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A Tale of Three Discounted USB-C Wall Chargers

January 4, 2019 (Updated January 14, 2018)

Three small, but different USB-C wall chargers are currently on sale. Any one would be a nice second charger for the Nintendo Switch. But they each bring something different to the table.

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The Wall Chargers

Anker PowerPort C 1 – $11.74 (38% off)

  • Click the coupon below the price to get the extra $1 savings
  • Speed: Good
  • Safety: Safe
  • You’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Also good for phones and tablets, but no fast charging option
AUKEY PA-Y18 18W PD Wall Charger – $16.99 (32% off) | Review

  • Click the coupon below the price to get the extra $3 savings.
  • Applies to both black and white versions
  • Speed: Good+
  • Safety: Safe
  • You’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Also good for phones and tablets, will fast charge iPhone
iClever 30W PD USB-C Wall Charger – $10.24 (32% off)

  • Enter promo code 2018ICPD during checkout & click on the 5% coupon below the price
  • Speed: Great
  • Safety: Safe
  • You’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Also good for phones, tablets, power banks, and up to 12-inch laptops

Which Should I Get?

Anker

  • Best known brand.
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A
  • Charges Switch up to 10W. That’s enough to charge while you play, but not by much.
  • Will charge iPhones with USB-C to Lightning cable, but not in fast charge mode.
  • Will charge USB-C Android phones like Pixel and Galaxy S9 at an okay rate.
  • Will charge most USB-C (not PD) power banks at their best rate. Charges USB-C PD power banks at a slow rate.
  • Second smallest charger (2 x 1.7 x 1.1 inches), white.

AUKEY

  • Most expensive.
  • Second best known brand.
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
  • Charges Switch up to 12W. That’s enough to charge while you play, but not as well as the original charger.
  • Will fast charge iPhone 8/X models with USB-C to Lightning cable.
  • Will charge USB-C Android phones like Pixel and Galaxy S9 at their best rate.
  • Will charge most USB-C (not PD) power banks at their best rate. Charges USB-C PD power banks at an okay rate.
  • Smallest charger (1.42 x 1.42 x 1.26 inches), black and white.

iClever

  • Cheapest.
  • Least known brand.
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.5A, 15V/2A, 20V/1.5A
  • Charges Switch up to 18W. Same as the original charger in handheld mode.
  • Will fast charge iPhone 8/X models with USB-C to Lightning cable.
  • Will charge USB-C Android phones like Pixel and Galaxy S9 at their best rate.
  • Will charge most USB-C PD power banks at their best rate.
  • Will charge MacBook (not Pro) and other 12-inch, USB-C laptops.
  • Largest charger (2.2 x 1.87 x 1.1 inches), off white.

All

  • Will keep up with any Switch game on max settings.
  • Will charge a sleeping Switch within 1.5W of each other.
  • Will fit in most Switch carrying cases.
  • Have USB-C specs that match output standards.
  • Come from companies with good reps and reviews.
  • None are USB-IF certified.
  • None include a USB-C to USB-C cable ($7-10 value).
  • Have 100-240V input, will work worldwide with proper plug adapter.

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