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#4630146 - 01/10/18 09:10 AM Wireless charging not dependable. Why?
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6578
Loc: Hudson, NH
Got an Atomi Fast Charge Wireless charger for Christmas. Using it with a Galaxy s7 and the adaptive wall charger the phone came with. Was great for a couple of days. Not having to plug it in is awesome. Was very happy with it. Then two days later... I started getting a "wireless charging paused" notification on my phone. The Atomi pad was shutting off completely. I googled and many reviews say its junk, stopped working, returned for something else. Then I started reading reviews of other wireless chargers to find a better one. Same complaint. Even the Branded Samsung wireless charger has complaints about reliability and paused charging.

Before I threw the charger away, tried an older generic wall charger without the fast adaptive stuff just to see what happens. Haven't had a problem since. Charges slower, and IMO for the better. Fast wireless charging was making the phone heat up. It doesn't do that anymore

Anyone else having problems with fast wireless charging?
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#4630167 - 01/10/18 09:22 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
zzyzzx Online   sleepy


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4374
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Wireless charging not dependable. Why?

Because it's not properly connected.

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#4630175 - 01/10/18 09:23 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
KrisZ Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7476
Loc: Toronto, Canada
No experience with wireless charging, but my new phone also heats up on the fast charger and just like you I decided to use the slow charger form the old phone to charge overnight. I will use the fast charger when I need a quick boost, no need to fast charge when I'm sleeping.
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#4630185 - 01/10/18 09:30 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
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Loc: NJ
Mine works pretty good. About 5 times a year the charging will stop at around 75%. Other then that, no problems.
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#4630201 - 01/10/18 09:44 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
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I'm wondering if the problem(s) is actually the white Samsung adaptive fast charger wall plug. If it shuts off power, or if the wireless charger senses the rapid charge changes as a problem and turns itself off.
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#4630210 - 01/10/18 09:51 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2364
Loc: MN
If the phone isn't lined up correctly on the pad it will not charge with the correct rate or at all.

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#4630223 - 01/10/18 10:00 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6578
Loc: Hudson, NH
I was hoping it was something simple like alignment. But this particular wireless pad has different LEDs to tell you if somethings off like alignment, finished charging, etc. Not what's happening here. Phone puts up a notification saying wireless charging is paused, and the wireless charger has no LED's. Dead. I have to unplug the wall outlet and plug it back in. Does not happen with a standard wall charger.
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#4630298 - 01/10/18 10:56 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1345
Loc: toronto
I'd guess it's built-in overheat protection 'pausing' the charging. Samsung just came off a huge corporate nightmare with battery fires and inductive charging is wasteful and heat generating, albeit convenient. Doubt they're taking chances with batteries right now.

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#4630301 - 01/10/18 10:58 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
racer12306 Offline


Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 2309
Loc: Baltimore, MD
I have had zero problems with the actual act of wireless charging.

I have a wireless charger that I bought May 2015 to use when I got my Nexus 6. I used it until May 2017 when I switched to an iPhone 6 as I awaited for the next gen of iPhone's to come out. I now have an iPhone 8 that charges every night on the same charging pad.

The only problem I have is that the back of the iPhone 8/8+/X is glass, so it slides off while charging. I think the newer pads accommodate this better but I've put some dabs of hot glue on the charger and it works fine.

My charger is a Choetech Stadium. It's no longer available, but Choetech does still make wireless chargers.

I'd be looking at something in the phone or in the specific charger and yes, alignment is key. Mine has 3 coils on it to make the alignment less of an issue.


How many amps does the wall wort put out?
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#4630303 - 01/10/18 10:58 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
I use a cheap "KoolPad" brand wireless charger I bought off amazon. It works perfect with my S6 edge. I've had it for over a year.
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#4630355 - 01/10/18 11:25 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6578
Loc: Hudson, NH
Here is a pic.

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#4630364 - 01/10/18 11:31 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6578
Loc: Hudson, NH
I think its something to do with fast/turbo 10w charging. The regular 5w charging seems to be fine.
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#4630398 - 01/10/18 11:56 AM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
If Tesla had lived another 50 years, we wouldn't have electric outlets in our homes. Just one main antenna.

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#4630441 - 01/10/18 12:37 PM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 861
Loc: Oklahoma
I just recently started wireless charging with the new iPhone... never had any issues
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#4630523 - 01/10/18 01:41 PM Re: Wireless charging not dependable. Why? [Re: LeakySeals]
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3164
Loc: Ohio
I'm using a Samsung "Fast" wireless charger with my N8. It only messed up on me once. I woke up and the charge indicator on the charger was blinking. I took the phone off and re-positioned it and it was ok. I have the EP-NG930TBUGUS because it was free with the phone and works well.
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