The leading American technology for fast-charging solutions on smart devices has launched their latest,’The fastest commercial charging technology – Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5’.
The latest technology can fill up smartphone batteries from zero to 50% in just 5 minutes where its predecessor ‘Quick Charge 4’ could do this in 15 minutes. And if you need to fully charge your smartphone, Quick Charge 5 would take only 15 minutes.
The new tech is said to be supporting a power of 100 watts or higher. And it has a new dual charge system, where the charging occurs simultaneously into two batteries than one, which increases the charging speed. And being ‘backwards compatible’ the new version is compatible with its older charge accessories and devices but will provide the charger’s maximum speed.
Compared with its predecessor, the Quick Charge 4, this latest version is said to be 4X faster, 70% more efficient while being 10 C cooler. According to the manufacturer, there are a few novel technologies inbuilt to maximise power transfer efficiency, safety and the battery life on the device. Dual/Triple Charge technology, adaptive input voltage, INOV4, Qualcomm Battery Saver and the new Qualcomm Smart Identification of Adapter Capabilities technology are some of them.
Quick Charge 5 also support an input voltage of more than 20V to accommodate the highest power levels from both wired and wireless power sources. The new version is said to be hitting the market in Q3 2020. Being the world’s fastest commercial charging solution, Qualcomm’s technology is supporting more than 1200 smart devices, accessories and controllers. As Qualcomm is already a bigger name in processors and modem supply, there are many companies who already use their quick charge technology and this latest version is also expected to hit the market fast and good.
With fast-charging solutions like these, there is still the debate of whether the ‘supercharging’ could reduce the battery’s health over time. Qualcomm ensures that their version is safer with a cooling of 10C than the previous version. But that is something only time will tell.