Fast charge is the most convenient way to keep your devices juiced throughout the day. Power Delivery is one of the many variants of fast charge technologies available. Power Delivery (PD) has been designed as a universal charging standard capable of charging a wide range of devices beyond smartphones.
Fast charge is the most convenient way to keep your devices juiced throughout the day. Power Delivery (PD) is one of the many variants of fast charge technologies available on the market. It has been designed as a universal charging standard capable of charging a wide range of devices beyond just smartphones.
To get a grasp on what Power Delivery is and how it works, it is important to understand what makes USB Type-C special. Type-C is a USB standard meant to be a universal solution. It is characterized by having reversible tips, small and thin connectors, and the ability to handle a higher voltage and data transfer rates.
However, not all Type-C ports are created equal. Type-C Power Delivery is a specification on its own right. Designed as a single charging standard, Type-C PD is capable of handling higher power and allows a range of devices to charge more quickly over a USB connection.
While most charging technologies can only handle 5V and currents up to 3A, Power Delivery can manage voltages up to 20V and 5A currents. In other words, PD has the means to create massive power levels of up to 100W.
PD works by making use of a set of communication pins found on the connectors of Type-C cables. The communication pins not only determine the optimal level of power required for a fast charge, but they also keep your device safe from damage that would otherwise result from overcharging.
One of the best features of PD is its bi-directional flow of energy. PD ports can act as both inputs and outputs while still delivering a quick charge. However, PD requires the use of either a Type-C to Lightning cable or a Type-C to Type-C cable to fully enjoy its features.
Power Delivery simplifies the charging process and takes it to a new level. It’s a universal solution, it features bi-directional flow of energy, and it’s capable of handling a high power load to deliver a quick charge. What else could you ask for?
As the power requirements for devices increase, PD solutions are becoming a must. All Silicon Power quick charge power banks feature 18W Power Delivery (PD) for your convenience. Charge your devices up to 2.5 times faster, plus charge the power bank itself in only 3.5 hours compared to 6 hours on similar non-fast-charge-enabled models.