Chinese publication Chongdiantou tested 11 adapters from Apple to find out which one is best for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Po Max. The two devices tested are not accidental: the batteries of the base models support a maximum charging power of 25W, while the Pro versions support 27W.

Photo: Chongdiantou

Blocks with a power of up to 18 to 140 watts were tested. 30 W can be considered the best option: with this adapter, the average charging power was 26.28 W for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and about 25 W for the iPhone 14. There was no significant difference when using more powerful units.

iPhone 14 Pro Max charging power when using different adapters Apple / Chongdiantou

Interestingly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max was briefly able to charge around 29W when using the outdated 29W adapter that came with the 12-inch MacBook and was discontinued in 2018.

The base version has also been tested with third-party chargers like Baseus, Ugreen, Anker, Huawei, and Xiaomi. It turned out that blocks of 20-25 W give out only 19-21 W, but with adapters from 30 W, stable charging at 25 W is already underway.

Photo: Chongdiantou

By comparison, last year’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max charge at 23W and 27W, respectively (although only 20W have been officially reported).

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