Your new iPhone 12 will have a USB-C to Lightning cable — but no AC power adapter. Here are some great choices for adapters, if your tech drawer isn’t already full of them.
Apple is trying to reduce its effects on the environment by removing the power adapters from product packaging. This can lead to some confusion for users receiving a USB-C cable for the first time or those new to iPhone.
Using USB-C to charge your device comes with some benefits. The iPhone 8 and newer can fast charge when using USB-C adapters that provide 18W of power, or greater. Apple says fast charging should get you 50% battery in 30 minutes, though that varies depending on the adapter and your iPhone’s battery health.
AppleInsider has gathered the ten best power adapter and charging solutions for a USB-C lifestyle. Using any of these adapters will get you fast charging, but form factor and use case will determine which is best for you.
The Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger is the ultimate travel companion for your iPhone 12 and USB-C devices. Capable of delivering 60W for fast charging an iPad Pro or MacBook Pro from one USB-C port, and 18W for fast charging your iPhone from the second USB-C port.
This adapter also has two USB-A ports for up to four devices charging from the single adapter. It connects via a cable to the wall outlet, which means the USB ports will be closer to where you are.
The Satechi 75W Dual Type-C Travel Charger is $69.99 on Amazon’s website.
The RAVPower 30W 2-port fast charger is great for those looking to charge their devices and save space. This inexpensive charger can power two devices with a max output of 30W, with the USB-C port capable of 18W.
This power adapter is available for $15.99 on Amazon’s website.
Belkin has a USB-C GaN charger capable of delivering 18W fast charging to your iPhone 12 while charging your MacBook Pro or iPad Pro at 60W. The power of gallium nitrate charging means you get all the power of a bigger charger in a more compact design.
This USB-C GaN charger maxes out at 68W when two devices are connected at the same time. It will intelligently pass power to devices for safe and efficient charging.
Aukey makes a tiny charging adapter called the Aukey Minima. It takes on the form factor of the old 5W Apple USB-A adapter, but offers 18W fast charging over USB-C.
This compact adapter can be bought in black or white, and is available for $14.99 on Amazon’s website.
The AmazonBasics 18W One-Port USB-C Wall Charger is as simple as they come. This charger is the bare minimum in requirements for fast charging an iPhone, and is certified with a 1-year limited warranty.
This USB-C adapter is solid white with a small blue LED to indicate it is providing power. The plug folds into the design to make a compact, portable design.
The AmazonBasics 18W adapter is available for $16.99 on Amazon’s website.
The Anker Nano is a small 20W USB-C plug that will fast-charge an iPhone 12.
Anker PowerPort III Duo
This 36W charger has two USB-C ports. It will fast-charge two iPhones, or if someone in the household has an Android device, it can quick-charge that as well.
The Anker PowerPort III Duo costs $25.99 on Amazon.
If you want a wall adapter that can serve an entire family’s devices at once, you may want to check out the Hyper Juice 100W charger. It can fast-charge four devices simultaneously, including MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, and more.
However, two of its four ports are USB-A, so this wouldn’t be the best fit if all your charging cables are USB-C.
HyperJuice costs $99 on Amazon.
ZMI zPower Turbo 65W
The ZMI zPower Turbo 65W offers big things in a small package. Powerful enough to handle a MacBook Pro, it’s surprisingly compact at an affordable price.
The ZMI charger costs $19.99 on Amazon.
iClever Fast Charger
If bang for your buck is your priority, it’s hard to beat iClever’s 61W USB-C wall adapter. It can fast-charge your iPhone 12 or power much bigger devices.
The charger ships with a 6.6-ft USB-C-to-USB-C cable, which can power recent MacBooks, the iPad Pro, and iPad Air 4.
The iClever charger costs $15.49 on Amazon.