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Review:What Is Quick Charge2.0 ? What Is Tronsmart Quick Ch

Postby geekbuying » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:01 am

What Is Quick Charge2.0 ?
Being able to charge your phone or tablet faster at home — and more importantly when you're on the go — may be one of the biggest improvement we've seen in mobile tech in some time.

And while one of the many cool things about living in 2015 is not necessarily needing to understand how a lot of the tech around you works, if you take the time to better understand what you are using there's a good chance you'll get more out of the experience. A perfect simple example is the power supply you use for your smartphone.
If you've purchased a new phone recently, there's a good chance the power supply in the box is capable of charging your phone significantly faster than any of the other chargers you have in the house. This little slice of magic is called Quick Charge, and it's a two-step process that promises to safely charge your phone faster than any other tech out there right now.

Quick Charge 2.0 is a Qualcomm-made platform, which the company describes as a "comprehensive suite of battery management technologies" for charging your device using any ordinary MicroUSB cable. The two requirements for Quick Charge 2.0 are a Snapdragon-based smartphone or tablet and a Quick Charge 2.0-certified power supply. Because this is a proprietary mechanism, both the power supply and the phone or tablet have be licensed and certified by Qualcomm in order to function properly. Since nearly every new smartphone that offers Quick Charge 2.0 comes with a compatible power supply, you almost always have what you need to take advantage of this technology out of the box.

Most of the heavy lifting for this technology is done through the power supply — the part you plug into the wall or into your car. Most power supply bricks that come with phones today offer at least 5 volts at 1 amp of power. In some cases you'll see as high as 5V at 2.1A output on your power supply brick, which will charge most smartphones and tablets noticeably faster. Qualcomm's Quick Charge tech allows for multiple options to be used in charging a device, and they come in several shaes and sizes. For example the power brick in the Droid Turbo offers 5V at 1.6A, 9V at 1.6A, and 12V at 1.2A output. Quick Charge 2.0 is designed to support greater power outputs than what is offered by the Droid Turbo, but we'll likely only see that if the manufacturer licensing the technology determines it necessary — and safe.

Quick Charge 2.0 is built to charge your device quickly, but there are specific power outputs that apply to the current state of your battery. In other words, it won't juice up faster unless it needs to.

The tech works by knowing the current condition of your battery and intelligently regulating the power your device is receiving. As a result, your phone will not charge from 70 percent to 100 percent nearly as fast as it will from 0 percent to 60 percent. This is why you see almost every Quick Charge ad brag about the ability to go from "dead" to over "half-charged" in as little as 30 minutes. As you can see from the power options offered by the Droid Turbo charger, topping off the battery uses the more common charging mode of 5V at 1.6A output. This isn't a bad thing. In fact it's a vital safety measure to keep your phone from exploding, and it is also something to keep in mind if you're the type to keep your phone topped off any chance you get.

If anything, Quick Charge is a way to use your phone without having to rely on things that cripple your usage like Ultra Power Save Mode. Being able to plug your phone in for a couple of minutes and have the necessary juice to survive the evening is significantly nicer than making your phone barely worth using, and so long as the battery in your phone is designed to handle Quick Charge 2.0 it's a welcomed addition to the ecosystem.

What Is Tronsmart Quick Charge2.0?
By Timi Cantisano
The Tronsmart website claims that they were able to get a 3300mAh battery to charge from 0% to 60% in 30 minutes. In order to confirm the level of charge, I completely depleted the LG G4's battery, plugged in the device and set a timer for 30 minutes. Since the battery on the LG G4 is slightly smaller at 3000mAh, I was expecting better results than what was posted on Tronsmart's website. Surprisingly, after 30 minutes, the charge indicator on the LG stated a mere 36% of charge. After one round of charging, the charger definitely wasn't working as advertised.

The Tronsmart TS-WC10 for home and the TS-CC2PC for car are both good charging solutions for your Quick Charge 2.0 capable devices. I wasn't able to attain the same charging speeds as what was advertised on Tronsmart's website, but like anything, there are always variances in what can be achieved depending on manufacturer. In the end, what is clear is that the chargers are capable of charging compatible devices much faster than a standard 2.1A or 1A charger.

Although there are only a handful of supported handsets at the moment, the benefit of quickly charging a device is evident. Sometimes, after a busy meeting, we only have 30 minutes or less charge up our devices to get ready for the next leg of the day / night. While the battery life of our portable devices hasn't improved tremendously over the past few years, it has gotten better and thanks to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 feature, we can probably deal with this deficiency a little while longer while manufacturers figure out how to produce devices with better battery life.

I'd like to extend a big 'Thank You' to the folks at Tronsmart and Geekbuying who supplied the TS-WC10 and TS-CC2PC for this review. If you are interested in purchasing either one of these chargers, you can pick it up fromTronsmart's official Amazon store or from their partner Geekbuying using the coupon "5CHARGER" -- both come with free shipping. You can check out more at here:CLICK HERE

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