Samsung smartphones and tablets support a different fast charging technology called Qualcomm® Quick Charge™. Learn more.
A USB-PD-enabled smartphone or tablet
A USB-C charge cable
A USB-PD-enabled wall or car charger
USB-PD can charge your device up to 70% faster than standard 5W charging*. This means less time plugged in while your smartphone reaches 100% charged. When you’re looking for an urgent battery boost, a quick 10-minute charge with USB-PD might be all you need.
With up to 100W of power available, USB-PD can even charge larger devices, like tablets and laptops. All you need is the right wall charger and USB-C cable – and leave those heavy laptop power cables at home.
USB-C connectors have been designed hand-in-hand with USB Power Delivery, to handle these new high levels of power. USB-C circuit boards are specially designed to carry this increased wattage without being damaged or overheating, for enhanced safety to users and their devices.
Older connectors, such as USB-A, were first introduced in 1996, when much less power was needed than that required by today’s smartphones and tablets. This older technology is less suited to handle this increased wattage and may not have the ability to monitor heat and circuitry abnormalities.
Whether it’s a small phone or a large laptop, the USB-PD charger detects the connected device to deliver the right amount of power to charge that device as fast as possible. This ensures fast charging without delivering too much power which could damage circuitry.
The new generation of iPhone and iPad joins the ranks of other Apple/iOS devices that charge via USB-C-PD, such as MacBook and MacBook Pro.
|PD-ENABLED DEVICE||CABLE||CHARGING TIME
|iPhone X||Lightning to USB-C†||30 mins||18W or higher|
|iPhone 8/ 8 Plus||Lightning to USB-C†||30 mins||18W or higher|
|iPad Pro||Lightning to USB-C†||60 mins||27W or higher|
* Fast charge feature charges your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus up to 50 percent in 30 minutes when paired with an Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
†Apple Lightning to USB-C Cable only currently available from Apple.com.
To enable Fast Charge, you need a wall charger that can deliver enough power (measured in watts) to your iPhone/ iPad.
A 45-watt wall charger will charge all your USB-PD-enabled devices, but if you are looking to charge an iPhone X, which will only accept 18-watts of power, your 45-watt charger will only deliver 18-watts.
Unless you have other USB-PD-enabled devices which could benefit from a charger that delivers higher wattage – such as an iPad or MacBook – a less expensive, lower wattage charger might be a better choice.
Use the table above to see how many watts your device needs, and then explore our USB-C chargers with USB Power Delivery.
Google smartphones are leading the way in USB Power Delivery for Android, with others following suit. Many new Android devices will feature USB-C to offer these faster charging capabilities.
|PD-ENABLED DEVICE||CABLE||CHARGING TIME
|Google Pixel 2||USB-C to USB-C||37 mins||18W or higher|
|Google Pixel 2 XL||USB-C to USB-C||37 mins||18W or higher|
* USB Power Delivery with USB-C charges a Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL up to 50 percent in 37 minutes, when paired with a USB-C to USB-C cable. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
To enable fast charging via USB Power Delivery, you need a wall charger that can deliver enough power (measured in watts) to your smartphone.
A 45-watt wall charger will charge all your USB-PD-enabled devices, but if you are looking to charge a Google Pixel, which will only accept 18-watts of power, your 45-watt charger will only deliver 18-watts.
Unless you have other USB-PD-enabled devices which could benefit from a charger with higher wattage – a less expensive, lower wattage charger might be a better choice.
Use the table above to see how many watts your device needs from your charger, and then explore USB-C chargers with USB Power Delivery.
Belkin works closely with industry leaders to develop products that are custom-built for USB Power Delivery.
Engineered for safety, efficiency and durability, Belkin cables and chargers are accredited or approved for compatibility by companies such as Apple, Google and the USB-Implementers Forum (aka USB-IF).