04-12-2015 04:52 PM
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  1. David Fung's Avatar
    Hi, I just got my lumia 1520 a couple weeks ago, and as it has wireless charguing I wanted to get one, I have in mind the dt-903(is there another one good?)from microsoft store, but I have some questions about it, I read that he phone gets hot when using the charger, does it going to have problem if I keep using it?
    I probably going to leave the phone on the charger all night till morning so not sure about the heat.
    Captain_Eric likes this.
    04-05-2015 11:11 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    One word, YES!
    04-06-2015 12:37 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    David, I LOVE wireless charging. BUT...

    Get a stand type. Honestly the wireless charging on a stand is so much better. You can interact with the phone much better while it charges, If you need to see it or poke at it things are so much easier from a stand.

    I started wireless charging with webOS on a Palm TouchStone. That spoils you quickly.

    I did have some generic Nexus Orb style chargers but am getting rid of them. The 1520 is too top heavy to hold on the orb while poking the screen. I just scored a pair of DT-910 units and had to match up chargers as they came with none. Totally worth the bit of run around and wait to get the parts together. The DT-910 does a good job holding the beastly 1520.

    Bedside is nice... But also where you are most productive is a good idea too. If you have a desk at work and/or a den at home. Sit down, plonk the phone on the stand. Poke at it whenever you need to. Pick it up and walk around on a call. Plonk it back on the stand. If you keep a phone with great battery life like the 1520 topped up when at your desk you will almost never have to plug in to charge again and you're never limited by that cord.
    04-06-2015 12:50 AM
  4. hotphil's Avatar
    Definitely get a decent mains-powered charger though. The cheapo USB ones can't cut it.
    From a use-case scenario, I tend to read some news etc when in bed, so use wired charging there (handset then on silent/quiet/flight till morning). It's on a work desk where I find wireless charging most useful. Particularly if you're in a reasonably mobile role. The ability to get back to your desk and just plonk a handset down and have it charging is neat.
    Not sure why heat is a bad thing. It's not going to get furnace-hot. Hopefully.
    04-06-2015 12:52 AM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar
    I also have a Qi charger in my car, you have to spend some money to get several chargers but then you "never" need to worry about a empty battery. Qi charging is one of the best features of phones until there is a revolutionary battery improvement so you only have to charge it ones a week but if this super battery ever will come i wonder.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-06-2015 04:35 AM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    One word, YES!
    One other word. NO.
    nohra likes this.
    04-06-2015 04:36 AM
  7. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    I got 5- wireless Qi charges in my fleet two desktop stands and one custom built walnut wood stand that I built, also got one in my pick-up truck and one of my cars. I couldn't live without it been using since Nokia released the DT-900 plate charger which by the way is the one I used to build the walnut stand.
    Jazmac, David Fung and Harrie-S like this.
    04-06-2015 05:58 AM
  8. Jazmac's Avatar
    One other word. NO.
    No?
    04-06-2015 09:09 AM
  9. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I have one as well for my Lumia 920, and I like how I can just plop it down on the charger at night and not have to worry about it until I need it.
    04-06-2015 09:18 AM
  10. Harrie-S's Avatar
    No?
    Why yes?

    For why no see below.
    During loading with a wall plug the phone also heard up So what's different. Furthermore playing game's and extensive video recording really heats up a phone. So yes heating up does not make the battery better but also without QI the battery heats up so QI charging is not a battery "killer".
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-06-2015 10:31 AM
  11. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    It does heat up but not that much. It should be a concern only if ambient temperature is something like 38C.
    04-06-2015 10:44 AM
  12. David Fung's Avatar
    Just ordered the dt910 and the wireless car charger(which hope fits the 1520).
    RumoredNow and jleebiker like this.
    04-06-2015 03:05 PM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    Why yes?

    For why no see below.
    During loading with a wall plug the phone also heard up So what's different. Furthermore playing game's and extensive video recording really heats up a phone. So yes heating up does not make the battery better but also without QI the battery heats up so QI charging is not a battery "killer".
    I am officially lost.
    04-06-2015 09:00 PM
  14. hotphil's Avatar
    Qi charging is one of the best features of phones until there is a revolutionary battery improvement so you only have to charge it ones a week but if this super battery ever will come i wonder.
    ​Therein lies a problem. A design problem. They'd be no need to wait for a wonder battery breakthrough if manufacturers stopped their design quest for the thinnest possible handset. If they just used existing battery tech and made a chunkier handset, we'd be all set. And it would allow them to design in extra rigidity to avoid headline-grabbing bend test issues.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    04-06-2015 09:17 PM
  15. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Why yes?

    For why no see below.
    During loading with a wall plug the phone also heard up So what's different. Furthermore playing game's and extensive video recording really heats up a phone. So yes heating up does not make the battery better but also without QI the battery heats up so QI charging is not a battery "killer".
    Charging your battery in any way will heat up the battery.

