Once upon a time, getting 100W of power meant lugging around an ungainly brick with a barrel plug, but now the best USB-C chargers can deliver all of that powerover a USB-C port. The Power Delivery standard (PD) have enabled USB-C charging for even high-end professional laptops quickly and will charge even lower-powered devices like Chromebooks and phones alongside your laptop with ease. Gallium nitride (GaN) has also allowed power bricks to be smaller and more efficient so carrying around a 100W charger actually doesn't take up that much space in your backpack.
100W USB-C chargers you should consider buying
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This charger has two 100W PD USB-C ports, a 22.5 PD USB-C port, and an 18W QuickCharge USB-A port. When using both 100W USB-C ports, one will provide 65W and the other 30W. This isn't the smallest charger on the list, but it provides a good number of high-output ports and is still smaller than you might expect.
Small, but mighty
This slim charger is part of the new GaNPrime lineup from Anker and has an impressive 120W output. It comes in black and white with a classy champagne option also. There are two 120W USB-C ports that when using both at the same time, the power is split between the two ports. You also get a 22.5W USB-A port.
UK, EU, and AU adapters included
Traveling outside of your home country? The Shargeek 140W charger is easy to carry with you thanks to its small size and should plug into just about any socket with included adapters for UK, EU, and AU standards. This charger can deliver up to 140W from a single USB-C port and up to 120W when using two or three.
Power for your whole desk
USB DC power is just as important as AC power at a desk with things like laptops, phones, and tablets powered by USB but monitors and routers still requiring an AC plug. This charging station from Baseus comes with three AC plugs (two with grounding) and 100W of power via two USB-C ports and two USB A ports.
Satechi breaks up its ports' power in a straightforward way. Two ports offer 100W speeds, and the tertiary USB-A port reaches speeds of up to 12W for your smaller accessories. And if you are charging multiple devices at once, Satechi's charger will intelligently adjust the output based on what ports are being used.
This desk-friendly charging station can charge at up to 100W speeds for a single device, or it can intelligently break it up to charge 2-4 devices at once. Not only do you get 4 USB ports, but you also get two AC outlets and a wireless charging pad — everything you need, including laptops or phones, with ease.
For gamers, by gamers
Razer is slowly continuing to move into the accessory space, as evidenced by this new USB-C GaN charger. The charger provides up to 130W of power spread across two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. In the box, Razer also includes a series of global power adapters so that you can be ready, regardless of what country you are heading to.
Apple's charger brick might get pretty warm at times, but sometimes the official chargers are the easiest to trust. This is also one of the few 140W chargers that's an actual wall plug instead of having a figure-eight cord from the brick to the wall. Apple's charger can also deliver a full 140W from a single port, unlike many multi-port models from other brands.
Going BIG and small
Anker's latest GaNPrime lineup brings intelligent charging with serious power output into small packages. The 747 GaNPrim charger brings 150W of total combined power potential from the three USB-C ports capable of 100WPD and the single 22.5W USB-A port. The 150W gives plenty of headroom to handle the big power needs of multiple devices to get your stuff charged up quickly.
What to look for in a 100W Charger: Power Delivery
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. That can be useful but if you need to render out a project while charging your PC as much as possible, you'll want full power.
Now that so many devices like notebooks including Chrome, Mac, and Windows, as well as phones, handheld gamer consoles, 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 USB-C chargers only have one USB-C port capable of delivering the full 100W of power with the others configured for lower power for phones and tablet. This setup can make sense for those with only a single laptop. Still, if you're in a family that might need to charge two Chromebooks at once after school, 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.
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