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    Default The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Got mine in the mail today. Looks to fit nicely within the waterproof seal on the back cover, has no discernible bump to the stock cover. And it works, too!

    I know some don't see the thrill in wireless charging. I have been a fan since the touchstone days. I put a Palm coil into my S3, switched over to QI for my S4 and have been frustrated by the "coming soon" status of the official wireless back. Not sure I will still buy the official back once available or not, but this fits nicely in the stock cover and does the job. For $9 its hard to go wrong.
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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    I looked at the price of the OEM wireless back and they STILL want more money to give you the charging pad?

    Uh, no, I won't do that.

    I bought an el cheapo wireless charger and pad combo for $18.99

    like yours, the coil/receiver part fit inside the OEM back cover and did not create a bulge.
    I did place a small piece of business card directly over the charging contacts to make that part more secure....

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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Would you mind posting a link to this item on eBay? Very curious. Thanks.

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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Search for item number 534138703460
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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    I'm new to this wireless charging thing and I'm interested in trying it. This won't damage my phone in any way will ? Also is the pad easy to install?
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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetypie31 View Post
    I'm new to this wireless charging thing and I'm interested in trying it. This won't damage my phone in any way will ? Also is the pad easy to install?
    You plug the charging pad into your charger instead of the phone. Unbelievably simple. Is it possible to set the charging coil in the wrong place, possible yes, just follow directions. Its more likely that setting the coil wrong will simply fail to connect to the charging pads and fail to charge. Can someone possibly find a way to damage the phone. I am sure its possible. If you are worried about it, wait for the official charging back to come out, then you just replace the phone's back and you can't go wrong.

    But if you can replace the battery in your phone and make sure you put the right end to the electrical connectors, you can set the charging coil in place and replace the back on to the phone.
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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by jaltman View Post
    You plug the charging pad into your charger instead of the phone. Unbelievably simple. Is it possible to set the charging coil in the wrong place, possible yes, just follow directions. Its more likely that setting the coil wrong will simply fail to connect to the charging pads and fail to charge. Can someone possibly find a way to damage the phone. I am sure its possible. If you are worried about it, wait for the official charging back to come out, then you just replace the phone's back and you can't go wrong.

    But if you can replace the battery in your phone and make sure you put the right end to the electrical connectors, you can set the charging coil in place and replace the back on to the phone.
    OK thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: The $9.00 wireless charging coil from ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by natefish View Post
    Would you mind posting a link to this item on eBay? Very curious. Thanks.

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    I did already in the same post I just wrote:

    => * Qi Standard Wireless Charger kit 'mine'
    ____________________________________
    2 each, Verizon Galaxy S5, KK 4.4.4, ART
    MyPhoneExplorer allows file access if ur phone crashes.
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail, Qi wireless equipped
    MacroDroid extends your battery life.
    MacroDroid senses Screen off, turns Wifi & Data OFF
    OTA updates via WiFi only:
    my WiFi is permanently OFF until Verizon fixes 5.0

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