Speeding Lives with Easy and Fast Charging
Gadgets play a vital role in our daily routine. Mobile Phones are one of those gadgets and we all understand their importance in our lives. We are used to saving and keeping all our personal information on our mobile phones just for a simple reason – they are handy and they have a major factor in portability.
We are so involved in our mobile phones these days that we prefer completing most of our work on those little devices. To make these mobile phones more compatible with our work, companies keep on introducing innovative technology that enhances the product and also adds a speed factor to them. The more advancements are made in the software, the better performance it gives in return.
Enhanced technology is very fruitful but there is a drawback that cannot be neglected. The major problem with high configuration mobile phones is the drainage of battery. To overcome this drawback and to fill the gap, companies have started producing fast chargers that not only help the consumers with fast charging but also maintains the good health of the batteries.
Today, we are going to talk about these chargers and would understand what exactly a fast charger means and what are the different types of fast chargers introduced in the market.
What is Fast Charging?
We all know that the output of charge is measured in amperage and voltage. Amperage is the amount of electricity flowing through the battery and voltage is the strength of the electric current. When you multiply volts with amps, the outcome turns out to the Wattage which is the measuring unit of total power.
Now, to make a device charge faster companies boost the amperage or vary the voltage to increase the amount of potential energy. Let’s talk about the numeric values that would help you understand in a better way.
Most of the phones that we use are capable of handling 5V/2.4A of power, which is a common electricity flow. For fast charging, companies have to either increase amperage or they need to make changes in the voltage. Generally, companies prefer increasing the voltage up to 9 or 12 V but there are times when you might witness some chargers with increased Amperage power for up to 3A or more.
Make sure that you do not mistake your phone to charge quickly when connected to a fast charger. The properties of a fast charger can only work when your device is capable of handling that much power. If the battery of your mobile phone is a general battery then there would not be any effect even if you connect it to a fast charger.
Type of Fast Charger
There are mainly 7 types of chargers for Fast charging that are available in the market and are successfully helping their potential customers.
Qual comm Quick Charger
It is the most common fast charging standard. There are mainly 3 variants available that include Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0 and Quick Charge 4+.
Quick Charge 2.0 bumps the voltage of the charger in between 5V, 9V and 12V depending upon the charger that you are using. The 3.0 variant increases the voltage up to 20V. Now, talking about Quick Charge 4+, it is different from its fellow members, it increases Amperage rather than increasing Voltage. These chargers are generally used in the C-type cable and they can generate up to 28W of power without heating.
MediaTek Pump Express
Certain mobile sets powered by MediaTek, use pump express for their charging. There are two variants of Pump Express chargers available that include Pump Express and Pump Express 2.0. Both focus on increasing charging speed while bumping to 3-4.5A and 9-12V respectively.
Apart from them, you can also find Pump Express 3.0 and 4.0 that provide great efficiency.
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
The Adaptive Fast Chargers are not very common but they work similarly to the above-listed standards. They also bump voltage and amperage but works in some Samsung mobiles only.
OPPO Super VOOC Flash Charge
VOOC is OPPO’s proprietary charger and you will find these chargers compatible only with OPPO phones. The chargers in this segment, focus on increasing amperage rather than going for voltage. The specialty about these chargers, they can transfer 4A current at 5V, helping in a fast charging for your phone.
OnePlus Dash Charging
Dash Chargers are available only with the mobile series of OnePlus. Being licensed from OPPO, they have all the qualities just like VOOC charger achieving an output of 20W.
Huawei Super Charge
The Huawei super charge technology works by varying voltage and amperage. This allows you to get impressive outputs for a different amount of power supply. Some of the figures, 5W can be achieved from 5V/1A, 18W from 9V/2A and so on.
These chargers are a bit different from regular fast chargers as they do not come built in the devices. Rather, these chargers identify the device connected and vary the voltage and amperage output according to the device.
These are some of the fast charging technologies that are successfully running in the market. They have one or the other quality that makes them different from each other. So, choose our charger wisely depending upon the mobile device you use and do not ever mistake to connect a normal phone with fast charger as there won’t be any impact on the device.