iPhone 6 and 6 Plus charging secrets revealed

By September 22, 2014tizi

tizi Power devices with high-speed charging

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both come with Apple’s regular 5 watt power adapter that charges them with 1A USB power. But our tizi Power engineers have discovered that both new iPhones also support high-speed charging.

Connect either new iPhone to a newer Mac and the system profiler app reveals the following specs:

iPhone 6:
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500
Extra Operating Current (mA): 1600

iPhone 6 Plus:
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500
Extra Operating Current (mA): 1600

This means that both new iPhones support Apple’s high-power spec that lets them charge with up to 2,1A — just like the iPad.

 

High-speed charging for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

 

tizi Tankstelle USB ports

If you connect your new iPhone to a tizi Tankstelle power adapter, tizi Kraftprotz mobile battery or tizi Turbolader car charger, they will be charged at the higher speed:

tizi Tankstelle: 2x High Power (2,1A); 2x Full Power (1A)
tizi Turbolader: 2x High Power (2,1 A); 1x Full Power (1A)
tizi Kraftprotz: 1x High Power (2,1 A); 1x Full Power (1A)

All listed tizi devices support Apple’s official High-Power charging spec (see Apple’s Article on High-Power charging). A lot of 3rd party chargers claim to support higher power rates, but won’t charge your new iPhone at higher speeds, as they don’t correctly support Apple’s standard.

And since this is Apple’s official high-power charging protocol, the devices determine how much power they draw, so your iPhone 6 will only pull in as much power as it can handle, ensuring a safe and battery-friendly fast charge.

 

So how fast will the new iPhones charge?

 

The iPhone 6 battery has 1810mAh, the iPhone 6 Plus has 2915mAh.

In our tests, an iPhone 6 can be completely charged in about 1h 15min, the iPhone 6 Plus needs between 1,5h and 2h. That’s almost twice as fast as Apple’s included power supply, which needs 2 – 2,5h for the iPhone 6 and 3 to 3,5h for the iPhone 6 Plus.

 

Charge your iPhone 6 faster

 

If you need the fastest charger for all your gadgets, tizi Tankstelle offers fast charging for up to four devices (2 high speed, 2 full speed). In the car? No problem, tizi Turbolader can charge up to 3 devices in your car and also supports high-speed charging. And for fast-charging on the go, tizi Kraftprotz has got your back, with enough charging power to fully charge your iPhone 6 3,5 times, or your iPhone 6 Plus 2,5 times.