29W Fast Charge

MattXDA

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Does the iPhone 8 fast charge only work with an Apple USB C - Lightning cable or can I buy a 3rd party one?
 

N3ILA

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Does the iPhone 8 fast charge only work with an Apple USB C - Lightning cable or can I buy a 3rd party one?
I use the Apple 12W USB Power Adaptor $19.00 with the Lightning to USB Cable that came with my 8+ which takes 15mins more to fully charge an iPhone vs 29W USB-C Power Adaptor w/ USB-C to Lightning Cable.

If you are going to use the 29W USB-C Power Adaptor I would only use a genuine Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable.

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Laryl

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Sep 26, 2014
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I’m really confused on charging now. I have an iPad that came with a 12w charger and I’ve been charging my 7plus with it. I’m not sure which cable came with the iPad but at 12w as long as it’s an Apple cable am I ok?

So now with the X.. what watt charger and cable come with that? I’m not looking for wireless yet.
What are my options for the X and can the iPad use anything other than the 12w it came with?
 

farfromovin

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Jun 5, 2015
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I’m really confused on charging now. I have an iPad that came with a 12w charger and I’ve been charging my 7plus with it. I’m not sure which cable came with the iPad but at 12w as long as it’s an Apple cable am I ok?

So now with the X.. what watt charger and cable come with that? I’m not looking for wireless yet.
What are my options for the X and can the iPad use anything other than the 12w it came with?
As with all iPhones, Apple takes the cheap way out and gives you a 1A brick and 3’ cable. The X will charge just fine overnight with that. For faster charging you can use the methods mentioned above in previous posts, i.e. iPad charger or other 2.1A chargers work great. The fastest way to charge the X will be to use a quality charger and cable that meet the USB PD (power delivery) spec. Not sure how much power it can take as they aren’t out in the wild yet, and Apple isn’t very forthcoming with the full capabilities. Probably because they don’t want to bring attention to the fact that they’re slinging $1150 phones that need $80 worth of chargers and cables to charge at max speeds.
 

Laryl

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Sep 26, 2014
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As with all iPhones, Apple takes the cheap way out and gives you a 1A brick and 3’ cable. The X will charge just fine overnight with that. For faster charging you can use the methods mentioned above in previous posts, i.e. iPad charger or other 2.1A chargers work great. The fastest way to charge the X will be to use a quality charger and cable that meet the USB PD (power delivery) spec. Not sure how much power it can take as they aren’t out in the wild yet, and Apple isn’t very forthcoming with the full capabilities. Probably because they don’t want to bring attention to the fact that they’re slinging $1150 phones that need $80 worth of chargers and cables to charge at max speeds.
Thanks I’ll watch for more info.