Here’s What You Need To Know About Fast Charging
Fast charging is pretty much a mainstay in the smartphone world nowadays. What used to take hours to fully charge a phone can now take mere minutes to go from 0% to 100% with fast charging technology. However, fast charging standards are not all the same as different deploy their own take on the fast charging technology. Let’s take a look at what the differences are and what you need to know about them.
What is fast charging?
Before we get down to how fast charging works, we need to look at how charging works in the first place. A charge is typically determined by its amperage and voltage levels. Amperage is the level of how much electricity is flowing, while voltage is the strength level of which the electricity is flowing. The wattage of a charge is calculated by multiplying the amount of amperage and the amount of voltage.
So basically, in the case of fast charging, manufacturers tend to either increase the amperage level or manipulate the voltage level to deliver a faster charging rate. Though, manufacturers tend to bump up the voltage levels rather than the amperage levels as it is generally safer that way.
Types of fast charging
Now we move on to the types of fast charging standards deployed by different manufacturers now available on the market. Although they generally work similarly to one another, they are all different as manufacturers employ their own ways and techniques to deliver fast charging. Here’s a general breakdown on the different types of fast charging standards.
|Types of fast charging||Features||Maximum Wattage|
|USB Power Delivery||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 4||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+||
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 5||
|MediaTek Pump Express 2.0||
|MediaTek Pump Express 3.0||
|MediaTek Pump Express 4.0||
|Motorola Rapid Charging||
|Motorola Turbo Power||
|OPPO VOOC 2.0||
|OPPO VOOC 3.0||
|OPPO SuperVOOC 2.0||
|OnePlus Dash Charge||
|OnePlus Warp Charge||
|Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging||
|Xiaomi Charge Turbo||
|Xiaomi 100W Super Charge Turbo||
As you can see from the chart above, fast charging rate and support depend on which brand of smartphone you are using. It’s important to note that not all manufacturer’s fast charging standards can cross over with other brands. For example, to use OPPO’s VOOC charging standard, you must use an OPPO device such as the OPPO Reno3 Pro with OPPO’s own proprietary VOOC charger and cable. It will not work with something like the ROG Phone 3 as they both support two different fast charging standards.
We hope that this has been useful in understanding the whole gist of what fast charging is and how it works. For more interesting topics like this or tips and tricks regarding tech, do stay tuned to Pokde.net.