Originally Posted by matejdro
How does that compare to non-cheap chargers? Are there any charging numbers on those?
Also how safe would be charging N5 constantly with this? I guess there are safety standards in place, but how obedient are those chinese manufacturers?
What is your definition of "non-cheap"? Name brand, price premium? If you look on amazon and other places, you will see these exact chargers with a company brand name slapped on it and a $10 - $50 markup. The only difference between those, and these ones is exactly what you would expect, the price and a few cents extra in ink for branding put on it.
If you can look past the fact that these are generic, you will notice that they are the exact ones you will find elsewhere, without the markup. Basically from the same factories before a company slaps their logo onto it.
For example (Amazon):
Lerway Qi charger (same as the first one on my list) http://www.amazon.com/Lerway-Wireles...rds=qi+charger
Lugalake Qi charger (same as the last one on my list) http://www.amazon.com/New-Arrival-Lu...rds=qi+charger
Powerbot Qi charger (same as the puck) http://www.amazon.com/PowerBot%C2%AE...rds=qi+charger
These were just the ones at the top of the list when I did a quick search on amazon. They are the exact same Qi chargers, with markups because of branding and retailers.
The charging numbers will be exactly the same as well. If they are 1A output and follow the Qi standard, they will perform the same. That's essentially why it is a standard. That was really the point of this thread. To show that the performance of a 1A output Qi charger, is basically the same no matter what charger you buy. So there is no reason to order a name brand charger, or a more expensive one, because there will be no performance benefit.
Also, I basically charge exclusively using Qi chargers now (except when I'm in the car, I use wired) and I haven't had a single problem. And as for the Chinese manufacturers, you have to realize, everything is made in China. Even the Official Google Wireless Charger is made in China. I don't think you needed to throw in the "obedient" part. There are just as many shady American companies, Korean companies, etc. You can't generalize an entire Country like that.
Originally Posted by yokuyuki
I would love if you could test the charging distance of those as I'm trying to integrate a cheap wireless charger into my nightstand and wonder how much wood I can get away with having between the charger and the phone.
Done and done.
It turns out (quite surprising really), by my super scientific testing, that you can fit exactly 81 sheets of lined Hilroy loose leaf paper between the charger and the phone, and it will still charge! Haha!
I figured that would be something you could replicate. Since you are probably going to tear it apart anyway, I did it on the cheapest one, which was the first charger on my list.
Squishing them together and roughly measuring it, gave about a 1/4 inch.
Originally Posted by goofball2k
Just bought one of the qi chargers you tested, the first one. Hope it works well. Didn't really know if I wanted one but what the heck
The price of entry isn't very high. It really is a "why not give it a shot" kinda thing.
Originally Posted by MordyT
I would be willing to mail one (free ship both ways) if you could do a comparison.
Well if you really want me to, I don't have a problem updating this post and adding in the dt900 for comparison.
But a round trip to Canada and back, I'm not sure if it's really worth it.