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  1. 1812dave's Avatar
    Last night, after placing my S7 on the charging stand, I began hearing a whirring sound. Though maybe it was the wife's laptop, but it wasn't in the bedroom. Turns out I located the source of the sound--it's the fricking charger! I wasn't expecting moving parts, or noise. C'mon Samsung, did you HAVE to do that? I just bought a couple of horizontal Samsung wireless chargers and don't know yet if they have fans also (for use in other parts of the house).
    03-21-2016 06:34 PM
  2. bchain996's Avatar
    Last night, after placing my S7 on the charging stand, I began hearing a whirring sound. Though maybe it was the wife's laptop, but it wasn't in the bedroom. Turns out I located the source of the sound--it's the fricking charger! I wasn't expecting moving parts, or noise. C'mon Samsung, did you HAVE to do that? I just bought a couple of horizontal Samsung wireless chargers and don't know yet if they have fans also (for use in other parts of the house).
    You should appreciate the fan considering the amount of heat a wireless charger produces. Especially a fast one
    03-21-2016 06:37 PM
  3. 1812dave's Avatar
    It seems very little faster than the $40 ones I picked up today. They charge roughly 1% per minute. I haven't seen the $70 w/ fan unit charge faster than 1% per minute. We have two s7's and two of each type of wireless charger. Both phones have Speck Candyshell Grip cases if that matters. The $40 ones are EP-PG920IWUGUS. Bar code is 8 - 8727606094 -1
    03-21-2016 06:41 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    No issues with the regular Samsung wireless charger with an Otterbox Defender case. Not fast as the wall charger. I will give the Samsung fast charging wireless pad when I get home.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2016 07:12 PM
  5. BillArf's Avatar
    Tried the Samsung fast charger and with noisy fan and poor fast charging speed, I said forget this and sent it back for full refund.
    I went with this Choetech fast charger that outperforms the Samsung and no fan noise and at half the price.. No, my S7 does not get overly warm when using the Choetech.
    [http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Charge-Wireless-Charger-Qi-Enabled/dp/B015351V9U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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    03-21-2016 07:14 PM
  6. 20blks's Avatar
    I have that choetech and it's pure trash. It won't work with every plug and you have to lay the phone in a perfect spot. IT DOES NOT OUT PERFORM THE SAMSUNG FAST WIRELESS CHARGER. Your Sammy charger must be defective

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Irritated and amazed that the Samsung  wireless charge has A FAN IN IT!!-14715.jpg  
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    03-21-2016 09:29 PM
  7. jonp's Avatar
    I also find the noise to be quite annoying, but when the phone is charged, the fan turns off.

    What I'd like to know is - is there a way to turn off the lights on the charger? It's very bright while trying to sleep

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2016 11:29 PM
  8. 1812dave's Avatar
    It's very bright while trying to sleep
    Agreed!
    03-21-2016 11:35 PM
  9. BillArf's Avatar
    I have that choetech and it's pure trash. It won't work with every plug and you have to lay the phone in a perfect spot. IT DOES NOT OUT PERFORM THE SAMSUNG FAST WIRELESS CHARGER. Your Sammy charger must be defective
    Well, I have three S7's in the household and I have three of the Choetech Fast Chargers (the one's at the link I gave) and all the Choetech fast chargers work great with the S7's. YES, like any other pad charger, including the Samsung, the phone has to placed in the "sweet spot" if you expect the phone to charge. YES, you have to have the proper adapter. As I said, I have used both the Samsung fast charger (more then one, actually 3) and the Choetech and to me the Choetech is the pick of the litter.
    03-22-2016 09:10 AM
  10. BillArf's Avatar
    snipe:
    The choetech only charges slightly faster but it has a weaker coil. On top of not having the fan, I picked the Samsung fast wireless charger over it. The fan is there for a reason and only time will tell.
    "it has a weaker coil" ................ Huh ?????
    03-22-2016 10:30 AM
  11. BillArf's Avatar
    I also find the noise to be quite annoying, but when the phone is charged, the fan turns off.

    What I'd like to know is - is there a way to turn off the lights on the charger? It's very bright while trying to sleep
    Between the fan and the bright led light, this charger impacted my going to sleep/my sleep. The Choetech fast charger I am now using has no fan, and the led light on the pad has a sensor that dims the led light down to very dim when it is dark in the room. By the way, I see no heat issues with the S7 while it is on the Choetech and it charges faster then the Samsung.
    03-22-2016 10:34 AM
  12. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Yeah, it's all kinda annoying — but also something that's been a known annoyance since it was announced last year.

    A quick look at the Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad | Android Central
    the tall guy likes this.
    03-22-2016 10:49 AM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    snipe:

    "it has a weaker coil" ................ Huh ?????
    That's the one that got me too. Softer wire? Thinner wire? Less current flowing through it? In almost 60 years in electronics, I've never come across the term (and the military has built some pretty "weak" junk). Maybe it needs some glyptal, huh?
    03-22-2016 03:57 PM
  14. BillArf's Avatar
    It does not work with my card case on the phone. The Samsung pad does.
    So you spew "it has a weaker coil" ........... Gimme a break.
    03-22-2016 04:22 PM
  15. BillArf's Avatar
    boobookittyfk... Show something that supports your claim "The Choetech actually DOES have problems with the pad burning out due to high heat". You are talking/spewing pure crapola. Provide/post something specific to the claims you are making about the Choetech pad. What I know about has nothing to do with your claim. Provide info that supports your posts in this thread regarding Choetech pads specifically.
    03-22-2016 04:57 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I personally can't hear it unless I truly try to. It doesn't bother me at all.
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    03-22-2016 05:04 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note: Just a reminder to keep things civil. No reason to get hostile / belittle one another.
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    03-22-2016 05:22 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Mod Note: Just a reminder to keep things civil. No reason to get hostile / belittle one another.
    And several reasons not to. Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting.
    the tall guy and Almeuit like this.
    03-22-2016 05:33 PM
  19. bable's Avatar
    Just pop open the charger and snip the wires leading to the fan, mischief managed
    20blks likes this.
    03-22-2016 08:28 PM
  20. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Must not be that noisy because I never knew they had a fan ...
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    03-22-2016 11:54 PM
  21. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I use the round Samsung wireless charger I bought last year when I got the S6. Yea it's not rapid charge but I usually only charge my phone when I sleep so I really don't need to spend more money on another wireless charger.
    03-23-2016 02:37 AM
  22. the tall guy's Avatar
    between my wife snoring and my 5 month old baby grunting I don't hear the fan. Oh how I miss silence.
    03-23-2016 04:13 AM
  23. Frank Aiello's Avatar
    I have the new Samsung wireless charger stand now for 2 weeks and it's on my night stand next to me when I sleep, I have never heard the fan if there is one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-23-2016 04:53 AM
  24. russel5150's Avatar
    I knew it had a fan, i read the info on it before buying it.

    I cant hear mine, i have the flat one and like having it on the nightstand, but yes the light is way brighter than it needs to be. Works well with otterbox defender on my note 5.

    I bought the angled samsung fast charger and liked it, the light is much dimmer and better, HOWEVER, my note5 will not charge with any case on it, but the s7 chargers fine in an otterbox defender. Since i wont take the case off just to charge i put the flat one back on the nightstand. Was disapointed about that.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    03-23-2016 06:04 AM
  25. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    What I'd like to know is - is there a way to turn off the lights on the charger? It's very bright while trying to sleep
    Irritated and amazed that the Samsung  wireless charge has A FAN IN IT!!-19555.jpg
    03-23-2016 10:47 AM
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