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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

Ollifi Avatar
59 months ago
An equivalent one with cheaper price: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112518446905
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OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
59 months ago
Just purchased a 30 watt car charger for $12 on Amazon the other day. I love Belkin but for something like this you can get the same delivery for far less.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
59 months ago
Do the anker Charger like this fast charge the x?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G5B069C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_1AidAbBKYY8EX
That one does not. The "fast charge" that Apple supports is USB-PD (USB Power Delivery). USB-C does not equate to fast charging. USB-C is only a physical connector standard. #thanksAndroidOEMS for making this so murky.

Specifically, as of this writing, these Anker chargers support the USB-PD standard (and none are car chargers, sorry):

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/PowerCore%2B-26800mAh-%26-PowerPort%2B-1-Wall-Charger/B1375111

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=sr_1_10?camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B01MZ61PRW&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&sr=1-10&tag=ianker-20

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.)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBoy88 Avatar
59 months ago
So many bad USB-C devices out there.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/pubhtml#
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
59 months ago
Wasn't there is stipulation at some point that a software update would be needed?
That was for the wireless charging to go from 5w to 7.5w and is happening in 11.2
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elfxmilhouse Avatar
59 months ago
Does it have to be an official Apple USB C to Lightning cable? I have a third party USB C to lightning cable, will that work with this charger and fast charge my iPhone X?
Yes (if you want the 18 watt charging speed), third party USB-C Lightning cables are not yet licensed by Apple. The most you'll get is 12 watts using these non-certified cables.

In all likelihood, yes. I'm not saying there aren't other good cables out there (and I own my fair share of Anker Powerline cables), but as revealed in Mobile Reviews-Eh's recent cable review/comparison, even Anker's cables are technically inferior to Apple's.
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.

No one else makes an MFI USB-C to Lightning cable so yes it has to be the official one - it's the only one with the chip in it. All the fake cables just do 5v at 2.4amp max like standard USB.
exactly my point. they "work" in the sense that it will charge or sync but not using the greater than 5 volt profiles.
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It’s literally 15 minutes slower than the USB-C PD quick charger. Normal people don’t care what spec it uses. Heck, I don’t care what spec it uses. The technology isn’t drastically different to change the historical use data.


Exactly.

MR members have been blowing up what I meant. All I was saying was that if you already have a 12w charger for your iPhone then paying much more for slightly faster charging doesn’t seem worth it. That’s it.

I don’t care what spec the new devices use. The real world benefit just isn’t that much better.
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.
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