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The best chargers to correctly fast charge the Google Pixel 6
With no charger included with the Pixel 6, Google joins Apple and Samsung in forcing consumers to pick out their own charger for their latest smartphone. It may be irritating, but perhaps the move is better for the environment in the long run? Whether you’re reusing an old plug, buying proprietary, or shopping for a third-party option, you’ll have to do some research to make sure you pick out the correct charger to power your Pixel.
Fortunately, we’ve tested plenty of chargers and have you well covered! Here’s everything you need to make shopping for Pixel chargers easy.
What you need to know about Google Pixel 6 charging
When picking out the best Google Pixel chargers, consider two key things: what standard the phone requires to fast charge and the amount of power needed.
Google’s Pixel 6 supports the USB Power Delivery PPS standard provided over USB-C. This is a less common part of the extended Power Delivery standard that requires specific chargers to work at full speed. USB PD PPS is also used by the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and is supported by a growing range of first and third-party plugs. However, older Pixel plugs won’t fast charge the Pixel 6 model. You’ll need a new plug.
Google's Pixel 6 moves to the USB Power Delivery PPS standard.
Our testing reveals that the Pixel 6 supports up to 22W of power, up from 18W with previous models. Hardly a major upgrade, but you’ll want a more powerful charger to fast-charge Google’s latest handset as quickly as possible. If you’re into wireless charging, the Pixel 6 supports the Qi standard at up to 23W.
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With all that in mind, we can pick out the most suitable chargers on the market for your new smartphone.
Best Google Pixel 6 fast chargers
Google 30W USB-C Power Adaptor with PPS
For the very best Google Pixel charger, you can’t go wrong with an official plug. Previously, Google has sold 18W and 45W USB-C power adapters with the USB Power Delivery 3.0 spec. While those are perfect for previous Pixels, you’ll want to spring for the company’s new Google USB PD 3.0 PPS option to fast charge the Pixel 6 at full speed. That’s the only model the company sells with the required standard for its latest handset. It’s not too expensive either, priced at $25/£25/€25.
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Anker Nano II 30W
Anker is a reliable name in the charging game, and its Nano II adapter perfectly meets the required USB PD PPS and 30W specs to fast charge the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Priced at $34, it’s a little more expensive than Google’s option but is a more compact travel companion. Anker also offers 45W and 65W models, should you need to charge a tablet or laptop.
Samsung 45W SuperFast Travel Adapter
If you don’t want to spring for Google’s official charger, you can always try Samsung’s travel adapter. With 45W of power and USB Power Delivery PPS onboard, this phone will charge both Galaxy and Pixel flagship smartphones at full speed without issue. Samsung’s charger isn’t a super cheap option, but it’s regularly on sale for less than $40, which is a decent deal. With 45W of power, this will have you well covered for tablets and smaller laptops too.
Elecjet 45W Super Fast Charger
If you don’t fancy spending first-party money but want a little extra charging power, consider the Elecjet 45W USB-C Super Fast Charger. With USB PD PPS and a selection of legacy standards onboard, this plug has you well covered for a huge selection of gadgets and the Google Pixel 6 series. It’s also reasonably priced with a tag set at $30.
The best Google Pixel 6 multi-port chargers
Elecjet X21 GaN Pro
When it comes to charging flexibility, the Elecjet X21 GaN Pro is a hard plug to beat for the best Google Pixel chargers with multiple ports. With up to 65W of power, USB PD 3.0, PD PPS, Quick Charge, and a host of other standards supported over USB-C and USB-A, you’re well covered regardless of what you decide to charge up. With its clever modular swappable regional adapters, this charger is also an excellent travel companion. It won’t break the bank either.
Anker PowerPort III 65W 2-port
Anker is a big name in the smartphone charging game, and its PowerPort III 65W two-port model is more than you’ll need to charge the Google Pixel 6. With two USB-C ports boasting PPS capabilities and room to supply up to 65W for laptops or 45W and 20W over two ports at once, it’s a solid multi-charging option for all your needs.
Wireless chargers for the Google Pixel 6
Pixel Stand (2021)
Google has a new Pixel Stand designed to fast-charge its latest smartphone over the air. Not to be confused with the previous model, there’s now up to 23W of power onboard, making it your best bet to get the most out of the Pixel 6. It will also work with Google’s older handsets and other Qi-compatible smartphones.
Amazon Basics wireless charging pad
The Amazon Basics wireless charging pad is designed to offer up to 15W of fast charging to compatible phones, so you shouldn’t have any issues with a new Pixel, even if it doesn’t charge up quite as quickly as when using the Pixel Stand. Every other Qi-enabled device will be charged at 5W, such as your true wireless earbuds.
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Those are our picks for the best Google Pixel 6 chargers! Now you can enjoy recharging your Pixel 6 at the top speeds available.