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09-05-2014 08:16 AM
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  1. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Have you all seen the PMA chargers in action? I understand if you have the older generation chargers that are IQ and you would like to be able to use those. If you are new to wireless charging I think you should give PMA a try. I have the Incipio charging back and have gotten in the Powermat charging base. Its a slick system that offers more than the IQ charging system does. The PMA charging system has magnets on the base to hold the device in place while charging. The charging base uses NFC to know when the device is fully charged and shuts the charger off when the phone reaches full battery. This will increase battery life. The Duracell Powermat base has lights and sound to indicate charging. All in all its a nicer system than the IQ chargers.
    12-06-2013 05:52 PM
  2. jmerrey's Avatar
    Would you mind posting some pics of the phone in the case please?

    Have you all seen the PMA chargers in action? I understand if you have the older generation chargers that are IQ and you would like to be able to use those. If you are new to wireless charging I think you should give PMA a try. I have the Incipio charging back and have gotten in the Powermat charging base. Its a slick system that offers more than the IQ charging system does. The PMA charging system has magnets on the base to hold the device in place while charging. The charging base uses NFC to know when the device is fully charged and shuts the charger off when the phone reaches full battery. This will increase battery life. The Duracell Powermat base has lights and sound to indicate charging. All in all its a nicer system than the IQ chargers.
    12-06-2013 07:41 PM
  3. meir602's Avatar
    try this one:Amazon.com: [Aftermarket Product] Type A Micro USB Qi Wireless Universal Charger Pad Receiver Coil For Smartphone: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Plug it in, tape it on to phone, put case on top to conceal

    This is until I can get an international qi replacement shell to replace my ATT one
    Can you let us know how this is working out for you?
    jlzimmerman likes this.
    12-08-2013 09:33 AM
  4. darth_furious's Avatar
    Its ok, not as good as the built in one on 920. Just put the 920 on and it charges every time within a second. The 1520 is so much bigger you have to make sure its centered and then wait 3 seconds before it detects.

    Its slower and requires more placement precision. I can't recommend it 100%. For me its just a temp solution until I can get a genuine Nokia replacement shell
    Last edited by darth_furious; 12-10-2013 at 03:57 PM.
    12-08-2013 12:38 PM
  5. jmerrey's Avatar
    So, has anyone even seen a Nokia wireless charging cover for the 1520? I don't remember seeing one in any of the presentations.
    jlzimmerman likes this.
    12-08-2013 01:08 PM
  6. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Its ok, not as good as the built in one on 920. Just put the 920 on and it charges every time within a second. The 1520 is so much bigger you have to make sure its centered and then wait 3 seconds before it detects.

    Its slower and requires more placement precision. I can't recommend it 100%. For me its just a temp solution until I can get a genuine Nokia replacement shell
    Sent from my RM-940_nam_att_200 using Board Express
    Thanks. Lack of Qi charging is the only thing keeping me from seriously considering the 1020 or 1520, now that the Verizon 929 is nowhere in sight. With this work around, I can go shopping. :) About how long does it take to fully charge your 1520 battery with this insert?
    12-10-2013 02:49 PM
  7. darth_furious's Avatar
    Thanks. Lack of Qi charging is the only thing keeping me from seriously considering the 1020 or 1520, now that the Verizon 929 is nowhere in sight. With this work around, I can go shopping. :) About how long does it take to fully charge your 1520 battery with this insert?
    The 1520 has a bigger battery so I noticed it doesn't charge as quickly as the 920, especially with this qi receiver (750ma vs the 920's 1000ma). The 920 would fully charge in 2.5 hrs. This one charges about 20%/hr (5 hours). The 920 would do 2000mah/2.5hrs=800mah/hr. My setup is 3400mah/5hrs= 680mah/hr or about 85% of the 920's rate (though rated 75%).

