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The Samsung Galaxy S6's round wireless charging pad paid the FCC a visit

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The Samsung Galaxy S6's round wireless charging pad paid the FCC a visit
Documentation detailing the Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge's wireless charger appeared on the FCC's website. The item has the model number EP-PG920I, which belongs in a list of related accessories that leaked on the Internet about two months ago. The inductive charging pad has a round form, and is to be produced in Vietnam. It has an input of 5V, with peak consumption reaching up to 2A - although not all of the current is transferred to the smartphone, of course. No technology is perfect, and neither is the Qi charging standard.

The charger was tested with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, so we don't get to see whether the upcoming flagship charges faster than normal. There isn't much else to be seen here, but it's good to know that the Samsung will make a bold attempt to bring wireless charging to the masses by including it in the Galaxy S6 by default. Previously, Samsung stuck to selling wireless charging covers for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.


source: FCC via GalaxyClub.nl (thanks for the tip!)

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posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:41 1

1. Biernot (unregistered)


"Innovation"

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:45 3

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Actually a 5V, 2A wireless charger is innovation.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:48 1

4. Biernot (unregistered)


not for me

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 07:00 3

5. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 60; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Wow! 5V and 2A!
Powerfull and economic!

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:57 1

7. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


so is it actually as good as wired charger?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:13 3

10. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


As good as a very good wired charger. iPhones and most phones still ship with a 1A charger/

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 17:05

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Depends which wired charger
This one is 5V and 2A, which is 10W

So for comparison
10W (5V*2A) = This one

5W (5V*1A) = iPhone charger
10W (5V*2A) = iPad charger

6W (5V*1.2A) = Nexus 5 charger (average for an Android without Quick charge)

10W (5V*2A) = Quick Charge 1.0
15W (5V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think mainly for phones)
27W (9V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think tablets only)
36W (12V*3A) = Quick Charge 2.0 (I think tablets only)

I wouldn't call it innovation since 10W Qi chargers aren't new
But its not bad at all, its as fast as iPad & Quick Charge 1.0 chargers
Only Quick Charge 2.0 is faster

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 08:19

15. Dmitry (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Higher voltage/amperage of wireless charger will contact heat issues for battery and semiconductors.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 13:10

16. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yep, the same happens with wired chargers
That's why phones and tablets use different chargers

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 13:35

17. aslucher (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


You're forgetting not all the power transfers to the device, some is lost. The Qi Standard isn't perfect. They even mentioned it in the article.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 15:02

18. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Same with wired charging
There is always energy lost as heat

But you are right in that there is more energy is lost in wireless charging, since wireless charging does create more heat than wired charging

So yea, your right, a 10W wireless charger would charge slower than a 10W wired, my bad on that part

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 07:38

14. Z3R091 (Posts: 87; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


Been thinking people will be hogging to charging pad rather freedom with wired charger.
Not all people can leave their phone while charge, unless they sleep.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 13:37 1

12. Dmitry (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


QI wireless pad inputs are DC 5V/ 500-2100mA. I have one Koolpad brand, it not innovation. S6 will combine different wireless standards. There is innovation.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:46

3. verybeo (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


oh yeah, made in vietnam

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:12

6. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


It's great for us, right?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:25

8. cncrim (Posts: 823; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Us carrier more likely will make us buy it instead nice enough and just come out of the box.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:47

9. bucky (Posts: 2563; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm pretty sure this would drive up the price of the actually phone. Then people would complain about the price.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 12:24

11. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i doubt i'll be getting one

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