The magic that charges your smartphone faster

No! No! No! I’m not talking about those ads filled apps on Play Store that don’t work. Would you believe me if I told you, your battery could charge in 5 minutes and you use it for 5 hours? In 2017, a dead battery is catastrophic. It means no funny cat videos or memes for you You’ve probably heard of fast USB 3.0 chargers unless you’ve been living under a rock. What are they? Quick charge is a next generation charging technology that lets your phone charge quicker than the conventional USB 2.0 chargers.

Your phone runs on Lithium Ion batteries. Improper charging weakens these cells shortening the battery life. That is why fast 3.0 USB chargers are designed to charge your phone at the optimal voltage and current. And that’s not the best thing yet. They’re blazing fast while at it. You mean my phone can be fully charged in 5 minutes and still last the whole day? How is this possible? Fast 3.0 USB chargers use the latest charge technology where, instead of delivering the conventional 5V voltage, they deliver between 5 and 20 volts. Think of them as smart chargers that feed your battery at the optimal rate.

Devices with quick charge technology have the capability of pulling this high voltage from fast 3.0 USB chargers safely. When using such a charger, your phone won’t heat up making it uncomfortable. Quick charging comes in handy when you have to leave home in the next ten minutes but your phone is dead. Even though a fast charger gets your smartphone up to about 50% in a few minutes, it takes longer to be fully charged. This helps maximize battery life while saving the extra energy that would have been turned into heat. This is why your phone doesn’t heat up as much when you’re using a fast charger compared to using a conventional USB 2.0 charger.

We live in a changing world where our smartphones are constantly in our hands. You don’t want to spend two hours with your phone tethered to the wall outlet. The difference between a fast charger and a conventional charger is the many hours you’ll waste waiting for your phone to fully charge before walking through the door.

Where’s the catch in a fast charger? First, your smartphone has to be fast charging enabled. Plugging an ordinary USB 2.0 phone to a fast charger won’t charge it any faster. A fast charger communicates with your smartphone and your phone requests the optimum power it requires at that time. It starts charging fast then reduces the charging rate. At the start, your phone requests for higher voltage. The 3.0 in a fast charger stands for the ‘language’ your smartphone and fast charger use to communicate.

Most importantly, counterfeit fast chargers may cause ‘thermal runaway’ on your phone. This is an engineer’s fancy name for exploding batteries. This is why Quva Technology only stocks quality chargers that are designed with your safety in mind. If you used a low-quality fast charger, you risk ruining your battery life. Or worse, your phone exploding. Till next time, happy fast charging. Remember your safety is worth more than the few bucks you’ll save buying a low quality charger.