When Samsung announced that its new Super Fast Charging 2.0 system was based on USB PD, the industry was delighted. By using an open standard, Galaxy users could choose from hundreds of external chargers in addition to first-party options from Samsung. The problem is that this has never come true.
The major hurdle is the fact that Samsung & # 39; s Super Fast Charging 2.0 (SFC 2.0) requires chargers to support two standards: USB Power Delivery 3.0 (USB PD 3.0) and Programmable Power Supply (PPS). USB PD 3.0 is fairly easy to find, but finding a charger or power bank with that and PPS is another story.
While USB allows PD 3.0 supported devices to use fixed voltage levels for charging (eg, 5 V, 9 V, 1
So it is logical that Samsung would need both standards, but the fact remains that there are not many power banks that support both. I even searched the internet for my S20 Ultra pre-order and could only find one:
At $ 59.99 it's pricey, but it only costs $ 10 more than Samsung's 45 W power brick. But this is a portable power bank that can charge your Galaxy S20 Ultra four times before it needs to be charged. And with Super Fast Charging 2.0 this means that it can charge your S20 Ultra from 0% to 100% in less than 75 minutes.
The Galaxy Note 10+ also comes with the Samsung Super Fast Charging technology, so this power bank charges up to 45 W with the flagship from the end of 2019 as well. Who knows how many other manufacturers will support these standards, but for now take advantage of one of the few that does, especially considering that it is such a great price.