1. Ry's Avatar
    Google Pixel 2 will offer even faster charge speeds with a 27W adapter https://www.androidcentral.com/googl...t-27w-chargers


    update: nope.

    Updated on October 6, 2017 – Well, looks like the Pixel 2 won't charge faster after all. Google released a statement after we published this post to clarify that, while the USB port on the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL is technically capable of supporting 27W charging, the circuitry and battery itself are not. In other words, you'll be limited to 18W charge speeds no matter what. We apologize for the confusion.
    modifier likes this.
    10-05-2017 10:47 AM
  2. modifier's Avatar
    Glad I have a 27W/3A adapter sitting on my desk ready to go.

    I still plan to slow-charge overnight with an 850mA adapter just to save stress on the battery. That should take about 3-4 hours depending on initial charge level.
    10-05-2017 11:11 AM
  3. Ziich47's Avatar
    Woohoo. Using the s8 I miss real fast charging. I am currently on the fence regarding this device and this doesn't make it any easier
    10-05-2017 11:18 AM
  4. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    I still plan to slow-charge overnight with an 850mA adapter just to save stress on the battery.
    Exactly why I wish Google had brought back wireless charging as on the Nexus 6. I'm gonna miss that once I make the switch. This aluminum or glass nonsense has got to end some time.
    10-05-2017 11:26 AM
  5. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    hmm, I have a 39W Aukey QC 3.0 charger. I guess I'm good.
    10-05-2017 11:36 AM
  6. Law2138's Avatar
    hmm, I have a 39W Aukey QC 3.0 charger. I guess I'm good.
    So you ordered!!?! My man!
    10-05-2017 11:45 AM
  7. Googlepixelxl2's Avatar
    Exactly why I wish Google had brought back wireless charging as on the Nexus 6. I'm gonna miss that once I make the switch. This aluminum or glass nonsense has got to end some time.
    Well, what's your solution? HTC started the all metal build. I like it personally. In the military we say if you are going to complain, make sure you have a solution too.
    10-05-2017 11:52 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    hmm, I have a 39W Aukey QC 3.0 charger. I guess I'm good.
    ...which one?

    Is this a USB C charger?
    10-05-2017 01:33 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Very interesting .
    10-05-2017 01:43 PM
  10. dsignori's Avatar
    I think .... This one might work under the new specs?

    Specifications
    Input: AC 100–240V
    USB-C Output: (PDO) 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 2.25A, 15V 1.8A, 20V 1.35A; (PPS) 3–11V 3A
    Total Power Output: 27W
    Dimensions: 55 x 50 x 28mm / 2.17" x 1.97" x 1.10"
    Weight: 73g / 2.57oz
    10-05-2017 02:58 PM
  11. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    ...which one?

    Is this a USB C charger?
    this one, it's unavailable now

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6006158
    10-05-2017 03:12 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Yeah I don't think that one's gonna give you 27W charging on a Pixel 2.
    10-05-2017 03:26 PM
  13. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Yeah I don't think that one's gonna give you 27W charging on a Pixel 2.
    Probably won't, but I'm not gonna get a newer one. Lol
    10-05-2017 03:27 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    I think .... This one might work under the new specs?

    Specifications
    Input: AC 100–240V
    USB-C Output: (PDO) 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 2.25A, 15V 1.8A, 20V 1.35A; (PPS) 3–11V 3A
    Total Power Output: 27W
    Dimensions: 55 x 50 x 28mm / 2.17" x 1.97" x 1.10"
    Weight: 73g / 2.57oz
    That should work.

    So should this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y427WT7...cUvbUpU6006186
    dsignori likes this.
    10-05-2017 03:30 PM
  15. dsignori's Avatar
    Cool, thanks.
    10-05-2017 03:36 PM
  16. KillerQ's Avatar
    This one also looks great and has great reviews:

    Maxboost Quick Charge 3.0 30W 2-Port USB Wall Charger, QC 3.0 USB for Galaxy S8/S7/edge,Note 8/5/4/2,LG G6 G5,HTC One A9/M9, Nexus 5x 6P,Pixel 2 XL; mSmart Tech. w/2.4A USB for iPhone X 8 7 Plus,iPad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFX5AV0...cUvbUpU6007182
    10-06-2017 07:11 AM
  17. dsignori's Avatar
    This one also looks great and has great reviews:

    Maxboost Quick Charge 3.0 30W 2-Port USB Wall Charger, QC 3.0 USB for Galaxy S8/S7/edge,Note 8/5/4/2,LG G6 G5,HTC One A9/M9, Nexus 5x 6P,Pixel 2 XL; mSmart Tech. w/2.4A USB for iPhone X 8 7 Plus,iPad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFX5AV0...cUvbUpU6007384
    That one is a "Quick Charge" model. Pixels don't use Qualcomms "Quick Charge".

