Across the globe, there are more than 3 billion gamers. If you're a fan of the Steam Deck, then you need the best Steam Deck charger out there.
But with so many options to choose from, you might not know where to begin. For starters, you need to take into consideration the functionality of available chargers, along with price and compatibility.
This helpful guide discusses Steam Deck charger wattage and the best options for your needs, including a list of great choices from Baseus. Keep reading to learn more!
What Is The Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck is a popular handheld gaming device. You can run different Windows applications and games on this device.
You can connect the Steam Deck to a computer monitor or TV using its docking station (or a Baseus charger, which we'll discuss in more detail shortly). When connected this way, your Steam Deck functions more like a household console.
Even better, the Steam Deck is designed for gamers who look for extended play options.
Steam Deck Charger Specs
Your Steam Deck uses a USB-C charger. This means your charger can power your tablet, phone, and maybe even your laptop in addition to your Steam Deck. You might even be able to find a Steam Deck charger that charges your console away from an outlet.
Steam Decks support fast charging power delivery. This is called USB Power Delivery, or USB PD for short.
Steam Deck charger specifications prefer 45W USB-C chargers. The maximum amount of power it can draw is actually closer to 40W, however. When you use a 45W USB-C charger, your Steam Deck will charge at the same rate regardless of whether you're using it.
How Long to Charge Steam Deck?
In 100 minutes, you can get your Steam Deck to 80% battery. If you want to charge your Steam Deck to 100%, you'll need to add an additional 80 minutes to your charge time. In total, it takes three hours to charge your console if it was at 0% charge.
It's safe to plug your console in and let it charge overnight. Once your Steam Deck's battery is full, it will stop charging.
If your Steam Deck battery runs down to a certain percentage, it will automatically begin to charge again until it reaches 100%. This built-in feature optimizes and protects your console's battery health in the long run and works to preserve the integrity of your device.
Can You Play a Steam Deck While Charging?
You can safely play games on your Steam Deck while it's charging. Just like when you plug it in overnight, as soon as its battery is full, your Steam Deck will stop charging.
Instead, it will switch to the power adaptor. This helps with battery health conservation so you can keep playing for hours on end.
Steam Deck Charger Wattage
Steam Deck chargers feature 45W. This means that if you need a third-party charger, it should charge at 45W as a bare minimum. This helps your Steam Deck charge as quickly as possible.
You can also use a 65W USB Type-C charger with your Steam Deck.
Best Charger for Steam Deck
When looking for the best Steam Deck chargers, consider GaN Safe Tech. These upgraded materials are ideal for charging. You can compare this technology to silicon material but with optimal performance.
When you use GaN technology you'll benefit from 5x charging speed. You'll also benefit from a charger that's 30% smaller. This means you'll have less volume of transformers.
Even better, GaN technology gives off less heat since it has superior thermal conductivity. It also dissipates heat better and is a safer material to charge devices with.
Here are some of the best chargers for your Steam Deck.
Baseus PowerMega 3 Ports Fast Charger 140W
This Steam Deck charger retails for $89.99 and is a GaN wall charger. It comes with one USB-A port and two USB-C ports. You can simultaneously charge up to three devices on this fast charger.
If you have an iPhone, this charger works excellently. You can fast charge up to 50% on your iPhone in just half an hour.
This charger offers 140W and is a PD USB-C charger. It also utilizes space-saving technology.
Other features include optimal charging performance that's 3x faster. This device works with iPhones, MacBooks, Steam Decks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and more.
You can fully charge your 13" MacBook Pro in two hours. Even better, this charger supports a variety of fast-charging protocols. Since you can charge three devices at once, Baesus Power Split (BPS) technology intelligently distributed power to these sources.
Since this charge has multiple ports, it features built-in overpower protection. As you plug in additional devices, the power momentarily pauses before reallocating to different devices.
The Baseus PowerMega 3 Ports Charger features 240V and only weighs 10 ounces, making it a lightweight option.
Baseus GaN5 4 Ports Charging Sation 67W
Another excellent option is the Beseus GaN5 4 Ports Charging Station. It retails for $59.99.
This charging station can charge your Steam Deck and a laptop and packs a powerful punch in one hybrid charger. It features an HDMI port, a USB-C port, and two USB-A ports.
Included is a full-feature data cable. You'll also experience high-speed 67W PD charging with universal compatibility.
You can use this charger with your Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch, MacBook, Samsung S22, iPhone 13, iPad, and more.
This means you won't have to worry about bulky charger blocks. You can charge multiple devices all in one convenient location.
With this charger, you also benefit from GaN technology and multi-protocol certification. Even better, GaN5 technology offers consumers higher overall chip integration. You'll also benefit from a higher energy conversion rate and a quicker response along with an overall lower temperature while your devices are charging.
This smaller charger is more convenient than other charges and can be easily carried around with you. This hub is extremely solid and comes with a Velcro cord to help keep everything organized. The built-in power cord also sets this charger apart from the competition.
Since this charger offers an HDMI hub, you can effortlessly project your Steam Deck to the TV.
Keep in mind that this charger's USB port is currently unable to support fast charging. This means it only supports USB 2.0 charging and data transmission. Since the USB port works on low-current devices, you can use it to power watches, earphones, and other types of small devices that require a minimal output of power.
Best Portable Charger for Steam Deck
Do you need a portable charger for when you're on the go? There are several options for a Steam Deck portable charger that fit the needs of any Steam Deck owner. Let's take a look at what Baseus has to offer.
Baseus Blade Laptop Power Bank 100W 20000mAh
A great portable charging option is the Baseus Blade Laptop Power Bank. It retails for $99.99 and can effortlessly charge up to four devices simultaneously.
This charger features 100W and comes in a thin design that's also lightweight. It has two-way fast charging and is only 0.7 inches thick. You can completely recharge it in an hour and a half.
Not only is it compatible with most laptops, but it's ideal for the Steam Deck.
Baseus Adaman Power Bank 65W 20000mAh
The Baseus Adaman Power Bank retails for $59.99 and is another affordable portable charging option. You can use this 4-port portable charger to charge your Steam Deck, phone, laptop, tablet, and more.
This charger features high power with its 65W and dissipates heat with its metal casing. It also features universal compatibility.
If you're looking for a compact portable charger, this model is 20% thinner than other USB-C power banks. This makes it ideal for any type of traveling.
You'll benefit from an LEd power display, along with an LED current and voltage display. This aluminum alloy power bank can fully charge a MacBook Pro in as little as 2 hours.
This charger has 60W PD input and passed the UL Safety Certification. It's energy-efficient, gives off less heat, and offers multiple protection for your devices.
Get Your Steam Deck Charger Today
When looking for a Steam Deck charger, Baseus has plenty of excellent options. Not only can you charge your Steam Deck with one of our products, but you can charge other devices simultaneously.
If you're looking for the most technologically advanced products, Baseus has you covered. We offer everything from power banks to docking stations and everything in between. Check out all of our best-selling products today!