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Best Travel Phone Chargers in 2022

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.

Charging bricks are getting more powerful

If all you need to power on your next trip is your phone or tablet, you can easily get by with a simple charging brick. While the one that comes with your device works just fine, the ones listed below offer higher output than what's typically included with a phone, partially thanks to the advent of gallium nitride technology (GaN), which allows for high output charging in significantly smaller chargers compared to silicon.

Multi-device chargers are perfect for travel

It's easy to get lost in the seemingly infinite selection of chargers on Amazon, but the bricks listed above should be on your shortlist if you're only looking to charge your phone while you're out. GaN 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.

Travel adapters are great for international trips

With the advent of travel adapters, you don't need to bring multiple converting plugs with you just to charge multiple devices. Each travel adapter is a relatively small brick with options for various international outlets, along with a few USB-A and Type-C ports so you don't need to pack extra charging bricks.

GaN has made it an amazing time to buy a charger

Gallium nitride has been a breakthrough technology when it comes to fitting high-output charging into a small, portable form factor. If you need proof, just look at the RAVPower Pioneer (opens in new tab), a small charging brick with enough output to power most laptops. It's a bit pricy for a single-port brick, but it's a heck of a lot more compact than other similarly high output chargers — and if you still want a better deal, there are plenty of cheaper bricks with slightly lower output.

When you're traveling with multiple devices, though, a single-port charging brick often isn't enough, no matter how much output it offers. The portable multi-port chargers listed above are great for powering your laptop, tablet, phone, and accessories all at once; our pick is the Satechi 108W Dual Type-C Travel Charger (opens in new tab), which looks sleek and charges four devices at the same time, including two USB-C ports with Power Delivery.

If you're planning a trip to a foreign country, packing the right charger becomes a bit more involved. The plugs are often different from what you're used to, and far too often the solution for many is to buy half a dozen region-specific adapters that convert your plugs into the appropriate shape without doing much else. That's where travel adapters come in — we're big fans of the Epicka Travel Adapter (opens in new tab), which incorporates gallium nitride for higher output charging in the same small form factor, and features USB-A and -C ports that allow you to charge multiple devices from a single outlet.

Hayato was a product reviewer and video editor for Android Central.