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Best 100W USB-C chargers 2022

Once upon a time, getting one of the best 100W USB-C chargers meant it would be bulky, expensive, and proprietary. Now with Power Delivery, you can now find 100W chargers, with 160W charging on the way, that will charge even the most powerful laptops quickly and will charge even lower-powered devices like Chromebooks and phones alongside your laptop with ease. The scene is shifting on 100W chargers pretty quickly these days as gallium nitride (GaN) starts making its way into this class of charger.

100W USB-C chargers you should consider buying

What to look for in a 100W Charger: Power Delivery

Aukey USB-C

(Image credit: Aukey)

There are many 100W multi-port chargers out there, but if it doesn't have Power Delivery, just turn around and walk away. Just walk away! Without a Power Delivery USB-C port that can offer 87W or more — preferably 20V/5A 100W charging if your devices support it — then it's only useful for charging a bunch of smaller devices, not for charging a laptop while you're editing or gaming.

Now that so many devices like laptops, Chromebooks, phones, and more are using UBC-C for power, it makes sense to find a charger that can properly juice them up and even let you take it on the go using some of the best portable chargers and power banks. This is why the Anker 727 Charging Station gets the win on this list due to its substantial 100W Power Delivery, variety of ports, and charging options.

Most 100W PD chargers either only have one USB-C port, or if they have two, the first port is 87W-100W, and the second port is capped at 18W. This configuration is great if you're always charging a phone and a laptop. Still, if you're in a family that might need to charge two Chromebooks, multiple Android phones, or a laptop the night before your family vacation, you need something more. Anker can intelligently distribute power based on what's plugged in, but more importantly, you can plug in two laptops and get up to 50W of power to each of them.

50W is over top speed on every Chromebook available at the moment, and it's enough that it should charge up most Windows and Mac laptops when you're not burning through battery with hardcore gaming or video rendering. If you're looking for a 100W charger that you can use for yourself, your partner, or for the whole family to use in the living room, that makes the Anker or UGREEN the only real choice for charging your power-hungry devices or recharging an excellent high-capacity power bank

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks, tablets, and wearables

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.

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