    In a way, the battery is sort of like a resistor, considering that you're reversing a spontaneous chemical reaction.

    You may not notice this with Qi because:
    1. Qi chargers normally charge slower.
    2. Your location is relatively cool.
    04-06-2015 09:30 PM
  16. hotphil's Avatar
    2. Your location is relatively cool.
    You'll only find me in cool places.
    04-06-2015 09:33 PM
  17. tboy2000's Avatar
    Do you guys leave your 1520 charging all night whether its on a qi charger or plugged in? I heard its bad for the battery to leave it in all night. Decreases stand by time. Should unplug at 100% always. Or am I wrong?
    04-06-2015 11:27 PM
  18. WinSammie's Avatar
    Do you guys leave your 1520 charging all night whether its on a qi charger or plugged in? I heard its bad for the battery to leave it in all night. Decreases stand by time. Should unplug at 100% always. Or am I wrong?
    The charging electronics in the phone will switch off battery charging when it's full. After that the Qi only needs to feed the phone itself, that will hardly make it warm. So no problem to charge it all night.
    I think the main advantage of Qi charging is that there's no wear on your USB connector, and since it charges at a relatively low current it's also good for your battery.
    Jazmac likes this.
    04-07-2015 04:52 AM
  19. Pieter Wolff's Avatar
    I really do appreciate wireless charging over normal wall plug charging on my Lumia 720 but:
    Why oh why are the charging covers that you need so damn slippery compared to any other cover? For the 720 there are two types of covers (both are the CC 3064) and both are equally slippery. So the only safe solution for me is changing covers every time I drop the phone on the charger. Not actually ideal but still better than accidentally dropping the phone.
    04-07-2015 06:58 AM
  20. BackToVoid's Avatar
    Why yes?

    For why no see below.
    During loading with a wall plug the phone also heard up So what's different. Furthermore playing game's and extensive video recording really heats up a phone. So yes heating up does not make the battery better but also without QI the battery heats up so QI charging is not a battery "killer".
    Agreed~
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-07-2015 10:22 AM
  21. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Before my 1520 (not PMA or Qi capable) I had a 928 and Icon. The wireless charging feature was convenient but not that much more convenient than just plugging in the phone, especially since I just used it by my bed. If you plan on using it at your desk or in an area where you will be picking it up and down frequently, the wireless charging is nice. Other than that it's not really worth discounting a phone simply because it doesn't have wireless charging.

    There were actually some cases where wireless charging can be a hindrance. If you want to hold your phone or game on it while it's charging, you can't, while you can on a wire.
    04-07-2015 10:32 AM
  22. Silent Fox's Avatar
    I installed a wireless charger under part of my car's console (there was a squareish hole) and I could very easily just stick my HTC 8x down in there without looking and it kept my phone charged as I drove everywhere. It was super convenient and I was unhappy when I upgrades to the m8 and this didn't work anymore...... always miss the 8x...
    pmhgeneral likes this.
    04-07-2015 10:37 AM
  23. Crushing Destroyer's Avatar
    I have 2 and use them both regularly, I rarely plug my Lumia 830 since I got them. I have a RAVpower charger and the original Nokia charger. I would recommend getting one since they are not overly expensive.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-07-2015 10:40 AM
  24. nohra's Avatar
    No, not worth it for me. Nearly two years with a Lumia 920, and it's a feature I would gladly give up.

    Chief reasons:
    1) Charge seems to not last as long as corded charging
    2) At least with the 920, the documentation said to keep away from magnetic cases, so that limited the possible pouch/cases that I could consider.
    3) It has to be on the charger, so harder to use it while charging. On a cord, you can hold it, use it, do whatever. On wireless charger, put it there, leave it there.

    It's nice for a gimmick, and I use mine at work occasionally since my 920 came with a free wireless charger promotion. And it does charge faster, which does cause more heat and I think contributes to the shorter charge retention. But overall, I definitely prefer to charge by USB cord.
    Will Garcia likes this.
    04-07-2015 10:50 AM
  25. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    No, not worth it for me. Nearly two years with a Lumia 920, and it's a feature I would gladly give up.

    Chief reasons:
    1) Charge seems to not last as long as corded charging
    2) At least with the 920, the documentation said to keep away from magnetic cases, so that limited the possible pouch/cases that I could consider.
    3) It has to be on the charger, so harder to use it while charging. On a cord, you can hold it, use it, do whatever. On wireless charger, put it there, leave it there.

    It's nice for a gimmick, and I use mine at work occasionally since my 920 came with a free wireless charger promotion. And it does charge faster, which does cause more heat and I think contributes to the shorter charge retention. But overall, I definitely prefer to charge by USB cord.
    I never notice any difference in runtime between wired and wireless charging on my 920 since I got it over a year ago.
    04-07-2015 10:53 AM
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