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[Dollarama] Tech1 wireless QI charger $4

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TusharN30757 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 2:39 am
The charging IC is built inside your phone ( also called PMIC or Tristar/ Hydra on certain iPhones) and it knows very well when to stop.
That I don't know how to explain why the same phone on another pad doesn't get hot when charging overnight.
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Error416 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 2:50 am
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4$ definitely won't break the bank. It's worth going to the store, checking out the specs, and trying it for yourself. I can't see it doing any serious harm to your device if you follow the instructions.
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recordman wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 10:12 pm
Some wireless chargers don't know how to stop after charging has reached full. It could lead to a warm/hot pad which would lessen the battery life. Someone could report back on this model, or take your chances on $4.
It doesn’t work that way. The phone pulls energy from the charger, not charger pushing it. It’s the same reason you can never ‘fry’ a phone that can only use 1 amp current if you charge it using a 2.4 amp charger.
recordman wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 2:46 am
That I don't know how to explain why the same phone on another pad doesn't get hot when charging overnight.
Because a more efficient charger emmits less heat while converting the dc electricity to electromagnetic energy. One of your chargers is less efficient than the otger one, making your phone warmer as it sits on it.
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Error416 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 2:50 am
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Buy with confidence! There is nothing in the charger than can dmg your phone. Your phone has mechanisms to protect it from overcharging. The most dangerous part of any charging circuit is the AC/DC conversion which is a moot case considering this doesn’t come with a wall wart. Just plug this in to a quality USB Charger and enjoy.
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X24Secret wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 3:19 am
Because a more efficient charger emmits less heat while converting the dc electricity to electromagnetic energy. One of your chargers is less efficient than the otger one, making your phone warmer as it sits on it.
I buy that, but it doesn't explain why it's still quite warm 6 hours after the charging is supposedly done. Something is not stopping the electricity flow.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 6:53 pm
It should be funny to read what is on the back of the packaging. I bet everything on it was done with Google Translate. Despite what Google claims, they are no where near good at translating.
The spanish part is brutal also Face With Tears Of Joy
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Got one today for my iPhone , working well .thanks again op
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ammaretto wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 9:06 pm
i bought a similar one from ebay & it didn't work with my phone. Moto G5. ;-(
That phone doesn't support wireless charging. No way it could work.
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X24Secret wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 3:19 am
It doesn’t work that way. The phone pulls energy from the charger, not charger pushing it. It’s the same reason you can never ‘fry’ a phone that can only use 1 amp current if you charge it using a 2.4 amp charger.
You should lecture that to USB C cables and why it is impossible for them to fry a phone that only uses 1 amp.
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Guelph Pergola location in south end has a bunch...picked one up and seems to work ok.
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I find these really slow, I rather it be wired 18W USB-C for 50% charge in 1/2h, or wireless on a stand-type Qi overnight doubling as alarm clock.

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