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Xiaomi 45W USB-C Adaptor review: Perfect for new iPhones

Xiaomi 45W USB-C Adaptor review: Perfect for new iPhones

The Xiaomi 45W USB-C (CDQ02ZM) power adaptor will charge your smartphone, iPad, Nintendo Switch or your notebook quickly, and is compact enough to carry around without being a burden.

Quick specs

  • Supports PD 2.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Retractable pins (China/US compatible)
  • USB-C to USB-C cable included

Apple's recent move to exclude a power adaptor with its new iPhone 12 smartphones also increases the likelihood other brands will follow suit soon. If you are looking for a power adaptor that can charge your notebook, smartphone, or tablet quickly, this 45W Xiaomi adaptor fits the bill. The USB-C port on the adaptor means you'll need a Type-C to Type-C cable (for most modern smartphones, tablets, and notebooks) or a Type-C to Lightning cable (for iPhones and some iPads). 

Meant for use in China, this adaptor has two flat parallel pins which can be folded in when not in use, making it more compact. This means it will fit into a wall socket in China and the U.S., while an adaptor may be needed depending on where you use it. Weighing just 101g, this 45W Xiaomi power adaptor is just slightly heavier than most smartphone fast chargers, and is lighter than many notebook adaptors.

Credit: John Chan/Can Buy or Not
Credit: John Chan/Can Buy or Not

Supporting USB PD (Power Delivery) 2.0 and Quick Charge 3.0, with outputs rated 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/2A, and 20V/2.25A, most smartphones that support fast charging will enjoy quick top-ups with the Xiaomi 45W USB USB-C power adaptor. Depending on the adaptor that came with your notebook, this charger may also be an upgrade for that. Take for example, the latest Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which come with 30W and 61W USB-C power adaptors, respectively. So when it comes to charging speed, the 45W Xiaomi adaptor will be an upgrade over your MacBook Air charger, and a downgrade from the MacBook Pro's.

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The Xiaomi 45W USB Type-C power adaptor costs S$29.90 on Lazada with a free travel adaptor or at Shopee. In comparison, a 30W USB-C power adaptor from Apple goes for $65. If you are in the market for a second adaptor for your notebook, or just don't have a USB-C one after buying the new iPhone 12, the Xiaomi 45W USB Type-C power adaptor is a good choice. If you're just looking for a Nintendo Switch power adaptor, then check out the Genki Convert Dock.

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Value-for-money USB-C fast charger that gets the job done

Available at Lazada
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