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How to add FAST wireless charging.

dvaz

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Oct 11, 2019
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So as the title says - I know there are plenty of wireless pads for the TM3, but these are the slow type that will still drain the phone while having the screen on / gps ( Waze ). I have a fast wireless charger dock in my old car and it was works great.

I have seen people mention they can use a pass-thru powerback to power the wireless quick charger.
Have anyone done that, and if so what combo ( powerback + chargeing pad ) are you using?
 
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Nocturnal

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I use a Nomad and it charges far faster than I can use the phone's battery. Even running video/audio I'm still able to go from a low battery to full charge during a relatively short drive.
 

3peat

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Sep 12, 2019
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The Nomad does not have a battery anymore. Not for a long while now.
I pre-ordered mine but I have no idea if it does or doesn't have the battery. It was one of the reasons I went with the Nomad. How can I tell if it has the battery? Once I get mine back from the SC I guess I can try unplugging it and seeing if it still charges?
 

WilliamG

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I pre-ordered mine but I have no idea if it does or doesn't have the battery. It was one of the reasons I went with the Nomad. How can I tell if it has the battery? Once I get mine back from the SC I guess I can try unplugging it and seeing if it still charges?

That would work, I imagine. Also you can probably easily tell since the original one was quite bulky due to the battery, no?
 

3peat

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That would work, I imagine. Also you can probably easily tell since the original one was quite bulky due to the battery, no?

It's not noticeably heavy or bulky but then again I don't have anything to compare it to. I've never seen or held any of the other options in real life.
 

DopeGhoti

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I have the Jeda with a Pixel 3 (regular size) and if Im streaming with the screen on its draining.
Fascinating. I just left work with about an 85% charge on the battery, and with the screen on and streaming audio via bluetooth, it was a shade under 95% when I got home; a 20 mile commute.
 

dvaz

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Oct 11, 2019
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Just an update:

I ordered the TapTes model I linked above and used a QC 2.0 / 3.0 Battery pack to power ($25 buxs) it instead of the car USB - which is connected to charge the powerpack, aka "Passthru" mode.

It showed Fast Wireless Charging on my S9!

Success. No need to route the 12v power over.
 

zhu-

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How long would those battery packs last before they degrade? They probably get very hot in the summer.
 

preilly44

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I like the idea of using these batteries for quick charging, but is anybody afraid of them getting extremely hot in a hot car over the summer? I could see a battery exploding then the media blaming it on a bad Tesla battery starting a fire.
 
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RB88

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Just an update:

I ordered the TapTes model I linked above and used a QC 2.0 / 3.0 Battery pack to power ($25 buxs) it instead of the car USB - which is connected to charge the powerpack, aka "Passthru" mode.

It showed Fast Wireless Charging on my S9!

Success. No need to route the 12v power over.
Which battery pack?
 

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