Suitable for iPhone 15 | A Carefully Selected Car Charger Buying Guide
While the iPhone 15 series has witnessed a slight uptick in overall battery capacity, around 100mAh or so, and the two Pro models have embraced the cutting-edge 3nm A17 Pro chipset, the overall battery life doesn't exhibit a significant improvement from the previous generation. The big issue of shorter battery life, a long-standing concern among Apple enthusiasts, still exists.
The popularity of the MagSafe Battery Pack and Mini Power Bank has led many Apple users to consider them as their go-to charging options while driving. However, there are still plenty of people who prefer to stick with the traditional car charger. So, this time, ChargerLAB has brought a variety of excellent car chargers that are well-suited for the iPhone 15 series and beyond. Let's take a look!
Anker 521 Car Charger (32W)
The Anker 521 Car Charger adopts the classic Anker design with Anker blue icons around the USB ports. It features a PC fireproof shell and a matte finish for a delicate feel. And the blue round icon on the top is actually an LED light. It's a great design for drivers to locate the charger during nighttime driving.
The USB-C and USB-A port can do 18W and 12W, respectively. It is compatible with most Android and Apple devices in the market. Since it's an Anker product. it surely got multiple charging protections to ensure safe charging. Of course, it's worth noting that its price will be relatively high.
Baseus 65W USB C Car Charger
This Baseus charger features an aluminum alloy shell for a smooth feel. The oxidation sandblasting technology makes it resistant to paint chipping and scratches, which is a common scenario encountered during driving. The charger's output panel has a surrounding LED ring light, similar to the previous Anker model, also making it convenient for users to locate the charger.
It comes with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, with the first USB-C port supporting PD 65W fast charging and the other two supporting 22.5W. Besides providing fast charging for the iPhone 15 series, it's also compatible with mainstream smartphones, laptops, and notebooks. So, if you own a variety of electronic devices or frequently have family and friends riding in your car, this charger is an excellent choice for you.
MOMAX MoVe 67W Dual-Port Car Charger
The MOMAX 67W one features a simple design with an all-metal shell, and both the input and output surfaces are covered in black matte plastic.
The USB-C and USB-A port can do 67W and 18W output, respectively. But the total output power is only 67W, supporting automatic power distribution. The USB-C port uses a voltage boosting solution, catering to the charging needs of most laptops, and it is also compatible with some Android smartphones thanks to PPS protocol.
MOMAX MoVe 100W Triple Fast Charge Car Charger
This charger has a similar design to the previous one, also with an all-metal shell.
What sets it apart is its 100W total output power, with the first USB-C port supporting 100W, and the second USB-C and USB-A ports supporting 30W and 18W respectively. The charger's total output power is yet again, just 100W. So again, if you own a variety of electronic devices or frequently have family and friends riding in your car, and 65W Baceus one can not meet your power needs, this one is for you!
mophie Dual (USB-C/USB-A) 32W PD Car Charger
This Mophie charger boasts a distinctive design. To be honest, at first glance, anyone would undoubtedly think this little gadget is expensive. The charger's top got a dense diamond-shaped texture that resembles something straight out of the renowned Tesla Cybertruck.
And the USB-C and USB-A port support 20W and 12W, respectively. So, if you don't have a multitude of electronic devices and don't mind the not-so-rapid 32W charging speed, it's worth considering purchasing it.
mophie Dual USB-C 40W PD Car Charger
Compared to the previous one, this charger is a bit longer but maintains a similar design.
Unlike the previous model, both of its USB-C ports support 20W fast charging and are compatible with QC, PD, and PPS fast charging protocols. If you're a fan of the distinctive design of the previous model and find the 32W charging speed not quite satisfying, then this one is definitely suitable for you.
UGREEN 40W USB-C Car Charger
This UGREEN 40W charger, much like the Baseus 65W model, showcases a moon silver aluminum shell crafted with an anodized sandblasting technology. Furthermore, you'll notice it has a soft, non-glaring LED indicator. For those who often drive in the dark on roads without streetlights, this design is quite appealing.
Each of its two USB-C ports can deliver 20W individually, and when used together, they can provide an impressive maximum output of 40W. In addition to supporting PD 3.0 fast charging for the iPhone 15 series, it also supports fast charging protocols like FCP, AFC, and QC3.0. So, with this charger, you no longer need to worry about the charging speed of your friends' Android phones. And the 30g weight making it compact and lightweight.
UGREEN 69W USB-C Car Charger
The UGREEN 69W USB-C Car Charger features a frosted matte design and its standout feature is its symmetrical heat dissipation hole design, providing faster heat dissipation compared to traditional car chargers.
It comes with 2 USB-C and 1 USB-A port, catering to the charging needs of all your devices. The two USB-C ports support maximum output powers of 60W and 20W, supporting fast charging protocols such as PD, AFC, QC3.0, while the USB-A port supports Huawei SCP 22.5W fast charging; For those who are still loyal to using Huawei phones, this is good news.
UGREEN 130W USB-C Car Charger
The 130W version has the same appearance, featuring a PC fireproof shell with a matte finish for a delicate feel.
It also has a circular symmetrical heat dissipation hole design, and it's more densely arranged than the 69W version. The output panel has a circular LED light, indicating the working status, making it easy to locate the charging position at night.
The two USB-C ports support PD 30W and PD 100W outputs, making it compatible with mainstream smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The USB-A port also supports Huawei SCP 22.5W fast charging. So, if you have higher power requirements and still keep that Huawei phone you're dedicated to using, this 130W charger is a great fit for you.
Summary of ChargerLAB
The iPhone 15 has been updated to use USB-C ports, with a maximum charging power of 26W. Based on current test results, a car charger with PD2.0 fast charging protocol can essentially meet the charging needs of the iPhone 15 series. Of course, it's strongly recommended to choose a charger that supports PD 3.0. This is because it not only caters to current high-end products like the MacBook Pro that support this protocol but also has the potential to meet the needs of future iPhones that may support PD 3.0.
In terms of the number of ports, the 9 car chargers mentioned in this roundup have 2-3 charging ports, either including a USB-A port or not. Car chargers with a USB-A port have an advantage in terms of compatibility.
Regarding fast charging protocols, aside from supporting PD 3.0 fast charging, many of the 9 car chargers also support SCP, AFC, QC3.0, and other fast charging protocols. To ensure a better charging experience, it's important to pay attention to the fast charging protocols of your other devices before purchasing a car charger.
Furthermore, in terms of charging power, the UGREEN 130W car charger and the MOMAX 100W car charger both support a maximum PD 100W fast charging, making them suitable for high-power charging of various devices - laptops. If you're primarily charging smartphones, car chargers with power outputs below 40W should suffice for your needs.
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