Fast Charging Your iPhone X With A USB-C to Lightning Cable

Fast Charging Your iPhone X With A USB-C to Lightning Cable

Fast charging is undoubtedly one of the most efficient features introduced in the world of smartphones. With the help of these fast-charging cables, users are finally able to charge their phones quickly without having to be offline for long.However, in order to use them properly, you must use the right iPhone charging cables and chargers. As good as iPhones are, they may not come with everything you need out of the box. To experience the best performance of iPhone X fast charging, we recommend a USB-C lightning cable for iPhone and a good quality USB-C charger.

How Does Fast Charging Work?


The lightning connector of Apple found on iPhones can be considered as a different type of USB connector. It withstands the same USB rules of data transfer and power. In fact, it has the same rate of data transfer as USB 2.0 and before the iPhone 8 was introduced, would only charge at 5V 1A (5W). Nevertheless, when Apple brought in support for USB Power Delivery (PD) in the iPhone 8, it took the charging capabilities of the iPhones to a whole other level. USB PD widens power capabilities up to 100W by opening up support beyond 5V, all the way to 20V. Basically, these higher power rates must be negotiated between the phone and the charger so that both support the USB PD protocol. Fortunately, if you have the right iPhone accessories, then you will be able to charge your iPhone X from 0% to 50% battery in just 20 minutes.

Fast Charging Your iPhone X With A USB-C to Lightning Cable

Fast Charging Your iPhone X


This ultimate life-changing feature of fast charging was initially introduced with the iPhone 8 that made its debut along with the iPhone X in 2017. Unfortunately, neither of the two were shipped with a charger that that had a sufficient wattage to take benefit from it. The iPhone 8 and X are sold with a 5W USB charger and a standard Fast Charging cable for iPhone which do the job of charging your iPhone. However, they do not charge your phone quickly.

You need a charger with a higher wattage for fast charging. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are both sold with a USB-C 18W charger. It allows you to charge your iPhone quickly, however, you will have to purchase your own fast-charging accessories for the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR as well as iPhone 8.

The Apple brandsells those chargers and iPhone charging cables if you want to buy an original one. But of course, it costs a lot more. As an alternative, all you have to do is buy a fast-charging USB-C, 18W charger from an online source. You can also buy a 30W USB-C wall charger that is universal as well as low-profile. It allows you to charge all your devices, be it your iPhone X or MacBook or even your iPad.

Many iPhone users worry that higher wattage cable chargers may damage their phones but don’t worry. As studies show, you can use up to 87W chargers with your iPhone over USB-C, your phone itself regulates how much power it draws, so it will not overcharge and damage itself.

McDodo iPhone chargers are of excellent quality. If you go with a cable or a charger of an unknown brand, you may be putting your phone’s life at risk. We at McDodo, have endless types of charging cables in our collection, whether lightning cables for iPhones or fast charging cables for iPhones, we have got you covered.

Future-proofing Your iPhone X Fast Charging


One of the best characteristics of a USB-C charger with a USB-C to lightning cable is that it future-proofs your device. Apple is dynamic and we can expect it to transition to using USB-C on iPhones instead of lightning. Although you may not use your USB-C to lightning cable when those future devices will be introduced, you will have a USB-C charger with a high wattage ready to roll. It means that you will be able to fast charge any upcoming Apple devices without any difficulty.
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