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Qi Wireless Charger Receivers

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Qi Wireless Charger Receivers

The Redmi Note 5 phone I'm using (and another Note 8pro that's "still in transit"), while excellent values, don't have wireless charging.

I've been considering some of these wireless Qi charging receivers that have a flat patch/coil which plug into the phone's charging port: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000239 ... 2e0eswxK1n

Has anyone had any experience with using these? Is there any real performance difference between "5W" and "10W"?
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Jul 2, 2001
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I've used these before a few years ago, you need to be dead on accurate when placing it otherwise they won't charge. Maybe something changed with these new ones.
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+1 on having to being accurate when placing it on the charger.

I got an addon wireless receiver off eBay for a Samsung S3 a few years ago. (In that case it actually went behind the battery cover and connected to a charging port beside the battery, so it didn't tie up the usb port.) But I found it very finicky when placing it on the charger. If it wasn't perfect, it didn't work.
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I used them with an iPhone and Android. I would not use them again because they are not that quick and they can get really warm during the charging process.
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If by going with wireless charging you want to save the hassle of connecting the phone, there's another solution. Get a magnetic charging connector/adapter like this. Only a few bucks. Quickly snaps on without any effort.
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