If you’ve been paying attention to the latest generation of chargers and USB specs, you know the days of slow charging are numbered. Modern USB-C Power Delivery chargers can fast-charge compatible devices in a fraction of the time of older devices thanks to their 100-watt power capacity. Aukey’s 100-watt Power Delivery charger is just such a beast. Usually selling for $55, you can get the Aukey 100-watt Power Delivery charger for $41, which is 26% off. To get that deal, be sure to clip the coupon on the product page and apply discount code CHEAPPAB5 at checkout. This new class of PD charger is super important, because — especially as mobile devices slowly but surely migrate to USB-C — you’ll be able to charge everything you own, from laptop to earbuds to phone and tablet, with a single charger and cable. And charging will happen fast. 100 watts is a lot of power (that’s enough to run 20 volts at 5 amps because power = voltage times current), which means the Aukey can charge an iPhone 11 Pro in 1.5 hours, an 11-inch iPad Pro in 1.7 hours, or a 16-inch MacBook Pro in 1.9 hours.
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In principle, the Aukey charger should be compatible with any USB-C-equipped PD device, which now includes a couple of dozen laptops from Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus and more, along with countless USB-C phones and tablets. It even charges the Nintendo Switch. And if you like the idea of portability, it’s small. Measuring about 2.25 x 2.25 x 1.25 inches, it’s half the size of Apple’s admittedly oversized 96-watt USB-C charger.Unfortunately, I recently bought a laptop and it still uses a proprietary charging port. I kick myself daily for not holding out for a USB-C PD laptop. If you were smarter than I was, here’s your chance to nab an excellent charger for it and all your other USB-C devices. You can take advantage of this deal between now and July 15, while supplies last. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.