We have arrived at the slopes of the technological stage and we aren’t slowing down. From bluetooth headphones to life-changing smartphones, we sure are going somewhere. However, there are things that are really our of the box. One of which is wireless charging. There are smartphones today that have this feature but have you ever thought about it? Although wireless charging comes with the unit you are buying, you can actually add it to your smartphone. In this article, we would be teaching you a couple of ways on how you can add wireless charging to your device.
First and foremost, let’s discuss how this works. This type of advancement promotes a “cable-free” environment. Others thought that it was through bluetooth but that would be difficult. To simplify things for you, wireless charging is based on the principle of magnetic resonance or Inductive Power Transfer (IPT). It is the “process of transferring an electrical current” between two objects. It uses coils to induce an electromagnetic field. Moreover, there should be a receiver coil and a transmitter coil. The transmitter which is the source of electricity and the receiver which receives it – the one to charge.
Good news for everyone because you can actually add wireless charging to your smartphones even if it does not come with wireless charging. We gathered three (3) ways on how you can do this. Let’s closely look at them one by one.
Wireless charging phone cases
If you haven’t known, there are cellphone cases that carry a “wireless charging” feature in them. Since Android phones came out with built-in wireless charging, iPhone users were thrilled because there appeared wireless charging in smartphone cases. Case makers wanted the idea of protecting the smartphone from damage and charging it at the same time. With this, you can now say goodbye to power banks, wires, and cables that turn out to be messy over time.
There are a lot of cases that have wireless charging, just make sure you buy the ones that have a large capacity (mAh).
Stick-on adapters for wireless charging
In addition to the phone cases that have chargers, there are stick-on adapters, too! Although these sticker-like things are a more universal solution since it is available to almost all smartphones you can think of. The wireless charging cases often come in iPhones; although there also are Android phone cases, iPhone cases with chargers are saturated in the market. Accessory providers trimmed the fat off of the cases and simply wrapped an induction coil in a plastic protective case, stuck on some glue, and added a USB charging port. It’s a flexible and user-friendly solution that needs only a few basic model for almost any phone.
There are several advantages of this stick-ons to the phone cases. One is its flexibility, you don’t need to find a case that is tailor-fit for your smartphone. You just have to match the external pad for your the jock of your phone and you’re good to go. In addition to its flexibility, it costs a little less than the phone cases as well. Last but definitely not the least is its weight, it won’t weigh more because it’s a thin slice of plastic, but it carries more battery than you can ever think.
Manually add wireless charging INSIDE your phone
Well, if you do not like the idea of external wireless charging, then you always have the option to pimp up your own smartphone. If you’re brave enough to open your smartphone and add a little bit of things in it, then this one is probably the best option for you. You would need more than money for this though. Why? Because you need to know how to properly and effectively use a soldering iron and the ins and outs of the circuits of your phone.
So for this method, you will need a receiver coil from another phone, case, or adapter – just a charger won’t do. After that, you would have to manually stick the coil at the back of your phone. This method has been successfully done by technicians and enthusiasts. To give you an idea, watch the video below.
Even if you’re technologically experienced and capable, you are putting the risk of your own smartphone here. Before doing this, make sure that everything will fall into place first. Some smartphones today does not have enough space between the battery and it’s cover so this might burn and deteriorate the casing of your device. If you’re unsure about this, just use a standard external adapter instead because hey, it’s cheaper than a new phone.
Smartphones have changed over the years and it is still evolving until now. With the new phones being released months after months, it’s funny to think that 10 years ago, what we have now is unimaginable.
Who knew that wireless charging is now a thing? It can be beneficial since you don’t have to find a compatible cable or an outlet plug to recharge your device. What do you think about this?