1. maverick7526's Avatar
    The car charger in the Google Store is the same $18 car charger sold by Belkin on Amazon.com.

    Belkin USB-C Car Charger with 4-Foot Hardwired USB-C Cable (USB Type C) (3 Amp / 15 Watt) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GUVNHY8...cUvbUpU6017337
    Well sir I thank you for saving me $17 and change! **Tip of the Hat**

    **Edit**
    As long as it quick charges I'm happy. I have a tronsmart one from 2 years ago which still works but would probably charge slow.
    10-12-2017 10:50 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure 15W (5V 3A) is the minimum for "fast" charging.
    10-12-2017 10:54 PM
  3. e30ernest's Avatar
    It's not a power delivery compliant charger. And he probably is buying a 2 XL. It will charge slow. Not to mention you have to use the right cable too.
    No I'm just getting the smaller Pixel 2 to replace my 6P. I'm using the charger now for my 6P, charges in the car fine. It's definitely not as fast as the supplied fast wall charger of the 6P. However it does a much better job than most other "car chargers" I've borrowed while traveling.

    Those chargers a lot of people use to charge their iPhones in their cars just slows down the rate my phone was discharging rather than actually charging it.
    10-12-2017 10:58 PM
  4. maverick7526's Avatar
    Read the reviews before you buy! Sounds like Google wants you to use their charger after one of the reviews I read. The chargers look the exact same to me. Like I've said before, Benson Leung has picked out one Pixel charger on Amazon and it doesn't have the greatest reviews.
    I remember that one. The vinsinc one i believe. It didn't have cables, it was just the nub for the cigarette lighter. You were right though, this is the exact same charger in Google's website down to specs and everything. It should be ok. It matches Google's website. We'll see soon enough. I can't wait to get my hands on this phone.
    10-12-2017 11:05 PM
  5. maverick7526's Avatar
    I like detachable cables. Glad Amazon gives you an option.
    I hear you. I don't mind either or. My car has USB ports, but they charge slow other wise I would just get cables.
    10-12-2017 11:38 PM
  6. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and buy the Google one for $35. For a car charger that's a bit pricey, but it's Google approved so it should be fine.
    I felt that way when I bought the "Google approved" Belkin USB-C PD car charger last year for the Pixel XL, until it was revealed to be non-compliant with the mandated USB-C PD specs, occasionally actually actively discharging current into my car's electrical system... Belkin went on to recall the product, offering refunds or a lower model as a replacement, but Google continued to maintain it on their site for a very long time even after being advised of the non-compliance issue.

    That said, the one currently offered should be fine, though it isn't USB-C PD compliant, so won't offer the fastest charging.

    I'm not sure, but it appears from general reading that Google is only supporting USB-C PD for full rapid-charging, and not embracing all of the fast-charging methods afforded by Qualcomm's QuickCharge 4.0 (which is baked into the Snapdragon 835, and has full integration of the USB-C PD specs). This would allow for a much wider array of possible rapid-charging solutions.
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    10-13-2017 10:22 AM
  7. Tampa_Scott's Avatar
    10-13-2017 12:04 PM
  8. dsignori's Avatar
    Couple of important notes:

    Regarding the Belkin charger, the one they introduced supporting USB-C PD around the time of the first Pixels is NON-COMPLIANT and potentially dangerous, to the point Belkin actually acknowledged the issue and offered refunds / other-model replacements. I don't know if the ones available online are updated and fixed or not, but even if so, I'd be hesitant to buy from any 3rd party to avoid getting the old stock (again presuming the item was updated to be compliant). What did non-compliant mean? What I noticed was that with the ignition off and the phone connected, it would actually actively discharge the phone dumping power into the outlet (PD can operate 2-way) potentially damaging the car's electrical system, and in violation of the spec.

    Regarding other chargers that are 'QC' or 'PowerIQ,' etc... Pixels won't charge at truly high speeds with those, as they aren't running under the Qualcomm QC specifications.

    The one I've been using the past few months indicates it is PD-compliant, and seems to be operating at the full rapid-speed, with none of the quirky discharge issues from Belkin, but I can't say with authority if it is fully compliant or not. It doesn't support all of the PD charging voltage combos, but does support the 2A/9V peak one used on the Pixel ('16) and is inexpensive, with a regular USB-out as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6023398

    Thanks for this. I had another one I used for my Pixel XL that worked fine, but didn't seem to always rapid charge for some reason (only sometimes). It was USB PD, had the 9 X 2 output, but still was inconsistent regarding rapid charging. Still it worked fine.

    I picked up the one you mentioned here and it does seem to always rapid charge, which is great. Thanks for the info.
    10-17-2017 06:10 AM
  9. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I've been using this for my 6P the past two years :

    AUKEY Car Charger with USB C Port & Dual AiPower Ports for LG G5, Nexus 6P/5X, Samsung, iPhone & More | Qualcomm Certified https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TGGH4E...cUvbUpU6027116

    It does rapid charging through the USB C port for my 6P while allowing charging for other USB A devices. Haven't had any problems with it.
    I just want to confirm with everyone that the above charger that I've had for a few years continues to work well with the Pixel 2, rapid charging and all. I would highly recommend it.
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