What’s not to like about wireless charging? It is simple, convenient, and does not require users to fumble with a cord. In fact, interest in wireless charging continues to surge in recent years. However, there remain lingering misconceptions surrounding wireless chargers that prevent sceptics from embracing this technology.
If you are on the fence about using a wireless charger, let us reassure you that wireless charging is convenient and perfectly safe. Allow us to share and debunk the common misconceptions surrounding wireless charging.
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Misconception #1: It takes too long to charge your phone wirelessly
Yes, it is true that wired charging is the fastest way to power your phone. However, thanks to the advancement in wireless charging technology, there are now various higher-wattage wireless chargers capable of fast charging available on the market.
Please note that the charging speed also depends on the power output of your wireless charger. For example, if you are comparing the efficiency of a 7.5 watts wireless charger to a 10 watts wired charger, the latter will be the obvious winner.
Misconception #2: Wireless charging is harmful to your phone’s battery
Smartphones utilise lithium-ion batteries, which will begin to degrade as soon as they are charged. Most lithium-ion batteries start to retain about 20% less power after 500 charging cycles, regardless of whatever type of charger you use. This is why your brand-new phone tends to last longer on a full charge compared to a year later when you have charged it frequently. So wireless chargers will not degrade your phone’s battery any more than wired chargers.
Another factor to consider is the quality of your wireless charger. The risk of damaging your phone’s battery is higher if you utilise knock-off chargers supplied by untrustworthy distributors. This is why Energea maintains stringent quality control measures for all of our third-party wireless chargers and only features products manufactured with the strictest quality standards. So rest assured that you will be getting a quality wireless charger when you shop with us!
Misconception #3: You cannot use your phone when it is charging
Do you picture a circular pad where you can place your smartphone for charging when you imagine a wireless charger? That is fair, as this design is commonplace among wireless charging devices. Perhaps this may explain why many have the misconception that you cannot use your phone when it is charging wirelessly.
Granted, this statement is true if you use a wireless charger as described above. Once you pick up your smartphone, the charging process is interrupted. However, this all changes with Apple's MagSafe technology.
MagSafe is a series of magnets placed around an iPhone’s internal charging coil. This technology was originally created as a safety feature for MacBook charging cords. Eventually, MagSafe was incorporated into Apple’s iPhones (starting with iPhone 12) to create a new ecosystem of accessories for easy attachment and faster wireless charging. It is now possible to attach a MagSafe portable charger to your iPhone for fast wireless charging while using your phone simultaneously.
Misconception #4: Wireless chargers produce harmful radiation
Wireless chargers utilise Qi charging to power devices. These wireless chargers are equipped with a wire loop that functions as a transmitter. Meanwhile, Qi-compatible smartphones will contain a small loop of wire (the receiving pad) under their back covers. When these two loops are aligned, they generate an electromagnetic field – caused by electromagnetic radiation – that transmits power from the transmitter (charger) to the receiver (phone).
When some hear the word radiation, they assume it is harmful. However, this is far from the truth. The electromagnetic coils that send and receive the charge are shielded to reduce electromagnetic rays. As such, the electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless chargers is insignificantly low. Moreover, it only exists in the immediate area of the wireless charging station and only when a smartphone is placed there. So rest assured that wireless chargers do not pose a hazard to our health.
Misconception #5: Most phones do not support wireless charging
This statement may have been true several years ago when wireless charging was still in its infancy. However, as wireless charging technology advances, Qi-compatible smartphones are now the norm. In fact, a study has shown that there are around one billion smartphones globally with wireless charging capability. So you no longer have to worry that your existing wireless charger is incompatible with your new phone.
As you can see, wireless chargers are safe, convenient to use, and efficient! So if you have yet to make the switch, we recommend doing so as soon as possible. Just ensure that you purchase your wireless charger from a trusted retailer to avoid receiving a knock-off product that damages your phone.
At Energea, we offer a broad selection of 3-in-1 wireless chargers, allowing you to charge multiple devices simultaneously. This way, you save both time and money! Do not hesitate to visit our website today to browse our extensive catalogue.