AirPower - Forced to Charge at 29W?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by puma1552, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. puma1552 Suspended

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    Do you think this thing is going to be forced to charge at 29W based on something internal to the AirPower pad itself or will it just be because of the cable/power supply it comes with?

    I want this, but the 29W is honestly a turn off because I just charge overnight so slow charge is fine. No need to prematurely kill my battery due to the excess heat generated from 29W charging.

    Also I am a little disappointed in the dimensions of AirPower, I wish it was long enough to put my phone on the long way and still have room for AirPods. Looks like you wouldn't even be able to get an iPhone 8 on there the long way without the corners probably hanging off:

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  2. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen your source(s), but if the info is true then I would also have concerns. I'm not after a fast charge. I want a gentle charge overnight - or every other night.
     
  3. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    From what I’ve read, the pad would support the usb c 29w charger but that would only be to allow it to charge 3 iPhones concurrently @ 7.5w. So the fastest any single iPhone would charge is 7.5w, which isn’t that fast.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I believe that is a combination of all 3 of iPhone/watch/air pods case...if you had just the iPhone on charge it would just use the 7.5w charging like with the Mophie.
     
  5. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    If that's the case, it will be perfect. I'm actually irrationally excited for this, if for nothing else than my desk aesthetic to combine my docked airpods and Belkin charger into one, and pass the Belkin to my wife for when she gets her next phone later this year.
     
  6. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    Was also reading that this mat has some sort of power management feature, I'm guessing that means if you put two devices on it and one has a much lower battery, it will automatically route extra juice to the device with lower battery and more slowly charge the one with the higher battery.
     
  7. xboxmahoney macrumors newbie

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    I imagine that it probably will. If this thing is gonna power 3 items, it's gonna take more that the simple 12w that comes with an iPad. Besides, the 29W is worth the buy for fast charge anyway.
     
  8. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    No. Makes no sense.

    1. You can’t charge more than 3 devices at a time.

    2. No Apple device can take more than 7.5W.

    3. That totals 22.5W. The charger is capable of up to 29W.

    4. What do you infer from this?

    5. This: No matter how high or low the battery juice a device has, the mat has enough power to charge all devices at the maximum supported wattage regardless. So the battery juice of any device has no effect because all devices will be charged at their max supported wattage anyway.
     

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