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Note 2 Powermat Wireless Charging mod

21st February 2013, 12:15 PM   |  #1  
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Hi peeps.....after the success of my Origami Wireless Charging mod for Note 2 : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1986016 which was based on Ryan_G's original Palm Touchstone Mod, I was quite unhappy because I was limited to Bumper and very thin cases due to the limitation of the Palm Touchstone. This is why I looked for other cheaper alternatives... and here comes Powermat to the rescue.....

Both Palm and Powermat wireless chargers pump out 5V and 1amp, but the main advantage of the Powermat is it allows a little bit of a gap/space between the wireless charger and the wireless receiver... or in other words, you can use a normal thickness case with your phone while charging.....

I used the following:
1. Powermat receiver for Blackberry Pearl 8110/8120/8130
2. Powermat Wireless charging dock
3. Flexible PCB - copper clad laminate (pyralux)
4. Soldering iron
5. Kapton tape

Items 3 and 5 are optional... I'm sure you can use copper wire or copper foil tape, and electrical tape. I already have those items so I just utilized them.

My UNscientific measurement for charging rate 14% per hour



Technique is again a bit or origami and a bit of soldering.....



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2 - The POSITIVE terminal is the one on the LEFT side



3 the circular magnet was broken into pieces here (now replaced with a new unbroken magnet) but charging still worked
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21st February 2013, 12:16 PM   |  #2  
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Finished Product, sorry I forgot to take pictures while I was soldering as I was in a rush to finish...

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There is a little bulge on the back cover but it does not impede proper latching of the cover...

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- please forgive the crappy video quality..
You can see sometimes, it looks like the charging does not work, but it was because I was not aligning the phone to the charging mat properly. I was looking through the video cam while putting the phone into the mat...


Happy modding guys and gals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you have a Galaxy S3, you might want to visit my S3 Wireless Charging Mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2134533
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23rd February 2013, 06:41 PM   |  #4  
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I see, so item #3 is just straight copper and you origami/solder as necessary and then cover with the kapton tape? Can you get that stuff much smaller, say like micro usb pin width small? -Off to Radio Shack (for my sd card mod) thanks!

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I see, so item #3 is just straight copper and you origami/solder as necessary and then cover with the kapton tape? Can you get that stuff much smaller, say like micro usb pin width small? -Off to Radio Shack (for my sd card mod) thanks!

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Yes and yes you should be able to as the flex pcb is quite tough.
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Hello!
i wanted to know which cable is positive and which is negative.
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Hello!
i wanted to know which cable is positive and which is negative.

hi
look at picture number 2, it's clearly written on top of it.
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look at picture number 2, it's clearly written on top of it.

right, sorry didnt see. Thanks
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hi, will this mod fit the original flip cover?
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hi, will this mod fit the original flip cover?

yes it will, I am using the original cover...

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