What is Quick Charge?

As everyone’s dependence on smartphones has been increasing, the trend for bigger battery capacity and faster charging ability has been on the rise. With people needing their phones to be fully charged as soon as possible, Qualcomm developed the technology for Quick Charge.

Quick Charge is power delivered over USB that makes your device charge faster in a short amount of time, mainly by communicating to the power supply and negotiating voltage.

Quick Charge 3.0

Quick Charge 3.0 released in 2016 and is widely used nowadays. Quick Charge 3.0 delivers the same max power of 18W as Quick Charge 2.0, but increases the voltage to decrease the power charging time to make it more efficient.

An actual test result shows that Quick Charge 3.0 is 16% faster and 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Also, Quick Charge 3.0 offers backward compatibility with the 2.0 and 1.0 standards.

Quick Charge Compatibility

Not all the devices or peripherals support Quick Charge. Make sure to check if a device or peripheral (such as smartphone, charger, cable) supports Quick Charge before purchasing, otherwise, the function will not work properly.

Keep in mind that Quick Charge is only downward compatible. This means that, for example, if a Quick Charge 2.0 smartphone is being charged using a Quick Charge 3.0 USB cable, it won’t charge at 3.0 equivalent speeds, but will be limited to Quick Charge 2.0 specification.

For a quality Quick Charge 3.0 cable, ACESO W10 is the choice to make.

USB Type-C to Type-A cable for mobile gaming devices with Quick Charge 3.0's ultra-fast charging, 10Gbps high-speed data transmission, and smooth lighting.