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  1. tickruck's Avatar
    Phone is completely normal while using plug-in chargers. Discovered wireless chargers (Verizon VZW3COIL or TYLT). These were great at first, but at some point (seemed to be associated with using the phone in Bluetooth mode) battery indications would go crazy. Battery status would bounce from 100 % to random values (86%, 93%, 100%, 86% etc.). Once the phone rebooted itself while on the Qi charger. Taking phone off charger cause battery indication to drop rapidly. Turned phone off and the charge level counted down to 0 (zero) as it shut down. Phone would not boot, just got the dead battery indication. Took to Verizon store. They COULD BRING UP PHONE IN TEST MODE. Only way to get phone to boot was to put it back on charger (wireless or plug-in). Charge level would rapidly climb back to 100% (in minutes). Taking it off charger would cause it to rapidly loose charge and crash. Verizon gave me a new phone. Same thing happened to second phone. Went back to Verizon Store. Did a factory reset and have not used Qi chargers since. Phone is normal. Tech support was bewildered by this behavior.
    HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS BEHAVIOR? The Qi chargers are great. There is a problem in the Turbo firmware associated with using Qi chargers.
    jesta192 likes this.
    12-22-2014 06:37 PM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Yes. There are several thread about this issue already.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...24hrs-use.html

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...t-28-dead.html

    On another forum: http://androidforums.com/threads/bat...ly-off.887445/

    It seems pretty clear that there is a problem, at least for some people, and the safest thing to do is to use only the turbo charger to charge the phone, at least until Motorola acknowledges the issue and announces a fix.
    12-22-2014 06:55 PM
  3. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Yeah, mine hung again last night, reboot fixed it at least.
    12-22-2014 08:04 PM
  4. hal1's Avatar
    No problem seen with my Itian A6. It just (slowly) goes about its business, charging at a rate of 20% - 13% per hour at my bedside
    12-22-2014 08:35 PM
  5. tickruck's Avatar
    Another Wireless Charging (Qi) observation. I would leave my old DROID 4 on the charger and the screen ON. This worked well. Turbo has a setting in the ‘developer’ menu that will leave the screen on during charging. While plugged-in (either standard or Turbo charger) the phone acts ‘normal’, like the old Droid 4. However, while on a Qi wireless charger, the Turbo ‘toggles’ between charging and not charging – every few seconds… Every time it does, the light on the charger goes out and the phone drops out of ‘charge’ mode. When it clicks back to ‘charge’ and the charge light comes back on, it does a screen refresh. The Command Center then sends the ‘Sun’ on its arc across the icon – which is ONLY cute the first few times it does it, then quickly becomes annoying because of the short toggle cycles. At some point the battery sensor gets stuck at 100% (something only the Qi chargers seem to cause), it is not in charging ‘mode’ anymore, and the screen will LOCK, even though it is sitting on the charger. VERY ANNOYING. TYLT has a Qi car dock that they have been ready to release for the Turbo for months now. I suspect that a Turbo in map mode in the car while on a Qi charger will experience these same problems, causing the map to blank...
    rxgadget likes this.
    12-22-2014 10:50 PM
  6. hal1's Avatar
    I know that the Tylt seems to be the Charger of choice for Qi aficionados, but seriously people, take a look at the Itian A6. There's several people including me that has found it a less expensive, reliable alternative.
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    12-22-2014 11:13 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    . I suspect that a Turbo in map mode in the car while on a Qi charger will experience these same problems, causing the map to blank...
    If you're actively navigating, the display stays on.

    You're right about everything you say about qi. So, if leaving the display on is important to you, don't use qi.
    12-22-2014 11:39 PM
  8. wolf_walker's Avatar
    I charged night before last via Qi without incident, last night battery % went to 100% in a matter of seconds.. lol

    I'm done with Qi on the DT for now I'm afraid. Another checkbox un-checked....
    12-24-2014 11:37 AM
  9. chasvs's Avatar
    Yup, I got crazy battery status after using a Qi Charger and even had 2 episodes where it went from 100% to 0% in only a few minutes. Put it on the Turbo Charger and it reported 100% after only a couple minutes. Qi seems to be screwing something up so I use only the Turbo Charger and am getting great battery life and no rapid drain episodes! :>)
    12-24-2014 04:04 PM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I charged night before last via Qi without incident, last night battery % went to 100% in a matter of seconds.. lol

