Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




70 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Topic # 226283 29-Dec-2017 21:11
Send private message quote this post

Steve Biddle signal - not sure why but wondered if Steve knows about Qi as he seems to know a lot about everything.

 

What sort of things should I be looking for if I would like to get a Qi charger for an iPhone 7 or 6S?

 

My understanding is that I will need a charging base and a transmitting pad to stick to the iPhone or whatever other device.

 

Like everything, I imagine Qi chargers are not all built the same? How import is the brand?

 

I'm currently looking at this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/LXORY-Wireless-Charging-Qi-Ready-Smartphones/dp/B0771J8G6P/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514533982&sr=8-1&keywords=qi+charger+lxory

 

The reason I saw this brand/model was that I was looking at one of their phone stands. Any advice on this appreciated!


Create new topic
457 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 1926749 29-Dec-2017 21:18
Send private message quote this post

iPhone 7 and below do not support wireless charging.

 

You require an iPhone 8. 




70 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 1926754 29-Dec-2017 21:24
Send private message quote this post

Sorry the linked product didn't including the < iPhone 8 adapter/receiver pad.

 

This doesn't ship but you get the idea: https://www.amazon.com/LXORY-Wireless-Charging-Qi-Ready-Smartphones/dp/B01MXRWVA9/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geekzone-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1514533982&sr=8-1&keywords=qi%2Bcharger%2Blxory&th=1

 

Edit - another example, https://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Wireless-Charging-Receiver-Add/dp/B01EKAC292/ref=pd_sim_107_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4FV278N319HPYM87AAAY 

 

I just realised that the solution I was going for may involve drawing power to the charging pad from a source around 5W. Does this need to be 10W minimum to reliably charge given the charging characteristics of Qi is less efficient than wired?


 
 
 
 




70 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 1926758 29-Dec-2017 21:38
Send private message quote this post

I now see that Qi charging receivers for iPhone 7 and below are as little as $1 on eBay. How vital is the receiver in this equation (I'm guessing it is important but I'm not really sure how to ensure the best price/performance combo in this department)


1375 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 273


  Reply # 1927085 30-Dec-2017 18:25
Send private message quote this post

From my experience with various wireless chargers on various devices, the thing that matters most is the power adapter and cable need to be capable of supplying the current, the quality of the base and charging coil adapter are of less importance.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.