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  1. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    What chargers have people had success with on the Priv? I have a Tylt, and it's not working reliably. Blackberry says that's because it doesn't deliver enough power, and I should get a better charger. So, what are better chargers?

    I really like the angle the Tylt holds the phone at (and an even steeper angle would be a little better) and would prefer that over one of the flat mat chargers. I like using it as my bedside clock.
    12-16-2015 01:25 PM
  2. xxxmerlinxxx's Avatar
    Im using the Nokia Fatboy pillow. So far I have had not problems with charging.

    Wireless chargers for the Priv-41urwuom3ol._sx425_.jpg
    12-16-2015 02:08 PM
  3. randall2580's Avatar
    FWIW I just got a TYLT and mine works just fine. Would add whatever you do do not get one of those circle chargers. Have been using them and because the coils are in the bottom third of the Priv it will not work well, if at all.
    12-20-2015 10:57 AM
  4. hf199's Avatar
    I disagree. I have tylt and as long as you use it overnight if works fine. I wouldn't use it for quick charging though.

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    12-20-2015 04:33 PM
  5. christenmartin's Avatar
    I use my wp charger and it works great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-20-2015 05:15 PM
  6. lesarmitage's Avatar
    Most models of the Priv don't support wireless charging.. Isn't that correct?
    12-23-2015 01:22 AM
  7. Trisk333's Avatar
    Most models of the Priv don't support wireless charging.. Isn't that correct?
    I think in the US, the opposite is true.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 10:57 AM
  8. randall2580's Avatar
    I think in the US, the opposite is true.

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    Yes so far it is anyway. The AT&T version does support wireless charging.
    12-23-2015 11:41 AM
  9. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Bought a new charger, and the results are still flaky. I need to test it with another phone to make sure the charger isn't the problem, but I think I have a bad charging gadget in the Priv.
    12-24-2015 06:51 AM
  10. jeffreytz's Avatar
    I tried the Priv with a CHOE 3 coil Qi charger stand (which works perfectly with my work Droid Turbo 2) and couldn't get reliable results, it would charge sometimes and not others, even though the charging indicator light on the stand indicated it was charging. The Priv seems to have the coil in an odd lower third position, but I thought the 3 coil design of the CHOE would compensate. So far the best/most reliable charging pad for the Priv I have is my old Nokia DT-900 charging plate that I got from AT&T for $5
    12-28-2015 04:32 PM
  11. shabbs's Avatar
    I picked up a wireless charger at IKEA yesterday... the NORDMÄRKE. They had them on display and I was able to test my PRIV on one before purchasing. They have a single size one and a long one with three charging zones for multiple devices.

    Single: NORDMÄRKE Single pad for wireless charging - IKEA
    Triple: NORDMÄRKE Triple pad for wireless charging - IKEA

    Works fine with my PRIV. It's not super fast but it works and the charging zone is easy to find. Phone rests nicely.

    IKEA has a few wireless charging solutions: Wireless charging

    Here's a pic of my PRIV on the 3-banger.

    Wireless chargers for the Priv-cxfhqa1uwaat0ax.jpg
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    12-30-2015 12:24 PM
  12. jeffreytz's Avatar
    I like them, they're huge! Thanks for posting.
    12-30-2015 05:11 PM
  13. Acvdm's Avatar
    I got the stv100-4 and wireless charging socks.


    *For those that don't know it doesn't exist on this device*

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-30-2015 07:28 PM
  14. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    I tried the Priv with a CHOE 3 coil Qi charger stand (which works perfectly with my work Droid Turbo 2) and couldn't get reliable results, it would charge sometimes and not others, even though the charging indicator light on the stand indicated it was charging. The Priv seems to have the coil in an odd lower third position, but I thought the 3 coil design of the CHOE would compensate. So far the best/most reliable charging pad for the Priv I have is my old Nokia DT-900 charging plate that I got from AT&T for $5
    I did the same, with the same result. Try putting a pencil, or other small shim, under the Priv, to raise it slightly. I am getting much better results now. The Priv coil is very low, and fussy about being in just the right place.
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    12-31-2015 02:42 PM
  15. shabbs's Avatar
    I got the stv100-4 and wireless charging socks.
    Socks? Say what?
    12-31-2015 02:48 PM
  16. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    The CHOE has been working reliably since I put the pencil under the priv when I rest it on the stand. I played with the Tylt today, which I'd not been able to get to work reliably before. But I spent some time sliding the priv around to find the "sweet spot" and have propped up the Priv with two plastic forks (yes, I will get something nicer.) and it's been working nicely today.

    For reference, I raised the bottom
    1/4 inch for the CHOE (but didn't fiddle as carefully, there might be a better spot)
    1/2 inch for the TYLT

    Wireless charging is slow, but not crazy slow. This phone is much fussier about being aligned just right than my prior phone was.
    01-12-2016 12:15 PM
  17. jeffreytz's Avatar
    I did the same, with the same result. Try putting a pencil, or other small shim, under the Priv, to raise it slightly. I am getting much better results now. The Priv coil is very low, and fussy about being in just the right place.
    Great idea, thanks I will try that!
    01-12-2016 12:29 PM
  18. hutchmanz's Avatar
    Tylt here, works perfectly!
    01-21-2016 09:21 PM
  19. elcheapodeluxe's Avatar
    I have had good results with this unit, the 2-position Duracell Powermat:

    Duracell Powermat2x PowerMat for 2 Devices (PMA compatible)

    I got four of them when they were being sold for $8/ea and have them spread around my home and office. Good audio feedback and strong magnet pull locking into the correct charging position.

    If you want that mat, you can get the same one with a wireless charging battery and an iPhone 4 case for $12 and then throw away the case.

    Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System for iPhone 4/4s

    Incidentally, I'd be very curious for a Qi vs Powermat comparison since the Priv supports both. I have had excellent results with this Powermat charger which is my only point of reference. Most of the questionable results I've heard anecdotally are with the Qi chargers.
    reelon and FF22 like this.
    01-25-2016 12:06 PM
  20. reelon's Avatar
    @elcheapodeluxe the phone that you have is it the att variant? I'm wondering if the att version supports pma, this solution seems the cheapest and get and extra battery.
    01-25-2016 08:29 PM
  21. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Fyi, my charging continues to be flaky. I think I will see if today's upgrade helped, and if not, open a new support ticket.
    02-01-2016 07:01 AM
  22. elcheapodeluxe's Avatar
    @elcheapodeluxe the phone that you have is it the att variant? I'm wondering if the att version supports pma, this solution seems the cheapest and get and extra battery.
    My phone is the non carrier branded version. I don't know the official specs on the AT&T version. The shopblackberry version supports Qi and PMA both.
    02-03-2016 12:26 AM
  23. Kebero's Avatar
    My Nokia chargers all work great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-10-2016 01:29 PM
  24. Acvdm's Avatar
    Socks? Say what?
    I get lazy with my autocorrecting keyboard...

    When I go back to my physical keyboard as I type now I'm more accurate.
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    02-16-2016 03:44 PM
  25. Mr4aces's Avatar
    It's what charger you have. Get 2amp charger.

    Aukey

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    Aukey PA-U28 Qualcomm Certified 18W Single Port USB Turbo Wall Charger with 3.3ft Quick Charge USB Cable for Android Smartphones, Black

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    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-19-2016 01:03 AM
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