OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charging: This how the magic works!

February 17, 2022

With the popularization of apps like games and videos that consume huge amounts of power and large-scale commercial 5G use, there are new demands for mobile phone battery life and charging experiences.

OPPO has been continuously improving its VOOC Flash Charge technology to meet the different charging needs of users in all weathers, across multiple devices, in any number of situations, and to alleviate the ‘charge anxiety’ of users in the 5G era.

Today, a quick five-minute charge of a Reno6 smartphone using VOOC Flash Charge technology provides users with an impressive four-hour video watch time or 100 minutes of PUBG mobile gaming. So how does it all work, in terms of ensuring reliable, safe, and incredibly quick charging, while also offering peace of mind with five-star multi-layered protection?

VOOC uses five levels of protective layering. Here’s a lowdown on each of these layers:

  • First layer: Protective circuit on the adapter which eradicates hidden danger from the root even if internal circuit is broken.
  • Second layer: An intelligent chip which detects the voltage and current to check if it’s safe to make a flash charge.
  • Third layer: Electrical switch on the connector which acts as a second line of defense against voltage and current fluctuations.
  • Fourth layer: Advanced protection on the cellphone end.
  • Fifth layer: Voltage-fusing protection to guard against deviations from normal limits.

In addition, a safety scheme is in place from the adapter all the way through to the battery. Dedicated charging control units in both the device and the adapter monitor the status of components in real time, checking battery temperature, voltage, current, path impedance and numerous other parameters. The system can then respond quickly if any parameter strays outside the norm, to avoid abnormal charging.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.