We are often asked if the phone/tablet itself cuts off the power when the battery is fully charged.
The answer to this is a bit complex. When the battery is full, it's full. The problem is that the lithium cells are under constant voltage, even after they are full. This causes unnecessary wear to the battery, and in the worst case can lead to a short circuit between the cells.
Our charging cable makes it safer when you charge your device over longer periods, like at night, and extends the life of your device's battery.
The cables will not automatically restart charging after the battery is full without disconnecting the cable.
Most devices do not require circulating charging, where the cable resumes charging at intervals after the battery is full.
We have developed a separate cable for special cases where a device does require circulating charging. Contact us for more information and offers.
Our Lightning cables support QC3.0, with speeds up to 2.4A.
USB Type-C supports fast charging, but not supercharging.
Charging speed will also depend on the wall adapter.
Our cables do not support the highest charging speeds available. These products are designed for safer charging when the device is connected for longer time periods, like at night. In these situations it is not necessary to charge as quickly as possible.
It is also worth mentioning that the faster a battery is being charged, the more wear is applied to it.
Apple has acknowledged the problem of overcharging and has on that occasion implemented a feature called "Optimized charging". This means that the phone will slow down the charge from 80%, to reduce the time the battery is connected to the charger after 100%. This function can in some cases cause the cable to stop charging at 80%.
By using apias' smart cable, you can turn off the "Optimalized charging" function. You will then achieve full battery charge, without the wear and tear by being connected to the charger longer than necessary.
There are several components involved when charging a mobile device.
The charging brick or the battery are normally where a charging can occour.
When the circuit between the device and the charger is broken, the risk in both the charger and the battery is reduced. In order for the charging brick to generate heat there has to be a closed circuit. Our cable automatically disconnects the circuit when the battery is fully charged.
When you first connect the charging cable to the device, the light will flash 3-4 times while the connection is established.
During charging, the light will pulsate slowly.
When the battery is fully charged, the light will go out.
The battery percentage on your device is not 100% accurate. It is a software that estimates how much power you have left. The actual number may differ due to temperature, age, etc.
Our charging cable disconnects from the charger when the battery is actually 100%.
apias' charging cables do not always work optimally in older cars. When accelerating, the voltage in the electrical system will change, which can be misinterpreted by the cable. The cable will then cut off the power to protect the device.
Yes, they are!
Our lightning cables are not MFI certified.
To be certified, you will need to use Apple's IC (integrated chip / circuit). Apple's IC does not support auto-disconnect feature.
Our cables are manufactured according to requirements and standards, set by Apple. The cables are like MFI, but with a auto-disconnect feature.
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