iPhone Quick Charging

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  1. nviz22 macrumors 603

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    What are some cheap ways to get a 29W quick charger + correct USB Type C to Lightning Adapter? I want to go safe and cheap rather than paying Apple's hefty premiums.
     
  2. fr3lm0 macrumors newbie

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  3. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    official cable from apple. What charger are you guys using?
     
  4. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So an Aukey or Anker aren't a combo of those 3?
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Have a MacBook already :p

    Seriously though. Cheap and working right don’t always go hand in hand with Apple products.
     
  6. fr3lm0 macrumors newbie

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    You said you wanted to avoid Apple and you need to get their cable. As far as Aukey or Anker go I don't see any cheaper than $40 on amazon. It sounded like you wanted the cheap chinese knockoffs and you won't find anything remotely safe or reliable in that category.
     
  7. yang88she macrumors regular

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    I have a 12" macbook already, just bought an apple usb-c to lightening cable, no worries of malfunctions and works like it is supposed to. Using this until wireless fast charging becomes available
     
  8. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yikes. Nah, I don't want a Chinese knock off because that is negligence with phone usage.
     
  9. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    It needs to be the 29w charger from Apple and the specific cable from Apple
    If not it will not fast charge with other chargers or cables, because there is a specific chip in both that sets up the 29w charge. Any other charger will never go over 12W.
    Same as the iPad pro’s.
     
  10. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hope everyone realizes that the “fast” wireless charging will be a lot slower than a 29W USB C charge. 7.5W vs 29.
     
  12. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Oh, I am not getting wireless charging. Just standard quick charge wired. Gotta get my accessories ordered first before I decide between the X or 8+.
     
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  14. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    OK, I'll buy the Apple cord from Best Buy or Apple.
     
  15. Twintrbo macrumors newbie

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    Does the charger that comes with the iPad Pro come with everything I need for fast charging on my iPhone X? Or anything else I need?
     
  16. fr3lm0 macrumors newbie

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    The iPad Pro comes with a 12W charger that uses a standard USB-A to lightening cable. It’ll be significantly faster than the iPhone’s default 5W charger, but not quite as fast as the 29W charger from the macbook.
     
  17. wepiii macrumors 6502a

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  18. Twintrbo macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
     
  19. darksoul78644 macrumors regular

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    Will the Apple usb-c to lightning to lightning work with my Samsung fast charger that came with my note 8
     
  20. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn’t use a generic charger on my iPhones. Just me, though. I use the iPad chargers.
     
  21. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    It had been extensively tested on the iPad Pro’s and they are 29W chargers and they will not charge more then 10/12W.
    I don’t see why Apple would change that for the iPhone X as it is still a whole lot of power trough a tiny cable.
    And if you want to know how much goes wrong with amazon ordered cables? Look up this piece by ars technical about Leung: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...e-thats-so-bad-it-fried-his-chromebook-pixel/
    The guy is a google engineer that has a hobby for testing cables. USB-c cables. There have been very few that complied with the design rules. There have been a lot that are downright dangerous for the devices. And a few that fried the device.
     

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