Google has confirmed that the Pixel 6 can reach a peak power of 21W from a wired charger. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, is said to get 23W of peak power from its wired charger. This is significantly lower than the 30W wired fast charging that was advertised at launch. Google has now detailed how charging on the new Pixel phones works. It claims that the actual power delivered over a full charge cycle varies over the course of a single charge. This variable charging rate has been introduced to increase battery life.
Google used its Pixel support forum to detail how charging works on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Community Manager Camille V. said, “We’ve optimized the Pixel’s lithium-ion battery for high charging speeds when battery levels are low. The Pixel 6 can go up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes (with Google’s 30W USB-C Charger) and quickly to 80 percent in about an hour, depending on usage and device temperature “.
Furthermore, the post adds that the maximum power that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro draw from the wired charger is 21W and 23W respectively. She adds: “As the battery is nearly full, the charging power will gradually decrease to improve the battery life.
Latest developments come later report claims that the charging process of the Google Pixel 6 Pro is much slower than expected. In a recent test, Pixel 6 Pro took about 111 minutes to fully charge a 5,000mAh battery while Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra full juice in 62 minutes – 49 minutes faster.
Google warns that Pixel phones can also pause charging above 80% under certain conditions. The tech giant also recommends enabling Adaptive Charging to optimize charging speed when charging overnight.
In addition, Google also recommends that users use the company’s 30W USB-C Power Adapter and the newly launched Pixel Stand to draw the maximum power needed to quickly charge the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.