All about Dash Charger & Dash Charging technology.

All about Dash Charger & Dash Charging technology.

If you owned a smartphone then you have realized that charging it, has been as essential as you need food to eat. Haaa……haaa………. But literally, it’s true. We always remain in search of a power socket to charge it frequently, because it juices the battery power as hell and smartphones have now become an essential part of our life because most of the work is done by it with the help of your fingertips. In today’s post, I’ll discuss, All about Dash Charger & Dash Charging technology.

Charging the smartphone’s battery has been our primary concern. Charging technology has evolved a lot so far and still evolving continuously. One of the important technologies I am going to talk about is Dash Charging technology. So don’t waste any time further, let’s get started.

About the Dash Charging technology

Dash Charging technology first debuted by the One Plus with the launch of One Plus 3 smartphone promised 60-70% of full charge in just 30 minutes of charging. By the way, One Plus is a child company of Oppo, emerged in the year 2013. But you would not aware of this fact that Dash Charging technology was introduced by Oppo first. They called it VOOC technology implemented in Oppo phones such as Oppo R9 and the Oppo F1 Plus. Later Dash Charging technology is licensed by One Plus with its own name attached.

Differences between dash charging and other charging protocols

To charge the battery faster we need to increase the power which is supplied to the battery, we can increase the power supplied to the battery either by increasing voltage or by increasing current. Let’s understand this with the help of Physics. You know that basic formula of power in electronics i.e.

Power (Watt) = (Voltage (Volt)) * (Current (Ampere))

By the above equation, you can easily understand that Power can be increased by either increasing voltage or by the current. One Plus uses 5 Volts-4 Amps charging combination that gives the power output as 20 Watt. By doing this Dash Charger produces a larger electrical current rather than increasing the voltage, which results in a more stable and consistent charging.

Pros and cons of the dash charging technology


  • It does not transmit heat to the device as it is compensated by the wall plug charger itself.
  • One can use the device during charging without any problem.
  • It removes the kind of alarming heat build-up we’ve seen before in quick charging standards.


  • You’ll definitely need the official OnePlus Dash Charge Adapter that comes only with the OnePlus devices.
  • Without that, you’re out of luck, as OnePlus hasn’t revealed its technology yet to the third-party hardware manufacturers.
  • You’ll also need a bespoke cable to use Dash Charger, that’s thicker so it can squeeze the extra required current.

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Thank you.

Anil Kashyap

I want to explore new things every single moment of life. Life motto: Learn and teach as much as you can until your last breath.

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