This Weeks Tech: Quick Chargers

We live in such a fast paced world with information being readily available, fast food, fast computers and everything in between. Recent strides and popularity of quick chargers are on the rage. Many new cell phones have quick charge capability and if your phone is a generation or two behind it MAY have quick charge capability as well. Sometimes all you need is at least 50% before you head out and about your business. Quick chargers are your best friend when it comes to getting some juice quickly.

First check the specs of your cell phone to see if it has quick charge capabilities which is only a google search away. If your phone does not do quick charge then DO NOT purchase a quick charger becauseĀ it can damage your device. Once you find out that it does or does not then check what generation of quick charge whether 2.0 or 3.0 and get a wall charger that is the same. Lastly check to make sure that the wall charger you purchase is Qualcomm certified so that you do not jeopardize the health of your battery life.

Tips:

  1. Quick chargers are not meant to be kept on for very long periods of time, so if you are charging your phone overnight I recommend using a regular charger.
  2. A new cable isn’t necessary unless your cable is damaged, for a frayed cable hinders the quick charge capabilities of the wall charger.
  3. To prevent overheating of your phone while charging, limit the use of your phone, and if you can turn the phone completely off so it charges faster

I highly recommend the Blitzwolf Qualcomm 2.0 quick charger. Not only is it on sale for 9.99 currently on amazon it has two ports(one fast and one normal), charges from 0% to 75% in 30 minutes(while off), and is very compact. With the two ports if you are charging over night you can use the regular port and during the day you can use the quick charge port. There is a 3.0 version as well but for more links are posted below.

2.0 Charger

3.0 Charger