After many years of rumors, the second generation iPhone SE is here. At $ 399, it's the cheapest iPhone Apple has sold since the original iPhone SE came out. And while the new SE comes with Apple's quintessential five-watt power adapter from Apple, the smartphone supports fast charging – all you have to do is purchase a fast charger separately.
At the moment, the only iPhone models that actually come with Apple's fast charger are the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, despite the fact that fast charging has appeared on every iPhone since the iPhone 8 models. But when it comes to buying a fast charger for your 2020 iPhone SE, you're not stuck with Apple's offering. There are plenty of good fast chargers on the market, some of which are cheaper than Apple's versions.
Since the second generation iPhone SE supports wireless charging, you can choose a Qi-certified wireless charging pad of 7.5 watts or greater for a small boost in charging speed via the 5-watt adapter. But they have no use for the charging speeds of 1
Technically you don't just have a fast charger; you also need a USB Type-C cable with a Lightning connector on one side.
- Lightning to USB-C Cable
- 18 Watt Power Supply or Greater with USB Power Delivery (USB-PD))
Although you can choose the Apple USB-C 18 Watt Power Adapter ( $ 23) – the same one that came with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max – and the Lightning to USB-C cable ($ 19 for one meter, $ 35 for two) will end up spending you over $ 40. But with the right third-party options, you can get a lot more for the same price.
Let's start with the cable. If you already have Lightning to USB-C wire, go ahead and go to the power brick section to see our favorite options for that part of the puzzle.
1. Lightning to USB-C Cable
Since your iPhone SE (2nd generation) does not have a USB Type-C port, you need a cable with a Lightning header and a USB-C header. Using the Lightning connector comes at a higher price than, say, Apple & # 39; s USB-C to USB-C cable, but that doesn't mean you can't find third-party options that are much cheaper.  Our favorite at the moment is Adprotech & # 39; s Silver Lightning to USB-C Cable. It currently costs $ 11.99 for six feet, which is slightly smaller than Apple's two-meter cable, but $ 23 cheaper. It is also a nylon braided cable, which improves durability. In addition, if you buy it on Amazon, there is currently a 10% discount coupon to further lower the price.
Adprotech also sells a similar model, which is essentially the same, in different sizes and colors. There's a 3.3-foot ($ 11.99) or six-foot ($ 12.99) black cable (with 10% off coupon), a 3.3-foot ($ 11.99) red cable, and a six-foot long silver cable ($ 11.99) (with 10% discount)
Our favorite cable: ADPROTECH USB-C to Lightning 1.8m Cable ($ 11.99 on Amazon)
If you need an extra cable, grab the Eashion & # 39; s USB-C to Lightning cable, two pieces for $ 10.99. It comes with a three-foot cable and a five-foot cable similar to Apple's, so you can quickly charge at home and at work or anywhere with a durable, cheaper option. (Note: Eashion also sold a black nylon-coated version of the two-pack, but it is currently unavailable.)
Our Favorite 2-Pack: EASHION USB-C to Lightning Cable ($ 10 .99 on Amazon)
2. 18-Watt power adapter
The second required part is a power adapter. In particular one that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) 2.0 or newer. Every version of Power Delivery introduces new safety features to charge devices without overheating. All options we recommend use the latest standard, USB-PD 3.0.
The 18 watt RAVPower wall charger comes with a USB-C port for fast charging your iPhone, as well as a USB type -A for your other electronics or charging your iPhone at normal speeds . When a single port is used, it charges up to 18 watts. Using both ports reduces power consumption to both devices, but each port still expresses 15 watts. That is still a decent fast charging speed. The charger is $ 9 less than Apple's official power adapter and comes in black or white.