Infinix’s flagship will have 180W Thunder Charge later this year
Earlier in the week, Infinix provided a sneak peek at their soon-to-be-released 180W Thunder Charge system, and now the firm has provided further information on it. Thunder Charge, in contrast to the 160W Ultra-Fast Charge system that we saw last year (which was only a concept), will be available for purchase later this year; it will make its debut on a flagship phone whose name has not yet been announced.
In under four minutes, the new 180W charger should get a 4,500mAh battery up to a charge level that is 50 percent complete. There will be a Furious Mode, which charges at the most incredible speed possible, and a Normal mode, which is still quick but maintains lower temperatures. Both modes are similar to those seen on the Infinix Note 12 VIP.
Infinix provided a comprehensive breakdown of the Thunder Charge system’s components. It will employ two 8C batteries linked in series, reducing the amount of power each battery has to manage to 90W. Because it is still significant, several layers of protection and efficiency improvements have been implemented to reduce the amount of heat produced.
First, Infinix collaborated with industry leaders in the production of batteries to develop a multi-electrode lug design. This has the effect of lowering the battery’s internal resistance by more than fifty percent. These two batteries are kept charged by three charge pumps, which have a conversion efficiency of 99 percent (the best that Infinix has used so far). These items reduce the amount of heat created, but they are insufficient to guarantee safe functioning on their own.
111 software and hardware safety checks have been performed on the Thunder Charge system. They will put a halt to the charging process if anything goes wrong, such as if the temperature is too high if the voltage is too high if there is electromagnetic interference, etc.
Twenty temperature sensors are used to monitor the temperature in several essential areas, including the battery, the charging chips, and the USB connector. To prevent the battery from degrading too quickly, the system strives to maintain the phone at a temperature of fewer than 43 degrees Celsius.
The legitimacy of the charging cable will be checked with a specialized encryption chip by Thunder Charge to ensure that the cable is capable of carrying the load. Other cables may be used, and the charger that comes with the Infinix can also charge other devices; however, the maximum power output is either 60W or 100W, depending on the scenario. The USB Power Delivery protocol uses a method that is functionally equivalent to assessing the capability of the cable.
Thunder Charge successfully attained the TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System accreditation. The second half of this year will see the release of the first phones equipped with Infinix’s 180W fast charging mechanism.