iPhone XR Finally switched to fast charging

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by white4s, Apr 20, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. white4s, Apr 20, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2019

    white4s macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #1
    After 6+ months with the xr I finally made the move. I'm skeptical on wireless so I went with the Anker 18w usb-c & Mcdodo cable. Pretty excited as a I get 2 days battery life so if I can cut down charging time I'm good. Not to mention they're both pretty cool/modern looking.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #2
    The obvious question is what is the difference between fast charging and what you were using? And what did it cost?
     
  3. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    #3
    I am not sure I would have invested in faster charging if I already had two days of battery life.

    How much did you invest for both cable and charger and how much time does it save you?
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

    Nhwhazup

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #4
    I bought the fast charging cube and wire from Apple. I love it. Everyone in my house goes for that cord first - I have it designated with a small piece of black electrical tape.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #5
    How does the cable help you? I charge for about half hour a day and that’s it. Does fast charging really charge fast?
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    Least apple are said to include it in the box this year...
     
  7. puma1552 Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    #7
    Won't have two days of battery life after degrading the battery with fast charging for a while.

    Having 2 days of battery life is exactly why you would NOT need fast charging. Fast charging makes sense when you need to charge multiple times per day.

    Charge overnight on slow/wireless charger while you sleep? Be a lot more sensible for someone who is a light user, and better for the battery.

    Y'all can have your fast charging, I'll stick with 7.5 watts of overnight wireless charging while I sleep.
     
  8. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #8
    What it came with.

    $20 for the charger, $11 for the cable.

    I don't have time for 2+ hour charges anymore nor do I leave it on if it's finished. I really doubt 18w does any damage.
     
  9. nephron8 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    #9
    heat generates in wireless charging is more damaging than fast charging voltage. why apple allowed first 5w support and later enhanced to 7.5w
     
  10. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

    Nhwhazup

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #10
    I’ve never sat down and timed the charge from the fast
    I needed the USB C cable that works with the fast charger. It sure seems to charge way faster than my other chargers but I’ll start timing charges to really compare.
     
  11. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #11
    I’m expecting I mean hoping for 90 minutes tops now.
     
  12. Wokis macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    #12
    Sign me up with the “but if the battery already lasts for over a day...?”-crowd ;) I’d love a fast charger (and a phone that supports it) for the occasions where I’ve forgot to plug mine in at night but I wouldn’t want to make it a habit.
     
  13. Jack Neill macrumors 6502

    Jack Neill

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    #13
    I bought a 29W charger after I got my iPhone 8 at launch, my battery life capacity is down 10 percent with 265 cycles. I have been wondering if I am wearing my battery out faster by fast charging.
     
  14. puma1552 Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    #14
    You never sleep more than 2 hours?

    Charge while you sleep, self-manufactured problem completely solved. Leaving it on the charger after it's fully charged is fine, I really hope you don't think apple hasn't thought of this somewhere along the line before selling billions of phones...
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #15
    I support the idea of wireless charging, I think the convenience factor really is there when you just want to set your device down without having to use a cable and now even vehicles are including wireless charging where you can put your phone down on a mat, and it charges for you.

    For me, I have an adapted to wireless charging, because I don’t find the need for it currently. There a lot of times where I’m using my phone and I’m charging simultaneously, and that is something that is a disadvantage against wireless charging for my situation.
     
  16. Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    #16
    Don’t you mean 5w wireless charging, as 7.5w is fast charging?
     
  17. puma1552 Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    #17
    No. 7.5W is what the current wireless chargers do and what iPhone supports. I was disappointed when it went to 7.5W from 5W, as it was unnecessary.

    I don't think most people consider 7.5W to be fast charging, but ok.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #18
    7.5w is faster charging. :confused:
     
  19. Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    #19
    Yeah but for iPhones, 7.5w is considered their version of ‘fast’ charging right?

    5w would be the ‘healthier’ charge for overnight charging, considering battery life.

    I’ve got a question now....

    I’m new to wireless charging. I’ve purchased a stand that is specified as “Input: DC5V/2A, 9V/1.8A Output: Self adaption”

    It has a micro-USB to USB-A cable & is connected to a wall charger specified as “Output 1 and 2 (USB-A): 5V=2A (Share)”

    Does this mean I’m getting standard 5w charging or fast 7.5w charging on my iPhone X???
     
  20. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #20
    If you are getting 9v output, it probably means 7.5W charging. My charger charges up to 10w and goes to 12V.
     
  21. Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    #21
    Thanks. In that case, I think it’s 5w (via USB-A), as the wall charger outputs at 5V...
    • Output 1 and 2 (USB-A): 5V=2A (Share)
    But it also has a USB-C port, which should do 7.5w...
    • Output 3 (USB-C): 5V=3A, 9V=2A (PD), 12V=1.5A (PD)
    I guess if I get a USB-C to USB-A adapter, then I’ll get 7.5w?
     
  22. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #22
    Yes. It sounds like if you get the adapter for USB-C you can get 7.5W.
     
  23. BigMcGuire, Apr 20, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2019

    BigMcGuire Contributor

    BigMcGuire

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Location:
    California
    #23
    I like wired charging, it is more efficient (albeit a tiny amount, yes). I have used wireless for the last year+ but I've gone back to wired because I had a recent/new credit card not respond well to my wireless charger (using a sena wallet case).

    I too use Anker chargers + Anker cables. I prefer it. May go back to wireless someday, till then, I donated all of mine to family and friends.

    I've charged iPhones for years with >2amps (iPad/Anker chargers) and it has not affected battery longevity.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 20, 2019 ---
    Agreed. I like wireless charging, even though it is an efficiency loss, but I like being able to use my phone while it is charging.
     
  24. I7guy macrumors Core

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #24
    I mostly use the ipad brick to charge my max. I use the wireless charge pad for a quick morning/evening top off (if needed), where I can just drop the phone, when I know I won't have to use it at the same time it's charging.
     
  25. white4s thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #25
    Sleep has nothing to do with it. It comes off when reaches full charge.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

53 April 20, 2019