Best Fast Chargers for iPhone SE

Fast Charge iPhone SE

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Apple’s iPhone SE is a budget friendly smartphone with good performance. But as a budget model it doesn’t include a fast charger. Far from it. The 5W USB power adapter Apple includes charges your iPhone about 3 times slower than it is capable of. To get fast charging you’ll need a new charger and cable. The best fast chargers for iPhone SE can all charge it from 0-50% in 30 minutes. While being small enough to keep in your bag for commute or travel.

Looking to charge on the go? Check out Best Portable Chargers for iPhone SE.

Fast Charge iPhone SE

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Fast Charging iPhone SE

The iPhone SE uses USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as its fast charging standard. With a USB-C charger offering 18W or more USB PD the phones will start fast charging. Under this mode charging from 0-50% takes around 30 minutes. The remaining 50% takes longer, but is still faster using other types of chargers.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery and other fast charging standards.

The iPhone SE includes a 5W USB power adapter, which charges up to 3 times slower than fast charging allows.

USB-C to Lightning Cable

Besides a charger which offers 18W (or more) USB-C PD you will also need a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Find a good selection of USB-C to Lightning cables here. All listed cables are MFi certified by Apple. Meaning they meet Apple’s standards and testing to work with iPhones and iPads. Pick your cable based on length, color, and price.


Best Fast Chargers for iPhone SE

Small Size

These wall chargers are as small as they come. While still providing the fastest possible charge for your iPhone. Most include folding prongs, making them perfect for commutes and travel.

Anker PowerPort PD 1

A bit older and larger than the rest. But otherwise as near perfect of a charger for your iPhone as you'll find. Bundled with a MFi certified USB-C to Lightning cable.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • USB-IF certified
  • Size: 2 x 1.7 x 1.1 inches | 2.1 oz
  • Includes MFi certified USB-C to Lightning cable

Review of the Anker PowerPort PD 1

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Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker's newer 18W USB-C PD wall charger. Leveraging GaN technology, it is smaller and lighter than most similar chargers. But with its small design comes fixed prongs. So be mindful when tossing it in your bag.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, PowerIQ 3.0 (Quick Charge compatible)
  • GaN tech
  • Size: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

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Apple 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple's own small USB-C power adapter. With it you get the benefit of using an Apple accessory made for your Apple iPhone. But it is either bigger or more expensive (or both) than many third party options.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Size: 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 inches | 2.1 oz

AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD

Almost as small as Apple's 5W USB power adapter. But offers fast charging for your iPhone. As well as a folding prongs and a low price.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in | 1.5 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD

One Charger To Rule Them All

ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD

If looking for one charger for several devices, including your iPhone, this may be it. It offers enough output for an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro. And many other devices along the same size. All at a price like the small chargers listed above.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 65W USB-C PD
  • Size: 2 x 2 x 1.1 in | 3.4 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable for other devices

Review of the ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD

Charge Two iPhones At Once

These are dual USB-C port chargers. Able to offer fast charging to two iPhones at the same time. Great when traveling with someone else.

Anker PowerPort III Duo

A great dual phone charger for both two iPhones or an iPhone and many Androids. Anker's PowerIQ 3.0 tech supports fast charging for newer Samsung, Google, LG, and Motorola phones.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD each
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PD

A multi-functional charger. Can keep up with an iPad Pro or MacBook Air in single port mode. Or fast charge two iPhones in dual port mode.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output:
    • Single Port: 30W USB-C PD
    • Dual Port: 18W USB-C PD each
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in | 4.1 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PD


Comparison of All Recommended Wall Chargers for iPhone SE

 

Charger NoteOutputSizeWeightPrice
Anker PowerPort PD 1Review
(5)
Includes USB-C to Lightning cable

USB-IF certified
18W USB-C PD2 x 1.7 x 1.1 in2.1 oz$24.99
Anker PowerPort III NanoReview
(4.6)
Smallest18W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
(Quick Charge compatible)
1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in1.1 oz$15.29
Apple 18W USB-C Power AdapterIncluded with iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max18W USB-C PD2.1 x 1.6 x 1 in2.1 oz$20.00
AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PDReview
(4.8)
Compromise between size and folding prongs18W USB-C PD1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in1.5 oz$14.99
ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PDReview
(4.9)
iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro65W USB-C PD2 x 2 x 1.1 in3.4 ozPrice not available
Anker PowerPort III DuoCharge two iPhones, or an iPhone and Android18W USB-C PD

18W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
(Quick Charge compatible)
2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in3.5 oz$27.99
AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PDReview
(4.8)
Charge two iPhones, or a MacBook/MacBook Air30W USB-C PD - Single Port

18W USB-C PD - Dual Port
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in4.1 oz$26.99

Don’t see a charger you quite like? Or which is available in your region? Take what you’ve learned here and check out my larger charger comparison list.

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2020-05-20.