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    I just picked up a wireless charger and noticed the phone and wireless charger get warm and just wanted to know if that was normal. It was at about 104 degrees when I took it off. I just want to make sure its not hurting the phone or battery.

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    Avoid wireless charging

    Wireless charging is can be incredibly convenient if your phone can do it, but it's not without its disadvantages. The inductive, wireless chargers out there today have this nasty habit of generating a fair bit of waste heat. And while wasted energy is just a bummer in general, that heat will also toast your battery in the process. That's no bueno. It's a little less convenient, but standard plug-in charging is going to keep your battery in better shape, especially if you're some place warm to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    Avoid wireless charging

    Wireless charging is can be incredibly convenient if your phone can do it, but it's not without its disadvantages. The inductive, wireless chargers out there today have this nasty habit of generating a fair bit of waste heat. And while wasted energy is just a bummer in general, that heat will also toast your battery in the process. That's no bueno. It's a little less convenient, but standard plug-in charging is going to keep your battery in better shape, especially if you're some place warm to begin with.

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    This is true, but at the same time depends on the phone and wireless charger. With my TYLT Vu it charges my MAXX as fast as normal charging and the phone doesn't get any warmer... My battery life has actually been getting better. Probably due to the Vu's high power output and good design.

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    There's nothing wrong with wireless charging. You just have to find a charger that doesn't get your phone boiling lava hot.

    The Ghost 100 works just fine.
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    Default Re: Wireless charger getting phone warm

    Mine is not boiling hot just warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallaceD View Post
    There's nothing wrong with wireless charging. You just have to find a charger that doesn't get your phone boiling lava hot.

    The Ghost 100 works just fine.
    Mine gets up to 111 at the hottest, but I've noticed this level of heat in a car using gps navigation. I figure, if it gets this hot with navigation, then 111 can't be that bad for the phone. My phone also gets close to a 100 on a regular charger. I don't think an extra 10-12 degrees makes much of a difference in the long run. I certainly haven't noticed any ill effects in the last 6 months.

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    Default Re: Wireless charger getting phone warm

    Since the wireless charger I have plugs in with a micro USB I use a different one than what came with it and it stays cool and seems to charge at the same rate. I have read though phones running at 110 seem to be doing just fine so I could switch back if needed.

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    Wireless charging could make some heat, I purchased "CHOETECH" 3rd Generation Qi Wireless Charger from Amazon, the temperature record of the battery shows the temperature gets to 39 C degree, this is a little bit warm but still in normal condition. This one is very convenient, I can put my phone at any place on the pad and it will charge, no need to find the sweet spot.
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    Do you have a link for it?

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    Yes wireless charging does cause heat with the phone and charger but if you use the proper charger it is completely safe for your phone. A universal wireless charger like the ones some vehicles have are also safe but charge slower. Now I agree that a wireless charger is basically useless if you want to charge and use your phone at the same time but if you just want to charge the phone (like when you are sleeping) it's perfect. A big advantage of wireless charging is there is less wear and tear on the charging port of the phone. The more times you plug in the cord the sooner that port will quit working. Broken Charging ports are a common issue and normally when the charging port goes bad the phone isn't worth spending the money on to fix it. I personally have a wireless charger on my night stand (for when I am sleeping) and I have a long cable charger beside the chair I sit in normally. The cable charger gives me the ability to charge while using my phone in the chair and the wireless charger helps eliminate a bunch of wear and tear on my charging port. I charge my phone on the wireless charger every night and I avoid plugging in my cable charger till my phone battery gets below 15%. Most days I never end up plugging the cable charger in to my phone. In the end a cell phone is made to last around 2 years and you maybe be able to push that to 3 years or more but only by avoiding wear and tear.

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