Charge an iPhone 6 from 0% to 100% in Just 15 Minutes, Check Out How
While there are many things you may love about your brand new iPhone 6, waiting for it to charge is definitely not one of them. Sure, you will say that it’s a compromise everyone needs to make in order to enjoy all the benefits modern technology has to offer, but what if there was an easier way? What if you didn’t have to spend roughly two hours every day charging your beloved phone? Well, you might not have to do that for long. Some rumors claim that there’s a way to charge an iPhone 6 from zero to full in just 15 minutes.
The whole madness started at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where phone accessories manufacturer Ibattz claimed to have designed a power bank that can fully charge an iPhone 6 in 15 minutes. While nobody has seen the actual charger, dubbed ASAP, Ibattz has had a good reputation in the field of power accessories so far, so we doubt they would make blank claims and ruin what they worked so hard to build. While they did not provide a lot of insight on their ASAP charger, the guys at Ibattz did mention a few of its highlight features.
Behind the Scenes
When it comes to charging a smartphone’s battery, there are two main parameters that dictate the charging rate: voltage (V) and amperage (A). While the voltage is usually the same, it’s the amperage that can increase or decrease charging time. The larger the battery that needs to be charged, the higher the amperage will be; this is also the reason why using an iPad charger to charge an iPhone results in an overall faster charging time.
In the case of the iPhone 6, the supplied charger delivers 5V at 1A; an iPad charger delivers 5V at 2A. Ibattz’s ASAP charger will supposedly output 20V at 2A, which, according to their claims, should greatly reduce charging times. Or will it?
As far as electricity goes, things are not just as simple, otherwise everyone would just bump up voltage and amperage like crazy and have all the gadgets charged in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, this is not applicable in the real life, as there are a lot more factors to be taken into account. Since we don’t want to transform this article into an electrician’s 101 handbook, we won’t go into the technical details further, but just resort to saying that electricity isn’t so simply to manipulate as the guys at Ibattz imply.
In fact, several other smartphone manufacturers have made significant efforts to come up with technologies that would allow their devices to charge quicker, some with better results than others.
OPPO managed to achieve some impressive results with the OPPO Find 7a – thanks to its VOOC charging technology, the battery could be charged up to 75% in 30 minutes. Samsung, Google and other manufacturers gave it a shot as well, but the results are far from impressive.
Numerous sources claim that Ibattz’s approach is destined to fail, and there are numerous theories as to how and why. First of all would be the inner circuitry of the iPhone 6, which is built to only allow currents of a certain voltage and amperage, which would make the 20V 2A power bank a useless gadget.
Others claim that, in the event that the circuitry does allow higher currents to pass, the results will be spectacular, and not in the positive way: feeding a battery a significantly higher current than it needs (in this case 20V instead of 5V) will most likely overheat it and have it go up in flames.
So, will the iPhone 6 charge in 15 minutes using the Ibattz ASAP, or will it put on a spontaneous fireworks show? Only time will tell.
This is the guest post by Fredrick Cameron and Airplane Games 365!
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