1. randomgecko's Avatar
    So after being duped on eBay for the regular chargers and being presented with fakes, I ordered this from a dealer that apparently sells official products.

    After some googling, it appears it may be another fake - at least visually - however, it does charge my phone using fast wireless charging and I thought the fakes didn't do that? I attached a pic using the regular charger as well as the fast charge pad.











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    08-20-2016 12:11 PM
  2. underway99's Avatar
    It would appear that your fast charging wireless charger is working as intended. So, what's your question?
    08-20-2016 01:49 PM
  3. randomgecko's Avatar
    It would appear that your fast charging wireless charger is working as intended. So, what's your question?
    See thread title.

    Can't hear a fan inside the charger either. But it is charging fast, so...
    08-20-2016 04:19 PM
  4. underway99's Avatar
    Based on what you've posted, I don't see any reason to specifically doubt that the product is anything other than what it purports to be. You're not sure if it is a legit Samsung product. I don't know of any way to be sure without breaking the unit open and checking the components. But if it works, and there is no particular reason to question it, I'd suggest that you just revel in the knowledge that you likely got a good one. You ordered it from a trusted Samsung dealer. So trust them until you have reason not to trust them.

    Regarding your comment about not hearing a fan, I don't believe that there is a fan inside the charging puck. There are typically no moving parts in those things, so I suspect that the vents you see on the bottom are for cooling by convection, if not solely for aesthetics.
    08-20-2016 04:37 PM
  5. randomgecko's Avatar
    Based on what you've posted, I don't see any reason to specifically doubt that the product is anything other than what it purports to be. You're not sure if it is a legit Samsung product. I don't know of any way to be sure without breaking the unit open and checking the components. But if it works, and there is no particular reason to question it, I'd suggest that you just revel in the knowledge that you likely got a good one. You ordered it from a trusted Samsung dealer. So trust them until you have reason not to trust them.

    Regarding your comment about not hearing a fan, I don't believe that there is a fan inside the charging puck. There are typically no moving parts in those things, so I suspect that the vents you see on the bottom are for cooling by convection, if not solely for aesthetics.
    I thought they had a fan. Also, I woke this morning and it hadn't turned green to indicate full charge. They normally do right?
    08-21-2016 03:04 AM
  6. randomgecko's Avatar
    Ok I was wrong about that, it does light up green. Is it supposed to stay green until you take it off or will it go back to blue if the charge drops?

    Also, mine only has a single LED dead centre to the logo, not two LEDs either side of it. Maybe I have a new version?
    08-21-2016 03:32 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    I thought they had a fan. Also, I woke this morning and it hadn't turned green to indicate full charge. They normally do right?
    The one I know with a fan was the stand up charger. Not sure about the puck.
    08-21-2016 04:52 AM
  8. randomgecko's Avatar
    The one I know with a fan was the stand up charger. Not sure about the puck.
    I'm reading now it has a silent fan, so maybe it's all fine!
    08-21-2016 09:32 AM
  9. underway99's Avatar
    I stand corrected. Apparently this puck has a fan -- almost but not quite silent. It's supposed to come on when the device is fast charging. The standard charger that this replaced did not have the fan.

    From the user manual: "The fan inside the wireless charger operates during fast wireless charging. The fan will not operate when this feature is deactivated on your mobile device." page 5 of the English version.
    08-21-2016 12:29 PM
  10. randomgecko's Avatar
    Hmm, well, I can't hear a fan, but maybe it's very quiet.
    08-21-2016 01:21 PM
  11. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Hold a piece of tissue paper up against the vents in the charger, then put the phone down (in fast charging mode. If there's a fan, you should be able to see the tissue move, at least a little bit.
    08-21-2016 05:03 PM
  12. randomgecko's Avatar
    Ok so there doesn't appear to be a fan and moreover, I woke up at 4am this morning after my phone had been on the fast charging pad for over 3 hours and it was only at 67%. Doesn't seem right...
    08-22-2016 04:36 AM
  13. underway99's Avatar
    It looks like you had the right charger and had Adaptive Fast Charging enabled when you shot the first photos showing the phone fast charging. What changed?
    08-22-2016 04:10 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Did you buy it from a legit source? Sometimes going around to random 3rd parties to save a few bucks isn't worth the hassle. I would buy from places like Amazon and call it a day.
    08-22-2016 05:05 PM
  15. randomgecko's Avatar
    Nothing changed. Same plug, same charger. Weird huh?
    08-22-2016 08:45 PM

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