Most phones are now using fast charging or Dash charging technology. I have an Oppo phone that has a 65W charger and it finishes charging fully within an hour or less. Xiaomi, Oneplus, and other Chinese brands also introduced fast-charging USB-C ports in their budget segment of Android devices.
iPhone 8 to upwards is also using this fast charging technology. iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12, 11, X, XS, XR, 8, and iPhone SE – have fast charging capability. You need to buy a USB-C to lighting cable and a USB-C PD power adapter.
USB-C PD power adapters can provide up to 100 watts of power. This is required to charge laptops and other devices that need more power than the regular USB-C can provide.
Remember that, all the USB-C chargers are not a PD devices and you can’t charge all USB-C port-included devices with a regular USB-C charger.
Now the question is does it all depend on the charger/adapter or the cable is responsible for the fast charging too?
The short answer is “YES, they do.”
If you use a fast charging adapter and phone, but your cable isn’t capable of fast charging (USB-PD, USB power delivery). It is not going to work.
The cable is responsible in a way for the handshake between your phone and charger to let them communicate like:-
Phone: Hey can I charge at x Watt?
Charger: I can give you x, y, or z Watt, Which one do you want?
Phone: I want x Watt.
Some fast charge protocols such as SuperVOOC, Warp charge, Dash charge, etc. use special cables with an additional pin to transfer the higher amount of power and they will need their own cables to fast charge at their rated speed.
Choose a good quality fast charging cable. We prefer the braided cables over the normal rubber-coated ones. As the braided cables use nylon as their outer protective layer, which increases the cable’s durability.
Here are some of the good fast charging cables: