You finally got your hands on the Pixel 6a. Good luck charging your new flashy gadget. It’s 2022 and no one gets the pleasure of receiving a charging brick in the box as standard. Therefore, users will now have to navigate through the myriad of options in the market.
For reference, the Pixel 6a supports wired charging speeds of up to 18W and is compatible with USB-C PD (power delivery) 3.0. If that sounds like a mouthful, don’t worry. Luckily, at PhoneArena, we’ve got you covered and we’ve rounded up the best options.
Anker 511 Charger (Nano Pro)
Coming from one of the best carriers in its class, this charger is an all-round ideal option for the Pixel 6a. It can handle speeds of up to 20W (above the Pixel 6a’s maximum of 18W) and comes with advanced security options. The device has an excellent build quality, a number of color options, a compact design and comes with an 18-month warranty. All in all, the Anker 511 (Nano Pro) brings everything you could want from a charger to the table at a very reasonable price.
Anker 521 Charger (Nano Pro)
If one port doesn’t do it for you, we understand – more is more. Hence this offering, again from Anker – the Anker 521 (Nano Pro) is ideal for those looking to get a little more out of their charger. In many ways the charger is virtually identical to the previous option – it has the same maximum charging speed, safety options and excellent build quality. What it can do, however, is charge two devices simultaneously via USB-C. The only downside is that the charger is a bit bulky, which can be a nuisance when traveling. The Anker 521 Charger comes with an 18-month warranty.
Google 30W USB-C Power Adapter
Standard business chargers from smartphone manufacturers are usually a bit too expensive, but we chose to include one anyway. The Google 30W USB-C power adapter was (literally) made for the Pixel 6a, and if users want to stick with Google, this charger should suit them perfectly. While the charger isn’t anything to rave about – it’s made of plastic and in no way particularly exceptional – it’s a solid option. It should be noted that despite Google offering an 18W charger for the previous generation Pixels, users are still encouraged to choose the 30W option as only the latter supports PD 3.0. The charger costs $25, but at least you get the Google logo. You can buy the Google 30W USB-C Power Adapter here†
Spigen ArcStation Pro 40W Wall Charger
Another great option that users should consider is the Spigen ArcStation Pro 40W Wall Charger. On paper, the adapter basically supports the same 20W simultaneous charging of 2 devices as the Anker 521, but there’s another point worth mentioning. If only one port is used, the charging speed increases to 30W, allowing this adapter to use both your laptop and your mobile devices effectively. The device comes with a 2 year warranty and in two colors: white and black.
Ugreen Nexode 100W charger
Last but certainly not least, for those looking for pure power, the Ugreen Nexode 100W charger is sure to satisfy even the most ambitious user demands. Not one, not two, but a total of 3 USB-C ports, two of which support charging speeds of up to 100W. Even the third USB-C port, which is limited to 22.5W, still exceeds the maximum the Pixel 6a can support. Furthermore, the device comes with a dedicated USB-A port, which also has a maximum charging speed of 100W. Even if USB-A is on the brink of extinction, no one knows when it might come in handy to have a compatible charger. If you’re looking for a charger that can charge your smartphone, tablet, laptop and a third device at the same time, then look no further.
This selection is by no means an exhaustive list of all the good chargers on the market. Yet there is something for everyone.