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A good 60W charger is the only one you need, and these are the best

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Chargers always seem to be getting faster and smaller, faster and smaller. With the wide adoption of the Power Delivery (PD) standard, one high-powered PD charger can serve all the gear in your life, from your power-hungry laptop to your phone, power bank, and even your battery-sipping headphones. There are quite a few 60-65W wall chargers out there we trust with our gear, but the RAVPower 61W GaN charger is the best for size, adaptability, and reliability.

Best Overall: RAVPower 61W GaN Charger

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High-capacity chargers don’t get any smaller than this right now, and RAVPower’s top-quality charger is actually one of the more affordable in the lineup. That adds up to the hands-down best single-port 60W charger on the market, especially when you add in the excellent build quality and responsive customer service.

You might need to flip this charger over to be completely sure the second plug on your wall outlet isn’t obscured, but RAVPower has the smallest footprint and is the easiest to pack up and pocket as you head to Starbucks for an afternoon editing session. Since it weighs only 0.2 pounds (105g), you shouldn’t have to worry about this charger being pried out of the plug by its own weight, either. The LED indicator on this charger is small and not blinding, like some Anker chargers I’ll get to in a minute.

This charger’s compact size is due to using Gallium Nitride (GaN) to create miniaturized chips for these chargers without the same size/capacity limitations that silicon comes with. GaN chargers have only been around for a little over a year, so they’re still relatively new. Still, we’ve been happy with their performance so far, especially in regards to lower, slower heat buildup compared to traditional laptop chargers.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A, 20.3V/3A

Pros:

  • Positively tiny charger
  • Shouldn’t block second plug
  • Travel-friendly
  • Good LED indicator

Cons:

  • No cable included
  • Charger can still heat up over time

Best Overall

RAVPower 61W GaN Charger

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$30 at Amazon

Compact size and a compact price

RAVPower’s 1.9-inch charger is a great value, easily pocketable, and of excellent build quality.

Best Dual Port: Aukey Omnia Duo 65W

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Aukey makes some of the best charging accessories on the market, and I recommend them constantly for their ridiculously tiny 18-30W chargers. Still, the company unveiled a new batch of gallium nitride (GaN) chargers called the Omnia Series this year, and the Omnia series gives us not one but two awesome two-port 65W chargers to choose from.

The better of the two Omnia Duo 65W models has two USB-C ports, allowing you to just carry one type of cable when your travel, but there’s also a version with USB-C and USB-A for those who need a legacy port for older accessories. You’ll pay a little more for the dual USB-C model, but I recommend that one not just because you can consolidate to just C-to-C cables, but because it means that you

The rounded corners, along with the and soft detailing on the corners and the front face of this charger, feel sublime in the hand when pulling that charger out of my gear bag. While it’s a bit bigger than the RAVPower, the Omnia Duo 65W is still lightweight, and the LED indicator is noticeable but not blindingly bright.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A

Pros:

  • Travel-friendly
  • Trusted name brand
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Two configurations

Cons:

  • No cable included
  • Can get warm with prolonged use

Best Dual Port

Aukey Omnia Duo 65W

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$46 at Amazon (Dual USB-C)
From $30 at Amazon (USB-C + USB-A)

Fast charge a laptop and phone at once

Two ports and robust build quality make this tiny charger perfect for multi-charging at home or on the go.

Built For A Beating: Anker PowerPort III Pod 65W

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The PowerPort III Pod is a bright, bright charger full of personality in a boring, bulky charger world. Focused on keeping a small profile where it sits on an outlet, this 65W charger is easier to slip into a super-crowded power strip while at an airport or a computer lab. It’s a little longer than RAVPower and Aukey’s more square chargers, but it’s still decently compact and easy to pack.

One of the biggest problems I had with the previous generation of Anker’s PD chargers is that the status LEDs were all super duper bright. Like “cover it with electrical tape, and you still might see a soft glow” bright. Anker went the totally opposite direction with the PowerPort III Pod, with there being no LED on it at all. This means that this charger is absolutely perfect for dorm rooms and bedrooms where lights could keep you up.

Not only does the PowerPort III Pod support a nice wide array of Power Delivery charging speeds, but it also supports Programmable Power Supply (PPS). Some laptops take advantage of PPS to allow faster charging without the same heat buildup, and the Note 10+ uses it for its 45W charging. The worry-free 18-month warranty is another good addition, especially if you tend to let your charger just kinda bang around in your backpack’s main compartment like I do.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A

Pros:

  • Compact footprint and sturdy design
  • No LED to cover up
  • 18-month warranty

Cons:

  • More expensive single-port charger
  • No cable included

Built For A Beating

Anker PowerPort III Pod

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$40 at Amazon
$60 at Target

Peace of mind with top-notch quality and warranty

Anker’s reputation speaks for itself with this solid, travel-ready charger. It’s got a bright look but no LED to keep you up at night anymore!

Value Pick: Nekteck 65W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger

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Nekteck makes one of our favorite Chromebook chargers, and it also has one of the most affordable 65W chargers I’d actually trust with my laptop. It also comes with a 6-foot USB-C to C cable, which is great if you’re just beginning your USB-C journey and need to build up your cable collection.

