12-02-2014 12:54 PM
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  1. Wingznut's Avatar
    I let my Nexus 6 go down below 10% yesterday before I put it on my LG-700 Qi Charger... 6.5 hours later it was at 99%.

    Just in case anyone was curious how long it takes to charge wirelessly.
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    12-01-2014 08:50 AM
  2. Jackson Galaxy's Avatar
    Wow. I don't know if that's worth the price of convenience. The turbo charger has sure spoiled me.
    12-01-2014 09:02 AM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I let my Nexus 6 go down below 10% yesterday before I put it on my LG-700 Qi Charger... 6.5 hours later it was at 99%.

    Just in case anyone was curious how long it takes to charge wirelessly.
    I notice that here LG WCP-700 | LG USA it says "High Charging Efficiency will fully charge a standard battery in under 3.5 hrs" - the question is, what do they consider to be a standard battery? At 3,220 mA, the Nexus 6 battery is quite large.

    I would also verify that the Nexus 6 is positioned as accurately as possible on the charger as best charge rate will occur when the two coils are exactly aligned. See steps 6 and 7 here to get a good idea of the location of the N6's charging coil.
    12-01-2014 09:08 AM
  4. Robbie317's Avatar
    I let my Nexus 6 go down below 10% yesterday before I put it on my LG-700 Qi Charger... 6.5 hours later it was at 99%.

    Just in case anyone was curious how long it takes to charge wirelessly.
    WOW.. I have the TYLT Vu and I went from 4% to 99% in just over 3 hours..... It chargers about 28% per hour on the Vu...... At work last week I twice timed how much additional charging went in after exactly 1 hours and I got 29% and 27% on both days in a timed 1 hour.....

    I've not even taken the turbo charger out the OEM packaging... I have 3 Vu chargers.. One in my kitchen, one on my nightstand and one on my desk at work... I've been charging wireless exclusively for 2 years now...
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    12-01-2014 09:13 AM
  5. radgatt's Avatar
    I am really starting to doubt the value of wireless charging. Way too long to wait for a phone to charge, no matter the size of the battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2014 09:15 AM
  6. Robbie317's Avatar
    I am really starting to doubt the value of wireless charging. Way too long to wait for a phone to charge, no matter the size of the battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I don't know about value... It's much slower than plugging it up via a USB cable plugged directly into a wall socket.... and without a doubt way slower than the Turbo charger included... but if you work in an office at a desk 8 hours a day it's a much easier way to charge (In my opinion) than fumbling with a cable that could fall behind your desk/night stand or get hung on something when you go to pick it up... I have charged via a wireless charger exclusively with my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (and now my Nexus 6) I've never had it take more than 3 1/2 hours before.... I've now had my Nexus 6 two full weeks and from 5% to fully charged is roughly a 3 hour 20 minutes process on average.... but during the day at work I set it down for an hour here and there and it just keeps the battery fully charged before I leave for the day... At home I have one in my kitchen for when I walk back in from being out and about.. I set it down for an hour here and there as I go in and out of the house over the weekends.... and then on the one on my nightstand at night while I sleep...

    With my Nexus 5 if I knew I needed a good boost before going somewhere I'd plug it up via the cable and go into airplane mode to charge faster..... With the turbo charger I wouldn't need to go airplane mode... but my Nexus 6 easily last 12 - 15 hours on a single charge and when I "Top Charge" an hour here or there my battery can easily last 24+ hours.....
    12-01-2014 09:28 AM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I am really starting to doubt the value of wireless charging. Way too long to wait for a phone to charge, no matter the size of the battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I wireless charge overnight so the amount of time to full charge simply doesn't matter to me. During the day, I may sit the phone down on a wireless charger at my desk whenever it is convenient to do so, though I find less need for this with the Nexus 6 as opposed to the Nexus 5 which often needed topping off at some point during the day.
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    12-01-2014 09:52 AM
  8. Robbie317's Avatar
    I wireless charge overnight so the amount of time to full charge simply doesn't matter to me. During the day, I may sit the phone down on a wireless charger at my desk whenever it is convenient to do so, though I find less need for this with the Nexus 6 as opposed to the Nexus 5 which often needed topping off at some point during the day.
    Topping off with the Nexus 5 was mandatory...... I always made sure it was on the wireless charger at work an hour before I went to lunch and roughly two hours before leaving for the day if I wanted it to make it to bed time...

    The 6 easily makes it to bed time without any top charge... but I do usually top charge about an hour or two before leaving each day.... just makes a difference of being at 10% or less at bed time vs 40% at bedtime...
    12-01-2014 09:55 AM
  9. reb0957's Avatar
    Can you wireless charge with a case on it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2014 10:01 AM
  10. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Can you wireless charge with a case on it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Some cases yes, some no. It's very important when selecting a case to ascertain whether it will work with wireless charging by viewing the manufacturer's website and/or user comments.
    12-01-2014 10:07 AM
  11. Robbie317's Avatar
    Can you wireless charge with a case on it?

