6 Best Fast Charg­ing USB‑C to Light­ning Cables That You Can Buy

Namrata Gogoi

Time is money.

With phones doing a major portion of our work, it's only natural that you'd want your Apple iPhone to remain fully charged at all times. And the situation is similar when the charge on your iPhone depletes — you'd want to top it up in the quickest time possible. Enter Fast charge. Introduced in the iPhone 8, this technique lets you quickly top up your phone when you couple it with a compatible 18W charger.

6 Best Fast Charging USB C to Lightning Cables That You Can Buy

In this post, we will be looking at the best USB-C to lightning cables with fast charging that can juice your devices as fast as the wind. Okay, I went too far with that, but you get the gist.

Just team it with a compatible adapter, and you'll have a fully-charged phone with you in no time.

1. Anker Powerline+II Lightning Cable

Anker Powerline+ Lightning Cable

Why should you buy the Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cable? Well, I can think of two reasons, other than the fact it can fast charge your iPhone. Firstly, the Powerline+ II cable is tough, durable and will last you a long time. If we go by the company's claim, this lightning cable can withstand around 30,000 bends. Great, right? Secondly, it MFi-certified, meaning that you will get no compatibility issues when plugging it to your iPhone or iPad.

The wire is heavily braided. Not only does it protect your phone better, but it also gives you a better grip.

3 Best Fast Charging USB C to Lightning Cables That You Can Buy Anker Powerline II

For now, it's available in Red and Black.

2. Nomad USB-C to Lightning Cable

Nomad USB-C to Lightning Cable

Another USB-C lightning cable that you can consider is the one from Nomad. Compared to most products, it's priced a bit higher. However, the construction and the quality of the materials makes up for the steep price. These Nomad USB-C to Lightning Cable are made of double-braided Kevlar to withstand the test of time. The same can be said of the strain relief and the connectors as well.

Again, the length of 3 meters means you do not have to sit near a power outlet to carry on your work. When you are not charging your iPhone, the extra length of the wire can easily be held by the built-in silicone cable tie. The build of this simple cable tie is at par with the rest of the product.

Nomad claims that the said cable can charge your iPhone to 50% in around 30 minutes when paired with a compatible adapter, and many users seem to back up this claim.

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User response has been pretty amazing for this cable, with users recommending it for its great build quality and the elegant look that it brings to the table.

3. Mophie USB-C Fast Charge Cable with Lightning Connector

Mophie USB-C Fast Charge Cable with Lightning Connector

If 3 meter is a little long for your needs, you can check out the 2 meter long lightning cable from Mophie. Similar to its counterparts above, it has a braided nylon exterior to which makes it more durable. At the same time, the strain relief also has a durable construction, and the dual-color tone gives it a premium look.

Furthermore, Mophie also includes a two-year warranty with this cable.

4. Ugreen USB-C to Lightning Cable

Ugreen USB-C to Lightning Cable

Up next, we have the Ugreen USB-C to Lightning Cable. Like most products on this list, this one also has a nylon braiding to protect the cable from splitting in the long run. It's an MFi-certified cable meaning it's compatible with other Apple products like iPad, iPad Air, among others.

The charging power and the build quality is great for the price. This cable has been rated 4.6-stars with over 80% positive stars with users speaking highly of fast charging prowess, cord length, and durability.

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The Ugreen USB-C to Lightning Cable is available in two colors Grey and Green.

5. AmazonBasics USB-C to Lightning Cable

AmazonBasics USB-C to Lightning Cable

If you are searching for inexpensive options for fast charging lightning cables, the one by AmazonBasics makes for a good choice. A stark difference between it and the products mentioned so far is that it doesn't have a braided exterior. However, let that not deter you from trying out this product, for the company claims that this MFi certified cable could withstand up to 4,000 bends.

So far, this product has managed to rake up around 66% positive reviews with users liking it for its fast charging and durable construction. Do note that it might turn out to be a bit stiffer than its Apple counterpart.

Best Fast Charging USB C to Lightning Cables That You Can Buy Amazon Basics2

The best part of the AmazonBasic cable has several options. For now, you can pick between 1-foot, 3-foot, and 6-foot. And hey, you also get to choose between the red and black color options.

6. Quntis Lightning to USB-C

Quntis Lightning to USB-C

Last but not least, we have the Quntis Lightning to USB-C cable. Like its AmazonBasics counterpart, this cable is inexpensive and doesn't have a braided exterior. Instead, it's crux is the long length of 6-foot, which makes it flexible to carry on your work. At the same time, this cable also does a pretty great job of fast data transfers.

The construction is sound, and when properly handled, it will likely last you a decent amount of time. Till now, it has amassed great reviews with users praising its length.

However, it's worth noting that the strain relief is a tad short. So, you might want to be careful with it, should you buy this product.

If you are also searching for a compatible power adapter, you might want to check out the Quntis 18W wall charger.

As Fast as Sonic the Hedgehog

Gone are the times when you had to leave the iPhone plugged to the charger all night to top it up. Now, all you need to do is find the right power adapter and the right cable to complete the circle. And you will have a fully charged phone in no time.

Next up: Do you want to connect your Apple Mac­Book Pro to the LAN? Read the following article to discover the best Eth­er­net adapters.


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.