11-19-2018 03:48 PM
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  1. milehigherik's Avatar
    I have an app through the Google play store that tells you the speed at which your phone is charging. Also using a timer determined that having a thicker case on the phone it slows the charging speed. Google says this is not true. Can anyone give me any factual information on this? I have searched the internet. Thank you in advance.
    11-15-2018 01:41 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have an app through the Google play store that tells you the speed at which your phone is charging. Also using a timer determined that having a thicker case on the phone it slows the charging speed. Google says this is not true. Can anyone give me any factual information on this? I have searched the internet. Thank you in advance.
    It typically won't affect charging speed but if it's thick enough I suppose it could add resistance.
    11-15-2018 04:56 AM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Depends likely on the thickness of the case as mentioned above. A thick enough case can lift the phone away enough to even prevent charging. Then you have the materials to consider that may block the signal for whatever reason. Basically it's still a signal, the wireless charger is emitting a signal that the phone accepts and converts to energy. Typically the signal range is 0.5cm. If you factor in a heavy duty case+the thickness of the phone's back glass, it can reach 0.5cm pretty quickly, which could lead to slower charging (farther from signal source, weaker signal) or block it altogether. A thin case would likely have no effect.
    11-15-2018 08:52 AM
  4. scionluna's Avatar
    Ideally, you should remove the case from the phone before you charge the phone. Heat causes a battery longer to charge.
    11-15-2018 09:11 AM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Ideally, you should remove the case from the phone before you charge the phone. Heat causes a battery longer to charge.
    If it's the average case removal is not generally necessary. Some cases may not disperse heat efficiently , however heat by itself does not cause a battery to take longer to charge. Heat is caused by losses due to resistance or by a high rate of charge due to the phone using draining by charging.
    11-15-2018 10:22 AM
  6. milehigherik's Avatar
    I don't have the screenshot right now but this same wireless charging with a case on goes down to about 660
    11-15-2018 10:27 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have an app through the Google play store that tells you the speed at which your phone is charging. Also using a timer determined that having a thicker case on the phone it slows the charging speed. Google says this is not true. Can anyone give me any factual information on this? I have searched the internet. Thank you in advance.
    I don't have the Google wireless charger yet, but on my Samsung fast wireless charger it won't charge unless I take the case off then from there very slow charging. Now I Kno Google has different charging standard then the rest . My Samsung fast wireless charger charges all my Samsung phones and apple with no issues even with cases on
    11-15-2018 11:12 AM
  8. Vega007's Avatar
    I don't think I will ever go back to using a case after falling love with skins. Thankfully I am not the clumsy type so I can get away with it. And with skins, no issues that I have noticed in regards to wireless charging.
    11-15-2018 11:31 AM
  9. wbkchan's Avatar
    Unlike the induction cooker, the charging insidethe wireless charger are controlled by a microchip which will cut the charging off when the current is insufficient. If you try charging with the thick case, these are the reasons that could cause the slow charging:
    1. Heat. When the battery gets too hot, the controller cuts off the charging to prevent catastrophic failure.
    2. Some phone may have 3 states; wireless fast charge, normal charge, off. When you use a thick case and the current is insufficient, the wireless controller might reduce from fast charge to normal charge rather than off.
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    11-15-2018 06:34 PM
  10. Lilybell2's Avatar
    I have my Pixel 3 XL in a Google fabric case, and I've had no issues using the Pixel Charging Stand.
    11-15-2018 07:59 PM
  11. milehigherik's Avatar
    The faster charging speed is with no case and the slower speed is with a case. The app I'm using is Ampere. Pixel 3 XL using a pixel stand for the record.
    11-16-2018 12:33 AM
  12. milehigherik's Avatar
    Quick note.. No complaints about the device... I love my pixel. Just trying to resolve this charging question.
    11-16-2018 12:51 AM
  13. TraderGary's Avatar
    I have my Pixel 3 XL in a Google fabric case, and I've had no issues using the Pixel Charging Stand.
    I too have my Pixel 3 XL in a Google fabric case. The Pixel Stand is the only charger I've used for over a week. I've had no issues whatsoever. The Pixel Stand sits beside my Windows 10 PC where I'm working most of the day. I love the convenience and my Pixel 3 XL is always topped up and fully charged.
    11-16-2018 01:15 AM
  14. scionluna's Avatar
    Thanks for the information. I tend to remove my case as a good practice.
    11-16-2018 09:09 AM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    The faster charging speed is with no case and the slower speed is with a case. The app I'm using is Ampere. Pixel 3 XL using a pixel stand for the record.
    Just trying to resolve this charging question.
    Seems like you've already resolved the question with the evidence that you provided: clearly having a case on the phone causes the device to charge at a slower rate.
    The electrical Flux lines of the charger get weaker with distance from the device being charged. If you want to convince yourself, take the case off the phone and put a piece of paper between the charger and phone; note the charging current. Add another piece of paper and keep repeating the process. As the overall thickness of the paper increases you'll see a decrease in the charging current until a point at which it won't charge at all.
    11-16-2018 04:41 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Seems like you've already resolved the question with the evidence that you provided: clearly having a case on the phone causes the device to charge at a slower rate.
    The electrical Flux lines of the charger get weaker with distance from the device being charged. If you want to convince yourself, take the case off the phone and put a piece of paper between the charger and phone; note the charging current. Add another piece of paper and keep repeating the process. As the overall thickness of the paper increases you'll see a decrease in the charging current until a point at which it won't charge at all.
    Every material has a dielectric strength.
    11-17-2018 12:12 AM
  17. milehigherik's Avatar
    The fact that could not be denied was the time it takes to charge until it is full with a case and without. I wasn't sure if the app may have been giving a false reading. Google tried to tell me it is either charging or not. I explained that with different cases I get different levels.

