How does inductive charging compare with traditional charging?

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I was thinking of getting an inductive charger for my new tablet, but I’ve never used one before. Does anyone know how they compare with a traditional plug-in charger when it comes to charging time? Does an inductive charger take about the same amount of time to charge a device?

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dvarian
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Some of the Qi chargers, especially early ones, are painfully slow to charge. Make sure you don’t get one that has only 500mA output, look for at least 1000mA. If you get one of the newer design Qi inductive chargers, it will still be a little slower than physically plugging it in to recharge, but not too bad.

jimlynch
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Wireless Charging: Pros and Cons
http://techexplainer.wordpress.com/tag/pros-and-cons-of-inductive-charging/

"We are living in a world of wireless technologies. When smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become an integral part of most of the people living in this world, have we got freedom completely from the hassles of cords and wires? Still the answer would be “no”. I’m sure; you all will be having a USB cable or charger in our bag to charge the mobile phones or laptops. With the advent of wireless charging- a technology, which is not commonly adopted, life of those people who like to work on the move is slowly revolutionizing for the better."

dthomas
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Inductive charging does take a little longer than a traditional wired charger, but not dramatically so. The predominant charging standard is Qi, and it’s the only one I’ve used, so perhaps a non-Qi charger would be different, for better or worse. Inductive chargers are at least theoretically more efficient that traditional chargers as well, so you are wasting power. I’d say the convenience factor of just setting your device down on an inductive charger to start charging makes it worth getting one. 

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