Pixel 2 Can Charge Even Faster Thanks to its 18-Watt Power Adapter – Supports Adapters With Higher Power Delivery Than This

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The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both support faster charging out of the box and while the company has not bundled freebies like high-quality earbuds, what the accessories list does feature is a power brick that is able to deliver a high amount of wattage so these phones can reach their battery capacities to 100 percent at unbelievable rates. Plus, there is an even bigger surprise awaiting you should you decide to purchase any one of the two models.

Google Pixel 2 Ships With an 18-Watt Type-C USB Power Adapter, but Is Able to Support 27W Through USB-PD Chargers

Though you get an 18-watt power adapter in the packaging of the Google Pixel 2, both flagships can take it one step further by being compliant with USB-PD chargers that can deliver up to 27 watts of power. For all those complaining about the lack of wireless charging on these two phones, here is the best alternative that you can get in return. Also, for those that are not aware, here is something special for the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL models:

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“These new phones, of course, use USB Type-C connectors and implement USB Power Delivery for fast charging. They ship with 18W Type-C + PD power adapters.

New this year is that these phones can support up to 27W charging from compliant PD chargers.

Also, a point about the software is that starting in Android Oreo, Pixel phones (including 2016 Pixel models and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL) now implements Type-C and PD support using the new Type-C Port Manager in the Linux kernel.

The last bit means that you are free to purchase a Type-C USB-PD charger for your 2016 or 2017 Pixel models and experience fast-charging like you’ve never before. It also means that you will be able to take advantage of power banks that support USB-PD.

Isn’t this something special for those that are short on time but can get ample battery life for just 15 minutes’ worth of charging? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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