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This modification was done because I love my Nook Color as my XBMC Remote control for my entertainment center yet I hate to have to wire it to charge it every night.

1x Nook Color
1x Verizon Wireless Charging Inductive Battery Cover
1x Verizon Wireless Charging Pad

Video Demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDCfnLNAv4

How To:


Step 1: Tear apart the wireless charger from the back cover.

Step 2: Use a SHARP scissor to cut around the components until you have just the coil and the pcb board.

Step 3: Use a solder iron to remove the two gold BLOCKS and leave the solder pads.

Step 4: Take thin wire and wire up the + from the picture to the + of the Charge Pad and the Nook Color. BE EXTREMELY CARE FULL THE POSITIVE RESISTOR IS VERY SMALL!

Step 5: Take thin wire and wire up the - from the picture to the - of the Charge Pad and the Nook Color.

Step 6: Thread the wires and position the charge cover directly in the middle of the battery.

Step 7: Close it up and test it out!
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11th August 2011, 12:42 AM |#2  
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I said it in the other thread, but wrong forum, so I'll say it here.

AWESOME! Grats on completing it!

What is the charging rate like?
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I said it in the other thread, but wrong forum, so I'll say it here.

AWESOME! Grats on completing it!

What is the charging rate like?

I charged it from 8% to 100% over night I got tired and didn't log the charge times. I'll leave it die then log the charge times. I did however during the making of the video start at 95% and charge fully in about 10 minutes.
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Very nice. It looks very straight forward and fairly simple to do. I'd love to do this to my nook although the components seem to be rather pricey at the moment. Thanks for sharing
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Very nice. It looks very straight forward and fairly simple to do. I'd love to do this to my nook although the components seem to be rather pricey at the moment. Thanks for sharing

Indeed they are but soon enough they will drop. I was going to use the Palm inductive charging solution but the palm "pad/dock" was angled for the use of a cell phone so I went with the pad since I can just drop the nook on it and it charges.
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Totally awesome, might do this in the future.. I wonder if it would work with the case I use (Dessin cover)

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Totally awesome, might do this in the future.. I wonder if it would work with the case I use (Dessin cover)

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I highly doubt the coil will pass through the case. If you were going to try it with a case I'd mount the coil outside the nook and to the case instead of in the nook. Perhaps if you were to put a refrigerator magnet between the nook and the case it would amplify the field I'm really not sure.
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Is the pad internal? I was hoping you could take pictures of the mod before and after? that would be totally helpful...
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Why not just use the Duracell Mygrid and the micro usb adapter they have ?

http://www.duracell.com/en-US/category/mygrid.jspx
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still running strong.
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Did you find room inside the NC for the small PCB attached to the receiver coil? Found a charger at ThinkGeek for much less than the Verizon. Just gotta work thru the 30-pin plug for the iPhone. Be great to see your photos of the inside of the NC.
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