Someone I know has a new iPhone XR, and I’m putting together the list of charging tech for it.
Based on searching here, seems this fastest charging is 7.5W and a 10W input to the pad is the fastest? So any wireless pad at least 7.5W will do? I see mention of QC 18W to get 15W but does not apply to iphone XR?
I see it supports 18W PD, so an Anker 18W PD with C to Lightning cable is the fastest charge?
I already own plenty of 18W PD chargers, so it’s only C to Lightning and wireless pads to get.
I’m thinking of 18W PD car charger (3ft C to Lightning + 18W duo) as that’s typically the most power intensive drain, one pad for their regular place of sitiing down, and stick to A to Lightning 10W for bedside to keep thermals to minimum for battery longevity. Anything wrong with that?
I did not read any other replies before writing this, just FYI. I own an XR and almost every method/way of charging it there is. From my experience, Anker’s C-lightning, from any (Anker) PD charger with at least 45W total (30 to C 15 to A) is by far the fastest way that my phone charges, I have an app that shows you charging details. That being said I am using the 10000 Hybrid I got from the Power User Program recently just like a wireless charger, that charges my phone super slow. I don’t use wireless chargers often because I usually like to able to use my phone while it is charging and I have a Ring Holder on the case so that interferes but will test it’s charge if you want on a PowerWave 10W…My advice, Anker lightning -C and any C output charger with at least 30w dedicated. Like @TechMan I also won a 30w wall charger from Anker, which is why I said 30w, but if you are going to buy one that is going to be used to charge other things as well I would think about the 30 over the 18. I’m not the guy to talk to about wireless charging as I stated and I generally do not recommend wireless charging if someone is looking for speed
Funny you mention that. They have one for sure, I am reviewing it now from the Power User Program (which the page for is still broken @Insider lol) It has 2 A in/outputs and a C input and charges wirelessly, slowly, but it works!
So, for the first time in forever there were 3/4 items on the PU page like about a month ago, maybe a little more I can check the exact date, I remember it took a while to be processed/delivered because it coincided with the US outbreak of Covid. Now the page is broken and I do not want to get penalized for not submitting my review links.
I have an app that measures it. Yea, I am not seeing a Volt read out in the app. What are you trying to figure out? Please sign-up on my website Bandit Reviews if you don’t mind. That goes for @TechMan and @Insider as well. It’s messy still, but my first official reviews will be posted in the next couple days. If you guys want to share a review you have done recently on there that would be awesome!
I paid app yes, called Amperage. What is the point of this again? lol Volts? My suggestion is from personal experience, I just think if you’re gonna spring for a wall charger for C, might as well get one with A as well, you will eventually use it. Just watch the actual output of the C. The cable is a no-brainer.
I got the Anker Powerline 6ft C to Lightning cable, and tested with a C meter.
A regular A to Lightning gives 5V 1.7A. A C to Lightning gives initially 5V 1.7A then a few seconds later goes to 9V 1.6A, with the phone bleeping twice, unless the phone is >80% charged then plugged in stays at 5V. I nosed around to see if any kind for “fast charge” notification, or battery icon difference, or in settings-battery, I could not find any way to know. But at least I tested.
Exact same if in 18W, 30W, 45W or 60W charger.
So those are the facts I gleaned so far.
The weirdness of Anker’s discounts meant the lowest cost cable when ordered was £12 for 6ft. I’m seeking another 6ft, a 3ft, and two pads, waiting on those to discount. In theory a 3ft cable may be a little faster but seeing as the iPhone XR is throttling away from 2A offered, I doubt a performance in this phone’s context.