ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WIRELESS CHARGING
First Samsung, and now Apple, the entire smartphone world is going cray-cray over the phenomenon wireless charging. So what is this hype all about and what should we look forward to? Allow us to explain why you should choose wireless charging.
What is Wireless Charging?
As the name suggests, wireless charging is simply charging your device wirelessly, without plugging a cable into it. Yes, you heard it right! No need to combat tangled cables and wires. Simply drop your device such as a smartphone on the surface of the wireless charger and voila! It starts charging.
Most of the new smartphones such as iPhone X, 8 Samsung Galaxy 9, Samsung Note 8 have wireless charging feature in-built in them. But some of the older models do not have this feature in the phone. Not to worry, you can always use a wireless charging case or a receiver to avail this feature for your phone.
How does Wireless Charging work?
The wireless charger has a coil in it and back of your smartphone/charging case/receiver also possess a coil similar to this. When you plug in your wireless charging pad to the mains, the alternating current (AC) gives rise to varying magnetic field which makes your wireless charging pad as the source. Now prop your smartphone on top of the charger, the coil in the charger and the coil in your phone are now on close proximity to one another. The alternating electromagnetic field created in the charging pad now transfers energy to the coil on your smartphone, which then converts the energy back to the electric current that will be used to charge your smartphones battery.
Way too confusing? Well simply put, wireless charging uses electromagnetic fields in one device to induce an electric current into a coil inside another device. This current powers the battery and your device gets charged.
Why do you need Wireless Charging?
We all have suffered the curse of worn-out wires, broken USB cables and damaged ports. Wireless charging simply eliminates the messy and tangled cables from your life and gives you the convenience of simply dropping your smartphone and charging. Here are 5 reasons why you should retire the wire.
Wireless Charging gives you a convenient and an easy charging experience compared to the conventional corded charging. Apart from using a wireless charging pad, wireless charging is also available in vehicles and in public places such as airports, hotels, and cafes. All you have to do is simply place your smartphone on the charging surface and take it out, when the battery has been charged full – a drop-and-go experience without tangled, messy cables.
There is always a risk of tripping over wires, which makes wired charging dangerous in households with kids. Wireless charging also eliminates the risk of electrical shocks because it doesn’t involve exposure to electrical connectors. Thus, it’s safe to say that wireless charging is safer than wired charging.
- Charge multiple smartphones
The fight over chargers has come to an end! Multi-device wireless chargers such as the Wireless Charging Mat let’s you charge two smartphones simultaneously. The added position-free feature of the mat, allows you to charge anywhere on the surface. No need to align to any sweet spot.
- Reduce the wear and tear on your device
With wireless charging, there is no need for a USB port anymore which removes the strain on the cable, the charging plug and the phone’s USB/Lightning port. Soon, the manufacturers will improve the performance of your smartphone making them completely waterproof and dustproof, making them easier to maintain.
- Charge any brand of smartphone
One of the best advantages of wireless chargers is its brand agnostic. With every phone manufacturer adopting the Qi standard, you can charge any brand of smartphone, no matter the shape or size of its charging socket. No more wars between Apple and Android users!
Which smartphones support wireless charging?
Almost every modern phone can be used with a wireless charger. Check our compatibility page to know if your smartphone supports wireless charging.
If you are planning to buy one for yourself, don’t forget to read 10 things to know before buying your first wireless charger.
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