How does fast wireless charging work?

Blog | 22nd March 2018

Wireless charging is getting increasingly popular and more and more branches are realizing its potential and value. It is the future and answers to the fast growing demand for power and being able to charge everywhere. As the demand for non-stop power grows, so does the demand for charging mobile devices faster and faster.

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Before getting deeper into fast wireless charging, you may want to review how wireless charging works. Also, please keep in mind that when ‘charging’ is mentioned, this refers to ‘wireless charging’.

As a wireless charging expert, we would like to explain more about fast wireless charging. What is fast charging? Does your phone support fast charging? What is Samsung Fast Charge and Apple Fast Charge? What kind of adapter do you need to use fast charging?

What is fast wireless charging?

Fast charging basically charges the battery faster by increasing the charging power resulting in shorter charging times. In order to use fast charging, you need a:

  • Mobile device that supports fast wireless charging
  • Wireless charger that supports fast charge with an adapter that can deliver the required power

For example, the Apple iPhone X supports both normal (wireless) charging and fast wireless charging. To quickly charge this phone, you need a wireless charger with Apple Fast Charge. Wireless chargers with fast charge also work with mobile devices that do not support fast charge and the other way around. The mobile device is then charged at its normal charging speed. 

How does fast wireless charging work?

With fast charging, the charger transfers more energy to your phone while charging. Transferring more energy means it takes less time to charge your phone. This is especially effective when your battery is almost empty. The charging speed decreases slightly as your battery gets fuller to protect your device. Therefore, fast charging is mainly suitable to quickly charge an almost empty battery so you can go some additional hours with power.

How much faster will my battery charge?

Fast charging is faster than normal charging. It is difficult to say exactly how much faster as it depends on several factors, such as the state of charge of your battery, the manufacturer or temperature.

Do you want to charge your phone as fast as possible? Make sure you place your phone in the middle of the wireless charger and plug the charger into the wall outlet rather than a USB port.

Samsung Fast Charge and Apple Fast Charge

Samsung and Apple use different methods for fast charging. Consequently, a Samsung fast charger works with a Samsung device, but it may not always work with an Apple iPhone or vice versa. Therefore, it is important to check if a wireless charger supports Samsung Fast Charge or Apple Fast Charge. ZENS has developed wireless chargers that support both Apple and Samsung Fast Charge.

Will fast charging damage your device?

Similar to normal charging, fast charging is safe and will not damage your device or its battery more than cable charging does. Smart technologies ensure that the charger passes on the appropriate amount of energy to your phone. This ensures that your phone will not receive more energy than it can absorb.

More information about wireless charging?

As a wireless charging expert, we at ZENS are continuously looking for new wireless charging applications for consumers and business solutions. If you are thinking about applying the technology to your business environment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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