    You want to look for USB PD (Power Delivery) models for the fastest charging for Pixel devices. The PD 2.0 or 3.0 models are probably even better.
    rbernard80 likes this.
    10-06-2017 09:49 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    update: nope.

    Updated on October 6, 2017 – Well, looks like the Pixel 2 won't charge faster after all. Google released a statement after we published this post to clarify that, while the USB port on the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL is technically capable of supporting 27W charging, the circuitry and battery itself are not. In other words, you'll be limited to 18W charge speeds no matter what. We apologize for the confusion.
    modifier likes this.
    10-06-2017 04:15 PM
  19. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Mass returns to Amazon next week!
    10-06-2017 04:26 PM
  20. Dismaster's Avatar
    Mass returns to Amazon next week!
    Good timing for me, I have one in my Amazon cart but have not pulled the trigger yet so I am okay with this.
    10-06-2017 04:33 PM
  21. sacerdos's Avatar
    This is a good thing for me. Last year I used a charger from Amazon (Anker), and it fried my brand new phone on the first day. Since then I only use the one that came with ghe phone.
    Dismaster likes this.
    10-06-2017 05:24 PM
  22. Funkpod's Avatar
    Questions:
    1. Is an 18W charger the same as a Quick Charge charger?

    I have a Nexus 6 w/ 2 quick charge (2.0?) chargers.
    2. Will those charge my (hopefully soon) new Pixel 2 XL?

    3. Will they QuickCharge the Pixel 2 XL? Or just normal charge.

    4. What's the difference?

    5. Is there any difference between a USB-C to USC-C cable vs. a USB-C to USB-Normal cable as for charging this phone? meaning, do i need to get a car charger, external battery, etc, that has USB-C inputs?
    Thanks for any input!!!
    10-18-2017 11:37 AM
  23. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Questions:
    1. Is an 18W charger the same as a Quick Charge charger?

    I have a Nexus 6 w/ 2 quick charge (2.0?) chargers.
    2. Will those charge my (hopefully soon) new Pixel 2 XL?

    3. Will they QuickCharge the Pixel 2 XL? Or just normal charge.

    4. What's the difference?

    5. Is there any difference between a USB-C to USC-C cable vs. a USB-C to USB-Normal cable as for charging this phone? meaning, do i need to get a car charger, external battery, etc, that has USB-C inputs?
    Thanks for any input!!!
    1. Not necessarily. QC is a specific technology developed by Qualcomm and supported (at different levels - QC 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and now 4.0) that requires a QC-compatible charger to work at its fastest. Note that while the Pixels' Snapdragon 835 is QC 4.0-compatible (and also compatible with all earlier versions), the Pixels do not support the QC charging profiles, preferring rather the USB-C PD ("Power Delivery") methodology at a max of 9v2A.

    2. They will charge it, and at a decent rate, but not as fast as PD-chargers.

    3. They will 'normal' charge it, though faster than lower-current chargers. Worth noting that both QC and PD chargers, when paired with compatible phones, charge at varying current and voltage to minimize charge time, particularly when the battery is very low.

    4. Answered above.

    5. USB-C PD requires USB-C connections on both the charger and handset, as well as a 'proper' USB-C cable. Please be very careful when buying any 3rd party chargers and cables, as there are a lot of them out there that are not compliant with even the basic USB-C specifications (often lacking a mandatory 56kΩ pull-up resistor), and using them have the potential to cause catastrophic damage to your device. Even generally reliable and well-known "premier" manufacturers are guilty of this failure. There are 2 USB-C PD battery packs available currently - one by Anker, one by RavPower. Both are 'safe,' but the Anker doesn't support the 9v2A profile used by the Pixels. The RavPower is the best bet

    I recommend referencing a spreadsheet created by Benson Leung, a Google engineer, showing his test results on compliance and safety of a number of different accessories (I don't think this has been updated in a while, so there are likely a lot of newer items available that would be good, but the ones marked as safe are still perfectly good choices).

    Also, bear in mind that USB-C PD is certainly the fastest way to recharge, but other high current charges will still recharge it at a pretty good rate.
    Funkpod likes this.
    10-19-2017 08:38 AM
  24. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I have a Google 22.5 with 2 inputs that I got for my Pixel C and Pixel XL...wonder how fast it will charge.
    10-19-2017 08:48 AM
  25. Funkpod's Avatar
    THANK YOU! THIS is the response I needed! Okay, to summarize.

    1. my moto current chargers should charge my phone, just not super fast.

    2. it would be relatively safe to use these.

    3. When looking for a new charger, get one that is both USB-C on both ends and is USB-C PD certified? (and look on the spreadsheet for confirmed ones)

    Did i process that correctly?

    THANK YOU!
    10-20-2017 11:44 AM

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