1. jimbl's Avatar
    Does anyone else use both a Duracell Powermat and the Samsung Wireless Charger? I have the Powermat at work and the Samsung at home. I've noticed the Powermat makes my phone noticeably warmer (almost hot) than the Samsung charger. My understanding is temperature plays a large role in battery life (extreme temps high or low). Is anyone else with both these chargers noticing the same temperature difference? I do have two of the Powermats, so I may try the other one to see if the results are the same. If so, I'm considering not using them, without a removable battery I'd rather not risk greatly reducing the battery life.
    04-23-2015 09:11 AM
  2. titans30dude's Avatar
    I have the powermat and havent noticed any heat, mind you i pick my phone off the charger in the morning when its fully charged
    04-23-2015 09:27 AM
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    Does anyone else use both a Duracell Powermat and the Samsung Wireless Charger? I have the Powermat at work and the Samsung at home. I've noticed the Powermat makes my phone noticeably warmer (almost hot) than the Samsung charger. My understanding is temperature plays a large role in battery life (extreme temps high or low). Is anyone else with both these chargers noticing the same temperature difference? I do have two of the Powermats, so I may try the other one to see if the results are the same. If so, I'm considering not using them, without a removable battery I'd rather not risk greatly reducing the battery life.
    i'd stick with OEM Samsung.
    04-23-2015 09:29 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    I have the powermat and havent noticed any heat, mind you i pick my phone off the charger in the morning when its fully charged
    You can use battery monitor widget or similar to monitor battery temperature while charging. Of course it will be cool after being fully charged some time ago

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    04-23-2015 10:13 AM
  5. jimbl's Avatar
    I have the powermat and havent noticed any heat, mind you i pick my phone off the charger in the morning when its fully charged
    Yeah I'm using mine at work and can check it periodically.

    i'd stick with OEM Samsung.
    That's likely what I'll do. I'm going to test the other Powermat first though. If it also makes the phone noticeably warmer, I'll move on.
    04-23-2015 10:13 AM
  6. jimbl's Avatar
    You can use battery monitor widget or similar to monitor battery temperature while charging. Of course it will be cool after being fully charged some time ago

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    Good idea. I'll get some numbers and make an informed decision. Thanks.
    04-23-2015 10:16 AM
  7. jimbl's Avatar
    I used GSAM Battery Monitor and this is what I found:

    Started charging at 1:40pm.

    1:40pm 75 degrees 62%
    2:02pm 85 degrees 75%
    2:16pm 88 degrees 82%
    2:40pm 86 degrees 95%

    The GSAM temperature graph confirms the drop in temp late in the charging. Not sure what's going on there? I'm going to run a similar test on the Samsung charger tonight.
    04-23-2015 01:46 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    No temperature issues with my OEM charging pad.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-23-2015 03:00 PM
  9. Gekko's Avatar
    04-23-2015 04:25 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I used GSAM Battery Monitor and this is what I found:

    Started charging at 1:40pm.

    1:40pm 75 degrees 62%
    2:02pm 85 degrees 75%
    2:16pm 88 degrees 82%
    2:40pm 86 degrees 95%

    The GSAM temperature graph confirms the drop in temp late in the charging. Not sure what's going on there? I'm going to run a similar test on the Samsung charger tonight.
    Normal as the charging rate drops near the top.



    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    jimbl likes this.
    04-23-2015 06:43 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    This is from regular(not wireless) charging but it illustrates the point

    Temperature: Duracell Powermat vs Samsung Wireless Charger-uploadfromtaptalk1429832916735.jpg

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    jimbl likes this.
    04-23-2015 06:50 PM
  12. jimbl's Avatar
    This is from regular(not wireless) charging but it illustrates the point

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1429832916735.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	375.7 KB 
ID:	173379

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    I did a small test last night on the Samsung Wireless charger:

    11:05pm 78 degrees 51%
    11:27pm 77 degrees 64%
    11:38pm 77 degrees 69%

    That seems much better than Powermat. I like your graph better, I downloaded Battery Monitor Widget per your suggestion and will capture better data. Thanks.
    04-24-2015 06:30 AM
  13. jimbl's Avatar
    Great. So that article says avoid wireless charging and fast charging, two of the "features" of the S6. It's like a sick joke or something.
    clintw22 likes this.
    04-24-2015 06:55 AM
  14. psharpe's Avatar
    Because you have both wireless chargers do you find it difficult to find the sweet spot on the Duracell and experience losing the charge and getting the message "wireless charging paused", if so, do you experience the same with the Samsung charger?
    06-19-2015 10:22 AM
  15. jimbl's Avatar
    Because you have both wireless chargers do you find it difficult to find the sweet spot on the Duracell and experience losing the charge and getting the message "wireless charging paused", if so, do you experience the same with the Samsung charger?
    Yes, it is difficult to find the sweet spot on the Duracell, and I get the message "wireless charging paused" often. In fact, I stopped using the Duracell. The Samsung charger is much easier to find the sweet spot on, although sometimes does require a few tries, and I never get any "pauses" once it's charging. With that being said, I have since bought the CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger to replace my Duracell, and it's by far better than the Samsung charger also. Every time I put my phone on the CHOE charger, it starts charging. EVERY TIME. If you're interested...

    Amazon.com: CHOE Stadium Qi Wireless Charger 3-Coils Wide Charging Area Wireless Charging Pad for Galaxy Note 5, LG G4,Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge,Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3V, Nexus 5 /7(2013) / 4, Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini,
    06-19-2015 11:19 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 01:54 PM
  2. How do I download photos from my Sony camera to my Samsung tablet?
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 11:46 AM
  3. Verizon samsung s5 update to lollipop
    By Marioclement23 in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 08:08 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 07:17 AM
  5. Samsung Galaxy S6: How to Add Signature To Text Messages?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-23-2015, 02:39 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD