In our current society, everyone is dependent technology for various reasons. Whether it’s the quest for knowledge, convince, or innovation. Because of this, the quest for power and connectivity is constant. However, smartphones, iPads, and tablets rarely have enough juice to last an entire day. Charging all these devices have become integrated into our daily routines. Today, we are going to offer you some tips to help you make the most out of your charge! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the quick charge.
- Does quick charging affect the battery and shorten its life?
Yes, but the impact is not as significant as you would think. As the battery ages, it naturally gets slower due to wear and tear. Quick-charging will wear out the smartphone’s battery at the same rate as normal charging will.
Most lithium batteries should last you from two to three years. After a couple hundred times of charging, the battery life will shorten or even unable to charge. However, this happens whether you use a regular charger or a quick charger. Quick Charging speeds up the charging process when its first charge, but drastically slows down as it approaches full charge. Therefore, quick charging doesn’t actually deliver a higher voltage to the battery during the charging process. Using quick charge actually saves you hundreds of hours charging time in the entire life cycle of your cell phone.
- Can XX charger/a power bank perform quick charge on xxx?
You may need to check whether the charger is compatible with your cell phone first. Brands that have met the requirements of Quick Charge Trademark Agreement include Qualcomm QC3.0 / QC2.0, USB PD, Huawei FCP, Huawei SCP (SuperCharge), MediaTek MTK PE (Meizu mCharge), Samsung AFC, and DASH (VOOC) flash charge. However, Apple 2.4A, USB DCP, BC 1.2 and so on do not comply with the conditions of the Quick Charge Trademark Agreement.
Generally speaking, relevant information is usually provided by manufacturers whom have obtained license to Quick Charge’s power controller technology. If you are a geek enthusiast and want to dig dipper, you can also use a tool (ChargerLab POWER-Z KT001 Portable USB PD Tester) to identify which charger support Quick Charge quickly.
- Why does USB-C powder adapter charges so slow?（Eg: Nintendo Switch Dock）
The relevant specification of the USB-C interface is newly released and there is no standard regulatory compliance in USB-C specification. The bi-directional transmission of USB-C (Type-C) facilitate users, but it also has issues in charging.
The Type-C interface chip is easier to implement higher voltages and currents for the power adapter, mobile power, laptops, mobile phone, and Bluetooth headset. However, the Type-C is a new type of interface, the relevant regulatory standard agreement is not mature enough yet. Currently, the Type-C data cables on the market have different voltage requirements, specifications for data transfer and power, which could could create confusion.
- Is it safe to use High-power adapter to charge my phone? (ex. Charging the iPhone with 87W USB-C power adapter)
Go ahead. The 87W USB-C power adapter is perfectly safe for charging up your iPhone. It’s no surprise at this point that Apple’s mobile lineup of devices support fast charging if you have the right accessories. However, it depends on your device’s specs on how much power it can draw. When you plug your device into a power adapter, the USB controller in your device reads the USB controller attached to the charger , or if no controller is available, the device reads the voltage flowing across the USB DCP（5V1.5A).