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Old April 12th, 2014, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if wireless charging on a note 3 is possible if i already have a case on it? ive been using my otterbox defender and ive loved it since the day i got it.
i always thought that with wireless charging you'd have to have a bulky case like the old powermat cases but luckily i got educated on that recently.

it seems as though i will have to buy a replacement back for my GN3 but i dont know if that will add extra bulk as to hinder me from using my ottterbox defender, or if the otterbox defender is too thick to allow wireless charging?

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On Amazon.com they sell charging insert. Just search "Note 3 wireless charging" you can get them for under $10 and they will charge thru the case.
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On Amazon.com they sell charging insert. Just search "Note 3 wireless charging" you can get them for under $10 and they will charge thru the case.
Okay thanks, im swedish so i dont have access to amazon, we have a lot of resellers though; is this the same cover?

will the recharging work with any Qi dock? i was thinking of getting an airdock


i also found this on amazon
is that the same as the replacement back or better/worse?
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I have a QI charger and a QI receiver which i put under the stock cover and then placed the cell phone in its tech21 case and it charges beautifully. charger and receiver cost me 33.00 us
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okay so i looked around a bit and found this cover and charger kit
From my measurements it seems the otterbox defender is exactly 5mm thick in the back and according to the Fone salesman qi card qoil
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Qi technology can be used with all non-metallic cases and covers under 5mm thick
does this mean that Qi charging would not work for my case since its exactly 5mm?

on Otterbox's website FAQ it is said that
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Our cases are precision-fit to the device. Any other products that change the dimensions of the device are not compatible with our cases.
so the official Samsung back cover would not work with my case since it says
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*When installed, the Wireless Battery Cover will result in a very slight increase in the overall size of the device. As such, there is a possibility that not all case options may fit as they do with the standard battery cover installed.
on the official Galaxy note 3 wireless charging cover page.

i could not get any exact measurements from either the otterbox nor the samsung customer support.
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If you install your own receiver, using the stock Samsung case, the phone will still fit in the Otterbox. But at 5mm, the charge rate is going to be pretty low, so don't exoect a 2 hour charge.

You could also just take the phone out of the Otterbox to charge it, and it'll charge faster.

BTW, Qi is Qi. If it's a Qi charging pad and a Qi receiver, they'll work together.
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Smile look on amazon & read about different chargers and receivers

Some are more powerful than others. Some charge at higher amps than others.

i think koolpad is more powerful when used with the right receiver.
Amazon.com: Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger Pad for All Qi Compatible Devices Including Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 SV and other Phones with Receivers & iPhone with iQi Mobile (White - Muted with sound disabled): Cell Phones & Accessories

receiver works with defender discussion under questions and answers:

Amazon.com: Questions And Answers: will this fit and work inside a Otterbox Defender case?

this is the thin receiver that fits the stock note 3 back the best:

Amazon.com: Ultra-thin 0.5mm Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Card Coil for Samsung Galaxy Note III 3 N9005 N9500 with Full NFC Support: Cell Phones & Accessories

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I have a ZeroLemon battery and case installed. From what I can see there is no way to charge this phone wirelessly. Does anyone have a comment on how to do that if you can do it?
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I have a ZeroLemon battery and case installed. From what I can see there is no way to charge this phone wirelessly. Does anyone have a comment on how to do that if you can do it?
doesnt seem possible unless zerolemon comeso ut with a battery for the note that includes qi wireless charging capabilities
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I guess i will list have to plug it in every night then. On my previous phone i damaged the charging port on the phone by doing that so often.
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I have to modify what I posted earlier. I keep my phone in an iBlason case which is, I think a bit thicker than 5mm. Positioning the phone is just a bit more sensitive with the case on than with the case off, but I get the same (measured) charging current with the case on. Once I found that out (accidentally, because where I put the charging pad is just about where I normally kept the phone before I set up wireless charging), I don't think I've had the case off once, except for a battery change (which I do every so often).
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