    Don't read too much into numbers or try too hard to extrapolate data: Bottom line is that it works ok
    12-10-2013 03:50 PM
  8. manicottiK's Avatar
    Can you take a picture of it on your 1520? Do you leave it on all the time? (If not, it sounds like it might be more work than plugging in the regular USB cable.)
    12-11-2013 06:19 AM
  9. MikeF74's Avatar
    So, has anyone even seen a Nokia wireless charging cover for the 1520? I don't remember seeing one in any of the presentations.
    I doubt there will be one. All other markets have Qi built in, and AT&T demanded it be PMA for them to sell it so they could push their custom chargers. I'd have to imagine that any such agreement would also prevent Nokia from producing an adapter shell (or, Nokia would not want to produce such a shell since it would only be used in one market). AT&T is such an easy company to hate.
    12-11-2013 11:04 AM
  10. darth_furious's Avatar
    Can you take a picture of it on your 1520? Do you leave it on all the time? (If not, it sounds like it might be more work than plugging in the regular USB cable.)
    xp9q1361.jpg
    I placed it under the original sticker

    xp9q1360.jpg
    This is with the case over it
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    12-11-2013 12:27 PM
  11. superlawyer15's Avatar
    if you are using a case and want qi then this seems like a good solution
    its also way cheaper than the PMA method

    amzer case + qi coil = $15
    qi pad = $20

    as opposed to a $50 pma case which is a total joke
    and then however much it costs to get a pma charging pad

    EDIT: AT&T is selling the Nokia DT-900 for 50% off!!!
    Last edited by superlawyer15; 12-13-2013 at 10:05 AM.
    12-11-2013 05:10 PM
  12. lumianut's Avatar
    Anyone find international cases or qi charging coils yet for sale?
    12-16-2013 10:03 AM
  13. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Anyone find international cases or qi charging coils yet for sale?
    This has already been covered in another thread and is also on the WPCentral news page. Short answer: Yes. :)
    12-16-2013 09:30 PM
  14. darth_furious's Avatar
    So I've had some success getting a qi adapter to work, but some soldering/wiring is required. I used the galaxy 3 adapter to do this.

    Here's what I have:
    -The left most pin (back facing you upright) is ground
    -The center triggers "charging" with 5v
    -The third is a unknown

    I say "charging" because I haven't seen any increase in %, but the phone shows the icon for it. As for the third dot, it can be 1 of 4 possibilities, 1: no connection 2: battery temperature 3: the actual 5v input (pin 2 could just be an enable pin) 4: some other serial communication.
    How long did you leave it charging? I know it can take a while with these huge batteries. I would imagine 5 minutes would show at least 1% increase. The international Qi only has 2 contacts so I think that third one is a PMA communication pin
    12-16-2013 10:03 PM
  15. lumianut's Avatar
    Anyone try the international case off of eBay?
    01-10-2014 08:08 AM
  16. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    This thread really needs to be closed off since it has no recent information in it. The 16GB AT&T 1520 (aka the "RM-940") does not support Qi charging without adding a Lumia 920-style Qi wireless charging coil with electronics.

    Please see this thread for information around this topic: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-solution.html
    01-10-2014 09:20 AM
  17. lumianut's Avatar
    Your forum link is broken, fyi.


    This thread really needs to be closed off since it has no recent information in it. The 16GB AT&T 1520 (aka the "RM-940") does not support Qi charging without adding a Lumia 920-style Qi wireless charging coil with electronics.

    Please see this thread for information around this topic: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-solution.html
    01-12-2014 02:28 PM
  18. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Your forum link is broken, fyi.
    Actually it is not broken at all. If you are in a normal PC browser, the link works perfectly. The WPC App on Windows Phone does seem to not like the link, but there's nothing that I can do about that.

    Perhaps a link to the last page of that forum entry will work better?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...0/254121-5.htm
    01-12-2014 02:46 PM
  19. rfh1987's Avatar
    Has anyone thought of trying to use the Lumia 820 replacement cover for the wireless coil?
    04-30-2014 12:31 PM
  20. oditius's Avatar
    Can you take a picture of it on your 1520? Do you leave it on all the time? (If not, it sounds like it might be more work than plugging in the regular USB cable.)
    This is what my 1520 looks like with the PMA case attached to it.

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...563B3E17%21105
    04-30-2014 02:08 PM
  21. pvcleave's Avatar
    I really hate PMA. Having used both, Qi is quieter, smaller cases, more choices for chargers and stands. I have not been able to find a stand for PMA. I think the charging spot on PMA is much smaller than QI, so It needs magnets to help get it to the right spot. I also find the charging noise very annoying and people at work have commented on it being annoying.
    05-01-2014 04:41 PM
  22. Peppermint-Lemon's Avatar
    Why on earth Nokia/MS haven't yet released a QI wireless charging shell / flip cover for the Lumia 1520 is beyond me. I emailed Stephen Elop asking about this yesterday!! MS gotta sort this lack of product support out if they want to hit the big time with WP!
    09-05-2014 08:16 AM
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