Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Charge may refer to any of the following:

Low, medium, and full-charge battery icons.

1. To charge an electronic device is to add power to the device's battery, allowing it to store the energy it needs to carry out its functions. Charging can be done using a cable, like an AC adapter or USB cable, or through wireless means, like a Qi pad.

When a device such as a smartphone or laptop computer is charging, it is usually indicated by a lightning bolt symbol appearing on or near the battery level icon. When a device without a screen is charging, it may be indicated by a blinking LED light near the charging port.

2. When buying goods or services, you can charge the purchase to a credit or debit card as a method of payment. The charge to a debit card will remove money from your bank account and transfer it to the merchant's account. The charge to a credit card will add to the amount you are required to pay to the credit card company, to reimburse them for borrowing their money.

Battery terms, Electronic, Electronics terms, Power terms, Transfer