    Have a great case that I love. Unfortunately it's tough to remove.

    Thanks for the input to all.
    Seems like you've already resolved the question with the evidence that you provided: clearly having a case on the phone causes the device to charge at a slower rate.
    The electrical Flux lines of the charger get weaker with distance from the device being charged. If you want to convince yourself, take the case off the phone and put a piece of paper between the charger and phone; note the charging current. Add another piece of paper and keep repeating the process. As the overall thickness of the paper increases you'll see a decrease in the charging current until a point at which it won't charge at all.
    11-17-2018 12:32 AM
  18. dmxjago's Avatar
    I have 4 cases that I'm using add all 4 are able to charge the phone via the pixel stand at 10 watts just fine.
    I have an app through the Google play store that tells you the speed at which your phone is charging. Also using a timer determined that having a thicker case on the phone it slows the charging speed. Google says this is not true. Can anyone give me any factual information on this? I have searched the internet. Thank you in advance.
    11-17-2018 10:30 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The fact that could not be denied was the time it takes to charge until it is full with a case and without. I wasn't sure if the app may have been giving a false reading. Google tried to tell me it is either charging or not. I explained that with different cases I get different levels.

    Have a great case that I love. Unfortunately it's tough to remove.

    Thanks for the input to all.
    Just tried the app and couldn't see any difference. My phone was already around 80% and charging at around 1750.
    11-17-2018 11:43 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    ok guys I'm ready to buy the pixel wireless charger got the 50 credit . can someone confirm it works fast charging for other phones also?
    11-17-2018 11:45 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    ok guys I'm ready to buy the pixel wireless charger got the 50 credit . can someone confirm it works fast charging for other phones also?
    Doesn't the phone also have to support it?
    11-17-2018 11:51 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Doesn't the phone also have to support it?
    Well I'm thinking like how my Samsung fast wireless charger can charge pretty much any other phones with wireless charging .
    11-17-2018 11:57 PM
  23. TraderGary's Avatar
    Well I'm thinking like how my Samsung fast wireless charger can charge pretty much any other phones with wireless charging .
    But the difference is that the Samsung wireless charger is just that. It's a wireless charger. The Pixel Stand is a smart wireless charger that requires a phone that knows how to communicate with it.
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    11-18-2018 01:35 AM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    But the difference is that the Samsung wireless charger is just that. It's a wireless charger. The Pixel Stand is a smart wireless charger that requires a phone that knows how to communicate with it.
    I know , just want make sure that if I put my Samsung device it would charge fast , not just 1 device charger for the other features I know only the pixel will work
    11-18-2018 01:42 AM
  25. TraderGary's Avatar
    I know , just want make sure that if I put my Samsung device it would charge fast , not just 1 device charger for the other features I know only the pixel will work
    It's my understanding that the Pixel Stand will work with Samsung phones, it just won't "fast charge" with them. Apparently the Pixel Stand uses a different fast charging technology that mates with the Pixel Phone and not other phones.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-18-2018 01:54 AM
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