Apple Watch Series 7 Fast Charging Requires 5W or Greater USB-C PD Adapter

Apple Watch Series 7 features a new charging technology that charges up to 33% faster than Series 6. It can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.

Apple provides a USB-C charging cable with fast charging capability. It is also available separately. Apple has not yet provided any details about the wattage of the adapter required for fast charging. Apple Watches no longer come with a power adapter. Users will have to purchase their own.

Apple today announced that any of its USB C power adapters with a rating of 18 watts or more will allow fast charging for the new Apple Watch Series 7. Third-party USB-C adapters rated 5 watts and higher will support fast charging, provided they support USB Power Delivery (USB PD) protocol.

Fast charging requires an Apple USB C Magnetic Fast Charging Cable. The cable is made of aluminum and has a USB-C connector. These power adapters are also required: Apple 18W-20W, 29W-30W, 30W-31W, 61W and 87W.

An identical third-party USB C power adapter, which supports USB Power Delivery (USB PD) of 5W and greater

Apple claims that fast charging isn't available in Argentina, India or Vietnam. However, the company has not provided any explanation.