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eclipse01

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Should I not use this as a "bedside" charger? I don't really care about the fast charge since I will just hope its charged in the morning, but i keep reading that fast charging is bad for the battery.
 

cbautis2

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Don't do it! I'd definitely cause a fire hazard as temps reach 45°C when charging. Unfortunately, the Magsafe puck doesn't work with USB-A Non-PD charger so you're pretty much stuck with fast charging.
 

darrinS

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Oct 21, 2011
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i have used mine with an 18w ipad pro plug and in the morning it’s only slightly warm. though i went back to my anker qi charger with an internal fan for overnight charging. my 12 pro and the charger are completely cool when i get up. i have to think this is better for the battery.
 
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Steven.

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Aug 16, 2009
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Have stuck a MagSafe on my headboard.
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Petey07

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Don't do it! I'd definitely cause a fire hazard as temps reach 45°C when charging. Unfortunately, the Magsafe puck doesn't work with USB-A Non-PD charger so you're pretty much stuck with fast charging.
I agreed... the pucks that I'll be returning generated too much heat that I am afraid to charge over night... let alone sticking it on my headboard overnight...
 
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AVBeatMan

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I have been using mine on my bedside table but from tonight am not going to. Not for the heat thing but because I can’t stand that you need two hands to get your phone off the damn thing! I can sometime prise it off using a finger on the cable but even then the “puck” slides across the table. No, I’m just going to use it when I travel (not so much nowadays) and go back to my Nomad charging dock.
 
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eclipse01

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I have been using mine on my bedside table but from tonight am not going to. Not for the heat thing but because I can’t stand that you need two hands to get your phone off the damn thing! I can sometime prise it off using a finger on the cable but even then the “puck” slides across the table. No, I’m just going to use it when I travel (not so much nowadays) and go back to my Nomad charging dock.
Double sided tape does the trick, i personally use the ones that come with command strips
 
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