These are the Best Car Chargers for Phones and Laptops in 2021
While many modern cars and other vehicles come with built-in USB ports for charging your phones and tablets, they often don’t provide the fastest charging speeds. So it’s a good idea to invest a few bucks and get a dedicated car charger that can fast charge your smartphone. These chargers are plugged into a 12-volt/24-volt port (or a cigarette lighter) and can also be used to top off your tablets and laptops. A dedicated car charger for your phone is also helpful if your ride is older and doesn’t come with a USB port.
How to pick a Car Charger for your electronic device
Before buying a car charger for your phone or laptop, it’s a good idea to check which fast charging standard your device supports. On phones, it could be Qualcomm Quick Charge, USB Power Delivery (PD), USB PD 3.0 Programmable Power Supply (PPS), Adaptive Fast Charging, and more. However, on laptops, you would typically get USB PD. You have to make sure the car charger you are buying supports the fast charging standard of your device. Otherwise, while your device may still charge, it will not get the fastest charging speed. And if you are using your phone in the car for navigation or other tasks, you may end up using more power than what the slow charger is providing.XDA-Developers VIDEO OF THE DAY
Another thing to check is the maximum wattage supported by your device for the fastest charging speed. For example, some phones can only support 18W fast charging, whereas others can support 25W fast charging or more. So pick a car charger based on the fast charging standard and maximum wattage supported by your device.
Lastly, the USB cable you are using to charge your phone or laptop is equally important. If your cable can’t support the fast charging speeds, your phone won’t charge quickly, even with a fast charger. So, make sure to pick a compatible USB cable. To help, we have selected the best USB cables you can buy right now. You can also check out our guide on how to check if your phone supports fast charging to know more about fast charging in general.
Best Car Chargers for your phone and laptop
Our recommendations for the best car chargers are divided based on which fast charging standard they support. Notably, some of the fast charging standards provide cross-compatibility. For example, Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 4.0, 4+, and 5 are compatible with the USB PD specification. Similarly, Huawei and Samsung’s fast charging standards also work with USB PD. So if you have a device with QuickCharge 4 or Huawei SuperCharge support, it can be charged faster with USB PD chargers as well.
If you are using a budget smartphone, there is a good chance your phone doesn’t support a fast-charging standard. In that case, you can pick one of the following car chargers. Unfortunately, these chargers won’t work with your laptop.
These are the best car chargers for phones and laptops on the market right now. If you are looking for an excellent charger with multiple ports and support for various fast charging standards, the Ugreen Tri-Ports Charger is a good option. However, if you only want a charger with USB PD or Quick Charge-compatible ports, you can’t go wrong with Spigen ArcStation 65W PD Charger and Anker PowerDrive Speed 2, respectively. Finally, Scosche Revolt is a good option for phones with no fast charging.
Which car charger are you planning to buy? Let us know in the comments section. If you are also looking for a USB-PD compatible wall charger, we have selected the best USB PD chargers for phones and laptops.Tagscar chargercharger
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