Inductive charging is less efficient than USB charging so maximum time on charger is key. While on my desk I like the phone to be charging. So for a few dollars and about 30 minutes using materials that I had lying around I converted the LG Qi Wireless Charging Pad WCP-700 into this desktop stand. With the viewing angle I find that the charger is more useful for the Verizon Droid DNA or other Qi compatible phone. To get started I went to Home Depot and bought the supplies pictured below. I had some Rustoleum matte black paint around so I used that for the finish. Here is a supplies list: - Step flashing (Or other bendable metal) - Adhesive velcro - Surface Grip anti stick pads - Rustoleum paint/primer or other paint (Optional: Rustoleum Rubber Spray Sealer) - Wireless Charging Pad WCP-700
Prep the Metal
The first step is to cut the metal to size. I used 3" wide with a 2" rise or 5"x3" rectangle. Then bend the metal using the vice or metal bending tool include the 1/4" flange at the bottom that will rest on the desk. Use gloves as the edges are sharp. Try and get the shape to the left. Test fit. After the bend - round the corners using a cutter and file and get rid of any rough edges anywhere. I really don't like the step flashing as a thicker metal would perform better but it is easy to work with and fine for this application prototype. Flashing is also 47 cents a piece and you only need one piece so if you make a mistake you can just grab another piece. In fact buy two or three while you are there.
After the metal is bent I filed the edges and then sanded it lightly. Then I primed it. After the primer dried I lightly and carefully painted two coats of the matte black paint. Less is more for this operation.
Once the metal stand dried I then used something that I had never used before - a sprayable rubber material like you see on TV to seal gutters - Rustoleum Leak Seal (This is $9 to buy). I protected the entire metal piece except for the small bent 1/4" surface that will make contact with my desk. I sprayed on two layers of the rubber material to prevent slipping. If you use this method let it dry for a long time 12 hours. Alternatively, you can use the anti slip material and that works just fine as well and is instant. Cut it to size and stick it to the bottom where the metal will make contact with the desk. The metal is now finished.
Prep the LG Qi Charger
On the back of the charger use the removable velcro (wall side). This will you to remove or adjust the stand location. Or in case you make a better unit or don't like the solution - the adhesive is not permanent and you can restore your LG charger to original state. Then cut a strip of the anti slip Surface Grip material and put it at the bottom of the front. This is key and prevents the phone from sliding down and off of the charger (The magnet alone is not strong enough to handle the slope and hold the phone in place). You can test different heights for the metal prior to metal prep to make sure you don't have a pitch that slides the phone off. And using the velcro you can actually adjust the stand front to back to change the pitch slightly. This is another advantage of the velcro over a permanent glue solution.
Putting it all together
After the paint and rubber material has dried stick the other half of the velcro to the velcro on the charging unit and THEN place the metal in place. Test it then remove the adhesive backing. Now put it together using the velcro. Voila you have made the LG Qi Wireless Charging Pad WCP-700 more useful with a slope that allows for operation when on your desk and you can keep the phone charging.
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