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    I think it depends on the wireless charger.. I have the Spigen Neo Hybrid, Diztronic TPU, Rinkle Slim and Tudia Ultra slim cases and they all charge just fine and just as fast with my TYLT VU charger... I've seen a few people with issues with the Spigen Neo Hybrid and other chargers.... the TYLT VU seems to be just fine but it's a pricey charger at $70 each....
    12-01-2014 10:23 AM
  12. N4Newbie's Avatar
    ... the TYLT VU seems to be just fine but it's a pricey charger at $70 each....
    I was going to say, "but everything is 50% off at tylt.com through the end of today..." however it seems that they are conveniently sold out of all Tylt Vu chargers.
    12-01-2014 10:29 AM
  13. Robbie317's Avatar
    I was going to say, "but everything is 50% off at tylt.com through the end of today..." however it seems that they are conveniently sold out of all Tylt Vu chargers.
    Yeah I posted last week the code for the TYLT but it was only for "In stock" I got 2 of my 3 last year when they ran that sale... I paid full price for the first one and just love it.... Great charger...

    Also I've found it charges best in portrait vs landscape.. The charging sweet spot on the Nexus 6 seems to be slightly off center towards the bottom of the device..... I've set it down landscape dead center and it won't even start charging but if you move it a little off center towards the bottom it chargers just fine.... portrait there is no guessing or lining it up.....
    12-01-2014 10:43 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah I don't see a reason for wireless charging .. especially if it takes that long. That is crazy.
    12-01-2014 03:42 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Probably the charging plate. I was seeing between 700-800mah charging on my nokia plate. There are plates that can charge quicker. At 7ish hours, you are looking at around 450mah which is pretty slow even for inductive charging

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-01-2014 03:46 PM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    I notice that here LG WCP-700 | LG USA it says "High Charging Efficiency will fully charge a standard battery in under 3.5 hrs" - the question is, what do they consider to be a standard battery? At 3,220 mA, the Nexus 6 battery is quite large.

    I would also verify that the Nexus 6 is positioned as accurately as possible on the charger as best charge rate will occur when the two coils are exactly aligned. See steps 6 and 7 here to get a good idea of the location of the N6's charging coil.
    It lists the vs910(revolution) and vs920 (spectrum) which have a 1500 and 1830mah battery, respectively.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-01-2014 03:48 PM
  17. Robbie317's Avatar
    Yeah I don't see a reason for wireless charging .. especially if it takes that long. That is crazy.
    It's the charger! It doesn't take half as long with the Vu...

    And I have a Spigen neo hybrid case on..

    It takes ~7 hours to go from zero to full charge with wireless charging.-screenshot_2014-12-01-15-27-01.jpg
    12-01-2014 04:25 PM
  18. coolqf's Avatar
    Resonance wireless charging is supposedly the future and charges much faster.
    12-01-2014 05:23 PM
  19. Robbie317's Avatar
    Resonance wireless charging is supposedly the future and charges much faster.
    A ton of potential with Resonance wireless charging.. Needs a lot more backing and adoption... Google back Qi and it's become pretty mainstream with most Android OEM's right now.... According to most calculations the turbo charger takes you from 0 to 100% in 1 hour 58 minutes... I've gone from 5% to 99% in 3 hours 20 minutes with the TYLT Vu wireless charger and a case on the phone.... considering the difference between a "Turbo" charger and a wireless charger an extra 1 hour 20 minutes (Give or take a minute or two) is pretty good... I'd have to guess either Wingnut had a bad wireless charger, it wasn't line up very well (Which can be a problem with Qi) or exaggerated the 7 hour charging time..... Going on two weeks with my Nexus 6 and in an hour I get 28% on average back in the device.... It's never been plugged up once and I only charge via Qi Wireless charging.... It's not super fast but it's not even remotely close to 7 hours slow....
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    12-01-2014 05:42 PM
  20. Robbie317's Avatar
    Wow. I don't know if that's worth the price of convenience. The turbo charger has sure spoiled me.
    It doesn't take 7 hours....
    12-01-2014 05:43 PM
  21. Storm24's Avatar
    I guess I have never really worried that much about how long it takes. I put it on the wireless charger at night when I go to bed. And I always wake up to a fully charged phone regardless of when I put it on the charger. And like others have stated... I don't need to top it off during the day like I did my N5. This one easily lasts the day and beyond for me...
    12-01-2014 06:37 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    A ton of potential with Resonance wireless charging.. Needs a lot more backing and adoption... Google back Qi and it's become pretty mainstream with most Android OEM's right now.... According to most calculations the turbo charger takes you from 0 to 100% in 1 hour 58 minutes... I've gone from 5% to 99% in 3 hours 20 minutes with the TYLT Vu wireless charger and a case on the phone.... considering the difference between a "Turbo" charger and a wireless charger an extra 1 hour 20 minutes (Give or take a minute or two) is pretty good... I'd have to guess either Wingnut had a bad wireless charger, it wasn't line up very well (Which can be a problem with Qi) or exaggerated the 7 hour charging time..... Going on two weeks with my Nexus 6 and in an hour I get 28% on average back in the device.... It's never been plugged up once and I only charge via Qi Wireless charging.... It's not super fast but it's not even remotely close to 7 hours slow....
    My note 4 can do around 50% in 30 minutes. A wireless charger can probably do 15% in 30 minutes. I usually just charge my phone for half an hour at a time. The Note 4 tapers off starting around 75%. I realize that this is a Nexus 6 forum, but the nexus 6 should be similar.

