- 11-29-2012, 11:32 AM #1
My Nokia charging plates came in yesterday (SUPER HAPPY since coming off of a Pre3 with TS2). One thing I read on the documentation that came with the charger is that it should read when the battery is fully charged and will indicate a full charge by blinking the white LED light. I have noticed with my 8x, the white LED stay a constant white anytime the phone is on the charger, fully charged or not. I would guess that the charger turns itself off or at least goes into a different mode when it detects the phone is charged (again, just a guess) so it does not over charge the battery. If so, then it is not doing this with the 8x, so leaving the phone on the charger too long could be a problem. This said, I always left my Pre's on their chargers with no ill affect on the battery, so maybe this wireless charging works the same. Of course, the Pre's had exhibition mode, so they were always using some power when on the charger, the 8x does not do this. Unfortunately, I have not found much information on any website on whether or not you should leave the 8x on a Qi charger for extended periods of time.
I did just think about turning on NFC to see if that indicates to the plate when the phone is charged. I will update once the charge is full to let you know.
If anyone knows more about this and whether or not this is a problem, please let me know.
UPDATE: I just re-read the instructions. It does a long blink when the phone is ALREADY charged and the LIGHT SHOULD GO OFF when the phone is fully charged (which to me means it stops charging).
UPDATE 2: With NFC on, and phone at 100 percent (both indicated by battery indicator, battery saver app, and green LED), the charging plate's white LED remains on.
Maybe the WPCentral guys can weigh in on this and/or contact HTC and Nokia to find out their take?
Last edited by pdch; 11-29-2012 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Update Post
- 11-29-2012, 12:06 PM #3
The tiny white light on my Nokia charging pad does NOT go out even after the phone is fully charged. It also does not blink. Maybe the phone thinks it's fully charged (displays 100% and also the red light on upper right of phone turns green), but the Nokia thinks it needs more juice? Ill leave it on the pad another hour and see if it ever blinks/goes out.
- 11-29-2012, 03:07 PM #5
But is this really any worse/different than leaving it plugged into the wall since the phone always says it's charging and never stops the wall charger even after it hits 100%? And maybe the LED is just a status indicator and doesn't really impact charging at all in which case it would be the same as charging a Nokia just without the status indicator like the OP said basically leaving it on a different brand Qi charger.
- 12-02-2012, 08:35 AM #9
I am using my HTC 8X with an LG charging plate from Verizon and it seems to work without an issue. The LED on the plate appears to work in accordance with the manual and my 8x shows a red LED while charging and a green LED once its fully charged.
One thing I have noticed is that the back of my phone gets extremely warm after sitting on the plate for an extended period of time.
- 12-02-2012, 09:59 AM #12
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I've had my Nokia charge plate for about a week. I think its fine, the phone should (and appears to) stop charging once its at 100%, just like it would through the USB as mentioned. White LED remains lit as long as the phone is on the pad. Interesting that the charge plate operates differently with Nokia phone.
- 12-02-2012, 12:39 PM #14
I can also doubly/triply confirm, the light DOES NOT go out once the HTC 8X is fully charged. My instructions said the light should go out, but it doesn't. I don't have a 920 to see if the light goes out as others indicate. I do not notice any particular warming (suggesting the phone is being over-charged), but that's subjective. Once I pull it off the plate, it always states 100% confirmed with 2 different battery level apps.
Last edited by msdugn; 12-02-2012 at 06:11 PM.
- 12-05-2012, 01:08 PM #15
I have the charging stand, and didn't notice. Will let u know next charge. On a side note, where did you get the Touchstone 2? I thought only a handfull of prototypes were made, and the pic I saw, it wasn't very pretty. How's the Bluetooth audio on it? I have a VZW Pre3 with a Touchstone 1, and would love to get a 2 if they are floating around out there.
- 12-05-2012, 03:36 PM #16
- 12-07-2012, 06:07 PM #17
The light not turning off is a lil scary to me, in one thread about the Lumias it seemed to be almost 50/50 of the light shutting off.... I would be scared of shortening the life of the battery if the light on does in fact mean the battery is still charging (which it would seem to be what that indicated).
Some of the Lumia folks reported extra heat when the light didn't shut off as well (this is a sure Li-Ion killer). Anyone noticing an extra warmth after full charge with the 8X? Technically the chip in the battery should stop it from charging when full, but the light staying on on the charging pad then means???
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