Thank you this.Like many, I've had zero success in getting my phone to charge with the Qi wireless charger included in my RAV4 Prime. No matter where I placed it, it would charge for approximately 20-30 seconds before it would stop and the orange indicator LED would start to blink.
I've read a couple of references about potentially fixing the issue by changing the charger's frequency, which supposedly could be accomplished by pressing and holding the charger's power switch. I decided to give that a go today, and I had no success. I tried holding the switch when powering up (it wouldn't actually power up at when doing that), and holding the switch when already powered up, which didn't appear to do anything (and didn't even shut the charger off for that matter). The phone just kept disconnecting when testing just as always.
In the process of trying a few other random things, I decided to press the power switch twice while it was powered up, and interestingly the green LED turned to orange. Hmmm... So I powered the charger back off, and then back on again. The LED was green as usual, and then plopped my phone on the pad. The LED turned orange, the charge indicator on the phone lit up, and shockingly enough, it continued to charge without disconnecting. I removed the phone and placed it back numerous times, and it always starts charging and continues to do so, even when the phone isn't precisely lined up dead center. I let it go for 10-15 minutes a couple of time, and it never disconnected.
I'm not positive that there wasn't a combination of other things that I tried that ultimately culminated in a functional charger for me, but I believe what did the trick was (intentionally verbose ):
At this point, you should be able to turn it on (green LED), put your phone on it, and hopefully it'll work for you as it now does for me. Note, that there may well be multiple settings and thus if this procedure doesn't work the first time, perhaps try it again.
- turn the vehicle on (or enable accessory mode)
- insure the phone is removed from the charging pad
- if the charging pad is on (green LED lit), turn it off via it's power switch
- turn it back on via it's power switch (green LED lit)
- press the charger's power switch twice consecutively (you should see the LED turn orange)
- power the pad off via it's power switch
What you are implying is that the "double click" of the power switch might be changing the charge current to the internal coil allowing for a stronger charge signal to the phone. In essence allowing for a potentially thicker case to be used. I will try this with a thicker case I already have experience with. It marginally works but the thinner case is more reliable as my charger sits currently.