OPPO made a 50W SuperVOOC GaN charger that works over USB PD, and it’s incredible

Chinese language producers have led the best way for charging tech during the last 5 years, and that is notably true for OPPO and its VOOC/SuperVOOC charging options. The VOOC normal was launched again in 2014, and went as much as 20W (5V/4A). It was licensed by OnePlus as Sprint Cost, and through the years, we noticed the emergence of 30W, 50W, and 65W charging tech.

As of late, most telephones within the BBK portfolio use the 65W normal by default, which works at 10V/6.5A. OPPO additionally has 80W charging tech that is restricted to pick units, and the model confirmed off its 150W charging resolution earlier this yr, and it is already obtainable on a number of units, just like the Realme GT Neo 3.

As a result of OPPO makes use of a customized charging resolution, all of its telephones embrace a SuperVOOC charger by default. And whereas it is nice to have the ability to absolutely cost a battery in simply over half-hour, the most important situation with OPPO’s bundled cellphone chargers is that they are typically huge. Regardless that the model began utilizing gallium nitride (GaN) tech to cut back the dimensions of its chargers, they weren’t very moveable.

OPPO 50W mini SuperVOOC charger

(Picture credit score: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

That is altering with the 50W mini SuperVOOC charger. Because the identify suggests, the 50W charger is aimed toward portability, and has a ridiculously skinny profile that does not convey the truth that it is a charger in any respect — a lot much less one which goes as much as 50W. OPPO says that that is the world’s thinnest 50W charger, and that is not laborious to see. The charger was first launched again in 2020, and OPPO is slated to carry it to world markets. 

OPPO switched to an elongated design that sees the charging prongs tucked into the charger when not in use, additional rising the portability. With a size of 82.2mm, 39mm width, and thickness of simply 10.5mm, it’s nearly essentially the most moveable charger I’ve used thus far. Utilizing it subsequent to the usual 65W and 80W chargers makes the magnitude of OPPO’s achievement clear, and that is among the many finest USB-C chargers for portability. 

OPPO 50W mini SuperVOOC charger

(Picture credit score: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

As an alternative of the usual electrolytic capacitor, OPPO is utilizing 100Hz pulse charging to ship a 50W present. The charger additionally incorporates a new AC-DC management pane and high-efficiency switching to handle thermals, and GaN internals to cut back the general dimension. And in one other first, OPPO is utilizing clamping diodes to attenuate interference: 

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