Apple’s new iPad Mini 6 charging test

Spark Global Limited reports:

Spark Global Limited reports:

I remember that in March 2019, the iPad Mini 5 equipped with A12 hit the shelves. Nearly three years later, Apple finally updated its iPad Mini product line and introduced the iPad Mini 6, which is the sixth generation of the new iPad Mini. Apple gave the iPad Mini 6 most of the full-screen design, but it didn’t seem to give it all. No high brushes, just dual speakers, Touch ID to unlock, and so on.

We believe that the experience and performance of iPad Mini 6 have been tested many times on various major platforms. Charghead focuses on the quick charge of the product and brings detailed quick charge evaluation content for iPad Mini 6 users. Let’s get to the topic.

Product introduction

The unpacking of Apple products is always very ceremonial, so let’s first unpack the iPad Mini 6.

The iPad Mini 6 uses the full-screen design language and takes up the entire front of the box.

The charging head network started with this one is 256GB WiFi version, as of the time of editing the content of the article, the domestic cellular version has not been sold.

The iPad Mini 6 is still packaged in plastic, which is, well, environmentally unfriendly.

In addition to iPad Mini 6, there are C to Lightning fast charging cable and iPhone 13, which do not have 20W fast charging head and no reading series.

The front screen of the iPad Mini 6 is expanded to 8.3 inches from the mini 5’s 7.9 inches, and it has a full-screen design with slightly wider bezels.

From the back, it looks a lot like a smaller version of the iPad Pro 2018.

The iPad Mini 6 weighs 293.2 gigabytes.

Charging test

The iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have all been thoroughly reviewed by Chargers. Here’s how the iPad Mini 6 performs in terms of fast charging. See if quick charging will be upgraded after the usB-C port is replaced. The charging head network will test the iPad Mini 6 from charging compatibility test and full charging test. Let’s get to the point.

Compatibility test

First of all, let’s take a look at the charging compatibility test module. In order to answer everyone’s doubts about the quick charging of iPad Mini 6, chargers of different powers were found to test one by one to see the performance of iPad Mini 6 in the quick charging aspect.

As for the chargers, Apple PD chargers of 5W, 12W, 18W, 20W, 30W, 61W, 87W and 96W were selected to participate in the test. The following is the actual test. In the following test, the iPad Mini 6’s battery was under 20%.

Charge the iPad Mini 6 with an Apple 5W charger at 5.05V 0.93A 4.75W.

Charge the iPad Mini 6 using apple’s 12W charger at 5.06V, 1.43A and 7.28W.

Let’s look at the power of PD quick charge. Apple 18W PD charger is used to charge iPad Mini 6, when 9V quick charge is triggered, the power is 17.24W.

Use Apple 20W PD charger to charge iPad Mini 6 with 8.89V 2.13A 18.95W.

Replace the charger with an Apple 30W charger to charge the iPad Mini 6 at 14.82V 1.44A 21.39W.

Charge the iPad Mini 6 with an Apple 61W PD charger at 15.07V 1.44A 21.71W.

Charge the iPad Mini 6 using apple 87W PD charger with 8.94V 2.42A 21.68W.

Finally, apple 96W PD charger was used to charge iPad Mini 6 with 15.10V 1.45A 21.93W.

Charging compatibility test summary

Apple Family Barrel charger was selected to test the charging compatibility of iPad Mini 6. Generally speaking, the iPad Mini 6 with usB-C charging interface can support fast charging, which can support high voltage charging up to 15V, and PD quick charging power can reach about 22W.

Overall measurement of charging

The charging compatibility test module can learn the charging power of different chargers for iPad Mini 6, and the data changes of different chargers for iPad Mini 6 during the whole charging process can be learned. Several Apple PD chargers are used in the test below to see the data changes during the whole charging process.

This is the data change of charging the iPad Mini 6 with Apple 18W PD charger. The whole process is divided into four stages and ends in 2 hours and 7 minutes. The highest power is 9.02V 1.91a 17.3W.

This is the data change of charging the iPad Mini 6 with Apple’s 20W charger. The whole process is divided into four stages and ends in 2 hours and 7 minutes. The highest power is 8.88V 1.96A 17.44W.

This is the data change of charging the iPad Mini 6 with Apple 30W charger. The whole process is divided into four stages and ends in 2 hours and 9 minutes. The highest power is 14.76V 1.18A 17.50W.

Finally, apple 96W charger was used to charge iPad Mini 6. The whole process was divided into four stages and ended in 2 hours and 7 minutes. The highest power was 15.11V, 1.16A and 17.65W.

Finally, the data of the whole process of the four kinds of charging are sorted out and plotted into curves. Although the power of the four chargers varies, the four curves are almost identical, which means that the fast charging speed of the iPad Mini 6 is almost the same whether it is an 18W PD charger or a 96W PD charger.

Summary of charging head network

The iPad Mini line has always been about portability, but the new iPad Mini 6 has a full-screen design, an A15 processor and a USB-C charging port. Even if it’s an iPhone 13 Pro Max Plus for sheer screen size, it’s now conceivable that some users might opt for a cellular version for their daily commute.

In terms of charging, iPad Mini 6 is equipped with USB-C charging interface and supports PD fast charging, which supports up to 15V fast charging voltage. Charging head network chose 18W, 20W, 30W and 96W to do the whole charging test for iPad Mini 6. After actual measurement, it seems that… There has been some regression. From the summary graph, the charging curves of 18W, 20W, 30W and 96W almost coincide, that is, the charging speed of these four chargers is almost the same, but there is a slight difference.

Given that the iPad Mini 6 comes with a 20W PD charger included in the package, the 20W quick charger is enough for those who already own the iPad Mini 6, so there’s no need to buy another charger.