AUKEY PB-Y14 with Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

Best Selling Chargers for December 2018

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AUKEY PB-Y14 with Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

AUKEY PB-Y14 with Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became available and an instant success. Game Freak, the creators of Pokemon, said they were hoping to “surprise players” in 2019. And we learned half of all Nintendo Switch owners bought Zelda, Mario Kart, and Super Mario Odyssey.

Here are the best selling power banks and chargers from that same month.

Best Selling USB-C Power Banks on Amazon

Few USB-C power banks are hitting the top 100 of power bank sales. Too many cheaper USB-A options, too few USB-C users. But when USB-C owners buy, they buy big.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD w/PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~3.3 Switch chargers, good for 10+ hours extra playtime

This is about as big as power banks come. Any bigger and you’ll need to check with your airline to see if it is allowed on the plane. It’ll charge the Switch while you play, and will give you at least 11 extra hours of game time. The included Anker charger (also a best seller) will charge the power bank and Switch equally well.

AUKEY PB-Y14 20000 USB-CReview

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~3.1 Switch chargers, good for 9+ hours extra playtime

Big is nice, but big and cheap can be better. AUKEY offers this regular USB-C power bank with large capacity. What you lose in charge speed (still enough to keep up with your gaming) you get back in dollars saved. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800 | Review

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~3.3 Switch chargers, good for 9+ hours extra playtime

Recently renamed to be part of their new Pioneer series, this RAVPower power bank provides lots of capacity without any loss in performance. As it doesn’t include a wall charger it is cheaper than the Anker model with similar specs.

RAVPower Turbo 20100

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~3 Switch chargers, good for 9+ hours extra playtime

Not as good of a deal as the 20,000mAh AUKEY above, but still a solid and good sized power bank for your Switch and other small devices. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Best Selling USB-C Wall Chargers on Amazon

Apple 12W USB Power AdapterReview

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Nintendo Suggested
  • Also Good For: iPhone, iPad

Not a USB-C charger, but it acts like one with the Switch. It is the only single port USB-A charger known to output more than the Switch uses. So it can keep up with long gaming hours. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-A cable.

Anker PowerPort II PDReview

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch Laptop, and Quick Charge 3.0 Devices

My go to travel charger. Last month it handle a 48 hour trip to two cities, keeping two iPhones, a Switch, and a power bank topped off. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Anker PowerPort Speed PD 5

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch Laptop

Anker’s 5 port desktop charging will keep your Switch charged during gameplay. As well as your phone, tablet, headphones, your friend’s phone, etc. It’ll handle smaller USB-C laptops fine. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Anker PowerPort C 1

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

A newer, smaller Anker USB-C wall charger. It only supports 5V/3A output, but that’s enough to keep a Switch running while you play. It is among the smaller USB-C wall chargers you’ll find on the market.

Nekteck 45W USB-C PD Charger

  • Speed Rating: Superb
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 13-inch Laptop

This USB-IF certified charger can power the Switch while handheld or in the dock. Not to mention larger devices, up to mid-sized laptops. Its downsides are a built-in USB-C cable and prongs that don’t fold. That doesn’t make it an ideal travel companion. But shouldn’t be a problem as a second charger for home or office.

Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C, 60W

  • Speed Rating: Superb
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 15-inch Laptop

Not to be confused with Anker’s other PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C. This model outputs 60W, enough to power most USB-C laptops. It can also power the Nintendo Switch while docked. Anker’s listing says it won’t support the Switch in TV mode, but my testing has shown otherwise.

AUKEY PA-Y18 18W PD Wall Charger | Review

  • Speed Rating: Good+
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

A popular, ultra light charger for the Nintendo Switch. It doesn’t charge the Switch as quickly as many other options on this list. But it can fit in your pocket. Not to mention a Switch carrying case or backpack. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-CReview

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch Laptop

Anker’s popular single port USB-C charger. Often included with Anker’s bigger and faster USB-C power banks. It does well as a second charge for the Switch and can handle a USB-C laptop in a pinch. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Best Selling USB-C Car Chargers on Amazon

Most people still prefer USB-A or Lightning for their car charging needs. Those are enough to keep phones charged. The Switch needs more power to keep playing for hours. Which might be better at keeping the kids in the backseat entertained.

Nekteck 5.4A USB-C Car Charger

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

Nekteck’s regular USB-C car charger meets the needs of most USB-C owners. It is fast enough to charge the Switch while you play, if slower than other options. Its USB-A port will charge phones at the same time. Be aware of its built-in, 3.3 foot USB-C cable. Make sure it’ll reach where you need it to.

Anker PowerDrive PD 2

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

A new car charger from Anker. This one is cheaper than the other Anker car charger on the list. But it provides fewer USB-C power profiles. It’ll still charge a handheld Switch fast while playing. And the USB-A port will provide a normal charge to most phones. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

AUKEY CC-Y1 Car Charger

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

A regular USB-C car charger (5V/3A). Its USB-A port supports Quick Charge 3.0. If you have a Quick Charge enabled phone this may be the best all around charger for your mobile devices. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2Review

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch Laptop

Anker’s faster USB-C car charger. It charges the Switch at the same rate as the cheaper version above. But it can also handle larger USB-C devices. And the Power IQ 2.0 on the USB-A port will support Quick Charge 3.0 phones. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Anker PowerDrive Speed+ Duo

  • Speed Rating: Great
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet, Power Bank, 12-inch Laptop

An older version of the Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2. USB-C specs and Switch performance are the same. This model is missing Power IQ 2.0, meaning it won’t support Quick Charge devices. If your phone doesn’t support Quick Charge you might save a few dollars with this version. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

AUKEY CC-Y7 USB-C PD Car Charger

  • Speed Rating: Good+
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Also Good For: Phone, Tablet

This AUKEY car charger won’t charge a handheld Switch as fast as the Anker models, but it is faster than the Nekteck. Again, all of them will keep up with many hours of gameplay on the road. Its USB-A port will charge phones at the same time at their usual rate. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.


Find out more about the Speed and Safety ratings I use to help compared chargers and power banks for the Nintendo Switch.