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OPPO Super VOOC flash charge and bi-cell battery design explained

The battery is one of the essential components of a modern smartphone. No matter how powerful a smartphone is, it's still useless once the battery runs out.

Years ago, smartphone manufacturers ignored this department as they often focused on brilliant, sight-seeing features that no one would use. Fortunately, some brands have become aware of this and have initiated the revolution that has led to the smartphone battery and charging technologies that we now enjoy.

Instead of relying on existing fast charging systems, OPPO decided to design and develop its own systems, which led to the creation of VOOC. After the unveiling of VOOC flash charging technology with the OPPO Find 7 in 2014, it has become one of the most recognized fast charging systems in the world. But OPPO does not stop there.

Introduced for the first time more than two years ago, OPPO unveiled its innovative VOOC Super Quick Charging Technology at Mobile World Congress, presenting its prototype from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes. But it is only this year that we will finally have to experiment with a fully functional consumer product equipped with this technology.

Following the impressive VOOC, users expect a lot of the second iteration of OPPO's exclusive charging system. But what's up?

VOOC and Super VOOC: What's the difference?

Unlike conventional smartphone chargers running at 5V and 1A / 2A, the OPPO VOOC uses 5V and 4A, which equals 20W in total. This allows OPPO VOOC compatible smartphones to load faster than usual. In just 30 minutes, it can recharge 75% for a 3000 mAh battery.

For Super VOOC, OPPO has brought it to a whole new level. It uses a brand new low voltage pulse charging system combining 10V and 5A in its 50W charger, which allows it to fill the batteries at an incredibly fast speed. It supports microUSB and USB type-C types according to the global standard.

Another difference is that unlike the normal VOOC, Super VOOC requires a built-in dual-cell battery design to the device. In simple terms, it needs (2) two batteries instead of the single cell used by most smartphones. This way, it can load much faster since it charges two cells at a time.

Compared to other fast charging technologies that slow down when using the device, OPPO's exclusive charging solution can still operate at the same rate thanks to its well-designed thermal system that lowers the temperature. Whether you use it or not, the charge will end at the same time.

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A traditional 5V 1A charger can load an OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition completely empty at 100% in 220 minutes, while a 5V 2A brick is pretty fast at 135 minutes. Meanwhile, the first-generation VOOC can charge it in 90 minutes.

The new Super VOOC is one of a kind, since it only takes 35 minutes to fill a 3,400 mAh battery, or 60% faster than other charging solutions. For the OPPO R17 Pro which has a larger battery of 3,700 mAh, it can go from 0 to 100% in as little as 45 minutes.

Which OPPO smartphones have Super VOOC?

At the time of writing this article, the only smartphones that support Super VOOC are OPPO Find X (with dual-cell), OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition and OPPO R17 Pro.

As it took several years before VOOC reached the midrange segment, we expect Super VOOC to remain exclusive to high-end smartphones for some time.

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And in case you are wondering whether Super VOOC will ever be used by other brands, OPPO does not intend to license the use of the technology because it wants to keep it for itself. -even. However, they licensed it internally with OnePlus, another brand of smartphones owned by BBK Electronics.

Are there any disadvantages with Super VOOC?

The state of health of the battery is one of the major concerns in fast charge. Since loading is done at a much higher speed, problems may occur. OPPO guarantees that this will not affect the health of the battery, although we can not really confirm it, because it is too early to say.

Another important thing to note with Super VOOC is that you can only get it with the charger supplied with the smartphone. For this to work, OPPO had to use a custom USB cable and a charging brick. This means that when you use another charger, it will not charge at Super VOOC speeds.

Is the Super VOOC flash charge safe?

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According to OPPO, they have equipped their phones with five layers of protection to prevent any unwanted loading incidents.

First, the adapter has built-in overload protection, which means it stops supplying power when the battery reaches 100%. In addition, the smartphone also has a battery fuse and an overcharge protection. Finally, to keep everything under control, the AC adapter and USB interface have a chip to determine the current state of the charge and determine whether the flash charge is working or not.

That's all you need to know about OPPO's VOPO and Super VOOC flash charging technologies. If you have forgotten something or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below so that we can help you.

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