Best Travel Chargers For Your Phone Android Central 2019

Keeping all of your gadgets charged can be one of the most stressful parts of traveling. Nobody wants to pack half a dozen charging bricks in their bag, and using the same chargers you keep around the house means undoing and redoing your home charging setup every time you go on a trip. Here are some travel-focused chargers that will make your life easier.

Compact, high output: RAVPower Pioneer 60W GaN Charger

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If you only need to charge a single device while you're out, RAVPower's gallium nitride brick is one of the smallest ways to push a whopping 61W of power over USB-PD 3.0. That's enough to charge a phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, or even most USB-C laptops with ease. The plug even folds into the brick for easy packing.

$44 at RAVPower

Best overall: Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Gallium nitride is a breakthrough technology that allows for high output charging in significantly smaller chargers compared to silicon. The Power Port Atom is roughly the size of a regular phone charging brick, but outputs up to 30W with USB Power Delivery. The plug doesn't fold, but it's small enough to still be easily packable.

$35 at Amazon

Tiny Power Delivery: Aukey 18W Power Delivery Charger

Aukey's 18W PA-Y18 charger is an ultra-tiny brick that pushes 18W out to your phone through its USB-C port. It supports fast charging thanks to USB Power Delivery, and despite the small size, the plug still folds into the brick. Since it's so small, you can plug multiple bricks into a power strip.

$20 at Amazon

Charging bricks are getting powerful

It's easy to get lost in the seemingly infinite selection of chargers on Amazon, but these should be on your shortlist if you're only looking to charge your phone while you're out. Gallium nitride has allowed even tiny charging bricks to deliver loads of power, which is great news since batteries in phones are getting increasingly bigger and more power-hungry.

The RAVPower Pioneer is the smallest 60W charging brick on the market — while you won't need that kind of output for any phone, that's enough power to charge even a USB-C laptop, making it a great all-in-one charger that occupies minimal space in a bag. If you're only bringing your phone and, say, a tablet, though, you can save some money and grab the Anker PowerPort Atom instead.

Best multi-device charger: Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2

The PowerPort Atom PD 2 is smaller than a MacBook charger, and features two USB-C ports with Power Delivery for ultra-fast charging. You can charge a single device at up to 60W, or output 30W from each USB-C port, and the foldable plug keeps the charger compact. This GaN brick is perfect for charging a laptop and tablet at once — and of course, it'll charge your phone just as well.

$44 at Amazon

Charge in style: Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger

The Satechi travel charger is the priciest of the bunch, but it's a great-looking hub that charges up to four devices at once — including a USB-C laptop like a 13-inch MacBook Air or Pro, thanks to its support for USB Power Delivery. It also features two USB-A ports, both at 2.4A. Satechi's charger supports a wide range of international voltage requirements, and includes a long power cable.

$60 at Amazon

GaN with USB-A: Aukey 24W Dual-Port USB with GANFast

Aukey's gallium nitride charger powers two devices at up to 4.8A over the more traditional USB Type A at a considerably lower price. It's slim enough to only occupy a single outlet on most power strips, and powers any 5V USB-powered devices. The Navitas GaNFast power chip keeps the charger from overheating while charging your phones or tablets.

$22 at Amazon

Multi-device chargers are perfect for travel

When you're traveling with multiple devices, a single-port charging brick often isn't enough, no matter how much output it offers. These portable multi-port chargers are great for powering your laptop, tablet, phone, and accessories all at once; our pick is the Satechi 75W Dual Type-C Travel Charger, which looks sleek and charges four devices at the same time, including two USB-C ports with Power Delivery.

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