Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Have Up to 23W Peak Wired Charging Speeds, Google Clarifies


Google has confirmed that the Pixel 6 can get a maximum power of 21W from a wired charger. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, is said to draw 23W of maximum power from the wired charger. This is significantly less than the 30W wired fast charging that was advertised at launch. Google has now detailed how charging works on the new Pixel phones. It claims that the actual power provided through a full charge cycle varies during a single charge. This variable charging rate has been introduced to extend the life of the battery.

Google took to its Pixel support Forum To explain in detail how charging works Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro, Community Manager Camille V. says, “We optimized the Pixel’s lithium-ion batteries for higher charge rates when battery levels are low. The Pixel 6 can get up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes (with Google’s 30W USB-C power charger), and quickly reaches 80 percent in about an hour, depending on device usage and temperature.

Furthermore, the post states that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s maximum power from a wired charger is 21W and 23W respectively. “As the battery gets closer to full, the charging power is gradually reduced to improve the longevity of the battery,” she adds.

Comes on the heels of the latest development reports It is being claimed that the charging of Google Pixel 6 Pro is much slower than expected. In a recent test, the Pixel 6 Pro took around 111 minutes to fully charge its 5,000mAh battery, while Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Fully juiced in 62 minutes – 49 minutes faster.

Google warns that Pixel phones may even stop charging more than 80 percent under certain conditions. The tech giant has also recommended enabling adaptive charging to optimize the charge rate for sequential overnight charging.

In addition, Google recommends users to use the company’s 30W USB-C power adapter and newly launched Pixel Stand to get the maximum power required to fast charge the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.