Best Fast Chargers for iPad Pro

AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30W and ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD

The iPad Pro is capable of charging at a faster rate than its included wall charger allows. The iPad Pro models with Lightning can support up to 29W. But some included a USB-A charger only capable of 12W. The iPad Pros with USB-C can support up to 30W and included an 18W USB-C charger. Here I list the best fast chargers for the iPad Pro. Each capable of meeting their full charge rate. With some being smaller, cheaper, and/or more travel friendly than the charger Apple included.

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

AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30W and ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD for iPad Pro

AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30W and ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD for iPad Pro

Fast Charging iPad Pro

The iPad Pro (Lightning) supports both USB Power Delivery (USB PD) and Apple 2.4A. If yours came with a USB-A charger then that is using Apple 2.4A. If you have a USB-C charger then that is using USB PD. Apple 2.4A has a limit of 12W, but USB PD can go up to 29W with the iPad Pro (Lightning).

The iPad Pro (USB-C) also supports both USB Power Delivery (USB PD) and Apple 2.4A. Its USB-C charger offers 18W USB PD. But the iPad Pro (USB-C) is able to go up to 30W USB PD with a higher output charger.

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

USB-C to Lightning Cable

The iPad Pro (Lightning) will need to use a USB-C to Lightning cable to connect with a USB-C PD charger.

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.

USB-C to USB-C Cable

The iPad Pro (USB-C) will need to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect with a USB-C PD charger. Such a cable was included with these model iPad Pros. But you may want to buy a new one to keep with your new charger.

Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. Stick with USB 2.0 cables. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.


Best Fast Chargers for iPad Pro

Single USB-C

These fast chargers offer a single USB-C port and can reach the 30W max power draw rate of all iPad Pro models. They will be among the smallest and lightest options.

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Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Anker's smallest 30W USB-C PD charger, available in either black or white. To reach its small size Anker kept the prongs fixed, not folded. If safety is a top concern for you its USB-IF certification should provide comfort.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • GaN tech
  • USB-IF certified
  • Size: 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 in | 1.9 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple's own 30W USB-C PD charger, which replaced their 29W model. Using Apple's own charger would lessen any support issues. But it is also the largest and most expensive option on this list.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • Apple built
  • Size: 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.2 in | 4.6 oz

AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30W

The smallest 30W USB-C PD charger on the market, and with folding prongs added on. AUKEY is among the top three brands of USB chargers.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • GaN tech
  • Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in | 1.5 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30W

RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W GaN USB-C

RAVPower's own GaN tech using 30W USB-C PD wall charger. Available in black or white and also featuring folding prongs.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • GaN tech
  • Size: 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 in | 2.1 oz

Dual USB

These fast chargers offer two USB ports. Allowing you to charge an iPad Pro alongside another device. While larger these could provide a better option if you travel with several devices.

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Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2

A dual USB-C charger. It can handle up to 60W output total, but it is normally split evenly between the two ports. Allowing two iPad Pros to be fast charged at once. Or an iPad Pro and an iPhone, a 12-inch MacBook, or MacBook Air.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output: 60W USB-C PD single port, 30W USB-C PD dual port
  • GaN tech
  • Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 6.2 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2

Anker PowerPort Speed+ Duo

Offers a USB-C port and an older USB-A port. Can fast charge an iPad Pro via USB-C while fast charging an iPhone on the USB-A port.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD, 12W USB-A
  • USB-IF certified
  • Size: 2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in | 5.3 oz

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AUKEY PA-D1 Focus Duo 30W

A budget friendly charger offering both USB-C and USB-A, but limited total output. The USB-C port will meet the max charge rate of an iPad Pro on its own. But it drops when you plug a second device into the USB-A port. Still as fast as the USB-C charger Apple includes. A charge time vs cost compromise.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD, 12W USB-A
    • USB-C drops to 18W when USB-A port is also in use
  • Size: 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in | 3.6 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-D1 Focus Duo 30W

AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W

With two USB-C ports it offers up to 36W in a single port. Or splits that to 18W when both ports are in use. To charge the iPad Pro at max rate you need to stick with single port mode. But 18W is as good as the USB-C chargers Apple included. A reasonable compromise if cost is more important than charge time. Available in black or white.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output: 36W USB-C PD single port, 18W USB-C PD dual port
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in | 4.1 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W

One Charger To Rule Them All

A promise of USB-C is the ability for one charger to handle all your devices, big or small. This charger goes up to 65W in output. Making it compatible with the iPad Pro, as well as the iPhone (or many Androids) and your MacBook laptop.

My favorite one charger fits all option. It has the output to support phones, tablets, and all but the largest laptops. It is not much larger than the 30W chargers listed above. All while priced closer to a phone charger, with a USB-C cable included.

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

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


Comparison of All Recommended Fast Chargers for iPad Pro

 

Charger NoteOutputSizeWeightPrice
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1Review
(4.9)
USB-IF certified

GaN tech
30W USB-C PD1.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 in1.9 ozPrice not available
Apple 30W USB-C Power AdapterApple built30W USB-C PD2.7 x 1.3 x 3.2 in4.6 oz$55.49
AUKEY PA-Y19 Minima 30WReview
(4.9)
GaN tech30W USB-C PD1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in1.5 oz$18.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W GaN USB-CGaN tech30W USB-C PD1.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 in2.1 oz$15.99
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2Review
(4.8)
Dual USB-C

GaN tech
60W USB-C PD (single)

30W USB-C PD (dual)
2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in6.2 oz$45.99
Anker PowerPort Speed+ DuoUSB-C & USB-A

USB-IF certified
30W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in5.3 oz$25.99
AUKEY PA-D1 Focus Duo 30W Dual-Port PDReview
(4.8)
USB-C & USB-A30W USB-C PD
(18W when USB-A is also in use)

12W USB-A
2.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in3.6 oz$16.99
AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36WReview
(4.8)
Dual USB-C30W USB-C PD (single)

18W USB-C PD (dual)
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in4.1 oz$22.99
ZMI zPower Turbo 65WReview
(4.9)
USB-C to USB-C cable included65W USB-C PD2 x 2 x 1.1 in3.4 oz$19.99

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.

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