It is impossible to imagine a world in which we don’t have instant, 24-hour access to information, e-mail, messaging, social networks, rich media, gaming and a host of other data-intensive apps, functions, and services at our fingertips thanks to our mobile phones and portable devices.
Because these portable devices are almost ‘always-on’, there is a constant drain on the device battery. This is why for many of us, charging has become a frustrating inevitability. At the same time, as the performance of our electronic mobile devices continues to improve, in some cases the size also increases, so too does the power needed from the battery.
To maximize the time between charges, even as power demands grow, mobile device manufacturers seek to continually improve the technology of their batteries so as to deliver increased capacity. The downside is that larger battery capacities mean longer charge times, at least when using conventional chargers. This is fine if you can leave your device plugged in overnight or for long periods of time, but not so convenient if you are on the move and only have a short period of time where there is access to a wall plug in an airport, train station, coffee shop or meeting room.
These are some of the key reasons that most mobile phones now offer fast and ultra-fast charging speeds and why we are seeing the rapid expansion of the market for Fast Charger technologies.