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?
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
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
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
*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.
Last edited by MammothJerk; April 12th, 2014 at 04:46 PM.
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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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