The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and iPhone X are capable of fast charging. If you constantly charge your phone in the car, then fast charging should be a huge boon to your commute, especially if it's a short one. The first thing you need is a great USB-C to Lightning cable, then you'll just need one of these great fast charge-capable car chargers and you're ready to hit the road!
- Aukey 27W PD charger
- Anker 54W PowerDrive+ 4
- Trianium 63W PD AtomicDrive charger
- RAVPower charger
- Sngg PD car charger
- Meagoes PD car charger
- Belkin USB-C car charger
Aukey 27W PD charger
Aukey's 36W charger comes recommended by our own Derek Kessler, and that's because it'll fast charge your iPhone 8 or X without problem. It features one USB-C port and a USB-A port for any other devices you have that need charging.
Aukey's charger also features safeguards, like surge protection and overvoltage protection so that you don't accidentally fry your device. At $20, it's a great deal and an awesome charger for your iPhone X or 8.
Anker 54W PowerDrive+ 4
Anker makes some of the best charging products in the world, so it's not surprise that its PowerDrive+ 4 charger makes it on this list. Now, the iPhone 8 and X can't take advantage of anything more than 30W, so 54W may be overkill, but this'll fast charge your device without a problem.
With the PowerDrive+ 4, you'll be able to charge up to four devices at once, since it has three USB-A ports and one USB-C. Though the listing says that it does not fast charge iPhone 8 and X, it's referring to its USB-A port. You'll get the full power of USB-C out of this one.
Anker offers an 18-month warranty should anything be defective. Its LED ring is also handy when you're driving in the dark. Check it out at Amazon for about $30.
RAVPower makes a great portable battery bank, and its USB-C car charger is no slouch either. It features one USB-C port and a "smart" USB-A port that can detect the charging needs of whatever device you plug in.
RAVPower's products are made to be durable and long-lasting, which is why the company includes a 30-month warranty (when you register the product) should anything go wrong. It has a full aluminium alloy casing and at $10, it's a steal of a deal.
Sngg PD car charger
Sngg's PD car charger is a stylish option, with a gold and white finish and a cool blue LED that indicates charging. It has a USB-C port and a 2.4A USB-A port, so it can help fast charge your iPhone X while you drive. The included USB-C cable is braided nylon, so it won't tangle, and it should last longer than traditional rubber cables.
Check this charger out for about $12 at Amazon.
Meagoes PD car charger
Meagoes has a number of color options to choose from if you want your car charger to match your style, and you can snag it for about $14. It features a PD USB-C port and a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port.
It has a pretty small footprint, so it shouldn't crowd your console, and it has an LED charging indicator, so you can find it in the dark.
Belkin USB-C 36W car charger
Belkin's charger comes recommended by Apple, and it's about $30 on the Apple Store. It features a single USB-C port, so you'll need a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge up your iPhone X on the road. That being said, you'll be able to take full advantage of your iPhone's fast charging capabilities. You can even connect and charge up your MacBook Pro on the go.
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Updated June 2018: Removed BC Master's charger due to lack of availability and added the Apple-recommended Belkin 36W USB-C charger.