The more time we spend on-the-go – whether traveling short or long distances, being often abroad, or even just shifting between personal and professional settings – the more we realize that our time is priceless. Increasingly reliant on different devices throughout our everyday lives, being without power or having to wait for your device to charge is becoming more of a universal hassle.
That’s where PD comes in.
Maybe you’ve heard the term already; maybe you haven’t. If you have, there’s a good chance you’re still a bit confused.
PD – or Power Delivery – is essentially a brand-new standard of charging.
Simply put, it’s a new technology that’s capable of delivering more power to your device in a shorter amount of time. Paired with a USB-C charging cable, this translates to significantly faster charging time overall compared to your standard in-the-box charger.
Through internal testing, we found that our 18W Smart Charger PD can power your iPhone to 50% in just 27 minutes – 45 minutes less than what a standard charger delivers. With the 45W Smart Hub PD, your iPad can be powered to 50% in under an hour.
Whether you only have 10 minutes to charge at an airport or are about to lose power in the middle of a packed day, PD makes sure you’re always prepared for any low battery emergency.
It’s finally a power solution that can always keep up with your lifestyle.
So, what exactly do you need to unlock faster charging?
There are just three things you need to activate PD:
(1) A USB-C charging cable
(2) A PD-enabled charger
(3) A PD-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop)
Designed for the future, PD is enabled on newer devices such as USB-C MacBooks, iPhone 8 or later, iPad Pro, and the Google Pixel 2.
The important thing to remember with PD is that only USB-C charging cables (either USB-C to Lightning or USB-C to USB-C) will enable the PD function. It acts as the physical connection enabling PD between the charger and your device.
Similar to PD, USB-C is a new standard that will make your life with tech easier and more streamlined. With a reversible connector, you won’t have to bother wondering which way is correct. With future devices adopting a unified connector, there’ll be no need to get a new cable or remember to pack an additional cable with every device.
We went into the design process of our Power Collection with the goal of providing a universal solution – something that simplifies your everyday carry and will last.
One feature we insisted on for both Smart Charger PD 18W and Smart Hub PD 45W is multiple ports: both the latest, PD-enabled USB-C, but also USB-A. This way, our chargers are your go-to for virtually any devices, both older and new.
Catering to the on-the-go lifestyle, we’ve always made sure our wall chargers come in an international version, with travel adaptors to keep you powered anywhere you are. With the new PD function, we knew this was even more important to have. Whether you only have 10 minutes to charge at an airport, or just want to lighten your travel carry, our Power Collection was created for effortless fast charging everywhere.
Enhanced function is of course, always a huge focus when creating our products. But just as important for us is design. With the Power Collection, we knew the momentous development of PD deserved a design to match. Distinct from the usual PD charger design, we designed ours with a uniquely flat and lightweight construction, foldable pins, and vertical USB-port access – not only an ideal space saving solution for awkwardly placed power sockets, but also the perfect travel accessory.
Featuring a stone-finish texture, accent aluminum stripe, and dust repellent, ridged silicone, our PD wall chargers are an ideal combination of both refined, considered design and leading functionality.
In this day and age, there’s no time to waste. While PD technology isn’t going to radically change our lives, the more time we’re able to save on things like charging our devices, the easier it’ll become for each of us to do more whether you’re always on-the-go or jumping between settings.
If you’re going to adopt this new standard of charging, why not opt for a solution that can travel seamlessly with you wherever you are while still retaining the style you need?