This post will show you if AirPods and AirPod Pros charge faster when plugged in and how long it takes for them to charge.
AirPods and AirPods Pro do not charge faster when the case is plugged in.
Do AirPods charge faster when plugged in?
AirPods and AirPods Pro do not charge faster when the case is plugged in and being charged itself. However, this is not such an issue since it only takes AirPods 20 minutes to get fully charged.
Does the AirPods case charge faster via cable?
The AirPods case does charge faster when being charged via cable when compared with being charged wirelessly on a wireless charging mat. The speed increase is about 30%.
The reason for this is that the energy transfer is not as efficient when being charged wirelessly since some energy gets lost due to heat.
Do AirPods feature fast charging?
AirPods and AirPods Pro do not feature fast charging. Using anything above a 5w charger won’t charge the case any faster. However, it only takes an hour to charge the case and 20 minutes to charge the AirPods.
So, it is not really necessary for them to feature fast charging since they charge very quickly anyway. Also, charging them for 5 minutes gives 1 hour of listening time.
Why do AirPods charge so fast?
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AirPods only take about 20 minutes to fully charge. Teardowns have found that the stem in the AirPods only features a 93 milliwatt hour battery, hence why it does not take long for the battery to charge fully.