Best iPad Chargers – RATED

Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Ernest and Saad

iPads have gone a long way from their initial release. From now having larger batteries to faster charging, iPad chargers have also gone through several improvements over the years. With iPhones slowly getting rid of chargers in their boxes, iPads may just follow suit soon.

So, in this article. I’ve taken a look through some of the iPad chargers that money can buy, and we will be talking about them in this article. So, stay tuned!

What Makes A Good iPad Charger?

In hindsight, a charger may seem very simple. But, when it comes to iPads or any charger, for that matter, there are a few particular specifications that you need to take into account to ensure you get the best deal.

  • Wattage: Wattage dictates how much power can be output from that particular charger, directly affecting your charging speed. Currently, the fastest charging on the iPad is the iPad Pro M1 with 30W. Therefore, going for any more would be useless.
  • USB PD: USB Power Delivery over USB-C is meant to support fast charging and is a standard the iPad supports. All of the chargers in this list support USB PD.
  • Build Quality / Surge Protection: When traveling, you can’t always be sure of the quality and stability of electricity that you’ll be getting. Therefore, a high-quality charger will ensure that you don’t end up burning your iPad while charging it.
  • Number Of Ports: While this depends on your use case, having more than one USB port helps you use carry fewer chargers overall, as you’ll be able to fit more devices in one charger.

Best iPad Chargers

Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, here’s a quick look at the best iPad chargers for 2022:

Best OverallApple 30W USB-C Power Adapter
Best BudgetQuntis 20W USBC-C Power Adapter
Best CompactAnker 65W Nano II
Best PremiumSatechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station
Best For Two DevicesBelkin 24W BOOST Charge

Best Overall: Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter

Charging CapacitySuited For Devices SupportedCharging Speed (iPad Pro M1)
30 WiPad Pro, iPhone Pro, Macbook Air M11Under 2 Hours

If you only have Apple devices and would like a charger that fits your aesthetic, there’s nothing better than the official Apple offering. Equipped with fast charging, you’ll be able to charge your devices to up to 30 W. This works great for the iPhone Pro and the iPad Pro, both of which support fast charging at this rated capacity.

Besides that, there’s a detachable plug that will let you use various different adapters for a multitude of regions which are sold separately. All of these plugs are expandable and contractable, allowing for more portable storage. 

Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • Found easily in Apple Stores

Cons

  • Basic, repetitive design

Best For Budget: Quntis 20W USBC-C Power Adapter

Charging CapacitySuited For Devices Supported Charging Speed (iPad Pro M1)
20 WiPad Mini, iPad, iPhone12 Hours 40 Minutes

This charger can be connected with USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to Lightning

The Quntis is my favorite budget option for the iPad. Yes, it classifies itself as an iPhone charger, but it works with iPads just fine. It comes with a Lightning to USB-C cable included. So, while the iPad Pro only supports USB-C, all other iPads work with the Lightning Jack.

The fact that I got a high-quality 6 FT cable right out of the box pushed me towards recommending this charger. The charger itself is compact, has solid build quality, and didn’t heat up to an uncomfortable extent even after I charged multiple devices on it back-to-back.

Compared to the typical 5 W charger, you’ll be able to charge your devices up to 50% faster. This means that you’ll end up saving about 1-1.5 hours of charging time on average.

Pros

Cons

Best Premium Pick: Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

Charging CapacitySuited For Devices Supported Charging Speed (iPad Pro M1)
20 WiPad Air, iPhone, AirPods, Macbook Air52 Hours 40 Minutes

The Satechi Dock 5 is my personal favorite out of the bunch. The dock charges up to 5 devices at once with USB PD built-in to the two USB-C ports. It also has two USB-A ports with up to 12 W charging and a wireless charging pad which goes up to 10 W.

In essence, you can charge your AirPods, iPhone, Macbook, or iPad Air / Mini at the same time. It has great build quality, and I was surprised to see that it doesn’t even heat up as much, even when it was going in at full throttle. 

The only caveat of the dock is the fact that the wireless pad seems hard to find at times. So, I’d often have to move my AirPods Pro around before they start charging. 

Pros

  • Charges a lot of devices at the same time
  • Supports USB-A and USB-C charging

Cons

  • Wireless charging pad can feel hard to locate

Best For Two Devices: Belkin 24W BOOST Charge 

Charging CapacitySuited For Devices Supported Charging Speed (iPad Pro M1)
24 W (12 W for each port)iPad Pro, iPhone Pro23 Hours 50 Minutes

If you are running the infamous iPad iPhone combo, it only makes sense for you to be able to charge both your devices with the same charger. With the Belkin, you’ll be greeted with 24W charging with 12 W for each port. So, you’ll be able to charge an iPad Pro and iPhone Pro and take advantage of fast charging.

Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a lot of difference between 24W and 30W charging. And, the heat that 30W produces can lead to quicker degradation of your battery health. So, in hindsight, the 24W fast charging acts as a great sweet spot as it doesn’t harm your battery as much while still being fast enough. 

I’ve been using this charger personally for a year. And, I’ve not seen my battery health be harmed at all. In fact, my 13 Pro Max is still at 100% battery health after almost a year of use. A testament to the charger. 

Pros

  • Allows you to charge two devices at the same time
  • Relatively small in size

Cons

  • A divided voltage of 12 W can feel slow at times

Best Compact Charger: Anker 65W Nano II 

Charging CapacitySuited For Devices Supported Charging Speed (iPad Pro M1)
65WiPad Pro, iPhone Pro, Macbook Pro M2, Macbook Air M11Under 2 Hours

The Anker Nano II is great for two reasons. Firstly, it supports 65W charging. Yes, your iPad does not really support that quick of a charge; the iPad Pro is capped at 30W. But, you’ll be able to charge your Macbook Air M1 and even the newer Macbook Pro M2 at decent speeds with this charger.

Moreover, the charger is the only one in this list that uses Gallium Nitride instead of silicon for its internal implementation. This leads it to be extremely small and compact compared to any other charger on this list. In fact, it is so small that you’d be forgiven if you mistakenly thought of this as Apple’s typical 5W charger instead.

Pros

  • Supports very fast charging (65 W)
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Small size leads to heating issues

Conclusion

The basic Apple charger remains the de facto standard for a good charger for an iPad. However, if you are trying to spice things up, the Satechi Dock is our personal favorite. But, if you want an all-in-one portable charger that packs a punch, the Anker Nano II is a great snag.

It’s normal if you have an older iPad and the battery has started to drain faster, and you’re looking for solutions quite, frankly speaking, a faster charger might not fix the problem, but at least it’s a great bandage for the issue.

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