Apple iPhone Lightning Dock does NOT support USB-PD (quick charge)

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  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

    WolfSnap

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    I can't find the information anywhere.. I took the leap and purchased new 29w bricks, and the USB-C to Lightning cables (2m) along with the iPhone Lightning Dock to charge my new iPhone 8's. But, by adding the lightning dock, did I just waste a huge amount of money?

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

    WolfSnap

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    So, I answered my own question on this..

    The iPhone Lightning Dock that Apple sells does NOT support quick charge with the iPhone 8.

    If you use the 29w charger with the USB-C/Lightning cable, and plug that cable into the lightning dock, the iPhone will NOT quick charge. Remove the dock, and it works fine.

    I checked with my kill-a-watt, and the amp draw is definitely VERY different with or without the dock.
     
  3. spiezer macrumors member

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    I'm having the same issue. Did you ever find another dock that supports quick charging?
     
  4. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    Does it support faster charging with an iPad charger?
     
  5. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Best dock that will handle quick charge AND still allow for an upright docking is the HiRise 2 Deluxe. Pair that with the 29w power supply and 2m USB-C to Lightning connector.
     
  6. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Lightning’s implementation of fast charging utilises a 16-pin version of Lightning (i.e. uses both sides of the port), which is why the USB-C to Lightning cables are fatter.

    Look inside the Lightning dock and you’ll see only only side has pins, i.e. only 8 and so no fast charge or USB 3 support.

    Official Apple USB-C to Lightning cables are the official Apple Lightning to USB 3 adapter only accessories to support 16-pin Lightning and fast charging AFAIK.
     
  7. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which is why I recommended the HiRise 2 -- it literally uses the USB-C cable that Apple sells.. You wind it through a bit of a wire maze to provide stress relief, and put the end into the micro-usb clip to hold it in place. It works great. Using it right now actually.
     

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