Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus: Does Rapid Charging Harm The Battery Or Not?

The charging cable of Samsung Galaxy S9 may look like a regular charging cable but it’s not. Sure, it can take as much time for recharging your battery as any other phone charger would do. But it can also handle the whole thing in about an hour. It all depends on whether you want to use the rapid charging function or not.

Maybe you haven’t heard of it – though it’s hard to believe – or maybe you’ve heard but you don’t know much. And understanding that the whole process can be shortened to 1 hour, you must have quite a few questions. We’re not just talking about whether this is true or not because you have an easy way to test for yourself – fast charge the device, see how long it takes, and how long it will last afterward.

Now, the questions that normally concern the Samsung Galaxy S9 users would rather relate to the consequences of doing so… People from the R/C hobby sector, who know how a battery works, what the charging process implies, and how the content of a battery can deteriorate through time, are the ones who will ask this question most often:


Does Rapid Charging Harm Battery Of Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus?

To put it simply, batteries are made of individual cells that can get hot in the process. The more cells a battery has and the higher the currents used for recharge are, the higher the odds for its life to be shortened. Those who are familiarized with the process issue concerns regarding the battery of Galaxy S9, overlooking one thing…

Those are R/C Li-Po batteries and the currents they’re using are not comparable with the ones from the Li-Ion batteries of a Samsung Galaxy S9. Your Li-Ion battery has considerably fewer cells, the current, even in the fast-charging process, isn’t that big to permanently damage some of the battery cells, and, therefore, you don’t have to worry about this aspect!

On top of all that, the battery technology itself is more evolved on the Li-Ion battery from the Samsung Galaxy S9, compared to those R/C Li-Po batteries that some people would mention. You might not have this super-cool heat dissipation system, given the tight space where the device keeps its battery, but still…

In theory, the rapid charging shouldn’t harm the battery of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, at least not the same as it does to older Li-Po batteries. In practice, you’ll have to wait and see… If you don’t want to wait and notice any potential damages, simply access the settings of your Android interface to turn off the rapid charging function. The call is entirely yours!


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