The Pixel 6 can get a maximum output of 21W with a wired charger, Google confirmed. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, is said to receive 23W of peak power from a wired charger.
This is significantly less than the 30W wired fast charging advertised at launch. Google has provided detailed information on how to charge the new Pixel smartphones. He argued that the actual energy dissipated by a full charge cycle varies during the charging period. This variable charge rate was introduced to extend battery life.
Google visited their Pixel Support forum to explain how charging the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro works. Community Manager Camille W. said: “We have optimized the pixel lithium-ion battery for higher charge levels when battery charge levels are low.
The Pixel 6 can hit 50% in about 30 minutes (with Google’s 30W USB-C charger) and 80% in about an hour, depending on usage and device temperature. ”
The publication then adds that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s peak power from the wired charger is 21W and 23W, respectively. “When the battery is running low, the charging power will be reduced gradually to increase battery life,” he added.
The latest development comes after reports that the load on the Google Pixel 6 Pro is much less than expected. A recent test of the Pixel 6 Pro took around 111 minutes to fully charge the 5,000 mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra quickly charged in 69 minutes – 49 minutes.
Google warns that Pixel smartphones can stop more than 80 percent of the charging process in certain situations. The tech giant also recommends enabling adaptive charging to gradually optimize charging speeds for nighttime charging.
Additionally, Google recommends that users use the company’s 30W USB-C power adapter and the newly released Pixel Stand to maximize the power needed to charge the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro faster.