Reddit: Pixel 3 only wireless charges at 10w with Pixel Stand

A reddit user has claimed the Pixel 3 does not wirelessly charge at 10w unless it is on Google’s own Pixel Stand. In the thread the Pixel is being charged with a Anker PowerWave charging stand. Yet, the Pixel states fast charging an app Ampere states only getting power at 200mA.

Anker issued the statement back to the user when emailed:

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Also, what we learned is that Google’s official wireless charger can provide 10W for the newly-released Pixel 3 and Pixel XL 3, however, according to our quality engineer, Pixel sets a limitation for a third-party charging accessories and we are afraid that even our fast wireless charger can only provide 5W for these 2x devices. Our quality team is to purchase this new models to have a try, once we get a test answer, we will keep the product page updated.

Is there a lapse in quality from Anker that Google is afraid of? Is the Anker stand not Qualcomm Quick Charge approved? We will wait for Google’s reply.

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