Wireless charging

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I bought a universal wireless charger receiver for my moto E phone it won't work but it does work with other phones I tried. Any ideas?
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Shawn,

What other phones have you tried? Do you have a link of the wireless charger you are using?
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I tried a lg, samsung and huwaei phone
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Yeah, that dosn't tell me much. What about the models of the phone??? With the information you gave me I could say you tried charging a LG Optimus One, Samsung S275, and the Huwaei Y100, all of which would not support wireless charging ;) 
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What's the wireless charger that you got?
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What's the actual pod you use to put your phone on top of?
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I'm not quite sure because I have one ordered but my nephew has the same one so I tried on his and that was the one that worked with the other phones and not mine.
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You think it might have something to do with the pad and my phone?
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So your nephew has his own wireless pad, and he can charge his phone with it just fine? If so, try the phone you know that can properly charge on your wireless pad. See if it still works. 
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Yes but I didn't receive mine yet but is the same pade that he has.
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Very interesting adapter. I assume that your Moto E charges from a standard USB charger without issue? If it's the exact same pad used for all phones with the exact same charger adapter, I'm kind of stumped to be honest. Do you put it on the very same spot on the pad for all the phones you try as well?
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Yes same spot , it seems funny to me too.
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could it be the moto E just won't take a wireless charge?
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I don't see wireless charging as an option for the Moto E. In the link you provided for your wireless charger under the heading 'Compatible Model', I don't see the Moto E listed there either.

For: HTC Desire C, For HTC Desire V, For LG G2, For LG G3, For OnePlus One, For Samsung Galaxy Note 3, For Samsung Galaxy Note 4, For Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, For Samsung Galaxy Note II, For Samsung Galaxy S 4, For Samsung Galaxy S 5, For Samsung Galaxy S III

http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto...
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Tried one a few years ago on my Note 2. If the phone was placed on the pad 1000% correctly, it would charge over 16-20 hours. Otherwise, it would discharge.

Vendor was decent enought to refund. Too bad, because it would solve the all-too-frequent problem of the USB charging connector going bad and ruining an otherwise great phone.
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This was never the case with my Nokia wireless chargers and with a well-reviewed generic. It's a bit slower to charge, but it's nothing like your experience. The placement was never a hassle.
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Wireless chargers have come a long ways. I know in the past if you had your screen on they sometimes wouldn't have enough power to overcome the draw from the screen. But now I think they are supposed to be pretty good, Ive been thinking about grabbing one for my Note 5.

But as Rikkster commented, I don't think the Moto E had wireless charging capabilities.

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The chargers I have are some of the older models, but they're quality products. I even have a car Qi charger. It can keep up with screen on + navigation. That's quite a heavy load, so it doesn't actually charge the phone, but it keeps it from discharging further.

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