Quick Charge 3.0: Why Your Power Bank Needs It For Charging

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If you’re late for a meeting, going out, or heading on holiday, quickly charging your devices can be a pain! Thankfully, in recent years we’ve seen an abundance of portable power and battery packs hit the market, letting you keep your device’s battery topped up on the go. Most, however, have been hamstrung by conventional charging meaning they need hours and hours to re-energize your smartphone or tablet. Enter Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC), a revolutionary technology to keep the world’s batteries full to the brim!

 

What is QC 3.0?

Back in 2013, Qualcomm, a San Diego based wireless communications developer, announced to the world its Quick Charge 1.0, an integrated charging technology for Snapdragon mobile devices that lets you charge up to 40% faster than a conventional system. Quick Charge is unique because it regulates the flow of high levels of electrical current to a device battery through common cables. Simply, Quick Charge lets more energy get safely into your phone or tablet so that you can get on the move faster.

Since version 1.0, we’ve seen some incredible leaps in Quick Charge technology. Announced in 2015, QC version 3.0 has shown in testing to charge an enabled device from 0 to 80% in just 35 minutes. QC 3.0 uses what Qualcomm calls Intelligent Negotiation for Optimal Voltage. This is an algorithm embedded in your device that lets it dynamically determine what power it needs at any one time during the charging process, allowing it to be hyper-efficient in its requests for just the right voltage for your battery. Improved control over voltage regulation also means less heat from your device while charging and more energy saving overall.

Is it Really that Much Better than QC 2.0?

The short answer is yes! According to lab tests, QC 2.0 was able to recharge a 3300mAh battery to 100% in roughly 96 minutes. That’s a serious gain from the 144 minutes clocked for QC 1.0 and 270 minutes for conventional chargers. Quick Charge 3.0? On a 2750mAh battery – less than an hour! Compared to Quick Charge 2.0, this generation has a 15% greater charging efficiency and reduces power consumption by up to 45%.

These improvements are thanks to a couple advances. First, the Intelligent Negotiation integration into enabled devices has made a considerable difference in charging efficiency. As well, QC 3.0 allows your device to request any voltage needed between 3.2V and 20V, as opposed to a limit of four power variant modes found in the previous Quick Charge version. It’s like choosing between an over-the-air television with only a few preset channels available and having complete control over which shows you watch, so you can maximize your viewing experience. On top of that, QC 3.0 is backwards compatible. That means you’re enabled device can juice up using chargers with older Quick Charge technology, something not available in the 2.0 version.

Compatible Devices

There are a whole host of devices that are compatible with RAVPower’s Quick Charge 3.0-enabled power bank:

  • ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe & ZenFone AR
  • Blackberry KEYone
  • General Mobile GM5+
  • HP Elite X3
  • HTC U Ultra, U Play & U11
  • LG G5, G6, & V20
  • Nubia Z11 (including Max and miniS editions)
  • Qiku N45, Q5, and Q5 Plus
  • Samsung S8 & S8 Plus
  • Sony Xperia XZs and XZ Premium
  • Vodaphone Smart Platinum 7
  • Xiaomi Mi 5, 5s, 5s Plus, and 6
  • ZTE Axon 7 and 7 Max
  • Many others!

 

RAVPower Meets QC 3.0

RAVPower’s 20100mAh power bank comes equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Together your days of waiting for your device to charge are over. For those pressed for time, get your phone battery up to 80% using Quick Charge 3.0 in a mere 35 minutes. As Quick Charge 3.0 allows for fast recharging, the 20100mAh power bank can have full battery in only 5-5.5 hours. Contrast that to recharging with a 2A output which takes 12-13 hours, or a 1A output which takes 20-22 hours.

Portable charging technology is constantly changing and it can be a challenge to keep up with the latest trends, especially when it comes to compatibility with your device and lifestyle. In this uncertain future, you can bet that RAVPower has you covered with its Quick Charge 3.0 equipped battery pack!

Get RAVPower’s 20100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0 Technology for 10% off until the end of June with code TYPECQC3. Find it here.

Make sure to tell us in the comments about how you use your RAVPower external battery!

 

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