Nokia Wireless Charging Mod – stops waking up to an uncharged phone when not aligned perfectly?

| November 20, 2014 | Reply

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Has it ever happened to you when you think you’ve placed your phone on the wireless charger only to wake up in the morning to find that it wasn’t within the area for the wireless charging to occur so your phone did not charge properly?

This doesn’t affect me so much with the 1520 as the battery is so epic that a second day without charge isn’t often a problem. But on earlier devices and if it was it ever happened on a third day then that would be annoying.

The wireless charger has a small light to tell you it’s charging (the newer ones have a more prominent all around light). I’ve just gotten into the habit of watching out for that light before going to sleep. Using a case doesn’t make the wireless charger not work, but it can make it a a bit harder to distinguish where to put it.

Where it fails some users is that the notion of wireless charging should a) either charge anywhere b) charge any time it makes contact with the wireless charging unit. But it has to be aligned within the narrow range to do this. Over on Reddit, someone came up with the case above to fit their phone. Kinda like the charging cradle from the 90s.  So far, we’re told it works 100% of the time.

  • I used a laser cutter to cut four pieces out of acrylic plastic, and then stacked them and held them together with some little bolts.
  • I used it for the first time last night, and it worked exactly like I was hoping.
  • I had a problem with my wife’s phone since she has a case on it, and I didn’t take that into account when I cut the phone size out, but a 5 minute adjustment solved the problem.



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