Does It Reduce Battery Life and Everything You Need to Know
Wireless charging as a trend has been slow to grow in the market, mainly because you get it with high-end smartphones, which have a tiny share among buyers. But the technology has come a long way over the past few years, with more and more brands embracing the feature and delivering at a reasonable pace.
Add to that you have affordable wireless chargers on the market that allow you to experience technology without spending big. However, most of you are still wondering if wireless charging is a safe way to charge. After all, you’re relying on a pair of coils built into the adapter to take care of the charging. But does this come at the expense of your smartphone’s battery? Here’s a detailed explainer on how the technology works and if it’s hurting your phone’s battery.
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Wireless charging is convenient
Unlike the tedious process of wired charging, wireless chargers are convenient and there’s no denying that. Simply connect the charger to a power outlet, then place the smartphone on the cradle or stand to charge it. It was an important aspect of wireless charging that emerged, and people were excited about its future. After trying the technology ourselves, we can see its benefits.
Wireless charging designed to charge efficiently
So how does a wireless charger work? Smartphones supporting the feature have receiver coils built into them, which communicate with coils built into the charger. And unlike the wired charger, the power supply voltage between the two devices is lower, which ensures the safety of the device. In addition, since the two devices have separate charging coils, the transmitted current remains under control. Make sure you place the phone in the right place for the coils to start charging.
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After the smartphone has been charged at its optimum speed, the protection circuit module (PCM) ensures that the battery now charges at normal speed for better endurance. Although there are several wireless chargers in the market, experts suggest you buy Qi-certified chargers, which are tuned to give the best results and also protect the device.
Can wireless charging degrade your smartphone battery?
Any phone’s battery is bound to degrade over time as it comes with a manufacturer specific battery charge cycle. But does it change significantly using a wireless charger, the answer is no. As we said, the current offered by a wireless charger is in line with what a smartphone can support.
So if you use a 30W wireless charger on a phone that supports 15W charging speed, the speed is reduced to give it the right level of current.
And in doing so, the battery remains healthy, as long as you use the certified chargers that have the ability to control the power output and protect your phone.
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