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My wireless TYLT charger almost melted my N5...

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6th January 2014, 07:29 PM   |  #1  
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I set my N5 on my charger (it was at 90%) after lunch and then walked away from my desk. I got back to my desk and saw the LED blinking from a text message so I turned the screen on and realized it was SUPER hot and the charge was only at 81% even though it had the lightning bolt over the battery icon as if it is charging.

Has anyone else had this happen and should I be worried it damaged my phone?? The phone was almost too hot to handle, so I turned it off immediately in hopes it would cool down faster/reduce the harm to hardware.

I've been using the charger without any issues for over a month now, but this might be the last time I trust it.
6th January 2014, 10:27 PM   |  #2  
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I set my N5 on my charger (it was at 90%) after lunch and then walked away from my desk. I got back to my desk and saw the LED blinking from a text message so I turned the screen on and realized it was SUPER hot and the charge was only at 81% even though it had the lightning bolt over the battery icon as if it is charging.

Has anyone else had this happen and should I be worried it damaged my phone?? The phone was almost too hot to handle, so I turned it off immediately in hopes it would cool down faster/reduce the harm to hardware.

I've been using the charger without any issues for over a month now, but this might be the last time I trust it.

This is a known issue with the TYLT and the N5: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2571188

You can try turning off Day Dream. This will help some.
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6th January 2014, 10:30 PM   |  #3  
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my cheap ass 21$ Qi charger never does this check it out
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2585159

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7th January 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #4  
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I'm really curious as to what's causing this because I've been using the TYLT daily for a few weeks and my phone doesn't even get warm. Kinda nervous to continue using it though.
7th January 2014, 02:37 AM   |  #5  
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Wireless charging already can heat up the phone by a few more degrees then using a wire.

People are then doing things such as Daydream or simply running apps which are causing the phone to have a high current draw which could potentially cause issues such as:

-using more power then is being provided
-getting very hot from being both used and charged at the same time.
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Welp. Unfortunately, it looks like I can be added to the list of those who have been "burned" by the Tylt Vu. I've been using two different ones for about two weeks now with no issues at all. The hottest my N5 would ever get would be around 37C (but it would usually hover around 34-35C). I've been keeping an eye on the battery temp since reading all these horror stories of overheating. Tonight, it was charging fine when I picked my phone up to check a text and mess around for a couple minutes. When I put it back on, it was probably around 37-38C or so. I was sitting next to it and touched the screen to check the temp, and it felt REALLY hot (only about 5-10 minutes after setting the phone back down to charge). So I took it off and the battery temp was showing 49.5C with "health" saying "overheating". I always make sure the screen is turned off after putting it on the charger, so I know it wasn't in daydream or anything. Kinda freaked me out. I love these chargers, but my faith in leaving them unattended while charging is now shaky at best.
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Welp. Unfortunately, it looks like I can be added to the list of those who have been "burned" by the Tylt Vu. I've been using two different ones for about two weeks now with no issues at all. The hottest my N5 would ever get would be around 37C (but it would usually hover around 34-35C). I've been keeping an eye on the battery temp since reading all these horror stories of overheating. Tonight, it was charging fine when I picked my phone up to check a text and mess around for a couple minutes. When I put it back on, it was probably around 37-38C or so. I was sitting next to it and touched the screen to check the temp, and it felt REALLY hot (only about 5-10 minutes after setting the phone back down to charge). So I took it off and the battery temp was showing 49.5C with "health" saying "overheating". I always make sure the screen is turned off after putting it on the charger, so I know it wasn't in daydream or anything. Kinda freaked me out. I love these chargers, but my faith in leaving them unattended while charging is now shaky at best.

When it happened to me I never turned the screen on during charging either.

And for the record I have never used the Daydream feature :-/

I was excited at first of the premise of wireless charging particularly to cut down on wear and tear to the micro USB port, but now I'm back to the old fashioned way.

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