AUKEY PA-Y18 with Nintendo Switch

Best Selling Chargers for November 2018

AUKEY PA-Y18 with Nintendo Switch

AUKEY PA-Y18 with Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

In November YouTube finally arrived for the Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, now only a few days away, had record breaking pre-order numbers. And the Switch itself was the top online purchase made on Thanksgiving. The third most popular toy bought during the sales weekend.

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.

Nimble Eco-Friendly 3-Day Fast Portable Charger

  • Speed Rating: Good+
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~1.4 Switch chargers, good for 4+ hours extra playtime

Nimble’s Eco-Friendly line of power banks use recyclable aluminum and biodegradable, plant-based plastics. The packaging is 100% recycled paper, no plastic, inks, adhesives, or dyes. And they recycle one pound of e-waste for everyone product sold. It also has a neat cable wrap built in.

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.

RAVPower Ace 26800

  • Speed Rating: Good
  • Safety Rating: Safe
  • Capacity: ~4 Switch chargers, good for 12+ hours extra playtime

Once again big and cheap at the cost of slower charge. This approaches FAA limits on battery sizes for batteries. But its capacity will last you for most long flights. 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 PD 2

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

One of several dual port chargers Anker offers. This model has the lowest output options on USB-C, but works well with a handheld Switch. It has also seen a recent price drop, increasing its ranking. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C 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 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.

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.

Motorola TurboPower 15 USB-C Fast Charger

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

Designed for Motorola USB-C phones, it was an early favorite of Switch owners. But its wall wort design and built-in cable don’t make it travel friendly. And for the same price you can get a faster USB-C PD charger.

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.

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.

AUKEY PA-Y10 56.5W Dual Port Wall Charger

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

Another dual port, travel friendly wall charger. Unlike the Anker models above this one can power the Switch’s dock. And a mid-sized laptop. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.

Nekteck 4-port 72W USB Charger

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

This desktop charger isn’t ideal for travel, but works well on a desk. Its 60W output will handle up to 13-inch laptops perfectly and 15-inch laptops not under heavy load. Oh, and it’ll charge the Switch quickly handle or docked. Three USB-A ports keep your other devices topped off. And it includes a 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.

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.

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 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.

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.