September saw a lot of exciting news and releases for the Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo Direct showed us upcoming games and updates to current games. Nintendo Switch Online launched, including the new Nintendo Entertainment System app. And hell froze over when PlayStation announced cross platform games for Fortnite. Let’s see what the best selling chargers for September 2018 were.
Best Selling USB-C Wall Chargers on Amazon
This recently became my go to travel charger. After a test run over a long weekend trip I found it handled the needs of my devices on the road in a compact package.
Anker’s single port USB-C charger works well charging the Switch, as well as Anker power banks. It doesn’t include a USB-C cable and it won’t support the Nintendo Switch dock. But the Anker brand is trusted, and not many travel friendly USB-C chargers are also USB-IF certified.
Designed for Motorola USB-C phones, this was an early favorite of Switch owners. But its wall wort design and built-in cable don’t make it travel friendly. It lacks USB-C PD, but costs more than other regular USB-C chargers. If you have one already it is fine to use. But you can do better if buying new.
One of the early USB-IF certified USB-C wall chargers. It can output 45W, allowing it to power mid-sized USB-C laptops and the Nintendo Switch dock. It would be perfect if its prongs would fold and it didn’t have a built-in cable.
Anker’s 5 port desktop charging will keep your Switch charged during gameplay. As well as your phone… and your tablet, headphones, your friend’s phone, etc. It’ll handle smaller USB-C laptops fine.
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 Nintendo Switch isn’t driver friendly like maps on a phone. But we could all imagine how much better road trips would be in the backseat with a Switch.
A new product from Anker is it selling well, despite most people preferring USB-A or Lightning for their car charging needs. It’ll keep your Switch running during the longest road trip. It’s USB-A port will fast charge any phone you connect it to at the same time. You’ll need to get your own USB-C cable, but at least you can be sure it is long enough.
Nekteck’s regular USB-C car charger meets the news of most USB-C owners. It is still fast enough to charge the Switch while you play, if slower than the Anker. Its USB-A port will charge phones well, too. Be aware of its built-in, 3.3 foot USB-C cable. Make sure it’ll reach where you need it to.
Best Selling USB-C Power Banks on Amazon
Few USB-C power banks are hitting the top 50 of power bank sales. Too many cheaper USB-A options, too few USB-C users. But when USB-C owners buy, they are buying big.
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 10 extra hours of game time. The included Anker charger (also a best seller) will charge the power bank and Switch equally well. Look for a review next month!
Big is nice, but big and cheap are better. AUKEY offers lower cost for good products with cheaper exteriors. This power bank won’t win any speed charge contests. But it will keep up with gaming demands so it drains before the Switch does. You’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to USB-C cable.
Anker’s older USB-C power bank is still a popular choice. Like the AUKEY above it’ll provide enough power to charge and play, but not as fast as newer models. It does include a USB-C cable, though.
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD w/PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C | Review
Speed Rating: Great
Safety Rating: USB-IF Certified
One of the more popular power banks within the Switch community. At 20,000mAh it is big without weighing more than the Switch itself. It’ll charge the Switch while you play, giving you 7-8+ hours of game time. The included Anker charger (also a best seller) will charge the power bank and Switch well. Look for a review next month!