Experiences with wireless car chargers? So far I am not impressed

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Mixolyd, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Mixolyd macrumors member

    Mixolyd

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    I’m curious if anyone has had good experiences with a wireless car charger. I got this Wofalodata charger for iPhone X. I’m using an Anker cable and a Maxboost 2.4a plug. The wireless charger seems rather weak. When using GPS the battery percentage doesn’t move up or down. I’m using Apple leather case if that makes any difference.

    Anyone found a good wireless charger? I’m hoping I can actually charge up while using GPS. Or is this just the nature of wireless charging in the car?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Mophie Wireless Charger from the Apple Store works well (non car use).
     
  3. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Until Apple enables fast charging, you are only going to get a slow charge with these wireless chargers. No sense buying another one.
     
  4. marc34 macrumors newbie

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    I am using a 2.4 volt usb plug, 6" micro USB cable and this one ( link below) in the center console cubby. Fits perfectly, only a 1 amp charger though. While streaming music last night it charged 6% in about 45 minutes. Have only used it once so far

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6NCZ9N/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  5. Mixolyd thread starter macrumors member

    Mixolyd

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    I think even at 5w it should charge when using GPS no? I have a kill a watt which measures watts for plugs but no way to check car plug for the output
     

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