If there is one weak spot of modern smartphones, it is the battery life. In relation to your phone use, the battery does not last as long between the charges and many people have embraced powerbanks to ensure that they remain connected throughout the day. But the one good point about a smartphone is that they charge relatively fast. This can be attributed to the fact that most come with fast charging technologies. The Qualcomm Quick Charge is supported by a number of recent phones by LG, Samsung, Moto and HTC.
Dash charge is the new fast charging solution that is available for the OnePlus 3 smartphone. The charging solution offers a day’s charge or power in as short as half an hour. It simply means that you would need only 30 minutes to replenish 2/3 of your smartphone’s battery capacity and this is indeed very remarkable.
Understanding dash charge
A Lithium ion battery is what is used in modern smartphones. Lithium as a chemical is highly reactive and light, making the cells weigh less, but at the same time store large energy amounts that are relative to their volume. The batteries however, require proper handling because the element can be very picky and mishandling it can significantly reduce the battery’s lifespan and even result in smelly, smoky and fiery explosion. Special circuitry is implemented by manufactures in the phones, batteries and chargers to reduce the risks by regulating the transfer of power.
Fast charging technology crams up power into the phone battery to a level it can handle before then slowing the power flow to safe levels to prevent damaging the battery. The dash charge feature on the OnePlus 3 smartphone charges a battery from empty to 63% in as few as 30 minutes, but then the charging is slow and it takes longer for the remaining percent to reach the full capacity.
Why is it special
The dash charge works pretty much as the fast charge technology on other smartphones. The major difference between the two is that the USB cable used with phones with quick charge offers greater compatibility and the cable connected does not matter much provided it has appropriate connectors. But for dash charge, you are required to use both the cable and charger provided with the phone. This is probably because ordinary cables may not have what it takes to handle the quick transfer of power safely.