GaN Chargers:Small Yet Mighty
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
We are all working or learning now a days at home and we depend lot on our smartphone or laptops to work or to learn with increasing dependence on this tech devices. Powering this tech devices has induced headaches for portable tech guys from day one. Despite the fast pace of innovation in the tech world, we’ve been using the same lithium-ion batteries, with all their limitations, for 25 years now. That means most of our portable gadgets can barely go a day without having to be plugged in.
Current Charging Tech
We have seen a lot of innovation in tech all-around our phones getting faster, laptops getting more powerful but one area we have seen less or should I say slow innovation is in battery and its charging technology .Battery now getting bigger and fast charging has picked up pace but this technologies are still lagging behind.
Smartphone are now shifting to fast charging technologies. 30W to 40W is very common now, while some companies are even pushing 100W charging. While not unwieldy, these higher power chargers have begun creeping up in size and also wasting much more heat than their lower power predecessors .Delivering a lot of power with traditional chargers requires them to be sizeable and produces a lot of heat, which is wasted electricity
Revolutionary GaN Technology
With Chargers having silicon power MOSFETs have now reached the end of the road in delivering better performance at a consistently declining cost ,the leading candidate for taking electronic performance to the next level and a reactivation of positive momentum of Moore’s Law is gallium nitride or GaN.
Chargers made with GaN technology are smaller than silicone-based versions. This is because GaN doesn’t require as many components. It also means that a GaN charger experiences less energy loss compared to other types of chargers and can survive higher temperatures. They’re also compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 specification, which is a rarity right now, and should equate to five hours of smartphone battery life from just five minutes of charging. GaNFast works with the Power Delivery specification as well.
The move to GaN shrinks the size of chargers while also ensuring cooler, safer charging. Power transfers from the charger to devices more efficiently using gallium nitride materials. This is even more important in higher-power devices. Laptops, for example, require even more power to charge than phones and are often lumped with large power bricks.
GaN Chargers in India
GaN can free laptops and other high-power gadgets to run on smaller chargers..Here are some chargers available right now in India with GaN Tech .
These are some of the chargers making through the markets and more and more companies shifting their bundled Fast chargers to GaN Chargers.
As this charging tech become more refined and efficient we can focus more on battery tech which will result in overall improvement in our portable devices.
Update:- Asap Technologies has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pocked-sized Omega Charger is the world's first 200W Gallium Nitride (GaN) charger and also the world's smallest 200W charger that is up to 66% smaller than traditional chargers. With 200W of power to share around with 4 ports: 2 x USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 and 2 x USB-A (supporting QC3.0, AFC, VOOC, SCP & FCP).
GaN Charging tech is set to transform the world of USB-C chargers overnight and that’s a great thing for everyone. This technology is way more faster, more efficient, smaller, and costs less than its predecessor.
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