Belkin today announced the launch of a new 36W USB-C car charger, which is able to provide fast charging capabilities for the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. All three of those devices support a fast charging feature that allows them to be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.
Priced at $29.99, Belkin's new car charger accessory does not include a USB-C to Lightning cable, which is required to make it work. Apple sells USB-C to Lightning cables at prices starting at $25. If you don't already own a USB-C to Lightning cable, it brings the total price of the Belkin Charger to $55.
In addition to being able to fast charge the iPhone, the 36W Car Charger can also be used to provide power to iPads and 12-inch MacBook models. It also works with MacBook Pro models, but those machines typically charge using 61W or 87W Power Adapters.
The USB-C Car Charger is available exclusively from Belkin.com and Apple.com, though it isn't yet showing up on Apple's site just yet as it's newly released.
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Specifically, as of this writing, these Anker chargers support the USB-PD standard (and none are car chargers, sorry):
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y427WT7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (I actually have this one sitting on my desk right now.)
See above. Apple has yet to approve any third parties from making USB-C Lightning cables. I've tested several and they were only capable of delivering 12 watts and 5 volts only.
exactly my point. they "work" in the sense that it will charge or sync but not using the greater than 5 volt profiles.
[doublepost=1510925943][/doublepost] I see your point. I already thought 12 watt charging was already pretty quick.
If you are comparing full charges then it makes sense that its not worth it.
The most benefit will be when charging from 0-10% to 50-60%. This is when the fastest charging rate is used (both with the 12 watt and 18 watt chargers). once you get to around 70% the charging rate slows down to where both the 12 watt and 18 watt chargers are the same.
So the people that will benefit most are those that find their phone almost dead and have about 15-30 mins to charge.
Currently if you don't already own an Apple USB C power brick from your MacBook its not worth the cost of entry.