Despite the appearance where it looks like you can swap the folding prongs — the way you can on a MacBook charger brick — this is a single, fused block of a charger. That’s fine because I’d rather it be sturdy than swappable. I wish this charger was a bit smaller, but most of us carry these chargers in a backpack rather than in a pants pocket, so it’s not a dealbreaker if you’re looking to save a little money.

While Nekteck might not be a well-known name, this charger is UL and USB-IF certified, so you can trust that it will safely charge your gear without overcharging or overheating.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A,12V/3A,15V/3A, 20V/3.25A

Pros:

  • Faster 65W speed
  • Comes with a cable
  • Lower price

Cons:

  • Bigger and heavier
  • Boring look

Value Pick

Nekteck 65W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger

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$30 at Amazon

Get a bigger, faster charger without breaking the bank

When you’re charging a power-hungry laptop, you need every amp you can get, and this affordable charger offers up 65W charging.

Chunky But Careful: UGREEN 65W USB-C Power Delivery Charger

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You can’t mistake this charger for small, but UGREEN does good work with its chargers and cables, and it’s got wider compatibility beyond just Power Delivery 2.0. There’s support for Qualcomm QC 3.0, Huawei’s FCP fast charging protocol, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge (AFC), and BC 1.2.

Simply put, this is an affordable, quick charger that should be able to fast charge most recent devices you throw at it.

It’s also a charger that may be harder to slot in random wall plugs when you’re out and about. When you’re using it in a home, office, or classroom, that bulk won’t get in the way, leaving you with an adaptable brick that to charge your laptop, tablet, Nintendo Switch, or beefy battery pack.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A,12V/3A,15V/3A, 20V/3.25A

Pros:

  • 65W charging
  • USB-IF certified
  • Compatible with Nintendo Switch dock

Cons:

  • Big and clunky
  • No cable included
  • Power Delivery 2.0

Chunky But Careful

UGREEN 65W USB-C Power Delivery Charger

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$30 at Amazon

She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid

This thick brick of a charger might not be the best for travel, but if you need a new charger for your desk, this is for you.

Compact Power: Aukey Omnia 61W

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Aukey’s multi-port Omnia chargers get a lot of the spotlight these days, but the single-port 61W Omnia is well worth a look, too. This charger is a quarter-inch smaller in length and width, meaning that it’ll fit easier into tighter spaces and into more crowded gear bags. The 61W highest output also makes it a good fit for MacBooks — 61W is the top speed for smaller Macbooks and is still a nice fast speed for charging larger models — and of course, it’ll charge just about every Chromebook released in the last three years at top speed, too.

This charger also comes in a 100W variant for a few dollars more. Still, unless you’re constantly video editing on your Mac or gaming on a laptop, the 61W version is the better buy because it’s more compact and more affordable. 61W is fast enough to charge most Macs in 2.5 hours or less, and it goes without saying that it’ll fast charge every phone, iPad, Nintendo Switch, and modern power bank you throw at it in short order.

Supported Power Delivery charging speeds: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20.3V/3A

Pros:

  • Highly compact
  • Competitive price
  • Available in 61W and 100W
  • Power Delivery 3.0

Cons:

  • No cable included
  • Can get warm during prolonged charging

Compact Power

Aukey Omnia 61W

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$30 at Amazon

Mac-ready power, pocket-friendly size

Having a charger that easily fits into those tiny pockets on a laptop sleeve but still fast-charge your laptop fast is so refreshing.

What makes the best 60W wall charger?

Multi-port USB-C chargers that will charge a single device at 60W are finally getting more common, but single-port chargers are still your best bet if you need to ensure that you’re getting that top speed. After all, if a charger has a total output of 65W and two devices are plugged in, they have to share it. The RAVPower 61W GaN Charger is my favorite single-port 60W wall charger because it’s under 2 inches in every dimension, is well-priced — and gets sales regularly — and it’s a brand I absolutely trust to charge my laptop. Really, what more could you need in a charger?

The things to look for most importantly in a Power Delivery charger in this range are the specific charging speeds it allows, whether or not it has any extra standards or protocols on top of Power Deliver — PPS we’re just starting to see in mainstream chargers like the Anker PowerPort III Pod, but that’s about the only one right now — and whether or not it’s going to block other ports when used on a power strip or regular wall outlet.

The RAVPower supports 20V/3A, which is the speed you’ll want most often for a laptop unless you manage to find a charger that supports 5A charging, which usually isn’t added to a charger until it gets up closer to 100W. It’s also the most compact of the bunch right now, and that’s important if you’re prone to charging in tight spaces or overcrowded outlet strips at the airport.

If you’re set on getting a multi-port charger so that your laptop and your phone can charge at the same time, the Aukey Omnia Duo 65W (Dual USB-C) is far and away the best version to buy, though there’s a USB-C and USB-A variant if you have an older, non-PD peripheral like a smartwatch or headphones that need the older port to charge.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

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Ara Wagoner themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she’s not writing help and how-to’s, she’s running around Walt Disney World with a Chromebook. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco. If you see her without headphones, RUN.

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