to see which one is compatible.

Top 10 fast chargers for iPad

1. Nekteck 60W USB C Charger

The Nekteck USB-C charger is a single port compact equipment. You can only charge your iPad or your iPhone at a time.

The charger is 50 percent smaller than other 60W chargers on the market, making it compact and easy to carry around.

You also get a USB-C cable in the package which is Power Delivery compatible. A charger with PD compatibility means the charger is faster than the standard for fast charging set by the industry.

It surges the promised 60W of power to your iPad, iPhone, and Mac devices. However, for fast charging to work, you have to use the Apple USB-C lightning cable with the Nekteck charger.

It’s USB-IF certified, which is the biggest point the Nekteck has in its favor. Any company with the certification is sure to have gone through and passed a rigorous testing process. Basically, your charger won’t overheat or you won’t have fried cables. This means your devices won’t be exposed to any kind of electrical damage.

Highlights:

  • Single-port charger.
  • 60 W power surge.
  • Power Delivery 3.0 compatibility.
  • USB-IF and ETL certified.

Compatibility:

  • The Nektech USB-C charger is compatible with all devices with a USB-C port. This includes iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone XS, and iPhone 13/ 13 Pro/ 13 Pro Max.

Colors Available:

  • Black

Pricing:

  • It costs about $34.99.

2. Anker 726 Charger

The Anker 726 charger works with their Nano II technology. It delivers 65W of power.

The device has two ports. If you connect the charger two only one device, say one iPad Air, the 65W of power fast charging would be focused on it. Connecting two devices to the charger, a Macbook in addition to iPad Air, would lead to the distribution of power between the devices. The charger determines the power surge depending on which device requires it more. However, a laptop generally takes 45W while an iPad would get 20W.

Either way, you are still getting fast charging at once in a tiny charger.

The safety of this charger has been determined via the TÜV SÜD guidelines.

Some customers have complained about overheating on the charger. So, if that’s something that scares you, it’s best you test the charger out fast. Thankfully, they do have 18 months of warranty.

The charger appears better suited for iPad and iPhone charging rather than a laptop. It seems the power surge isn’t up to mark compared to a regular laptop charger. However, for iPad and iPhone, it is true fast charging.

Highlights:

  • Two USB-C ports.
  • Foldable Plug.
  • Compatible with Apple lightning cable.
  • 65 Watts promised power surge. 45W and 20W when used to charge two devices.
  • 18  months warranty.
  • USB-C cable included.

Compatibility:

  • Would work with iPad Pro/ Mini/ Air, AirPods, Apple Watch, iPhone X to iPhone 12.

Colors Available:

  • Black

Pricing:

  • Upward of $54.99.

3. Satechi 66W USB-C Wall Charger

The Satechi wall charger is a dream top fast charger for iPad and Macbook users. In fact, the 66W power charger can be used for smartwatches too.

There are a total of 3 USB-C Power Delivery ports. The charger automatically decides the power distribution depending on the number of devices you connect. The power surge can be 66W at most.

So, one device receives 65W. Two devices, it’s a 30W equal distribution. For three devices, we have  30W and equal distribution of 18W.

The safe fast charger assures us of ETL and CE certification. The foldable plug makes for a good portable design with a sleek gray finish. Satechi is a big name in the market and from reviews, it’s clear they lived up to their name this time too.

Highlights:

  • Triple port charger.
  • All USB-C ports.
  • 66W power surge.
  • Fast and safe ETL certified charger.
  • Sleek black and gray finish.

Compatibility:

  • Compatible with all Apple devices that have a USB-C port. This includes iPhone 13 to iPhone X. It can charge all iPad and Macbook devices released after 2018.

Colors Available:

  • Gray.

Pricing:

  • It doesn’t cost more than $54.99.

4. Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim

The Anker PowerPort Atom III is a 4 port wall adapter. A 5 ft power cord is included in the package. You have to connect the cord to an Adapter socket and to the Anker PowerPort.

You have to use your own USB-C cable for lightning-fast charging. The leftmost port offers 45W maximum power. It is also the only USB-C port on the device. So, whenever you need a quick charge for your iPad, you have to plug in your Apple lightning cable to the further left port.