    I'm done with Qi on the DT for now I'm afraid. Another checkbox un-checked....
    I was planning on getting a Qi charger but not now.
    12-24-2014 10:59 PM
  11. wolf_walker's Avatar
    I'd wait, or buy a cheap one. Was a total tease, the qi was really cool when it worked.
    12-24-2014 11:00 PM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    I'm sure that moto will fix this problem with an OTA update, probably the one for Lollipop.
    12-25-2014 01:37 PM
  13. Rob_B's Avatar
    I've used my TYLT exclusively and haven't had any issues
    12-25-2014 02:17 PM
  14. wolf_walker's Avatar
    I've used my TYLT exclusively and haven't had any issues
    You are in the lucky minority apparently. I've tried two different chargers that were both fine with my S4 and Nexus 7 and the DT keeps going wonky one
    way or another.
    12-25-2014 03:05 PM
  15. bfranker's Avatar
    Another Wireless Charging (Qi) observation. I would leave my old DROID 4 on the charger and the screen ON. This worked well. Turbo has a setting in the ‘developer’ menu that will leave the screen on during charging. While plugged-in (either standard or Turbo charger) the phone acts ‘normal’, like the old Droid 4. However, while on a Qi wireless charger, the Turbo ‘toggles’ between charging and not charging – every few seconds… Every time it does, the light on the charger goes out and the phone drops out of ‘charge’ mode. When it clicks back to ‘charge’ and the charge light comes back on, it does a screen refresh. The Command Center then sends the ‘Sun’ on its arc across the icon – which is ONLY cute the first few times it does it, then quickly becomes annoying because of the short toggle cycles. At some point the battery sensor gets stuck at 100% (something only the Qi chargers seem to cause), it is not in charging ‘mode’ anymore, and the screen will LOCK, even though it is sitting on the charger. VERY ANNOYING. TYLT has a Qi car dock that they have been ready to release for the Turbo for months now. I suspect that a Turbo in map mode in the car while on a Qi charger will experience these same problems, causing the map to blank...
    Do you use a case? I noticed that when using the LG Qi puck style charger that it worked fine so long as my phone wasn't in a case. As soon as I put my Turbo in an Otterbox the phone would constantly go in and out of showing that it was charging (case too thick is what I believe was the problem). I took back the LG puck style charger and got the more expensive Tylt which does NOT do this. I think it is because I've read the Tylt has more charging coils than the cheaper LG puck charger.
    12-25-2014 03:34 PM
  16. travaz's Avatar
    My Droid Maxx worked perfectly with the Qi charger and that is all I used to charge it. When I got the Turbo it went wonky so I stopped using it and only Turbo charge. I think it is a software problem. Maybe qi and Turbo Charging bumping into one and another?
    12-25-2014 05:37 PM
  17. wolf_walker's Avatar
    My second one I specifically bought because it has two or three charging coils and was very well reviewed, seems to work as advertised as far as positioning not being so critical.
    Still acts wonky on the DT, fine on the N7 though.
    Bought two actually, gave one to a friend with a Nexus 5 who hasn't reported any trouble with it.

    I admire the TYLT, just not it's price and the space it takes up.
    Part of the allure of Qi is it's a standard, it should work with anything, any device, any charger.
    If I have to buy a specific charger for the DT, even if it's a very nice and desirable one, I'm
    no less annoyed and disappointed.
    12-25-2014 06:58 PM
  18. CharlieL3's Avatar
    I have never had any of these problems with the Tylt Qi charger. I've been using it since I got the Turbo the end of October. No battery jumps, not starting and stopping the charge, just solid charging every night.
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    12-26-2014 05:36 PM
  19. dungoyle's Avatar
    I currently have 3 very cheap a$$ hockey-puck style chargers. The small ones that you have to position the phone just right on (because the charging coil isn't in the center. I'd say about 80% of my charging is via two of those three, and the remainder on the factory Turbo charger at home, or after market Turbo charger at work. I've had the false battery reading problem once and it was right after I started using the QI charger. It was a pain to fix (100% drain, charge to 100% with Turbo, then clear cache), but it's worked perfectly since then. That's one time since Oct 31, so for now, I'm pretty comfortable with the reliability on my phone for now, but always wary just the same.
    12-26-2014 09:15 PM
  20. jec11718's Avatar
    I've noticed that the Nokia qi is not giving me a full true charge.... I've went back to the turbo and it is superb.

    DRoID TuRBo this...
    12-26-2014 10:20 PM
  21. jerrykur's Avatar
    I have the Nokia DT-900 and it works great with my Droid Turbo. I charge it every night and it is at 100% every morning.
    12-26-2014 11:03 PM
  22. KSDroid01's Avatar
    I have the Nokia DT-900 and it works great with my Droid Turbo. I charge it every night and it is at 100% every morning.
    I've been using the Nokia every night and have never had any of the problems reported here.

    Posted via the Turbo
    12-27-2014 01:49 AM
  23. Feldhege's Avatar
    I noticed that my battery life was not quite as good as it was when I first got it. After reading this thread (and watching gsam to see the reports on app suckers) I decided to go back to using the turbo charger and the cord that came with it. I am happy to say that my results are similar to others. After a few days my turbo is back to having good battery life again. Just wanted to post this in case it could help any others.

    Robb
    PowrDroid likes this.
    12-31-2014 11:53 AM
  24. Davidoo's Avatar
    I have the Verizon stand up Qi charger that they had on display at the store next to the Turbo. It has never given me any of these issues. I always charge during the night with the phone off, so the only gripe I have about Qi is the phone has to be on for it to work.
    12-31-2014 03:51 PM
  25. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Somewhere in the moto software you can set a quiet time, from like 8pm till 7am or whatever, and it'll not ring and buzz.
    I've enjoyed that quite a lot, simple as it is.
    01-01-2015 02:57 PM
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