Fast Charging

First Fast-Charging EV Network Opens in Newfoundland

The first EV fast-charging network has started operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. The network includes 14 charging stations with Level 3 fast-chargers, landing nearly every 70 kilometres across the island, reports Tesla North. Canada’s EV Rebate Program Surpasses 100,000 Cars Purchased https://t.co/Tj0nTN8gcO — TeslaNorth.com (@RealTeslaNorth) August 13, 2021 The fast-charging network runs on the Trans-Canada...

Apple to Order GaN-on-Si Chips-Based Fast Chargers from Navitas [Digitimes]

Citing Lee Biing-jye, chairman of Epistar, the parent company of Unikorn Semiconductor, DigiTimes is reporting they will be increasing production of GaN-on-Si chips for 65W fast chargers for select Android smartphone manufacturers and for Apple in the second half of 2021. The Taiwanese publication highlights that Ireland-based Navitas Semiconductor, US-based Power Integrations and China-based Innoscience are the...

Calgary’s First Fast-Charging Station for EVs Opens at Westhills Towne Centre

Calgary’s first fast-charging station for electric vehicles has opened this week at Westhills Towne Centre in southern Alberta, CBC News is reporting. The station features a direct current (DC) charger that delivers 480 volts of electricity to a vehicle, allowing it to fully charge in around 30 minutes. https://twitter.com/ATCOElectric/status/1214593856433463298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Westhills Towne Centre, which is...

Third Party Fast iPhone Chargers May Require USB-C Authentication

Last week, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported that Apple’s suppliers are currently only able to produce enough 18W USB-C power adapters for inclusion with 2018 iPhones, suggesting the fast-chargers won’t initially be sold separately. Today, the same source has claimed that third-party fast chargers may require USB-C Authentication or C-AUTH to charge the iPhones at full speeds. Without it, compatible...

2018 iPhones Will Reportedly Get Even Faster Charging

Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang has claimed in a new research note that Apple will switch to higher powered charging for its next generation of iPhones by upgrading from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A charging circuitry, AppleInsider is reporting. The analyst said that Apple wants to "support more applications, provide a quicker recharge, and better...

Apple Said to Ship 2018 iPhones with 18-Watt USB-C Power Adapters

Earlier this month, an unverified report by Chinese social network Weibo claimed that Apple will ship its 2018 iPhones with new USB-C power adapters and USB-C to Lightning cables for fast charging. Today, a new report by ChargerLab is making the same claim, noting that this year’s flagship iPhones will include 18-watt USB-C power adapters out of...

Belkin Debuts USB-C Car Charger with Fast Charging for iPhone X [u]

Belkin has just announced the launch of its new USB-C Car Charger with fast charging capabilities for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Delivering 36W of power, the charger is capable of fast charging all compatible iOS devices when using a USB-C to Lightning cable, which must be purchased separately and is not...

iPhone 8 Fast Charging with USB-C Put to the Test [VIDEO]

The folks over at AppleInsider have put the iPhone 8 charging methods to the test, from fast charging via USB-C and a 29W adapter, to Apple's included 5W plug, in a new YouTube video. Looking at the iPhone 8 Plus Charging Speed chart (above), it seems that there’s only a 15 minute charge difference between 12W (included with...

Rumour Suggests iPhone 7 Will Offer Fast-Charge Support

The iPhone 7 has been rumoured to be a modest upgrade, when compared to the iPhone 6s. However the phone will still have some very noteworthy features and additions. A new rumour, which is based on an unverified Twitter source , suggests the iPhone 7 could support fast charging speeds. Specifically, the tweet notes that...