Power cord for the new iPad pro with usbC

What would be the recommended cord for the 2020 apple iPad pro which now has the usb C instead of lightening. Looking for rapid charging. I also want to know if the PD chargers are compatible?

A quick check on the specs show a 18W PD charge input the supplied charger is 18W but it supports 30W. The quality of cable matter based on the voltage they settle on, e.g. 9V needs a better cable than 15W.

So if you are happy with a shorter cable then almost anything modern can handle that, and pick on price.

If you want a longer cable then it has to be thick to get as much of the 18W 30W from charger to tablet possible and so I’d suggest getting the thicker type.

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/usbc-to-usbc-thunderbolt-30-cable/A8486011

Notice it’s price, so spend time thinking if 3ft cable is enough, then say 3ft of this would suffice

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerline-iii-usbc-to-usbc-cable/A8853021

The iPad pro has the unusual combination of a relatively large size and a relatively weak power supplied input, it will need a good cable, but if it does support 15W then a wider range of cable lengths will work.

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iPad Pro supports up to 30W PD, so this would charge it at the fastest speed possible.

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerport-iii-mini/A2615121

And as @professor said, here’s a compatible 3’ cable.

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerline-iii-usbc-to-usbc-cable/A8852021

Or there’s this if you want to go ultra premium and 6’.

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/anker-powerline--iii-usb-c-to-usb-c-6ft/A8863011

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I have this one and it is super sturdy! I use it as a spare to charge my Macbook Pro with a 60w GaN charger.

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I love the Powerline+ cables definitively worth every second of charging.

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