Qi and the Sony CP-W5

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  1. Mr.Craig

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    Hi all... Just upgraded to the Turbo from the Razr M. I loved the Razr's size but performance was starting to bother me.

    Less than a day in and the Turbo seems like it will be a great phone for me. I got a credit from Verizon for the Razr so I got the Sony CP-W5 Qi charger/external battery. Seems like a good idea but I've had no luck with the Qi charging aspect. I activate on the Sony, place the Turbo on and they recognize each other for about 2 seconds. Is Qi so sensitive that it needs to be lined up just right or is the Sony just a bad Qi charger?
     
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    I know you got a deal on the Sony, but if it is finicky take it back and get one of these: TYLT VU Wireless Charger . I love mine and all you do is sit it on the stand and not worry about it.
     
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    Thanks, I think I will. I was initially sold on the external battery aspect but with this battery life and other external batteries I'm not sure I need it for that.
     
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    I bet your Sony is fine. Did the Sony come with a plug for the charger? Let me guess. It did not and you are using an old one from one of your phones? I had a siumilar issue with my (much cheaper then Tylt) charger.
    Amazon.com Tmvel T2 Wireless Charger Charging Mount Cradle Stand for Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets LG G3 Nexus 5 Samsung iPhone - Retail Packaging - Black Cell Phones Accessories

    It didn't come with a wall plug, so I used an old one I had. Didn't work. Exactly like you said "Connected...disconnected..."
    I was so bummed. Then I read the Q&A on Amazon and someone said "Make sure you are using a 2AMP wall plug". I checked mine...it was a 1.1 or something. Found a 2.5 and VOILA! Success. And cheaper then that overpriced Tylt. ;) The Tylt tilts too much, imo.
     
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    I'll check but yes I used the cable/plug from my Razr M. I'll try the one that came with the Turbo and see if it makes a difference.
     
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    It will. ;)
    "The charger that comes with the M has an output of 5.1V & 850mA"
    Guarantee that's not enough...
     
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    Sweet! I'll provide an update after I get home from work tonight.
     
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    The Input Voltage on your Sony says .5 - 1.5. I'm guessing the .5 is enough for a direct charge, but it NEEDS the 1.5 for Qi...
    Happy to help!
     
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    OK, so the voltage ended up working out. I at least got a steady blue light from the Sony but charging was still really hard to pull off. I ended up exchanging for the Qi stand. Working like a charm and will really work well for me at night.

    Thanks for all of the help!
     
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    Found out the cheap chargers (like on ebay) don't work worth a crap. Even Verizons plate charger. Found out those cheapies and Verizons plate are one coil. So got Verizons Cradle (3 coil) and works like a charm.
     
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