I don’t usually need an in-car charger, and for the past 3 years I’ve used whatever is available. OnePlus sent the 30W Warp Charge car charger along with the OnePlus 7 series, and it served me well whenever I needed to charge the phone on the go.
The charger came with a single USB-A port and was fine with OnePlus phones, but limited to 10W for other devices. Again, not a big deal as I only used it occasionally, and most of the time, I went with OnePlus phones when I finished my review commitments.
The express shipping industry has made significant gains over the past two years, and with Best Android Phones Now offering 65W or 80W technology as standard, I wanted to switch to a new charger that works with the latest charging technology along with USB PD.
This is where OPPO comes in; The manufacturer’s SuperVOOC technology is among the best in the segment – which OnePlus also uses – and in the past 18 months, OPPO has done a great job integrating the USB PD standard into its chargers.
Most of the OPPO and OnePlus phones I’ve used this year come with a combined charger that works with SuperVOOC and USB PD. And while OPPO has not cared much about accessories in the past, that situation changed in 2022, and the brand revealed its 80W SuperVOOC car charger a few months ago. This charger is notable because it has a USB-A and USB-C port, and it also works with USB PD.
In short, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a car charger, and after using it for over a month, I can say with some confidence that it’s a really great product.
The fact that you get two ports here makes the charger even more versatile. The USB-A port works with SuperVOOC and has up to 80W, and the USB-C port has up to 30W via USB PD 3.0. Here is a summary of the energy profiles:
- USB-A (SuperVOOC): 5V/3A (15W), 5V/6A (30W), 9V/2A (18W), 11V/7.3A (80W)
- USB-C (USB PD): 5V/3A (15W), 9V/3A (27W), 12V/2.5A (30W), 15V/2A (30W), 3.3V-11V/3A (30W) watts max)
- USB-A + USB-C (63W max): 11V/3A (33W) +15V/2A (30W), 11V/3A (33W) +12V/2.5A (30W), 11V/3A (33W) + 9V/3A (27W), 11V/3A (33W)+ 5V/3A (15W), 9V/2A (18W) + 12V/2.5A (30W), 5V/3A (15W) + 12V/2.5A (30W), 5V/4A (20W) + 5V/3A (15W) , 10V/4.5A (45W) + 5V/3A (15W)
The USB-A port works well with older OnePlus phones too thanks to its ability to reach 5V at 6A (up to 30W), but it excels with devices up to 80W. I used it with OnePlus 10 Pro To test its efficiency, he was able to fully charge the device in less than 45 minutes. But what I like most about this charger is the fact that it has USB PD technology as well; I used it with none phone (1)And the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the S22 Ultra And it was just as fast as a 33W USB PD wall charger.
When using both ports simultaneously, the USB-A option reverts to 33 watts with USB-C at 30 watts. Honestly, that’s perfectly fine since you can charge two phones simultaneously, and I haven’t seen any problems when using the Reno 8 Pro charging with the Galaxy S22 Ultra at the same time.
The OPPO 80W SuperVOOC car charger includes the usual overcurrent and overvoltage protection, and there are built-in safeguards to cut off power if it exceeds thermal limits. There is also an LED ring around the charger that lights up when in use, and the charger itself is lightweight at 44 grams.
There’s good news if you’re looking to get your hands on a charger. OPPO sells the charger in its home market, but outside of China, it is sold under the OnePlus brand. The charger first appeared in North America with the name OnePlus SUPERVOOC 80W Car Charger (Opens in a new tab)It is available for $39. They are currently sold out, but should be resold soon. OnePlus sells the charger in other major markets as well, including the UK and India.
I wasn’t a huge fan of OnePlus’ integration with OPPO, but if it means we get the kind of accessory that was previously limited to China, I’m all for it.