The three other ports share 20W between them. The ports are also USB-A connector types, so you will need USB-A cables.

As such, the maximum output from the Anker PowerPort is 65W.

The charger also has temperature control, overcharge, and high-voltage protection. You don’t have to worry about the iPad, iPhone, or the cables frying anytime soon.

Highlights:

  • 4 charging ports. 1 USB-C port and 3 USB-A ports.
  • Maximum 65W charging adapter. However, fast charging is only 45W.
  • Extra cable cord for connecting the charger to a power source.
  • 18 months warranty.

Compatibility:

  • Compatible with all iPad and iPhone devices. Also compatible with any phone and tablet with a USB-A connector.

Colors Available:

  • Black.

Pricing:

  • The highest cost appears to be $57.99 for now.

5. Syncwire 30W Fast Wall Charger

The warranty period from Syncwire might be the most attractive thing about the charger. You have an assurance of 36 months rather than the usual 18 months for most products.

It uses the famous GaN technology. Any electrical component using it is supposed to produce a lower level of heat and make an attempt to waste less power while charging. This generally means stopping the constant supply of power once the iPad reaches 100 percent even if it’s still plugged in.

Using the Power Delivery 3.0 system, the charger produces 30W of pure power. According to their own tests, it takes iPad Pro 1 hour to get to 65 percent.

Highlights:

  • 36 months warranty.
  • 30W pure charging power.
  • Single port.
  • Tiny adapter.
  • Short-circuit and high-voltage protection.
  • Surge protection.

Compatibility:

  • Compatible with all iPhone models, iPad Air/ Pro/ Mini, and Macbook Air.

Colors Available:

  • White.

Pricing:

  • The maximum price is $16.99.

6. Anker 715 Charger

Well, this is the last Anker product on the list. They must be doing something right when it comes to producing high-quality, high-watt chargers.

The Anker 715 charger isn’t in any hurry of breaking this streak either. The company promises 65W power for all devices and delivers. The single USB-C connector works wonders for fast charging any iPad model. You do get a charging cable with the adapter, though it’s always a better idea to use an Apple lightning cable for a full charge.

However, a recurring theme of complaint with this particular charger is the device temperature. Despite using GaN technology, the charger is too hot to the touch within an hour.

Notably, the charger is best suited for Macbooks though it works well with iPad and iPhones.

Highlights:

  • 65W fast power charger.
  • 18 months warranty.
  • Single USB-C port.
  • Too hot to touch in a short time.

Compatibility:

  • All iPhone devices. Any and all iPad devices. Also compatible with AirPods and Apple Watch.

Colors Available:

  • Black.

Pricing:

  • North of $39.99.

7. UGREEN 100W USB C Wall Charger

We can’t stop gushing about this UGREEN product if we’re being honest. How rare is it to find a compact charger with 4 ports? If that isn’t enough, the power surge limit is a whopping 100W.

Did we mention how there are 3 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port? You can charge all your Apple devices with one charger. Whether you have an ancient iPhone or the latest iPad Air M1, you can connect it all to the UGREEN charger for fast charging.

Foldable plug and the latest GaN chip, all devices would be charged 3x faster.

The company has its own heat protection system. So, while you might be worried about charging 4 devices at once, know the charger is capable of intelligent power distribution. Every second, the charger takes 5 temperature readings to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Highlights:

  • Expensive.
  • 100W charger.
  • 4 charging ports. 3 USB-C and 1 USB-A.  
  • An extra fast charger for Macbook.
  • Works with lightning-fast charging cable.

Compatibility:

  • Suitable for all iPad devices. iPhone from 8 Plus to 13. Also compatible with all versions of the Macbook.

Colors Available:

  • Black.

Pricing:

  • The price range falls somewhere around $79.99.

8. Belkin 68W Dual Charger

Belkin has a couple of top fast chargers but we especially love their 68W power surge dual charger. You can get a Power Delivery charge when you connect the device to the charger via a lightning cable.

There are a total of two ports. Both are USB-C ports. The upper port can only take 18W while the lower port can deliver a 60W charge maximum. The total power it can provide is 68W. So, if you were to charge a Macbook alone, you will get 68W.

However, if you charge a Macbook and an iPhone together, the phone will get 18W while the Macbook will have 50W. For an iPad and Macbook mix, the power distribution would be about 38W and 30W.

Highlights:

  • 2 years warranty.
  • 68W power surge.
  • Dual USB-C port.
  • Power Delivery is enabled with a lightning cable.
  • Intelligent distribution of power.

Compatibility:

  • Compatible with all iPad after 2018. Charges iPhone 8 to iPhone 13 Pro Max devices. Is compatible with Macbook released after 2016.

Colors Available:

  • White.

Pricing:

  • The Belkin charger costs $54.99.

9. TECKNET 65W USB C Charger

While the maximum output from the Tecknet charger is 65W, the charger divides up the power when all ports are in use.

If you are using only one port, which has to be either PD USB-C 1 or 2 port, you get 65W maximum on a single device. Of course, for the iPad, the power can only reach 30W at best. If you have a Macbook though, the 65W speedy charge is worth it.

When you charge two devices, the PD1 port uses 45W and the PD2 port uses 18W. If you charge one on the USB-A port and the other on PD1, USB-A will use 18W and PD1 will use 45W. For PD2 and USB-A, the combination is 18W for each.

When you use all three ports, PD1 uses 45W. The other two ports share the 18W charging capacity between them.

You have to remember, to achieve the 45W charging limit, your lightning cable should also have that capability. Your iPad would definitely use up the best of the 30W with the right cable.

Highlights:

  • 65W high power charger.
  • 30W charge for iPad.
  • 3 Port. 2 USB-C and one USB-A.

Compatibility:

  • Compatible with old and new iPad. Compatible with all iPhone versions.

Colors Available:

  • Black, White.

Pricing:

  • The cost seems to be around $36.99.

10. AOHI 65W PD USB C Charger

The final fast charger for iPad on our list, we had to end it with the Aohi 65W charger. Unlike the other adapters in the list, we will recommend using the LED cable that comes with the charging package.

You can see the exact amount of wattage being supplied at present to your device on the cable. So, if your Macbook is receiving the entire 65W in fast charging mode, you will see 65W displayed along with PD on the LED display of the cable.

If you are charging your iPad, you are likely to see 35W on while fast charging. The actual adapter also indicates the status of the device charging and the charger. If you see green on the adapter, it’s in trickle charging mode. So, your device is charging but not at high speed.

The blue light indicates standard charging, which is the middle ground. The Amber light mode is when the charger kicks into fast charging mode.

Overall, Aohi is one of the best USB-C chargers you can use. They made an art out of chargers.

Highlights:

  • Single port PD USB-C charger.
  • LED display on the charging cable.
  • LED indicator light on the charger.
  • Great value for the price.
  • 65W highest output.

Compatibility:

  • Works in tandem with the latest iPad Pro/ Air/ Mini. You can also charge the latest Macbook and iPhone models on it.

Colors Available:

  • Black, White.

Pricing:

  • The highest cost is $43.99.

FAQs

Which charger is fastest for iPad?

Higher Watt signifier faster charging. So, a 30W charger takes 2 hours to finish charging while 20W takes 2.5 hours. Now, this timing also changes depending on the model of the iPad and it’s capacity for fast charging.

Can iPad handle fast charging?

All iPad Pro and later iPad models since its release can handle fast charging. The concept of fast charging isn’t that your battery is brought to 100 percent in an hour. Rather, the battery reaches 50 percent within 30 minutes and then takes time to reach 100 percent depending on the Watt.

What is the highest watt charger for iPad?

As of now, iPad only supports up to 30W quick charge. You can buy a charger with over 30W but the device will only take what it is compatible with. However, Power Delivery support does increase intake power.

Final thoughts

We compiled the list of best chargers for iPad and iPhones after going through the user experience and reviews. All the products listed have high ratings in comparison to the number of users who bought the product. Personally, we find the Nekteck 60W USB-C charger to be the best on the list. The AOHI 65W PD USB C Charger also has our attention.

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