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article imageSuper-fast charging from new Meizu device

By Tim Sandle     Feb 28, 2017 in Technology
Chinese company Meizu has showcased its new Super mCharge technology. The device can fully charge a zeroed-out battery in just over 20 minutes.
Meizu has announced its third generation Super mCharge, a new fast charging technology, at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to Phone Arena magazine. For the February 28, 2017 launch Meizu aptly named its invite to the press and invited public ‘Faster Than Ever’. The twenty minutes claim beat other devices by quite some distance:
Galaxy S7 takes 1 hour and 28 minutes.
OnePlus 3T with its Dash Charge takes 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Google Pixel takes around 2 hours
The iPhone 7 takes a lengthy 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. ( 魅族科技有限公司) is a Chinese consumer electronics company based in Zhuhai, Guangdong. It is the is the eleventh largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and, as Forbes has reported, it sold around 20 million units in 2015.
The reason why the charger is more efficient than anything else on the market comes down to its core design. The Super mCharge uses what is known as the 'Charge Pump Principle'; through this the device applies just two groups of conversion circuits to directly output half of the voltage. Meizu relies on a 11V/5A charger which provides 55 Watts. The result of this, India Express reports, is to increase charging efficiency by nine percent, which means the efficiency climbs to 98 percent.
The device has also been equipped to result in a stable performance while a device like a smartphone is charging. A further important feature is heat conversion. When charging a device with the Super mCharge, the battery temperature in a device will not rise above 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
One thing missing from the announcement is any idea of dates. Meizu has yet to declare when it plans to bring the fast charging technology to the market and for its own range of phones. Some are speculating this won't be until Meizu's next-generation smartphone is launched.
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