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Best Google Pixel 6 chargers 2022

Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are easily among the best Android phones out there, packed with all the features one could ask for. Interestingly though, they are the first Pixel devices to support more than the basic 18W Power Delivery (PD) standard for wired charging. Although there has been some confusion over how many watts of power the Pixel 6 can actually draw, these are some of the best Pixel 6 chargers you can get for your flagship smartphone.

Check out these great Google Pixel 6 chargers

The best Google Pixel 6 chargers are everything chargers!

While it might seem like an obvious choice, you don't need Google's own 30W USB-C Power Adapter for properly charging up Google Pixel 6. Still, listing it is helpful as it lets you know what to consider when checking out the best USB-C chargers out there. Essentially, you need a Power Delivery (PD) compatible charger supporting the PPS (Programmable Power Supply) charging standard at 25W or higher output.

PPS chargers were rare a few years ago, but have become much more common due to Samsung including support for the new standard in its flagship smartphones. This is why Samsung's own 25W Samsung charger is a great option for anyone who has a Pixel 6, even more so since the company includes an e-marked cable with it.

Power Delivery means you can buy one charger for everything, and you absolutely should.

Of course, buying a 25W charger seems pointless when there are plenty of 45-90W chargers with PPS support, as they can fast charge your Pixel 6 just as easily as they can your Chromebook or MacBook. As such, we recommend Anker's 45W Nano II for all your charging needs. It works with a variety of devices, and is compact as well.

Another thing worth considering when buying a Power Delivery charger for the Pixel 6 is the number of ports. Many USB-C dual-port and triple-port chargers will let you fast charge your laptop and your smartphone at top speeds, thanks to proper power management between the two ports. A case in point is UGREEN's 65W fast charger, which delivers 20W output to the Pixel 6, while charging a connected laptop at 45W.

The right charger also needs the right cable!

When it comes to charging electronic devices, it doesn't matter how much current your charger can serve up or how much your phone can draw. The charging speed will only go as fast as the weakest link in the chain. So, if you plug your Pixel 6 into a fancy new 90W charger using a five-year-old cable without the proper configuration or parts inside it, you'll get a slow charge rather than a fast one.

Programmable Power Supply (PPS) charging requires special e-marked cables for the phone and charger to talk to each other, so that they can negotiate the best charging speed in according with factors such as power levels and charging protocols. And although some of the best USB-C cables are very quick to slap numbers like 100W charging or 10Gbps on their listing titles and images, e-marked often isn't mentioned at all. If your cable isn't e-marked, your new fast charger will be useless. So double-check that if your new charger didn't come with a cable, you buy the right one.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Namerah Saud Fatmi

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a freelance writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.

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