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  1. jeep_man

    jeep_man Member

    So I picked up the Maxx....love this phone. I also picked up the seidio ghost 100 qi wireless charger from my Verizon local corporate store. It is the black one that says DROID on it. I plugged it in last night and laid my maxx down on top of it and it makes a really loud sound indicating that it is wireless charging. The only way that i found to turn it off is to silence my ringer, which i do not like doing in case i am needed for my job. I also noticed that after about 30 mins it was scorching hot. I removed it from the charger because i didn't want to ruin my new phone. So the questions are:

    1. does anybody know of an app to disable the wireless charging notification sound?

    2. should this charger be putting off this much heat? This doesn't seem normal and i am not talking about a little bit of heat, it put off more heat than my wife's heating pad can on the high setting :-(

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  2. rjack22

    rjack22 Member

    I can only say that my wireless charger does not get hot. Only mildly warm. I would think hot would not be normal.
  3. landolakes

    landolakes Well-Known Member

    I use the Nokia charger, have three of them and they all get really got on occasion. The led indicator starts blinking and it won't charge till the phone cools down. Can't figure out why the get hot.
  4. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    wireless chargers do tend to get very warm/hot especially on a battery that large (longer charge time). its just a side effect of pumping energy through the air to charge a device. if its too hot to touch then its too hot, but if you can hold it in your hand then it should be okay (the phones have a temperature guard in them and shuts off and stops charging if the temp gets too hot) as for the noise, i don't have mine yet so IDK about that and we don't have a wireless charger near the demo phones at work so i can't try it out.
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  5. jalov

    jalov Well-Known Member

    I picked up the ghost 100 as well. Works perfectly, but after draining my phone to about 10%, I left it on last night (as I did a few times before) and also not only noticed it was really, really hot when I woke this morning, it must have turned off at times to protest itself as the batter was only at 79% this morning.

    Wireless charging was a cool little feature to have, but looks like it I cant even rely on it to get a full charge in my phone, I am going to return it and stick to regular charging. Oh well. I threw the box away so I hope I can still take it back with the receipt.
  6. seidioseidio

    seidioseidio Well-Known Member

    Hi jeep_man, sorry to hear about the issues you're experiencing with your wireless charger but it's not one of our products, we do not have a wireless charging plate. We recommend contacting the Verizon store you purchased it from!
  7. Crudes

    Crudes Well-Known Member

  8. jalov

    jalov Well-Known Member

    Yes...its the Incipio that I bought...and am now returning. As I said...coll feature, but if it can't charge my phone past 80% its useless to me
  9. 18t

    18t Well-Known Member

    anyone with the dt-900 experiencing problems charging the maxx??
  10. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    i would recommend the nokia wireless charger, it's a Qi charger and i haven't had any complaints about the charger to those that i have sold it to. it may be a charger problem (since its new) or it could be something with the phone and it just gets too hot, maybe they need a software update and slow the charge rate down on wireless charging.

    either way let us know what you find, can't wait to get my maxx next week!
  11. Crudes

    Crudes Well-Known Member

    You work in a Verizon Store and don't have it yet? Egads man, get on it :)
  12. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    we can't take from store stock so i had to order it online, ill get it the 27th
  13. lewwill

    lewwill Well-Known Member

    I hope you will continue to help us on this forum after you get your Maxx. We really appreciate you knowledge and help from the "inside". You are very much appreciated.:)
    Lew
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  14. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    Yes. I passed on information I learned from him to try and patch some of holes on release day. It seems that much of the required information was not getting to all the dealers and there were two "new ways of doing things" that started the same day.

    Thank you.

    .... Thom
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  15. jalov

    jalov Well-Known Member

    Be warned...hold onto your box! They wouldn't take mine back, with receipt, because I threw away the box. Minor bummer, but only out 40 bucks. it worked fine on the first two nights until I let the battery really drain down, and since I didn't recall seeing a warning about overheating within the packaging I simply threw it away after a few days
  16. 18t

    18t Well-Known Member

    Can someone provide the specs on the stock moto charger please?
  17. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    I am certainly here for the long haul , just look at my post count and join date haha!
    As far as helping out , verizon is a temporary job for me until january when I start as a design engineer for national instruments but I will always share what info I have on programs and devices .... so much of the frustration I see at work and on the forums is just because of bad info so if I can do my part to help bring clarity to the situation then that is what I will do for as long as I can, because phandroids my home and I dont even know how many times ive been on the receiving end of help on these forums...
  18. jalov

    jalov Well-Known Member

    called again, and talked them into giving me store credit on the incipio. I told them I didn't hold onto the box because it worked fine at first, and there was no warnings anyone on the package about it overheating and shutting down the phone, and simply felt the battery was just too big for wireless charging, at least with that model charger.

    When I went to the store and brought it back, one of the girls asked the girl who was ringing me up (I exchanged it for a case) what was being returned. When she told her the maxx wireless charger, she asked..."oh that one that's been overheating" or something along those lines, so I guess I wasn't the first one having the same issue.

    For anyone considering it, again, it does work, but if you use your phone heavy in the day and charge it at night, you will not wake with a full charge. Started my day with 79% after a full night on the charger. I can take the extra 4 seconds I guess and plug it in to wake with a full charge. A nice little convenience, but a full battery is simply more convenient to me.
  19. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    ill be getting the Nokia charger (its slimmer and looks better in my opinion anyway so if no one else has one by next week ill be sure to put up a nice results post by Thursday
  20. landolakes

    landolakes Well-Known Member

    I use the Nokia on my DNA and it randomly gets really hot no matter what the discharge amount is on the phone. I have three different ones and they all do the same thing. Otherwise it's a great charger.
  21. Jersey Tom

    Jersey Tom Well-Known Member

    Sounds like heat is to be expected in the inductive charging process, as is relatively slow charge time. Makes sense that it's a fundamentally less efficient process - you're converting current to a field, then from a field back to current (as opposed to a plug that just goes straight into the device). As an aside and as a mechanical engineer - I think that's something that's going to be hard to ever get around... the efficiency of a direct plug is always going to be king.

    With that said, I'm still kinda tempted to get one. This is the Nokia charging plate we're all talking about?
  22. 18t

    18t Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's it. Currently 25$ from att. I might return mine with all this heat chatter
  23. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    I've been thinking about getting a charger just for casual charging - for when I would normally put the phone down on a counter - and not for overnight charging. I may wait.

    The killer for me is that I already have a powermat (early adopter; it was a gift from my wife, who hates seeing wires all over the place) that isn't qi compatible. I've never had a device that I could charge directly on that thing.
  24. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    I have the energizer single and double inductive chargers.

    Both charge the Maxx quickly - no noticeable difference between them and plug.

    Both have large power supplies - 1a for single and 2.3a for double (2 pads plus usb port).

    Phone gets warm but not hot.

    I think your heat issue could be based on the alignment between the charging pad and the sweet spot on the phone. It does give you a graphic to line up with the Qi circle on the phones display when you first put it down.

    In the case of the energizer the center of the Qi icon seems to align with the motorola logo on the back of the phone - which makes the phone overhang the charger on the bottom if they are in alignment.

    So if you line up edge to edge, you'll be misaligned which I would think would increase charging time and heat.

    I've charged the phone from 0% with it getting warm but not hot.

    Try aligning before you give back the charger.
  25. distortedloop

    distortedloop Member

    I've been having good charging without issues on my Droid Maxx with the Powerholic 4" circular Qi units.

    Same unit charges my Nexus 7 okay, but it never shuts itself off.

    With the Maxx it stops charging (LEDs stop blinking) once the phone hits full charge.

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