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What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-14, 11:30 AM

While I see an official solution here stating it supports turbopower charging, my circa 2016 15w TurboPower charger does not turbo/quick charge my new Moto G Power.

 

 I've tried the TurboPower charger that came with my G4 Plus, my QC2.0 charging hub, my two QC2.0 travel chargers, my SO's LG QC2.0 charger that came with her phone, and my Anker Powercore II Slim battery bank, and only the last one registered as TurboPower, and turbo/quick charged. The rest were "charging rapidly" at a pace a little slower than the included 10w rapid charger. 

 

And the Anker PowerCore isn't technically QC, it's PowerIQ2.0, their own proprietary thing, that they're kinda vague about, other than that it charges QC devices, like a QC charger, using multiple voltages, without being QC. I think it's a reverse engineered QC3.0 analogue. I think.

 

All of the above work fine on my G4 Plus, by the way. 

 

I also used the cord that worked for the powercore in all the other chargers, just to be thorough, and charging speeds didn't change.One of my qc2.0 chargers has a green led that turns blue if quick charging, and it stayed green when plugged into my Moto g power, so, that, in addition to the estimated charging stats from the accubattery and Ampere apps lead me to think that it was only charging at 5V and 1.6A: 8w.

So it's not like it is quick charging at older speeds and calling that "rapid." 

Its actually charging slightly slower on my qc2.0 chargers than the included 10w because it's stuck in first gear.

 

Its supposed to be a backwards compatible standard, but does it maybe need to be an 18W QC3.0 charger, for some weird reason? 

 

What am I looking for in a charger to make sure it'll actually turbo charge?

 

I'm usually fine with a slower charge most of the time, and with the capacity on this thing, hopefully I don't get stuck with a really low battery any time soon, but I would like to be able to quick charge, seeing as the phone is able.

 

I'm just hesitatant to purchase anything without guidance, even if it's Moto brand, at the moment. 

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-16, 0:38 AM

Whether it's Motorola's OEM charger or a reputable third-party charger like Anker, any certified Qualcomm QC 3.0 Charger will activate the "Turbo Charging" message on your device. The TurboPower 18W Wall Charger USB-C by Motorola will get the job done for you.  You can order it from Amazon. By the way, a USB-C charging cable is also included with the wall charger. Here is the link> https://www.motorola.com/us/motorola-turbopower-18-wall-charger-with-usb-c-data-cable/p

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-16, 10:01 AM
Still confused why it doesn't support QC 2.0 though, as the standard is supposed to be backwards compatible. After all, the first charger I tried was Motorola TurboPower branded, it was just based around QC 2.0. I'm guessing CQ 3.0 only, and not PD?
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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-17, 11:58 AM

I'm not sure why your QC 2.0 charger is not working. However, I would recommend you upgrade to a QC 3.0/USB-C PD wall charger for faster and more efficient charging speeds. As I mentioned before, any reputable third-party charger can accomplish what you need. Over the years I've accumulated a small collection of USB QC 3.0 chargers. I use them with “micro-usb to type c” adapters which I purchased from the Dollar Tree store. They work perfectly with my Moto G7 Power. I also purchased a Samsung USB-C cable and an Anker PowerPort Nano 18 Watt USB-C wall charger from Best Buy a few months ago. Both items were on sale. With so many choices, I’m sure you’ll be able to find what works best for you. 

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-17, 15:58 PM
Good to know that PD also works, since it's technically a separate standard from QC.
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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-21, 2:46 AM

You were right. It appears QC2 isn't backwards compatible with some Moto devices. I decided to perform a test. I connected my old LG Stylo 3 QC2 charger to my Moto G7 Power. Unfortunately, the "Turbo Charging" message was never triggered.

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-21, 16:18 PM

I have two chargers at hand. One came with a Moto G6 and has a model number of SC-51. When I hook it up to my Moto G power.. I get the 'TurboPower' charge light coming on.
The other one I have came with the new Moto G Power. It has a model number of SC-41 and is slightly smaller than the SC-51.  No 'TurboPower' light comes on when using this to charge the phone.
Neither of these have any designations about QC.... (QC2.0 or QC 3.0) 
How do I find out the underlying specs on these chargers? and which one is better for this Moto G Power phone to use on a daily basis?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-21, 18:04 PM

In order to keep expenses low and deliver a phone at a reasonable price, Motorola decided to exclude the more expensive 15 WATT Turbo Charger. The Moto G Power only comes with a 10 WATT charger. It will not Turbo Charge your device. However, you can use your  Moto G6 charger or any QC 3.0/USB-C PD to Turbo Charge your Moto G Power. As far as specs are concerned, by U.S. law this information must always appear on the device in question. It will be written in small print. By the way, a similar question was asked in another thread. Agent_Zeke, a Senior MotoAgent, has provided the following answer. Please see link below>

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/moto-g-power/TurboPower-Charger-Question/m-p/5013135

 

 

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-05-23, 14:15 PM

So, I got out my little USB doohickey that goes in between the connection and shows the current and voltage. 

 

It appears that my phone never requests a higher voltage than 5v. 

I'm going to assume my phone is working as intended, and not an outlier. 

Which means that, on a QC 3.0 charger, it can charge 3A @ 5V for 15W. 

But despite it providing 15W at higher voltages, a QC 2.0 only gives a max of 1.6A @ 5V for 8W. 

So a 2A charger would be faster than a QC 2.0 one, but not a QC 3.0 one or, apparently, PD. 

 

I don't have a PD charger to test, or the right converters to put my gizmo in between a USB C to USB C connection, though.

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Re:What turbo/quick chargers are supported?

2020-06-04, 22:24 PM

I'be bought this one from Anker and it works great. I didn't know it would work with a PD one, yet it seems untested so I will wait for results.

 

I wish Anker had a 2 ports model with 1 QC3 port and a PD port.

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