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Ultra fast charging killing Xiaomi phone’s battery life?

Xiaomi is going all crazy with the fast charging technology. The company has already released multiple smartphones with the 120W HyperCharge which can fuel up a 4500mAh battery to 100% in just 15 minutes. The company has started working on the upcoming 200 watts fast charging technology, which can charge a 4000mAh battery in just 8 minutes. But many users are worried about the smartphone’s battery life, Does this ultra-fast charging tech really kill your smartphone’s battery life? Let’s make it clear

Does fast charging kill your smartphone battery life?

When it comes to the current 120W HyperCharge, it employs dual-cell battery technology to fully charge the battery. We’ve seen that a common reaction to this type of fast charger is that it will undoubtedly have a negative impact on battery longevity, or that there must be safety issues or both. But the company has something different to say about this!

The company claims that their HyperCharge technology comes with many safety protection features such as real-time temperature monitoring, longer lifespan battery, dual cell technology with Graphene, MTW technology and much more. These all safety features ensure that the current and voltage transfer remains safe and the output varies depending upon the battery condition.

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Safety measures used by Xiaomi on HyperCharge

According to Xiaomi, whether it is a 5W charger or a 200W charger, it affects battery life by 20% after 800 charging cycles. This is based on some rough math. So, for example, if you have a smartphone with a 5000mAh battery and charge it with a 10W charger and on the other hand, you simply charge the same battery with a 200W charger. After two years or 800 cycles, the battery will perform at the same level as any smartphone with a 4000mAh battery. In short, no matter how many watts you use for rapid charging the battery, the battery life will drop 20% of the total battery capacity in two years.

Another new fast charging technology developed by Xiaomi!

Xiaomi has also developed its own Surge P1 chipset, which further improves the fast charging technology. The Surge P1 chipset has been used in the Xiaomi 12 Pro smartphone. Well, this chipset does a little different work. The company has used a single cell battery of 4600mAh instead of a dual-cell battery. The Surge P1 chipset ensures it achieves the same charging speed while the heat loss is further reduced by 30%. This further improves the longevity of the battery life. Upcoming Xiaomi flagships are expected to use the same single cell fast charging technology, which makes it more reliable and the battery health loss is slightly less as compared to dual cell batteries.

What about other fast charging tech?

Well, you might be wondering about the 18W, 33W or 67W charging technology which comes from Xiaomi’s house. All these chargers decline the battery health by the same speed as a 120W or 200W charging will do. In short, it will lose 20% battery health by 800 charging cycles. The 18W and 33W chargers are also secured with many safety features like fire protection, over-voltage protection and much more, same goes for the 67W charging technology.

So according to the company, there is no negative impact of fast charging on the smartphone’s battery life. Or if any, it’s just the same compared with the normal low watt charger. However, different OEMs use different charging technology and the following statement only justifies Xiaomi smartphones. If any had any doubt regarding the impact of fast charging on the battery life, we guess, this post might be enough to solve your queries.

In brief, you can use a fast charger on the battery of your Xiaomi smartphone without fear of damaging it. However, we do not recommend depleting your battery to less than 10% and then fully charging it to 100%. We recommend charging your battery to less than 80-90 percent whenever it gets near to 20 percent. This has a lesser influence on charging cycles, as well as battery health.

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