The current generation has come to rely heftily on social media as a means of generating income. Naziad Nasenya, a social media sensation, is one brilliant example of a millennial who has benefited immensely from her creativity being showcased on varied social media platforms. With COVID-19 crippling conventional office jobs, more people are taking their businesses online and they are thriving! The main medium of these transactions is our smartphones.
So what happens when you have a plethora of clients on your beck and call yet your phone has this irksome behavior of losing charge within a short period of time? You may opt to purchase a power bank or you may opt to simply resign to arching your back against the wall where the socket resides so as to attend to your virtual customers. Both these options are feasible but are they really durable? Maximizing production involves creating a comfortable environment for yourself and hunching constantly over your phone due to the awkward charging position is not enabling at all.
Qualcomm Quick Charge technology is the most globally recognised charging panacea. In the year 2013, Qualcomm Quick Charge made its first debut with Quick Charge 1.0 which tagged along with 10W charging. 2015 saw the introduction of 18W charging with the release of Quick Charge 2.0. The charging wattage of 18W remained constant with the 2016 and 2017 models of Quick Charge 3.0 and Quick Charge 4.0 respectively. As usual the entity did not fail to awe the global scale with their next project Quick Charge 4+ which supported 27W and 45W later in its life cycle. Clearly the company has morphed frowns into smiles with their amazing ability of heightening wattage with each new project. Well, you know how wine gets better with age? Qualcomm Quick Charge happens to be a bottle of a century old chardonnay.
The charging system entity recently announced its new project; Quick Charge 5. This particular system is said to be the world’s fastest charging system having over 100w thus possessing the exceptional ability of delivering charging speeds of up to 0-50% and 0-100% in 5 minutes and 15 minutes respectively! I know, sorcery right?
Well, with technology revolutionising everyday, companies like Qualcomm have conjured up ways to efficiently charge our smartphones. The question is, how does it work and won’t this charging system kill our batteries?
How Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 works
Qualcomm Quick Charge follows the same procedure as any other device company when it comes to creating a fast charging system. This involves allowing the phone makers to split their “battery” into two identical “batteries”. Both these “batteries” have their own controllers and therefore can charge at the same rate. This significantly heightens the speed within which these “batteries” charge. Although, the “batteries” are independent, to the rest of the phone, they are still addressed as a single battery.
Now to the gnawing question, how does Quick Charge 5 achieve 70% more efficiency than Quick Charge 4+ or other charging systems for that matter?
This miraculous fast charging is achieved by allowing device makers to use stacked cell configuration which in turn enables 2× voltage to be generated from the same current. According to Qualcomm, a single battery cell can be charged at up to 45-50W. This means that for them to achieve 100W+, they had to device a design that allows stacking of cells efficiently. Quite the intrigue huh?
One tends to wonder, that much charging speed should go hand in hand with a battery’s short life cycle correct? Not necessarily.
How Qualcomm Quick Charge intend to maintain battery longevity
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 offers a number of precautionary measures against battery mortality rates. These include 12 separate protective measures surrounding current, voltage and temperature. These in turn translate to USB-input overvoltage protection at 25V and external power controls of over 30V. On top of this, Quick Charge 5 runs 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Quick Charge 4!
Quick Charge 5 has other impeccable features that enhances its power transfer efficiency, battery longevity and its general safety. These features include; the enabling of Dual/Triple charging technology, adaptive input voltage, INOV4, Qualcomm Battery Saver and the new Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Technologies. This new tech enables Qualcomm to identify real capabilities of a power source while adjusting charging behavior according to this. This keeps the battery safe from damage.
Qualcomm says that Quick Charge 5 is available on 250+ mobile devices, 1000+ unique accessories and controlling devices in car adapters and docking stations. Even if there are faster charging systems, none of them will be available across dozens of phones and accessory companies which makes Qualcomm the most efficient makers of charging solutions.
Needing only 15 minutes to charge your phone will boost your business to greater heights!