Emily Ratajkowski explains how OnePlus' Dash Charge works



Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski has been selected by OnePlus to explain why the manufacturer's Dash Charge system, which rapidly charges the battery on certain OnePlus handsets, is superior to Qualcomm's Quick Charge and other such systems. The competition subscribes to the theory that by increasing the voltage, phones charge faster. This is true, but doing this also generates plenty of heat. And that slows down the charging process.

OnePlus discovered that by increasing the amperage, the Dash Charge system could carry even more current to charge the battery faster, and at a lower temperature. With Dash Charge, 30-minutes in the outlet provides enough power for an entire day, according to OnePlus. And the charging rate remains the same even if you are watching a video or playing a game while charging.

Ratajkowski points out that other fast charging systems are akin to increasing the amount of water that runs through the same small pipe, raising the pressure (and thus the temperature). On the other hand, Dash Charge is like sending water through a larger pipe which keeps the temperature stable. Another huge difference is that when most phones are plugged into the wall, power travels from the outlet to the handset and then is converted to the voltage of the battery. Some power is lost in the process, which results in a hot phone. When your phone heats up, charging speeds go down.

OnePlus, on the other hand, has power converted to the battery's voltage using the adapter instead of the phone. This way, the power has already been converted to the voltage of the battery by the time it reaches the phone. Thus, the phone remains cool and charging doesn't slow down.

And there it is, the science behind Dash Charge. It seems so simple, you probably are wondering why you didn't think about it yourself!


source: OnePlus

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23 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

This article is about Dash Charge on OP 3T and also the ad on this article also 3T... Weird.

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Oh its that what she said? Im just gazing at her beauty. Nice ad ftw!

2. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

She uses an iphonehttp://m.imgur.com/2YTKPw8?r You think they would get a celebrity who actually uses an android. Then again no one famous uses android in particular a cheap Chinese brand like One Plus.

4. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Oneplus is far from being a Cheap Chinese Brand..!! It has become quite known brand in little less than 2 years.

11. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Sorry I'll rephrase that... One Plus is Cheap and manufactured in China. The fact that they are only making a few dollars off each unit, if you have a warranty claim they expect you to send your phone to China at your expense. God forbid you have an issue with your phone because like most Chinese companies they just don't care.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"One Plus is Cheap and manufactured in China" You should stop using technology then. Nearly every electronic stuffs have some parts manufactured in China.

14. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Shame they are given bulls**t titles of techie or product specialist without doing more than reading off a spec sheet. Besides the reason why there are variable charge rates is to put less strain on the battery through heat especially while the phone is in use.

19. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I was just at work on New Year's, and we all took a group selfie. My RN charge nurse whipped out her iPhone, bet she couldn't get everyone in and the picture turned out so so. I pulled out my OnePlus 3T and let me tell you, everyone was amazed... Keep in mind over half of them used iPhones. From now on, they get me to do the selfies. The screen and clarity of my photos wowwed everyone. This is real life example of why you should stop drinking the fad Kool aid. In practice, manty people would trade an iPhone for a fluid Android in a heartbeat.

20. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Also, most celebrities are vain, concerned with image, and/or are essentially prostitutes to the industry. The iPhone fits them well. It's the only phone so vain as to have the majority of its cases have a cut out for that stupid fruit logo on the back so EVERYONE can see you're using a d@mn iPhone

3. neron5

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

She said ¿Emily Barikasky?????

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So this advert is part of the reason that the OP3T costs 130£ more than the OPO

6. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Can beat Huawei's Honor magic. One plus 3T: 90% of a 3400mAh battery in 60 minutes Honor Magic: 90% of 2900mAh battery in 30 mins.

7. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I would dash charge her :))

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

They could have put her into a better pair of jeans though. What she's wearing does little to compliment her nice figure.

8. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i dont understand a lick of it, well one or two maybe, but still, i'd rather lick her a million licks...

10. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

She's a tech fan too?! I think I'm in love.

17. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No, she just bulls**ts as one as most celebs and female models do.

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Celebrities are just trying to make More money like everyone else. Their only purpose is to persuade you, and make you think they use the product, nothing more. Ads are, used to be, what Instagram is now. Hopefully the more followers, the more they can push product.

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I approve this click bait. Keep them coming PA.

16. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The only reason like of us came here is her. Who cares about dash charge though :) I do.

18. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

All she spouted off was nothing really technical for f**ks sake.

22. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Blurred Lines. Hey hey hey!

23. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

I would just like to have her follow me around all day and explain how things work that was the most enjoyable tech discussion I have heard lately

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