Infinix Unveils 180W Thunder Charge Technology, Is It Safe? – The Mobile Indian
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Infinix Unveils 180W Thunder Charge Technology, Is It Safe? – The Mobile Indian

Infinix unveiled its 180W Thunder Charge technology, which will debut on select Infinix flagship phones to be announced in the second half of this year. The brand claims that the new technology will allow users to charge the 4500mAh battery to 50% in just four minutes.

How was charging with 180W made possible?

Normal smartphones with fast charging functions generally use batteries with a charging speed of 1 to 3C. In contrast, 180W Thunder Charge uses batteries with a rate of 8C, which reduces the chance of battery overheating due to the fast charging technology. Infinix has teamed up with the world’s leading manufacturers to develop a new 8C battery cell, the industry’s maximum charging rate rechargeable lithium battery.

Infinix announced 180W Thunder Charge Technology

The company says that the 8C cell has a lower internal resistance than the conventional single-electrode lug structure; the 8C cell has a multi-electrode lug, which reduces more than 50% of the internal resistance and produces less heat. In addition, the 180W Thunder Charge uses two 8C-rated batteries in series, so the charging power of each battery is only 90W when charging, reducing heat and extending the service life.

180W Thunder Charge also uses automated bi-directional power technology to extend phone battery life by 2% compared to traditionally designed dual-battery phones. The automated bidirectional power supply technology reduces the power supply circuit area by 60% and increases the circuit layout accuracy, saving space.

The charging technology also works with the dynamic distribution. Three parallel charge pumps support the highest power conversion to date on an Infinix device, achieving 99% charge conversion efficiency and preventing overload and overheating.

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Is it safe enough?

The 180W Thunder Charge from Infinix has 111 software and hardware protection mechanisms to protect smartphones, chargers, and charging cables. Security protection is activated during abnormal scenarios, such as high temperature, increased voltage, electromagnetic interference, and more, to ensure the safety of the smartphone system.

In addition, 180W Thunder Charge has 20 temperature sensors divided into USB inputs, charging chips on the battery, and other locations in the device. The load is monitored in real-time by an intelligent temperature control algorithm that keeps track of everything. While the device is charging, the smartphone’s temperature oil is kept below 43, ensuring a safe and fast charging experience without excessive heat or battery degradation.

The 180W Thunder Charge cable also has a dedicated Infinix encoding chip, delivering 180W power for fast charging. 180W Thunder Charge can intelligently identify the power transmission capacity of the cable and adjust it accordingly. If another cable without Infinix’s special coding chip is connected to the device, the line will be identified, and the power will be limited to 60W/100W to ensure a safe charge.

Compatibility

Present in the technology is the new semiconductor material GaN, which enables the 180W Thunder Charge to withstand a variety of environments with high temperatures above 40°C. In addition, the charging adapter is compatible with multiple fast charging protocols and can provide up to 100W fast charging for most electronic devices on the market, including cell phones, tablets, and laptops, claims Infinix.

Users can also use cables from other manufacturers to charge Infinix devices up to 100W. 180W Thunder Charge has two separate charging modes, Furious Mode and Standard Mode. The furious mode can be activated at the touch of a button, giving users a super-fast 180W charge.

What is the competition doing?

Infinix’s competition is catching up with OnePlus and Realme, already selling smartphones with 150W fast charging. Infinix even introduced 150W charging for one of its devices that never made it to India. However, Infinix claims that smartphones with 180W fast charging will arrive in the second half of this year. In addition, Vivo seems to be working on 200W fast charging, which could also debut with the iQOO 10 series soon.