Wireless charging has been around for a good few years and has gained more and more popularity. But have you ever wondered what makes wireless charging so popular? Will it take over from the more traditional wired method and become the one to use from now on? We will now compare wired charging and wireless charging and discuss their pros and cons. First let us know more about wired and wireless charging.
What is Wireless Charging?
The wireless power transfer occurs through electromagnetic induction. With inductive charging the required power reaches the device not through a traditional cable but rather wirelessly through the use of electromagnetic fields. The principle is very simple: the Qi Sender (Charging Station) transfers the required energy to the Qi receiver (the mobile phone).
The advantage of wireless charging is that it’s quicker and easier, as you don’t have to plug and unplug each time – you just place your device on top of your wireless charging power bank. The most popular wireless technologies now in use rely on an electromagnetic field between a two copper coils, which greatly limits the distance between a device and a charging pad. That's the type of charging Apple has incorporated into the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.
How wireless charging works
How wired charging works
Is wired charging more efficient than wireless charging?
1. DEVICE MAINTENANCE
With wireless charging, we do not need to plug in any charging cables to charging ports. This means no wear and tear of the device socket/cable. Furthermore it'll allow manufacturers to make the device completely waterproof (fewer electronic openings) so it can be better maintained.
2. USER EXPERIENCE
People want comfort and efficient charging. They wish to get rid of those annoying wires that fit just one specific device and making it into a simple "drop & charge" experience.With wireless charging, you do not need to bring a charging cable anywhere and always struggle with the broken cables. All you need is to place your devices on the charging pad and start charging. We all want convenience in technology.
Wired charging gives you more freedom to use your phone in bed while charging. However, another drawback for wired charging is the inconvenience of which you need to bring a power bank and a cable anywhere. On the other hand, some wireless charging pads are small enough to fit in your suitcase or purse, it’s not the same as simply wrapping your cord around the power adapter.
To conclude, both wireless and wired charging have strengths and weaknesses. It depends on what you need: charging speed, convenience, mobility or user experience. In Lexuma, we offer both magnetic charging cables and wireless charging power bank. Feel free to check them out.
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