What is Quick Charge and why is it so important?

You may hear the terms Fast Charge, Rapid Charge and Quick Charge being flung around as of late and if you're not quite sure what all the hype is all about, then read on.

Firstly, all three essentially mean the same thing. For the sake of this article, we'll refer to it as Quick Charge (or QC).

With the invention of Quick Charge, the days of plugging your phone in to charge and then anxiously waiting as that little green bar increases at a snail's pace are over. Quick Charge devices are rapidly becoming the norm and instead of waiting over an hour for your device to charge, you can reduce this to under 30 minutes in some cases.

What is Quick Charge?

Quick Charge is a technology used in devices such as mobile phones, for managing power delivered to the phone via USB. It offers more power and charges batteries in devices faster than standard USB rates allow.

What's the difference between Conventional Charging and Quick Charge?

As technology advances, so does the rate at which we can deliver power to a device. Over the years multiple charging protocols have been developed such as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and most recently 4+.

Conventional Charging: The charger that came with your device is likely standard 5W and will charge your device at a regular rate using more energy, not to mention more time.

QC 2.0: will charge your device by jumping in stages. This still enhances speed but requires more energy consumption and is not as efficient.

QC 3.0: provides a steady flow of multi-voltage charging from 3.7V to 20V meaning it will provide an optimised charge depending on your device (we're talking from flat to 80% battery in under 35 minutes!).

QC 4+: The latest charging protocol by Qualcomm can charge your device from empty to 50% in 15 minutes.

What are the benefits of Quick Charge?

Quick Charge delivers more power to your device, allowing faster charging which saves you a whole lot of time. If your device is QC 3.0 compatible, you can charge your battery to 80% in 35 minutes.

MOYORK Quick Charge

How do I know if a charger offers Quick Charge?

If a device offers Quick Charge, it should state this clearly on the packaging (like ours do!).

Tip: The orange ports featured here are the Quick Charge ports you will need to plug your cable into, in order to Quick Charge your devices.
Moyork Quick Charge wall charger and power bank

Can any device use Quick Charge?

No, you will need to have a Quick Charge enabled device. The good news is that most phones that are being released are now coming equipped with it!
For a full list of compatible devices, click here.

Please also ensure when charging your Quick Charge device with a Quick Charge Power Bank or Wall Charger, you use a Quick Charge compatible charge & sync cable too.

Will Quick Charge affect the battery of my device?

In short, no it won't harm it. Quick Charge technology only operates within the parameters of the Smartphone battery that comes in your device. It's supplying energy to your device in the same way, just more efficiently.

Do I have to use a special cable when using my Quick Charge charger?

Nope, it will work with USB-A, Micro and USB-C (so you should be able to use your standard cable your phone came with).

Enough of the facts, how do I get my hands on these?

Fortunately for you, MOYORK now has a range of Quick Charge devices that will get you up and running in no time.
We have two power banks each equipped with dual ports so you can charge multiple devices at once (the Quick Charge port is the orange one!) which is especially handy when travelling, remote working or at a festival. Plug in and get to 80% battery in under 35 minutes.

For the home or office, we have a sleek little wall charger with a stone touch finish that gives it that point of difference. Once again, you can charge two devices at the same time, with one of the ports being Quick Charge.