Wireless Chargers and Power Banks - Automatic?

Wireless Chargers and Power Banks - Automatic?

Several companies suggest using a power bank in conjunction with the wireless chargers to get more power output. I've tried one, and while it works, the problem is that it doesn't turn on automatically. If I plug my phone directly to the charger it senses the connection and begins charging. When connected to the wireless model 3 charger however, it doesn't turn on until I click the power button on the battery pack. It's almost as if the draw from the charging pad isn't enough to trigger the on state?

I'm curious if anyone has a setup with a battery that they can just "drop and charge"? If so what charger and batter combo is it? Thanks!

rdavis | July 9, 2019

My wireless doesn’t use a power pack, but it charges as soon as I put my iPhone on it.

If you have a power pack (battery) and you have it turned off... what makes you think your phone would start charging without turning on the battery?

alisse | July 9, 2019

@rdavis For the same reason it turns on when I plug my phone into it directly. It detects a draw and automatically starts charging. Since the batteries are recommended by the companies that make the chargers, I was assuming that this would also be the case. It's not for me and wondering if it's down the battery selection.

alisse | July 10, 2019

Solved my own problem. I think maybe getting one with "pass through charging" is the key. The first one I got required it to be turned on when connected to the wireless charger. The new one begins charging as soon as I place the phone on the pad.


M3phan | July 10, 2019

Yes, I have one with pass through charging. Always on and ready.

EAPme | July 10, 2019

After some trial and error with a few different powerbanks in our household, this one did the trick.

Have been using it for several months without issue with our two M3's equipped with a Gen1 Taptes charger.

As mentioned, pass through charging is important, as well as the ability to detect that a device that needs to be charged w/o having to fiddle with the power button (which invariably will be at the very bottom of the center console).

morristaylor483 | March 25, 2020

I bought one Qi Solar wireless charger from here.
20000mAh with five panels,
I don't need to worry "it doesn't turn on automatically".