    Now if you charge overnight then it doesn't matter. But I almost never do an overnight charge.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-01-2014 06:42 PM
  23. Robbie317's Avatar
    My note 4 can do around 50% in 30 minutes. A wireless charger can probably do 15% in 30 minutes. I usually just charge my phone for half an hour at a time. The Note 4 tapers off starting around 75%. I realize that this is a Nexus 6 forum, but the nexus 6 should be similar.

    Now if you charge overnight then it doesn't matter. But I almost never do an overnight charge.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    The Note 4 and Nexus 6 via the turbo charging technology have similar charging times.. The note 4 clocks 95 minutes 0 - 100% and the Nexus 6 clocks 98 minutes 0 - 100%....

    Our Google Nexus 6 battery life test is complete, phablet lags behind the Note 4

    I charge only via wireless and I try to keep my battery above 40% as best possible... I have 3 wireless chargers and I try to "Top Charge" a couple of times per day to keep my battery up.... The OP just stated 7 hours and in my initial test 1 hour brings roughly 28% battery gain.. and 5% - 99% took a tick over 3:20... or less than half the 7 hours stated... I'd venture to guess with a wireless charging back on the Note 4 you'd see similar charging times...

    I do charge overnight but I've noticed with the Nexus 6 (I don't know if it's software or hardware) even via wireless it stops charging once it hits 100%... The VU has a green light that lets you know a connection is made and the device is charging.. With my Nexus 5 that light stayed on as long as the phone was on the charger... My first night with the 6 I woke up and noticed the light was off.. I thought maybe the phone wasn't lined up right and had stopped charging but when I pulled it off it read 99% and no matter what I did it wouldn't start charging again.. The phone wouldn't go into "Charging Mode" and the VU wouldn't light up green to acknowledge a good connection with the phone... So that is nice... with the 5 it stayed green and the phone would always say charging even at 100% until you took it off...
    12-01-2014 09:16 PM
  24. Wingznut's Avatar
    So, apparently, my 3 year old Qi Charger isn't as speedy as other/newer models. I didn't consider that when I posted this thread. YMMV seems to apply here.

    That being said... Wireless charging isn't about the speed. It's about the convenience. When I get home, and I set my phone on the charging pad on the table, it is charging faster than when my son gets home and sets his phone on the table.

    Granted, with the N6, I have yet to top off my phone during the day. But I sure did with my DNA. I do have a LG-700 Qi charger on my night stand, and I use that every day. Since I'm sleeping, the speed is pretty irrelevant.
    12-02-2014 02:52 AM
  25. Robbie317's Avatar
    So, apparently, my 3 year old Qi Charger isn't as speedy as other/newer models. I didn't consider that when I posted this thread. YMMV seems to apply here.

    That being said... Wireless charging isn't about the speed. It's about the convenience. When I get home, and I set my phone on the charging pad on the table, it is charging faster than when my son gets home and sets his phone on the table.

    Granted, with the N6, I have yet to top off my phone during the day. But I sure did with my DNA. I do have a LG-700 Qi charger on my night stand, and I use that every day. Since I'm sleeping, the speed is pretty irrelevant.
    Or you are not lined up perfectly right.... The TYLT has multiple charging cores (or so says their technical specs) which helps in not having to line it up right.... The Nexus 5 Qi charger had magnets in it to match up perfectly with the 5 and 7 so it was held in exactly the right spot for charging...... I primarily charge overnight and use wireless.. but I also have a wireless charger on my desk at work and at 7 hours it would be pointless for top charging.... I'd need to leave it on the charger all day at work to get a decent bump in battery.... and as I've stated before at $70 the TYLT Vu isn't a cheap wireless charger either....

    and yes YMMV.... I've seen some people posting that they can't get Qi to work with the Spigen cases and I have no problem with the Spigen case and wireless charging so it has to be a combination of the charger and not lining it up right... I know I get a much better connection in portrait mode vs landscape mode on the charger... The sweet spot seems to be slightly off center towards the bottom of the Nexus 6... Dead center in Landscape it won't start charging but if I move it about 1/8th of an inch off center towards the bottom of the device it kicks in but will flicker on and off until you get it just right and then it seems to lock on good.... But from the iFixit breakdown it doesn't look like the coil is off center to the bottom... So I dunno....
    12-02-2014 06:07 AM
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