People all over the world are now relying on their smartphones more than before. With the wave of technology sweeping across the world, having a smartphone has become very important. This is because they are easily portable and help people perform a wide range of activities. Accessing email accounts, sending work-related documents, and communicating with people in different geographical locations have been made possible by the use of smartphones. In 2015, it was estimated that 1.38 billion smartphones were distributed worldwide. These numbers can only be expected to go higher with the growing population and adoption of technology among people.
The features of smartphones are also changing. In terms of storage space, screen sizes, and charging methods, among others. The traditional mode of charging phones has been via the Universal Serial Bus (USB). Over time, it has changed to the use of fast-charging USB cables. We have listed a few benefits of using fast-charging USB cables.
USB power delivery
The USB is executed in phones via two connectors, namely micro-USB and USB type C. USB is mostly used when transferring data to PCs and other phones. The USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) was established by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). It developed a power component USB 2.0 that delivered 2.5 watts of power charging and more recent USB 3.0 devices delivered 4.5 watts of power. PD 2 can accommodate up to 100 watts of power. The voltage, current, and direction of USB type C can be conveyed without changing the direction of the cable. This heightens the power supply of fast-charging USB cables and makes them more appropriate as compared to earlier-generation USBs.
Quick charge is a technology that was introduced in 2012 by Qualcomm. Phones with this quick charge technology basically take a lesser time to have their batteries charged. Quick charge 2.0 can charge a phone up to 75% faster than other traditional methods. Quick charge 4, released in 2016, offers 20% faster charging and 30% higher effectiveness compared to other charging solutions.
A faster-charging USB cable has larger internal wires most with 24 gauge, which carries more current amounts of 2A. Each has 4 wires inside. Fast-charging USB cables have a grander current and higher voltages that facilitate them to charge batteries quicker, decreasing the time a phone's battery takes to get fully charged.
Quick charge enjoys a substantial fitted base for mobile devices and power adapters and is easy to use as well. Some of the phone merchants using Quick charge include LG, Google, Motorola, Samsung, Asus, and Xiaomi, among others. They also use USB connectors and cables. USB is wildly used on phones and other devices like tablets. Buyers are more accustomed to them, and you won't miss a few of them either in their places of work or at home.
Fast charging makes the charging of smartphones more convenient by reducing the time the device would have used charging through ordinary USB cables. This improves the mobility and usability of devices that are mobile and changeable. In case one is in a hurry and his/she phone doesn't have enough power, they would not have to wait for long hours before the phones are fully charged before they proceed to where they have to go. This, therefore, makes it possible for people to stay online and when one looks for them in case of emergencies, they are able to be found.
Promotion of the use of batteries with high capacities
Most of the tablets and smartphones in the current market have batteries with higher capacities. High-capacity batteries add value to the product and therefore many industries are going for it so as to market the products. These batteries take a long time to charge fully and they retain the current for longer periods of time. The fast-charging USB cables are therefore essential in charging these batteries since it would not be practical to wait for so long before the batteries are charged fully using ordinary USB cables.
Improves mobility of mobile devices
Most phones and tablets would not last a day under moderate use. This is because of the resource-intensive specifications of hardware which require high computing power. A tablet or smartphone becomes useless once the battery is out. Using ordinary chargers takes a lot of time before they are charged to the fullest and become functional once more. The fast charging feature, therefore, makes it possible for one to continue using them after a very short time. This hence improves the mobility of these devices.
Despite having great advantages, fast-charging USB cables have their downsides like being expensive as compared to other technologies, it increases the price as a more expensive connector, and more silicone is needed. It's also a trademarked charging method that depends on USB ports, which are governed by USB-IF. However, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.