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  1. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    I got the Nokia CR-200 Wireless Car Charger to recognize the Lumia 950XL by cutting off the bottom piece so the phone is positioned lower. The phone now rests on top of the dash instead of the cradle. See the pics.

    If you're willing to do this mod be aware that there is a wire inside so you have to cut around it so you can bend the wire down. I actually cut the right side but the phone was still recognized so I'm not sure if the wire was needed or not. But I soldered mine back on just in case. It doesn't really sit flush on the charger but it gets recognized and charges so it's good enough for me.

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    Last edited by thaddyusmaximus; 12-01-2015 at 12:38 PM.
    12-01-2015 12:39 AM
  2. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    What was the problem before? Is that the Cr200 or 201?
    12-01-2015 04:48 AM
  3. dKp1977's Avatar
    I've been using a CR200 for a little more than 2 years now and was kinda disappointed when I heard that the 950XL I just ordered wouldn't work with it, since they used a different placement for the charging coils compared to the 1520 and 1020 (which I was using the CR200 with).
    Nice to see that someone was able to come up with a solution. I have a different idea though, but if that turns out to don't do the trick, I'll definitely consider your modification.
    12-01-2015 05:00 AM
  4. slyronit's Avatar
    Can someone confirm that

    1. The problem exists for both the CR-200 and CR-201?
    2. The problem exists with a Mozo case, too?

    Either way, I will get the phone on Dec 11 and the Mozo case around the same time, so will be able to confirm
    12-01-2015 09:30 AM
  5. dKp1977's Avatar
    Can someone confirm that

    1. The problem exists for both the CR-200 and CR-201?
    2. The problem exists with a Mozo case, too?

    Either way, I will get the phone on Dec 11 and the Mozo case around the same time, so will be able to confirm
    I was thinking about the case thing too. I'm not entirely sure how the wireless charging works, but it's obviously based on induction. Which means there needs to be a charging coil in the charger itself, one in the cover and again one in the battery. So if the coil used in the case is larger than the one used in the original case, it could possibly work.
    But even if not, I've been thinking about placing a thin stripe of copper between the CR 200 and the Lumia 950XL. Not sure if it's gonna work, but it's worth a try.
    12-01-2015 09:48 AM
  6. Hildr's Avatar
    There is no coil in the battery, just on the charger, that emits an electromagnetic fiels, and one in the case, that use the electromagnetic fiels to create an induced current used to charge the battery.
    I don't understand what you want to do by putting copper between the two coils, but I think at best it will just heat up the copper, since the induced current will loop like the ones in a pan on an induction cooker.
    I wonder if we can move the coil in the back cover like 5-10mm highter, like some did with the coil of the lumia 925's case to move it into the phone itself.
    12-01-2015 10:25 AM
  7. slyronit's Avatar
    Hope the coils on the Mozo case are a bit lower.

    I will also try using the mount horizontally, with the phone aligned the opposite way (Upside down vertically)
    12-01-2015 10:47 AM
  8. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    What was the problem before? Is that the Cr200 or 201?
    It's the 200.
    12-01-2015 11:02 AM
  9. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    What's the best place in the US to get the Mozo case? I checked Amazon but didn't see any and the Mozo site says the brown leather one is out of stock.
    12-01-2015 11:03 AM
  10. Captpt's Avatar
    Wish we could do this with the Nokia DT910 Wireless Charging Stand!!!!
    12-01-2015 11:17 AM
  11. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    Wish we could do this with the Nokia DT910 Wireless Charging Stand!!!!
    At least with the charging stand we can charge it in Landscape. But you have to jerry rig the stand a bit by glueing some foam on the bottom so the phone is elevated about 1 cm. I'm tempted to to take mine apart to see if I can make the stand go higher.
    12-01-2015 11:50 AM
  12. Harrie-S's Avatar

    If you're willing to do this mod be aware that there is a wire inside so you have to cut around it so you can bend the wire down. I actually cut the right side but the phone was still recognized so I'm not sure if the wire was needed or not. But I soldered mine back on just in case. It doesn't really sit flush on the charger but it's get's recognized and charges so it's good enough for me.

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    Could this wire be for the for the NFC?
    12-01-2015 12:06 PM
  13. dKp1977's Avatar
    Could this wire be for the for the NFC?

    Either that or it's for that little green LED that lights up when a device is being charged.
    12-01-2015 12:33 PM
  14. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    I think it's the NFC as the cable was pretty wide for just an LED. There are about 8 strands of wire that's flat.
    12-01-2015 12:37 PM
  15. slyronit's Avatar
    What's the best place in the US to get the Mozo case? I checked Amazon but didn't see any and the Mozo site says the brown leather one is out of stock.
    I ordered directly from Mozo, but they are backordered.
    12-01-2015 01:21 PM
  16. slyronit's Avatar
    I think it's the NFC as the cable was pretty wide for just an LED. There are about 8 strands of wire that's flat.
    NFC shouldn't need such cabling. In most cases, it is just a passive standalone sticker.
    12-01-2015 01:23 PM
  17. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    I ended up selling it and getting in on the Tylt Vu car charger sale from their website for $40.
    12-01-2015 01:36 PM
  18. original.woodster's Avatar
    So annoyed. Bet the 950 doesn't have this trouble. I've got the Nokia stand and car charger still in it's box as my 925 gave up wireless charging years ago. Will probably sell both of these and get some 3rd party ones. Glad my JBL PowerUp will still work. Ikea sell a qi wireless charger for a bedside table they stock, should also fit in the cord hole in my desk.
    12-10-2015 05:32 PM
  19. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    hope someone can find a way to modify the qi sticker on the cases to set it lower by a bit.

    Maybe it can be done on the Mozo too. I will try it on the original back once I get my phone and mozo back,
    12-10-2015 06:44 PM
  20. slyronit's Avatar
    I got my 950XL and can confirm it doesn't work with the CR-201, so there's no difference between CR-200 and CR-201 there. I really hope the Mozo case I am getting next week doesn't have the same problem, but looking at the case review on allaboutwindowsphone.com, looks like the sticker on the Mozo case is exactly the same as the sticker on the official case.

    I was really avoiding cutting open the cradle, but looks like there's no good option left.
    12-11-2015 12:46 AM
  21. jazzedmurf's Avatar
    I also have the CR-201 cradle, and I'm frustrated that the L950XL doesn't work with it. I'll check the Tylt Vu mentioned above, but if anyone has any other recommendations, I'd love to hear them.
    12-11-2015 03:52 PM
  22. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Will the device charge if placed upside down?
    12-12-2015 10:51 PM
  23. slyronit's Avatar
    Will the device charge if placed upside down?
    Might, will try today. However, the clamps then cover the volume buttons, so not feasible much.
    12-13-2015 05:28 AM
  24. slyronit's Avatar
    Strange, doesn't work upside down, either. If you lift it just a bit, the volume buttons don't get pressed by the clamps.




    As far as the charging goes, I tried moving it up and down, but didn't work.

    http://i.imgur.com/sKX4U0C.jpg

    Its a shame, because if it worked upside down, could have inverted the stand itself or used in landscape mode.
    12-13-2015 07:31 AM
  25. jazzedmurf's Avatar
    Are there any out-of-box solutions available that work? I've been looking on Amazon but haven't really found anything promising--one user bought a "L950XL-compliant" Qi mount from Choe and had to similarly take a hacksaw to it...

    I have also been experiencing weird charging behaviors from my DT-901 pads--are those old enough to be single-coil chargers? I'm thinking about buying some cheap, three-coil pad replacements.
    12-13-2015 12:20 PM
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